Josie Jenkins, aged eight and three quarters, can do a few tricks, but she astonishes herself and everyone else when she finds she can lift a table, a car and even a bus with no effort at all. Josie becomes famous, and Mr. Two Suit sweeps in with a contract and swoops the whole family off to New York. How Josie copes with fame and fortune, and with the loss of it when she wakes up one day to find she can´t do her trick any more, makes a story of enormous charm, with a tiny, modest, and sensible heroine you have to cheer for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emilia Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000021/bk_orio_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the strongest pieces of imaginative writing for children that the past decade has produced and one of the most delicate and beautiful of all times, is ´´The Blue Bird,´´ by Maurice Maeterlinck, written as a play, and very successfully produced on the stage.Georgette Leblanc (Madame Maurice Maeterlinck), has rendered this play in story form for children, under the title ´´The Children´s Blue Bird,´´ and in this form it has now been carefully edited and arranged for schools.Maurice Maeterlinck was born in Ghent, Belgium, August 29, 1862. Although trained for the practice of the law and moderately successful in it, he very early became dissatisfied with the prospect of a career at the bar. In 1887, the young man moved to Paris and turned his attention to writing. Shortly after, at the death of his father, Maeterlinck returned to Belgium where he has since resided most of the time. His career as an author practically began in 1889, when he published two plays. At this time he was quite unknown, except to a small circle, but soon, because of his remarkable originality, we find him being called ´´The Belgian Shakespeare,´´ and his reputation firmly established.Amidst his Belgian roses he continued to work and dream, and upon his youthful dreams he built his plays. They are all shadowy, brief transcripts of emotion, and illustrate beautifully his unity of purpose, of mood and of thought. Whether in philosophy, drama or poetry, Maeterlinck is exclusively occupied in revealing or indicating the mystery which lies only just out of sight beneath the ordinary life. In order to produce this effect of the mysterious he aims at extreme simplicity of style and a very realistic symbolism. He allows life itself to astonish us by its strangeness, by its inexplicable elements. Many of his plays are really pathetic records of unseen emotions.
Explains the history behind the drafting of the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers. Analyzes how the Supreme Court has used and interpreted the Federalist Papers. ´´It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made.´´ (Alexander Hamilton, Federalist number one) In 1787, delegates from the recently independent 13 colonies met in Philadelphia to try to forge a new, stronger constitution. That summer, the representatives ironed out a document that had pluses and minuses for all involved, a point noted by Ben Franklin in explaining why he assented to it at the end of the process: ´´For, when you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish views. From such an assembly can a perfect production be expected? It therefore astonishes me, sir, to find this system approaching so near to perfection as it does; and I think it will astonish our enemies, who are waiting with confidence to hear that our councils are confounded like those of the builders of Babel; and that our states are on the point of separation, only to meet hereafter for the purpose of cutting one another´s throats. Thus I consent, sir, to this constitution because I expect no better and because I am not sure that it is not the best.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donnie Sipes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039024/bk_acx0_039024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harness the source of your living energy: the Zero Point Field. The cutting edge of quantum physics is not just found in a laboratory or university - now, you can live each day on the frontiers of science. Lynne McTaggart´s revolutionary book The Field captivated readers around the world with its exploration of the unseen dimension where science meets spirit. But that was only the beginning. With Living The Field, this pioneering investigator presents a full-length audio workshop about using the scientific discoveries of the quantum age to supercharge your life, health, and consciousness. Consciousness is the signal - you are the receiver. How can invisible quantum forces affect the way you live? In light of McTaggart´s research, the answer might astonish you: The very essence of your thoughts, memories, and sentient mind arises from the Zero Point Field. Your consciousness is not stored in your brain - instead, your brain is a receiver that picks up the signal of your consciousness from The Field. And through The Field, encoded in its infinite energetic frequencies, you are fundamentally connected to all other life. If you have ever picked up the feelings of a loved one from far away, known what your pet was thinking, worked in synchronicity with a team, or had a strong premonition of the future - then you have already glimpsed the power of this quantum connection. To live The Field is to continuously enhance your ability to receive the signal of this unified consciousness. Distilling the best techniques from her acclaimed workshops, Lynne McTaggart gives you straightforward, practical tools to expand your access to the limitless energy and wisdom of The Field. Whether you wish to boost your health, increase your intuitive powers, turn intention into reality, or even unlock your dormant extrasensory gifts, Lynne McTaggart will help you discover how to achieve profound and life-altering results wh... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynne McTaggart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000527/sp_true_000527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The technology underground is a thriving, humming, and often literally scintillating subculture of amateur inventors and scientific envelope-pushers who dream up, design, and build machines that whoosh, rumble, fly, and occasionally hurl pumpkins across enormous distances. In the process they astonish us with what is possible when human imagination and ingenuity meet nature´s forces and materials. William Gurstelle spent two years exploring the most fascinating outposts of this world of wonders: meeting and talking to the men and women who care far more for the laws of physics than they do for mundane matters like government regulations and their own personal safety. Adventures from the Technology Underground is Gurstelle´s lively and weirdly compelling report of his travels. In these pages we meet Frank Kosdon and others who draw the scrutiny of the FAA, ATF, and other federal agencies in their pursuit of high-power amateur rocketry, which they demonstrate to impressive, and sometimes explosive, effect at the annual LDRS gathering held in various remote and unpopulated areas (a necessary consideration since that acronym stands for Large Dangerous Rocket Ships). Here also are the underground technologists who turn up at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada high desert, including Lucy Hosking, ´´the engineer from Hell´´ and the creator of Satan´s Calliope, a.k.a. the World´s Loudest Thing, a pipe organ made from jet engines. Also at Burning Man is Austin ´´Dr. MegaVolt´´ Richard, who braves the arcing, sputtering, six-digit voltages of a giant Tesla coil in his protective metal suit. Add in a trip to see medieval-style catapults, air cannons, and super-sized slingshots in action at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition in Sussex County, Delaware, and forays to the post apocalyptic enclaves of the flamethrower builders and the future-noir pits of the fighting robots, and you have proof positive that the age of invention is still going strong. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000779/bk_rand_000779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.