In About You, Dick Staub addresses irreligious, religious, spiritual seekers, and all kinds of Christians and shows us that Jesus came to satisfy our universal longing for a fully human life, not to establish a narrow us-versus-them religion. In short, Jesus didn´t come to make us Christian; Jesus came to make us fully human. In a fresh exploration of the ancient Biblical stories of creation, fall, and redemption, Staub explains that salvation is not about going to heaven when we die; it is about a full and abundant life now. In practical, down-to-earth, language, About You deals with this concept on three levels: anthropologically (our common story and universal human needs), theologically (God´s awareness and response to our needs), and practically (how we can attain and maintain a more complete and satisfying life). Staub´s previous book (The Culturally Savvy Christian) was selected by Kirkus Reviews for their 2007 Religion and Spirituality edition. This new book is designed to help those who are seeking a way to integrate both a fully alive spirituality and a fully alive humanity - a way that is embodied in the often-misunderstood life and teaching of Jesus Christ. This groundbreaking book illuminates the path toward becoming the best version of yourself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000967/bk_acx0_000967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brexit, also called British Exit, refers to the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. This has long been a political accomplishment that has been pursued by many individuals, political parties, and advocacy groups. This has been the idea of these persons since the United Kingdom joined the EU in 1973. The withdrawal of member countries has been a right of the EU´s membership since 2007, fully addressed under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union. In June 2016, Britain held a referendum on the matter and the result saw 51.9% voting to exit the EU while 48.1% to remain. Britain´s departure from the European Union is filled with propaganda and myth but the risks are very real. Brexit could lower global status of the United Kingdom, diminish its quality of life, and throw its legal system into turmoil. This is an audiobook about the Brexit phenomenon, stripped of the wishful thinking of its supporters in the media and Parliament. It is the real picture of a country about to undergo a sharp and self-inflicted isolation. This book is for people who still believe in evidence and in experts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Montanez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086367/bk_acx0_086367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For over 15 years, New York Times best-selling author Harry S. Dent, Jr. has been uncannily accurate in predicting the financial future. In his three previous works, Dent predicted the financial recession of the early 90s, the economic expansion of the mid-90s, and the financial free-for-all of 1998-2000. The Next Great Bubble Boom offers a comprehensive forecast for the next two decades, showing new models for predicting the future behavior of the economy, inflation, large and small cap stocks, bonds, key sectors, and more. Dent gives advice on everything from investment strategies to real estate cycles, and shows not only how bright our future will be, but how best to profit from it. Dent gives us something to look forward to, including: The Dow hitting 40,000 by the end of the decade The Nasdaq advancing at least 10 times from October 2001 lows to around 13,500, and potentially as high as 20,000 by 2009 Another strong advance in stocks in 2005 with a significant correction into around September/October 2006 The Great Boom willl resurge into its final and strongest stage in 2007, and even more fully in 2008, lasting untill late 2009 to early 2010 In The Next Bubble Boom, Dent reveals how the economic growth of the late 1990s was a prelude to the great boom around the corner and how all of us can reap its benefits. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry S. Dent Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000543/bk_sans_000543_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The American pianist Jonathan Biss is known to audiences throughout the world for his artistry, musical intelligence and deeply felt interpretations. What is less known until now is that Jonathan Biss writes about music in a most compelling and engaging way. For anyone who has ever enjoyed a Beethoven concert or a Beethoven recording or one of the many films about Beethoven, this audiobook is an inspiring listening experience. For those of you who have heard Beethoven in concert or listened to a Beethoven recording, Jonathan Biss takes you behind the scenes of those performances. If your musical interests are much broader than Beethoven or if your interests focus on the creative process , this will fully engage you. ´´On April 24th, 2007, Beethoven’s Sonata Opus 109 made me lose my mind.” So Jonathan Biss opens this book. He goes on to describe the complex and by no means all positive impact of the technology of the recording process on the experience of performing and listening to music. He also describes the legacy of generations of teachers. You are there when Leon Fleisher teaches Jonathan Biss just as Artur Schnabel taught Leon Fleisher before him. You experience the growth of a talented young musician as he becomes a fully mature artist. Most compelling of all, Jonathan Biss creates an almost spiritual introduction to the making and experiencing of music. He has, in effect, invited the reader into the world of the composer and the performer. Jonathan Biss includes an annotated audio guide to deepen the experience of anyone who enjoys listening to classical music. It is an unforgettable experience. Jonathan Biss has recently begun a nine year project of recording all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Woodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011673/bk_adbl_011673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2007/BMG) 14 tracks Even today Boney M. still counts as THE hit formation of the disco era. Since their first top hit ´Daddy Cool´ in 1976, one hit followed closely on the heels of the other backed by the group´s fresh pop sound, dazzling costumes and sexy shows. The bubbly quartet, made up of the singers Liz Mitchell, Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams and the ex-disc-jockey Bobby Farrell, gave such an exciting interpretation of the sound developed by producer Frank Farian that the group was soon to become a permanent guest in what at that time was Germany´s most popular pop show ´Musikladen´. After that there was no stopping the four: in the years 1975 to 1988 Boney M. stomped their way through the charts to chalk up a sensational 38 top ten hits, an impressive 15 of which were No.1 Hits in Germany. A similar success story was written in the UK: 22 top ten hits, five of which reached No.1 of the UK hit parade - with three Boney M. songs even enshrined in the perpetual best seller list of the UK charts - ´Mary´s Boy Child´ which ranks 10th and the single ´Rivers Of Babylon´ with its b-side ´Brown Girl In The Ring´ which even ranks 5th. Boney M. can boast of two unique distinctions. First, Queen Elizabeth II personally awarded Boney M. the title of ´Most Successful Pop Group 1978 in England´. Second, Boney M. was the first western band to be granted permission by Leonid Breschnew, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to hold ten concerts in the former USSR. Until today, the pop formation has sold more than 50 million singles and over 60 million albums. Frank Farian´s trophy room contains more than 800 silver, gold and platinum awards which were bestowed on him in recognition of his opulent mix of Caribbean sounds, hot disco beats and black music elements that was to create the most successful German music concept of the seventies and early eighties. His not exactly modest but fully justified comment on this was: ´My success recipe: good songs, good singers and perfect productions. Each little piece has to fit together like a mosaic.´
Since the second edition of this popular Very Short Introduction published in 2007, the world has faced huge economic and political change. Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, John Pinder and Simon Usherwood cover a range of topics, including the Union´s early history, the workings of its institutions and what they do, the interplay between ´eurosceptics´ and federalists, and the role of the Union beyond Europe in international affairs and as a peace-keeper. In this fully updated third edition, Pinder and Usherwood incorporate new material on the Lisbon treaty, the EU fiscal crisis, the state of the single Euro currency in its wake, and conclude by considering the future of the Union and the choices and challenges that may lie ahead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David DeSantos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015396/bk_adbl_015396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SONATAS 13-24As the foremost representative of Czech music in 18th-century Vienna , Leopold Kozeluh (1747–1818) was noted primarily as composer, pianist and keyboard teacher. His 50 keyboard sonatas span his entire career and mark not only the transition from the harpsichord and clavichord manner to the fully idiomatic forte-piano style, but also the development of the ´´classical sonata” in the range of three decades (1773–1806).Until now, pianists have had little chance to acquaint themselves with the complete range of Kozeluh’s sonatas since few existed in modern editions. This new complete edition by Christopher Hogwood presents for the first time all of Kozeluh’s sonatas for keyboard solo.The project is divided into four volumes, which will appear in 2007 and 2008, ranging chronologically through the published sets. Volume 4 also contains those sonatas which are found only in manuscript sources.- The first complete edition of Keyboard Sonatas of the Czech composer Leopold Kozeluh- Fills a blank in the repertoire of the Czech and Central-European classical repertoire- Suitable for amateurs as well as professionals, and ideal for teaching purposes- Detailed Introduction ( Cz ./ Eng./Ger.), Critical Commentary ( Eng. ) and facsimilesEdition no.: BA 9512ISMN: 9790260105027Editor: Hogwood, ChristopherProduct format: Performance score(s)Includes the following individual parts: PianoBinding: PaperbackPages / Format: XXXVII, 203 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
As one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages, R is fast becoming the universal language in which to obtain and present results. The second edition of a bestselling guide, this user-friendly book explains the advantages of the R environment to beginners and intermediate users in a range of disciplines, from science and engineering to medicine and economics. The new edition is thoroughly revised to address the evolution of R over the past five years, featuring links to other languages, a new chapter on Bayesian Analysis, as well as practical guidance and numerous worked examples throughout. Hugely successful and popular text presenting an extensive and comprehensive guide for all R users The R language is recognized as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages, enabling users to apply many statistical techniques that would be impossible without such software to help implement such large data sets. R has become an essential tool for understanding and carrying out research. This edition: * Features full colour text and extensive graphics throughout. * Introduces a clear structure with numbered section headings to help readers locate information more efficiently. * Looks at the evolution of R over the past five years. * Features a new chapter on Bayesian Analysis and Meta-Analysis. * Presents a fully revised and updated bibliography and reference section. * Is supported by an accompanying website allowing examples from the text to be run by the user. Praise for the first edition: ´...if you are an R user or wannabe R user, this text is the one that should be on your shelf. The breadth of topics covered is unsurpassed when it comes to texts on data analysis in R.´ (The American Statistician, August 2008) ´The High-level software language of R is setting standards in quantitative analysis. And now anybody can get to grips with it thanks to The R Book...´ (Professional Pensions, July 2007)
An entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game´s greatest, most clutch sluggers and beloved personalities David ´´Big Papi´´ Ortiz is a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game. As a key part of the Boston Red Sox for 14 years, David has helped the team win three World Series, bringing back a storied franchise from ´´never wins´´ to ´´always wins´´. He helped them upend the doubts, the naysayers, and the nonbelievers and captured the imagination of millions of fans along the way, as he launched balls into the stands again and again and again. He made Boston and the Red Sox his home, his place of work, and his legacy. As he put it: This is our f*&#ing city. Now, looking back at the end of his legendary career, Ortiz opens up fully for the first time about his last two decades in the game. Unhindered by political correctness, Ortiz talks colorfully about his journey, from his poor upbringing in the Dominican Republic to when the expansion Florida Marlins passed up a chance to sign him due to what was essentially tennis elbow. He recalls his days in Peoria, Arizona, his first time in the United States; tense exchanges with Twins manager Tom Kelly in Minnesota; and his arrival in Boston. Listeners go behind the scenes for the many milestones of his Red Sox career - from the huge disappointment of the Red Sox losing to the Yankees in 2003, ending the curse in 2004 with the infamous ´´band of idiots´´, including his extraordinary clutch hitting to overcome a 3-0 series deficit against the Yankees, to earning a second title in 2007 and a third in 2013. Along the way he was tainted by the infamous banned substances list in 2009; he used his passion and place to fortify a city devastated by the Boston Marathon bombings; and he dominated pitchers right up through his retirement season at age 40. Papi, as he became so affectionately called, gave his fans big hits when they needed them most. He was an ev... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032285/bk_adbl_032285_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal worldview, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us - or fail to make us - fully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and literature, and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture. Upon the Dull Earth is the third installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. This generous collection contains 22 stories and novellas written in 1953 and 1954, along with extensive - and valuable - story notes. Included here are a number of bona fide PKD classics, among them the title story, the brilliantly conceived account of a bizarre, ultimately catastrophic resurrection, ´´The Father-Thing,´´ in which a young boy comes to realize that his once familiar father has somehow changed, and The Golden Man (filmed in 2007 as Next), which tells the tale of a golden skinned mutant who may represent the future direction of the human race. These and all the other stories in this important and necessary audiobook offer a wide range of literary and intellectual pleasures. At the same time, they provide a fascinating glimpse into the continuing development of this iconic - and hugely influential - figure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008050/bk_brll_008050_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.