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The Uncommon Reader, Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 147min
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It was the corgis´ fault. When they strayed through the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the Queen discovered the City of Westminster travelling library. The Queen has never had much time for reading - pleasure´s always come second place to duty - ´´though now that one is here I suppose one ought to borrow a book´´. She is about to discover the joys of literature, albeit late in life. One book leads to another and the Queen is soon engrossed in the delights of reading. However, this uncommon reader creates an uncommon problem. The royal household dislikes the Queen´s new interest; it makes them uneasy. Books are devices that ignite the imagination. And devices like that are likely to explode. Alan Bennett reads his new story about HM the Queen´s all-consuming new interest, as heard on BBC Radio 4. This exclusive and extended edition is twice as long as originally broadcast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001750/rt_bbcw_001750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Dec 17, 2018
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Mindwalk: : The New Paradigm, Hörbuch, Digital,...
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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.

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Quantum Odyssey, Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 54min
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Capra relates his personal journey of meeting and interacting with some of the leading contemporary thinkers and visionaries. What emerges is a wisdom-packed dialogue about new ways of thinking and being. From Krishnamurti´s spiritual insight to Gregory Bateson´s intellectual prowess, Capra weaves an intricate and informative web of influences on his own pioneering work of bridging science and spirit. For anyone interested in the future, this is a conversation not to be missed. 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/000047/rt_newd_000047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Living Systems, Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 56min
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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.

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Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an Af...
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Find Me Unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. With a foreword by Nicholas Kristof. This is the story of two young people from completely different worlds: Kennedy Odede from Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, and Jessica Posner from Denver, Colorado. Kennedy foraged for food, lived on the street, and taught himself to read with old newspapers. When an American volunteer gave him the work of Mandela, Garvey, and King, teenaged Kennedy decided he was going to change his life and his community. He bought a soccer ball and started a youth empowerment group he called Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). Then, in 2007, Wesleyan undergraduate Jessica Posner spent a semester abroad in Kenya working with SHOFCO. Breaking all convention, she decided to live in Kibera with Kennedy, and they fell in love. Their connection persisted, and Jessica helped Kennedy to escape political violence and fulfill his lifelong dream of an education, at Wesleyan University. The alchemy of their remarkable union has drawn the support of community members and celebrities alike - The Clintons, Mia Farrow, and Nicholas Kristof are among their fans - and their work has changed the lives of many of Kibera´s most vulnerable population: its girls. Jess and Kennedy founded Kibera´s first tuition-free school for girls, a large, bright blue building, which stands as a bastion of hope in what once felt like a hopeless place. But Jessica and Kennedy are just getting started - they have expanded their model to connect essential services like health care, clean water, and economic empowerment programs. They´ve opened an identical project in Mathare, Kenya´s second largest slum, and intend to expand their remarkably successful program for change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Korey Jackson, Mandy Siegfried, P.J. Ochlan (foreword). Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004631/bk_harp_004631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Dec 17, 2018
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