Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:25
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 48 mins | 215.35MB
In today's digitally driven world, disaster is only a click away. A rogue tweet can bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage.
Shame Nation is the first book to both explore the fascinating phenomenon of online shaming and offer practical guidance and inspiring advice on how to prevent and protect against cyber blunders and faceless bullies. Author and acclaimed Internet safety expert Sue Scheff unveils all sides of an issue that is only becoming more relevant day by day while drawing from the expertise of other top professionals spanning fields including law, psychology, and reputation management.
From damning screenshots to revenge porn, Shame Nation shines a light on the rising trend of online shame culture and empowers listeners to take charge of their digital lives.
Silva UltraMind's Intuitive Guidance System for Business [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:22
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 31 mins | 345.33MB
The secret to business success is intuition. It's not just a matter of following your hunches. It's about following the right hunches. Being able to sense people's inner thoughts and needs helps you say and do the things needed to quickly reach your goals and achieve success.
Many people know this, but many also believe that a good sense of intuition is something that you're just born with - not something that you can develop and train.
Jose Silva, developer of the world-famous Silva Mind Control Method, had proved them wrong. Now, with Mr. Silva's state-of-the-art UltraMind Intuitive Guidance System for Business, you can learn how to use your intuition regularly and reliably.
You will learn how to:
- Program yourself to do the right thing at the right time in order to take advantage of opportunities and increase income
- Sense what other people's real wants and needs are so that you can say the right thing at the right time when negotiating, managing subordinates, or reporting to superiors and shareholders
- Learn mental techniques to establish immediate rapport with co-workers, customers, clients, and suppliers
- Program your work environment for success
- Trust your judgment and your decisions and end doubt and second-guessing
The Science of Why: Answers to Questions About the World Around Us [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:20
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 4 hrs 53 mins | 135.92MB
Ever wonder why onions make you cry? Or why lizards do pushups? Or why leaves change color in the fall?
Don't worry, you're not alone. Acclaimed science writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram wonders the same things. After a long career of asking important questions (does time speed up as we age? How much Neanderthal is in me? Why do some animals throw their feces?), he's here to put our scientific quandaries to rest. In this insightful, witty book for curious listeners of all ages, Jay shares his favorite head scratchers and mind benders, settling pressing questions, such as....
- What is déjà vu?
- Why were Tyrannosaurus rex's arms so short?
- Why are you plagued by mosquitoes while your friends aren't?
- Does your cat actually like you?
- What is déjà vu?
...along with everything you ever wondered about human echolocation, Bigfoot, and farts (though not all at once).
Chock-full of fun science facts (and fictions), this book will delight and surprise your inner science geek.
Spoiler: She actually thinks you're a larger, dumber version of her mother.
Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:19
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 57 mins | 216.9MB
Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical front line. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered.
Following the publication of his celebrated New York Times best seller Do No Harm, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In Admissions he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine.
Marsh also faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for patients and those who love them.
Reflecting on what 40 years of handling the human brain has taught him, Marsh finds a different purpose in life as he approaches the end of his professional career and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.
You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:18
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 15 hrs 7 mins | 416.13MB
Born to a Jewish family in Estonia in 1901 and brought to America in 1906, the architect Louis Kahn grew up in poverty in Philadelphia; by the time of his death in 1974, he was widely recognized as one of the greatest architects of his era. Yet this enormous reputation was based on only a handful of masterpieces, all built during the last 15 years of his life.
Perfectly complementing Nathaniel Kahn's award-winning documentary, My Architect, Wendy Lesser's You Say to Brick is a major exploration of the architect's life and work. Kahn, perhaps more than any other 20th century American architect, was a "public" architect. Eschewing the usual corporate skyscrapers, hotels, and condominiums, he focused on medical and educational research facilities, government centers, museums, libraries, parks, religious buildings, and other structures that would serve the public good. Yet this warm, captivating person, beloved by students and admired by colleagues, was also a secretive and mysterious character hiding behind a series of masks.
This Brave New World: India, China and the United States [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:16
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 14 mins | 337.03MB
In the next decade and a half, China and India will become two of the world's indispensable powers - whether they rise peacefully or not. During that time Asia will surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. Both India and China will have vetoes over many international decisions, from climate change to global trade, human rights, and business standards.
From her front-row view of this shift, first at the State Department and now as an advisor to American business leaders, Anja Manuel escorts us on an intimate tour of the corridors of power in Delhi and Beijing. Her encounters with political and business leaders reveal how each country's history and politics influences their conduct today. Through vibrant stories, she reveals how each country is working to surmount enormous challenges.
We wring our hands about China, Manuel writes, while we underestimate India, which will be the most important country outside the West to shape China's rise. Manuel shows us that a different path is possible - we can bring China and India along as partners rather than alienating one or both, and extend our own leadership in the world.
The River of Consciousness [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:15
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 50 mins | 164.19MB
Two weeks before his death, Oliver Sacks outlined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the last book he would oversee. The best-selling author of On the Move, Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is known for his illuminating case histories about people living with neurological conditions at the far borderlands of human experience. But his grasp of science was not restricted to neuroscience or medicine; he was fascinated by the issues, ideas and questions of all the sciences. That wide-ranging expertise and passion informs the perspective of this audiobook, in which he interrogates the nature not only of human experience but of all life.
In The River of Consciousness, Dr. Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, medicine, neuroscience and the arts and calls upon his great scientific and creative heroes - above all, Darwin, Freud and William James. For Sacks these thinkers were constant companions from an early age; the questions they explored - the meaning of evolution, the roots of creativity and the nature of consciousness - lie at the heart of science and of this audiobook.
The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks' unparalleled ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge and his unceasing, timeless endeavour to understand what makes us human.
SAS Ghost Patrol: The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed as Nazi Stormtroopers [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:14
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + AZW3 | 10 hrs 5 mins | 272.68MB
The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers
The Most Daring Mission Ever Undertaken
SAS Ghost Patrol is the explosive true story of the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms to perpetrate the most audacious and daring mission of the war. Beyond top secret, deniable in the extreme (and of course enjoying Churchill's enthusiastic blessing), this is one of the most remarkable stories of wartime lawlessness, eccentricity and raw courage in the face of impossible odds - a thoroughly British undertaking.
What unfolded - the longest mission ever undertaken by Allied special forces - was an epic of daring, courage, tragedy and survival that remains unrivalled to this day, and which rightly became a foundation stone of Special Forces legend. Written with Lewis's signature authenticity and dramatic verve, SAS Ghost Patrol is peopled by a cast of the utterly maverick and the extraordinary. In its quirky eccentricities and outrageous rule-breaking, this is a story that only the British could have authored, and with such panache and aplomb. It may read like the stuff of impossible myth or folklore, but every single word is true.
Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:13
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 12 mins | 198.41MB
What happens when you sneeze in space? Was it fun to do a space walk? How squashed were you in the capsule on the way back? What were your feelings as you looked down on Earth for the first time? Were you ever scared? Where to next - the moon, Mars, or beyond?
Based on his historic mission to the International Space Station, Ask an Astronaut is Tim Peake's guide to life in space and his answers to the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth. With explanations ranging from the mundane (how do you wash your clothes or go to the bathroom while in orbit?) to the profound (do humans have a duty to explore the unknown?), all written in Tim's characteristically warm style, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of space exploration.
From training for the mission to launch to his historic spacewalk to reentry, he reveals for listeners of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his groundbreaking experiments and the wonders of daily life onboard the International Space Station.
How to Build a Universe: An Infinite Monkey Cage Adventure [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:11
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 41 mins | 156.83MB
From the hosts of the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme comes this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels - a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms.
Prof Brian Cox and Robin Ince take the musings of the great and the good of British science, producing an insight into the multifaceted subjects involved in building a universe, with pearls of wisdom from leading scientists and comedians peppered throughout.
Covering thousands of concepts and conundrums, they tackle everything from the big bang to parallel universes, fierce creatures to extraterrestrial life, brain science to artificial intelligence. Bringing together the best, most unusual and hilarious of the inquisitive minds that help us shape and understand our world, from Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dara Ó Briain to Sir Patrick Stewart, Tim Minchin, Stephen Fry and more, How to Build a Universe is an illuminating and inspirational celebration of science - sometimes silly, sometimes astounding and very occasionally facetious.
How Evolution Explains Everything About Life: From Darwin's Brilliant Idea to Today's Epic Theory [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:10
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + Companion PDF | 7 hrs 6 mins | 196.44MB
How did we get here? All cultures have a creation story, but a little over 150 years ago, Charles Darwin introduced a revolutionary new one. We, and all living things, exist because of the action of evolution on the first simple life form and its descendants.
We now know that it has taken 3.8 billion years of work by the forces of evolution to turn what was once a lump of barren rock into the rich diversity of plants, animals and microbes that surround us. In the process evolution has created all manner of useful adaptions, from biological computers (brains) to a system to capture energy from the sun (photosynthesis). But how does evolution actually work?
In How Evolution Explains Everything About Life, leading biologists and New Scientist take you on a journey of a lifetime, exploring the questions of whether life is inevitable or a one-off fluke and how it got kick-started. Does evolution have a purpose or direction? Are selfish genes really the driving force of evolution? And is evolution itself evolving?
Machines That Think: Everything You Need to Know About the Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 10:09
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + Companion PDF | 7 hrs 4 mins | 196.2MB
Machines That Think explores how artificial intelligence helps us understand human intelligence, machines that compose music and write stories - and asks if AI is really a threat.
Sometime in the future, the intelligence of machines will exceed that of human brain power. So are we on the edge of an AI-pocalypse, with superintelligent devices superseding humanity, as predicted by Stephen Hawking? Or will this herald a kind of utopia, with machines doing a far better job at complex tasks than us?
You might not realise it, but you interact with AIs every day. They route your phone calls, approve your credit card transactions and help your doctor interpret results. Driverless cars will soon be on the roads, with decision-making computers in charge. But how do machines actually think and learn?
The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World's Happiest People [Audiobook]
20 October 2017, 01:04
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 10 mins | 252.97MB
In this inspiring book, Buettner offers game-changing tools for setting up your life to be the happiest it can be. In this illuminating book, you'll:
- Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars - inspiring individuals whose ways of boosting well-being can influence your home and community as well.
- Discover the three strands of happiness - pleasure, purpose, and pride - that weave together in different ways in the world's happiest places.
- Use the Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where change could bring more happiness - and then find practical steps to make those changes.
- Learn what researchers on happiness consider the top ways to create personal and nationwide happiness, as revealed by a blue-ribbon panel of world experts convened for this book.
- Boost your own happiness with the Happiness Power 9 - Buettner's final assessment of the most important lessons to be learned from the world's happiest people and places.
The Economist Audio Edition [October 21, 2017]
20 October 2017, 01:02
MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + AZW3 | 168.05MB
Left Behind: How to help places hurt by globalization
- Stopping sexual harassment
- The vacuum after Islamic State
- AlphaGo goes it alone (Artificial Intelligence)
- Walter Bagehot on Brexit
- Aircraft manufactures: Protection racket
- Labour's plans: Jeremy Corbyn's model town
- Spain's constitutional crisis: Grappling on the brink
- Be PREPA-ed: The story of Puerto Rico's power grid is the story of Puerto Rico
- US: The rise of rich governors: The yacht primary
- US: The president's indecision on health care is costly for middle-earners