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
´´The ultimate truffle true crime tale´´*: A thrilling journey through the hidden underworld of the world´s most prized luxury ingredient. *Bianca Bosker, New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits. Deeply reported and elegantly written, this page-turning exposé documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle´s path from ground to plate, making sense of an industry that traffics in scarcity, seduction, and cash. Through it all, a question lingers: What, other than money, draws people to these dirt-covered jewels? Advance praise for The Truffle Underground ´´In elegant, mesmerizing prose, Ryan Jacobs has delivered a forest-to-table page-turner from the outer limits of our foodie culture, a place where colorful farmers, serial dog murderers and famous chefs grapple over a crudely foraged fungus that´s traded in parking lots and bars, like heroin. The Truffle Underground is an eye-opener for anyone who´s picked up a fork.´´-Steve Fainaru, New York Times bestselling author of League of Denial and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter ´´The Truffle Underground is a fascinating, genre-blending romp. It´s a business book, a mystery, a science lesson, and a love story that´s as seductive as the buttery fungus at the heart of it all.´´-Derek Thompson, national bestselling author of Hit Makers and staff writer at The Atlantic ´´Investigative journalist and first-time author Jacobs does a remarkable job reporting from the front lines of the truffle industry, bringing to vivid life French black-truffle farmers, Italian white-truffle foragers, and their marvelously well-trained dogs.´´-Booklist (starred review) ´´[A] fascinating work . . . This deeply researched and eye-opening account of the lengths people will go for wealth, gratification, and a taste of the prized fungus will captivate readers.´´-Publishers Weekly
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.
Matilde, or ´´Tilly´´ to her family and friends, is known for her reputation as a party girl. Born to an affluent family, she loves to get herself into unnecessary trouble, and her wild behavior continues to escalate as she gets older. Tilly meets Dusty, the man of her dreams, and she finally understands what it means to give in and when to walk away. She learns to appreciate her family as she never has before. But sometimes events, even the most extenuating and tragic ones, play tricks on us that will change our lives forever and lessons we never forget. Someone attacks Tilly in the underground parking garage, but grateful that a homeless woman has come by and rescues her. That event changes her perspective on life and helps her become a better person.
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.
The hilarious underground bestseller about one woman´s pursuit of carnal pleasure-and the philosophy that gets in the way. When Renee Feuer goes to college, one of the first lessons she tries to learn is how to liberate herself from the restrictions of her Orthodox Jewish background. As she discovers the pleasures of the body, Renee also learns about the excitements of the mind. She enrolls as a philosophy graduate student, then marries Noam Himmel, the world-renowned mathematician. But Renee discovers that being married to a genius is a less elevating experience than expected, and that the allure of sex still beckons. Her quest for a solution to the conflicting demands of sensuality and spirit is a touching and always humorous adventure. ´´Terrific. . . . The first fifty or so pages are so clever and funny that I had to put the book down and go to the fridge to cool off.´´-The New York Times Book Review ´´A terrific first novel . . . Goldenstein is intelligent and perceptive, bawdy and witty-an articulate writer of great talent.´´-The Los Angeles Times Book Review