Maybe it was a viral pandemic or an asteroid strike or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended, and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes that support our lives, as well as the beautiful fundamentals of science that enable you to relearn things for yourself. The Knowledge is a journey of discovery, a book which explains everything you need to know about everything. This is a quickstart guide for rebooting civilisation which will transform your understanding of the world - and help you prepare for when it’s no longer here...http://the-knowledge.org/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002063/bk_rhuk_002063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, on assignment for National Geographic, reporter Scott Wallace joined an expedition led by Brazilian explorer Sidney Posseulo - a man whos life´s mission is to protect the Amazon´s indigenous people. They traveled deep into the Amazon, risking death, in search of one of the last uncontacted tribes, the Arrow People. Next, in the 1980s anthropologist Jeremy Narby went to the Peruvian Amazon to investigate the plight of indigenous people. Narby´s experience with the Ashaninca Indians transformed his life, especially once he tried their powerful hallucinogen ayahuasca. He says the experience forced him to question the reductionist, materialist paradigm of Western knowledge. Then, Ann Patchett´s State of Wonder is the story of a young scientist working for a pharmaceutical company who´s sent to Brazil to track down another scientist who may have discovered a miraculous fertility drug. It´s a fable about medical ethics and self-discovery. Patchett also describes her own experience visiting the Amazon.Finally, Alfred Wallace was the co-discover, with Charles Darwin, of the theory of natural selection. Wallace was also a great 19th century naturalist who spent years collecting speciments in the Amazon River Basin and later in the Malay Archipelago. Unlike the aristocratic Darwin, Wallace always had to work for a living. Historian of science James Moore says Wallace remains a mysterious figure, unlike the more famous Darwin. [Broadcast Date: February 1, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130201/rt_tbon_130201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Lori Andrews talks to Anne Strainchamps about her book, I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy.Next, Garret Keizer talks to Steve Paulson about his book, Privacy.Then, Hal Niedzviecki talks to Jim Fleming about his book, The Peep Diaries: How We´re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors. After that, Chuck Klosterman talks to Steve Paulson about Through a Glass, Blindly, the essay about voyeurism in his book, Eating the Dinosaur. Finally, Filmmaker Marina Lutz talks about her award-winning documentary, The Marina Experiment, which chronicles her shocking discovery about her father. [Broadcast Date: June 21, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130621/rt_tbon_130621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The great voyages of discovery to the New World are here brought to life by one of the 20th century´s most eminent historians, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Samuel Morison. A master seaman himself, Morison personally retraced the voyages of the early explorers, charting his travels in maps and photographs and comparing these to the maps and travelogues of the early sailors. The resulting two-volume The European Discovery of America was widely acclaimed both for its author´s incomparable knowledge of history, cartography, and sea navigation and for the fresh immediacy of its writing. The Great Explorers abridges this great work, following the voyages of Columbus, Magellan, Drake, and many more. Here is the fascinating story of these explorers´ ventures into uncharted waters, their encounters with natives, and their joy - and surprise - at discovering new land. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003271/bk_blak_003271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When asked about religious affiliation, do you describe yourself as a Christian? Do you wonder about heaven? When someone knows that they are a good person, does that mean that they are a heaven-bound Christian? That is exactly how David Hart saw himself before his discovery in the desert. David Hart, a young, bright NASA physicist, is chosen to join a team of other NASA scientists assigned to a classified military project. The team is formed to bring a new, cutting edge technology to the United States military - time travel. Initially great strides are made in developing a time travel capsule, and then the team hits a brick wall. Once the obstacle becomes common knowledge at NASA, the project transforms from one of prestige and glamor to one of embarrassment. The slowed progress grates on David´s patience. Then he decides to do the unthinkable! Join David on this adventure of a lifetime as he realizes that not only has he been chosen to be on this NASA team, but he has been chosen for a much more significant task. A task, that once accomplished, will change David´s life forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: E. J. Nolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043854/bk_acx0_043854_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ian Baringer may have stumbled upon the greatest discovery of all time. Or possibly, the greatest curse... As a child, Ian lost his parents in a horrific accident, seeing them give their lives to save his. He never fully recovered, burying pangs of guilt, clinging to religion´s promise that someday he´d see his parents again. But now his demons have resurfaced. Despite the help of Angela Weber, the brilliant psychologist who loves him, he´s in the grip of an obsession. He no longer trusts in an afterlife, he must know for certain if the soul survives death. And incredibly, he may have found a way. A risky bid to cross death´s door and return with Knowledge of the Great Beyond. Knowledge that can be verified by anyone who follows his path. The implications are staggering. Proof of a hereafter! Perhaps of God, Himself! Knowledge to halt wars, to end at last the ancient animosities between faiths! Or perhaps a Knowledge to doom us all.... Some believe death´s secrets are forbidden to the living, cursed with grave consequences for Humanity. One shadowy sect is sworn to destroy all trespassers, and Ian and Angela have but one hope to survive. They must defy the gates of heaven and hell to steal a Knowledge hidden from the world since the dawn of creation: the knowledge of good and evil. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MacLeod Andrews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001014/bk_acx0_001014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The planet of Coyote has become the last, best hope of humankind, but it has also become the principal point of contact with the hjadd, the alien race encountered by a European starship many years earlier. Although the hjadd have built an embassy near the original colony, they remain a mystery.And as the colonists make preparations to explore the rest of the new world, ex-convict Hawk Thompson discovers more about the hjadd than anyone has learned before - and his knowledge will change human history... BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and recorded by author Allen Steele. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000752/bk_adbl_000752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The classic study of the creative process from the national best-selling author of Flow, Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi reveals what leads to these moments - be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab - so that this knowledge can be used to enrich people´s lives. Drawing on nearly 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists, to politicians and business leaders, to poets and artists, as well as his 30 years of research on the subject, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous flow theory to explore the creative process. He discusses such ideas as why creative individuals are often seen as selfish and arrogant, and why the ´´tortured genius´´ is largely a myth. Most important, he explains why creativity needs to be cultivated and is necessary for the future of our country, if not the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001653/bk_gdan_001653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the centuries, many types of yogic practices have been developed to help improve spirit, mind, and body. This new series of books on yoga explores the history, traditions, and exercises of many different yoga practices to help. Here are three books on Yoga in one package: Yoga - An Ancient Art Form The word yoga takes us back to the ancient times and brings to mind a plethora of images of extraordinary postures that seem impossible to attempt, let alone master. Yoga is much more than mastering the various postures or increasing your flexibility. It is an ancient practice that involves various physical stances as well as several mental and breathing exercises that cleanse our mind, body and soul. Raja Yoga - Throughout the Ages This Book aims at enlightening you and takes you into the wonderful yet mysterious world of yoga and in particular Raja yoga. This audiobook helps you understand Raja yoga better and provides the basics that can help you get started. ´´The traditional purpose of Yoga, however, has always been to bring about a profound transformation in the person through the transcendence of the ego,´´ Feuerstein 3 Hatha Yoga - Helping you Live Better The origins, the concept, the ultimate goal and the various benefits of practicing such an ancient art form are still unknown to many. Beyond the assumption that it started in India, the knowledge about yoga takes a dip into the unknown. There are a lot of intricacies that need to be understood to really reap the true benefits of this ancient art form. This book aims at enlightening you and takes you into the wonderful yet mysterious world of yoga and in particular Hatha yoga. This audiobook helps you understand Hath yoga better and details the basics that can help you get started. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin K. Ettington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111088/bk_acx0_111088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sending humans to Mars used to seem like an impossible dream. But with the discovery of flowing water on Mars and the blockbuster movie The Martian, even NASA is talking about a human mission to Mars. So why do people want to go to the Red Planet? We hear from a Mars One finalist and from the commander of one of NASA´s Mars simulations; for eight months she lived in a dome on the side of a volcano. Also, two science fiction heavyweights: Andy Weir describes the improbable origins of his blockbuster novel The Martian, and Kim Stanley Robinson wonders what it would be like to travel to the nearest habitable star system, 12 light years away. His answer? Like being trapped in a Motel 6. [Broadcast Date: October 7, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/151007/rt_tbon_151007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.