Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics written and read by Carlo Rovelli. These seven short lessons guide us, with admirable clarity, through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the 20th century and still continues to shake us today. In this short, playful, entertaining and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, Rovelli explains Einstein´s theory of general relativity, quantum mechanics, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, elementary particles, gravity, and the nature of the mind. In under 100 pages, readers will understand the most transformative scientific discoveries of the 20th century. Not since Richard Feynman´s celebrated best seller Six Easy Pieces has physics been so vividly, intelligently and entertainingly revealed. Carlo Rovelli is an eminent physicist with an extraordinary ability to write about complex topics in a lucid, clear prose. His book was top of the best-seller charts in Italy for months and has sold over 200,000 copies since publication in November. He is the head of the Équipe de Gravité Quantique at the theoretical physics department of Aix-Marseille University. It has sold in over a dozen languages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carlo Rovelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000624/bk_pauk_000624_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.
One of the country´s most trusted leaders offers time-tested and real world advice for leading in economic hard times.From business giant Bill George, the acclaimed author of Wall Street Journal best seller True North, comes the just-in-time guide for anyone in a leadership position facing today´s unprecedented economic challenges. The former CEO of Medtronic draws from his own in-the-trenches experience and lessons from leaders (representing an array of companies) who have weathered tough economic storms.With straight talk and clear directions, George shows leaders specifically what they must do to become strong leaders and survive any crisis. His seven lessons include: Face Reality, Starting with Yourself; Never Waste a Good Crisis; and Be Aggressive: This is Your Best Chance to Win in the Market. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill George. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000302/bk_gdan_000302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you are like me then you take your faith seriously. You love Jesus and want to shout it to the world. You are driven by that love, but also by your call to evangelize, to ´´make disciples of all nations.´´ It´s a big task and it can often seem daunting, especially in our society that is very quickly turning further and further away from God.You have friends and family members who have left the Church, turned their backs on God, and want nothing to do with their faith. Yet you love them and in your heart you want what´s best for them, which you and I know means living in relationship with Jesus Christ. So how do you get this message across to someone who doesn´t want to hear it? How do you share your faith with people in the hope that you might lead them to life change?The Church has consistently said that it is by your personal example that you will lead others to Christ. You must be a witness, not just a teacher. The problem is that in our world there are so few Christians who are authentic witnesses to Christ, whose lives are a reflection of who God is. What we need now more than ever is men and women who will be these witnesses. If it doesn´t happen, then things will continue to get worse. People will continue to abandon their faith in God. The Church will grow smaller and smaller.Yet there is still hope. The solution to the problem is you! You can be that witness. You can reach the people in your circle of influence and lead them to life change. In my time as a catechist and parish leader I have experienced the power of life change in relationship with Jesus Christ and I have made it my mission to lead others into that same experience. Over the years I have been very intentional about being an effective leader, and I have learned many lessons. These lessons are what I want to share with you in my book Seven Lessons in Leading People to Life Change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ricky Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139717/bk_acx0_139717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deepak Chopra has discovered the delights, and frustrations, of golf, and he is passionate about the game. Confronted by the wild ups and downs of his own play, he consulted with golf professionals and developed a new approach to the game that any golfer, from the novice to the expert, can follow. The results can be measured not only in increased enjoyment and skill, but also in greater wisdom about life beyond the 18th hole. Chopra´s own game has improved dramatically since incorporating the elements of his program. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of a ´´perfect´´ swing, Chopra reveals how golf can be mastered through mindfulness, a form of awareness that combines sharp focus and relaxation at the same time. Expanded awareness, he tells us, can accomplish much more than external mechanics to improve one´s game. But Golf for Enlightenment is also an engrossing story about Adam, an Everyman who is playing a terrible round of golf when he meets a mysterious young teaching pro named Leela. In seven short but profound lessons detailing spiritual strategies, she teaches Adam the essence of a game that has much to explain about life itself. Chopra has taken the unique message in Golf for Enlightenment nationwide, teaching the essential tenets of his program at lectures and seminars to golfers everywhere. His message continues to help players turn an obsession into a positive life path. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deepak Chopra, MD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000348/bk_rand_000348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bill George’s reputation as a leadership guru has expanded exponentially with each of his best-selling books on the subject. One of the top professors on leadership at Harvard Business School, he turns his attention now to the timely topic of leading in a high-pressure, economically challenged business climate with 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis. Here, we have Bill George’s very personal perspective sharing his thoughts and reflections based on his experiences and those of executives he knows well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000128/bk_amai_000128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Using the lessons of Noah´s ark, Micheal Levine, founder and owner of Levine Communications, based in Los Angeles, offers a lighthearted approach to the serious business of taking stock, taking control, and transforming calamity into opportunity. Lessons include ´´Opportunity: Don´t Miss the Boat´´, ´´Balance: Get Yourself Shipshape´´, and ´´Character: Stay True to Your Course´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marguerite Gavin, Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000848/bk_blak_000848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The biggest paradox in golf is that the harder you try to hit the ball, the worse you do so. In The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing, Michael McTeigue offers you a simple system of sequential body movements that produces a true swinging motion with every club in the bag. The result is increased distance and greater accuracy for all sizes, shapes, and ages of golfers for a minimum investment in learning time. The clarity and simplicity of McTeigue´s frill-free approach to the golf swing leads the listener to a new experience of power and effortlessness. He truly shows how to build a swing you can trust and keep for life. If you love golf but have never played to your potential, here is an audiobook that you will quickly come to treasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shamblin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023219/bk_acx0_023219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 44, acclaimed cardiologist Dr. John Day was overweight and suffered from insomnia, degenerative joint disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. On six medications and suffering constant aches, he needed to make a change. While lecturing in China, he´d heard about a remote mountainous region known as Longevity Village, a wellness Shangri-La free of disease where living past 100 was not uncommon. In the hope of understanding this incredible phenomenon, Dr. Day decided to spend time living in Longevity Village. During his time there, he discovered seven principles that work in tandem to create health, happiness, and longevity - rules he applied to his own life. Six months later he had lost 30 pounds, had lowered both his cholesterol and his blood pressure, and had even been cured of his acid reflux and insomnia. Now Dr. Day shares his story and the proven program he´s developed to help you, too, feel sharper, more productive, more motivated, and pain-free. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Richards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001795/bk_drms_001795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.