Best-selling author and licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from children about death, dead bodies and decomposition. Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut´s body if it was pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? In the tradition of Randall Munroe´s What If?, Doughty´s new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, blends her scientific understanding of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious and candid answers to thirty-five urgent questions posed by her youngest fans. Readers will learn what happens if you die on an airplane, the best soil for mummifying your dog and whether or not you can preserve your friend´s skull as a keepsake. Featuring illustrations from Dianné Ruiz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? will delight anyone interested in the fascinating truth about what will happen (to our bodies) after we die.
Eleven-year-old twins Oliver and Celia Navel live on floor 4-1/2 of the Explorers Club with their father, Dr. Navel. Their mother, Dr. Navel, has been missing for years. So when an explorer shows up with a clue as to where his wife could be, Dr. Navel drags Oliver and Celia to Tibet to find her. Once there, the twins fall out of airplanes, encounter Yetis, travel through waterfalls, and end up in the Demon Fortress of the Warrior King where they - just possibly - might find their mother and save their father from the Poison Witches. Thing is, they would much rather be watching television. And if their trip doesn´t work out as planned, the twins could end up as slaves to Sir Edmund Thitheltorpe III, an evil explorer with breath that smells like boiled carrots and who has it in for the whole Navel family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vance Barber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001664/bk_peng_001664_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you consider yourself an environmental ally? Maybe you recycle your household goods, ride a bike, and avoid too much air travel. But did you know that the primary driver of climate change isn´t plastics or cars or airplanes? Did you know that it´s actually our industrialized food system? In this fascinating new book, authors Nil Zacharias and Gene Stone share new research and compelling arguments that support what scientists across the world are beginning to affirm and uphold: By making even minimal dietary changes, anyone can have a positive, lasting impact on our planet. If you love the planet, the only way to save it is by switching out meat for plant-based meals, one bite at a time. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Troxell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030869/bk_adbl_030869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´m Too Fond of My Fur!: When my old friend Professor von Volt called to ask for help, I agreed immediately, even though it meant trekking halfway around the world to Mouse Everest! The trip was long and dangerous. I almost froze my tail off along the way. And then I was kidnapped by a yeti! Yes, it was truly an amazing adventure. Four Mice Deep In The Jungle: I have never been a brave mouse...but lately, my fears were taking over my life! So Thea and Trap decided to cure me. They dragged me away on an airplane (I´m afraid of flying!), all the way to the jungle. There I was forced to eat bug soup, climb trees as tall as skyscrapers, swim in raging rivers, and even wrangle snakes. How would a ´fraidy mouse like me ever survive? Paws Off, Cheddarface!: Holey cheese, it was strange! Rodents kept telling me I´d done things I had no memory of. Was I going crazy? Had the cheese finally slipped off my cracker? No, I soon discovered the truth: There was a Geronimo look-a-like going around, pretending to be me! Worst of all, he was trying to take over The Rodent´s Gazette! I had to get that greedy impostor´s paws off my newspaper, but how? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000435/bk_lili_000435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most influential economists of the decade - and the New York Times best-selling author of The Great Stagnation - boldly argues that just about everything you´ve heard about food is wrong. Food snobbery is killing entrepreneurship and innovation, says economist, preeminent social commentator, and maverick dining-guide blogger Tyler Cowen. Americans are becoming angry that our agricultural practices have led to global warming - but while food snobs are right that local food tastes better, they´re wrong that it is better for the environment, and they are wrong that cheap food is bad food. The food world needs to know that you don´t have to spend more to eat healthy, green, exciting meals. At last, some good news from an economist! Tyler Cowen discusses everything from slow food to fast food, from agriculture to gourmet culture, from modernist cuisine to how to pick the best street vendor. He shows why airplane food is bad but airport food is good; why restaurants full of happy, attractive people serve mediocre meals; and why American food has improved as Americans drink more wine. And most important of all, he shows how to get good, cheap eats just about anywhere. Just as The Great Stagnation was Cowen´s response to all the fashionable thinking about the economic crisis, An Economist Gets Lunch is his response to all the fashionable thinking about food. Provocative, incisive, and as enjoyable as a juicy, grass-fed burger, it will influence what you choose to eat today and how we feed the world tomorrow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003010/bk_rand_003010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the audiobook The Automatic Diet, listeners discover how to harness the power of time-tested behavior modification techniques and empower themselves to lose weight and keep it off, automatically. All successful dieters share a common ´´secret´´ to consistently maintain their weight. The secret is that they do not have to think about what they are doing. Their food choices are instinctual and they already know what to eat when faced with the disastrous dieting situations we all encounter in everyday life. Whether it´s a cocktail party, on an airplane, or at an Italian restaurant, they know to react and choose wisely. The Automatic Diet takes you step-by-step through a process of self-analysis, as well as powerful techniques based on practical steps that you can put to work immediately. This easy, accessible process will lead you to an understanding of your own patterns of success and failure in managing your weight. Platkin then guides you to understand your own motivations, and how you can use this knowledge to overcome self-defeating habits with positive behaviors you can sustain for a lifetime. The Automatic Diet is founded on the principle of ´´automaticity´´. Automaticity is a psychological term used to describe the unconscious way in which we make choices for our daily behaviors. Activities like setting an alarm clock at night, putting on shoes before you leave the house, buckling your seat belt when you get in a car, and remembering how to drive to the office - these activities do not require much thought, we just do them. If we consciously thought about each decision that we make, we would be exhausted at the end of a day. Through automaticity, we unconsciously automate some of our routine processes. While automaticity has been working against you and your weight loss goals for years, The Automatic Diet will show you how to redirect your knee-jerk impulses so they can work in your favor! 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Fouhey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010491/bk_adbl_010491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
While Laura Ingraham was walking through a Northern Virginia shopping mall one Saturday afternoon, it all became clear to her. Everywhere she turned, she saw signs of the impending disaster: zombie teens texting each other across a café table; a man having his eyebrows threaded at a kiosk; a 50ish woman shoe-horned into a tube top and skinny jeans; and a storefront ad featuring a Victoria´s Secret model spilling out of her push-up bra and into the faces of young passersby. Ingraham wondered to herself, ´´Is this it? Is this what our forefathers fought for? What my parents struggled for? I wonder if Victoria´s Secret is still having that two-for-one sale?´´ A menacing force surrounds us. We see it, we feel it, we know it. The country we love is in grave peril. While politicians and ´´experts´´ prattle on about the debt crisis at home, and terrorism abroad, a more insidious homegrown threat is emerging. It endangers our future and undermines our present. The uncomfortable truth: We have become our own worst enemy. The culture we have created is now turning on us. We´re on the verge of drowning in our ignorance, arrogance, gluttony… can you believe there are only three shots of vanilla in a Caramel Macchiato?!? Now, in an act of patriotic intervention, the most-listened-to woman in talk radio casts her satirical eye upon all that ails American society. In this sharp-witted, comic romp, Laura Ingraham takes you on a guided tour through 10 levels of our cultural hell. You know we´re in trouble when: Airplane seats shrink - just as the passengers expand. Celebrity baby names go from the peculiar (Apple, Stetson, and Daisy Boo) to the pathetic (Bamboo, Blanket, and Bronx). People meticulously tend their virtual crops on Farmville, while their children eat takeout. ´´Breaking News´´ usually means it happened yesterday. The weddings last longer than the marriages. Facebook ha 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Ingraham, Raymond Arroyo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/005589/bk_sans_005589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I was at my wit´s end. I´d had enough of this job, this life, and my relationship had broken up. Should I eat chocolate, or go to India, or fall in love? Then I had a revelation: Why not do all three, in that order? And so it was that I embarked on a journey that was segmented into three parts and was then made into a major motion picture. Later, I woke up on an airplane with a hole in my face and a really bad hangover. I was ushered brusquely off the plane by my parents, who took me to a rehab where I tested positive for coke, classic coke, special k (the drug), Special K (the cereal), mushrooms, pepperoni, and Restless Leg Syndrome. It was there that I first began painting with my feet. ´´But rewind.... The year was 1914. I was just a young German soldier serving in the trenches while simultaneously trying to destroy an evil ring with some help from an elf, a troll, and a giant sorcerer, all while cooking every recipe out of a Julia Child cookbook. What I´m trying to say is that there was a secret code hidden in a painting and I was looking for it with this girl who had a tattoo of a dragon! ´´Let me clarify, it was the 1930s and a bunch of us were migrating out of Oklahoma, and I was this teenage wizard/CIA operative, okay? And, um then I floated off into the meta-verse as a ball of invisible energy that had no outer edge.... ´´Ugh, okay. None of this is true. I´m just kind of a normal guy from New Jersey who moved to New York, got into comedy, wrote this book about trying to write this book, and then moved to Alaska, became the mayor of a small town, spent $30,000 on underwear, and now I´m going to rule the world!!!´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Showalter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000582/bk_hach_000582_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.