Underground Space Use. Analysis of the Past and Lessons for the Future, Two Volume Set:Proceedings of the International World Tunnel Congress and the 31st ITA General Assembly, Istanbul, Turkey, 7-12 May 2005
Leili could not have imagined that arriving late to Islamic morals class would change the course of her life. But her arrival catches the eye of a young man, and a chance meeting soon draws Leili into a new circle of friends and artists. Gathering in the cafes of Tehran, these young college students come together to create an underground play that will wake up their generation. They play with fire, literally and figuratively, igniting a drama both personal and political to perform their play - just once. From the wealthy suburbs and chic coffee shops of Tehran to subterranean spaces teeming with drugs and prostitution to spiritual lodges and saints´ tombs in the mountains high above the city, Last Scene Underground presents an Iran rarely seen. Young Tehranis navigate their way through politics, art, and the meaning of home and in the process learn hard lessons about censorship, creativity, and love. Their dangerous discoveries ultimately lead to finding themselves. Written in the hopeful wake of Iran´s Green Movement and against the long shadow of the Iran-Iraq war, this unique novel deepens our understanding of an elusive country that is full of misunderstood contradictions and wonder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roxanne Varzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026757/bk_adbl_026757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief, and Mark Kurlansky’s Cod - a renowned culinary adventurer goes into the woods with the iconoclasts and outlaws who seek the world’s most coveted ingredient...and one of nature’s last truly wild foods: the uncultivated, uncontrollable mushroom. Within the dark corners of America’s forests grow culinary treasures. Chefs pay top dollar to showcase these elusive and beguiling ingredients on their menus. Whether dressing up a filet mignon with smoky morels or shaving luxurious white truffles over pasta, the most elegant restaurants across the country now feature an abundance of wild mushrooms. The mushroom hunters, by contrast, are a rough lot. They live in the wilderness and move with the seasons. Motivated by Gold Rush desires, they haul improbable quantities of fungi from the woods for cash. Langdon Cook embeds himself in this shadowy subculture, reporting from both rural fringes and big-city eateries with the flair of a novelist, uncovering along the way what might be the last gasp of frontier-style capitalism. Meet Doug, an ex-logger and crabber - now an itinerant mushroom picker trying to pay his bills and stay out of trouble; and Jeremy, a former cook turned wild food entrepreneur, crisscrossing the continent to build a business amid cutthroat competition; their friend Matt, an up-and-coming chef whose kitchen alchemy is turning heads; and the woman who inspires them all. Rich with the science and lore of edible fungi - from seductive chanterelles to exotic porcini - The Mushroom Hunters is equal parts gonzo travelogue and culinary history lesson, a rollicking, character-driven tour through a world that is by turns secretive, dangerous, and tragically American. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Free. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013906/bk_adbl_013906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They say when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she was based on what little information he had. What he finds out is that she´s not only beautiful but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lidia Dornet, Sebastian York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005958/bk_tant_005958_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My dear Ashley, I hope by the time you get this letter, you and the handsome spy will be welcoming your second child. Just kidding. But I see something happening between you both soon. Do not hesitate, he´s a good man. I could tell. I know you are also worried about where I am writing this from, from a cell awaiting execution or from the kitchen; it is the latter. You brother still has a speck of goodness in him and decided to keep shut although I will be making his favorite pie every Sunday but I can live with that. The day you both left, the redcoats came around, with the way they raided the house, even my hidden room, I was glad you both had left. They left no stones untouched, had to give them an excuse for the safe room, need to say I won´t be rescuing any spies there. They interrogated all of us and came up with nothing. Your brothers had no clue you were helping a spy and neither did I. I am still of the belief they are watching us, as if you would be that foolish to come back. Sending this letter took a difficult process but I want you to be at peace. Sadly, the former mayor was executed in the town square. We were all mandated to watch, as a lesson to us all. Right now the resistance in York is underground but we are united. Make sure you take care of yourself dear, I know your surroundings are strange and you begin a new life. Try to adapt. Remember to live life to the fullest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073464/bk_acx0_073464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the program of the one percent! First surfacing in 1974 from underground sources, The Occult Technology of Power is a blueprint, distilling the esoteric doctrines and technics of the global elite. These initiatory lessons from a cadre of technocrats, is now available with a never before collected appendix of revelatory information. The publisher assumes no responsibility for those who use this book to expose those in control - or to join them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michaelanthony Mitchell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093093/bk_acx0_093093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Selling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi.Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Mark´s deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi´s light is coveted for the Master´s gain.When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.Imprisoned in bottomless darkness, Naomi thirsts for justice...and revenge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Boyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007718/bk_acx0_007718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed, and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have listened to The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael E. Gerber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000985/bk_harp_000985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Morgan Freeman reads this story, accompanied by music by Taj Mahal. Based on the traditional American folksong, this compelling tale recounts the daring adventures of one family´s escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad. This touching story captures all the drama of a perilous flight to freedom, told through the experience of a young girl. For ages six and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series American Heroes and Legends. A recipient of the Parents´ Choice Silver Honors. Rabbit Ears stories open a door to the world of great literature. These are timeless and beloved stories that have delighted generations, and continue to offer powerful lessons for today´s audiences. Listeners of all ages will explore faraway lands and cultures through folktales. You will walk alongside heroes of long ago legends and discover master storytellers such as Beatrix Potter, Hans Christian Andersen, and Rudyard Kipling. Great stories. Great family memories. Get the entire Rabbit Ears library! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Morgan Freeman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070196/bk_acx0_070196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Say what you will, but the spirit of a place takes on an important role in the affairs of humans. In an old house, an empty theater, a cemetery, or where there was past conflict, a tangible energy haunts and can attach itself to a visitor in the present…. With yet-unhealed wounds from recent combat in southeast Asia, John Moore undertook an unexpected walking tour in the rugged Scottish Highlands. With a season of freezing rainstorms approaching, he took shelter in a remote monastery. This chance encounter would change his future, his beliefs about blind chance, and the unexpected courses by which the best in human nature can smuggle its way into the life of a stranger. He did not anticipate the brotherhood´s easy hospitality or the surprising variety of personalities and guarded backgrounds that soon emerged in their silent community. Afterward, a chance conversation overheard in a village pub steered him to Canada, where he took a job as a rock drill operator in a large, industrial gold mine. He encountered dangers among the lost men in that dangerous other world, where secretive men sought permanent anonymity in the perils of work deep underground. A brutal kind of monasticism challenged both his endurance and his sense of humanity. With sensitivity and delightfully good humor, Moore explores the surprising lessons learned in these strangely rich fraternities of forgotten men: a brotherhood housed in crumbling medieval masonry and one shared in the unforgiving depths of the gold mine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Orders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059328/bk_acx0_059328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.