From Descartes and Newton to Einstein and Bohr, Capra takes us on a journey through the past four centuries of the scientific revolution and leads us to the birth of a new worldview in response to the escalating world crises. He reveals the difficulty in translating abstract ideas to the screen, and how the use of visual metaphor became a powerful tool and symbolized the importance of the ecological dimension. Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. He is on the faculty of Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in England, and frequently gives management seminars for top executives. Dr. Capra is the author of five international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics (Shambhala 1975), The Turning Point (Simon & Schuster 1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), The Web of Life (1996), and The Hidden Connections (Anchor 2004), and The Science of Leonardo (Doubleday 2007). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Toms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/newd/000049/rt_newd_000049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the ground-breaking offices of Google, ´´Search Inside Yourself´´ is a personal growth program that focuses on developing emotional intelligence through mindfulness, making its participants more productive at work and better leaders, while becoming more peaceful, happy and compassionate individuals. Famed for its innovative and unusual, yet highly successful working culture, Google is more than just a search engine. One such innovation is the ´´Search Inside Yourself´´ program which was created for Google in 2007 and has been taught there ever since, producing dramatic results. This book will show you how to apply the principles of ´´Search Inside Yourself´´ to you, your business and everyday life. Whether you are a junior team member or a senior manager, a secondary school teacher or a bus driver these valuable lessons have the potential to dramatically improve your life. Written by Chade-Meng Tan, the first engineer in Google´s history to leave the Engineering department and join their Peoples Ops Group, where he leads this and other personal-growth programs. It also includes a foreword by Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence and introduction from Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are. ´´This is a book offering much good advice. I most appreciate Meng´s insight that expressing compassion for others brings happiness to oneself as well.´´ Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States ´´Google engineer, Chade-Meng Tan´s book shows that to avoid certain kinds of results, you need to change the conditions that give rise to them. If you change the habitual patterns of your mind, you can change their resulting attitudes and emotions and find peace and inner happiness.´´ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
A new scientific understanding of life at all levels of living systems is currently evolving. At its heart is the awareness that everything is interconnected and interrelated. Out of this awareness comes the greatest challenge of our times--creating sustainable communities. While we have been told for decades that we live in the Information Age, Fritjof Capra says, ´´the idea that success in the 21st century will depend on access to information is hype; it´s nonsense. There is enough information--we have an information overload. Success and survival in the 21st century will depend on ecological awareness and on new ideas of how to change our technology and ways of doing business. Our children need to learn values, ideas, knowledge and wisdom--not just how to use computers to access more and more information.´´ Fritjof Capra, Ph.D., physicist and systems theorist, is a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, which promotes ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education. He is on the faculty of Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in England, and frequently gives management seminars for top executives. Dr. Capra is the author of five international bestsellers, The Tao of Physics (Shambhala 1975), The Turning Point (Simon & Schuster 1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), The Web of Life (1996), and The Hidden Connections (Anchor 2004), and The Science of Leonardo (Doubleday 2007) Topics explored in this dialogue include: how you can address the greatest challenge of our times, the role of the arts in deep ecology, how the shift from linear thinking to systems thinking in the sciences affects us now and in the future, understanding the complexity of living systems and life itself, why creativity is the driving force of evolution, what religion and deep ecology have in common, what´s really behind the information age, and the mathematics of comp... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Toms. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/newd/000057/rt_newd_000057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Survivor by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills | A 15-Minute Summary and Analysis Preview: Between 1999 and 2012, Vince Flynn published 13 books in the Mitch Rapp series. He self-published his first book, but it quickly caught the attention of a publisher and later appeared on the New York Times best-seller list for paperbacks. Flynn´s second novel, Transfer of Power, introduced the character of CIA agent Mitch Rapp. In October 2007, his ninth book, Protect and Defend, rose to number one on the New York Times best-seller list. Flynn´s website reports both world leaders and intelligence professionals around the world read his books, prompting one high-ranking CIA official to tell his people, ´´I want you to read Flynn´s books and start thinking about how we can more effectively wage this war on terror.´´ Please note: This is a summary and analysis of the book, not the original book. This companion includes the following: Book overview Main and secondary characters list Summary of the chapters Discussion questions for book clubs Discussion and analysis of themes and symbols This analysis fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your book experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Alexander Brancy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051333/bk_acx0_051333_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.