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The Invention of Nature (eBook, ePUB)
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WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARDWINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016'A thrilling adventure story' Bill Bryson'Dazzling' Literary Review 'Brilliant' Sunday Express'Extraordinary and gripping' New Scientist'A superb biography' The Economist'An exhilarating armchair voyage' GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist - more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy's Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the world's highest volcanoes and inspired princes and presidents, scientists and poets alike. Napoleon was jealous of him; Simon Bolívar's revolution was fuelled by his ideas; Darwin set sail on the Beagle because of Humboldt; and Jules Verne's Captain Nemo owned all his many books. He simply was, as one contemporary put it, 'the greatest man since the Deluge'.Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps - racing across anthrax-infected Russia or mapping tropical rivers alive with crocodiles - Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today. Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. He wanted to know and understand everything and his way of thinking was so far ahead of his time that it's only coming into its own now. Alexander von Humboldt really did invent the way we see nature.

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Stand: 25.11.2020
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Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three C...
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Pure Land is the story of the most brutal murder in the history of the Grand Canyon and how McGivney's quest to investigate the victim's life and death wound up guiding the author through her own life-threatening crisis. On this journey stretching from the southern tip of Japan to the bottom of Grand Canyon, and into the ugliest aspects of human behavior, Pure Land offers proof of the healing power of nature and of the resiliency of the human spirit. Tomomi Hanamure, a Japanese citizen who loved exploring the rugged wilderness of the American West, was killed on her birthday, May 8, 2006. She was stabbed 29 times as she hiked to Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Indian reservation at the bottom of Grand Canyon. Her killer was an 18-year old Havasupai youth named Randy Redtail Wescogame, who had a history of robbing tourists and was addicted to meth. It was the most brutal murder ever recorded in Grand Canyon's history. Annette McGivney covered the tragedy for Backpacker magazine where she is Southwest Editor and she wrote an award-winning article that received more reader mail than any story in the last decade. While the assignment ended when the article was published, McGivney could not let go of the story. As a woman who also enjoys wilderness hiking, McGivney felt a bond with Hanamure and embarked on a years-long pursuit to learn more about her. McGivney traveled to Japan and across the American West following the trail Hanamure left in her journals. Yet, McGivney also had a connection to Wescogame, Hanamure's killer, and her reporting unexpectedly triggered long-buried memories about violent abuse McGivney experienced as a child. Pure Land is a story of this inner and outer journey, how two women in search of their true nature found transcendence in the West's most spectacular landscapes. It is also a tale of how child abuse leads to violence and destroys lives. And it is, ultimately, a story of healing. While c 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032482/bk_adbl_032482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Andy Goldsworthy: Touching Nature
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ANDY GOLDSWORTHY: TOUCHING NATURE A new and revised edition of our best-selling book on Andy Goldsworthy. A completely rewritten exploration of the sculptor, updated to include recent works such as Night Path (2002) and Chalk Stones (2003) in Sussex, Three Cairns (2002) on the American East and West coasts, Stone Houses (2004) and Garden of Stones (2003) in Gotham, Passage (2005) in London, and Slate Domes (2005) in Washington, DC. Known as a 'land', 'earth', 'nature' or 'environmental' artist, Andy Goldsworthy works with(in) nature. He uses natural materials in natural shapes and forms often set in natural contexts (but also in cities, towns, parks, sculpture parks, and many spaces created or adapted by people). FROM THE INTRODUCTION In the 1990s, Andy Goldsworthy's art began to rise in popularity: the glossy coffee table book Stone became a bestseller (bear in mind it was then priced at $55). In 1994 Goldsworthy took over some West End galleries with a large one-man show. In 1995 he was part of an intriguing group show at the British Museum (Time Machine), creating sculptures, along with Richard Deacon, Peter Randall-Page and others, in amongst the monumental statuary of the famous Egyptian Hall. Also in 1995, Goldsworthy designed a set of Royal Mail stamps (and again in 2003). Digne in France became an increasingly important Goldsworthy location, with shows in 1995, 1997 and 2000). Prestigious commissions occurred in the US from the mid-1990s onwards. For instance: the giant Wall at Storm King Art Center in 1998; the Three Cairns on the East and West Coasts and Iowa in 2001-02; the 'stone houses' at the Metropolitan Museum in Gotham in 2004; the monument to the Holocaust (also in New York) in 2003; and the slate domes in Washington, DC in 2005. Goldsworthy continues to work in countries such as Japan, Australia, Holland, Canada, North America and France (with France and the US becoming primary centres of Goldsworthy activity), but his home ground of Dumfriesshire in Scotland remains (at) the heart of his work. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY William Malpas has written books on Richard Long and land art, as well as three books on Andy Goldsworthy, including Andy Goldsworthy In America. Malpas's books on Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy are the only full-length studies of these artists available. Fully illustrated, with a revised text. Bibliography and notes. 312pp. ISBN 9781861714404. www.crmoon.com

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Stand: 25.11.2020
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Andy Goldsworthy: Touching Nature
24,91 € *
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ANDY GOLDSWORTHY: TOUCHING NATURE A new and revised edition of our best-selling book on Andy Goldsworthy. A completely rewritten exploration of the sculptor, updated to include recent works such as Night Path (2002) and Chalk Stones (2003) in Sussex, Three Cairns (2002) on the American East and West coasts, Stone Houses (2004) and Garden of Stones (2003) in Gotham, Passage (2005) in London, and Slate Domes (2005) in Washington, DC. Known as a 'land', 'earth', 'nature' or 'environmental' artist, Andy Goldsworthy works with(in) nature. He uses natural materials in natural shapes and forms often set in natural contexts (but also in cities, towns, parks, sculpture parks, and many spaces created or adapted by people). FROM THE INTRODUCTION In the 1990s, Andy Goldsworthy's art began to rise in popularity: the glossy coffee table book Stone became a bestseller (bear in mind it was then priced at $55). In 1994 Goldsworthy took over some West End galleries with a large one-man show. In 1995 he was part of an intriguing group show at the British Museum (Time Machine), creating sculptures, along with Richard Deacon, Peter Randall-Page and others, in amongst the monumental statuary of the famous Egyptian Hall. Also in 1995, Goldsworthy designed a set of Royal Mail stamps (and again in 2003). Digne in France became an increasingly important Goldsworthy location, with shows in 1995, 1997 and 2000). Prestigious commissions occurred in the US from the mid-1990s onwards. For instance: the giant Wall at Storm King Art Center in 1998; the Three Cairns on the East and West Coasts and Iowa in 2001-02; the 'stone houses' at the Metropolitan Museum in Gotham in 2004; the monument to the Holocaust (also in New York) in 2003; and the slate domes in Washington, DC in 2005. Goldsworthy continues to work in countries such as Japan, Australia, Holland, Canada, North America and France (with France and the US becoming primary centres of Goldsworthy activity), but his home ground of Dumfriesshire in Scotland remains (at) the heart of his work. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY William Malpas has written books on Richard Long and land art, as well as three books on Andy Goldsworthy, including Andy Goldsworthy In America. Malpas's books on Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy are the only full-length studies of these artists available. Fully illustrated, with a revised text. Bibliography and notes. 312pp. ISBN 9781861714404. www.crmoon.com

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Stephen F. Austin: The Life and Legacy of the F...
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The independence of Texas is recognized! Don't you see it in the papers?” - Stephen F. Austin’s last wordsTexas has a unique history among the 50 states that comprise the United States of America, and much of that is due to the nature of the men who brought about its independence. Of them, few are as famous or more important than Stephen F. Austin.Born in the very shadow of the Founding Fathers in Virginia, Austin seemed destined from birth to do something special. Certainly, his father Moses saw potential in the boy, training him up to take the lead in whatever situation he found himself in, and various life experiences transformed Stephen. Moses provided his son with plenty of the difficulties, including bankruptcy, business losses, and family squabbles, all by the time his son was 20 years old. Ultimately Moses bequeathed his son the chance to become an empresario, a 19th-century leader of American pioneers in Texas. Austin in turn shaped the future of Texas in a way that no other leader ever had the opportunity to do, and by carefully choosing men like himself, politically, religiously, and ethically, he helped create an independent nation (and future state) known for its rugged individualism and self-determination. Unfortunately, he also created a place where slavery, America’s great shame, was allowed to flourish for more than 40 years, and a place where people of color would struggle for generations to receive equality under the laws, many of which he either wrote or inspired.Ironically, the man whose name is so synonymous with Texas was not involved in the most famous battles that secured its independence. This actually ensured that he survived when so many of his contemporaries died, but he still lost his run for the presidency of Texas and instead had to accept an appointment as the Republic’s first Secretary of State. Ultimately, it made little difference in the end, for he served only two months before he died of UNKNOWN N N ©2018 Charles River Editors;(P)2018 Charles River Editors http://www.audible.de/pd/B07FXXB27Y?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07FXXB27Y?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Mama's Blues: A Wildflower’s Resilience to a Path of Self-Empowerment & Freedom (Unabridged) 15.95 AVAILABLE Mama's Blues: A Wildflower’s Resilience to a Path of Self-Empowerment & Freedom (Unabridged) Mama's Blues (Unabridged) DAPHNE TAN You can emerge as a survivor with a wildflower’s resilience to embark on your own path to freedom, as well.... Maya Golden Bethany Themeworks Production 2018-07-31 20:46:57 222 B07G2T4RZD English - Self-Development English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/123731de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123731/bk_acx0_123731_sample.mp3 You can emerge as a survivor with a wildflower’s resilience to embark on your own path to freedom, as well. Boldly create new revolutionary perspectives for our near future, against all odds of growing up within the internal conflicts, dysfunctions, and drama of family ties and relationships. Skate through the whirlwind of emotional rollercoaster rides to overcome all the obstacles, madness, and chaos of the heart and mind.Mama’s Blues will leave no stones unturned. UNKNOWN N N ©2017, 2018 DAPHNE TAN;(P)2018 DAPHNE TAN http://www.audible.de/pd/B07G2T4RZD?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07G2T4RZD?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Dragnet: The Big Gamble 28.95 AVAILABLE Dragnet: The Big Gamble Dragnet: The Big Gamble Original Radio Broadcast Racketeers and robbers, crap-shooters and kidnappers, hit men and hard cases - watch out! Joe Friday's on the job, and he isn't here to fool around! Join Jack Webb for 20 gritty true-life tales of urban crime.... Jack Webb Radio Spirits 2018-07-30 17:41:17 587 B07G1NSFDB English - Radio & TV English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/radi/001832de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/radi/001832/bk_radi_001832_sample.mp3 We don't try to punch a moral. If there's one in the show, the people get it." (Jack Webb) Racketeers and robbers, crap-shooters and kidnappers, hit men and hard cases - watch out! Joe Friday's on the job, and he isn't here to fool around! Join Jack Webb for 20 gritty true-life tales of urban crime from the files of the Los Angeles Police Department. Ben Alexander, Martin Milner, Jack Kruschen, Virginia Gregg, June Whitley, Stacy Harris, and more co-star as the city's cops, concerned citizens, and cold criminals. Episodes Include: The Big Gamble 05-08-52; The Big Mail 05-15-52; The Big Shakedown 05-22-52; The Big 4th 05-29-52; The Big Whiff 06-05-52; The Big Donation 06-12-52; The Big Roll 06-26-52; The Big Trio 07-03-52; The Big Hate 07-10-52; The Big Signet 07-31-52; The Big Impression 08-07-52; The Big Drive 08-14-52; The Big Paper 08-21-52; The Big Test 08-28-52; The Big Ray 09-04-52; The Big Bull 09-14-52; The Big Shot 09-21-52; The Big Brain 09-28-52; The Big Jolt 10-05-52; The Big Lie 10-12-52 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123181/bk_acx0_123181_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 25.11.2020
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The Invention of Nature
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WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARDWINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016'A thrilling adventure story' Bill Bryson'Dazzling' Literary Review 'Brilliant' Sunday Express'Extraordinary and gripping' New Scientist'A superb biography' The Economist'An exhilarating armchair voyage' GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist - more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy's Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the world's highest volcanoes and inspired princes and presidents, scientists and poets alike. Napoleon was jealous of him, Simon Bolívar's revolution was fuelled by his ideas, Darwin set sail on the Beagle because of Humboldt, and Jules Verne's Captain Nemo owned all his many books. He simply was, as one contemporary put it, 'the greatest man since the Deluge'.Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps - racing across anthrax-infected Russia or mapping tropical rivers alive with crocodiles - Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today. Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. He wanted to know and understand everything and his way of thinking was so far ahead of his time that it's only coming into its own now. Alexander von Humboldt really did invent the way we see nature.

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Cultural Technics
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As we move further into a new millennium often typified by the rapid dissemination of digital communication technologies, many questions arise with respect to the way these new tools potentially impact the individuals and groups who use them. Attendant to these questions is the degree to which technology users themselves might adapt such tools to their own purposes as the Internet, and all of its apparatuses, spread into the hidden space and places of the world. Deferring, for the time-being, the standing promise of digital communication systems designed to enhance productivity, multitasking abilities and cognitive flow, this investigation into media-cultural interfaces is inspired by a conception of communication as a formative mechanism, something which not only speeds the relay and transmission of information, but simultaneously constitutes (and in part determines) the structure of our symbolic reality. This book documents the establishment of an early E-mail system at a Native American community in the Northeastern United States, and interrogates the nature of the human-machine interactions that occurred there.

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The Invention of Nature
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WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARDWINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016'A thrilling adventure story' Bill Bryson'Dazzling' Literary Review 'Brilliant' Sunday Express'Extraordinary and gripping' New Scientist'A superb biography' The Economist'An exhilarating armchair voyage' GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist - more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy's Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the world's highest volcanoes and inspired princes and presidents, scientists and poets alike. Napoleon was jealous of him, Simon Bolívar's revolution was fuelled by his ideas, Darwin set sail on the Beagle because of Humboldt, and Jules Verne's Captain Nemo owned all his many books. He simply was, as one contemporary put it, 'the greatest man since the Deluge'.Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps - racing across anthrax-infected Russia or mapping tropical rivers alive with crocodiles - Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today. Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. He wanted to know and understand everything and his way of thinking was so far ahead of his time that it's only coming into its own now. Alexander von Humboldt really did invent the way we see nature.

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Inventing English
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Why is there such a striking difference between English spelling and English pronunciation? How did our relatively simple grammar rules develop? What are the origins of regional dialect, literary language, and everyday speech, and what do they have to do with you? Based on the enormous success of his video and lecture series and the widespread popularity of his public speaking events, Seth Lerer's "Inventing English" is a masterful, engaging history of a language constantly in flux. Many scholars and journalists have written about the changing nature of our grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments in the larger history of English, reconstructing an epic tale of creation, celebration, and reinvention. Lerer begins in the seventh century with the poet Caedmon teaching himself to sing our earliest poem in English. Then, we meet the scribes of Peterborough Abbey, who recorded changing grammar. The Great Vowel Shift can be traced to the spelling choices of personal letter writers in the fifteenth-century, and in 1755, Samuel Johnson produced his Dictionary. Lerer describes the differences between English and American usage and the link between regional dialect and race, class, and gender. He tells his own story of growing up in an immigrant community in Brooklyn, torn between a desire to"better"himself through proper English and his love for the melodic, Italian-Yiddish mash-ups of his childhood. Contact with foreign languages, popular culture, advertising, the Internet, and e-mail continue to shape English for future generations. In conclusion, Lerer wonders whether globalization and technology have turned English into a world language and reflects on what has been preserved and what has been lost.

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