Stink Bugs of Economic Importance in America North of Mexico: Robert McPherson
Bombs, Bugs, Drugs, and Thugs:Intelligence and America´s Quest for Security NYU Press Loch K. Johnson
Garden Insects of North America:The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs Whitney Cranshaw
Garden Insects of North America:The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs - Second Edition LSU Press. 2. Auflage Whitney Cranshaw, David Shetlar
Think about this: How would you address a group of two or more people? Would you say ´´you´´, ´´you all´´, ´´yous´´, ´´you lot´´, ´´y´all´´, ´´you guys´´, ´´you´uns´´, ´´yinz´´, or something else? Would that change depending on whom you were talking to or where you were? Your answers can provide revealing insights into who you are, where you grew up or live now, and your social, economic, and educational background. Welcome to the enthralling world of linguistics. If you´ve ever been curious about how words like awesomesauce ever came to be, let alone made it into the Oxford English Dictionary, or if you´ve wondered why you say ´´firefly´´ and someone else calls the same insect a ´´lightning bug´´, English in America is for you. There´s an incredibly rich and colorful history behind American English. A profoundly diverse assortment of cultures has influenced our vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar, and the language continues to grow and shift. Dialect variations are widespread and actually increasing, and the new words, accents, and sentence structures both reflect and shape changes in our culture and society. Investigating these dialects is the domain of sociolinguistics, the study of the intricate interrelation between language variation and cultural, interpersonal, and personal identity. Over 24 lectures, you´ll encounter a wide range of ethnic and social groups that have shaped the course of the development of American English over the centuries: English speakers from all over the British Isles; speakers of West African languages; immigrants from Western and Eastern Europe; speakers of languages from Asia; and Spanish speakers from all over the world. In considering the contributions of these groups, you´ll also gain deep insights into the perceptions - and misperceptions - about language and dialect variation. As you´ll discover, American English is an umbrella term for many different EnglishES, reflecting who we have always been a... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Schilling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000432/bk_tcco_000432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Empire of the Beetle:How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America´s Great Forests Greystone Books Andrew Nikiforuk
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National security expert Loch Johnson and Reverend Roy Hawthorne on this edition of Fresh Air. Loch Johnson´s written several books about intelligence and the trade-off of personal freedom, including Bombs, Bugs, Drugs and Thugs: Intelligence and America´s Quest for Security. Johnson is a professor of political science at the University of Georgia. He has served on several US Senate committees on Intelligence. Reverend Roy Hawthorne is one of the original windtalkers. They were a group of Navajo men who developed a secret code for American World War II fighters. The Japanese were able to break every other code the military developed. The Navajo code was the only one never solved by the Japanese and is considered the key tool in winning that war. The code was declassified in 2001, and the code talkers medals of honor from President Bush. The new film Windtalkers is based on the story of the codemakers. John Woo directed the film; Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater star. Hawthorne gives talks about the codemaking process to schoolchildren nationwide. (Broadcast Date: June 12, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020612/rt_whyy_020612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The war lasted minutes, but the fight´s far from over.... Sergeant Danielle Walker is on a hostage rescue op in Yemen when a mysterious EMP strike changes the world. Cut off from civilization and deep within insurgent-held territory, Walker and her team must team up with old enemies to defeat a merciless invasion force...a foe that´s already mopping up their worldwide conquest. In the post-apocalyptic ruins of America, her prepper husband, Dixon, struggles to bug out of Judgment Day. None of Dixon´s expensive preparations are enough in a world on the brink of annihilation. With nothing but his wits and the clothes on his back, Dixon must survive a cutthroat new-world order to save himself and his stepdaughter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Clay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046512/bk_acx0_046512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.