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Playing with Planets

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Playing with Planets
English | Astrophysics, Astronomy | 31. March 2009 | ISBN-10: 9812793070 | 143 pages | pdf | 3 mb
If you think the future is a mystery, think again. With a solid foothold in realism, an extraordinary insight into scientific and technological developments, and a dry sense of humor, Nobel laureate Professor Gerard T Hooft confidently dissects fact from fiction and shows us what our future might really hold.

Playing with Planets
Professor T Hooft takes the reader firmly by the hand and, within the boundaries of solid physics and proven laws of nature, takes us on a ride into the world of the future, which holds remarkable suprises for us all. 'Do you dream of intergalaxy space travel, time warps, and mini-mes?' – T Hooft asks. 'Then please, get yourself some more science fiction books, for fiction it is. But for those who are interested in the real world, let me tell you what we CAN expect for the future.' We meet robots with a sense of irony, ride elevators into space, and build floating cities; let us just say that "Playing with Planets", which is translated from the original Dutch edition by Professor T Hooft's daughter Saskia, supports the old adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
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Playing with Planets

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Playing with Planets
English | Astrophysics, Astronomy | 31. March 2009 | ISBN-10: 9812793070 | 143 pages | pdf | 3 mb
If you think the future is a mystery, think again. With a solid foothold in realism, an extraordinary insight into scientific and technological developments, and a dry sense of humor, Nobel laureate Professor Gerard T Hooft confidently dissects fact from fiction and shows us what our future might really hold.

Playing with Planets
Professor T Hooft takes the reader firmly by the hand and, within the boundaries of solid physics and proven laws of nature, takes us on a ride into the world of the future, which holds remarkable suprises for us all. 'Do you dream of intergalaxy space travel, time warps, and mini-mes?' – T Hooft asks. 'Then please, get yourself some more science fiction books, for fiction it is. But for those who are interested in the real world, let me tell you what we CAN expect for the future.' We meet robots with a sense of irony, ride elevators into space, and build floating cities; let us just say that "Playing with Planets", which is translated from the original Dutch edition by Professor T Hooft's daughter Saskia, supports the old adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
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Appleseed (2007-2009)

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Appleseed (2007-2009)
English | CBR | Comic Collection | All in One | 553 MB
World War III is over, and nomad soldier Duenan Knute and her cyborg partner Briareos struggle to survive in the abandoned cities and demilitarized zones of the post-war wasteland, the "Badside." Matters appear on the upswing, however, when they are found and brought to Olympus, an urban utopia and centerpiece for the reconstruction of civilization. Duenan and Bri join the Olympus police, a force that seems hardly necessary in such a paradise. But, like in most pretty pictures, perfection is an illusion, and Olympus's peaceful facade hides a dark secret, a violent struggle between human and cyborg that could once again plunge the world into war… and genocide.

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The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250 by Colin Morris

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The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250 by Colin Morris
English | Aug 22, 1991 | ISBN: 0198269250, 0198269072 | 696 Pages | PDF | 43,8 MB

The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250 by Colin Morris
In this book Morris examines the building of Christian society between 1050 and 1250. The two centuries covered were among the most creative in the history of the Church and saw the emergence of much that is considered characteristic of European culture and religion: universities, commmerical cities, hospitals, the crusades, the inquisition, papal government, canon law, and marriage in its "western" form.

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World Cities in a World-System

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World Cities in a World-System By Paul L. Knox, Peter J. Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1995-08-25 | 347 Pages | ISBN: 0521481651 | PDF | 15 MB

World Cities in a World-System
The dominating influence of a relatively small number of cities has characterized the shift to a more global economy during the 1970s and 1980s. Eighteen original essays accordingly examine the nature, demands and relationships of world cities such as New York, Tokyo and London.
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World Cities in a World-System

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World Cities in a World-System By Paul L. Knox, Peter J. Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1995-08-25 | 347 Pages | ISBN: 0521481651 | PDF | 15 MB

World Cities in a World-System
The dominating influence of a relatively small number of cities has characterized the shift to a more global economy during the 1970s and 1980s. Eighteen original essays accordingly examine the nature, demands and relationships of world cities such as New York, Tokyo and London.
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Business Improvement Districts and the Shape of American Cities

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Jerry Mitchell, "Business Improvement Districts and the Shape of American Cities"
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0791473090 | PDF | pages: 162 | 1,5 mb

Business Improvement Districts and the Shape of American Cities
Examines the impact of business improvement districts on the quality of contemporary civic life.
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Making Ancient Cities: Space and Place in Early Urban Societies

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Making Ancient Cities: Space and Place in Early Urban Societies by Andrew T. Creekmore III and Kevin D. Fisher
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1107046521 | 437 pages | PDF | 22 MB

Making Ancient Cities: Space and Place in Early Urban Societies
This volume investigates how the structure and use of space developed and changed in cities, and examines the role of different societal groups in shaping urbanism. Culturally and chronologically diverse case studies provide a basis to examine recent theoretical and methodological shifts in the archaeology of ancient cities. The book's primary goal is to examine how ancient cities were made by the people who lived in them. The authors argue that there is a mutually constituting relationship between urban form and the actions and interactions of a plurality of individuals, groups, and institutions, each with their own motivations and identities. Space is therefore socially produced as these agents operate in multiple spheres.
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Streetcars of America

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Streetcars of America by Brian Solomon, John Gruber
2014 | ISBN: 0747813256 | English | 64 pages | EPUB | 22 MB

Streetcars of America
The handsome multi-colored streetcar is a nostalgic icon of the some of the most romantic and heritage-rich locales in America, including San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago, immortalized on stage and screen in classics including Meet Me In St. Louis and A Streetcar Named Desire. Streetcars of America chronicles these vehicles from the earliest animal-drawn carriages to the height of their popularity in the 1920s, when there were more than 1,200 street railways, to the turning of the tide in the mid-twentieth century when congestion and attacks from the automobile industry eventually removed streetcars from most urban landscapes. It also looks at the recent efforts to revive vintage streetcars as hip and environmentally-friendly daily commuter service, as well as tourist attractions, in more than thirty cities including Memphis and Washington, D.C.
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