An Exposition of Certaine Difficult and Obscure Wordes, and Termes of the Lawes of this Realme:Newly Set Foorth & Augmented, Both in French and English, for the Helpe of such Yonge Studentes as are Desirous to Attaine the Knowledge of the Same. Whereunto John Rastell
The Magic Of Experience - A Contribution To The Theory Of Knowledge: H. Redgrove
An authoritative, quirky trivia book divided into themed chapters. Whitaker´s Little Book of Knowledge contains thousands of general knowledge gems: from everything you learned at school to fascinating lists of contemporary ´top-tens´, mini-biographies of famous artists and writers, plus condensed guides to films and works of art and literature. In addition, there is a light-hearted journey down memory lane featuring humorous entries on forgotten treasures from different decades and a stand-alone sport chapter with guides to both well-known and obscure sports, key rules, a glossary of terms and short biographies of the world´s greatest sporting heroes. Facts are both newly researched and drawn from the rich treasure-trove of the Whitaker´s Almanack archive, which dates back to 1868. Whitaker´s Little Book of Knowledge is a truly unique ready-reference containing fascinating facts for every trivia buff while providing a unique insight into the world from the 19th century through to the present day.
When ´´metadata´´ became breaking news, appearing in stories about surveillance by the National Security Agency, many members of the public encountered this once-obscure term from information science for the first time. Should people be reassured that the NSA was ´´only´´ collecting metadata about phone calls - information about the caller, the recipient, the time, the duration, the location - and not recordings of the conversations themselves? Or does phone call metadata reveal more than it seems? In this audiobook, Jeffrey Pomerantz offers an accessible and concise introduction to metadata. In the era of ubiquitous computing, metadata has become infrastructural, like the electrical grid or the highway system. We interact with it or generate it every day. It is not, Pomerantz tell us, just ´´data about data´´. It is a means by which the complexity of an object is represented in a simpler form. For example, the title, the author, and the cover art are metadata about a book. When metadata does its job well, it fades into the background; everyone (except perhaps the NSA) takes it for granted. Pomerantz explains what metadata is and why it exists. He distinguishes among different types of metadata - descriptive, administrative, structural, preservation, and use - and examines different users and uses of each type. He discusses the technologies that make modern metadata possible, and he speculates about metadata´s future. By the end of the book, listeners will see metadata everywhere. Because, Pomerantz warns us, it´s metadata´s world, and we are just living in it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Menasche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001770/bk_gdan_001770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lotze´s System of Philosophy:Logic - Of Thought, of Investigation, and of Knowledge Hermann Lotze
Disputes between Kharadron Overlords sky-captains are common - and some lead to outright conflict. Such is the case as the Black Eagle is bombarded by its sister ship of Barak-Zilfin, the feared Skarskorr´s Glory. But this is more than just a battle of arms. The wits of the skyvessels´ captains - and their knowledge of the obscure tenets of the Kharadron code - will be tested, and only the most knowledgable, determined and, perhaps, willing to cheat will see victory.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Conlin, John Banks, David Seddon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gawo/000792/bk_gawo_000792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dan and Drew continue their quest for survival in the chaotic new world. Having gained a little more knowledge and weaponry, the two strike out to prepare for the coming winter and secure their base of operations. In the process, they discover a few frightening things about the former occupants of their neighborhood and the surprising existence of another person who has faced the apocalypse with a startling indifference. Communicating via the bulletin board system, Dan meets another survivor not far away who would make a valuable third addition to their little group. His knowledge of obscure things, and seeming preparedness, leads Dan to believe that he is needed. Deciding to scoop him up in an impromptu rescue mission, the two travel north. Along the way, they discover the desolation that has been left by not only the infection, but an ongoing conflict between a paramilitary group and the surviving US Armed Forces. As the world continues to crumble around them, new challenges and shocking discoveries will test their strength and unity. Only by teaming up with their new ally, and making it safely back home, can Dan and Drew hope to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clifford Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051358/bk_acx0_051358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, often starring the forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He is often credited with having invented the inverted detective story (a crime fiction in which the commission of the crime is described at the beginning, with the story then describing the detective´s attempt to solve the mystery.) Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite obscure, points of scientific knowledge, from disciplines such as tropical medicine, metallurgy, and toxicology. The Magic Casket describes a classic case for Dr. Thorndyke. It tells the story of an ordinary and apparently quite worthless metal casket, which conceals a mysterious secret which nearly costs a young woman her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000408/bk_redd_000408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After suffering an emotionally-brutal bereavement and against her counselor´s advice, Jackie ran away. Suddenly within a new culture, with a new husband and no friends, she was living in the obscure world of cruising with zero knowledge of boats. Crashing within the first 24 hours, Jackie realized life would never be the same again: a floating home with no fridge or hot water, and with a dinghy instead of a car. Suffering self-doubts, she became fearful of her new world. The first off-shore voyage took Jackie into a ferocious storm, which battered her physically and mentally. Amid the raging seas, Jackie shed the fear she´d been harboring. Soon she was blissfully voyaging around the world, but she still carried the mixed emotions of losing one man, while falling head over heels in love with another. Not only did Jackie deal successfully with the challenges of her new existence, she also battled with the testosterone-fueled nautical world to become both a professional captain and a qualified maritime teacher. Most importantly, Jackie found herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Michaels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041654/bk_acx0_041654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.