Only two people were in a position to experience all the events leading up to the first flight of a viable airplane, and here in three short essays they report how it came about.The idea of powered flight was so new that there were not even accepted methods of measuring the forces at play on a machine in-flight. The Wright brothers had to develop their own testing methods and conduct experimentation before they finally began to design something theoretically capable of the feat. Most vexing of all was the problem of control – how to conduct a controlled turn when the forces are unbalanced. Without boring you with calculations they explain how they tested different wing shapes and control vanes and then verified them in hundreds of flights in a glider. Finally, in December, 1903, they achieved their milestone: ´´the flight lasted only 12 seconds, but it was nevertheless the first flight in the history of the world in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the air in full flight, had sailed forward without reduction of speed, and had finally landed at a point as high as that from which it started.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark F. Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000034/bk_mike_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With his seemingly impossible escapes and incredible feats of illusion, Harry Houdini lived a life so fantastic that it seems almost too amazing even for fiction. Beyond his on-stage magic, Houdini also made his mark as an airplane pioneer, movie star, and debunker of frauds. His renown extended from his childhood home in Appleton, Wisconsin to Europe to Sydney, Australia. Children will thrill as they read about his seemingly superhuman successes - including when Houdini, hanging by his ankles and wrapped in a straightjacket, managed to free himself in less than three minutes. The biography also delves into Houdini´s impoverished childhood, his close relationship with his family, his start in show business - and how he managed some of his famous tricks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Pariseau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000610/bk_adbl_000610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionA pocket-sized collection of over 70 songs, all of which use no more than 6 chords.Presented in chord songbook format, the songs in this Little Black Book are arranged in the same keys as the original recordings with chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics.The The Little Black Book Of 6-Chord Songs includes hits by many popular artists, including Ed Sheeran, Blondie, Coldplay, The Beach Boys, The Smiths and more.A House Is Not A Motel [Love] All I Want Is You [U2] Bird On A Wire [Cohen, Leonard] Blaze Of Glory [Bon Jovi] Boys Don´t Cry [The Cure] Centerfold [J. Geils Band] Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap [AC/DC] Don´t Let Me Be Misunderstood [The Animals] Driftwood [Travis] Empire State Of Mind [Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys] Enter Sandman [Metallica] Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn´t´ve) [The Buzzcocks] Everybody´s Talkin´ [Nilsson] Fade To Grey [Visage] Falling [Haim] Father And Son [Stevens, Cat] God Put A Smile Upon Your Face [Coldplay] Golden Brown [The Stranglers] Hand In Glove [The Smiths] Happy Together [The Turtles] Heart Of Glass [Blondie] Here Comes The Rain Again [The Eurythmics] Hey Now! [Oasis] Hickory Wind [Parsons, Gram] If It Makes You Happy [Crow, Sheryl] In My Room [The Beach Boys] Kung Fu Fighting [Douglas, Carl] Like A Rolling Stone [Dylan, Bob] Live Forever [Oasis] Livin´ La Vida Loca [Martin, Ricky] Love The Way You Lie [Eminem feat. Rihanna] Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) [Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel] My Favourite Game [The Cardigans] Only The Lonely [Orbison, Roy] Peacock Suit [Weller, Paul] Rain Dogs [Waits, Tom] Respect [Franklin, Aretha] Rock And Roll [The Velvet Underground] Rock The Casbah [The Clash] Romeo And Juliet [Dire Straits] Run [Snow Patrol] Running Up That Hill [Bush, Kate] Silent Sigh [Badly Drawn Boy] Smells Like Teen Spirit [Nirvana] Somebody Told Me [The Killers] Somewhere In My Heart [Aztec Camera] Son Of A Preacher Man [Springfield, Dusty] Song 2 [Blur] Standing On The Shore [Empire Of The Sun] Stars [Simply Red] Teenage Dirtbag [Wheatus] Teenage Kicks [The Undertones] The A Team [Sheeran, Ed] The Boxer [Simon & Garfunkel] The Greatest [Cat Power] The Kids Are Alright [The Who] The Man Comes Around [Cash, Johnny] The Model [Kraftwerk] The Trees [Pulp] The Weight [The Band] Torn [Imbruglia, Natalie] Toxic [Spears, Britney] Viva Las Vegas [ZZ Top] Voulez-Vous [Abba] Waiting In Vain [Marley, Bob] Walk Like An Egyptian [The Bangles] Watching The Detectives [Costello, Elvis] What´s Up [4 Non Blondes] Whenever, Wherever [Shakira] White Rabbit [Jefferson Airplane] Wrapped Around Your Finger [The Police] Yellow Submarine [The Beatles] You Make Loving Fun [Fleetwood Mac] You Really Got Me [The Kinks]