Electric Shock From the Gramophone to the iPhone – 125 Years of Pop Music

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Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone – 125 Years of Pop Music by Peter Doggett
World History (Eyewitness Companions) by Philip Parker
Gun Control in the United States: a Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition
Scientific and Technical Terms in Bioengineering and Biological Engineering (Innovations in Agricultural & Biological Engineering) by Megh R. Goyal
S. M. H. Collin, P. H. Collin, M.H. Collin., “Dictionary of Information Technology”

Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone – 125 Years of Pop Music by Peter Doggett

English | August 27th, 2015 | ASIN: B00WQDVV8O, ISBN: 184792218X, 0099575191 | 787 pages | EPUB | 4.52 MB

Ambitious and groundbreaking, Electric Shock tells the story of popular music, from the birth of recording in the 1890s to the digital age, from the first pop superstars of the twentieth century to the omnipresence of music in our lives, in hit singles, ringtones and on Spotify.
Over that time, popular music has transformed the world in which we live. Its rhythms have influenced how we walk down the street, how we face ourselves in the mirror, and how we handle the outside world in our daily conversations and encounters. It has influenced our morals and social mores; it has transformed our attitudes towards race and gender, religion and politics.
From the beginning of recording, when a musical performance could be preserved for the first time, to the digital age, when all of recorded music is only a mouse-click away; from the straitlaced ballads of the Victorian era and the ‘coon songs’ that shocked America in the early twentieth century to gangsta rap, death metal and the multiple strands of modern dance music: Peter Doggett takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the history of music. Within a narrative full of anecdotes and characters, Electric Shock mixes musical critique with wider social and cultural history and shows how revolutionary changes in technology have turned popular music into the lifeblood of the modern world.

World History (Eyewitness Companions) by Philip Parker

English | Feb 1, 2010 | ISBN: 1405341246 | 514 Pages | PDF | 87 MB

This title offers more than 10,000 years of history in the palm of your hand. From the early beginnings of human civilization in prehistoric times, to the first manned space flight and beyond, discover all about the things that have influenced our past and shaped our world today. You’ll meet great rulers and politicians, philosophers and revolutionaries who have changed world history. Travel to mighty civilisations to explore the progress of humanity. Follow earth-shattering wars and revolutions, major achievements in the fields of science and technology and milestones in the arts. Plus, take a look at the common threads running through the world’s diverse and geographically distant cultures, as well as their many differences.

Gun Control in the United States: a Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1440835667 | 422 Pages | PDF | 2.26 MB

Most public debate and discussion about guns in U.S. society is rarely guided by research–not surprising, as most individuals have a personal opinion on this highly inflammatory topic based on their upbringing or personal experiences. Additionally, most research about gun use in America is confusing and contradictory, making it difficult for citizens to gain much from their attempts to investigate the topic objectively. This book offers concise, understandable coverage of all aspects of the issue, including incidence of gun violence; gun control; gun rights; government regulation, legislation, and court decisions; gun organizations (for gun control and for gun rights); gun enthusiast subcultures–for example, hunters, target shooters, and collectors; and U.S. attitudes toward guns. Many of the covered topics are placed in historical and cross-cultural perspective.
The new edition of Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook enables the reader to navigate and interpret the research to become sufficiently educated on any specific aspect of the gun issue to make an informed decision–for example, whether to support stricter or more lenient gun control; whether to become a gun owner; whether to support a particular political party or candidate; or whether to develop or to refine a particular philosophy regarding guns. Other aspects of the contemporary gun debate that are addressed include whether the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right will withstand future challenges, whether the strong gun regulations used in Europe would be effective and applicable in reducing gun violence in the United States, and whether the diversity explosion created by the high rate of immigration from countries where guns are strictly controlled will soon change the politics of the U.S. gun control debate.

Scientific and Technical Terms in Bioengineering and Biological Engineering (Innovations in Agricultural & Biological Engineering) by Megh R. Goyal

2018 | ISBN: 1771886595 | English | 662 pages | PDF | 106 MB

This immensely valuable book provides a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and up-to-date glossary of technical and scientific terms used in the fields of bioengineering and biotechnology, including terms used in agricultural sciences. The volume also includes terms for plants, animals, and humans, making it a unique, complete, and easily accessible reference.
Scientific and Technical Terms in Bioengineering and Biological Engineering opens with an introduction to bioengineering and biotechnology and presents an informative timeline covering the important developments and events in the fields, dating from 7000 AD to the present, and it even makes predictions for developments up the year 2050.
From ab initio gene prediction to zymogen and from agrobacterium to zoonosis, this volume provides concise definitions for over 5400 specialized terms peculiar to the fields of bioengineering and biotechnology, including agricultural sciences.
The use of consistent terminology is critical in presenting clear and meaningful information, and this helpful reference manual will be essential for graduate and undergraduate students of biomedical engineering, biotechnology, nanotechnology, nursing, and medicine and health sciences as well as for professionals who work with medicine and health sciences.

S. M. H. Collin, P. H. Collin, M.H. Collin., “Dictionary of Information Technology”

2002 | pages: 602 | ISBN: 1901659550 | PDF | 2,9 mb

Provides definitions for general computer terms and for terms in such subject areas as database design and programming, networks, desktop publishing, multimedia, video, graphic design, and telecommunications.