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Calculating God  , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 724min
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In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho. A shocked Jericho finds that not only does life exist on other planets, but that every civilization in the galaxy has experienced extinction events at precisely the same time. Armed with that disconcerting information (and a little help from a grand unifying theory), the alien informs Jericho, almost dismissively, that the primary goal of modern science is to discover why God has behaved as he has and to determine his methods. BONUS AUDIO: Author Robert J. Sawyer explains how the creationism vs. evolution debate informed the writing of Calculating God. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000119/bk_adbl_000119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.02.2020
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The Future of Spacetime, Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 1...
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Where will the science of black holes, gravitational waves, and time travel lead us? Our minds tell us that some things in the universe must be true. The new physics tells us that they are not, and in the process it blurs the line between science and science fiction. Here are five accessible essays by those who walk that line, moving ever further out in discovering the patterns of nature, aimed at listeners who share their fascination with the deepest mysteries of the universe. Stephen W. Hawking: Chronology ProtectionOur fantasies of time travel and why they probably violate physical laws that we have yet to discover. Kip S. Thorne: Speculations About the FutureWhat we might expect to discover about general relativity and its interface with quantum theory in the new century. Igor Novikov: Can We Change the Past?An exploration of the problems time machines pose to logic and free will. Timothy Ferris: On the Popularization of ScienceHow scientists can communicate to the public the new, often counterintuitive ideas of spacetime. Alan Lightman: The Physicist as NovelistThe creative similarities of and differences between working in theoretical physics and writing fiction.The Future of Spacetime is also available in print from W.W. Norton & Company. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000084/bk_rhau_000084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.02.2020
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The Who's 'The Who Sell Out' (33 1/3 Series) , ...
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Released in the U.S. in January 1968, The Who Sell Out was, according to critic Dave Marsh, a complete backfire...the album sold well, but not spectacularly, [and was] ultimately a nostalgic in-joke: Who but a pop intellectual could appreciate such a thing? Further rarifying its in-joke status was its unapologetic Englishness: 13 tracks stitched together in a mock pirate radio broadcast, without a DJ, with cool, anglocentric commercials to boot. In the 36 years since its release, Sell Out, though still not the best selling release in The Who's catalog, has been embraced by a growing number of fans who regard it as the band's best work; one of the few recordings of the late 1960s that best represents the ambitious aesthetic possibilities of the concept album; without becoming mired in a bog of smug, self-aggrandizing, high art aspirations. Sell Out, powerfully and ecstatically, articulates the nexus of pop music and pop culture. As much as it is an expression of the band's expanding sonic palette, Sell Out also functions as a critique of the rock-and-roll lifestyle. Not the cliched mantra of sex, drugs, and rock and roll but in the ways that commercial advertising fabricates a youth-oriented cultural reality by hawking pimple cream, deodorant, food, musical equipment, etc., and linking it with rock and roll. In this sense Sell Out is a reflective work, one that struggles with rock and roll as a cultural expression that aspires to aesthetic permanence while marketed as ephemera. From this conflict emerges a pop art masterpiece. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004574/bk_adbl_004574_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.02.2020
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Backstage Pass to the Flipside: Book 2  , Hörbu...
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Book two explains the process of obtaining these "interviews from people on the Flipside". Jennifer Shaffer is a renowned medium/intuitive who works with law enforcement in the US to help find missing persons. Richard Martini is a best-selling author who either knew the people they seek to interview, or their class moderator Luana Anders (on the flipside) helps moderate the discussions. Each chapter is an exploration of what is said, research is done to verify details that are heard, and observations of the process are made. The following are just a sampling of some of the people "accessed" via this process.“Ed Taylor, Robert & the Oscar nominated dog”. Interview with Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (alive) and two friends on the flipside.“It’s fun over here”. Interview with Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack on the flipside.“Love is a higher frequency”. Producer Jonathan Krane and Marlon Brando are accessed on the flipside.  “Black holes & the Infinite”. Interviews with Stephen Hawking, Garry Shandling, and Christopher Hitchens.Jennifer and Luana: “Blueprints”. Actress/teacher Luana Anders goes over how to assemble a class on the flipside.  "Brothers from another planet". Various class members weigh in on reports from the flipside.  Consciousness: “Unearthly Answers”. More general discussions, including Bill Paxton, Tom Petty, and others.  John, George, Jimi: “Blue Suede Shoes”. Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, and John Lennon comment from the flipside. “Buddha and Jesus walk into a bar”. Interviews with two people who claim to be avatars.“Field trips”. An interview with Amelia Earhart and a journey to an akashic library.“Ghost stories”. Ghost hunting with Garry Shandling, Gilda Radner, and John Belushi.“Wednesday people”. With Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and Robin Williams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Martini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123644/bk_acx0_123644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.02.2020
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Flatland
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This Workman Classic Schoolbooks edition contains: * Background/Introduction * Biography * Footnotes * Vocabulary and Comprehension/Extension questions after each chapter * Discussion Questions suitable for students or book clubs * Extension activities Flatland was first published in 1884 and is a unique combination of satirical comment on Victorian society and mathematical exploration of geometry and the first through fourth dimensions. Though not as well-known as Jonathan Swift's satire, Gulliver's Travels, it has been commented on by Einstein, Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, and Stephen Hawking, and has even been mentioned in the television series The Big Bang Theory. A Square's journey through Pointland, Flatland, and Spaceland will give you a unique perspective on English society in the 1800s that stands on its own merit today.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 26.02.2020
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Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, t...
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“Told with uproarious brio…heavenly…A book so lively that its wild stories are virtually wall to wall.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times “An extraordinary saga of the most dangerous quack of all time…A talented storyteller, [Brock] digs deep into the personal secrets of his characters…entrancing.” — USA Today “You will devour Charlatan, Pope Brock’s tale of fools and fanatics.  With a vast and wild cast of characters, and filled with issues and topics that resonate through the years Charlatan begs comparison with Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City and deserves to be a best seller.” — Chicago Tribune “Written with glee, in a style that is pure gusto, a bubbling fountain of metaphor and arresting image…Fishbein's campaign against Brinkley makes up one strand of this extraordinary tale and provides it with a bravura courtroom finale.” — Boston Globe “Superbly crafted and enthralling...Brock’s droll style is perfect for this tale of trickery and credulity.” — Financial Times “Hugely amusing [but also] dark and cautionary, a reminder of the high price of gullibility and ignorance.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World “A compelling slice of lurid Americana…fun to read.” — Entertainment Weekly “Fascinating…Brock is gifted.” —Associated Press “Pope Brock reaches into the past and captures an incredible story…perceptive.” — Chicago Sun-Times “An irresistible and wide-ranging slice of popular history.” — The Seattle Times “If Hollywood hasn't already optioned [this], what's keeping it? —David Gates, Newsweek “Wonderful…a gripping narrative” — Nature “A rollicking biography–at turns funny and horrifying, brimming with wit, insight and who-knew facts.” — Wichita Eagle “Wonderful American social history and lots of fun.” — Kirkus Reviews “In this lively and absorbing biography, Brock deftly captures the consummate snake-oil salesman and gifted entrepreneur John R. Brinkley…recommended.” — Library Journal “Brinkley’s astonishing rise and fall story is told with wry good humor in Charlatan…compelling.” — The Times (Acadiana, Louisiana) 'Brock exploits the outlandishness of Brinkley’s escapades to brilliant comic effect.' — Washington CEO “This spellbinding saga of a once-famous medical man who left all too many corpses in his wake is nothing short of spectacular. Impeccably researched, smartly crafted, beautifully written, it’s a pure joy to read. And dealing, as it does, with eternal traits of human greed and gullibility, this extraordinary book is timely as well as timeless…A mesmerizing must-read, written by a writer of exquisite talent…One is left with the kind of reaction one has after reading a masterpiece.” —Heinz Kohler, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics, Emeritus Amherst College “Take the Duke and the King in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Roll them into one. Hand this creature a scalpel, a radio microphone and the sweet-talking skills to get filthy rich hawking a deadly implantation of goat sexual organs to gullible American men– and women. Then set him about transforming American pop culture in the 1920s and 30s. You have John R. Brinkley, a con artist of leviathan proportions. Pope Brock's true-life account of this comic-evil monster is nothing less than Twainian: a blend of reportage, social history, portraiture and storytelling in the gland--excuse me, in the grand tradition.' —Ron Powers, author of Mark Twain: A Life

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 26.02.2020
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Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, t...
14,99 € *
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“Told with uproarious brio…heavenly…A book so lively that its wild stories are virtually wall to wall.” —Janet Maslin, New York Times “An extraordinary saga of the most dangerous quack of all time…A talented storyteller, [Brock] digs deep into the personal secrets of his characters…entrancing.” — USA Today “You will devour Charlatan, Pope Brock’s tale of fools and fanatics.  With a vast and wild cast of characters, and filled with issues and topics that resonate through the years Charlatan begs comparison with Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City and deserves to be a best seller.” — Chicago Tribune “Written with glee, in a style that is pure gusto, a bubbling fountain of metaphor and arresting image…Fishbein's campaign against Brinkley makes up one strand of this extraordinary tale and provides it with a bravura courtroom finale.” — Boston Globe “Superbly crafted and enthralling...Brock’s droll style is perfect for this tale of trickery and credulity.” — Financial Times “Hugely amusing [but also] dark and cautionary, a reminder of the high price of gullibility and ignorance.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World “A compelling slice of lurid Americana…fun to read.” — Entertainment Weekly “Fascinating…Brock is gifted.” —Associated Press “Pope Brock reaches into the past and captures an incredible story…perceptive.” — Chicago Sun-Times “An irresistible and wide-ranging slice of popular history.” — The Seattle Times “If Hollywood hasn't already optioned [this], what's keeping it? —David Gates, Newsweek “Wonderful…a gripping narrative” — Nature “A rollicking biography–at turns funny and horrifying, brimming with wit, insight and who-knew facts.” — Wichita Eagle “Wonderful American social history and lots of fun.” — Kirkus Reviews “In this lively and absorbing biography, Brock deftly captures the consummate snake-oil salesman and gifted entrepreneur John R. Brinkley…recommended.” — Library Journal “Brinkley’s astonishing rise and fall story is told with wry good humor in Charlatan…compelling.” — The Times (Acadiana, Louisiana) 'Brock exploits the outlandishness of Brinkley’s escapades to brilliant comic effect.' — Washington CEO “This spellbinding saga of a once-famous medical man who left all too many corpses in his wake is nothing short of spectacular. Impeccably researched, smartly crafted, beautifully written, it’s a pure joy to read. And dealing, as it does, with eternal traits of human greed and gullibility, this extraordinary book is timely as well as timeless…A mesmerizing must-read, written by a writer of exquisite talent…One is left with the kind of reaction one has after reading a masterpiece.” —Heinz Kohler, Willard Long Thorp Professor of Economics, Emeritus Amherst College “Take the Duke and the King in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Roll them into one. Hand this creature a scalpel, a radio microphone and the sweet-talking skills to get filthy rich hawking a deadly implantation of goat sexual organs to gullible American men– and women. Then set him about transforming American pop culture in the 1920s and 30s. You have John R. Brinkley, a con artist of leviathan proportions. Pope Brock's true-life account of this comic-evil monster is nothing less than Twainian: a blend of reportage, social history, portraiture and storytelling in the gland--excuse me, in the grand tradition.' —Ron Powers, author of Mark Twain: A Life

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 26.02.2020
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Flatland
29,99 € *
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This Workman Classic Schoolbooks edition contains: * Background/Introduction * Biography * Footnotes * Vocabulary and Comprehension/Extension questions after each chapter * Discussion Questions suitable for students or book clubs * Extension activities Flatland was first published in 1884 and is a unique combination of satirical comment on Victorian society and mathematical exploration of geometry and the first through fourth dimensions. Though not as well-known as Jonathan Swift's satire, Gulliver's Travels, it has been commented on by Einstein, Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, and Stephen Hawking, and has even been mentioned in the television series The Big Bang Theory. A Square's journey through Pointland, Flatland, and Spaceland will give you a unique perspective on English society in the 1800s that stands on its own merit today.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 26.02.2020
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