Alexander Kluge (born 1932) is a German filmmaker, author, television producer, theorist, and digital entrepreneur. Since 1960, he has made fourteen feature films and twenty short films and has written more than thirty books - including three with Marxist philosopher Oskar Negt. His television production company has released more than 3,000 features, in which Kluge converses with real or fictional experts or creates thematic montages. He also maintains a website on which he reassembles segments from his film and television work. To call Kluge ´´prolific´´ would be an understatement. This is the first English-language monograph devoted to the full scope of Kluge´s work, from his appearance on the cultural scene in the 1960s to his contributions to New German Cinema in the 1970s and early 1980s to his recent collaborations with such artists as Gerhard Richter.
Your metabolic rate is the rate at which your body processes nutrients into energy, and it´s important for it to function well. The metabolism affects the functions of the entire body. If you have a healthy metabolism that burns fat quickly and regulates body functions accurately, more than likely you have fewer problems with your body image, have energy to do normal daily tasks without tiring easily, and have healthy, sharp brain function. However, a person with a slow metabolism, is more prone to be overweight and is open to more health problems. Having a healthy metabolism is very important. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Boyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027138/bk_acx0_027138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why is it that so many of our calls start out talking about, say, differentials or power steering, but wind up discussing men, women, devious ploys of deception, and power trips? Simple. To quote our producer, Dougie Berman: ´´A car is just a big inanimate object through which we reveal ourselves and our true personalities. Tangled up with cars are the issues of money, power, independence, self-image, confidence, generosity, and honesty, just to name a few.´´ We couldn´t have said it better, if at all. This program celebrates this fact with a variety of calls from across the relationship spectrum. We´ve included tips on meeting the perfect girl in traffic; Donna, her new Miata, and a devious husband; a battle with an ex over who gets to keep Patrick the mechanic; and many other tantalizing moments in the relationships of our esteemed callers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi and Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/000202/rt_cart_000202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A witty, wise and truthful beauty handbook for real women on what works in real life from Sali Hughes, beloved journalist and broadcaster. ´´Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together´´ Elizabeth Taylor. Think of beauty books - cue immediate images of coffee-table photographs of ludicrously beautiful models with few clothes and fewer time restraints, works inundated with ‘up-to-date´ reviews that may as well be Edwardian or holistic mumbo jumbo on how to make a face mask with molasses and some roughly hewn porridge oats. Not anymore…Covering everything from teenage skin to that milestone 80th birthday, botox to no-botox, celebration to grief, Sali Hughes, leading journalist and broadcaster, shows real women how to make the most of makeup´s physically and emotionally transformative powers in a work that is part instruction manual, part love letter to makeup - whilst employing a writing style that combines beauty editor, feminist and painfully funny best friend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sali Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001812/bk_hcuk_001812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even in the 21st century, the popular image of a scientist is a reclusive genius in a lab coat, mixing formulas or working out equations inaccessible to all but the initiated few. The idea that scientists are somehow smarter than the rest of us is a common yet dangerous misconception, getting us off the hook for not knowing or caring how the world works. How did science become so divorced from our everyday experience? Is scientific understanding so far out of reach for the nonscientists among us? As science popularizer Chad Orzel argues in Eureka, even the people who are most forthright about hating science are doing science, often without even knowing it. Orzel shows that science isn´t something alien and inscrutable, beyond the capabilities of ordinary people; it´s central to the human experience. Every human can think like a scientist and regularly does so in the course of everyday activities. The disconnect between this reality and most people´s perceptions is mostly due to the common misconception that science is a body of (boring, abstract, often mathematical) facts. In truth science is best thought of as a process: Looking at the world, thinking about what makes it work, testing your mental model by comparing it to reality, and telling others about your results. The facts that we too often think of as the whole of science are merely the products of this scientific process. Eureka shows that this process is one we all regularly use and something that everybody can do. By revealing the connection between the everyday activities people do - solving crossword puzzles, playing sports, or even watching mystery shows on television - and the processes used to make great scientific discoveries, Orzel shows that if we recognize the process of doing science as something familiar, we will be better able to appreciate scientific discoveries and use scientific facts and thinking to help address the problems that affect us all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Hellegers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022310/bk_adbl_022310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Well, now you´ve gone and done it, America. You´ve elected Donald K. Trump president, and the US will never again be the same! The problem for all of us is that he´s got plans - lots of them. The list reads like a bad acid trip: nominating Bernie Madoff for secretary of the Treasury; ´´Trumpifying´´ the Constitution; making personal real estate deals with Vladimir Putin; staging a hostile takeover of one of America´s great news magazines - to name just a few. In this ´´inaugural´´ (and wholly fictitious) issue of Trump TIME magazine, President-Elect Trump promises to remake America in his own image - and it ain´t pretty. Don´t like it? Move to Canada, losers! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Glouchevitch, Christine Lakin, Jeff Bergman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002547/bk_hach_002547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Cats of the ´´Non-Catholic Cemetery´´ live in one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. Once known as the ´´Protestant Cemetery´´ it is situated near the ancient Pyramid of Caius Cestius in Rome. Many well-known people including numerous artists are buried there: John Keats, his friend Shelley, Gottfried Semper, Goethe´s son August and the political thinker Antonio Gramsci, to name but a few. For some years there has been a refuge for homeless cats next to the cemetery and the charity´s volunteers feed and give medical aid to the cats who live in a semi-feral state amongst the tombstones in the cemetery garden. This photo-book of images of the cats in their natural context perfectly captures the melancholy harmony between those who have passed on and the living inhabitants, the spiritual guardians of the deceased.
Three women and two men are linked in a mysterious circle of marriage, children, tragedy, blackmail, death, and unexplained events. What starts out to be a smooth romantic story, suddenly turns murderous and complex with many mysterious happenings: a baby dies one hour after birth - real cause unknown (until later); a woman is mistakenly pronounced dead; blackmail occurs; a rigged auto accident in which a child is mistakenly and severely injured occurs; a man is found dead - just to name a few. As the plot unfolds around these happenings and murder, suicide, and druggings, the listener´s emotions are kept on the high point of the dial. This unusual climax and intriguing story conveys feelings of anxiety and curiosity through strong and vivid images as the full scope of the story becomes apparent, allowing for rich human interaction. The characters and the mysterious happenings are portrayed in six parts, each from one of the six characters´ points of view. As the story unfolds, the viewer is kept in suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Mills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038609/bk_acx0_038609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sardonic, searing, seductive, and surreal, the award-winning Meditations in Green is regarded by many as the best novel of the Vietnam War. It is a kaleidoscopic collage that whirls about an indelible array of images and characters: perverted Winkly, who opted for the army to stay off of welfare; eccentric Payne, who´s obsessed with the film he´s making of the war; and bucolic Claypool, who´s irrevocably doomed to a fate worse than death, just to name a few.Floating at the center of this psychedelic spin is Specialist 4 James Griffin. In country, Griffin studies the jungle of carpet-bomb photos as he fights desperately to keep his grip on reality. Battling addiction stateside after his tour, he studies the green of household plants as he struggles mightily to regain his sanity. With mesmerizing action and Joycean interior monologues, Stephen Wright has created a book that is as much an homage to the darkness of war as it is a testament to the transcendence of art.Stephen Wright is a New York - based novelist known for his use of surrealistic imagery and dark comedy. He has taught writing courses at various universities, including Princeton, Brown, and the New School. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004922/bk_blak_004922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You´ve probably heard it time and time again. Teachers have told you that you aren´t ´´living up to your potential.´´ It isn´t that you doubt them. You´re sure you´ve got more to offer, too. But just how do you go about unlocking your true potential and living out the exciting life-script that has been written for someone of your talents and abilities? Bob Moawad shows you how. First, you learn about the three ingredients that make up a person´s potential. You learn how great achievers become successful. You discover how their techniques and systems can work for you. You learn about building a positive self-image. using positive self-talk... how to put visualization to work for you... the importance of goal-setting... the six characteristics all high performers share... and much more. This program can play a decisive role in your life, by helping you decide where you´re going... and showing you how to get there faster, and with fewer detours along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Moawad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000296/bk_ntgl_000296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.