The impact of printing on the development of the English language during the period of the Renaissance: Susanne Krebs
A tongue-in-cheek private detective with all the answers...and all the problems! This hilarious sleuth show combines the best of old-time radio acting with modern sound effects, music recording and editing. From his search for a lady´s husband (whom he thinks is better off lost) to a crook with a sweettooth and a sour personality, Garson Krebs faces each case with a wit that is guaranteed to bring you laughs! A detective comedy adventure with real film noir feel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: The Radio Repertory Company of America. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/radr/000004/pf_radr_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A ´´fascinating´´ (The Economist) dive into the world of linguistics that is ´´part travelogue, part science lesson, part intellectual investigation...an entertaining, informative survey of some of the most fascinating polyglots of our time´´ (The New York Times Book Review). We all learn at least one language as children. But what does it take to learn six languages...or seventy? In Babel No More, Michael Erard, ´´a monolingual with benefits,´´ sets out on a quest to meet language superlearners and make sense of their mental powers. On the way he uncovers the secrets of historical figures like Italian cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti, who was said to speak seventy-two languages; Emil Krebs, a pugnacious German diplomat, who spoke sixty-eight languages; and Lomb Kat, a Hungarian who taught herself Russian by reading Russian romance novels. On his way to tracking down the man who could be called the most linguistically talented person in the world, Erard meets modern language-superlearners. Among them is Alexander, who shows Erard the tricks of the trade and gives him a dark glimpse into the life of obsessive language acquisition. ´´Others do yoga,´´ writes Erard. ´´Alexander does grammatical exercises.´´ With his ambitious examination of what language is, where it lives in the brain, and the cultural implications of polyglots’ pursuits, Erard explores the upper limits of our ability to learn and to use languages, illuminating the intellectual potential in everyone. How do some people escape the curse of Babel - and what might the gods have demanded of them in return? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004087/bk_adbl_004087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A chilling and explosive tale of revenge set in the Middle East from acclaimed suspense novelist Peter Abrahams, aka Spencer Quinn, author of the Chet and Bernie Mysteries. After his unit is decimated in the Israeli war, Lieutenant Isaac Rehv returns to Haifa to find his family savagely murdered. Torn apart with grief and rage, he vows that his enemies - and the enemies of Israel - will pay. Months later, Rehv, who is a former literary scholar and professor of Arabic literature, has moved to America and is waiting tables at a local café in Manhattan. There, a chance encounter with a member of the Israeli resistance called Haganah and a botched assassination attempt will sow the seeds of a brilliantly orchestrated revenge plot. As Rehv prepares to unleash his secret weapon on an unsuspecting Islamic world, a terrorist watch group, led by a former CIA agent named Krebs, follows his every move. But Krebs may be too late to prevent the coming destruction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: P. J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023262/bk_adbl_023262_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are hundreds of ways to lead a more environmentally friendly, socially conscious, and liberally minded life - ways that can even be enjoyable. Justin Krebs explains that being liberal, or progressive, isn’t only a political act - it’s a lifestyle that’s suited to our changing America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008966/bk_adbl_008966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is a Threat Lurking Online with the Power to Destroy Your Finances, Steal Your Personal Data, and Endanger Your Life. In Spam Nation, investigative journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs unmasks the criminal masterminds driving some of the biggest spam and hacker operations targeting Americans and their bank accounts. Tracing the rise, fall, and alarming resurrection of the digital mafia behind the two largest spam pharmacies - and countless viruses, phishing, and spyware attacks - he delivers the first definitive narrative of the global spam problem and its threat to consumers everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006579/bk_brll_006579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Robert D. Krebs joined the ranks of Southern Pacific Railroad in 1966, the industry had been in decline for decades, and the future of trains was in peril. Despite these obstacles, Krebs fell in love with the rugged, competitive business of railroads and was determined to overcome its resistance to change and put rail transportation back on track. By the age of 40, Krebs was president of the Southern Pacific Railroad and went on to lead both the Santa Fe Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway companies. Riding the Rails: Inside the Business of America´s Railroads details Krebs´ rise to a position of influence in the recovery of America´s railroads and offers a unique insider´s view into the boardrooms where executives and businessmen reimagined transportation in the US. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David A. Nickerson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/131670/bk_acx0_131670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Music mogul Rowena Krebs is now a legend - she’s even made it to the Hall of Fame. Her old rival, now best friend, Topaz Rossi, is the designer-clad top dog at American Magazines. Both women are happily married - and life seems sweet. But things are changing: Rowena senses a shift both in business and maybe on the home front. Topaz knows her circulation figures are dropping but not what is wrong with her husband. And when you wear the crown, hidden enemies lurk in the shadows, waiting for the moment to strike. Paradise can be deceiving - if the past is on your trail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Lefkow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002409/bk_isis_002409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the outer banks of the Carolinas in 1941, fishermen and a few lonely sailors constitute the human population. Dominating the rough yet beautiful landscape is the majestic Killakeet Lighthouse, run for generations by the Thurlow family. But Josh Thurlow, the lighthouse keeper´s son, has forsworn his heritage to become the commander of a small Coast Guard patrol boat. Tortured by twenty years of guilt for losing his brother at sea, Josh still searches for him, even while a looming wolf pack of German U-boats threatens to decimate the shipping lanes off the coast. One of the U-boats is captained by a hardened Nazi, Otto Krebs. But Captain Krebs may bring ashore more than the war; he may also have the answer to Josh Thurlow´s quest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Kramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000151/bk_bkot_000151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this audiobook, you will be given an overview of the field of biochemistry. The following sections will take you through the fundamentals of biochemistry, starting with a short background in the field, an overview of the types of cells that are studied by biochemists, and the organization of structures within those cells. This will be followed by an introduction to the types of molecules that biochemists take interest in - proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. We begin to take a deeper look at the roles of these molecules in the structure and function of the cells, beginning with biological membranes, then the types and functions of some major classes of proteins, and completing the round up with a more detailed look at the nucleic acids and how they are involved in the processes of cell division and production of proteins. There then follows a short section describing some of the major techniques that have been used by biochemists to gather their knowledge on the structure and function of biological macromolecules. In the next section, we take a look at the processes that drive all of these biological reactions, the heart of biochemistry - the metabolic reactions including glycolysis and the Krebs or citric acid cycle, with a brief look at how the fuel consumed by the body is used to produce this energy. The final sections show some of the applications of biochemistry, including a look at how biochemists have contributed to the understanding of some of the most common human diseases, the uses of biochemical reactions in industry, and finally a quick look at the types of careers that are pursued by biochemists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: AudioLearn Voice Over Team. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005769/bk_acx0_005769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.