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@heaven: The Online Death of a Cybernetic Futur...
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Ninteen ninety-four, Northern California. The Internet is just emerging from its origins in the military and university research labs. Groups of idealistic technologists, recognizing its potential as a tool for liberation and solidarity, are working feverishly to build the network. In the early chat rooms of one such gathering, soon-to-become-famous as The WELL, a Stanford futurist named Tom Mandel creates a new conference. In a topic headed ´´Local Bug Report´´, he asks for advice from fellow online participants about how he might shake off a persistent hacking cough. A few weeks into the conversation, it emerges that Mandel´s illness is something serious. Within six months he is dead. This astonishing and deeply moving book is an edited version of the exchanges that took place on The WELL in the months leading up to the death of Mandel. It traces the way an innocuous health topic morphed into a dramatic chronicle of terminal illness and the complicated and emotional issues that surrounded it. A cast of articulate and savvy participants offer their advice and love to Mandel, supporting both him and each other as the trauma unfolds. At the center of their back-and-forth is Mandel himself, in a voice that is irascible, intelligent, never sentimental, and, above all, determined to stay in the conversation to the end. With an introduction by Paper editor Kim Hastreiter, who followed the exchanges on The WELL as they happened and was so moved that she printed and filed away a copy, @heaven opens a window onto the way the Internet functioned in its earliest days. In contrast to the trolling and take-downs of today´s online discourse, this electronic chronicle of a death foretold reminds us of the values of kinship and community that the Internet´s early pioneers tried to instill in a system that went on to take over the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Drummond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023968/bk_adbl_023968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Dec 17, 2018
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The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl O...
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Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year: a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, ´´extreme´´ 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North American birding record. In frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities that can make or break their lead, the birders race each other from Del Rio, Texas, in search of the rufous-capped warbler, to Gibsons, British Columbia, on a quest for Xantus´s hummingbird, to Cape May, New Jersey, seeking the offshore great skua. Bouncing from coast to coast on their potholed road to glory, they brave broiling deserts, roiling oceans, bug-infested swamps, a charge by a disgruntled mountain lion, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. The unprecedented year of beat-the-clock adventures ultimately leads one man to a new record, one so gigantic that it is unlikely ever to be bested: finding and identifying an extraordinary 745 different species by official year-end count. Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik creates a rollicking, dazzling narrative of the 275,000-mile odyssey of these three obsessives as they fight to the finish to claim the title in the greatest, or maybe the worst, birding contest of all time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000371/bk_rand_000371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl O...
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Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year: a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, ´´extreme´´ 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North American birding record. In frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities that can make or break their lead, the birders race each other from Del Rio, Texas, in search of the rufous-capped warbler, to Gibsons, British Columbia, on a quest for Xantus´s hummingbird, to Cape May, New Jersey, seeking the offshore great skua. Bouncing from coast to coast on their potholed road to glory, they brave broiling deserts, roiling oceans, bug-infested swamps, a charge by a disgruntled mountain lion, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. The unprecedented year of beat-the-clock adventures ultimately leads one man to a new record, one so gigantic that it is unlikely ever to be bested: finding and identifying an extraordinary 745 different species by official year-end count. Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik creates a rollicking, dazzling narrative of the 275,000-mile odyssey of these three obsessives as they fight to the finish to claim the title in the greatest, or maybe the worst, birding contest of all time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Del Roy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/000167/bk_bkot_000167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Home Front: Sparky Hemingway, Book 1 , Hörbuch,...
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When aging, balding, copy editor Ernest ´´Sparky´´ Hemingway (no relation) gets a call from the daughter of his Vietnam buddy George Washington (also no relation), he is faced with a choice. He can head out to Minneapolis to help her out of a jam or hang up the phone - and this phone call has the potential to turn Sparky´s life upside down. He´s managed to erect a pretty effective cocoon around himself over the last few years, and no amount of aggravation (or thoughts about his long-gone ex-wife) can get through his very carefully nurtured shell. He´s very comfortable living (well, maybe just existing) in the little North Dakota town of Hardwoods, filled with its decidedly odd folks who just do what they have to in order to get along, where everybody knows everybody else´s secret but pretends they don´t. He´s left alone, and that´s the way Sparky likes it. But you don´t walk away from a promise. Especially when that promise was made to somebody who pulled your butt out of more unfriendly and friendly fire than a hailstorm of June bugs. You don´t ask, you just do. His fellow vet buddy Doc Holiday (you guessed it, no relation) meets him in Minneapolis and tosses him a .45, which comes in handy when they run into a hard time with some gang-bangers who are after the girl in question. They rescue Washington´s teenage daughter, Tenisha, and Doc and Sparky split up, Sparky taking Tenisha and her cat back to his place. Between dealing with the aforementioned gang-bangers, the Minneapolis police, who are hassling Sparky, Doc´s brain tumor, and the mostly white town Sparky lives in taking umbrage at the color of Tenisha´s skin - not to mention having to haul a four-month-pregnant neighbor and her baby to his house for safety during a blizzard - Sparky thinks he´s handling himself pretty well. And then things start to get weird. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007138/bk_adbl_007138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Various - That´ll Flat Git It! - Vol.11 - Rocka...
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1-CD mit 40-seitigem Booklet, 30 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 63 Minuten. Rockabilly aus den Archiven von Mercury Records! Mercury Records aus Chicago wurde 1945 von Irving B. Green, einem Industriemechaniker, der die erste automatische Schallplattenpresse der Branche entwarf, und Berle Adams dem Manager von Louis Jordan, die größte Attraktion in der schwarzen Musik, gegründet . Die Promotion Abteilung wurde von Art Talmadge, dem späteren Vizepräsidenten von A & R, geleitet. Green, dessen Vater im Besitz von National Records war, bemerkte, dass die Major-Labels die Musik von Minderheitsinteressierten eingeschränkt hatten, weil Schellack, der in der Schallplattenproduktion und in der Kriegszeit verwendet wurde, knapp war. Er importierte große Mengen des entscheidenden Inhaltsstoffs aus Indien und konzentrierte sich auf R&B mit einer glatten, Jazz-tönenden Ausrichtung. Die Musik brauchte nicht viel Orchestrierung oder Arrangement, und Geld, das für die Aufzeichnungskosten gespart wurde, konnte für Herstellung, Vertrieb und Werbung ausgegeben werden. Einige der jüngsten R & B-Boxensets haben dazu beigetragen, Mercurys großen Erfolg mit dieser Strategie zu illustrieren. Das Label wurde mit über 40 R & B-Hits von Dinah Washington allein zum größten Konkurrenten Atlantiks. Mitch Millers Produktionen für Tony Martin und Frankie Laine fügten dem Katalog Mammut-Pop-Hits hinzu und das Unternehmen war bald fest unter den fünf oder sechs großen Labels angesiedelt. Sie halfen dabei, neue Techniken wie Multi-Tracking (zB Patti Page´s Mega-Hit, Tennessee Waltz) voranzutreiben und einige der ersten 45er mit einer Eifersucht zu vermarkten, die Industriearbeiter wie Buck Ram beeindruckte. ´´Mercury war eine laufende Firma´´, erklärte Ram einmal. ´´Junge, in dem Moment, als sie einen Hit roch, haben sie alle Jocks bedeckt, sie wussten wirklich, was sie mit der Tasche anstellen sollten.´´ Rams Gruppe, die Platters, hatte den ersten R & B-Hit, um # 1 Pop zu erreichen. Mercury hat sich auch mit Country-Musik beschäftigt und ist damit das erste Label, das einen Vollzeit-A & R-Mann in Nashville ernannt hat. Als Murray Nash, der Flatt & Scruggs unterzeichnete, 1951 zurücktrat, übernahm das Unternehmen Walter D. Kilpatrick, ein ehemaliger Marine- und Capitol-Verkäufer aus Kannapolis, North Carolina. (Nash, der Acuff-Rose beigetreten ist, hat später Songs, darunter Slip, Slip, Slippin ´In, zu seinem Nachfolger aufgeschlagen). In gewisser Weise ist Kilpatrick, der die Sessions von Curtis Gordon, Eddie Bond, George & Earl und Billy Wallace leitete, der Held dieser Anthologie, obwohl er sich nicht besonders um die Musik gekümmert hat. ´´Ich dachte, es war der Teufelswerkstatt´´, sagte er Colin Escott. Ähnlich wie bei anderen großen Labels hatten Mercurys Manager Schwierigkeiten, eine Graswurzelbewegung wie Rockabilly zu verstehen, und abgesehen von Love Bug Crawl machte keine der Platten dieses Sets Eindruck auf die Charts. Kilpatrick war beeindruckt von Elvis Presley (´´Weißt du´´, sagte er zu Arnold Shaw, ´´wir haben dieses Kind beobachtet, er ist Dynamit in Personals ...´´), aber Irving Green hat Sam Phillips ´Preisvorschlag abgelehnt. Das Unternehmen hat auch Conway Twitty kurz vor seiner Fertigstellung abgeladen. Wie Kilpatrick zu Escott angedeutet hatte, fehlte dem Label ein Engagement für C & W-basierte Musik: ´´Ich könnte nie wirklich einen Akt auf die Beine stellen ... Country-Musik ist eine Einstellung und Mercury war Pop und R & B. Die Gewalt war nicht an das Land orientiert - sie gingen dahin, wo der Dollar war. ´´ Fünfzig Jahre später und das Mercury-Label lebt immer noch, wenn auch als Tochtergesellschaft der niederländischen Firma Polygram.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Into the Woods, H...
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In this hour, biologist and professor at the University of the South, David George Haskell set himself an unusual task for one year: to examine a one-square-meter patch of biologically diverse old-growth Tennessee forest nearly every day and record his observations. He writes about his experiment in contemplative science in a book of essays: The Forest Unseen: A Year´s Watch in Nature. Biologist E.O. Wilson says the book represents ´´a new genre of nature writing, located between science and poetry.´´ Next, what does it mean to be an ecological steward of your own land? Stephen Long and his wife live on 95 wooded acres in Central Vermont. He is also the founder of Northern Woodlands Magazine and the author of More Than a Woodlot. He takes us for a walk in his woods, revealing how much there is to notice, and to care for. Then, noted nature writer Terry Tempest Williams is one of this country´s most ardent advocates for the preservation of wild places. She also knows from first-hand experience that wild woods can be dangerous, if visited with the wrong person. In her new book of essays, When Women Were Birds, she tells the story of the day she narrowly escaped a brutal attack, while hiking in Idaho´s Sawtooth Wilderness. After that, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Red Riding Hood... fairy tales are full of stories that take place in enchanted forests. And sacred woods and trees figure strongly in mythic traditions, from the British Isles to the Norselands to ancient Sumeria. Marina Warner writes about art, symbolism, myth and fairy tales. She explores the many meanings of forests in the human imagination.Finally, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine´s landmark musical, Into the Woods celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Sondheim looks back over its history and we hear musical selections. [Broadcast Date: April 17, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130417/rt_tbon_130417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Dec 17, 2018
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