In 1979, the seeds of social media were sown by Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis, and the result of that action would give rise to a monster that would not only change the world of communication forever, but also have great impact in all our lives. However, no one was prepared for the ensuing chaos that would be wrought by this new trend. Every one of us crave the likes, the glamour, the followership, the sheer power to influence people worldwide; for the first time in the history of man, we can be heard and be seen by anyone on the globe connected to the Internet. That somewhat dark desire that was once hidden within us has suddenly been exposed by social media, and the world can´t deal. In this audiobook, the author takes you back in time to where it all started: a brief history of human communication, from yelling and cave writings up to the birth of social media. He elaborates on the significant and obvious benefits of social media as well as its drawbacks, and provides detailed information on its mind control capabilities while proffering solutions on how we can keep our sanity as we learn to properly utilize and grow with social media. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106054/bk_acx0_106054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The growing friction between the colonies and England in the mid- to late 18th century is outlined here, as the book captures the revolutionary spirit that eventually led to the American War of Independence. Included is biographical information on Patrick Henry, as it traces his rise to fame as he grew to embody the new American identity. The book explores Henry´s role in shaping the American Bill of Rights once independence had been achieved. A detailed analysis of this historically important speech is provided, framing this important moment in America´s history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin Becker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000348/bk_adbl_000348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, this suave Old Etonian creator of the Cold War´s archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his major fictional character, Agent 007. Fleming´s wide-ranging and exciting life inevitably provided the plausible backdrop for the Bond novels, and while his temperamental, sometimes violent nature got him into difficulties as a young man, the second World War was the making of him. Highly regarded in British naval intelligence for his international contacts, he master-minded numerous top secret operations, including ´´Golden Eye,´´ which is uncovered here for the first time. His role in shaping prototype CIA is also fully detailed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Whitfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000326/bk_blak_000326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some might say we´re driven. When our engineers lock themselves in our sound design labs for months on end, you might say we´re obsessed. We have been dedicating ourselves to forging a collection of the most organic, luscious, expressive, and versatile modulation effects ever heard. It was an enormous mission—we painstakingly studied the nuances of the legendary modulations of celebrated tremolo effects, phaser pedals, chorus units, and more from the last five decades. We didn´t stop at faithfully capturing these warm and lush vintage sounds—we expanded their vocabulary with extended versatility and sonic possibilities never before heard.Mobius gives you twelve legendary, versatile, and inspirational modulation machines, all in an easy-to-use package. Go from lush, mouthwatering, vintage chorus sounds all the way to syrupy psychedelic phasers. Get classic, pulsating tremolos all the way to warbling crushed bits. Mobius opens up the history books of music and provides new sounds and inspiration for all of your musical ideas.We knew we must surpass what has been done—in sound design, audio quality, hardware design, and processing power. Utilizing an insanely powerful SHARC DSP, every drop of power is harnessed. Top it all off with 200 presets, full MIDI implementation and a unique Pre/Post Mode and you´re on your way to modulation ecstasy. Studio-class modulation algorithms deliver meticulous and detailed modulation experiences Twelve modulation machines to choose from: Chorus, Flanger, Rotary, Vibe, Phaser, Filter, Formant, Vintage Trem, Pattern Trem, Autoswell, Destroyer, Quadrature Five front-panel tone shaping knobs: Speed, Depth, Level, Param 1, Param 2 (Param knobs assignable per preset) Additional menu-driven parameters deliver extremely flexible tone shaping options and versatility 200 easily accessible and nameable presets, save and recall at the press of a switch
When we decided to create a studio-class stereo delay effects pedal, we knew we must go well beyond what has been done in the past—in sound quality, sonic flexibility, hardware design, and processing power. We spent months locked up in the Strymon sound design labs dreaming up the most spacious, lush, creative, and tweakable delay effects ever heard. It was a monumental task—a relentless study of delays and their nuances, and a continuous pursuit of innovative and musically inspirational sounds. Utilizing a ridiculously powerful SHARC DSP, every drop of processing power is harnessed. TimeLine provides you with twelve different delay machines, each with extensive control over sonic character and feel. Tweak to your hearts content and save up to 200 presets of your favorite sounds. Go from crisp and clear, studio-quality digital delays all the way to the saturated and fluctuating sounds of tape delay machines. Get warm and fuzzy analog style repeats all the way to shimmery, sparkling, and crystalline ice delays. Top it all off with full MIDI implementation and a routable, 30-second stereo looper and you’re on your way to delay bliss. Hand crafted, studio-class delay algorithms deliver meticulous, detailed and nuanced delay experiences Twelve delay machines to choose from: Digital, Dual, Pattern, Reverse, Ice, Duck, Swell, Trem, Filter, Lo-fi, dTape™, dBucket™. Seven front-panel tone shaping knobs: Time, Repeats, Mix, Filter, Grit, Mod Speed, Mod Depth Additional menu-driven parameters deliver extremely flexible tone shaping options and complete tweakability 200 easily accessible and nameable presets, save and recall at the press of a switch
The TUBE-TECH HLT 2A is an all-new kind of EQ, combining Hi and Lo shelving with a midrange T- control, that bends the whole frequency spectrum up or down around a selectable midrange frequency.(It´s is the first time this combination of filters has been designed in the analogue domain.) Technical:HLT 2A is a stereo unit, featuring low and high shelving filters and a T - control bend filter. The shelving filters are designed around a high gain tube amplifier, and the T- filter is a passive filter placed after the shelving filters and the output amplifier. All three sections are supplied with a bypass switch. In addition to these controls the HLT 2A features Hi and Lo filters + an overall bypass switch. So how does it sound?The TUBE-TECH HLT 2A marks a different approach to EQ´ing. It is a very powerful overall shaping EQ, yet extremely simple to operate.To put it simply, the HLT2A will yield good results for basically any material and application, ranging from the demanding mastering engineer to the sound quality hungry project studio owner.The combination of Hi and Lo shelf and Lo/Mid frequency T just creates a ton of very nice EQ shaping possibilities! Mastering VersionLater in 2015 John G Petersen will do a mastering version of the HLT2A with stepped pots and a smaller and more detailed range for the shelf and T- filter eq.
The Oxford History of Byzantium is the only history to provide in concise form detailed coverage of Byzantium from its Roman beginnings to the fall of Constantinople and assimilation into the Turkish Empire. Lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of a distinctive civilization, covering the period from the fourth century to the mid-fifteenth century. The authors - all working at the cutting edge of their particularfields - outline the political history of the Byzantine state and bring to life the evolution of a colourful culture. In AD 324, the Emperor Constantine the Great chose Byzantion, an ancient Greek colony at the mouth of the Thracian Bosphorous, as his imperial residence. He renamed the place ´Constaninopolis nova Roma´, ´Constantinople, the new Rome´ and the city (modern Istanbul) became the Eastern capital of the later Roman empire. The new Rome outlived the old and Constantine´s successors continued to regard themselves as the legitimate emperors of Rome, just as their subjects called themselves Romaioi, orRomans long after they had forgotten the Latin language. In the sixteenth century, Western humanists gave this eastern Roman empire ruled from Constantinople the epithet ´Byzantine´. Against a backdrop of stories of emperors, intrigues, battles, and bishops, this Oxford History uncovers the hidden mechanisms - economic, social, and demographic - that underlay the history of events. The authors explore everyday life in cities and villages, manufacture and trade, machinery of government, the church as an instrument of state, minorities, education, literary activity, beliefs and superstitions, monasticism, iconoclasm, the rise of Islam, and the fusion with Western, or Latin,culture. Byzantium linked the ancient and modern worlds, shaping traditions and handing down to both Eastern and Western civilization a vibrant legacy.
Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan was a United States Navy flag officer, who has been called ´´the most important American strategist of the 19th century.´´ His concept of ´´sea power´´ was based on the idea that countries with greater naval power will have greater worldwide impact; it was most famously presented in The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783. The concept had an enormous influence in shaping the strategic thought of Navy’s across the world, especially in the United States, Germany, Japan and Britain, ultimately causing the World War 1 naval arms race. His ideas still permeate the U.S. Navy Doctrine. The Elements of Sea Power is the first book of his enormously long treatise on Sea Power. Mahan’s theories, along with many examples are detailed in this book. It is still widely read today and is required reading in many military classes around the world. The rest of his magnum opus is a detailed analysis of the tactics and strategies of sea battle that took place from 1660 to 1783 and is rarely read today. This is not included in this recording. However, the audio includes information on how to get the entire treatise free of charge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000512/bk_jimc_000512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since the Wright brothers made their famed flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903, aviation has emerged as the indispensable arm of American military power. In this detailed and informative history, Charles J. Gross traces its development from the technological antecedents of the Wright brothers´ triumph through the air war for Kosovo. Drawing on examples from all periods and all service branches, he explains the roles of politics, economics, and technology in shaping air power in the US armed forces and assesses the actual impact of military aviation on warfare. Gross discusses major developments in aircraft, doctrine, training, and operations. He also provides discussions of airlift, in-flight refueling, military budgets, industry, and interservice squabbling. He provides assessments of Eisenhower´s New Look and MAD (mutually assured destruction); of McNamara´s effort to use commonality of equipment to cut costs and Kennedy´s buildup of the military; of the Nixon Doctrine and the failure of air power to resolve the long, drawn-out conflict in Southeast Asia; and of the growing reliance on American airpower in the post-Cold War world. Military professionals, scholars, civilian government policy makers and planners, members of the media who concentrate on defense matters, and interested members of the general public will all rely on this book as an invaluable guide. The book is published by Texas A&M University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065036/bk_acx0_065036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The idea of engineering has been present since prehistoric times when humans started shaping important creations like the lever, wheel and pulley. Every invention is described with the contemporary explanation of basic engineering principles of mechanics. The word engineering has been derived from the term engineer and dates back to around recently 1325 and the word engineer in those times meant or denoted to someone who was the constructor of engines. The term engine has actually become obsolete as it is now refers to a military machine or in a more detailed description it was a mechanical apparatus used in wars. The word engine comes from the Latin word ingenium which means intrinsic quality, particularly cerebral power, as in an ingenious creation. As time passed more structures like houses, buildings and bridges were invented, which required new engineering techniques. The term civil engineering was introduced to differentiate among those who were experts in building military machines and was called military engineering. The term engineering is extremely broad and comprises a variety of different types of engineering, each focusing on specific parts of technology, applied science and applications. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Tupman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068809/bk_acx0_068809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.