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Introduction to the Study of Natural History
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This book features Louis Agassiz's seminal lecture course in which the Swiss-American scientist, a self-styled "American Humboldt," summarized the state of zoological knowledge in his time. Though Darwin's theory of evolution would soon dismantle his idealist science, Agassiz's lectures are nonetheless modern in their insistence on the social and cultural importance of the scientific enterprise. An extensive, well-illustrated introduction by Agassiz's biographer, Christoph Irmscher, situates Agassiz's lectures in the context of his life and nineteenth-century science, while also confronting the deeply problematic aspects of his legacy. Profusely annotated, this edition offers fascinating insights into the history of science and appeals to anyone with an interest in zoology and natural history. "Christoph Irmscher provides a scholarly and insightful analysis of the intentions and beliefs of Louis Agassiz, a larger-than-life scientist of the mid-19th century and fierce opponent of Charles Darwin. One of the foremost naturalists of his time, Agassiz's encyclopedic knowledge and brash confidence sustained bold and often controversial theories, which contributed to extreme intellectual ferment at the dawn of contemporary evolutionary biology." James Hanken, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Harvard University, USA

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Introduction to the Study of Natural History
95,45 € *
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This book features Louis Agassiz's seminal lecture course in which the Swiss-American scientist, a self-styled "American Humboldt," summarized the state of zoological knowledge in his time. Though Darwin's theory of evolution would soon dismantle his idealist science, Agassiz's lectures are nonetheless modern in their insistence on the social and cultural importance of the scientific enterprise. An extensive, well-illustrated introduction by Agassiz's biographer, Christoph Irmscher, situates Agassiz's lectures in the context of his life and nineteenth-century science, while also confronting the deeply problematic aspects of his legacy. Profusely annotated, this edition offers fascinating insights into the history of science and appeals to anyone with an interest in zoology and natural history. "Christoph Irmscher provides a scholarly and insightful analysis of the intentions and beliefs of Louis Agassiz, a larger-than-life scientist of the mid-19th century and fierce opponent of Charles Darwin. One of the foremost naturalists of his time, Agassiz's encyclopedic knowledge and brash confidence sustained bold and often controversial theories, which contributed to extreme intellectual ferment at the dawn of contemporary evolutionary biology." James Hanken, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Harvard University, USA

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Ecko Burning , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 996min
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Ruthless and ambitious, Lord Phylos has control of Fhaveon city, and is using her forces to bring the grasslands under his command. His last opponent is an elderly scribe who’s lost his best friend and wants only to do the right thing. Danie Ware is the publicist and event organiser for cult entertainment retailer Forbidden Planet. She has worked closely with a wide-range of genre authors and has been immersed in the science-fiction and fantasy community for the past decade. An early adopter of blogging, social media and a familiar face at conventions, she appears on panels as an expert on genre marketing and retailing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Noble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018536/bk_adbl_018536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Tune In to Terror: Strange Matter #17, Hörbuch,...
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Nexus: virtual reality with a bite. It's an online video game that has taken the world by storm. Its fanatical players call it the most incredible battle simulation ever created. Billy Keen doesn't think so. He wishes he had never played it.After Billy won the largest Nexus tournament ever staged online, strange things started happening, from his television changing channels by itself, to his computer turning on and off all hours of the night. Billy was annoyed at first by the simple electronic malfunctions. Then they grew worse, from microwave mishaps to a terrifying elevator plunge. Seeking help from his video gaming friends at the Fairfield University Computer Science Center, Billy discovers the true nature of his technological terror.Now, in the labyrinthian halls of the Fairfield University Computer Science building, Billy is playing Nexus for real - against a horrifying opponent that could not possibly exist. And if Billy isn't careful, the game could end with a fatal error. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000881/bk_brll_000881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Power Play , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 583min
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Dr. Jake Ross, a university astronomer, wants nothing more than to teach a few classes each semester and continue his research. Instead, he finds himself aggressively recruited to be the science advisor to Frank Tomlinson, an ambitious politician with his eye on the US Senate. Tomlinson is in need of an edge that will allow him to defeat his opponent at the polls, and Dr. Ross can contribute just that: MHD. MHD, or magnetohydrodynamics, is a new innovation that will allow electricity to be generated efficiently and cheaply. The Senate seat is essentially guaranteed if Tomlinson can deliver unlimited energy to voters at less than half the price of nuclear power. But MHD is still in its infancy, and although the outlook is extremely promising there are great - and deadly - risks. The incumbent senator will not give up his seat without a fight, and as Ross discovers, the world of politics carries its own dangers. Nothing has prepared him for the extreme tactics that desperate and powerful people are willing to use. Power Play is a timely thrill ride by Ben Bova, one of science fiction’s most respected novelists. Ben Bova, six-time winner of science fiction’s Hugo Award, is the author of over one hundred works of science fact and fiction. A former editor of Analog and former fiction editor of Omni, he is also a past president of the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. He lives in Naples, Florida. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004767/bk_blak_004767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Science of Sleep , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 49min
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The Science of Sleep, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts - and the prescription to sleep well - in his signature engaging style. Adapted from Medina's Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp, in this chapter, you'll learn how the sleep cycle is born of a constant tension between hormones and brain regions vying to keep you awake and hormones and brain regions trying to make you go to sleep. This is called opponent-process theory. Sleep, scientists are finding, doesn't have as much to do with energy restoration as it does with processing memories and flushing out toxins in the brain. As you grow older, your sleep cycle becomes more fragmented, particularly the part of the cycle during which toxins are flushed out of the brain. Accruing good sleep habits by middle age (a stable sleep routine; no caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine six hours prior to going to sleep) is the best way to avoid sleep-related cognitive decline in old age. You may already be experiencing the sometimes unpleasant effects of the aging process. Or you may be deeply concerned about your loved ones who are. Either way, The Science of Sleep is for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Medina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pprs/000011/bk_pprs_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Deja Blue , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 444min
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When psychic FBI agent Rae Murphy Hiyakawa is faced with a twisted madman running amok in far off Charleston, West Virginia, she is forced to confront her deadliest opponent yet. Rae is the FBI's secret weapon. When the Behavioral Science Unit gives up on a case, they come to her. Rae is an expert at remote readings. To her, paranormal phenomena are completely normal. But nothing is normal about the Hammerhead killings, where a maniac uses a hammer to vent his rage on hapless victims. Rae's quest to end this madness lands her in a haunted trailer with a most unhappy spirit and the inevitable showdown with the psychopath. Also features excerpts from Dead On by Robert W. Walker and Truck Stop by Jack Kilborn and J.A. Konrath. About the author: Robert W. Walker is the author of more than 40 thriller and horror novels, including 11 books in the acclaimed Instinct series featuring FBI medical examiner Jessica Coran. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ratana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029242/bk_acx0_029242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Warrior Monk: A Seventeen Series Short Stor...
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The Order of the Three Spears. Founded at the turn of the ninth century by the Lotus-Born Second Buddha and inspired by the most powerful immortal warrior who ever lived, this secret Buddhist society has kept the existence of immortals hidden from ordinary humans and maintained peace between the races for 1,200 years. When news of an ancient enemy reaches them from the West, the Order sends its best and most unorthodox field agent to investigate. In the course of his mission, Brother Yonten crosses paths with an immortal operative also tasked with hunting the Order's deadly opponent. The astounding truths he uncovers will determine not just his own fate but that of the immortal societies and the entire human race. The Warrior Monk is a short story set in AD Starrling's best-selling supernatural thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane adventures that combine science and fantasy, then you'll love the world of Seventeen. Grab this fascinating short story and continue the epic series today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103102/bk_acx0_103102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-...
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Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear energy or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the world of nuclear science like never before. With clear explanations of some of the most complex scientific endeavors in history, Mahaffey's new book looks back at the atom's wild, secretive past and then toward its potentially bright future. Mahaffey unearths lost reactors on far-flung Pacific islands and trees that were exposed to active fission that changed gender or bloomed in the dead of winter. He explains why we have nuclear submarines but not nuclear aircraft and why cold fusion doesn't exist. And who knew that radiation counting was once a fashionable trend? Though parts of the nuclear history might seem like a fiction mash-up where cowboys somehow got a hold of a reactor, Mahaffey's vivid prose holds the listener in thrall of the infectious energy of scientific curiosity and ingenuity that may one day hold the key to solving our energy crisis or sending us to Mars. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010004/bk_blak_010004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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