In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of man´s relationship with the natural world, Stewart tracks down more than 100 of the worst entomological foes--creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs.
Bugs In The System:Insects And Their Impact On Human Affairs May R. Berenbaum
James Hillman is a psychologist and author of The Soul´s Code, recently at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. His essay ´´Going Bugs´´ is a classic exposition of the meaning of bugs in the human psyche. Hillman examines the role that bugs - insects and creepy-crawlies - play in dreams and how human reaction to them is symptomatic of larger concerns about animals and the natural world. Satya talked with him recently about bugs and the ducks and chickens with whom he lives in eastern Connecticut. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Hillman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008935/bk_brll_008935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you sometimes feel alone? Are there problems in your current relationship? Perhaps you broke up, or are you getting close to that? Do you feel that you are losing control of your children? How is your relationship with your parents? Are you searching for answers and want to change your life, but do not know where to find the answers? Look no further. Why Am I Alone reveals an ancient key to wisdom, happiness, and enjoying life. This book will teach you how to attain the ultimate happiness through the correct balance and order in the circles of your relationships. Why Am I Alone provides you with a roadmap to help you to find a path to tranquility, build confidence in yourself, improve your personal life, and be the happiest human being in the whole universe. You are responsible for your life, so follow the ladybug and take the first step today toward heaven´s harmony. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Maxon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000819/bk_acx0_000819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes - creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world´s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures. With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating stories of bugs gone wild. It´s an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that explore bugs with kinky sex lives, creatures lurking in the cupboard, militant ants, and phobias that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs. Wicked Bugs is a fascinating mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue that begins - but doesn´t end - in your own backyard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001992/bk_tant_001992_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lively, surprising tour of our mental glitches and how they arise. With its trillions of connections, the human brain is more beautiful and complex than anything we could ever build, but it’s far from perfect: our memory is unreliable; we can’t multiply large sums in our heads; advertising manipulates our judgment; we tend to distrust people who are different from us; supernatural beliefs and superstitions are hard to shake; we prefer instant gratification to long-term gain; and what we presume to be rational decisions are often anything but. Drawing on striking examples and fascinating studies, neuroscientist Dean Buonomano illuminates the causes and consequences of these ´´bugs” in terms of the brain’s innermost workings and their evolutionary purposes. He then goes one step further, examining how our brains function—and malfunction—in the digital, predator-free, information-saturated, special-effects-addled world that we have built for ourselves. Along the way, Brain Bugs gives us the tools to hone our cognitive strengths while recognizing our inherent weaknesses. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004422/bk_blak_004422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bedbugs. Few words strike such fear in the minds of travelers. In cities around the world, lurking beneath the plush blankets of otherwise pristine-looking hotel beds, are tiny, bloodthirsty beasts just waiting for weary wanderers to surrender to vulnerable slumber. Though bedbugs today have infested the globe, the common bedbug is not a new pest at all. Indeed, as Brooke Borel reveals in this unusual history, this most-reviled species may date back over 250,000 years, wreaking havoc on our collective psyche while even inspiring art, literature, and music - in addition to vexatious red welts. In Infested, Borel introduces audiences to the biological and cultural histories of these amazingly adaptive insects and the myriad ways in which humans have responded to them. She travels to meet with scientists who are rearing bedbug colonies - even by feeding them with their own blood (ouch!) - and to the stages of musicals performed in honor of the pests. She explores the history of bedbugs and their apparent disappearance in the 1950s after the introduction of DDT, charting how current infestations have flourished in direct response to human chemical use as well as the ease of global travel. She also introduces us to the economics of bedbug infestations, from hotels to homes to office buildings, and the expansive industry that has arisen to combat them. Hiding during the day in the nooks and seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, dresser tables, wallpaper, or any clutter around a bed, bed bugs are thriving and eager for their next victim. By providing fascinating details on bedbug science and behavior as well as a captivating look into the lives of those devoted to researching or eradicating them, Infested is sure to inspire at least a nibble of respect for these tenacious creatures - while also ensuring that you will peek beneath the sheets with prickly apprehension. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lena Kaminsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025787/bk_adbl_025787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The mysterious species called Flickers are thought to have a base in the outer solar system. A task force is sent to find out.Living in the Kuiper Zone, the Flicker want nothing more than to be left alone. But the solar system belongs to humans.Can the two coexist? Or will history repeat and contact lead to war, as has so often happened in humanity´s past?Against a species far more advanced than the beings they call Terrans? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Lennon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124020/bk_acx0_124020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.