The unconsidered life is not worth living. - Socrates. Thinking about life, what it means and what it holds in store does not have to be a despondent experience, but rather can be enlightening and uplifting. A life truly worth living is one that is informed and considered so a degree of philosophical insight into the inevitabilities of the human condition is inherently important and such an approach will help us to deal with real personal dilemmas. This book is an accessible, lively, and thought-provoking series of linked commentaries, based on A.C. Grayling´s ´´The Last Word´´ column in the Guardian. Its aim is not to persuade readers to accept one particular philosophical point of view or theory, but to help us consider the wonderful range of insights which can be drawn from an immeasurably rich history of philosophical thought. Concepts covered include courage, love, betrayal, ambition, cruelty, wisdom, passion, beauty, and death. This will be a wonderfully stimulating listen and act as an invaluable guide as to what is truly important in living life, whether facing success, failure, justice, wrong, love, loss or any of the other profound experience life throws out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A.C. Grayling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000066/bk_orio_000066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She´s spent a good portion of her life in search of happiness - struggling to find her place, and to discover her worth. But if there´s one thing Nicole Thomas has figured out, it´s that every experience contains an important lesson, and that God has been there for every step along the way. So with that knowledge, she began to blog. From the ins and outs of divorce and child-rearing, to important conversations with friends, her everyday reflections have served as a creative outlet, documenting moments of laughter, tears, joy, and sorrow. Now, for the first time in print, Thomas´s blog entries make up an intimate and fascinating portrait of a life - one that is far from perfect, but filled with inspirational lessons that she (and listeners) will never forget. Sometimes lighthearted, at times touching, but always thoroughly relatable, My View from the Summit is a compilation of the most impactful stories from Thomas´s blog - each one containing a profound ´´gem´´ of wisdom to accompany the author´s unique voice and worldview. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057772/bk_acx0_057772_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The View from the Top is Magnificent! Zig Ziglar has dedicated his life to teaching people the art of successful living. Multitudes of individuals attribute their success in life to having attended a Zig Ziglar lecture, listened to a Zig Ziglar audio program, or maybe read one of his inspirational books. Yet despite the incredible impact Zig has had on others, he himself has realized that being successful is only part of life´s challenge. He has discovered that success very often can be a short-lived high. People are left with a feeling of ´´is that all there is?´´ They arrive at the goal line of life, look into the end zone, and discover that though it contains many of the things that money will buy, it contains very little of what money won´t buy. Zig states emphatically that yes, success is worth it, but it is not enough. The next step is to move from success into significance. A View from the Top is the next chapter in Zig Ziglar´s ongoing personal journey of self-discovery. In this exciting mix of studio and live recordings, Zig will share with you his most intimate discoveries as to what he personally has discovered to be the most important elements of a truly significant life. Drawing on his 40-plus years as a world-class motivational speaker, Zig identifies and shows precisely how to achieve what people want most from life - to be happy, healthy, reasonably prosperous, and secure and to have friends, peace of mind, a firm spiritual foundation, good family relationships, and - most important - hope. As Zig delves into the hows and whys of living life with values, character, honesty, integrity, and sensitivity, you´ll learn to be more at peace with yourself, accomplish more with your skills and abilities, and tap in to what life is really all about. A View from the Top will persuade you to make the commitment to be the best you can be and convince you that if you will recognize and continue to develop what ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zig Ziglar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000388/bk_ntgl_000388_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why are the instruction manuals for cell phones incomprehensible? Why is a truck driver´s job as hard as a CEO´s? How can 10-percent of every medical dollar cure 90-percent of the world´s disease? Complexity is a slippery idea. Things that seem complicated can be astoundingly simple; things that seem simple can be dizzyingly complex. These and other paradoxes are driving a whole new science - simplexity - that is redefining how we look at the world and using that new view to improve our lives. Through the lens of this surprising new science, the world becomes a delicate place filled with predictable patterns, but they´re patterns we often fail to see as we´re time and again fooled by our instincts, by our fear, by the size of things, even by their beauty. In Simplexity, Jeffrey Kluger shows how a drinking straw can save thousands of lives; how investors behave like atoms; and how physics drives jazz. As simplexity moves from the research lab into popular consciousness, it will challenge our models for modern living. Kluger adeptly translates newly evolving theory into a delightful theory of everything that will have you rethinking the rules of business, family, art - your world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham, Jeffrey Kluger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000060/bk_hype_000060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Olivia has wasted five long years waiting around for a dream that never came true. Leaving behind the heat and heartbreak of Brisbane, she seeks refuge at Channel View Farm - a wedding venue overlooking the Kent coast run by her childhood friend Ellie. The only thing Olivia knows for sure is that she wants to carry on the career she loves and be close to family and friends. But with her best friend in Kent and her family newly settled in Yorkshire, she can´t settle until she finds a job. Ellie is about to marry the local vet, Ben, and there´s a full diary of events at the farm to keep Olivia´s mind off her troubles, as well as a part-time job at a summer camp where her dream job seems suddenly within her grasp. But not everything at Channel View Farm is perfect. The business is in financial trouble, and a growing friendship with Ben´s best man, Seth, is damaged by Olivia´s unwillingness to trust someone new. When Ben´s sister makes it clear that Olivia isn´t the only one with feelings for Seth, things only get more complicated. Will the rescue of an abandoned horse and a stranded couple finally make Olivia believe that good men do exist? And can she and Seth find a way to help their friends? Or is she destined to spend her life in the wrong place at the wrong time? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Scarfe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004203/bk_howe_004203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A View of Popery, Taken From the Creed of Pope Pius the IV:Containing an Answer to the Most Material Things in the Profession of Catholic Faith, &C. Now in Use for the Reception of Converts Into the Church of Rome (Classic Reprint) Joseph Burroughs
With characters depicted in precise detail and wide panorama - a kept-woman´s parlor, a contentious interracial baseball game on the Fourth of July, and the tragic true events of the Omaha Race Riot of 1919 - Kings of Broken Things reveals the folly of human nature in an era of astonishing ambition. During the waning days of World War I, three lost souls find themselves adrift in Omaha, Nebraska, at a time of unprecedented nationalism, xenophobia, and political corruption. Adolescent European refugee Karel Miihlstein´s life is transformed after neighborhood boys discover his prodigious natural talent for baseball. Jake Strauss, a young man with a violent past and desperate for a second chance, is drawn into a criminal underworld. Evie Chambers, a kept woman, is trying to make ends meet and looking every which way to escape her cheerless existence. As wounded soldiers return from the front and black migrant workers move north in search of economic opportunity, the immigrant wards of Omaha become a tinderbox of racial resentment stoked by unscrupulous politicians. Punctuated by an unspeakable act of mob violence, the fates of Karel, Jake, and Evie will become inexorably entangled with the schemes of a ruthless political boss whose will to power knows no bounds. Written in the tradition of Don DeLillo and Colum McCann, with a great debt to Ralph Ellison, Theodore Wheeler´s debut novel Kings of Broken Things is a panoramic view of a city on the brink of implosion during the course of this summer of strife. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009201/bk_brll_009201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Big Data and the Internet of Things in the Management of Chronic Diseases discusses the possibilities brought on by new technologies that help provide more personalized medicine. For example, data collected by sensors and wearable devices that is combined with genetics and clinical information allows patients to be more aware of their conditions and avoid unnecessary costs for health systems. This book encompasses topics such as principles of self-management, big data processing and analyses, decision support making, and continuous monitoring of health conditions. Additionally, it brings the emerging and future trends in personalized medicine using connected databases. Bringing together updated technical knowledge and a translational view to healthcare, the book is a valuable resource for members of medical professions, researchers in medical informatics and biomedical engineering, and workers of medical industry who are interested in learning about recent developments.Presents new trends in big data analysis and processing in healthcareBrings a vision for how new connected data technologies can improve biomedical research and practiceDiscusses emerging topics with didactic language, making it useful as a support for regular teaching or as a practical handbook
Were you among the estimated 15 million worldwide viewers that immersed themselves in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana during the first month of Stranger Things being released on Netflix? Good news! Daniel Bettridge provides us with an ultimate fan guide on an A to Z journey from Atari to the Upside Down. So you can brush up on your knowledge and get ready for what´s yet to come! Providing an all new insight into one of the world´s most popular television programmes, Bettridge explores the show, its many themes and influences and so much more, giving you the inside information from an outsider´s perspective. Pop-culture writer (and Stranger Things super-fan) Daniel Bettridge is the author of Travel Guide to Westeros and has written for publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and Vulture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Lefkow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032079/bk_adbl_032079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is not too often that a brilliant scientist is also a wonderfully gifted writer. Sir Arthur Eddington was both. Brought up as a Quaker (he was a pacifist during World War One), Eddington was by all accounts a brilliant mathematician and physicist, who eventually became a professor of astronomy at Cambridge University. Sir Arthur Eddington is perhaps most famous for partially confirming Albert Einstein´s theory of relativity back in 1919. Sir Arthur Eddington was also famous as a popularizer of science and for advocating a more mystical view of the universe, one which exceeded the grasp of materialistic science. In this regard he was something of a renegade and though his writings on the mathematics of relativity won universal praise, his more spiritually speculative philosophy was met with resistance in more staid scientific quarters. The following book includes selections from Eddington´s two most well-known writings, The Nature of the Physical World and Space, Time, and Gravitation. The excerpts that we included are ´´On the Nature of Things´´ and ´´Reality´´. Hopefully these small literary gems will serve as intellectual appetizers to listeners not familiar with Sir Arthur Eddington and inspire them to look deeper into this fascinating man and his scientific philosophy on the universe at large and our precarious place within it. Also included is a brief biography which goes into some detail about his life and work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074650/bk_acx0_074650_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.