A calm and beautiful selection of the most powerful sounds for relaxation. Enjoy 10 hours of peaceful ocean, nature, and meditation sounds. Perfect for various activities including working out, airplane rides, creative work, rest, and motivation. Amazing for meditation, yoga, sleep, study, and focus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ariel Navina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150292/bk_acx0_150292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an autobiography about a man from New Jersey born in 1947. Following his graduation from high school in 1965, he enlisted in the Marines and went to Vietnam. Home and honorably discharged before turning 21, he meandered for a few years in the time of the anti-war movement and psychedelic drugs that were the late '60s and early '70s. He found his feet in aviation with his first introductory flight. He immediately knew piloting an airplane was what he wanted to do. His involvement in the drug culture led to incarceration and jeopardized his future, though. He met a woman fell in love and has been married for 42 years. They raised a family and built a house while he struggled to stay employed as an airplane pilot. The ebb and flow of the pilot employment market led to various jobs and even an attempted career change. After earning a degree at a culinary school, he bought a failing restaurant and gave it a go for a few years. Before becoming bankrupt he managed to get back in aviation as the restaurant was failing. The return to flying was in turbine powered equipment at first doing more night freight work, but it led to his best job ever. Someone ran an ad for a position in Africa: “Sabreliner Captain wanted so I can give my man a holiday.” The timing was perfect because it was the same type airplane he had been flying. The job was for a month but he stayed on for four years as pilot for a dictator’s cabinet in the heart of Africa. It wasn’t all smooth air over there but survive he did. On returning to the States he went back to grass roots stick-and-rudder agricultural aviation for three years, spraying corn in Iowa. In the journey there was one wife, two children, two sailboats, one airplane and one house built. He also earned two Associates degrees. One in Science/Math and the other Arts/Culinary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Gannone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117055/bk_acx0_117055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nazca, once only an isolated settlement in the midst of the Peruvian desert, is today the meeting place for archaeologists from around the world. From here you can fly over the celebrated Nazca pampa and appreciate the massive scale of the extraordinary markings on the surrounding landscape. Some of these lines are over 20 kilometers long! Drawing on over 30 years of study, Erich von Daniken examines the various theories that attempt to explain the Nazca phenomena in terms of religious ritual, ancient roads, and astrological symbols. With the help of numerous photographs taken by the author - half-hanging from a small airplane - he describes the many mysteries of Nazca and puts forward a startling revolutionary solution to one of archaeology's greatest enigmas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Allen Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001974/bk_tant_001974_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever contemplated suicide? Author John Egreek encounters a synchronistic chance encounter with a woman he did not know, during an airplane ride from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Los Angeles International Airport. They discover she has multitude of wounded children residing within her psyche. As a result, she learns that suicide is a temporary solution to an overriding problem. By listening to this book, you will learn what went through the mind of Eleni at very moment she was about to pull the trigger. The thoughts she had, most likely are similar to the thoughts that go through the minds of the millions of people on earth who think suicide is the solution to their problems. With so many people in the world committing suicide these days, learning about the wounded child is a significant step toward beginning the healing process. There are usually outlying reasons why anyone would commit suicide and who knows what they are thinking at the moment when they do? Listen to the dialog that the Author has with Eleni, who will learn that healing her various wounded children will also heal the suicidal wounded child. What will she say and what should she do, if she chooses to heal?This is book two of The Mortal Wounds Series™. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Hodgkinson, Pat Rullo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149188/bk_acx0_149188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human, The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world's most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles and the search for renewable energy sources.While the scientist may identify problems, it falls to the engineer to solve them. It is the inherent practicality of engineering, which takes into account structural, economic, environmental, and other factors that science often does not consider, that makes engineering vital to answering our most urgent concerns.Henry Petroski takes us inside the research, development, and debates surrounding the most critical challenges of our time, exploring the feasibility of biofuels, the progress of battery-operated cars, and the question of nuclear power. He gives us an in-depth investigation of the various options for renewable energy - among them solar, wind, tidal, and ethanol - explaining the benefits and risks of each. Will windmills soon populate our landscape the way they did in previous centuries? Will synthetic trees, said to be more efficient at absorbing harmful carbon dioxide than real trees, soon dot our prairies? Will we construct a sunshade in outer space to protect ourselves from dangerous rays? In many cases, the technology already exists. Whats needed is not so much invention as engineering.Just as the great achievements of centuries past - the steamship, the airplane, the moon landin - once seemed beyond reach, the solutions to the 21st century's problems await only a similar coordination of science and engineering. Eloquently reasoned and written, The Essential Engineer identifies and illuminates these problems and, above all, sets out a course for putting ideas into action. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002199/bk_rand_002199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yes, you can catch and eat crappie during the fall and winter months. Often, at many places, you’ll catch more and bigger crappies in the fall and winter than you do in the spring and summer. To learn where to find and how to catch cooler weather speckled sides, we’ve interviewed a wide variety of some of the nation’s best tournament crappie fishermen and guides. Many of the individuals you’ll hear about in this audiobook are tournament crappie pros who travel the country to fish in crappie tournaments from New York to Florida and from Virginia to California. They use the latest crappie-finding equipment, the best poles, rods, reels, line, and the most-productive baits. Each of the people mentioned in this book has the ability to be dropped out of an airplane anywhere in the United States and catch crappie on any lake close to where they land that contains crappie. From over 50 years of crappie-fishing experience, I’ve learned that you get the best advice by interviewing a large number of people who have different tactics and fish under various water, weather, and fishing-pressure conditions.In this book, you will learn:How to spider-rig (slow-troll), which is one of the fastest-growing techniques for catching the most and biggest crappies in the shortest timeHow to catch crappie on crank baits and when and where using a crank bait is the most appropriateHow to find areas of any lake that will hold large schools of crappies during the winter months - places you can return to time and again and expect them to be thereWhy competing in crappie tournaments is one of the quickest ways to learn how to catch more and bigger crappie fasterWhy and how to look for and catch the biggest crappie in a lake 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Davenport. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/166157/bk_acx0_166157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Brein's Travel Tales Monthly Bookazine Issue No. 11 for May 2015 contains among the best travel stories from Michael's huge collection of about 10,000 travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Remember the funny movie with John Candy called Planes, Trains and Automobiles? Well, actually, trains, buses, cars, taxis, VW buses, vans, tuk-tuks, camels, and other miscellaneous transport-related stories are what this issue of Travel Tales Monthly is all about. Not airplanes and ships stories this time, mind you; these are covered elsewhere in the Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series with audiobooks specifically devoted to these particular subjects. In this issue A train, bus, car, ship, airplane, taxi, or other form of travel transport is invariably in the news today. And so it is: there's hardly a day now that a transportation-related incident or accident of some sort or another is not in the news somewhere. Therefore, we're a lot more concerned about the modes of transport that form a very significant part of our travel lives, so, naturally, we're taking a lot closer look at our travel transport these days than we have ever done before. And regarding the psychology of travel, in particular, we should take a much closer look at what actually happens to us on the various forms of transport that we take in our travels and how this all impacts our travel-lives. And so, in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, this is exactly what I do. Transportation stories include the full range of the human land, sea, and air travel transport experience, including a variety of forms of travel transportation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039007/bk_acx0_039007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Donald Culross Peattie's two books about American trees were first published in the 1950s. In this edition, modern listeners are introduced to one of the best nature writers of the last century. As we listen to Peattie's descriptions, we catch glimpses of our country's history and past daily life that no textbook could ever illuminate so vividly. Here you'll learn about everything from how a species was discovered to the part it played in our country's history.Pioneers often stabled an animal in the hollow heart of an old sycamore, and the whole family might live there until they could build a log cabin. The tuliptree, the tallest native hardwood, is easier to work than most softwood trees; Daniel Boone carved a sixty-foot canoe from one tree to carry his family from Kentucky into Spanish territory. In the days before the Revolution, the British and the colonists waged an undeclared war over New England's white pines, which made the best tall masts for fighting ships. It's fascinating to learn about the commercial uses of various woods - for paper, fine furniture, fence posts, matchsticks, house framing, airplane wings, and dozens of other preplastic uses. But we cannot listen to this book without the occasional lump in our throats. The American elm was still alive when Peattie wrote, but as we listen to his account today we can see what caused its demise. Audubon's portrait of a pair of loving passenger pigeons in an American beech is considered by many to be his greatest painting. It certainly touched the poet in Donald Culross Peattie as he depicted the extinction of the passenger pigeon when the beech forest was destroyed. A Natural History of North American Trees gives us a picture of life in America from its earliest days to the middle of the last century. The information is always interesting, though often heartbreaking. While Peattie looks for the better side of man's nature, he reports sorrowfully on the greed and waste that have doo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015057/bk_adbl_015057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the field of aeronautical dynamics, this book offers readers adesign tool which enables them to solve the different problems thatcan occur during the planning stage of a private project. Theauthors present a system for the modeling, design and calculationof the flying qualities of airplanes and drones, with a completemathematical model by Matlab/Simulink. As such, this book may beuseful for design engineers as well as for keen airplaneamateurs. The authors expound the various phases involved in the designprocess of an airplane, starting with the formulation of a designtool, under the form of a 0D mathematical model (dimensionless,time dependent), before moving on to explore the behavior of theairplane under certain circumstances and offering insights into theoptimization of airplane flying qualities. As validation of thismodel, they present a numerical result, drawn from data collectedon an existing plane - the Concorde. The dimensional process is then explored and applied to a realisticdrone project. Recommendations on the development of the principalcharacteristics of the plane (i.e. mass distribution, air load,wing span) are given. Contents 1. 0D Analytical Modeling of theAirplane Motions. 2. Design and Optimizationof an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(UAV). 3. Organization of the Auto-Pilot.This book provides a description of the modeling, design, andcalculation of the aeronautical qualities of airplanes and drones.Divided into several parts, this book first summarizes all thenecessary theoretical developments about the equations of motionsand trajectory calculations of the machine. It then goes on todescribe practical building processes and considers pilotingmethods. The last part makes a comparison between theoreticalcalculations and measured recorded data of the real flyingmachine. Accompanied by a complete mathematical model in MATLAB/SIMULINK