Mindful mending in a scientized world: With everything digitized also being scientized, the defining is a living quest. Indeed science is an alphabet of possibilities. Yes, science is safe, except when it isn´t, yet, as with Pi, the dividend is infinite. A poetry of mindful mending may fit this sending, but how snakes sidewind and sandfish swim, how early legged animals first crawled up, like a poet to his own shore, are the subtext to far beyond and more. Ecology needs new buzz words, fiercely motivating, to turn public attention toward mindful mending. Earth is our only viable hive. Swarming into action is essential. Here, in sparse rhythmic aphoristic poetry, Elihu Blotnick searches. Indeed, science is its own subject, a tool, a method, an outcome, and a guide. Those who toy with it are surprised when they draw laughs. Those who reject it do so to their peril. They limit themselves. Yet, even those who worship at its gates never arrive in its heaven. The universe is ultimately unknowable. We are cosmic miniatures and always will be. Of course, we can make fiction of the future but the universe itself is our chief critic and will have the last word, regardless. This is the author´s ultimate message, delivered in poetry that explores science in the context of language and discovery. Write real and see what happens, Elihu thought. But inspiration got the better of him: the poems are profound and prophetic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elihu Blotnick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140519/bk_acx0_140519_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(Please scroll down for english version) Das Buch zur Triennale der Photographie Hamburg 2018. Seit 1999 gibt dieses große internationale Festival (mit ca. 80 Ausstellungen und über 300 Künstlern) alle drei Jahre einen Überblick über zeitgenössische Entwicklungen künstlerischer und dokumentarischer Fotografie. Die großen Hamburger Ausstellungseinrichtungen (Kunsthalle, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Deichtorhallen etc,) nehmen mit eigenen Ausstellungen an der Triennale teil. Der Untertitel des Buches ist auch die inhaltliche Klammer, der von Krzysztof Candrowicz kuratierten Veranstaltung. Die Welt im 21. Jahrhundert ist geprägt von sich ständig beschleunigenden Veränderungsprozessen, die Menschheit befindet sich aktuell in einer gewaltigen Umbruchsituation. Digitalisierung, Klimawandel, Migrationsströme, Bevölkerungsexplosion und Globalisierung verlangen nach neuen Lösungen und Denkansätzen. Unter dem Motto ´´Breaking Point. Searching for Change´´ greift die 7. Triennale der Photographie Hamburg diese Debatte auf. Welche Antworten können Künstler in die Diskussionen einbringen? Welche Aufgaben hat die Fotografie? Die in diesem Buch versammelten Arbeiten sowie die Texte der Autoren und Museumskuratoren haben sich diesen Herausforderungen angenommen und reflektieren das Thema ´´Breaking Point´´ höchst komplex, anregend und ideenreich. The book to the 2018 Triennale of Photography Hamburg. Every three years since 1999, this large international festival (with ca. 80 exhibitors and over 300 artists) presents an overview of contemporary developments in artistic and documentary photography. The large Hamburg exhibition institutions (Kunsthalle, Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Deichtorhallen, etc.) participate in the Triennale with their own exhibitions. The book´s subtitle is also the contextual focus of the event curated by Krzysztof Candrowicz. The world in the twenty-first century is characterized by constantly accelerating processes of change; mankind is currently undergoing an enormous phase of upheaval. Digitalization, climate change, waves of migration, population explosion, and globalization demand new solutions and ways of thinking. Under the motto ´´Breaking Point: Searching for Change,´´ the seventh Triennale of Photography Hamburg takes up this debate. What answers can artists contribute to the discussion? What are the tasks of photography? The works collected in this book as well as the texts by the authors and museum curators have taken up these challenges and reflect on the subject of the ´´breaking point´´ in a manner that is highly complex, imaginative, and inspiring.
First in a sizzling new series from Jennifer Probst, the USA Today best-selling author adored for her ´´fresh, fun, and sexy´´ (Romancing the Book) storytelling! In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate´s more than a savvy businesswoman: She´s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love´s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town´s used bookstore...and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered - and hot-bodied - divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won´t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate´s newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she´s no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Maby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006534/bk_sans_006534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How does the most famous woman in the world hide in plain sight? The beautiful young widow of the President of the United States thought she was free of the White House, but circumstances have forced her back into the role of First Lady. Not for long, however, because she´s made up her mind to escape -- if only for a few days -- so she can live the life of an ordinary person. All she needs is the perfect disguise . . . and she´s just found it. An entire nation is searching for her, but the First Lady is in the last place anybody would think to look: in the company of a man, an infuriatingly secretive and quietly seductive stranger whose charm, good looks, and sensuous appeal are awakening the forgotten woman within the dignitary. And with two adorable little orphaned girls in need of a family along for the ride, they´re heading out across the heartland chasing their own American Dream -- on a wild journey of love, adventure, and glorious rebirth. First Lady: A star-spangled, richly emotional story of self-discovery, celebrity, love, and family.
In 2005, Dave Chappelle left show business at the height of his fame, giving up a small fortune and the hottest new television show in many years. In so doing, he transformed from being one of the greatest comics of his generation into one of the most enigmatic ever. In Searching for Dave Chappelle, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of The New York Times, sorts through the myriad theories and examines what happened to this singular artist. Through extensive reporting, this audiobook tells a compelling narrative that takes listeners behind the scenes of Comedy Central, the New York comedy scene and network television. This is not just a story about Dave Chappelle, but also about race, fame and the often blurry relationship between image and reality. Chappelle’s reputation has only grown over the years and he remains one of the most influential and admired comedians alive. Just as he tip-toes back into the spotlight with a high-profile national tour, this audiobook delivers the essential analysis of his life and work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rummel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017586/bk_adbl_017586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Still Searching for Pipe Dreams is the second in a series following Rick Newcombe´s first book, the best-selling In Search of Pipe Dreams. Why would anyone still smoke a pipe in the 21st century when all forms of smoking are being banned around the world? Why are so many young people drawn to pipe collecting and artistic pipemaking with such intensity and passion? And why are pipe shows suddenly sold out, with waiting lists for tables? These young pipe enthusiasts are from America, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, Italy, Denmark and all over the world. Unlike mass-marketed cigarettes, pipe smoking has a rich tradition that goes back many centuries, and the author predicts it is the only form of smoking that will last many centuries into the future. He contends that moderate pipe smoking, without inhaling, promotes relaxation and clear thinking, and it serves as an ideal antidote to stress that is much safer than the tranquilizers that are so freely dispensed today. Unlike cigar and cigarette smokers, pipe collectors actually save their pipes. They clean and polish them and put them in racks or display cabinets. If they are broken, they have them repaired. Most pipe smokers remember when they bought each pipe in their collection, and every time they take a pipe out, it is a reminder of the past, to be enjoyed in the present, for many years into the future. This book also is inspiring because of Rick Newcombe´s enthusiasm and optimism, which shine through in every chapter and make it a fast-paced and enjoyable listen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Newcombe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005129/bk_acx0_005129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This story follows the life of a man from the age of three to the age of 70. It is a story of love and tragedy. It is the quest of a man searching for love. The death of his mother, when he was three years old, and the absence of his father for the first seven years of his life, sets the stage for the choices he makes throughout his life. The story begins in the late 40s, early 50s, and progresses to present day. Early in this book, scenes depict his living in a very poor environment. Fourteen people lived in a shack on the poor side of town. Good food and clothing were scarce. Oversight, discipline, and love were not part of his early life. Be patient as an old man reflects on his past, and he wonders why he chose the paths he took searching for someone to love him. The early part of this book depicts the environment that molded his character. His undisciplined youth and the puppy loves he encounters in his early years give a slightly comical, yet tender, insight into why he makes the choices he makes later in life. Just as you think you know where this story is going, it takes many twists and turns you do not expect. Tragic things happen to him along the way. He emerges from an abusive childhood to face challenges he is unprepared for. The book is based on a true story. It is unlike any story you have ever heard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Taverna. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053161/bk_acx0_053161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Phil Lesh first met Jerry Garcia in 1959 in the clubs of Palo Alto, California. At Garcia´s suggestion, Lesh learned to play the electric bass and joined him in a new group that blended R&B, country, and rock ´n´ roll with an experimental fervor never before heard. In time for the Grateful Dead´s 40th anniversary, Phil Lesh offers the first behind-the-scenes history of the Dead. Lesh chronicles how the Dead´s signature sound emerged, flowed, and swelled to reach millions of devoted fans, from their first gigs at Frenchy´s Bikini-A-Go-Go for an audience of three, to the legendary Acid Tests, to packed stadiums around the world. In San Francisco during the Summer of Love, at Woodstock, Altamont, and the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Grateful Dead have been at the center of some of rock´s defining moments. Phil Lesh recounts what it´s been like to live at the heart of this whirlwind, impressing Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and the Rolling Stones. Lesh describes what it was like to storm heaven night after night, and the price he and others have paid. Bad management, drug addictions, depression, and insecurities persistently plagued the band members and would culminate with the most tragic blow of all, the death of Jerry Garcia. Searching for the Sound is a ruthlessly honest look inside one of the greatest American bands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Lesh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000581/bk_sans_000581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.