The 11th Hour beschreibt das, was wir fünf vor zwölf nennen: den letzten Moment, in dem wir das Ruder noch herumreißen können, um die Erde vor dem Kollaps zu bewahren. Der Film analysiert, wie die Menschheit in diese fatale Situation geraten ist: wie wir das Ökosystem beeinflussen und was wir tun können, um eine Wende herbeizuführen. Experten aus aller Welt kommen zu Wort, darunter der ehemalige sowjetische Präsident Michail Gorbatschow, der renommierte Wissenschaftler Stephen Hawking, der ehemalige CIA-Chef James Woolsey, die Nachhaltigkeitsexperten William McDonough und Bruce Mau. Über 50 weitere führende Wissenschaftler, Denker und Meinungsbildner stellen die Tatsachen vor und diskutieren die drängendsten Probleme unseres Planeten.
Experten aus aller Welt kommen zu Wort, darunter der ehemalige sowjetische Präsident Michail Gorbatschow, der renommierte Wissenschaftler Stephen Hawking, der ehemalige CIA-Chef James Woolsey, die Nachhaltigkeitsexperten William McDonough und Bruce Mau. Über 50 weitere führende Wissenschaftler, Denker und Meinungsbildner stellen die Tatsachen vor und diskutieren die drängendsten Probleme unseres Planeten. Im Speziellen wird das Thema Weltklima, welches bedrohlich aus dem Gleichgewicht gerät, behandelt ...
In this compelling memoir, Jane Hawking relates the inside story of her extraordinary marriage. As Stephen´s academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motor neurone disease, and Jane´s candid account of trying to balance his 24-hour care with the needs of their growing family is inspirational. This is a book about optimism, love and change that will resonate with listeners everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Duncan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002192/bk_howe_002192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are a lot of people who envy people who are successful in life because they are considered fortunate. We venerate their goals in life and their dedication. However, does hard work really define people who are successful? Are there more factors than just hard work? There are quite a few attention-grabbing points that will be introduced in Outliers. It will be known that in order to become a successful person, struggle for success is not the only factor. Such factors include the place where a man was born, his family, and pretty much the things around them. This is a book that offers new and thought-provoking viewpoints about success. Included: Study on finding the meaning behind the work you do Study on knowing or recognizing success chances Understanding success Learning how important timing is Definition of behavior through core values About the author: Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding, and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. This summary fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your book experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Hawking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054638/bk_acx0_054638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
America is the ultimate start-up venture - and these are the heroes who made it happen.The history of the United States is, to a remarkable degree, the story of its entrepreneurs, those daring movers and shakers who dreamed big and risked everything to build better lives for themselves, and their fellow Americans. In American Entrepreneur, Duck Commander CEO and star of the blockbuster Duck Dynasty series Willie tells the captivating true tale of the visionaries and doers who have embodied the American Dream. We begin with the first American entrepreneurs, the Native Americans, who established a highly sophisticated commercial network across the land in the precolonial days. The original Founding Father, George Washington, was also a founding entrepreneur, at the head of a thriving agri-business venture that gave him the executive skills to steer the nation through the darkest hours of the revolution. Then, of course, there were the mega-entrepreneurs, legendary figures like Astor, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, and Rockefeller, who transformed America, connected the country with miles of railroad track and supplied the fuel and steel that would help make this country the most powerful nation on earth. And in recent years, business visionaries from Jobs to Gates to Zuckerberg, not to mention the thousands of equally vital, yet smaller-scale, operators that spring up every year, have ushered America into the 21st century. American Entrepreneur also relates the story of the Robertson family business, telling how Willie’s family turned a humble regional duck call manufacturer, founded by his father Phil, into an international powerhouse brand. From a young age, Willie had the entrepreneurial bug, buying candy in bulk and hawking it on the school bus. He did special orders, offered revolving credit plans, and earned a small fortune for a 10-year-old - until he was hauled into the principal’s office and told to knock it of 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008269/bk_harp_008269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Jon Krakauer´s Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer´s highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber´s death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others´ actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn´t slept in 57 hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), 20 other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds. Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed outside journalist and author of the best-selling Into the Wild. Taking the listener step by step from Katmandu to the mountain´s deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his listeners shaking on the edge of their seat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Hawking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059726/bk_acx0_059726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell is a narrative investigation on how peak performers, leaders, elite, or the best of the best are prepared for high performance and achievement compared to the ordinary people in our society. This book will dwell deeper on factors such as family, culture, and environment, among other factors that shape the lives of the extraordinary individuals who achieve greater accomplishments beyond the understanding of the average person. Outliers is a magnum opus that will elevate our understanding of success. The 10,000-hour rule is a process that describes how it takes time to develop and nurture an individual to become an expert or great at something. Bill Joy is one the brilliant minds in the world of computer technology who was lucky to have the opportunity to sharpen and hone his programming skills at the University of Michigan. In 1971, the University of Michigan was the only university and place in the world equipped with computers. At that time, computers were enormous mainframes which occupied a whole room, as it was during the early years and stages of computers. In addition, the University of Michigan was the only university in the world that offered advanced computer science programs. The program saw over a thousand students passing through the white room, and this included Billy Joy, a young, talented teenager from Detroit. After graduating from North Farmington High School, Bill Joy enrolled in the University of Michigan to attend the Computer Center, and in 1975 enrolled in the University of California at Berkeley. Bill Joy immersed himself deeper into the world of computer programming, including collaborating with a small team of programmers, and he took on the duty of rewriting UNIX. After graduating from the University of Berkeley, he co-founded Sun Microsystems; a company that played a critical part in the revolution of the computer. In certain circles, he is considered the E 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Hawking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062720/bk_acx0_062720_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.