The atomic and molecular structure of history is created by moments in time and the interactions of those instances. Micro-moments can have macro-consequences. Consequence, Empire, War.... Space and time collide. This streamZcast compendium takes stories of four Americans whose lives were dramatically influenced by a simple split second in the wink of a young girl´s eye at a New York racetrack in the America of 1874. These life stories came to a head in 1941 when the vast ocean that Magellan named ´´The Peaceful Sea´´ became decidedly unPacIFc. Four lives affected in very different ways by a moment in time. A brief instant that changed the economic and political structures of the planet that we populate. The American and Allied conflict with Japan in the Pacific has proved to be a passing of the baton. The baton of Empire. And the true establishment of the American Century. These four stories and linking narrative get under the skin and into the hearts of protagonists in the way that only storytelling can. To add contrast, context and texture, European viewpoints are included, further broadening the listener´s knowledge and understanding of a broader world. American historian, geographer, and occasional humorist Bill Goodwin, and European writer and muse Mark Woods, combine their knowledge and insights. Their aim? To reconnect people with history through the lives and stories of real people. You, me, us.That is the streamZcast.com ethos. The streamZcast.com compendiumZ are written, composed and arranged specifically for the Internet and smart devices. Smart...And why is the ´IF´ in the compendium´Z title capitalised? Clue: The youngest Nobel Literature Prize winner... my son. Sapere Aude (Latin trans: ´Dare to Know´) 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/strm/000002/bk_strm_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As you read with your ears, you will travel through history with this streamZcast.com compendium. History meets psychology. What would you do if you had to go to World War One or Two? What would the experience do to you afterwards? How would you cope? Shell Shock, battle fatigue, the rack, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.These three stories, the EuroViewPoint and the narrators´ conversations in the studio provide a unique insight for everyman. These stories and our compendiumZ become learning tools - enjoyable educational tools to help people fully appreciate history.War changes the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways, as these stories will show. Within those lives are lessons for us all - experiences that can change us too. Seen through the eyes of two ordinary American men, Waropa chronicles the myriad consequences of both the World Wars in Europa. We learn of these heroes early days, their lives, loves and fears. We travel with them through battles in Italy and France, under the leadership of military legends such as ´´Black Jack´´ Pershing and George Patton.After the fighting is over, the stories continue as rebuilding their lives continue back home in America. These three stories get under the skin and into the hearts of protagonists in the way that only storytelling can.To add contrast and context, a European viewpoint is included, further broadening the listener´s knowledge and understanding of a broader world. American Historian, geographer, and occasional humorist Bill Goodwin, and European writer Mark Woods, combine their knowledge and insights. Their aim? To reconnect people with history through the lives and stories of real people.That is the streamZcast.com ethos. streamZcast.com compendiumZ are written specifically for the Internet and smart devices. Sapere Aude (Latin trans: ´´Dare to Know´´) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Goodwin, Mark Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/strm/000001/bk_strm_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here´s a biographical profile of Charles Goodyear, the man who gave the world one of its most useful products: vulcanized rubber. Natural rubber, the milky sap of rubber trees, is not a very practical commodity. It melts in hot weather or cracks and freezes in cold weather. In 1839, Charles Goodyear came across a process that made rubber so useful it changed the world we live in. A century later there were 122 rubber factories in Ohio, including Firestone Tire & Rubber, U. S. Rubber, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber. Akron was the rubber capital of the nation, probably the world.But Goodyear´s discovery did not bring him wealth or station; he spent many years and much of his fortune protecting his patents in endless court battles. Goodyear´s story is the quintessential Greek tragedy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Baron Ron Herron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000113/bk_bigh_000113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.´´ (Leonardo) In Charles River Editors´ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history´s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. The concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kid´s attention all the way to the end. The Renaissance spawned the use of the label ´´Renaissance Man´´ to describe a person who is extremely talented in multiple fields, and no discussion of the Renaissance is complete without the original ´´Renaissance Man´´, Leonardo da Vinci. Indeed, if 100 people are asked to describe Leonardo in one word, they might give 100 answers. As the world´s most famous polymath and genius, Leonardo found time to be a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. It would be hard to determine which field Leonardo had the greatest influence in. His Mona Lisa and The Last Supper are among the most famous paintings of all time, standing up against even Michelangelo´s work. But even if he was not the age´s greatest artist, Leonardo may have conduced his most influential work was done in other fields. His emphasis on the importance of nature would influence enlightened philosophers centuries later, and he sketched speculative designs for gadgets like helicopters that would take another four centuries to create. Leonardo´s vision and philosophy were made possible by his astounding work as a mathematician, engineer, and scientist, at a time when much of science was dictated by church teachings, Leonardo studied geology and anatomy long before they became scientific fields, and he used his incredible artistic abilities to sketch the famous Vitruvian Man, linking art and science together. Leonardo also conducted scie... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092047/bk_acx0_092047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.´´ (Ansel Adams) ´´Some of the natural world is appealing, some of it is terrifying, and some of it grosses us out. Modern people don´t want to be dropped naked into a swamp. We want to tour Yosemite with our water bottles and G.P.S. devices. The natural world is a source of happiness and fulfillment, but only when prescribed in the right doses.´´ (Paul Bloom) ´´If for a moment you are inclined to regard these taluses as mere draggled, chaotic dumps, climb to the top of one of them, and run down without any haggling, puttering hesitation, boldly jumping from boulder to boulder with even speed. You will then find your feet playing a tune, and quickly discover the music and poetry of these magnificent rock piles - a fine lesson; and all Nature´s wildness tells the same story - the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent uprush of sap in plants, storms of every sort - each and all are the orderly beauty-making love-beats of Nature´s heart.´´ (John Muir) The United States is full of natural wonders, but few remain unspoiled by man as much as Yosemite National Park: a 750,000-square-acre park near the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Despite being inhabited by people for nearly 3,000 years, the relatively remote spot helped ensure that even as America expanded west, the Yosemite area avoided being settled or exploited like so many other areas on the frontier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Lehman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033410/bk_acx0_033410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Read with your ears and listen with your heart. Travel through history with a streamZcast.com compendium of history and its myriad voices.... streamZcast is a smart media publisher (no dead trees) creating alternative creative learning tools for a new media age. The studio team adds sfx (sound effects to you and I), music, song, and innovations to add drama, emphasis and, yes, fun - new alternative learning tools for adults, students and children alike. This streamZcast compendium discusses five remarkable American writers - ´´Writers of Passage´´, writing of ordinary folks in a new frontier. Europeans and others inherit their cultures; young Americans had to build theirs almost literally from scratch. All that means that the streamZcast compendium begins with John Filson. Though born in Pennsylvania, he wrote of the iconic Daniel Boone in the new territory of Kentucky (spelt Kentucke at that time). Then, rapidly on his heels, came the great romantic, James Fenimore Cooper - and American literary style was beginning. The world was to learn about their young but complicated nation. Then a long glimpse into the harrowing horrors of slavery through the eyes, experiences, words and oratory of Frederick Douglass, a man who bought his own freedom. Next, piloting up and down the mighty Mississippi, the mighty Mark Twain with his imaginary childhood friends, Huck, Tom, and Puddin´ Head: America gains a significant sense of humour, the world smiles. Rounding out this Part 1 is Upton Sinclair. His work changed America in ways that affect his countrymen to this day. Each of the streamZcast compendiums has in-studio conversations describing how the stories of history were researched and recorded; comprehensive bibliographies; and a list of companion eBookZ available from the streamZcast.com. Read with your ears, listen with your heart, listen to the future of history, with streamZcast. Sapere Aude (Latin for ´´Dare to Know´´). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Goodwin, Mark Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/strm/000003/bk_strm_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Its roots are old...and twisted! The blood of the tree is its sap. It has sustained Scott Belvedere´s family for generations. It´s the secret ingredient behind the family´s intoxicating ale and bourbon, among other elixirs. But only when Scott inherits The Family Tree Inn, deep in the hills of Virginia, does he learn anything about his family, its symbiotic history, or the mammoth, ancient tree around which the inn is literally built. And after he stumbles upon the bony secrets hidden in its roots, while in the welcoming arms of the innkeeper´s daughter, he realizes that not only is blood thicker than water - it´s the only thing that might save him from the hideous fate of his ancestors... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Clayton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081848/bk_acx0_081848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pause is an important message ready to be heard. We check our phones an average of 221 times a day; we have apps that help us sleep and remind us to be mindful while we secretly measure our success in ´likes´. Time is our luxury, and yet with technology we are never able to leave the office, even when we aren´t there. The fear of missing out makes us rush from one thing to the next, not really taking any of it in. Pause allows you to finally put yourself, your feelings and your intuition first. Learning to say no, doing the things that make you feel good, and not doing the things that don´t make you feel good - these are not self-indulgent, listening to your own heart and wisdom doesn´t make you selfish and slowing down to appreciate your life isn´t lazy or unambitious. It is an ancient message but still just as strong: when you pause to take care of yourself and your own life, you become the person you´re meant to be. This book gives you the space and the practices so that you can learn how to benefit from the power of the pause. It uses nature, creativity and your inner spirit to allow the energy to flow freely once again. There are exercises to ground you, to give access to your intuition, to help you breathe deeply and allow your monkey mind to settle. It gives you time to explore what is big in your life right now, to know deep down what matters. It opens you up, allowing you to freely experience all the pain, the joy and the twists and turns of life. It gives you back your courage, your fire and your connection. Danielle Marchant has a long work history as a successful executive coach in the corporate industry, working with top-level executives at companies such as HSBC, McKinsey Unilever and SAP. She has more than 13 years´ experience working with leaders in 20 different countries and spent three years living and working in Asia, where she set up a pioneering coaching company and an award-winning change ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danielle Marchant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001103/bk_orio_001103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2018 The dazzling second novel in Ali Smith´s essential Seasonal Quartet -- from the Baileys Prize-winning, Man Booker-shortlisted author of Autumn and How to be both Winter? Bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goes. The shortest days, the longest nights. The trees are bare and shivering. The summer´s leaves? Dead litter. The world shrinks; the sap sinks. But winter makes things visible. And if there´s ice, there´ll be fire. In Ali Smith´s Winter, lifeforce matches up to the toughest of the seasons. In this second novel in her acclaimed Seasonal cycle, the follow-up to her sensational Autumn, Smith´s shape-shifting quartet of novels casts a merry eye over a bleak post-truth era with a story rooted in history, memory and warmth, its taproot deep in the evergreens: art, love, laughter. It´s the season that teaches us survival. Here comes Winter.
The air pirate Andan Cly is going straight. Well, straighter. Although he’s happy to run alcohol guns wherever the money’s good, he doesn’t think the world needs more sap, or its increasingly ugly side-effects. But becoming legit is easier said than done, and Cly’s first legal gig - a supply run for the Seattle Underground - will be paid for by sap money. New Orleans is not Cly’s first pick for a shopping run. He loved the Big Easy once, back when he also loved a beautiful mixed-race prostitute named Josephine Early - but that was a decade ago, and he hasn’t looked back since. Jo’s still thinking about him, though, or so he learns when he gets a telegram about a peculiar piloting job. It’s a chance to complete two lucrative jobs at once, one he can’t refuse. He sends his old paramour a note and heads for New Orleans, with no idea of what he’s in for - or what she wants him to fly. But he won’t be flying. Not exactly. Hidden at the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain lurks an astonishing war machine, an immense submersible called the Ganymede. This prototype could end the war, if only anyone had the faintest idea of how to operate it…. If only they could sneak it past the Southern forces at the mouth of the Mississippi River…. If only it hadn’t killed most of the men who’d ever set foot inside it. But it’s those ´´if onlys” that will decide whether Cly and his crew will end up in the history books, or at the bottom of the ocean. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001305/bk_aren_001305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.