Beyond images of emaciated polar bears and drought-cracked lakes, there remains a major part of climate change´s impact that the media has neglected: how our health will suffer from higher temperatures and extreme weather. From spiraling rates of asthma and allergies and spikes in heatstroke-related deaths to swarms of invasive insects carrying diseases like dengue or West Nile and increases in heart and lung disease and cancer, the effect of rising temperatures on human health will be far-reaching, and is more imminent than we think. Award-winning journalist Linda Marsa blends compelling narrative with cutting-edge science to explore the changes in Earth´s increasingly fragile support system and provide a blueprint - a ´´medical Manhattan Project´´ - detailing what we need to do to protect ourselves from this imminent medical meltdown. In the tradition of Rachel Carson´s Silent Spring, Marsa sounds the alarm on a subject that has largely been ignored by governments and policy makers, and persuasively argues why preparedness for the health effects of climate change is the most critical issue affecting our survival in the coming century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Eickhoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015043/bk_adbl_015043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York of Lynne Tillman’s hilarious, audacious fourth novel is a boiling point of urban decay. The East Village streets are overrun with crooked cops, drug addicts, pimps and prostitutes. Garbage piles up along the sidewalks amid the blaring soundtrack of car stereos. Confrontations are supercharged by the summer heat wave. This merciless noise has left Elizabeth Hall an insomniac. Junkies roam her building and overturn trashcans, but the mean-spirited landlord refuses to help clean or repair the decrepit conditions. Live-in boyfriend Roy is good-natured but too avoidant to soothe the sores of city life. Though Elizabeth fights on for normalcy and sanity in this apathetic metropolis, violent fantasies threaten to push her over the edge. In vivid detail, she begins to imagine murders: those of the ´´morons” she despises, and, most obsessively, her own. Frightening, hilarious, and wholly addictive, No Lease on Life is an avant-garde sucker-punch, a plea for humanity propelled by dark wit and unflinching honesty. Tillman’s spare prose, frank, poignant and always illuminating, captures all the raving absurdity of a very bad day in America’s toughest, hottest melting pot.Cover image adapted from a photo by madabandon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Savage. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000013/bk_iamb_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by the best restaurants, fondas, loncherías, and taco stands in Mexico City and adapted for the home cook, Made in Mexico is a delicious blend of classic regional and contemporary Mexican cuisine from celebrated chef Danny Mena´s hometown. Made in Mexico mixes recipes inspired by Mexico City street food, local eateries, and multi-starred restaurants, combining regional traditions and global trends. In more than one hundred dishes for breakfast, antojitos or snacks, salads and ceviches, main dishes, and desserts, as well as staples such as salsa roja and tortillas, chef Danny Mena shows American home cooks the depth and diversity of true Mexican cooking in the capital city, with explanations for proper technique and suggestions for ingredient variations. Transportive photography from the streets, squares, markets, fondas, and restaurants of Mexico City complements beautifully plated dishes and an alfresco backyard dinner. Each recipe is inspired by a different Mexico City restaurant, giving the book a second life as a delicious image-filled guide to one of the world´s hottest culinary destinations. Fascinating sidebars illuminate aspects of Mexican food culture and feature notable locations.
A second chance romance set in the political intrigue of Washington DC. She holds his darkest secrets...he is her deepest regret. Teague Roberts is a Supreme Court nominee on the fast track to the nation´s highest legal job. As the best friend of the President´s husband, he´s a favored son in Washington, and a man used to getting everything he wants. But Teague also hides a secret, and it could explode his nomination, as well as the image he´s spent years crafting. Deanna Forbes is Washington´s hottest new investigative reporter, and Teague´s ex-fiancee. Her history with the only man she´s ever loved is complicated and filled with remorse. When she´s assigned to report on his nomination, Teague knows things won´t end well. Deanna could topple his house of cards. As the confirmation hearings heat up, and sparks fly between the former lovers, they must both decide what matters more - the job or the person, ambition or heart. And when a delicate dance toward reconciliation begins, more secrets will be revealed, old betrayals will be unearthed, and two fractured souls will have one last chance at forever. In the city where deception burns bright, will Teague and Deanna rekindle their love, or flame out once and for all? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rock Engle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031568/bk_adbl_031568_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Valerie Peters is done with bad boys and ready to start living for herself. She´s determined to settle for nothing less than a romantic, sweeps-you-off-your-feet, nice-guy. So when a sexy firefighter with the hottest reputation in town saves her from near-drowning, there´s no doubt he´s everything she shouldn´t want. Donovan´s looks and image have kept his nights entertaining and his ring finger empty. One-night stands serve as a short-term distraction to the flashbacks of his past he increasingly struggles to ignore. But a chance encounter with his best friend´s sister makes him realize that one night is no longer enough. Together, they discover that bad can actually be the best and forever is worth everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Fouche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050563/bk_acx0_050563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´ Fix Her Up ticks all my romance boxes. Not only is it hilarious, it´s sweet, endearing, heartwarming and downright sexy. It´s a recipe for the perfect love story.” - Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author of Meet Cute A steamy, hilarious new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey, perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne! Georgette Castle´s family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints and they haven´t taken her seriously since. Frankly, she´s over it. Georgie loves planning children´s birthday parties and making people laugh, just not at her own expense. She´s determined to fix herself up into a Woman of the World... whatever that means. Phase one: new framework for her business (a website from this decade, perhaps?) Phase two: a gut-reno on her wardrobe (fyi, leggings are pants.) Phase three: updates to her exterior (do people still wax?) Phase four: put herself on the market (and stop crushing on Travis Ford!) Living her best life means facing the truth: Georgie hasn´t been on a date since, well, ever . Nobody´s asking the town clown out for a night of hot sex, that´s for sure. Maybe if people think she´s having a steamy love affair, they´ll acknowledge she´s not just the ´´little sister” who paints faces for a living. And who better to help demolish that image than the resident sports star and tabloid favorite. Travis Ford was major league baseball´s hottest rookie when an injury ended his career. Now he´s flipping houses to keep busy and trying to forget his glory days. But he can´t even cross the street without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his... bat. And then there´s Georgie, his best friend´s sister, who is not a kid anymore. When she proposes a wild scheme—that they pretend to date, to shock her family and help him land a new job—he agrees. What´s the harm? It´s not like it´s real. But the girl Travis used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman and there´s nothing fake about how much he wants her...
A brand-new romantic comedy from New York Times best seller Tessa Bailey! Georgette Castle’s family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints, and they haven’t taken her seriously since. Frankly, she’s over it. Georgie loves planning children’s birthday parties and making people laugh, just not at her own expense. She’s determined to fix herself up into a woman of the world...whatever that means.Phase one: new framework for her business (a website from this decade, perhaps?) Phase two: a gut-reno on her wardrobe (FYI, leggings are pants.)Phase three: updates to her exterior (do people still wax?)Phase four: put herself on the market (and stop crushing on Travis Ford!)Living her best life means facing the truth: Georgie hasn’t been on a date since, well, ever. Nobody’s asking the town clown out for a night of hot sex, that’s for sure. Maybe if people think she’s having a steamy love affair, they’ll acknowledge she’s not just the ´´little sister” who paints faces for a living. And who better to help demolish that image than the resident sports star and tabloid favorite?Travis Ford was Major League Baseball’s hottest rookie when an injury ended his career. Now, he’s flipping houses to keep busy and trying to forget his glory days. But he can’t even cross the street without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his...bat. And then there´s Georgie, his best friend’s sister, who is not a kid anymore. When she proposes a wild scheme - that they pretend to date, to shock her family and help him land a new job - he agrees. What’s the harm? It’s not like it’s real. But the girl Travis used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman, and there’s nothing fake about how much he wants her.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte North. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/008765/bk_harp_008765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Club Sin comes alive once again in this decadent new romance from USA Today best-selling author Stacey Kennedy, perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey. A dedicated cop, Sawyer Quinn blows off steam by immersing himself in his role as a Master at the hottest club in Las Vegas. But when Sawyer goes after the perp who brutally beat his sister, he teams up with Chloe Nash, a sexy private investigator who awakens a sweet new need: to keep her to himself, away from the dungeon of Club Sin. Chloe is beautiful, smart, and too innocent for the BDSM lifestyle. Sawyer´s never wanted a woman like this before. Is her love worth swearing off the one thing that keeps him sane? There´s something different about Sawyer: a commanding strength that pulls Chloe into a vortex of heady desire. But when she learns about his double life as a Dom, she´s shocked - and afraid she could never complete him. Then he saves her life, and just like that Chloe knows she will be able to give him anything he desires. She is his - wherever and however he wants to take her. Commanded is intended for mature audiences. Cover design copyright Lynn Andreozzi. Cover image copyright Charles Tribbey/Imagebrief. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. J. Mills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023058/bk_adbl_023058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.