How a nation grew into an empire and the birth of a modern society The Victorian era has dominated the popular imagination like no other period, but these myths and stories also give a very distorted view of the 19th century. The early Victorians were much stranger than we usually imagine, and their world would have felt very different from our own. It was only during the long reign of the Queen that a modern society emerged in unexpected ways. Using character portraits, events, and key moments, Paterson brings the real life of Victorian Britain alive - from the lifestyles of the aristocrats to the lowest ranks of the London slums. This includes the right way to use a fan, why morning visits were conducted in the afternoon, what the Victorian family ate, and how they enjoyed their free time, as well as the Victorian legacy today: convenience food, coffee bars, window shopping, mass media, and celebrity culture. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010322de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Building on your iMinds Collection, enjoy Generalist Volume 4. A compilation of diverse topics across our twelve categories, in Generalist Volume 4 you will learn about: The life of Andy Warhol, the difficult history of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, the story of the Geisha, the wonder of the Rosetta Stone, the feeling of l’Esprit de l’Escalier, the myth of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the strength of The Plantagenets, the role of International Criminal Tribunals, the history of Man on the Moon, the feat of the Triple Crown of US Racing and the street art phenomenon that is Stencil Art. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000077de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you tired of feeling worn out, sick, and overweight? Why is it that we experience weight gain, fatigue, aches and pains, illnesses, and memory loss as we get older? And, more importantly, do we have to? These ailments do become more common in our 30s and 40s, but they are by no means inevitable. In fact we are perfectly capable of remaining slim and vigorous, and our brains can absolutely stay clear and sharp - if we give them what they need. The problem is that most of us don´t do that. We don´t realize what our bodies need, so we eat the wrong foods, skimp on sleep, and deprive our bodies of the movement they crave. Overwhelmed by the stresses and the pressures of our lives, we take a host of prescriptions, never realizing how they might be disrupting our bodies´ innate abilities to heal. Most insidious of all, many of us lack the personal support and the community that we need to feel fully alive. Instead we buy in to the myth that age means decline. A pioneer and internationally recognized expert in integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman proves that you don´t have to feel this way. You have a choice! In his latest book, Dr. Lipman breaks through the common myths and misconceptions surrounding aging and dieting, and he zeroes in on what you need to do in order to feel your very best. His two-week Revitalize Program brings together key information regarding insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerance, gut and hormonal imbalances, sleep disorders, medications and supplements, and community support. And beyond the audio content on this download, you´ll find even more helpful material via documents available for downloads on Hay House´s website (Dr. Lipman will give you your access code as you listen to the audio download). The additional downloads will give you: Pages of delicious, nutritious recipes to support you along the way Handy shopping lists and meal plans Simple exerci... Language: English. Narrator: Frank Lipman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hayh/000328de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Journalist John Pender has returned to his home town of Whiteshead to rekindle his marriage. Ex-British Intelligence Officer Dave Johnson has arrived to isolate himself after his fiance is murdered during a mission that went terribly wrong. But excavations for the new shopping centre unearth a mysterious contagion that threatens to throw their lives into chaos. Now the residents of Whiteshead are trapped within a quarantine zone with the military on one side and ravenous hordes on the other. Escape is no longer an option. Far out in the mouth of the estuary a small keep sits forlornly surrounded by an apron of jagged rocks. This refuge has always been unassailable, a place of myth and legend that has grown in folklore through the years. Now, it´s the survivors´ only hope of sanctuary. But there are thousands of flesh-eating infected between them and the keep and time is running out… ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Holcomb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016419de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author Violet Blue shows smart girls everywhere how to enjoy mind-blowing G-spot orgasms - with or without a partner. ´´The G-spot is not a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. It is a place in your body.´´ (from the introduction) It´s not a myth, it´s a miracle - the G-spot, that powerhouse of female orgasm. With wit and panache, sex educator and best-selling writer Violet Blue helps readers master the sexual alphabet through G.´´ Beginning with an anatomical guide and incorporating suggestions for couple-play, positions, toys, and safer sex, The Smart Girl´s Guide to the G-Spot will lead to thrilling new sensations and earth-shaking, bed-breaking, gale force climaxes. As with all her sex guides, Violet includes sections on further reading and recommended videos and DVDs, and practical information on toys and toy shopping. Any girl can unleash her own awesome orgasmic superpower with The Smart Girl´s Guide to the G-Spot. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Malone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001860de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you tired of feeling worn out, sick, and overweight? Why is it that we experience weight gain, fatigue, aches and pains, illnesses, and memory loss as we get older? While these ailments do become more common in our 30s and 40s, they aren´t inevitable. In fact, we are perfectly capable of remaining young, slim, and vigorous - and our brains can absolutely stay clear and sharp - if we give them what they need. What´s that? The right foods, plenty of sleep, and the healthy movement our bodies are craving. The problem is that most of us don´t do that. We don´t realize what our bodies need, so we eat the wrong foods, skimp on sleep, and deprive our bodies of the movement they crave. Overwhelmed by the stresses and the pressures of our lives, we take a host of prescriptions, never realizing how they might be disrupting our body´s innate ability to heal. Most insidious of all, many of us lack the personal support and the community that we need to feel fully alive. Instead, we buy into the myth that age means decline. Best-selling author and internationally recognized expert in integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Frank Lipman shares the 10 key steps to live your best life! He breaks through the common myths and misconceptions surrounding aging and dieting, and he zeroes in on what you need to do in order to feel great. His two-week revitalize program and extended maintenance program bring together key information regarding insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerance, gut and hormonal imbalances, sleep disorders, medications and supplements, and community support. The book also features: Delicious, nutritious recipes to support you along the way Handy shopping lists and meal plans Simple exercises, meditation practices, and restorative yoga sequences Information about powerful anti-aging and digestive supplements and vitamins And more! Dr. Lipman also offers a lifelong... Language: English. Narrator: Frank Lipman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hayh/000346de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What Did You Worry About Today? Chances Are, You Didn´t Need to . . .Paranoid Parents take heart: You´re not alone in your sleepless nights. When surveyed by Paranoid Parents founder Christie Barnes, 75 percent of moms and dads said they worried about ´´everything´´ when it came to their kids. Things like: Is this really the right school? Will she get kidnapped at the mall? Are those car seats safe? Will he be bullied at camp? Is that splinter infected? Does he really have ADD or is he just hyper? Is she experimenting with drugs? In our fear-based culture that makes us over-buy, over-protect, and over-parent in an effort to keep our kids safe, Christie Barnes knows the truth: Most parents are wasting their time worrying about the wrong things. From years of research, Barnes will give parents a much-needed reality check, opening their eyes to the real dangers likely to befall their kids with simple, effective tips to prevent them from happening. She will help paranoid parents to come clean about their biggest fears, reveal the Top Ten real dangers as opposed to the Myth Makers, and offer realistic ways to safeguard kids at every stage without stealing their childhoods. By rallying against our biggest fears with the facts, the Paranoid Parents Guide will help moms and dads enjoy parenthood more, and allow their kids develop the resiliency, independence, and good decision-making skills that are essential yet lacking in today´s society. So stop worrying about a shark attack . . . because your child is more likely to be injured by a shopping cart. Think that ice hockey is more dangerous than cheering? Think again. Is there ever an age when your kids are safer? (The answer is yes.) Are strangers the real enemy? (Actually, no.) How dangerous is the world we live in? As Barnes will prove, it´s easier to enjoy your time with your children when you are prepared; not paranoid. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Eliza Foss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002752de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An exposé of pseudoscientific myths about our evolutionary past and how we should live today. We evolved to eat berries rather than bagels, to live in mud huts rather than condos, to sprint barefoot rather than play football - or did we? Are our bodies and brains truly at odds with modern life? Although it may seem as though we have barely had time to shed our hunter-gatherer legacy, biologist Marlene Zuk reveals that the story is not so simple. Popular theories about how our ancestors lived - and why we should emulate them - are often based on speculation, not scientific evidence. Armed with a razor-sharp wit and brilliant, eye-opening research, Zuk takes us to the cutting edge of biology to show that evolution can work much faster than was previously realized, meaning that we are not biologically the same as our caveman ancestors. Contrary to what the glossy magazines would have us believe, we do not enjoy potato chips because they crunch just like the insects our forebears snacked on. And women don’t go into shoe-shopping frenzies because their prehistoric foremothers gathered resources for their clans. As Zuk compellingly argues, such beliefs incorrectly assume that we’re stuck - finished evolving - and have been for tens of thousands of years. She draws on fascinating evidence that examines everything from adults’ ability to drink milk to the texture of our ear wax to show that we’ve actually never stopped evolving. From debunking the caveman diet to unraveling gender stereotypes, Zuk delivers an engrossing analysis of widespread paleofantasies and the scientific evidence that undermines them, all the while broadening our understanding of our origins and what they can really tell us about our present and our future. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Darrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012336de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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