The third book in the critically acclaimed Wicked & Wise series offers a compelling analysis of the issue of food on an international scale. From nutrition to world hunger to GM farming, what are the impacts of food and food issues on regional, political, cultural, business and social priorities? With two billion obese and two billion hungry, food is a key issue in the future development of the world´s population and its health. As with every wicked and wise issue, it throws up significant moral, political and economic concerns when tackling how we will keep the world´s population nourished in decades to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Addis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033792/bk_adbl_033792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With an empty nest and divorce in hand, Rona decides it´s time to explore the fantasies that nourished her through a long, tedious marriage to a man whose idea of outrageous sex was leaving the lights on. At the top of her fantasy list is touring Dark Haven, the BDSM club, but she isn´t prepared for the effect of a powerful Dom. When Master Simon takes control and introduces her to toys and sensations she´s never felt before, she realizes he could fulfil every fantasy on her list all by himself. But she´s vowed to never get trapped in a relationship again. One of the most popular Doms in Dark Haven, Master Simon has had his fill of eager, shallow, young subs. Rona is older, intelligent, independent, and sweetly submissive. After an evening of intense pleasure and despite her obvious attraction, she refuses to see him again. He needs a way to change her mind. She´s not the first sub he´s taken on a journey of exploration, but he´s beginning to think she might be the last. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063089/bk_acx0_063089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For vibrant, lovely Jean Suttman, the fellowship to study in Rome was the culmination of her dreams, until she undertook an innocent expedition to the ancient Temple of Mithra. From the moment she stepped into the pagan darkness and discovered the corpse of Albert, one of her fellow students, she was afraid. Not even the comforting presence of the perceptive and practical Jacqueline Kirby could erase the fear that was nourished by one small accident after another, ´´accidents´´ that came dreadfully close to killing her. Someone was stalking Jean, someone ruthless and determined. Before long she could see no chance of rescue from the ever-present terror, no hope of escape, nothing but death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Conlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010784/bk_blak_010784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For vibrant, lovely Jean Suttman, the fellowship to study in Rome was the culmination of all her dreams, until she undertook an innocent expedition to the ancient subterranean Temple of Mithra. From the moment she stepped into the pagan darkness and discovered the corpse of the repulsive Albert, one of her fellow students, she was afraid. Not even the comforting presence of the perceptive and practical Jacqueline Kirby could erase the fear which was nourished by one small accident after another. ´´Accidents´´ which come dreadfully close to killing her. Someone was stalking Jean, someone ruthless and determined. Before long she could see no chance of rescue from the ever-present terror...no hope of escape...nothing but death... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Conlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000600/bk_blak_000600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beneath a shadowed moon in a cloud-streaked sky, the sacred orb splits and a hatchling is born. It is Nyroc, son of Kludd, fallen leader of the Pure Ones, and his evil mate, Nyra. Born from evil, trained to evil, Nyroc is destined to fulfill his father´s terrible plan: the oppression of all owldom under the vicious talons of the Pure Ones. But doubt grows in Nyroc´s heart, fed by strange, forbidden legends of a great tree far away where noble owls live in peace. And a light dawns in Nyroc´s gizzard, nourished by friendship. A day is nearing when Nyroc must choose to fulfill his destiny or to defy it. It will be a day of blood and terror 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Garelick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003006/bk_blak_003006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the bestselling ´´immensely gifted´´ (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) author of Her Last Death comes a stunningly candid, compulsively readable, intensely provocative book about female friendships. A ruthless and illuminating exploration of the friendships that dominated, influenced, nourished, inspired, haunted - and sometimes tore her apart - Susanna Sonnenberg has written a book as searing and superb as her first book about her mother, Her Last Death. Childhood friendships, friendships with older women, friendships that play out with the passion and intensity of love affairs, the friendships between new mothers - each has its own subtleties, its own lessons that Sonnenberg examines and understands with astounding acuity. Sonnenberg´s style is investigative and ruminative; the result is candid and fearlessly observed portraits of the nuances and complexities of friendships that become universally recognizable. For women of all ages, She Matters is testimony to the emotional significance of the sometimes intense and powerful bonds of female friendships - and their essential role they play in our journey to adulthood, and our deepening humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susanna Sonnenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006245/bk_sans_006245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Washington Post hailed Roger Rosenblatt´s Making Toast as a textbook on what constitutes ´´perfect writing,´´ and People lauded Kayak Morning as ´´intimate, expansive, and profoundly moving.´´ Classic tales of love and grief, the New York Times best-selling memoirs are also original literary works that carve out new territory at the intersection of poetry and prose. Now comes The Boy Detective, a story of the author´s childhood in New York City, suffused with the same mixture of acute observation and bracing humor, lyricism and wit. Resisting the deadening silence of his family home in the elegant yet stiflingly safe neighborhood of Gramercy Park, nine-year-old Roger imagines himself a private eye in pursuit of criminals. With the dreamlike mystery of the city before him, he sets off alone, out into the streets of Manhattan, thrilling to a life of unsolved cases. Six decades later, Rosenblatt finds himself again patrolling the territory of his youth: The writing class he teaches has just wrapped up, releasing him into the winter night and the very neighborhood in which he grew up. A grown man now, he investigates his own life and the life of the city as he walks, exploring the New York of the 1950s; the lives of the writers who walked these streets before him, such as Poe and Melville; the great detectives of fiction and the essence of detective work; and the monuments of his childhood, such as the New York Public Library, once the site of an immense reservoir that nourished the city with water before it nourished it with books, and the Empire State Building, which, in Rosenblatt´s imagination, vibrates sympathetically with the oversize loneliness of King Kong: ´´If you must fall, fall from me.´´ As he walks, he is returned to himself, the boy detective on the case. Just as Rosenblatt invented a world for himself as a child, he creates one on this night - the writer a detective still, the chief susp... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Fass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003674/bk_harp_003674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People who want to adopt a healthy diet and lose weight are turning toward the paleo diet, an eating plan as well as a lifestyle. The paleo diet does not count calories or measure fat grams. Instead it encourages whole, healthy foods that give your body the energy and nutrition it needs to live a long and productive life. The paleo smoothie recipes in this audiobook make it easy to enjoy the paleo diet. Paleo smoothies are gluten free and are a fast and easy way to add fresh vegetables and fruits to your daily diet. The large quantities of fiber, nutrients, and water in these smoothies help the body clear out toxins and curb appetite. It doesn´t matter if you´re a beginner or an experienced drinker of smoothies, this book offers a great selection of fresh ideas that you´ll want to try. This book is written for those who want to lose a few pounds while keeping their bodies nourished, healthy, and strong. Start on your exciting adventure into the world of paleo smoothies by downloading this book today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Allaire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043161/bk_acx0_043161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Garden Blessings is an eloquent tribute to the wonders of the garden, a place where our souls are nourished and memories grown. June Cotner´s books comprise a balance of about 20 percent classic and famous writers and 80 percent lesser-known, award-winning writers, uncovering many selections not found anywhere else. Ranging from childhood memories of planting and harvesting to celebrations of the changing seasons to contemplation on the joyful art of gardening, Garden Blessings is a moving collection of poems, prayers, and reflections that reminds us of what really matters making and sharing memories. Our gardens grow us, and this collection of readings takes us down a path of pleasure. The overriding intention of Garden Blessings is to provide a heartwarming, spiritually focused collection of uplifting prayers, prose, and poems that share a common joy and appreciation for the love of gardening and the many blessings that gardens bring to our lives. June Cotner, a best-selling inspirational author, has gathered a bounty of garden blessings here, offering gems of wisdom that remind the reader and gardener in all of us just how much we learn from our gardens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenifer Krist. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024268/bk_acx0_024268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this, his magnum opus, the world’s best known skeptic and critical thinker, Dr. Michael Shermer—founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and perennial monthly columnist (´´Skeptic”) for Scientific American—presents his comprehensive theory on how beliefs are born, formed, nourished, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. This book synthesizes Dr. Shermer’s 30 years of research to answer the question of how and why we believe what we do in all aspects of our lives, from our suspicions and superstitions to our politics, economics, and social beliefs. In this book Dr. Shermer is interested in more than just why people believe weird things, or why people believe this or that claim, but in why people believe anything at all. His thesis is straightforward: We form our beliefs for a variety of subjective, personal, emotional, and psychological reasons in the context of environments created by family, friends, colleagues, culture, and society at large; after forming our beliefs, we then defend, justify, and rationalize them with a host of intellectual reasons, cogent arguments, and rational explanations. Beliefs come first, explanations for beliefs follow. Dr. Shermer also explains the neuroscience behind our beliefs. The brain is a belief engine. From sensory data flowing in through the senses, the brain naturally begins to look for and find patterns, and then infuses those patterns with meaning. These meaningful patterns become beliefs. Once beliefs are formed, the brain begins to look for and find confirmatory evidence in support of those beliefs, which adds an emotional boost of further confidence in the beliefs and thereby accelerates the process of reinforcing them—and round and round the process goes in a positive feedback loop of belief confirmation. Dr. Shermer outlines the numerous cognitive tools our brains engage to reinforce our beliefs as truths and to insure that we are always right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Shermer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sher/000010/bk_sher_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.