Vince Ebert übertrifft sich mit seinem neuen Programm EVOLUTION selbst. Es ist urkomisch und wir erfahren viel Kurioses über das Geheimnis des Lebens. Vor rund 3,5 Milliarden Jahren entstand das erste Leben in einem ölig-schleimigen Tümpel, quasi die Vorform eines Versicherungsvertreters. Seitdem hat sich Einiges getan. Wir haben das Rad, die Metallverarbeitung und den Bausparvertrag entwickelt. Und ohne die Erfindung der Glühbirne müssten wir heute noch bei Kerzenlicht fernsehen. Aber von wegen der Mensch ist die Krone der Schöpfung: Kiefernhäher können sich bis zu 10.000 Verstecke merken. Viele Männer noch nicht mal ihren eigenen Hochzeitstag. Warum rennen wir in Designerläden und kaufen kleine Aludöschen mit Kaffeepulver für 3,50 Euro? Oder heiraten? Immerhin scheitern bis zu 50 Prozent aller Ehen. Das ist beim Russisch Roulette eine Quote, da drücken nur Lebensmüde ab. Vince Ebert kann es nicht lassen: Er hat Physik studiert und genauso sieht er die Welt. Er gibt naturwissenschaftlich fundierte Antworten und zeigt uns, warum die Natur Sex erfunden hat, wieso Darmbakterien cool sind - und Pandabären Idioten. EVOLUTION geht den wirklich großen Fragen auf den Grund. Hat der Urknall wirklich geknallt? Können wir jemals unsterblich werden? Und ist der Musikantenstadl mit der Evolutionstheorie vereinbar? Live-Mitschnitt aus dem Berliner Kabarett-Theater ´´Die Wühlmäuse´´. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Vince Ebert. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/beli/000056/bk_beli_000056_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
The 1783 Treaty of Paris, which officially recognized the United States as a sovereign republic, also doubled the territorial girth of the original 13 colonies. The fledgling nation now stretched from the coast of Maine to the Mississippi River and up to the Great Lakes. With this dramatic expansion, argues author Bethel Saler, the United States simultaneously became a postcolonial republic and gained a domestic empire. The competing demands of governing an empire and a republic inevitably collided in the early American West. The Settlers´ Empire traces the first federal endeavor to build states wholesale out of the Northwest Territory, a process that relied on overlapping colonial rule over Euro-American settlers and the multiple Indian nations in the territory. In the Northwest Territory, diverse populations of newcomers and natives struggled over the region´s geographical and cultural definition in areas such as religion, marriage, family, gender roles, and economy. The success or failure of state formation in the territory thus ultimately depended on what took place not only in the halls of government but also on the ground and in the everyday lives of the region´s Indians, Francophone creoles, Euro- and African Americans, and European immigrants. Winner of the 2015 W. Turrentine-Jackson Award from the Western History Association. The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert V Gallant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083365/bk_acx0_083365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story is set in West Cork, Ireland, in the present day. Two girls, Maeve and Aelish, are at a pivotal point in their lives, leaving their childhood behind and embarking on their future, as they look forward to university. They find a discarded lottery ticket that turns out to be worth five million euro. The signed name on the ticket is easy to read, but finding the woman with the very common name of Sheila Murphy proves to be more difficult than they expect. In their quest to find the owner of the ticket, they encounter a number of Sheila Murphys, learning valuable lessons from each of the women along the way. As the story unfolds, the lives of the inhabitants of West Cork are revealed to be intertwined and connected in ways they had not realised. Maeve and Aelish lead us gaily on a path of friendship, love, loss, learning, and ultimately, optimism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aisling Drummond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116194/bk_acx0_116194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Experts weigh in on a pivotal engagement in the War of 1812 Few naval battles in American history have left a more enduring impression on America´s national consciousness than the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813. Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry´s battle flag emblazoned with the message ´´Don t Give Up the Ship´´, now enshrined at the U.S. Naval Academy, has become a naval maxim. His succinct after-action report, ´´We have met the enemy and they are ours´´, constitutes one of the more memorable battle summaries in American history. This splendid collection celebrates the bicentennial of the American victory with a review of the battle and its consequences. The volume is divided into three sections. The first deals with military operations in the upper Great Lakes, 1812-14, and provides an overview of the war of 1812, in the Old Northwest and western Upper Canada. The second, ´´Consequences´´, assesses the long-term impact of this campaign upon the Native Americans and Euro-Americans who lived in the region and three individuals whose lives were changed by the American recovery of the upper lakes in 1813. The final section, ´´Memory´´, examines two ways the United States keeps the legacy of its first squadron-to-squadron victory alive by maintaining the fragile battle flag that flew on Perry´s flagships and by sailing the replica of US Brig Niagara on the Great Lakes and the East Coast. Collectively these essays allow the general listener, the military history enthusiast, and the professional historian to take a fresh look at this significant naval engagement and its impact on subsequent historical events. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen W. Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020503/bk_acx0_020503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jude lives in a henhouse with no roof, in the bankrupt Republic of Squanderland. Purchased for ten million euro at the height of the credit bubble, his henhouse has been rated the asset in Europe most likely to default. To solve this small but symbolic problem and restore confidence in the markets, Europe´s leaders need a plan. Sadly, putting a roof on Jude´s henhouse quickly escalates out of control. Soon they are committed to building a roof over the entire country, half a mile above the startled voters... But what happens when a structure that´s too big to fail finally fails? To the horror of Europe´s bankers and politicians, Jude comes up with a dramatic (and rather romantic) solution to the Eurozone crisis... Starring Rory Keenan as Jude, with Dermot Crowley, James Lailey, Adjoa Andoh, Clare Corbett and Stephanie Flanders. Written by Julian Gough. Director Di Speirs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adjoa Andoh, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006321/bk_bbcw_006321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A million listeners bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? What would happen if we cancelled everyone´s debt? How do you create a job? Will the BRIC countries take over the world? Asking - among many other things - what the future holds for the Euro, why the banks are still paying record bonuses, and where government borrowing will take us, in The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, Tim Harford returns with his trademark clarity and wit to explain what´s really going on - and what it means for us all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cameron Stewart, Gavin Osborn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000712/bk_twuk_000712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Nobel Prize-winning economist Jean Tirole, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society. When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a ´´dismal science,´´ is a positive force for the common good. Economists are rewarded for writing technical papers in scholarly journals, not joining in public debates. But Tirole says we urgently need economists to engage with the many challenges facing society, helping to identify our key objectives and the tools needed to meet them. To show how economics can help us realize the common good, Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, the post-2008 global financial order, the euro crisis, the digital revolution, innovation, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation. Providing a rich account of how economics can benefit everyone, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032968/bk_adbl_032968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The axis alliance between Britain, France, and Germany in the Euro Zone has been broken, and The East Asian Republic is also changed by the events that transpired at the World Council meeting in London, with the death of its Great Leader, the cyborg Long Wei. His successor, General Chi, also a cyborg, is allied to witches of Priddy, Somerset but they are confronted on the astral plane by Psychic Warriors and the Stewart family who are natural telepaths. The stakes are high: nothing less than world domination. About the Author:Roger Trow lives in Dubai, UAE, but has travelled widely and worked overseas for over 40 years. He is general partner in a brokerage firm in Dubai and co-founder with his wife of an award-winning charity called Helpinghandsuae. Roger is also senior pastor and overseer of a group of churches headquartered in the Philippines. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph M. Brugh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151161/bk_acx0_151161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For years, Celina Storton had been in love with Robin, the Earl of Torrington, but he spent his time in Paris, pursuing beautiful women and the more the merrier. Then his mother´s illness forced him to return to England, where she demanded that he marry quickly, as she had not long to live. She had chosen his bride for him - Celina. He was horrified by this threat to his liberty, but since Celina was an old friend and as he loved his mother, he agreed. Only when the wedding was over, did his mother reveal that she was not as ill as she had seemed. Furious at the way he had been tricked into marriage, Robin turned on his wife, certain that she must have been party to the deception. But Celina was innocent and became angry at his accusations. She was ready to walk out on him, but then she discovered that his tenants had been ill-treated during his long absences in Paris. She set out to improve their lives, and became so determined to achieve this end that she almost forgot her husband. Robin was not used to women who stood up to him or ignored him. But his wife did both and he found himself intrigued. But neither of them had reckoned with a man who sought revenge on Robin for putting him in prison, and who had finally tracked him down. What happened when he broke into their home and tried to kill Celina, is all told in this exciting, romantic novel by Barbara Cartland. Barbara Cartland was the world´s most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, six autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called ´´Jigsaw´´. It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Euro 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Wren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001600/bk_lind_001600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.