(2012/ROUNDER) 12 tracks - digipac.
Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It´s an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth. In I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems. We learn the invisible and wondrous science behind the corals that construct mighty reefs and the squid that create their own light shows. We see how bacteria can alter our response to cancer-fighting drugs, tune our immune system, influence our evolution and even modify our genetic make-up. And we meet the scientists who are manipulating these microscopic partners to our advantage. In a million tiny ways, I Contain Multitudes will radically change how you think about the natural world - and how you see yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Anson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002518/bk_rhuk_002518_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin - a ´´microbe´s-eye view´´ of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on Earth. Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light - less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are. The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people. Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us - the microbiome - build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Anson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005412/bk_harp_005412_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sequel to Solitude, the ABR Listeners Choice: Best Sci-Fi of 2018 Following the incredible events of Solitude, Vaughn and Angela must probe the depths of space and time to unravel and perhaps even reverse the enigma of humanity´s disappearance. But first, they must get past themselves. If you enjoyed Solitude, you´ll love the action and plot twists in this apocalyptic epic. Vaughn had visions of plying the seven seas with Angela at his side. Then she and fate crapped all over his plans. Bent on discovering the truth about what happened to humanity and the rest of the world´s life, Angela drags a less-than-willing Vaughn across the Mediterranean and into central Europe. However, even the overhead presence of a line of levitating steel structures and ships couldn´t prepare them for what lied ahead. The size and scale of what they find in Geneva rocks them to their cores. Angela and Vaughn fall into the center of a world-consuming machine. While struggling to survive, they wander through a looping chain of utterly alien lands. When they finally deduce the true nature of their situation, Angela discovers a potential way out, not just for her and Vaughn but all of Earth´s life. Angela can bring back the whole of the human race! But only if she and Vaughn can survive the journey home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R.C. Bray, Julia Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148139/bk_acx0_148139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Soviet journalist and politician Vagif Guseynov has met a multitude of influential historical and political figures, and tells the story of these encounters here, looking back on time spent with Henry Kissinger, Che Guevara, Pop John Paul II, Yuri Gagarin and more.
Botanical writer James Thornberry´s life is irrevocably changed when he meets up-and-coming artist Katherine Gaunt. Falling madly in love with her, he begins to collect her paintings secretly and obsessively, until his relationship with them and with her merge into delusion, and the paintings take on a life of their own.... Hugh Cornwell was the lead singer/guitarist and main songwriter for The Stranglers, one of the UK´s best-selling rock groups of the late ´70s and ´80s. Having left the band in 1990 he is now a successful solo artist in his own right, having released several albums. He has also published three acclaimed nonfiction books, the last of which was his autobiography, A Multitude of Sins. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Coonan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011688/bk_adbl_011688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author Ishan Rami returns with his latest work - Your World Is Not What You Think It Is/ Inside this program, you´ll discover the technology behind making significant personal changes in every facet of your life. This program is a manual designed to give you an in-depth understanding of how to access your own free will. As we all know, life doesn´t always go the way you wanted to. The question for most people is, ´´What do you want?´´ The true answer for most people lies hidden deep within their subconscious yet its existence motivates every facet of our lives. Many of us seem to be living an ingenious illusion of ´´preprogrammed or predetermined lives´´ and come to the belief that there is little room for the exercise of free will. Rami applies his special blend drawn from the elements of psychology, personal coaching, and NLP as well as a multitude of spiritual disciplines to lift this hidden veil of illusion and introduce an effective program for creating amazing personal changes like no other! Using the program inside, you´ll learn to boost performance in all aspects of your life and maximize your function in any endeavor you choose: Your job Your relationships Your finances Your passions Your goals Your health Your religious pursuits And much more.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Chen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057229/bk_acx0_057229_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´re looking to listen to one of the best books about football, featuring a modern-day sports hero, this unauthorized biography of Russell Wilson will score a touchdown. Russell Wilson, the well-known quarterback for the NFL´s Seattle Seahawks, led his team to the Super Bowl Championship in 2013, winning over the Denver Broncos. His stunning college football performances at the University of Wisconsin brought him to the attention of professional football scouts. His all-around athletic ability allowed him to play minor-league baseball as well. Wilson´s early life is as interesting as his athletic career. Born in Ohio, he grew up in Virginia, the middle child to a lawyer and a legal nurse consultant. In this fast-paced book, you will learn how his father had a big impact on his success. However, the influence of his family goes deeper than that. Russell Wilson comes from a long line of fine athletes who instilled in him a spirit of competition and excellence. Wilson´s ancestry is as rich in drama as his baseball and football life. Nothing about Russell Wilson is ordinary. This wonderful Russell Wilson book digs deep into every aspect of this remarkable man´s life and career so far, including his high school years, his college experiences and awards, and his rise to stardom in the NFL. Among his multitude of records, he was the only quarterback in NFL history to throw three-plus touchdown passes without a single interception in five consecutive games. In 2016, after having won the coldest game in NFL history, negative six degrees with a wind-chill factor of -25 degrees, he was named the Pro Bowl´s Offensive Most Valuable Player. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Guiaya. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086652/bk_acx0_086652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.