Understanding our humanity - the essence of who we are - is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Why do we have bad moods? Why are we capable of having such strange dreams? How can metaphors in our language hold such sway on our actions? As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, and other related fields, we´re discovering just how intriguing the human species is. And while scientists are continually uncovering similarities between our behavior and that of other animals, they´re also finding insights into everything that makes us unique from any other species. Join an acclaimed neurobiologist, award-winning teacher, and MacArthur Foundation ´´genius grant´´ recipient in a series of 12 invigorating lectures that offer a surprising and undeniably fascinating study of what makes you you, journeying to the front lines of scientific research to gain a new perspective on the quirky nature of being ourselves. Professor Sapolsky explores our humanity by investigating mysterious and sometimes even mundane aspects of human behavior, including bad moods, nostalgia, and dreams, packing the lectures with stories of bold experiments and case studies that illuminate the intricacies of our behavior. Thought-provoking, witty, and sometimes myth-shattering, this course is sure to have you thinking about and appreciating your life in novel ways. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: The Great Courses. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000041/bk_tcco_000041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Frontiers in Nature-based Tourism:Lessons from Finland Iceland Norway and Sweden
Antarctica is a land of extremes: the coldest, highest, flatest, and most dangerous place on Earth. Join Jon Michaels and his marine-biologist mother as they battle the 60-foot storm seas around Cape Horn on their way to Antarctica. Near Palmer Station, Jon enjoys an outdoor bath in volcano-heated water. Then he scuba dives in the cold, clear waters off McMurdo Station before braving a deadly whiteout flying to the South Pole. On his extraordinary journey, Jon learns some hard lessons: hold your nose near the elephant seals, watch out for the skuas and killer whales, and how to tell if a penguin wants to be your mate! It´s a voyage of discovery above and below in this enchanting frontier, filled with drama, history, wonderful sounds, and music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gwil/000012/bk_gwil_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything you need to know about the beauty of modern physics. In seven brief lessons, Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli guides listeners with admirable clarity through the most transformative physics breakthroughs of the 20th and 21st centuries. This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, already a major best seller in Italy, explains general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role of humans in the strange world Rovelli describes. This is a book about the joy of discovery. It takes listeners to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. ´´Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,´´ Rovelli writes. ´´And it´s breathtaking.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carlo Rovelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002757/bk_peng_002757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She had the face of an angel, the will of a spitfire, and a mind of her own. Behind her was the slavelike existence in a Welsh mining town. Ahead, the promise of freedom in America, but to her horror, Eden Richards was soon to discover that slavery wears many disguises. The strict Mormon laws that could bend her to her will. The terrifying rites of the Sioux who had captured Eden and made her one of them. The lustful advances of the arrogant mine owner who would make her his prisoner. Now Eden knew she would have to call on all her native cunning and the lessons of her Indian friends to find her way back to the one man she knew she could trust. The man she could not live without. For he had taught her how to love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurie Klein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000666/bk_bimo_000666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
**The National Best Seller** From the acclaimed, best-selling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America´s last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition.In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury ´´floating university´´, populated by some of America´s best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet, John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than 100 years later, Alaska is still America´s most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers.Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state´s intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels 3,000 miles, following the George W. Elder´s itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continuing west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska´s current struggles in adapting to climate change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003905/bk_peng_003905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eco-Innovation and the Development of Business Models:Lessons from Experience and New Frontiers in Theory and Practice
Eco-Innovation and the Development of Business Models:Lessons from Experience and New Frontiers in Theory and Practice. Auflage 2014