Featuring the legendary Grace Slick on vocals and the brilliant guitar work of Jorma Kaukonan, Jefferson Airplane was the defining band of the ´60s San Francisco psychedelic movement. Titles: Comin´ Back to Me Embryonic Journey Good Shepherd Lather Plastic Fantastic Lover She Has Funny Cars Somebody to Love Three-Fifths of a Mile in 10 Seconds Today Volunteers We Can Be Together White Rabbit Wooden Ships.
In September 2000, a young programmer comes home from a desert festival to learn that his grandfather has died and that he has to return to Thebes - a town which is so isolated that its inhabitants have their own language - in order to clean out the house where his family lived for five generations. While he’s there, he runs into Yesim, a Turkish American woman whom he loved as a child, and begins a romance in which past and present are dangerously confused. At the same time, he remembers San Francisco in the wild years of the internet boom, and mourns the loss of Swan, a madman who may have been the only person to understand what was happening to the city, and to the world. La Farge’s ambitious new work considers large worlds and small ones, love, memory, family, flying machines, dance music, and the end of the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Carroll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000617/bk_high_000617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone loves airplanes - especially kids! In this lively, fast-paced audiobook, you’ll find 51 fabulous facts about planes from all over the world. Jet planes! Military fighters! Biplanes! Seaplanes! Learn about: How fast the fastest plane in the world flies What makes your ears pop when flying The Wright brothers’ first flight What keeps a glider aloft Landing gear…altimeters...and… Why planes stay UP in the sky! All sorts of amazing facts about airplanes and aviation! It’s all here! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015991/bk_acx0_015991_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Build and fly your very own model airplane design. Using clear explanations, you will learn about important design trade-offs and how to choose among them. The latest research and techniques are discussed using easy to understand language. You will discover: The special challenges faced by the smaller models and how to overcome them. How to choose the right material for each part of the airplane. Easy rules for selecting the right power system, gas or electric. When it makes sense to use one of the innovative KFm airfoils. Pros and cons of canard and multi-wing configurations. A step-by-step design process that includes goal setting and flight testing. In-depth discussions of important topics like airfoils and wing design. The sources of air drag and how to minimize their impact. ADVANCE PRAISE ´´This book is a joy to read! The writing style and wit add dimension in a way that is rarely found in today´s reference materials. If someone has considered designing their own airplane and been put off because of complicated formulas, vocabulary and reference style that would bore even an engineer, this will convince them to go ahead and try it. Written with real people in mind and not engineers - and I mean that in a good way. This is a book that will reside along the other favorites on my bookshelf. Carlos really managed to produce a book that will last a long time and become one of the standards for modelers.´´ - Greg Gimlick, Electrics columnist, Model Aviation magazine ´´RCAdvisor´s Model Airplane Design Made Easy is the ultimate model airplane design book for both beginning and experienced modelers.´´ - Richard Kline, Inventor, KFm airfoils ´´RCadvisor´s Model Airplane Design Made Easy is a real contribution to the world´s literature on the subject. It provides an excellent bridge between full scale aviation and aeromodeling, showing the relationship between the two, for better understanding of the differences and similarities which should be applied for good model performance. While thorough in detail, the book is also easily readable so that the information is simple to understand. It is a very good combination of theory and practical application. Nicely illustrated, the book is also full of common sense explanations and references to other sources of information.´´ - John Worth, former President and Executive Director of the AMA ´´Carlos Reyes personably leads the reader through some basic aerodynamics, materials considerations, electric power system planning and a practical application of theory as it is applied to a finished flying model. The background history of various types of aircraft shows the development of aviation and how it relates to the models that we build and fly today, as well as how models have influenced general aviation. It is always exciting to find some ´new to me´ concepts and theories, and there were several in this well-written narrative.´´ - Ken Myers, Editor, Ampeer electric flight newsletter ´´No matter how long you´ve been aeromodelling, or what your interests are in our great hobby, the greatest thrill of all is standing behind a unique model that you´ve designed and built yourself, from a blank sheet of paper - or even a blank CAD file - and preparing to make that first take off. So sit yourself down in a comfy chair, read RCadvisor´s Model Airplane Design Made Easy and set off on aeromodelling´s greatest adventure. Let Carlos Reyes - an aeromodeller of long standing and great talent - take you through the mysteries of how to arrive at the point that every lover of model aircraft should experience.´´ - Dereck Woodward, aero
Discover what it was really like during, and after, the summer of love - and how one remarkable woman survived it all to remain today as vibrant and rebellious as ever. Grace Slick was the original ´´great rock diva.´´ As the lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, which produced the classics ´´White Rabbit´´ and ´´Somebody to Love,´´ she was at the forefront of the ´60s and ´70s counterculture. Now, in her inimitable voice, she offers a revealing portrait of the complex woman behind the rock-outlaw image, and delivers a behind-the-scenes view of rock´s grandest stages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Slick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000127/bk_time_000127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Forever Changes may be 36 years old at the time of this writing, but its hermetic fusion of the personal and the political feels more relevant than ever. It speaks to the present in ways that, say, a Jefferson Airplane record never could, whatever the parallels between the late ´60s and our contemporary morass. Conceived as the last testament of a charismatic recluse who believe he was about to die, Forever Changes is one of the defining albums of an era. Here, Andrew Hultkrans explores the myriad depths of this bizarre and brilliant record. Charting bohemian Los Angeles´ descent into chaos at the end of the 60´s, he teases out the literary and mystical influences behind Arthur Lee´s lyrics, and argues that Lee was both inspired and burdened by a powerful prophetic urge. Andrew Hultkrans is a writer who lives in Brooklyn. He is the former editor-in-chief of Bookforum magazine.33 1/3 is a new series of short books about critically acclaimed and much-loved albums of the last 40 years. Focusing on one album rather than an artist´s entire output, the books dispense with the standard biographical background that fans know already, and cut to the heart of the music on each album. The authors provide fresh, original perspectives - often through their access to and relationships with the key figures involved in the recording of these albums. By turns obsessive, passionate, creative, and informed, the books in this series demonstrate many different ways of writing about music. (A task which can be, as Elvis Costello famously observed, as tricky as dancing about architecture.) What binds this series together, and what brings it to life, is that all of the authors - musicians, scholars, and writers - are deeply in love with the album they have chosen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000418/bk_adbl_000418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry Beckwith is the author of Selling the Invisible and The Invisible Touch, both marketing classics. Now he applies his unparalleled clarity, insight, humor and expertise to a new age of mass communication and mass confusion. What Clients Love will help you stand out from the crowd - and sell anything to anyone. From making a pitch to building a brand, from designing a logo to closing a sale, this is a field guide to take with you to the front lines of today´s business battles. Filled with real tales of success and failure, it shows you how to: Fly a Jefferson Airplane. Everyone knows there´s a Jefferson Monument, but a Jefferson Airplane? A brilliant, attention-grabbing name often includes the unexpected and the absurd. Strike with a Velvet Sledgehammer. It´s not a hard sell. It´s not exactly soft. Selling well means finding the fine line between modesty and bragging, and driving the message home. Speak to the Frenchman on the Street. A French mathematician believed that no theory was complete until you could explain it to the first person you meet on the street. Dress Julia Roberts. Why one scene from Pretty Woman can enlighten you more than a full year of study at a top business school. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry Beckwith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/time/000282/bk_time_000282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began. In 1941, after training as a German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with a revolver, a wireless, and a cyanide pill, with orders from the Abwehr to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted MI5, the British Secret Service. For the next four years, Chapman worked as a double agent, a lone British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service who at one time volunteered to assassinate Hitler for his countrymen. Crisscrossing Europe under different names, all the while weaving plans, spreading disinformation, and, miraculously, keeping his stories straight under intense interrogation, he even managed to gain some profit and seduce beautiful women along the way. The Nazis feted Chapman as a hero and awarded him the Iron Cross. In Britain, he was pardoned for his crimes, becoming the only wartime agent to be thus rewarded. Both countries provided for the mother of his child and his mistress. Sixty years after the end of the war, and 10 years after Chapman´s death, MI5 has now declassified all of Chapman´s files, releasing more than 1,800 pages of top secret material and allowing the full story of Agent Zigzag to be told for the first time. A gripping story of loyalty, love, and treachery, Agent Zigzag offers a unique glimpse into the psychology of espionage, with its thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bkot/001003/bk_bkot_001003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.