Method and Order in Renaissance Philosophy of Nature:The Aristotle Commentary Tradition Daniel A. Di Liscia, Eckhard Kessler
This student edition uses the ´´Doctor Faustus ´´´´A´´ text, widely accepted as the most authentic published edition. Fully revised by leading Renaissance scholar Ros King, it contains a completely new introduction and the latest criticism, stage history, and revised commentary and notes.
A nationally recognized business etiquette specialist, Professor Robert A. Shutt of Binghamton University reviews the strategies, guidelines, and appropriate behavior that can help people excel in a variety of professional environments. During the course of these lectures, Professor Shutt examines etiquette in situations such as the business dinner and the job interview. He shows how etiquette functions in the workplace and discusses such features as electronic-communications and sales etiquette - all while providing fascinating commentary on the history of etiquette and including examples from Ancient Egypt, Renaissance Italy, and Colonial America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Robert A. Shutt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006160/bk_reco_006160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred on an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth. London is replaced by a dozy Neanderthal village. The Renaissance is given a push. The role of fat women in art is developed. And one very famous playwright gets born and writes The Play. Weaving together a fast-paced Discworld novelette with cutting-edge scientific commentary on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science, this is a book in which ´the hard science is as gripping as the fiction´. (The Times) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001280/bk_rhuk_001280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model and activist who uses whichever of her 12 pair of prosthetic legs is appropriate for the task at hand. Next, commentator Erika Monroe-Kane reflects on the appeal of driving really fast.Then, Kate Sekules is the author of The Boxer’s Heart: How I Fell in Love with the Ring, and a former professional boxer. She tells Anne Strainchamps how she got into the sport, why she enjoyed getting really strong, and how she coped with her anger during bouts. She still thinks there’s a lot to admire in women’s boxing.After that, Melissa Joulwan is the author of Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track. And she ought to know. Joulwan plays for a roller derby team under the name ´´Melicious.´´ She tells Anne Strainchamps why the sport´s enjoying a renaissance, and why most of the players are feminists who enjoy playing with the sexual and warrior imagery.Following that, Tina Bertoni provides a commentary on what it was like to hunt a bear.Next, Kim Hiss tells Anne Strainchamps about her first hunt. Kim Hiss is an Associate Editor for Field and Stream Magazine and blogs as Huntress.And finally, Jennifer Shahade is the author of Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport. She tells Anne Strainchamps where the title of her book came from. Obviously the word ´´bitch” occurs throughout this interview but always in reference to the book title. It is never used as profanity. [Broadcast Date: August 3, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120803/rt_tbon_120803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Seven Dirty Words, journalist and cultural critic James Sullivan tells the story of Alternative America from the 1950s to the present, from the singular vantage point of George Carlin, the Catholic boy for whom nothing was sacred. A critical biography, Seven Dirty Words is an insightful (and, of course, hilarious) examination of Carlin´s body of work as it pertained to the cultural times and the man who created it, from his early days as a more-or-less conventional comedian to his stunning transformation into the subversive comedic voice of the emerging counterculture. Sullivan also chronicles Carlin´s struggles with censorship and drugs, as well as the full-blown renaissance he experienced in the 1990s, both personally and professionally, when he became an elder statesman to a younger generation of comics who revered him. Seven Dirty Words is nothing less than the definitive biography of an American master who changed the world and also a work of cultural commentary that frames George Carlin´s extraordinary legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Sklar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001446/bk_tant_001446_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. A friend of luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers, and the forebear of today´s popular black comics, including Larry Wilmore, W. Kamau Bell, Damon Young, and Trevor Noah, Dick Gregory was a provocative and incisive cultural force for more than 50 years. As an entertainer, he always kept it indisputably real about race issues in America, fearlessly lacing laughter with hard truths. As a leading activist against injustice, he marched at Selma during the Civil Rights movement, organized student rallies to protest the Vietnam War; sat in at rallies for Native American and feminist rights; fought apartheid in South Africa; and participated in hunger strikes in support of Black Lives Matter. In this collection of thoughtful, provocative essays, Gregory charts the complex and often obscured history of the African American experience. In his unapologetically candid voice, he moves from African ancestry and surviving the Middle Passage to the creation of the Jheri Curl, the enjoyment of bacon and everything pig, the headline-making shootings of black men, and the Black Lives Matter movement. A captivating journey through time, Defining Moments in Black History explores historical movements such as The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as cultural touchstones such as Sidney Poitier winning the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies in the Field and Billie Holiday releasing ´´Strange Fruit´´. An engaging look at black life that offers insightful commentary on the intricate history of the African American people, Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Shippy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006280/bk_harp_006280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A riveting account of the African American timeline. Black Man White House is a gripping narrative of the events that saw the black race rise from the doldrums of a dark and sordid past to where it is today. With a sweeping forward momentum, this collection of thoughtful, provocative essays navigates the complex, sensitive, and often concealed history of the African American experience. Moving from African ancestry through the Underground Railroad to Barack Obama, this captivating journey through timeline of African American revolution and defining moments in black history explores charismatic, famously known African American leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X; to lesser known but equally important activists in the individuals of Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, George Washington Carver, and Thurgood Marshall; and exceptional athletes and sportsmen like Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad Ali. Black Man White House also traverses historical movements such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Rainbow Coalition as poignant and defining moments like the Dred Scott Decision, Brown versus the Board of Education, and the Thirteenth Amendment. A captivating examination of black life that offers penetrating commentary on the intricate history of the African American people, Black Man White House is a seminal history lesson that will provoke, inspire, enlighten, and entertain. It is required literature for everyone interested in African American history and the struggle for civil rights in America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108928/bk_acx0_108928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.