Zack Files 11: How to Speak to Dolphins in Three Easy Lessons: Dan Greenburg
Join twins Mia and Maddie and their sidekick little sister, LuLu, as they travel the country finding adventure, mystery, and sometimes mischief along the way. Together with their famous mother, singer Gloria Glimmer, and their slightly wacky nanny, Miss Twist, the sisters learn lessons about being good friends, telling the truth, and a whole lot more. In A Dolphin Wish, a three-night stop in the city of San Diego seems like it might be just the break the girls need - lovely weather and great sights to see. That is until they hear animal handlers at Watery World talking about the trouble they´ve been having keeping the animals in their habitats. Mia and her sisters cannot resist a challenge, and they talk Miss Twist into another visit to the educational amusement park to search for clues as to what or who is helping the animals escape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simona Chitescu-Weik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001620/bk_zond_001620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this thought-provoking book, the acclaimed author of Our Inner Ape examines how empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans. Are we our brothers´ keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own survival and interests? By studying social behaviors in animals, such as bonding, the herd instinct, the forming of trusting alliances, expressions of consolation, and conflict resolution, Frans de Waal demonstrates that animals-and humans-are ´´preprogrammed to reach out.´´ He has found that chimpanzees care for mates that are wounded by leopards, elephants offer ´´reassuring rumbles´´ to youngsters in distress, and dolphins support sick companions near the water´s surface to prevent them from drowning. From day one humans have innate sensitivities to faces, bodies, and voices; we´ve been designed to feel for one another. De Waal´s theory runs counter to the assumption that humans are inherently selfish, which can be seen in the fields of politics, law, and finance. But he cites the public´s outrage at the U.S. government´s lack of empathy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as a significant shift in perspective-one that helped Barack Obama become elected and ushered in what may well become an Age of Empathy. Through a better understanding of empathy´s survival value in evolution, de Waal suggests, we can work together toward a more just society based on a more generous and accurate view of human nature. Written in layman´s prose with a wealth of anecdotes, wry humor, and incisive intelligence, The Age of Empathy is essential reading for our embattled times. ´´An important and timely message about the biological roots of human kindness.´´ -Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape
Dive in! Tex and Indi head to the pool for their swimming lesson, but worry that they forgot how to swim over the past year. Roy works hard in swimming class. A young girl believes she can swim across an inlet, but gets into trouble when the tide begins to carry her out to sea! A dolphin learns how to swim with a prosthetic tail, and Janet Evans, an Olympic champion, tells about how she faced her fears and won swimming competitions against strong opponents. Stories by Lissa Rovetch, Arlene Mark, Jillian Sullivan, Sharon Teper, and Janet Evans. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Highlights for Children. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hich/000291/bk_hich_000291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you like your child to learn about sharing, helping each other, understanding differences and keeping a positive attitude? If so, then the Friendly Butterfly is just what you´ve been looking for! The friendly butterfly loves flying in the sunshine - but there are rain clouds forming. The butterfly finds shelter under a small mushroom, but other animals also want to escape the rain. How will they all fit under the small mushroom? This heart-warming tale teaches many lessons:Learn about different animals with your child.What animals are hiding behind the mushroom?Not everyone wants to hide from the rain. Discuss the topics of differences and acceptance with you child. The friendly butterfly has a lot to teach. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miles Dolphin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148572/bk_acx0_148572_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Donald Sterling. Ray Rice. The Washington Redskins. The Miami Dolphins. NCAA athletes. These names, among countless others, have blanketed the headlines as the media has brought global attention to several recent sports controversies. Now Kenneth L. Shropshire, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania professor of legal studies and business ethics and director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, uses these stories as a prism for exploring the leadership challenges facing team owners, management, players, and fans. In Sport Matters: Leadership, Power, and the Quest for Respect in Sports, Shropshire examines the need for diversity, inclusion, respect, and equality in sports, focusing on the need for leadership to embrace and deliver these principles in a real and tangible way within the sports industry. He also introduces the sports power matrix, a framework for understanding power within the sports industry. Sport Matters addresses what the Donald Sterling drama can teach us about race and the need for inclusion at the ownership level; the lessons learned from the NFL and Ray Rice case; the Washington Redskins´ name and the economics of change; what the Miami Dolphins matter tells us about respect in the workplace and beyond; and compensation and equality in amateur sports. Sport Matters, filled with disturbing revelations and uncomfortable truths, also provides hope, revealing how obstacles to achieving an ideal culture of equality and respect within the sports industry can be removed. Shropshire argues that while change matters, continued emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and respect is needed to create true progress. Gildan Media is proud to bring you another Wharton Digital Press Audiobook. These notable audiobooks contain essential tools that can be applied to every facet of your career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001504/bk_gdan_001504_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The stories Hannah Gale’s father told her of breaking wild horses in Nevada one glorious summer when he was her age have captured her imagination. After her dad is called to fight in Iraq, she regularly stops to watch the horses at the nearby stable to feel closer to him, and finally gathers the nerve to ask the owner for a job. There she helps bring a rescued mare back from the brink, takes her first riding lesson, and witnesses the birth of the filly who steals her heart. Hannah believes the worst is over when her dad returns from war, but soon she realizes her family’s fight is only just beginning. When his nightmares rock the household, it is the horses Hannah turns to for comfort. Can the horses help her teach her dad the same lessons of survival and hope they’ve taught her? Based on a patchwork of true stories, this is a heartbreaking story about the rehabilitative power of animals and the depth of the human capacity for hope. Ginny Rorby holds undergraduate degrees in biology and English from the University of Miami and an MFA in creative writing from Florida International University. Her young adult novel, Dolphin Sky, was nominated for the Keystone to Reading Book Award. She is also director of the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association. She lives in Fort Bragg, California. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Bauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004247/bk_blak_004247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An inside look at the Seattle Seahawks—newly updated! From the hilarious to the surreal, from inside the huddle to inside the broadcast booth, twenty-eight-year Seattle Seahawks veteran Steve Raible takes fans to places they never knew existed. In this newly revised edition of Tales from the Seattle Seahawks Sideline, fans are offered an inside look at life in the locker room and on the sidelines of one of the NFL’s most beloved franchises. Readers will have the chance to laugh along as Jack Patera trades Andre Hines to the Dolphins after warning Don Shula that a worse offensive lineman never existed, to marvel as Raiders legend John Matuszak becomes Seattle’s offensive coordinator during the final minutes of the Seahawks blowout win, to come along with Steve Largent as the Hall of Famer obliterates Broncos safety Mike Harden in the ultimate payback, and so much more. Tales from the Seattle Seahawks Sideline brings all the Seahawks greatest players to life from Jim Zorn, Dave Krieg, Kenny Easley, Curt Warner, Brian Bosworth, Cortez Kennedy, Warren Moon, Mike Holmgren, Ricky Watters, Chad Brown, Shaun Alexander, and more. This insider’s account also explores the lesser known characters whose stories inspire laughter, tears, and lasting lessons. Tales from the Seattle Seahawks Sideline is all about the people, proving through vivid anecdotes why the Seahawks are one of the most storied franchises in today’s NFL. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008775/bk_adbl_008775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.