More than money, power, and even happiness, silence has become the most precious and dwindling commodity of our modern world.Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day. In Pursuit of Silence gives context to our increasingly desperate sense that noise pollution is, in a very real way, an environmental catastrophe.Listening to doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnikexamines why we began to be so loud as a society, and what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet. He shows us the benefits of decluttering our sonic world.As Prochnik travels across the United States and overseas, we meet a rich cast of characters: an idealistic architect who is pioneering a new kind of silent architecture in collaboration with the Deaf community at Gallaudet University; a special operations soldier in Afghanistan (and former guitarist with Nirvana) who places silence at the heart of survival in war; a sound designer for shopping malls who ensures that the stores we visit never stop their auditory seductions; and a group of commuters who successfully revolted against piped-in music in Grand Central Station.A brilliant, far-reaching exploration of the frontiers of noise and silence, and the growing war between them, In Pursuit of Silence is an important book that will appeal to fans of Michael Pollan and Daniel Gilbert. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Hagen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000385/bk_gdan_000385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is among our top sellers in the previous editions. All of our Caymans guides have sold exceptionally well. The Caymans are ultra-prosperous and safe, with great resorts, fabulous watersports, and terrific restaurants. A major stop for cruise ships, there are 1,800,000 cruise visitors per year, plus 250,000+ arriving by plane. Lots of detail on the shopping, dining, hotels, sightseeing, and entertainment, based on personal visits by the authors plus a special emphasis on activities such as boating, fishing, golf, walking, biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and bird watching. Other activities included are paragliding, sailing, catamaran cruises, soaring, waterskiing, windsurfing, driving trips, and horseback riding. For all of these, the authors give a list of local operators who can set you up with equipment, ferry you around from site to site, or actually guide you on the trips. Diverse woodlands and pristine wetlands occupy much of the islands interiors, rugged hiking trails meander across the peaks and valleys, and mangrove swamps cushion the shoreline, offering a unique breeding ground for many birds and fish. These protected wilderness areas are often left unexplored by lay-in-the-sun-all-day tourists, who miss some of the biggest attractions the islands offer. We tell you how to see them all. The authors then take you touring, visiting all the popular tourist sites and towns, offering valuable tips on shopping, transportation, restaurants, and accommodations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055893/bk_acx0_055893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bumblebee Textbook: AUFBAU und KONZEPT Das Textbook enthält 64 farbigen Seiten. Im vorderen Teil befinden sich die Themenkapitel mit vielen ansprechenden Übungsseiten. Ergänzt werden die Themenkapitel mit den jahreszeitlichen Seiten mit Festen, den Methodenseiten ´´How-to´´, dem Übergangskapitel und der Wörterliste. Jedes Kapitel startet mit einem Erzählbild inklusive Bildwörterbuch, in dem der verbindliche Wortschatz abgebildet ist. Hilfreiche Fragen in der Lehrerzeile bereichern den Unterricht mit der Startseite. Verbindliche Strukturen sind farblich hervorgehoben. Im Textbook motivieren vielfältige Übungsseiten, die klar strukturiert sind: Die Kompetenzzeile vermittelt Schülerinnen und Schülern das Lernziel der Seite. Rot markierte Satzteile zeigen die verbindlichen Satzstrukturen, sie bleiben stehen, schwarze Satzteile sind austauschbar. So bilden Kinder schnell eigene Sätze. Musterdialoge zwischen Kindern zeigen, wie ein Gespräch geführt werden kann. Die Fotoabbildung und die realistischen Kommunikationssituationen motivieren zur Nachahmung. Die Musterdialoge helfen dabei, Dialoge selbstständig zu sprechen. Die Sherlock-Bumblebee gibt schlaue Tipps zur language awareness, die im Portfolioheft wieder aufgegriffen werden. Super-Bumblebee Aufgaben motivieren alle Kinder. Lehrerzeilen mit Wiederholungstipps sowie mit Verweisen auf die ´´How to´´-Methodenseiten. Extra-Seiten fördern noch einmal intensiv: Auf der Let´s talk Dialogseite werden wichtige Dialoge des Kapitels auf einer Fotoseite zusammengeführt. Im Workbook gibt es zu jeder Dialogseite eine Übungsseite ´´Let´s practise´´. Lisas Briefe aus England an ihre deutschen Freunde stellen einen kindgerechten Bezug zur Landeskunde her. Sie berichtet von ihren Erfahrungen in England, auf den Seiten zu Festen und Special Days sprechen die Kinder über sich und andere. Auf den Übungsseiten gibt viele tolle Songs, Rhymes und Chants. Auf den ´´How to´´-Methodenseiten werden kindgerecht Lerntipps zum Hören, Sprechen, Lesen und Schreiben vermittelt. In der thematischen Wörterliste im Anhang ist der verbindliche Wortschatz hervorgehoben. Kapitel und Themen Klasse 3: Hello (numbers, colours) At school (school things) Lisa´s family and pets (family, pets) Breakfast with Ben (breakfast, food and drinks) Flea market at Park school (shopping, clothes) Keep fit (sports, games) A visit to Sugarbush farm (farm animals, activities) A birthday party (birthday, time) Special days (Halloween, Christmas) Storytime (The Gingerbread Man) Look it up (How to ..., Work together, Look it up)
Find out how to see the best Madrid has to offer in just a few days. If you are planning to go to Madrid for only two or three days and you want to make the best of your short stay, then you have come to the right place. The focus of this book is to make your short stay one of the most memorable experiences of your life. The goal of this book is not to squeeze everything the city has to offer into two or three days. The goal is to show you the best of the city in two or three days. I know people like different things, but Madrid is such an incredible place that even in a small area you will find a variety of things that will fascinate or interest you. If you are looking for the encyclopedia of travel books, then don´t buy this book. This book is for a short stay traveler only! We focus on the best the city has to offer. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn.... The best museums and galleries in Madrid The best restaurants in Madrid The best hotels How to get around Madrid When to visit Madrid Places to avoid The best sightseeing spots in Madrid The best shopping experiences in the city Have an amazing experience in Madrid and a lifetime of great memories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Freddy Moyano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100096/bk_acx0_100096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook may be listened to as a standalone novella. You do not need to have listened to either series to enjoy. The Rose Gardner series and the Ghost-in-Law series combine to bring you a rollicking round of holiday fun! Rose Gardner and Neely Kate Colson are thrilled with Mason´s early present to Rose - a trip for the two of them to New Orleans for shopping, great food, and awesome seats to Wicked. Neely Kate plans to use the opportunity to visit a psychic and find out once and for all what her paranormal ability is. But when the psychic is murdered, and Neely Kate and Rose were the last people to see her alive, they find themselves the main suspects in a Christmas killing. Taylor Beaumont has exhausted all resources in trying to figure out her new ghostly roommate, Helena. Seeing a psychic is the last resort. Taylor hoped for answers about Helena´s worldly existence but instead finds herself embroiled on the wrong side of a murder investigation. Seeing no other option, Taylor and Helena combine forces with Rose and Neely Kate to clear their names. But can they solve the mystery in time to save Christmas? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon McManus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023604/bk_adbl_023604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hong Kong Travel Guide Whether it is business or leisure bringing you to Hong Kong, you will find something suitable for your tastes. With a plethora of shopping arcades and skyscrapers in the business district, the city lures travelers from all over the world. If you are looking for a relaxing break with your family, quiet retreat or a honeymoon, Hong Kong is a great destination. The city is safe, and since it offers numerous attractions for people of all ages, no wonder it is one of the most sought after destinations in China. Hong Kong brings you unlimited fun and a variety of things to do. Whether you choose to go temple hopping or laze on the beaches, you will experience Hong Kong at its best. One of the best times to visit the city is during the colorful festivals as the celebrations last for several days, featuring fireworks, street parades, lots of dancing and drinking. Chinese New Year is one of the most awaited times of the year, and the entire country celebrates this festival with pomp and show. If you love shopping, you would not want to miss the Fashion Week that is held in February every year. If you are interested in sightseeing, then you may choose to opt for the Hong Kong tours that include sightseeing in their itinerary. You can visit the numerous historic buildings, iconic monuments, and beaches. The city also has a lot of interesting tourist areas mainly for recreation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061742/bk_acx0_061742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The cookies are baked. The tree is trimmed. The shopping? Well, it´s almost done, and Fiona´s parents have finally returned home for a holiday visit - along with some unexpected unruly friends. Yep, Fiona´s perfectly planned Christmas is coming together, but how could´ve she planned for her favorite uncle´s murder? Who could possibly kill a sweet old man who´s played Santa at the local mall every year without fail? Fiona´s boyfriend, Detective Nathan Landry, is determined to find out - before Christmas day arrives. There´s only one problem: Nancy Quinn. Fiona´s mom is just as determined as the detective to catch the murderer, and she isn´t shy about getting the job done - even if it includes breaking a few pesky laws! Will Fiona and her mother find the killer first or will the killer find them? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maren Swenson Waxenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090022/bk_acx0_090022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christmas is supposed to be a happy time, but Aisling Grimlock is feeling anything but festive. For her, the world seems to be shrinking, and good cheer is hard to find. Her live-in boyfriend Griffin Taylor is in a good mood. His shopping is done, he’s happy with their new living arrangements, and his mother is coming to visit. This will be the first time she meets the Grimlock family... and Aisling has her doubts about how smooth the meeting will go. Aisling’s worry about meeting Griffin’s mother takes a backseat when a new enemy appears, this one haunting Aisling in mirrors and turning up at the exact wrong time. The creature seems fascinated with Aisling - following her from one mirror to the next and threatening her very survival. The Grimlocks are going to have to join forces when one of their own goes down, banding together as a united front to make sure the thing they love most - their family - isn’t torn apart. Christmas is coming... and so is trouble. Survival isn’t a given this year, but the Grimlocks won’t give up without a fight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Krause. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100571/bk_acx0_100571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shop till you drop! Visit the city´s most glamorous area, find out where the unique shops and galleries are, and let us take you to the best people-watching cafes in the neighborhood. City Surf audio walking tours give you an insider´s look into a city. Listen to the tours while you walk, use the maps to navigate, and explore the city like a local. Find out what makes each neighborhood cool, unique, and totally exciting!We recommend this tour if you like shopping at boutiques, dining, people watching, art galleries, and history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: City Surf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/surf/000004/bk_surf_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Molly Appleby is on cloud nine. The talented reporter and senior staff writer for Collector´s Weekly just got engaged to the man she loves. When she takes time off to plan her wedding and shop for a vintage gown, the spunky writer with a growing reputation for finding corpses and solving murders vows to her family and fiancé to avoid trouble at all costs - until the wedding photographer she visits turns up dead in his home, the victim of foul play. So when she´s not busy shopping for the perfect dress or sampling endless varieties of cake, Molly once again finds herself attempting to unravel a mystery, and the endless string of women spurned by the playboy photographer leaves no shortage of suspects. When another corpse turns up and Molly discovers that the woman who sold her a gorgeous vintage gown might be the murderer - and that the gown itself may be linked to a decades-old crime - Molly must summon all her sleuthing skills to find the killer before her preparations for the big day become plans for her funeral. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Arndt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006054/bk_tant_006054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.