The Girl Who Could Sing with the Birds celebrates nature and the environment, and is the third book in The Girls Who Could Series. In it, we explore the world through the eyes of a young Rachel Carson, the author and biologist who inspired the environmental movement that gave birth to Earth Day. Rachel Carson teaches us that every life on our planet is precious, and that science should work with nature for the good of all. Together, we can keep the world a beautiful place. The Girls Who Could is a fun series of stories about real women who have made a difference in the world through inspired action. By giving young girls examples of women who are doing amazing things, children grow up with a template of achievement upon which to grow and expand their own dreams and goals. The fun, rhyming prose helps kids connect easily with the message in each story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maya Cointreau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086030/bk_acx0_086030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world’s first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world. With world-famous leaders like King Tut and Cleopatra, it’s no wonder that today’s world has so many Egyptologists. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of ancient Egyptian civilization was its inception from the ground up, as the ancient Egyptians had no prior civilization which they could use as a template. In fact, ancient Egypt itself became a template for the civilizations that followed. To the ancient Egyptians, the gods and goddesses were all around them and could be seen daily in nature. Nearly every animal found in ancient Egypt, both domestic and wild, were associated with a god or goddess, which can be seen in Egyptian art where deities are often depicted with human bodies and animal heads. Or sometimes the deities are portrayed as complete animals. Since deities were associated with certain animals, all animals of a specific species were given divine and protected status. The reverence that ancient Egyptians had for certain animals evolved during the long duration of Pharaonic history until the Late Period animals of specific species were mummified by the thousands as offerings for their associated deities. For instance, ibises were mummified for the god Thoth, while cats were mummified for the goddess Bastet. Modern archaeologists have uncovered most of the Late Period animal mummies in the region near the modern village of Saqqara, which has become known as the Sacred Animal Necropolis. Although most of t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105842/bk_acx0_105842_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book explores how neural networks can be designed to analyze sensory data in a way that mimics natural systems. It introduces readers to the cellular neural network (CNN) and formulates it to match the behavior of the Wilson-Cowan model. In turn, two properties that are vital in nature are added to the CNN to help it more accurately deliver mimetic behavior: randomness of connection, and the presence of different dynamics (excitatory and inhibitory) within the same network. It uses an ID matrix to determine the location of excitatory and inhibitory neurons, and to reconfigure the network to optimize its topology. The book demonstrates that reconfiguring a single-layer CNN is an easier and more flexible solution than the procedure required in a multilayer CNN, in which excitatory and inhibitory neurons are separate, and that the key CNN criteria of a spatially invariant template and local coupling are fulfilled. In closing, the application of the authors´ neuron population model as a feature extractor is exemplified using odor and electroencephalogram classification.
What should I do with my life? It´s a question many of us have pondered with frequency. Author Po Bronson was asking himself that very question when he decided to write this book - an inspiring exploration of how people transform their lives and a template for how we can answer this question for ourselves. Bronson traveled the country in search of individuals who have struggled to find their calling, their true nature - people who made mistakes before getting it right. He encountered people of all ages and all professions - a total of 55 fascinating individuals trying to answer questions such as: Is a career supposed to feel like a destiny? How do I tell the difference between a curiosity and a passion? Should I make money first, to fund my dream? If I have a child, will my frustration over my work go away? Should I accept my lot, make peace with my ambition, and stop stressing out? Why do I feel guilty for thinking about this? This audiobook is like listening in on an intimate conversation among people you care about and admire. Even if you know what you should do with your life, you will find wisdom and guidance in these stories of people who found meaningful answers by daring to be honest with themselves. ´´We all have passions if we choose to see them,´´ Bronson writes. ´´Most of us don´t get epiphanies. We don´t get clarity. Our purpose doesn´t arrive neatly packaged as destiny. We only get a whisper. A blank, nonspecific urge. That´s how it starts.´´ With humor, empathy, and insight, Po Bronson probes the depths of people who learned how to hear the whisper, who overcame fear and confusion to find a larger truth about their lives. A meditation, a journey, and a triumph of storytelling, What Should I Do with My Life? is a life-changing audiobook. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Po Bronson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000397/bk_sans_000397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Holocaust by Bullets, Father Patrick Desbois documented for the first time the murder of 1.5 million Jews in Ukraine during World War II, based on wartime documents, interviews with locals, and the application of modern forensic practices on long-hidden gravesites. Nearly a decade of further work by his team, drawing on interviews with 5,000 neighbors of the Jews, has resulted in stunning new findings about the extent and nature of the genocide. The mass killings took place across the Eastern Front, in seven countries formerly part of the Soviet Union invaded by Nazi Germany. They followed a secret template, or repeatable script, that included a timetable and involved local inhabitants in the mechanics of death to ensure complicity, whether it was to cook for the killers; to clear, dig, and cover the graves; to witness their Jewish neighbors being marched off; or to take part in the slaughter. Narrating in lucid, powerful prose that has the immediacy of a crime report, Father Desbois assembles a chilling account of how, concretely, these events took place in village after village, from the selection of the date to the twenty-four-hour period in which the mass murders unfolded. Today, such groups as ISIS put into practice the Nazis´ lessons on making genocide efficient. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009785/bk_brll_009785_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She is descended from one of the three magical races - shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In the case of Bryar, that template should be Sleeping Beauty. Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the Sleeping Beauty life template. Not even close. She does not like birds or woodland creatures. She cannot sing a note. And she certainly cannot stand Prince Philpot, the so-called His Highness of Hedge Funds that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar finds herself attracted to a hottie werewolf named Knox and is under attack by evil mummy-zombies. If Bryar cannot figure out who - or what - she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives...as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Bauer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099201/bk_acx0_099201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is Paddock Paradise? ´´A remarkable natural environment for horses!´´ Welcome to ´´Paddock Paradise´´, natural horse care advocate Jaime Jackson´s groundbreaking adventure in natural boarding for horses! Based on Jackson´s legendary research on wild horses, Paddock Paradise is a revolutionary model for safe, natural horsekeeping, hoof care, and the healing and rehabilitation of lame horses. The premise of Paddock Paradise is to stimulate horses to behave and move naturally according to their instincts. ´´This is the key,´´ according to Jackson, ´´to having physically and mentally healthier horses.´´ This unique and unprecedented model is adaptable to virtually all size horse properties, regardless of climate, and fits all equine breeds regardless of how they are used. Consider some of the following benefits for creating a Paddock Paradise for your horses: ? Encourages constant movement, as nature intended. ? Greater movement means natural hoof wear with fewer bills. ? Protects horses from dangerous founder-prone pastures. ? Minimizes the need for warm-up exercise time before riding. ? Helps address neurotic behavior by providing natural outlets. ? Provides an effective means for diet and weight management. ? Adaptable for breeding, foaling, multiple horse operations. Paddock Paradise Includes: ? Template for making your paddock ? Hundreds of ideas ? Sample paddocks created by practitioners and horse owners ? Resources True Natural Boarding for Horses! What Horse Owners have to say about Paddock Paradise: ´´I could not be happier with my Paddock Paradise. The horses move all the time.´´ ´´They keep their weight down easier than before and the top line muscles in my 20 year old has shown some development.´´ ´´Their hooves are also better because they are on hard dry ground. I´ve seen improvement in concavity in both horses.´´ ´´The horses seem to love it - they are always on the move!´´