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The Great Warming:  Climate Change and the Rise...
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A breakout best seller on how the earth's previous global warming phase reshaped human societies from the Arctic to the Sahara. From the 10th to the 15th centuries, the earth experienced a rise in surface temperature that changed climate worldwide, a preview of today's global warming. In some areas, including Western Europe, longer summers brought bountiful harvests and population growth that led to cultural flowering. In the Arctic, Inuit and Norse sailors made cultural connections across thousands of miles as they traded precious iron goods. Polynesian sailors, riding new wind patterns, were able to settle the remotest islands on earth. But in many parts of the world, the warm centuries brought drought and famine. Elaborate societies in western and Central America collapsed, and the vast building complexes of Chaco Canyon and the Mayan Yucatn were left empty. The history of the Great Warming of a half millennium ago suggests that we may yet be underestimating the power of climate change to disrupt our lives today - and our vulnerability to drought, writes Fagan, is the silent elephant in the room. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001535/bk_adbl_001535_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Girl in the Spider's Web, by David Lagercra...
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Preview: The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel is the fourth novel in the Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz. This book follows Lisbeth Salander, a Swedish hacker who, while looking into her father and sister's criminal empire, uncovers information about ties between a criminal organization, the National Security Agency (NSA), and a massive technology corporation. Prominent scientist, Franz Balder, recently learned his autistic son, August, is being abused by his stepfather, Lasse Westman. Balder travels from the United States to Sweden in order to retrieve the boy from his mother, actress Hanna Balder. The boy has been neglected and not received the proper care because Westman and Hanna used Balder's child support money on other things. Balder and August stop at a streetlight. August has a silent, but strongly emotional reaction to a man on the street who Balder later learns is a friend of Westman's, who participated in abusing August.... Please note: this is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary & analysis of The Girl in the Spider's Web: Summary of book Introduction to the important people in the book Analysis of the themes and author's style About the author: With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, and summarize and analyze them for your convenience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044612/bk_acx0_044612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death...
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In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day. Praise for Billions & Billions "[Sagan's] writing brims with optimism, clarity and compassion."-Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Sagan used the spotlight of his fame to illuminate the abyss into which stupidity, greed, and the lust for power may yet dump us. All of those interests and causes are handsomely represented in Billions & Billions."-The Washington Post Book World "Astronomer Carl Sagan didn't live to see the millennium, but he probably has done more than any other popular scientist to prepare us for its arrival."-Atlanta Journal & Constitution "Billions & Billions can be interpreted as the Silent Spring for the current generation. . . . Human history includes a number of leaders with great minds who gave us theories about our universe and origins that ran contrary to religious dogma. Galileo determined that the Earth revolved around the Sun, not the other way around. Darwin challenged Creationism with his Evolution of Species. And now, Sagan has given the world its latest challenge: Billions & Billions."-San Antonio Express-News "[Sagan's] inspiration and boundless curiosity live on in the gift of his work."-Seattle Times & Post-Intelligencer "Couldn't stay awake in your high school science classes? This book can help fill in the holes. Acclaimed scientist Carl Sagan combines his logic and knowledge with wit and humor to make a potentially dry subject enjoyable to read."-The Dallas Morning News

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Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death...
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In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day. Praise for Billions & Billions "[Sagan's] writing brims with optimism, clarity and compassion."-Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Sagan used the spotlight of his fame to illuminate the abyss into which stupidity, greed, and the lust for power may yet dump us. All of those interests and causes are handsomely represented in Billions & Billions."-The Washington Post Book World "Astronomer Carl Sagan didn't live to see the millennium, but he probably has done more than any other popular scientist to prepare us for its arrival."-Atlanta Journal & Constitution "Billions & Billions can be interpreted as the Silent Spring for the current generation. . . . Human history includes a number of leaders with great minds who gave us theories about our universe and origins that ran contrary to religious dogma. Galileo determined that the Earth revolved around the Sun, not the other way around. Darwin challenged Creationism with his Evolution of Species. And now, Sagan has given the world its latest challenge: Billions & Billions."-San Antonio Express-News "[Sagan's] inspiration and boundless curiosity live on in the gift of his work."-Seattle Times & Post-Intelligencer "Couldn't stay awake in your high school science classes? This book can help fill in the holes. Acclaimed scientist Carl Sagan combines his logic and knowledge with wit and humor to make a potentially dry subject enjoyable to read."-The Dallas Morning News

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American Film History
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This authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the rich and innovative history of this period in American cinema. Spanning an essential range of subjects from the early 1900s Nickelodeon to the decline of the studio system in the 1960s, it combines a broad historical context with careful readings of individual films. * Charts the rise of film in early twentieth-century America from its origins to 1960, exploring mainstream trends and developments, along with topics often relegated to the margins of standard film histories * Covers diverse issues ranging from silent film and its iconic figures such as Charlie Chaplin, to the coming of sound and the rise of film genres, studio moguls, and, later, the Production Code and Cold War Blacklist * Designed with both students and scholars in mind: each section opens with an historical overview and includes chapters that provide close, careful readings of individual films clustered around specific topics * Accessibly structured by historical period, offering valuable cultural, social, and political contexts * Contains careful, close analysis of key filmmakers and films from the era including D.W. Griffith, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Erich von Stroheim, Cecil B. DeMille, Don Juan, The Jazz Singer, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Scarface, Red Dust, Glorifying the American Girl, Meet Me in St. Louis, Citizen Kane, Bambi, Frank Capra's Why We Fight series, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Rebel Without a Cause, Force of Evil, and selected American avant-garde and underground films, among many others. * Additional online resources such as sample syllabi, which include suggested readings and filmographies for both general specialized courses, will be available online. * May be used alongside American Film History: Selected Readings, 1960 to the Present, to provide an authoritative study of American cinema through the new millennium

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Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death...
19,90 CHF *
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan’s thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day. Praise for Billions & Billions “[Sagan’s] writing brims with optimism, clarity and compassion.” —Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel “Sagan used the spotlight of his fame to illuminate the abyss into which stupidity, greed, and the lust for power may yet dump us. All of those interests and causes are handsomely represented in Billions & Billions.” —The Washington Post Book World “Astronomer Carl Sagan didn’t live to see the millennium, but he probably has done more than any other popular scientist to prepare us for its arrival.” —Atlanta Journal & Constitution “ Billions & Billions can be interpreted as the Silent Spring for the current generation. . . . Human history includes a number of leaders with great minds who gave us theories about our universe and origins that ran contrary to religious dogma. Galileo determined that the Earth revolved around the Sun, not the other way around. Darwin challenged Creationism with his Evolution of Species. And now, Sagan has given the world its latest challenge: Billions & Billions.” —San Antonio Express-News “[Sagan’s] inspiration and boundless curiosity live on in the gift of his work.” —Seattle Times & Post-Intelligencer “Couldn’t stay awake in your high school science classes? This book can help fill in the holes. Acclaimed scientist Carl Sagan combines his logic and knowledge with wit and humor to make a potentially dry subject enjoyable to read.” —The Dallas Morning News

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Where Did My America Go?
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Take heed America there are progressive changes happening you may not like. However, the author does leave the reader with a solution. Michael Solomon is just an ordinary independent citizen who has had enough of the rhetoric from politicians on both sides of the aisle; especially the Left. He is not a talk show host, so his voice has never been heard. However, he may be starting a revolution against the progressive changes that are tearing down the fibers of the fabric of America. In his new book 'Where Did My America Go?' the author challenges the American people to take a hard look around them at what is happening to this country before it is too late. He explains it with compassion and defines it in simple every day language that anyone can understand. His message is critical for the survival of America as it once was. He has witnessed the actions of the ACLU in their attempt, he believes, to carry out a plan to overthrow the American Government through political correctness. He believes that groups that articulate hatred are dismantling the pedestal that America once stood on. They use the constitution as a soapbox for reform without ever considering the long-range consequences of their actions. The author believes it is time to fight back. He has developed a plan to allow the silent majority to have their voice heard along with his. What follows is an examination of what has transpired in America throughout the last millennium and crossing into the new century. The author tackles sensitive issues in political America today, about which many people have expressed their anger, but have remained silent except in private circles. Solomon examines with bold retrospect the issues of the war in Iraq, the media, education, Tort Reform, racial discrimination, the Ten Commandments, the oil crisis, the Middle East, immigration, global warming and a host of other issues that concern most Americans. The author suggests that the New York Times may have succumbed to a self-serving, self-imposed, self-righteous form of extortion from terrorists. He examines how the press has and continually tries to influence the path of America through its biased reporting and skewed polls that are harmful to the American people and serve no one except their own agenda. Throughout the book Solomon constantly asks the reader if they are outraged yet? If you are not, you will be as soon as you start to read 'Where Did My America Go?' No topic is safe. He makes a strong, compassionate and persuasive plea to join him on Flag Day, 2007 to wake up American politicians and tell them in a nonpartisan voice to 'Bring Back My America.' If you are ready for the next 'Boston Tea Party,' this is the book for you. A must read, especially in today's political enviornment.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 29.10.2020
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Where Did My America Go?
29,90 CHF *
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Take heed America there are progressive changes happening you may not like. However, the author does leave the reader with a solution. Michael Solomon is just an ordinary independent citizen who has had enough of the rhetoric from politicians on both sides of the aisle; especially the Left. He is not a talk show host, so his voice has never been heard. However, he may be starting a revolution against the progressive changes that are tearing down the fibers of the fabric of America. In his new book 'Where Did My America Go?' the author challenges the American people to take a hard look around them at what is happening to this country before it is too late. He explains it with compassion and defines it in simple every day language that anyone can understand. His message is critical for the survival of America as it once was. He has witnessed the actions of the ACLU in their attempt, he believes, to carry out a plan to overthrow the American Government through political correctness. He believes that groups that articulate hatred are dismantling the pedestal that America once stood on. They use the constitution as a soapbox for reform without ever considering the long-range consequences of their actions. The author believes it is time to fight back. He has developed a plan to allow the silent majority to have their voice heard along with his. What follows is an examination of what has transpired in America throughout the last millennium and crossing into the new century. The author tackles sensitive issues in political America today, about which many people have expressed their anger, but have remained silent except in private circles. Solomon examines with bold retrospect the issues of the war in Iraq, the media, education, Tort Reform, racial discrimination, the Ten Commandments, the oil crisis, the Middle East, immigration, global warming and a host of other issues that concern most Americans. The author suggests that the New York Times may have succumbed to a self-serving, self-imposed, self-righteous form of extortion from terrorists. He examines how the press has and continually tries to influence the path of America through its biased reporting and skewed polls that are harmful to the American people and serve no one except their own agenda. Throughout the book Solomon constantly asks the reader if they are outraged yet? If you are not, you will be as soon as you start to read 'Where Did My America Go?' No topic is safe. He makes a strong, compassionate and persuasive plea to join him on Flag Day, 2007 to wake up American politicians and tell them in a nonpartisan voice to 'Bring Back My America.' If you are ready for the next 'Boston Tea Party,' this is the book for you. A must read, especially in today's political enviornment.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 29.10.2020
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American Film History
32,00 CHF *
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This authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the rich and innovative history of this period in American cinema. Spanning an essential range of subjects from the early 1900s Nickelodeon to the decline of the studio system in the 1960s, it combines a broad historical context with careful readings of individual films. Charts the rise of film in early twentieth-century America from its origins to 1960, exploring mainstream trends and developments, along with topics often relegated to the margins of standard film histories Covers diverse issues ranging from silent film and its iconic figures such as Charlie Chaplin, to the coming of sound and the rise of film genres, studio moguls, and, later, the Production Code and Cold War Blacklist Designed with both students and scholars in mind: each section opens with an historical overview and includes chapters that provide close, careful readings of individual films clustered around specific topics Accessibly structured by historical period, offering valuable cultural, social, and political contexts Contains careful, close analysis of key filmmakers and films from the era including D.W. Griffith, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Erich von Stroheim, Cecil B. DeMille, Don Juan, The Jazz Singer, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Scarface, Red Dust, Glorifying the American Girl, Meet Me in St. Louis, Citizen Kane, Bambi, Frank Capra s Why We Fight series, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Rebel Without a Cause, Force of Evil, and selected American avant-garde and underground films, among many others. Additional online resources such as sample syllabi, which include suggested readings and filmographies for both general specialized courses, will be available online. May be used alongside American Film History: Selected Readings, 1960 to the Present, to provide an authoritative study of American cinema through the new millennium

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 29.10.2020
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