The environment is an amazing gift of nature to the mankind. It consists of many small and big organisms, which reside together in this environment. They follow a proper food chain and live together.In past few decades, after the development of mankind and the different techniques, humans have developed in every field. This development is a positive aspect, but there came a time when these different aspects of development have harmed the environment.There are many adverse effects of the human deeds on the environment, and humans are continuously exploiting the natural resources of the Earth. This exploitation has led to the depletion of natural resources such as coal, iron, minerals, oils, etc.To understand the fact that environment and its components are precious, a thorough discussion is done here. This will provide a basic idea of the environment, the environmental science, and the ways by which environment can be saved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122660/bk_acx0_122660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thanks to an ongoing revolution in the science of meteorology, we can now understand how extreme weather conditions arise, produce far more accurate forecasts, and know how to protect ourselves when dangerous conditions develop. The Science of Extreme Weather is your field guide to the worst that Earth’s atmosphere can inflict.In 24 exciting, informative, and potentially life-saving half-hour lectures aimed at weather novices and amateur forecasters alike, you gain a surprisingly powerful tool in the face of such overwhelming forces: knowledge. Even as the population of the globe continues to increase, fewer and fewer people are dying from extreme weather. The credit goes to improved forecasting tools along with more accurate computer models that weigh the countless data points that represent the ever-changing atmosphere. As a result, it is rare for a severe weather event to catch meteorologists by surprise.Guided by meteorologist, storm chaser, and award-winning teacher Eric R. Snodgrass, you learn the fundamental science that underlies blizzards, flash floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves, and more. You’ll come away with newfound appreciation and respect for weather’s most awe-inspiring phenomena.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric R. Snodgrass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/001038/bk_tcco_001038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany, Dr. Catherine Kleier invites us to open our eyes to the phenomenal world of plant life and to the process she calls ´´Natura Revelata”, the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of nature.As Dr. Kleier shares her knowledge with contagious excitement for her subject, she emphasizes the middle ground: Instead of focusing on cell microbiology or the study of ecosystems and habitats, she stresses the basic biology, function, and the amazing adaptations of the plants we see all around us. Dr. Kleier proposes and establishes that there is pleasure to be found in being able to identify and understand the workings of that tree outside the window.With almost 400,000 known species and thousands more identified every year, the variety of plant life is almost overwhelming - from the microscopic to the largest organism on Earth. In this course, you will learn about the fascinating adaptations that have allowed plants to thrive in almost every corner of the world and the unique plants that have evolved as a result.You’ll learn about the latest discoveries regarding plant communication, the myriad ways they manage and shape their own environments, and why botanists are still debating what it really means to be a unique species. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Catherine Kleier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/001044/bk_tcco_001044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Science of Superheroes takes a lighthearted but clear-headed look at the real science that underlies some of the greatest superhero comic books of all time, including Spider-Man, Batman, Fantastic Four, and many more. Each chapter presents the story of the origin of one or more superheroes and asks intriguing questions that lead to fascinating discussions about the limits of science, the laws of nature, and the future of technology. If gamma rays can’t turn a 128-pound weakling into the Incredible Hulk, what could? Are Spider-Man’s powers really those of a spider? Could a person ever breathe water like a fish? From telepathy to teleportation, from cloning to cosmic rays, this vastly entertaining romp through the nexus of science and fantasy separates the possible from the plausible and the barely plausible from the utterly ridiculous. With an introduction by author Dean Koontz. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000105/bk_rhau_000105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Though medical science began with the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, dissection and the study of the human body was prohibited for religious reasons until the Renaissance. Only in 1628 did William Harvey theorize that blood circulates in the body; germs weren´t discovered until the 19th century. Since then, surgery and drugs have greatly reduced deaths and pain from accident and disease. Genetic research and biotechnology hold the promise of even greater advances in the 21st century. The Science and Discovery series recreates one of history´s most successful journeys: 4,000 years of scientific efforts to better understand and control the physical world. Science has often challenged and upset conventional wisdom or accepted practices; this is a story of vested interests and independent thinkers, experiments and theories, change and progress. Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and many others are featured. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edwin Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001741/bk_blak_001741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From everyday stress to severe trauma, many obstacles to a full life can be overcome by developing what Dr. Daniel J. Siegel calls ´´mindsight,´´ our ability to perceive the mind and literally redirect the flow of energy and information within our brains. Through this powerful capacity for insight and empathy, we can ´´rewire´´ crucial connections, create dynamic linkages, and open ourselves to relationships in a new way. Based on thirty years of work with patients and on research drawn from nearly a dozen scientific fields, Mindsight brings these concepts alive through vivid case histories that show what happens when mindsight is missing, and how it can be strengthened in nine essential areas. Listeners of My Stroke of Insight or The Brain that Changes Itself will discover new ideas about memory, emotion, trauma and brain-mind integration - plus a richer sense of their own humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel J. Siegel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001976/bk_brll_001976_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You may have noticed that I speak of pocket computers. The story was written in 1957 before there were any pocket computers, and now there are. So, it´s a little prediction that I managed to make. Of course, the pocket computers I thought of weren´t quite like the ones they have now, but that´s a detail.´´ - Isaac Asimov More than 50 years after publishing his first story, Hugo Award-winning author Asimov remains one of the great names in science fiction. Almost single-handedly he transformed the field from the romantic and Gothic legacy of Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs into the rational, clear-minded genre that exists today. In such classics as The Foundation Quartet, Asimov captured imaginations with tight, intricate plots set in distant but believable futures. Many of his innovations, such as the Three Laws of Robotics, are now stock devices in science fiction writing and films, and his ability to tap into his extensive knowledge of science and technology gives his fiction a veracity unmatched by any other writer in the field. This selection of some of Asimov´s most enduring and unforgettable stories is read by the author himself. These vintage tales encompass the full range of Asimov´s versatility, while displaying his puckish sense of humor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Isaac Asimov. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000091/bk_rhau_000091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The six stories that represent Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine´s March and April 2003 issues exhibit an unusual diversity of almost familiar worlds.From the start, with John Morressy´s ´´The Resurrections of Fortunato,´´ we are transported into the mind of an alternative Edgar Allan Poe in a highly evocative new take on The Cask of Amontillado.In ´´Decanting Oblivion,´´ Lawrence C. Connolly takes us on a ride into a barely futuristic, but totally harrowing, downtown Pittsburgh with messenger extraordinaire, Nix. There´s no question that this one will keep you up all night. Aaron A. Reed´s ´´Shutdown/Retrovival´´ explores the ever-shifting worlds of virtuality and the social consequences of interactive gaming in a fast-paced imagistic tour-de-force. ´´Hunger: A Confession´´ by Dale Bailey is a haunted house story in the tradition of campfire spookings - but creepier than any you´ve heard before (especially as narrated by Harlan Ellison).Part romance and part myth, Gary Shockley´s ´´The Lightning Bug Wars´´ is a long slow raft trip down a river of nightmares, where the catfish is lurking and time has no meaning.And finally, in ´´Seeing is Believing,´´ Paul Di Filippo applies science to bank robbery in a tongue-in-cheek caper story that will at once amuse and intrigue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000013/bk_adbl_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The June 2003 issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction is a tribute to SF great Barry M. Malzberg, and so it´s appropriate that Audible´s May/June composite audio issue is bracketed by Malzbergiana, opening with Barry´s own ´´A Short Religious Novel,´´ a seeker tale reminiscent of the best of both Franz Kafka and Arthur C. Clarke, and ending with John Kessel´s ´´Of New Arrivals, Old Encounters, and the Music of the Spheres,´´ chronicling Barry´s first night in Writer´s Heaven. ´´The Retriever´´ by Harvey Jacobs is a noirish-toned piece of fantasy, depicting the ultimate gumshoe, who retrieves much more than the usual lost objects of desire. The ingredients for ´´Basement Magic´´ are available in every home, but this powerful story of a trod-upon stepchild, written by Ellen Klages, is anything but mundane. In ´´The Refuge Elsewhere,´´ Robert Sheckley takes us inside the FBI´s witness protection program and beyond - from upstate New York to a world we´ve mostly all heard of, but few have visited. Jack Cady´s ´´The Twenty-Pound Canary´´ is a romp through a carnival of science experiments set in an idyllic Midwestern town. ´´The Tale of the Golden Eagle´´ by David D. Levine is a miniature epic space opera in the grand tradition, while Paulo Bacigalupi´s ´´The Fluted Girl´´ is an equally classic evocation of a complex future society, complete with its own unique class structures, social mores, and political intrigues. Both these stories benefit from highly individualized characterizations and art forms far beyond most of our wildest dreams. And finally, give up all pretense of knowing what´s real and what´s not on television by dialing ´´555.´´ This Hollywood story by Robert Reed takes us inside an alternative world where soap opera is played for keeps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Amanda Karr, Gabrielle de Cuir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000014/bk_adbl_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Analog Science Fiction & Fact Magazine has provided four edgy stories about heroism, each exploring emotional dimensions uncommon in this or any other genre. The collection is edited by Stanley Schmidt. ´´Slow Life´´ by 2002 Hugo winner Michael Swanwick is a colorful tale of exotic adventure and alien life on Titan. Nebula Award finalist ´´The Astronaut from Wyoming´´ by Adam-Troy Castro and Jerry Oltion is about a boy with a birth defect that makes him look like a tabloid alien, but who nevertheless wants to be an astronaut.Stephen Baxter´s ´´The Hunters of Pangaea´´ takes us back to the Jurassic era and into the minds of a species of intelligent dinosaur.Pat Forde´s ´´In Spirit´´ is the ultimate 9/11 story, drawing lessons about our humanity from the stuff of tragedy. The story has elicited much commentary in Analog´s website forum, with many readers concluding that it is one of the most powerful stories of any type they have ever read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000010/bk_adbl_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.