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Climate Change: The Unholy Alliance of Barrack ...
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Much has been said about global warming and climate change. There are, of course, both the proponents and the opponents of this environmental theory and both vigorous debate their ideological viewpoint with equal vigor. And now the debate has reached a truly global stage the United Nations, and none other than the Vatican´s Pope Francis himself have infused much of their energy and time debating the merits of deforestation and greenhouse gases. In the wake of the pope´s monumental Apocalyptic Encyclical on climate change, this audiobook seeks to present both of the sides of the debate, but not only that, it seeks to invoke the thoughts of the listener so that after ingesting so much energy and theories around the subject they can create their own interpretation of this complicated and multifaceted topic of global warming and climate change! Some topics covered are: Homeostasis of the Earth: Can our planet heal itself? The Al Gore debate: Science or sci-fi? Global warming or Global cooling? Who is responsible? Can we survive? Business as usual: A vision of the future! Environmental justice Biodiversity 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044649/bk_acx0_044649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg (eBook, ePUB)
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With unprecedented access, the veteran New York Times reporter and editorial writer who covered New York City and state politics offers a revealing portrait of one of the richest and famously private/public figures in the country. Business genius, inventor, innovator, publisher, philanthropist, activist, and sly wit Michael Bloomberg. Michael Bloomberg´s life sounds like an exaggerated version of The American Story, except his adventures are real. From modest Jewish middle class (and Eagle Scout) to Harvard MBA to Salomon Brothers hot shot (where he gets ´´sent upstairs´´ and later fired) to creator of the machine that would change Wall Street and the rest of the world and make him a billionaire (a description by the author makes the invention clear to non-engineers). Randolph´s account of Bloomberg´s life and time reads almost like a novel, a quintessentially American story. She explains the ´´machine´´ he invented that gave and continues to give instant access to an infinite amount of information to bankers and investors on how, what, and where to invest, and how it changed the financial universe. Randolph recounts one day not long ago when the Bloomberg machine briefly blipped and the whole world´s financial marketplace came to a halt. Randolph recounts Mayor Bloomberg´s vigorous approach to New York city´s care—including his attempts at education reform, contract control, anti-smoking and anti-obesity campaigns, green climate control, and his political adventures with both aides and opponents. After a surprising third term as Mayor, Bloomberg returned to his business and doubles its already tremendous worth. The chapter that describes this is one of the most revealing of his temperament and energy and vision as well as how he spends his ´´private´´ time—private but convivial. Bloomberg´s philanthropies are education, anti-NRA, and supporting a cleaner environment. He is a moderate liberal in a time when that quality holds the future of the Democratic Party and the country to account.

Anbieter: buecher.de
Stand: 19.09.2019
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Talking Politics?: What You Need to Know before...
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Honest, objective, and informed political debates are all too rare in today´s polarized and partisan climate. Public policy is increasingly driven by ideology while political spin, distortions, and even demonizing opponents by disseminating outright lies are routine practice from Washington to the local city council. Super-heated and hyper-partisan rhetoric, increasingly homogeneous political and ideological communities, and the public´s spotty knowledge about our political system all undermine informed and considered responses to policy debates. This audiobook identifies common areas of confusion or misunderstanding about our political system, clarifying many distortions of accepted history, constitutional law, economics, and science to help listeners distinguish documented facts from the different conclusions and interpretations that may be drawn from those facts. Sheila Suess Kennedy aims to create a more informed electorate and to better ground debates in fact, from Capitol Hill to the family dinner table. Talking Politics? What You Need to Know before Opening Your Mouth provides a solid starting point from which Americans can build more persuasive arguments for their preferred policies, whatever they may be, and will interest students of political science, civics, and history, from high school to undergraduates, and the general public interested in politics and informed discussion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065768/bk_acx0_065768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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From Trump Tower to the White House: How Donald...
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On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. The outspoken businessman, real estate developer, and television personality had previously declared some interest in becoming a candidate for public office in 2000 and 2012, but it wasn´t until June 2015 that his political goals became clear. When he first announced his plan to become the Republican Party candidate for the 2016 presidential election, his chances of success were widely dismissed and often ridiculed by large numbers of Americans, including influential members of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Trump quickly took the lead ahead of the 16 other contenders for the Republican nomination and, by May 2016, it was obvious that he would be representing the party in the November 2016 election. While his success in winning the nomination had come as a surprise to many of his opponents and detractors, the results of the November 8th general election astonished millions of observers around the world as they came to realize that, with no previous government or military experience, Donald J. Trump had defeated the highly experienced Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. Trump´s approach to both the nomination and election campaigns was unconventional and controversial. He ignored many traditional political strategies, routinely used insults and name-calling in dealing with his opponents, held dozens of sometimes raucous public rallies, and relied on Twitter as one of his primary means of communication. Promising to ´´make America great again´´, Trump spoke in opposition to free trade, climate change, and immigration, pledging that he would have a wall erected along the US-Mexico border and would make Mexico pay for it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093627/bk_acx0_093627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 26.08.2019
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Petsamo and Kirkenes 1944 (eBook, ePUB)
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This title examines the bitter conflict between two highly tactical armies as they battled across challenging terrain to gain control of strategically significant Northern Finland. On the one side were the invading Soviet troops, hoping to liberate an area full of rich resources and littered with bases that that would enable the arrival of Arctic convoys from Britain. They employed naval infantry in abundance, not only to make amphibious landings to capture strategically significant port facilities, but also on deep outflanking manoeuvres inland. Their opponents were the elite Gebirgsjäger from XIX Gebirgskorps ; trained to be self-sufficient and resourceful and equipped with a range of bespoke weaponry, this mountain division was ideally suited to operate in the harsh climate. Combat conditions were unique: the extremely rough terrain, laced with bogs, streams, boulder fields, and large rivers, presented a significant challenge in its own right, even without the added threat of attacks by highly trained soldiers. This illustrated title tells the story of this unique and bitter struggle in the far North, an epic battle between two elite forces fighting in a demanding environment. With bird´s-eye views and maps of key battlefields, this is a comprehensive guide to one of the most challenging campaigns of the Eastern Front.

Anbieter: buecher.de
Stand: 19.09.2019
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Petsamo and Kirkenes 1944 (eBook, PDF)
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This title examines the bitter conflict between two highly tactical armies as they battled across challenging terrain to gain control of strategically significant Northern Finland. On the one side were the invading Soviet troops, hoping to liberate an area full of rich resources and littered with bases that that would enable the arrival of Arctic convoys from Britain. They employed naval infantry in abundance, not only to make amphibious landings to capture strategically significant port facilities, but also on deep outflanking manoeuvres inland. Their opponents were the elite Gebirgsjäger from XIX Gebirgskorps ; trained to be self-sufficient and resourceful and equipped with a range of bespoke weaponry, this mountain division was ideally suited to operate in the harsh climate. Combat conditions were unique: the extremely rough terrain, laced with bogs, streams, boulder fields, and large rivers, presented a significant challenge in its own right, even without the added threat of attacks by highly trained soldiers. This illustrated title tells the story of this unique and bitter struggle in the far North, an epic battle between two elite forces fighting in a demanding environment. With bird´s-eye views and maps of key battlefields, this is a comprehensive guide to one of the most challenging campaigns of the Eastern Front.

Anbieter: buecher.de
Stand: 19.09.2019
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The New Art of Negotiating: How to Close Any De...
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You negotiate every day of your life. Whether you are asking your employer for a raise or persuading your child to do his homework, everything is a negotiation. Written by Gerald Nierenberg, the world´s foremost authority on the subject, and recognized as the Father of Contemporary Negotiation, The New Art of Negotiating is an updated, expanded version of the million-copy bestseller, The Art of Negotiating, which was the first on the subject of negotiating and introduced us all to the art of effective negotiation. The Negotiation Institute which he founded, is the longest negotiation skills seminars and training in the world. When The Art of Negotiating first appeared, it taught us that negotiation doesn´t have to be an adversarial process that ends in victory for one party and defeat for his hapless rival. Since then, the landscape of business has changed greatly. The New Art of Negotiating provides Nierenberg´s effective strategies redesigned for today´s world. You will learn how to analyze your opponent´s motivation, negotiate toward mutually satisfying terms, learn from your opponent´s body language, and much more. Throughout, the author will guide you in successfully applying his famous win-win tactics to the bargaining process. Once, Gerald Nierenberg changed the way we think about negotiating. Now, The New Art of Negotiating allows us to experience win-win success in today´s business climate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000248/bk_gdan_000248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 26.08.2019
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Into the Storm: A Novel: Troubleshooters, Book ...
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Best-selling author Suzanne Brockmann blends high adventure, harrowing drama, and heart-racing passion into thrilling novels of suspense. Whether tackling danger or wrestling with desire, her elite heroes and heroines never fail to give their all in stories that soar above and beyond expectations. Now, in her electrifying 10th Troubleshooters novel, Brockmann takes us into the storm. In a remote, frozen corner of New Hampshire, a Navy SEAL team and the elite security experts of Troubleshooters Incorporated are going head-to-head as fierce but friendly rivals in a raid-and-rescue training exercise. Despite the frigid winter temperatures, tension smolders between veteran SEAL Petty Officer Mark ´´Jenk´´ Jenkins and former cop turned troubleshooter Lindsey Fontaine after an impulsive night goes awry. And then suddenly Tracy Shapiro, the Troubleshooters´ new receptionist, vanishes while playing the role of hostage during a mock rescue operation. Teaming up with the FBI to launch a manhunt in the treacherous wilderness, Jenk and Lindsey must put aside their feelings as a record snowstorm approaches, dramatically reducing any hope of finding Tracy alive. The trail is colder than the biting New England climate until a lucky break leads to a horrifying discovery - a brutally murdered young woman wearing the jacket Tracy wore when she disappeared. Suddenly there is a chilling certainty that Tracy has fallen prey to a serial killer - one who knows the backwoods terrain and who doesn´t play by the rules of engagement. In a race against time, a raging blizzard, and a cunning opponent, Jenk and Lindsey are put to the ultimate test. Risking everything, they must finally come together in a desperate attempt to save Tracy - and each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor, Melanie Ewbank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008828/bk_blak_008828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 26.08.2019
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