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Neural Mechanisms of Color Vision:Double-Opponent Cells in the Visual Cortex Bevil Richard Conway
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´´Mayor Richard M. Daley dropped the bomb at a routine news conference at City Hall on Tuesday. With no prelude or fanfare, Mr. Daley announced that he would not seek re-election when his term expires next year. ´Simply put, it´s time,´ he said.´´ New York Times, September 7, 2010 With those four words, an era ended. After twenty-two years, the longest-serving and most powerful mayor in the history of Chicago - and, arguably, America-stepped down, leaving behind a city that was utterly transformed, and a complicated legacy we are only beginning to evaluate. In First Son, Keith Koeneman chronicles the sometimes Shakespearean, sometimes Machiavellian life of an American political legend. Making deft use of unprecedented access to key players in the Daley administration, as well as Chicago´s business and cultural leaders, Koeneman draws on more than one hundred interviews to tell an up-close, insider story of political triumph and personal evolution. With Koeneman as our guide, we follow young Daley from his beginnings as an average Bridgeport kid thought to lack his father´s talent and charisma to his unlikely transformation into an iron-fisted leader. Daley not only escaped the giant shadow of his father but also transformed Chicago from a gritty, post-industrial Midwestern capital into a beautiful, sophisticated global city widely recognized as a model for innovative metropolises throughout the world. But in spite of his many accomplishments, Richard M. Daley´s record is far from flawless. First Son sets the dramatic improvement of certain parts of the city against the persistent realities of crime, financial stress, failing public housing, and dysfunctional schools. And it reveals that while in many ways Daley broke with the machine politics of his father, he continued to reward loyalty with favors, use the resources of city government to overwhelm opponents, and tolerate political corruption. A nuanced portrait of a co... 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Coon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007151de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1805 and Ensign Richard Sharpe, having secured a reputation as a fighting soldier in India, is on his way home to join the newly formed Green Jackets. The voyage should be a period of rest but his ship is riven with treachery and threatened by a formidable French warship, the Revenant, which is terrorizing British shipping in the Indian ocean. An old opponent of Sharpe´s is aboard his ship, and the voyage is further disturbed by the Lady Grace Hale, apparently as unreachable as she is beautiful.Sharpe also has friends, notably a captain of the Royal Navy who is hunting the Revenant and who rescues Sharpe when all seems lost. The hunt turns into a stern chase as the French warship races home, carrying a treaty that could ignite India into a new war against the British. Yet when the Revenant encounters the combined French and Spanish fleet of Cadiz, it seems that Sharpe´s enemies have found safety, even as his enemies on board seem to have him trapped.Yet over the horizon is another fleet, led by Nelson, and Sharpe´s revenge will come in a savage climax when the two armadas meet on a calm October day off Cape Trafalgar.Sharpe´s Trafalgar introduces Richard Sharpe to the horrors of a battle at sea, and finds him at his most ruthless as he struggles not just for revenge, but for the woman he loves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul McGann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000113de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions for contraceptives. Surgeons who pray in the OR. Pro-life clinics and end-of-life interventions, intelligent-design activists and stem-cell-research opponents. Is this the state of modern medicine in America? In Blind Faith, Dr. Richard P. Sloan examines the fragile balance and dangerous alliance between religion and medicine - two practices that have grown disconcertingly close during the 21st century. While Sloan does not dispute the fact that religion can bring a sense of comfort in times of difficulty, he nevertheless believes, and in fact proves, that there is no compelling evidence that faith provides an actual cure for any ailment.By exposing the flawed research, Sloan gives readers the tools to understand when good medical science is subverted and, at the same time, provides a thought-provoking examination into the origins and varieties of faith, and human nature itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Sluyter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007543de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Katy Sinclair made it to the brink of partnership at her high-powered law firm with hard work, dogged determination, and the ruthless self-discipline to cultivate a conservative public image. But when she follows an evasive witness into a sex club, she can´t deny herself a red-hot sexual encounter with the seductive bartender who sets her body on fire. She´s sure that no one will ever know about her indiscretion - that is,until she walks into the courtroom to find that her dirty little secret is the opposing counsel in the most important case of her career. As the managing partner in a struggling law firm, hot-shot attorney Mark Richards can´t afford any mistakes that might cost him his biggest client. Like getting involved with his beautiful, determined opponent - the mystery woman he hasn´t been able to forget. But when Katy´s quest for justice leads to death threats, Mark will sacrifice everything to protect her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte Kane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005329de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry Beltway, idealistic young conservative and grandson of a famous evangelist, has just come back from a two-years tour as a missionary when he is persuaded to join the campaign staff of Tim Duncannon, an arch-conservative television commentator who has set his sights on the Republican nomination for presidency so that he can build a barbed wire fence around America. As a candidate, Duncannon wows conservative fundamentalist Americans with his promises to protect them from Zulus and wetbacks and his reassurances that school prayer will someday return and abortionists will disappear. Harry must run interference when Duncannon´s campaign starts to fall apart after accusations of campaign bullying (Duncannon´s brothers are harassing and beating up his opponents), sexual misconduct (Duncannon is discovered having semi-weekly rendezvous with a mysterious blonde), and devil worship (Duncannon is caught channeling the spirit of Richard Nixon, his former boss). Along the way Harry starts a confusing love affair with a fellow campaign worker that turns out to be, literally, a drag. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arte Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000168de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.