The Box: How The Shipping Container

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

Marc Levinson, "The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger"
English | 2008-01-07 | ISBN: 0691136408 | 400 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 2.75 mb + 993.92 kb
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
Princeton University Press | 2006-03-20 | ISBN: 0691123241 | 400 pages | PDF | 2 MB

In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about.

The Dark Tower - The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull (2011)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Nov. 15, 2016
The Dark Tower - The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull (2011)

The Dark Tower - The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull (2011)
English | CBR | 132 pages | 239.65 MB

Collects Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - The Battle of Tull #1-5.
In a saloon in the town of Tull, the last gunslinger is approached by a bizarre figure that has a message for him. The essage is terrifying. What's worse, it is delivered by a dead man named Nort whose corpse was animated to serve this very purpose. And that is only the beginning of the horrors awaiting the gunslinger in this strange place deep within Mid-World. We continue Roland Deschain's quest for the Man in Black that has become his obsession.
BBC Timeshift - Bridging the Gap: How the Severn Bridge Was Built (2016)

BBC Timeshift - Bridging the Gap: How the Severn Bridge Was Built (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3648 Kbps | 58mn 30s | 1.56 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

2016 sees the fiftieth anniversary of the Severn Bridge, which completed the motorway link between England and Wales. Timeshift tells the inside story of the design and construction of 'the most perfect suspension bridge in the world', and how its unique slim-line structure arose by accident.

SVT - The Face of the Enemy: Vietnam War (2009)  

Posted by notbanned at May 4, 2015
SVT - The Face of the Enemy: Vietnam War (2009)

SVT - The Face of the Enemy: Vietnam War (2009)
DVDRip | 720x416 | .AVI/DivX @ 2282 Kbps | 1h 15mn | Audio: Vietnamese AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.32 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Over four million Vietnamese died in what one side calls the American War and the other side calls the Vietnam War. A war so brutal, that it has been described as their 'own' Third World War by the Vietnamese. In this rare instance, it is those who lost the war that have almost exclusively written its history. Whilst countless stories have been told from the American point of view, most often reducing the Vietnamese to faceless shadows very little has been heard from the other side. The official Vietnamese line meanwhile continues to issue purely one dimensional propaganda. The Face of the Enemy is a unique documentary, in that it tells the story of the Vietnamese that fought in "The American" war, in their own words. In the film the veterans have the chance, often for the first time, to recall the experiences that transformed and changed their lives. A film that has inspired the filmmakers is Peter Davis' "Hearts and Minds" from 1975. A documentary, whose truth and relevance has been merely re-strengthened with the passage of time. The title of that film refers to a speech given by Lyndon B. Johnson in which he proclaimed the escalation of the American involvement in the Vietnam War. English subtitles hard coded to the film
Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World by Joseph Gerson

Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World by Joseph Gerson
English | May 20, 2007 | ISBN: 0745324959, 0745324940 | 368 Pages | PDF | 1.4 MB
Attracting the Best: How the Military Competes for Information Technology Personnel

Attracting the Best: How the Military Competes for Information Technology Personnel by James Hosek
RAND Corporation | April 28, 2004 | English | ISBN: 0833035509 | 148 pages | PDF | 1 MB

This report focuses on the factors affecting the supply of information technology personnel to the active duty enlisted force, and the findings point to the conclusion that the IT training opportunities offered by the millitary can help secure the supply of IT personnel over the long haul.
Biography of the Dollar: How the Mighty Buck Conquered the World and Why It's Under Siege [Repost]

Craig Karmin - Biography of the Dollar: How the Mighty Buck Conquered the World and Why It's Under Siege
Published: 2009-04-07 | ISBN: 0307339874, 0307339866 | PDF | 272 pages | 3 MB

From the Earth To The Moon (1998)  

Posted by angus77 at March 12, 2014
From the Earth To The Moon (1998)

From the Earth To The Moon (1998)
5 DVD9 | NTSC | English, Spanish, French | MPEG2 720x480 59.94 fps 5816 kbps | EN: DTS 5.1 48.0 kHz 448 kbps | EN, SP & FR: AC3 48.0 kHz Stereo 192 kbps | 12 Hours | 32.39 GB
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French | Genre: Series, Action, Drama, History | Country: USA

Originally broadcast in April and May of 1998, hosted by executive producer Tom Hanks, the miniseries tackles the daunting challenge of chronicling the entire history of NASA's Apollo space program from 1961 to 1972. For the most part, it's a rousing success. Some passages are flatly chronological, awkwardly wedging an abundance of factual detail into a routine dramatic structure. But each episode is devoted to a crucial aspect of the Apollo program. The cumulative effect is a deep and thorough appreciation of NASA's monumental achievement. With the help of a superlative cast, consistent writing, and a stable of talented directors, Hanks has shared his infectious enthusiasm for space exploration and the inspiring power of conquering the final frontier.
Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

Brian Lavery, "Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World"
ISBN: 1844861325 | 2012 | PDF (scanned) | 360 pages | 68 MB