It happens everywhere: offices, schools, even your own backyard. And, seemingly, anything can trigger it: cell phones, sirens, bad music, constant distractions, your boss, or even your spouse. We all know certain things get under our skin. Can science explain why? NPR´s Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman take you on a scientific quest through psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and other disciplines to uncover the truth about being annoyed. Annoying: Gives fascinating, surprising explanations for why people react the way they do to everything from chili peppers to fingernails on a blackboard Explains why irrational behavior (like tearing your hair out in traffic) is connected to worthwhile behavior (like staying on task) Includes tips for identifying your own irritating habits! With fascinating insights and fun explanations, Annoying is anything but. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Palca, Flora Lichtman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000570/bk_high_000570_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.
Night Fright!(Ubusuky Ukuthuka!)As an American jazz artist and educator based in South Africa since 1999, this is one in a set of pieces that reflect my musical and other experiences in this fascinating country. Night Fright! - Ubusuky Ukuthuka! was composed while on Fulbright with the family to Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. Kwazulu-Natal is set in subtropical, sub-saharan Africa with pounding summer rains and relentless humidity. One night after a shower and in bed with a recent copy of David Hajdu´s biography of Billy Strayhorn entitled Lush Life, I was nearly frightened out of my skin when the largest bug I´ve ever seen fell directly onto the pages of my book. My wife came running thinking I was being murdered by the sound of my screams - thus truly a Ubusuky Ukuthuka! - Night Fright! Performance Tips This is a fun blues to play. The opening vamp can be repeated any number of times. However it´s important to create a freaky, frightful atmosphere by using sparse and scary effects in the intro. Letter A is on cue. Play the accented eighth-notes in bars 4-5 short, straight, but with a meaty and heavy-noted feel. I think my scream can be heard in measure six of letter A. The last four bars of A has a relaxed swing feel to it; the bass should walk here with the remaining rhythm section players changing also to a 4/4 jazz feel. The bass and rhythm section should back to the funky, opening feel for solos at letter B. The rhythm section may choose and have the flexibility to walk/swing during certain solos. Solo backgrounds at letter C are on cue. Let your drummer solo on the D. C. over the opening vamp figure. You have the option to re-introduce the freaky effects as long as they don´t take the focus off your drummer. After the final statement of the melody have the rhythm section delay the last chord Ab/F - play this on cue while the horns are holding the trill. All the trills are to be played slow and expressive. Try to imagine the bug!!! Night Fright! - Ubusuky Ukuthuka! can be heard on the CD Two in One: Mike Rossi & Ulrich Suesse (MRUS 4074).Nombre de pages :34
DescriptionTeachers Book for Debbie Campbell´s Minibeast Madness. Minibeasts takes a humorous and delightfully appealing look at a bug´s life, as fiesta guests gather in the garden on midsummer´s night. Contains ten songs for performance as a musical or concert, songs that will both amuse and provide excellent new repertoire for young singers. Includes costume suggestions and performance notes as well as full lyrics and a CD with all the accompaniments you will need for rehearsals and performance.A humorous and entertaining classroom musical for Keystages 2-3.SonglistBuzzin´ TonightCaterpillar LullabyCicada SerenadeDaisy The Tipsy SpiderDung Beetle BoogieI´ve Got A Bee In My BonnetMarch Of The MinibeastsPraying Mantis PrayerSnail House BluesThe Silly Millipede
This arrangement for strings or full orchestra brings the excitement of the original soundtrack to your young students in a very playable format. If you enjoyed A Bug´s Life, you will enjoy this movie and its music!
A new group of beetles has just moved in and they’re disturbing Tucker’s sleep with their loud music. But they can’t stop practicing if they want to win the Battle of the Bug Bands. Will Tucker find a way to deal with all this racket and get a good night’s sleep? These favorite characters from The Cricket in Times Square star in the brand new-adventure created especially for beginning listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen McInerney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001608/bk_aren_001608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bump and jive from one to 10 with a boisterous band of bugs in this selection, which introduces creepy crawlies and calypso instruments. After the rhyming story, there are fascinating facts about the insects and calypso bands, as well as a simple music score. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. La Tuza. http://samples.audible.de/bk/bare/000046/bk_bare_000046_sample.mp3.
Come sit on the porch a spell. Let´s talk about times gone by and folks we remember, about slow summer evenings and lightning bugs in a jar. Listen to the music of a creaky swing and hand-cranked ice cream and cicadas chorusing in the sultry night air. Let´s talk about how things used to be in the South - and for some of us, they way they still are. Welcome to the world of Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes, where award winning authors Deborah Smith, Sandra Chastain, Virginia Ellis, Debra Dixon, Donna Ball and Nancy Knight come together for the first time to create this poignant, humorous collection of nostalgic tales. Here life´s lessons are handed down - liberally sprinkled with hilarity - from eccentric relatives, outrageous pets and unrepentant neighbors, and served up with a generous dollop of that most valued of all Southern commodities: good old fashioned storytelling. From Mississippi to Georgia, from Florida to Tennessee, these daughters of the South will take you on a lush tour of the times and places they know best, each voice as refreshing and inviting as a glass of cold sweet tea on a hot afternoon. So come. Let us take you back. Let us take you home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002439/bk_acx0_002439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You may know that singing sensation Taylor Swift has won over fans of both pop and country music. But did you know that Taylor: Used to help out on her family´s Christmas tree farm by pulling bugs off the trees? Yuck! Won a national poetry contest in fourth grade with her poem ´´Monster in My Closet´´? Thought of the melody for her hit song ´´Tim McGraw´´ in her ninth-grade math class and sang it into her phone in the school bathroom so she wouldn´t forget it? Want to know more about the life of this talented celebrity? Listen to this audiobook to learn all about Taylor´s childhood, family, career, boyfriends, favorite things, and more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000656/bk_lrnr_000656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This recording contains fully dramatized versions of some the world´s best-loved classic tales of horror and suspense, complete with sound effects and music. ´´The Hound of the Baskervilles´´ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, ´´The Time Machine´´ by H. G. Wells, ´´Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde´´ by Robert Louis Stevenson, and ´´Tales of Poe´´, which includes the classics ´´The Gold Bug´´, ´´The Fall of the House of Usher´´, and ´´The Cask of Amontillado´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Lewis, Rick Cimino, Bernard Mayes, Pat Franklyn, James Arrington, Joseph Gostanian, Carolyn Lewis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000511/bk_high_000511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.