War for Your Worldview:What Every American Needs to Know in the Age of Fake News, Social Engineering, and Mind-Controlling Propaganda Timothy Wade Corder
At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, ´´Frankenstein´´ tells the story of science student Victor Frankenstein, who is obsessed with ´´bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.´´ Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts; but upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature´s hideousness. Tormented by loneliness, the creature unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator. ´´Frankenstein,´´ an instant best-seller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science- fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound questions about the nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos. In our age, filled with news of organ donation, genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever. Karen Karbiener received a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and currently teaches literature at Colby College.
Goodbye, genetic blueprint.... The first book for general listeners on the game-changing field of epigenetics. The burgeoning new science of epigenetics offers a cornucopia of insights - some comforting, some frightening. For example, the male fetus may be especially vulnerable to certain common chemicals in our environment, in ways that damage not only his own sperm but also the sperm of his sons. And it’s epigenetics that causes identical twins to vary widely in their susceptibility to dementia and cancer. But here’s the good news: unlike mutations, epigenetic effects are reversible. Indeed, epigenetic engineering is the future of medicine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Elftmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012293/bk_adbl_012293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hunter is amazed at how carefree life in the development has turned out. He continues to marvel at the luck he has experienced, despite losing so much, so early on. As the FBI looks to find a cure for the outbreak, Hunter´s group is greeted by an unwelcome visitor. The news the visitor brings will change everything. Hunter soon finds himself in a world of crazy travelling companions, mysterious vials containing diseases even a doctor of bio-chemical engineering has never seen before, and a manhunt by the FBI. Will he be able survive, when he isn´t even entirely sure what is after him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Tolman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074463/bk_acx0_074463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Smart, sexy, and un-put-downable. - John Lescroart In the style of Dashiell Hammett, ex-IRS agent turned gumshoe-in-training Mortimer Angel is approached by a beautiful hooker, Holiday, in a casino bar in Reno. Mort first met Holiday two months ago, but now learns that she´s not really a hooker. She´s a college engineering student, searching for her younger sister, Allie, who disappeared three months ago. Having seen Mort in the news, Holiday knows he´s a PI who finds missing persons. While in the bar with Mort, Holiday gets an unexpected phone call from Allie, who says she´s in Gerlach, a small town in Nevada. The call is cut off. Holiday hires Mort on the spot, dragging him off to Gerlach. When Mort finds a connection between Allie and US Senator Harry ´´Liar´´ Reinhart, a presidential candidate who vanished without a trace three days ago, things quickly turn deadly... very deadly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Humberstone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102707/bk_acx0_102707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten years into the worst drought the United States has ever seen, fresh water has become the scarcest natural resource in the world. China, Russia, Europe, Mexico, Canada, Australia, and other countries are all experiencing the effects of this unnatural lack of drinkable water. Brooke Fontanne lives in the arid desert climate of San Diego, where the effects of the drought have driven the area into poverty. Her engineering job at a solar energy company, however, helps provide enough income for her and her two children to survive. But when news of the Colorado River running dry brings further water restrictions, Brooke realizes that it´s time to get out. However, the lack of water isn´t the only obstacle she´ll have to overcome. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Rowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033549/bk_acx0_033549_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Authors Imran Rashid and Soren Kenner have sparked an international debate by revealing the ´´mind hacks´´ Facebook, Apple, Google, and Instagram use to get you and your children hooked on their products. In Offline, they deliver an eye-opening, research-based journey into the world of tech giants, smartphones, social engineering, and subconscious manipulation. This provocative work reveals how digital devices change individuals and communities for better and worse.Offline is a must-listen if you or your kids use smartphones or tablets and spend time browsing social networks, playing online games, or even just browsing sites with news and entertainment. Learn how to recognize ´´mind hacks´´ and avoid the potentially disastrous side-effects of digital pollution. Unplug from the matrix. Learn digital habits that work for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shawn Compton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003138/bk_gdan_003138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This open access textbook provides the background needed to correctly use, interpret and understand statistics and statistical data in diverse settings. Part I makes key concepts in statistics readily clear. Parts I and II give an overview of the most common tests (t-test, ANOVA, correlations) and work out their statistical principles. Part III provides insight into meta-statistics (statistics of statistics) and demonstrates why experiments often do not replicate. Finally, the textbook shows how complex statistics can be avoided by using clever experimental design. Both non-scientists and students in Biology, Biomedicine and Engineering will benefit from the book by learning the statistical basis of scientific claims and by discovering ways to evaluate the quality of scientific reports in academic journals and news outlets.
This introduction provides an overview of the injection molding process and all its related aspects, such as material behavior, machine and mold design. Although the book is highly useful to advanced professionals, it is written in clear, simple language to enable beginners to understand the technology. In discussing the various operations related to the injection molding process, emphasis is placed on practical ways of processing and using plastics. The second edition is expanded to include all industrially relevant special injection molding techniques developed since the publication of the first edition. Contents: Injection Molding Materials, Injection Molding Machine, Injection Mold, Process Control, Automation, Quality Assurance, Special Injection Molding Techniques.This introduction covers all aspects such as materials behavior, machine and mold design, and the process. Partial Contents: Introduction to the Technology. Materials. The Machine. The Injection Mold. Course of Process and Process Control. Automation. Quality Assurance. Special Processes. Reviews:´´ ... for people involved in process engineering, material selection, and quoting ... presents a more comprehensive understanding [than general texts].´´ Injection Molding ´´... recommended to engineers, graduate and undergraduate students interested in the processing of polymers.´´ Polymer News