Multiple Stable States in Natural Ecosystems: Peter Petraitis
Health And Beauty The Natural Way: Gordon Stables
From best-selling Tracey Corderoy - author of the Hubble Bubble and Shifty McGifty series - comes an enchanting new series, perfect for pony lovers.Ten-year-old Bryony is excited to move with her family to a new home by the sea. She knows that adventures are just around the corner but wishes she didn´t have to leave her best friends or the local stables behind. Then, while exploring the woods near her house, she encounters a beautiful bay pony. Something has spooked the pony and caused him to bolt, but Bryony manages to calm him using her natural ability and their instant connection.Days later, she can´t stop thinking about him, so when she sees an advert in the local post office from a lady wanting help with her daughter´s new pony, she immediately answers. When Bryony turns up at the manor house, she is delighted to see that it is indeed the same pony - a chocolate brown bay called Red. But the pony´s owner, Arabella, isn´t so happy to see her. In fact, she is determined to keep Bryony away from Red even though she herself seems to have no interest in him.Will Bryony ever get the chance to get close to Red? And why is Arabella so intent on keeping them apart?A story of friendship, adventure and the love of a horse. For fans of Amanda Wills, Stacey Gregg, Pippa Funnell and Lauren St John. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Long. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ssuk/000135/bk_ssuk_000135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated 900 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and several centuries´ worth of competing territorial claims, the South China Sea in particular is a simmering pot of potential conflict. The underreported military buildup in the area where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean means that it will likely be a hinge point for global war and peace for the foreseeable future. In Asia´s Cauldron, Robert D. Kaplan offers up a vivid snapshot of the nations surrounding the South China Sea, the conflicts brewing in the region at the dawn of the 21st century, and their implications for global peace and stability. To understand the future of conflict in East Asia, Kaplan argues, one must understand the goals and motivations of its leaders and its people. Part travelogue, part geopolitical primer, Asia´s Cauldron takes us on a journey through the region´s boom cities and ramshackle slums: From Vietnam, where the superfueled capitalism of the erstwhile colonial capital, Saigon, inspires the geostrategic pretensions of the official seat of government in Hanoi, to Malaysia, where a unique mix of authoritarian Islam and Western-style consumerism creates quite possibly the ultimate postmodern society; and from Singapore, whose ´´benevolent autocracy´´ helped foster an economic miracle, to the Philippines, where a different brand of authoritarianism under Ferdinand Marcos led not to economic growth but to decades of corruption and crime. At a time when every day´s news seems to contain some new story - large or small - that directly relates to conflicts over the South China Sea, Asia´s Cauldron is an indispensable guide to a corner of the globe that will affect all of our lives for years to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Prichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003671/bk_tant_003671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The battle of the sexes has ended. Women won. Men have been reduced to a subservient position in society, where they can be truly useful and reach their full potential and servants and lovers. What´s left of their masculinity has been molded into a quiet and respectful supporting role for their mistresses the world over. Being an obedient beta male is as much as a natural born man could ever hope for. Masculine dominance and aggression does have certain entertainment value for the women who desire it though. It just needed to be distilled into something more controllable. Humanity´s most brilliant and forward-thinking scientists created the Alphas, genetically superior male models used for pleasure. They´re stronger and more aggressive than the un-enhanced Beta males, and everyone knows it. Some wealthy mistresses are able to afford frequent trips to the Alpha Stables, while others just splurge from time to time. Regardless, once a woman goes to an Alpha, her beta males know that they are obsolete. Being reminded of their inferiority keeps them in line and working as hard as they can to stay useful. When a subservient beta male commits a serious enough infraction such as pleasuring himself or finishing too early he can endure one of the greatest humiliations possible: watching his mistress be pleasured by a superior Alpha model. He’ll never forget his place after that. Humanity is also ready to spread throughout the stars. Led by Commander Strong and a group of female scientists, Earth´s first interstellar voyage has begun. The women have all that they´ll need on-board. Food, water, and of course some men for entertainment. Beta males are available for menial tasks and to provide the brave explorers with sexual pleasure, but that task occasionally eludes them.In cryo-sleep are several Alphas, men genetically engineered simply to pleasure women. Resented by Betas and coveted by women, these perfect specimens are at the ready to ple 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruby Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130296/bk_acx0_130296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The romance novel has the strange distinction of being the most popular but least respected of literary genres. While it remains consistently dominant in bookstores and on best-seller lists, it is also widely dismissed by the critical community. Scholars have alleged that romance novels help create subservient readers, who are largely women, by confining heroines to stories that ignore issues other than love and marriage.Pamela Regis argues that such critical studies fail to take into consideration the personal choice of readers, offer any true definition of the romance novel, or discuss the nature and scope of the genre. Presenting the counterclaim that the romance novel does not enslave women but, on the contrary, is about celebrating freedom and joy, Regis offers a definition that provides critics with an expanded vocabulary for discussing a genre that is both classic and contemporary, sexy and entertaining. Taking the stance that the popular romance novel is a work of literature with a brilliant pedigree, Regis asserts that it is also a very old, stable form. She traces the literary history of the romance novel from canonical works such as Richardson´s Pamela through Austen´s Pride and Prejudice,Brontë´s Jane Eyre, and E. M. Hull´s The Sheik, and then turns to more contemporary works such as the novels of Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart, Janet Dailey, Jayne Ann Krentz, and Nora Roberts.The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosemary Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016911/bk_acx0_016911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Picture an early scene from The Wizard of Oz: Dorothy hurries home as a tornado gathers in what was once a clear Kansas sky. Hurriedly, she seeks shelter in the storm cellar under the house, but, finding it locked, takes cover in her bedroom. We all know how that works out for her.Many investors these days are a bit like Dorothy, putting their faith in something as solid and trustworthy as a house (or, say, real estate). But market disruptions - storms - seem to arrive without warning, leaving us little time to react. Why are we so often blindsided by these things, left outdoors with nothing but our little dogs? More to the point: how did Kansas go from blue skies to tornadoes in such a short time? In this deeply researched and piercingly intelligent book, physicist Mark Buchanan shows how a simple feedback loop can lead to major consequences, the kind predictable by mathematical models but hard for most people to anticipate. From his unique perspective, Buchanan argues that our basic assumptions about economic markets - that they are for the most part stable, with occasional interruptions - are simply wrong. Markets really act more like the weather: a brief heat wave can become a massive storm in a matter of a few days, or even hours. The Physics of Finance reimagines the basics of how economics, with consequences that affect everyone. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015905/bk_adbl_015905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is the first dedicated to linguistic parsing - the processing of natural language according to the rules of a formal grammar - in the Minimalist Program. While Minimalism has been at the forefront of generative grammar for several decades, it often remains inaccessible to computer scientists and others in adjacent fields. This volume makes connections with standard computational architectures, provides efficient implementations of some fundamental minimalist accounts of syntax, explores implementations of recent theoretical proposals, and explores correlations between posited structures and measures of neural activity during human language comprehension. These studies will appeal to graduate students and researchers in formal syntax, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and computer science.
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