´´Does anyone date anymore?´´ Today the authorities tell us that courtship is in crisis. But when Moira Weigel dives into the history of sex and romance in modern America, she discovers that authorities have always said this. Ever since young men and women started to go out together, older generations have scolded them: That´s not the way to find true love. The first women who made dates with strangers were often arrested for prostitution; long before ´´hookup culture´´, there were ´´petting parties´´; before parents worried about cell phone apps, they fretted about joyrides and ´´parking´´. Dating is always dying. But this does not mean that love is dead. It simply changes with the economy. Dating is, and always has been, tied to work. Lines like ´´I´ll pick you up at six´´ made sense at a time when people had jobs that started and ended at fixed hours. But in an age of contract work and flextime, many of us have become sexual freelancers, more likely to text a partner, ´´u still up?´´ Weaving together over 100 years of history with scenes from the contemporary landscape, Labor of Love offers a fresh feminist perspective on how we came to date the ways we do. This isn´t a guide to ´´getting the guy´´. There are no ridiculous ´´rules´´ to follow. Instead Weigel helps us understand how looking for love shapes who we are and hopefully leads us closer to the happy ending that dating promises. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyra Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009442/bk_reco_009442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The history of inventions is in one way the history of civilization as well. This is because inventions are the only means through which mankind has pushed itself forward and is still keeping itself in momentum as years pass, keeping up with the process of evolution. Yes, the process of evolution indeed reinforces the human activity of creating inventions. Be it the importance of a wheel, a telephone, or an aircraft, every single invention that has been included in this text has given new insights into the life humans have lived so far, and to a considerable extent, shaped their lives as well. This is considering that there have been thousands of inventions in the past that have contributed to the history of civilization in some form or the other. Indeed, when it comes to inventions, a compilation on some of the most prominent things ever invented becomes an interesting narrative, since it provides an explanation of where humans are presently located and perhaps, where they could be headed. It also does however, bring out the efforts made by certain individuals. Some of these inventions have unknown inventors, for example, the wheel. Nobody knows who or when the wheel was invented, although much has become known of its exact dating. This single invention that changed the course of human history sadly does not know its own inventor. Finally, the conclusion to the preface follows with an introductory chapter on the book and the inventions presented in the text herewith. The text has been presented with 10 of the greatest inventions of human history, starting in chronological order - from the oldest to the most recent. A final conclusion note gives the finishing touch. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076211/bk_acx0_076211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The author takes on contemporary ´dating agency´ conceptions of love that come complete with zero-risk insurance. He develops a new take on love that sees it as an adventure, and an opportunity for re-invention, in a constant exploration of otherness and difference that leads the individual out of an obsession with identity and self.
Jim Florentine tells Dom his very first joke, and shares his memories of shows he´s done with Dom over the years. Then, Al Del Bene promotes dating among audience members. Mike Marino explains why you should make the LAPD work for it when they give you a ticket. Finally, Gary Gulman says Jews are behind the greatest inventions and comedy. Jim Florentine: Originally from New Jersey, Jim regularly performs at stand-up clubs around the country, but is probably best known for voicing ´´Special Ed´´ and ´´Bobby Fletcher´´ on Comedy Central´s Crank Yankers. He´s also a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show and a co-host of Miserable Men on Sirius Satellite Radio´s Howard 101. The undisputed master of phone manipulation, he made four Terrorizing the Telemarketers comedy albums with Don Jamieson. Al Del Bene: Aside from his 10 years of stand-up comedy experience, Al has performed in numerous films, TV shows, and live theater productions. He was recently seen in Dane Cook´s Tourgasm on HBO, and he received rave reviews for his work at the NYC International Fringe Festival. Al can also be heard online in his hilarious 2 Lazy 2 Type podcast. Mike Marino: Affectionately known among his fans as ´´New Jersey´s Bad Boy´´, this Garden State native entered the world of theater at an early age. After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Mike went on to appear in over 200 national TV commercials. He has also appeared in many TV shows, including Frasier and Party of Five. Gary Gulman: Boston´s Gary Gulman is best known for his success on NBC´s Last Comic Standing. He´s appeared on many TV shows, including Dane Cook´s Tourgasm, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Show with David Letterman. He released his first CD in 2005 and starred in a one-hour TV special, Gary Gulman: Boyish Man. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lafa/070529/pf_lafa_070529_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the invention of interest in Mesopotamia and the origin of paper money in China, to the creation of mutual funds, inflation-indexed bonds, and global financial securities, here is a sweeping survey of financial innovations that have changed the world. Written by a distinguished group of experts - including Robert Shiller, Niall Ferguson, Valerie Hansen, and many others - The Origins of Value traces the evolution of finance through 4,000 years of history. Listeners see how and why many of our most important financial tools and institutions - loans, interest rates, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, the corporation, and the New York Stock Exchange, to name a few - came into being. We see, for instance, how ancient Rome developed an early form of equity finance that resembles the modern corporation and read about the first modern corporation - the Dutch East India Company - and its innovative means of financing the exploration and expansion of European business ventures around the globe. We also meet remarkable financial innovators, such as the 13th century Italian Fibonacci of Pisa, whose mathematics of money became the foundation for later developments in the technology of Western European finance (and may explain why the West surpassed the East in financial sophistication). And we even discover a still-surviving ´´perpetuity´´ dating from the Dutch Age of Reason - an instrument that has been paying interest since the mid-17th century. Placing our current age of financial revolution in fascinating historical perspective, The Origins of Value tells a remarkable story of invention, illuminating many key episodes in the course of financial history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015524/bk_adbl_015524_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The acclaimed author of The Dream of Perpetual Motion returns with a compelling novel about the effects of science and technology on our friendships, our love lives, and our sense of self. Rebecca Wright has reclaimed her life, finding her way out of her grief and depression following a personal tragedy years ago. She spends her days working in customer support for the Internet dating site where she first met her husband. But she has a strange, persistent sense that everything around her is somewhat off-kilter: She constantly feels as if she has walked into a room and forgotten what she intended to do there; on TV, the president seems to be the wrong person in the wrong place; her dreams are full of disquiet. Meanwhile, her husband´s decade-long dedication to his invention, the causality violation device (which he would greatly prefer you not call a ´´time machine´´) has effectively stalled his career and made him a laughingstock in the physics community. But he may be closer to success than either of them knows or can possibly imagine. Version Control is about a possible near future, but it´s also about the way we live now. It´s about smart phones and self-driving cars and what we believe about the people we meet on the Internet. It´s about a couple, Rebecca and Philip, who have experienced a tragedy, and about how they help - and fail to help - each other through it. Emotionally powerful and stunningly visionary, Version Control will alter the way you see your future and your present. 1. Language: English. Narrator: January LaVoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004493/bk_rand_004493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edited from the sourcesCatalogue of works : BWV 599-644Description : The ´´Little Organ BookO, perhaps the most celebrated collection ever of chorale preludes, owes its title to J.S. Bach’s application for the post of Cantor at St Thomas’ Church in Leipzig. Lacking an academic degree, Bach wanted to demonstrate his qualifications as a teacher through his compositions – including his Inventions, Sinfonias and the ´´Well Tempered KlavierO. This also led him to append a misleading title to the most ambitious project of his time at Weimar: he called this collection of chorale preludes - originally meant to number 164 pieces - pieces for an ´´aspiring organistO. In fact the 44 completed compositions of the ´´Little Organ BookO are demanding masterpieces which give an impressive display of the full range of the so-called short chorale prelude. This new critical edition returns for the first time to the format of the principal sources dating from Bach’s time, in that most of the pieces are reproduced on two systems, rather than three.++Contents : Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (BWV 599) - Gott, durch deine Güte oder Gottes Sohn ist kommen (BWV 600) - Herr Christ, der ein‘ge Gottessohn oder Herr Gott, nun sei gepreiset (BWV 601) - Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott (BWV 602) - Puer natus in Bethlehem (BWV 603) - Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (BWV 604) - Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich (BWV 605) - Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (BWV 606) - Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar (BWV 607) - In dulci jubilo (BWV 608) - Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich (BWV 609) - Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 610) - Christum wir sollen loben schon (BWV 611) - Wir Christenleut (BWV 612) - Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen (BWV 613) - Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (BWV 614) - In dir ist Freude (BWV 615) - Mit Fried und Freud fahr ich dahin (BWV 616) - Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf (BWV 617) - O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig (BWV 618) - Christe, du Lamm Gottes (BWV 619) - Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund (BWV 621) - Christus, der uns selig macht (Frühe Fassung) (BWV 620a) - Christus, der uns selig macht (Spätere Fassung) (BWV 620) - O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß (BWV 622) - Hilf, Gott, dass mir‘s gelinge (BWV 624) - Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, dass du für uns gestorben bist (BWV 623) - Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 625) - Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der den Tod überwand (BWV 626) - Christ ist erstanden (BWV 627) - Erstanden ist der heil‘ge Christ (BWV 628) - Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag (BWV 629) - Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn (BWV 630) - Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist (Frühere Fassung)(BWV 631a) - Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist (Spätere Fassung)(BWV 631) - Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (BWV 632) - Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (Frühere Fassung)(BWV 634) - Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (Spätere Fassung)(BWV 633) - Dies sind die heil‘gen zehn Gebot (BWV 635) - Vater unser im Himmelreich (BWV 636) - Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt (BWV 637) - Er ist das Heil uns kommen her (Spätere Fassung)(BWV 638) - Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Chrrist (BWV 639) - In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr (BWV 640) - Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein (BWV 641) - Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (BWV 642) - Alle Menschen müssen sterben (BWV 643) - Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig (BWV 644) - Herr Christ, der einige Gottessohn (Frühere Fassung)(BWV 601) - Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (Frühere Fassung)(BWV 638a) - Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (BWV 706l1-2) - Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist (Erweiterte Fassung)(BWV 667) - Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein (Erweiterte Fassung)(BWV 668a)Date of Publications : 01/03/2004Editor : Leisinger, UlrichDate of Composition : 1677