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Number of the Bus: A Tale of the Portland Wizar...
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Written by multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake, ´´Number of the Bus´´ was first published in the February 2007 issue of Realms of Fantasy. Over his long career, Jay Lake has published 10 novels and more than 300 stories. He was honored with the 2004 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017643/bk_adbl_017643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Number That Killed Us: A Story of Modern Ba...
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A critical look at the risk measurement tool that has repeatedly hurt the financial world The Number That Killed Us finally tells the ´´greatest story never told´´: how a mysterious financial risk measurement model has ruled the world for the past two decades and how it has repeatedly, and severely, caused market, economic, and social turmoil. This model was the key factor behind the unleashing of the cataclysmic credit crisis that erupted in 2007 and which the effects are still being felt around the world. The Number That Killed Us is the first and only book to thoroughly explain this hitherto-uncovered phenomenon, making it the key reference for truly understanding why the malaise took place. The very number financial institutions and regulators use to measure risk (Vale at Risk/VaR) has masked it, allowing firms to leverage up their speculative bets to unimaginable levels. VaR sanctioned and allowed the monstrously geared toxic punts that sank Wall Street, and the world, during the latest crisis. We can confidently say that VaR was the culprit. In The Number That Killed Us, derivatives expert Pablo Triana takes you through the development of VaR and shows how its inevitable structural flaws allowed banks to take on even greater risks. The precise role of VaR in igniting the latest crisis is thoroughly covered, including in-depth analysis of how and why regulators, by falling in love with the tool, condemned us to chaos. Uncritically embraced worldwide for way too long, VaR is, in the face of such destruction, just starting to be examined as problematic, and in this book Triana (long an open critic of the tool´s role in encouraging mayhem) uncovers exactly why it makes our financial world a more dangerous place. If we care for our safety, we should let VaR go. Contains controversial analysis of the hotly debated risk metric Value at Risk (VaR) and its central role in the credit crisis Denounces the role 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Ashby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004888/bk_adbl_004888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The New Yorker (August 20, 2007), Hörbuch, Digi...
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This edition contains five articles:COMMENT´´Sparring Partners´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: The Democratic presidential contest that is Obama v. Clinton.TALK OF THE TOWN´´Deathly Numbers´´, by Roger Angell: On Barry Bonds´ home-run record.THE POLITICAL SCENE´´Mayberry Man´´, by Peter J. Boyer: Why the heartland likes Rudy Giuliani.SHOUTS & MURMURS ´´My Near-Death Experience´´, by Paul Simms: An inadvertent review of a life.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Teen Dreams´´, by David Denby: Reviews of the films Superbad and Delirious. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/070815/pe_nyer_070815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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You Bet Your Garden, Winter Flies, February 15,...
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Are you troubled by large numbers of flies that seem to show up inside your home every winter? You have Cluster Flies, which are also known as attic flies. These very interesting creatures can be a huge annoyance. Mike McGrath will describe their unique life cycle and explain how you can keep them on the other side of your four walls. [Broadcast Date: February 15, 2007] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/070215/rt_gard_070215_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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You Bet Your Garden, Confronting Earwigs, Septe...
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The experts will tell gardeners that earwigs are mostly harmless creatures that often take the blame for damage caused by slugs and other pests. But our listeners disagree loudly, saying that earwigs are eating their plants to the ground. Mike McGrath will present a dozen ways to keep earwig numbers low in your landscape and inside your home. [Broadcast Date: September 6, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/070906/rt_gard_070906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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You Bet Your Garden, A Rose By Any Other Name, ...
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Black spot is the scourge of rose growers everywhere. Mike McGrath will tell you how to prevent rose disease in general, and he´ll name eighteen rose varieties that are naturally resistant to black spot and mildew, including a number of grandiflora and floribunda types, and even some hybrid teas! [Broadcast Date: March 15, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/070315/rt_gard_070315_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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You Bet Your Garden, Bees, April 26, 2007, Hörb...
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Are you worried that the recent decline in honeybee numbers means your posies won´t be properly pollinated this season? Don´t ´´bee´´! Most garden pollination is performed by native bees, like the ones nesting in lawns right now! They are harmless creatures but often scare gardeners because of their size or seemingly aggressive behavior. Mike McGrath will tell you how to attract and protect these priceless pollinators and keep them happy. [Broadcast Date: April 26, 2007] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike McGrath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/gard/070426/rt_gard_070426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Homeschooled or Not? , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 40min
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The popularity of home education is growing. From 2007 to 2013, the number of students who were homeschooled increased 17%, according to National Center for Education Statistics Report. A little over 2.2 million children are educated at home, cites the National Home Education Research Institute. An article from Breitbart.com, from March 2014, discusses parents withdrawing their kids from public school and choosing home education, due to their disenchantment with government programs such as common core. Studies have shown that homeschoolers test better than public students as well. Above all else, parent get to spend more time with their children. There are pros and cons to being educated at home, but the general consensus is that homeschooling your child can be very positive for the child´s growth. The purpose of this audiobook is to answer likely questions one would ask, in deciding whether their child (or children) be homeschooled or not. The chapters are: Am I authorized to homeschool my child? Advantages of homeschooling Individualized education Home instruction sources - a brief outline How expensive can homeschooling be? Homeschool laws - what you need to know. Homeschooling concepts and philosophies Homeschooling vs. unschooling Plan your own home schooling curriculum Socialization Frequent questions about homeschooling 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Babb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038670/bk_acx0_038670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Faith on a Stone Foundation: Free Will, Moralit...
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Christianity appears to be in sharp decline. Between 2007 and 2014, the number of adults in the United States who consider themselves Christian dropped from 78% to 70%. For two millennia, despite many profound challenges, Christianity experienced nothing but exponential growth. Now, in the last decade, Christians are simply walking away from religious affiliation. What is going on? Will faith inevitably decline? Will our understanding of God become secularized until he is nothing but a metaphor for what is good and noble in humanity? Author Stephan Grozinger argues that faiths best years are still ahead of it. He explores recent advances in science and philosophy regarding the question of whether human beings have free will and concludes that we do not. But far from being a source of anxiety or even a death sentence for faith, this idea may be the instrument of its renewal. Grozinger describes how, in its earliest years, Christianity came under the thrall of Platonism, which offered some proofs of God´s existence, but at a heavy price. The influence of Plato created a hybrid vision of God: the unconditionally loving God of Scripture and an immovable god, the very Form of Good, who commands, tests, rewards, and punishes. The same powerful evolutionary forces that shaped our bodies and minds seduced us into thinking these two contradictory visions could be reconciled. Christianity became a religion that encouraged good, socially useful behavior and turned itself into a scold. Unable to embrace the conclusions of science and philosophy regarding free will, popular-culture faith was left behind and often insults our intelligence and offends our moral sensibilities. But faith´s original message is still compelling. By setting aside Plato´s influence, a more ancient vision of God and our relationship to Him emerges. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephan Grozinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099954/bk_acx0_099954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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