Surrealism in Latin American Literature:Searching for Breton´s Ghost. 1st ed. 2013 M. Nicholson
Surrealism in Latin American Literature:Searching for Breton´s Ghost M. Nicholson
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Our Place, written and read by Mark Cocker. Environmental thought and politics have become parts of mainstream cultural life in Britain. The wish to protect wildlife is now a central goal for our society, but where did these ‘green’ ideas come from? And who created the cherished institutions, such as the National Trust or the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, that are now so embedded in public life, with millions of members?From the flatlands of Norfolk to the tundra-like expanse of the Flow Country in northern Scotland, acclaimed writer on nature Mark Cocker sets out on a personal quest through the British countryside to find the answers to these questions. He explores in intimate detail six special places that embody the history of conservation or whose fortunes allow us to understand why our landscape looks as it does today. We meet key characters who shaped the story of the British countryside - Victorian visionaries like Octavia Hill, founder of the National Trust, as well as brilliant naturalists such as Max Nicholson or Derek Ratcliffe, who helped build the very framework for all environmental effort. This is a book that looks to the future as well as exploring the past. It asks searching questions like who owns the land and why? And who benefits from green policies? Above all it attempts to solve a puzzle: why do the British seem to love their countryside more than almost any other nation, yet they have come to live amid one of the most denatured landscapes on Earth? Radical, provocative and original, Our Place tackles some of the central issues of our time. Yet, most important of all, it tries to map out how this overcrowded island of ours could be a place fit not just for human occupants but also for its billions of wild citizens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Cocker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003822/bk_rhuk_003822_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Wayne ´´Digger´´ Wilson hosts a paranormal conference at the haunted White Horse Inn, he has motives beyond searching for the inn´s legendary ghosts. Years ago, he made a honeymoon promise to his wife, Beth, that if one of them died, the survivor would return to the White Horse to summon the other´s lost spirit. Now she´s dead and Digger´s back, with the daughter they conceived during that fateful honeymoon 16 years before. And the ghost hunters are stirring up ancient evils that were better left in peace, because the inn´s basement is home to a circle of demons that have been waiting for Wayne to return. They want his teenage daughter, Kendra, and they´ll play whatever tricks they need in order to satisfy their dark desires. And at the White Horse Inn, not even angels can be trusted.... Inspired by events at an actual paranormal conference at a haunted hotel, author Scott Nicholson´s thriller takes you to the remote Southern Appalachian Mountains. Nicholson is author of The Red Church, Drummer Boy, and nine other novels, as well as five story collections and several comics series. Learn more about his work at www.hauntedcomputer.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Dorse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/002388/bk_acx0_002388_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the leadership book you have to experience: a barn-storming new take on what makes a versatile, integrated, and effective leader. Using stories and examples from the lives of leaders, from the sports stadium to the White House to the office of the CEO, Nigel Nicholson shows vividly how the capacity of leaders to see what others do not see frames their actions and allows them to transform, build, destroy, or stabilize. Leaders fail through lack of insight - into themselves and into the worlds they inhabit. The strategic challenge of leadership is to find the right balance between impact and versatility and the successful crafting of an identity that merges the leader and the surrounding culture or ´zeitgeist.´ Leaders covered in the book include: George Bush, Tony Blair, George S Patton, Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, Josef Stalin, Hannibal, Elizabeth I, Nelson Mandela, Edith Cowan, Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, Henry Ford, Ernest Shackleton, Barack Obama, Robert Maxwell, JFK, Pope John XXIII, Margaret Thatcher, and Samuel Pepys. This book resonates with insights and searching questions on the nature of human leadership, making it an invaluable guide to managers, consultants, and people everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014390/bk_adbl_014390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.