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.
2015 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Surgical Specialties Category! Now in its 6th edition, Cummings Otolaryngology remains the world´s most detailed and trusted source for superb guidance on all facets of head and neck surgery. Completely updated with the latest minimally invasive procedures, new clinical photographs, line drawings, and new surgical videos, this latest edition equips you to implement all the newest discoveries, techniques, and technologies that are shaping patient outcomes. Be certain with expert, dependable, accurate answers for every stage of your career from the most comprehensive , multi-disciplinary text in the field!
Written by a pioneering master in the field, Cartilage Tympanoplasty: Classification of Methods-Techniques-Results, is a comprehensive reference for all the currently used methods of cartilage tympanoplasty. In the opening chapters of the book, Mirko Tos provides a thorough overview of this class of procedures, including a classification of 23 original cartilage tympanoplasty methods. Each of the following chapters offers a detailed exposition of a different method, presenting its definition, indication, graft harvesting and shaping, surgical technique, and an analysis of the anatomical and functional results based on a review of the literature and on personal experience. In the closing chapters, the author discusses long-term outcomes and compares the results of the various cartilage tympanoplasty methods. ´´Mirko Tos has written a remarkable book...The entire community of otologic surgeons will benefit from this contribution.´´--From the foreword by John Dornhoffer, MD, FACS
The third volume of this collection completes the exploration of patterns for women and men. It focuses on the shaping of men´s and women´s outwear. The wide range of patterns examined includes basic forms of jackets, coats and cloaks as well as the latest trends and new cuts proposed by designers that go beyond the timeless and fundamental models. The book also offers detailed descriptions of drafting techniques, which are essential for the industrial patternmaker and, last but not least, techniques for altering and fitting jackets, coats and cloaks. Antonio Donnanno began his career in his family´s tailoring shop. In 1982, he founded the prestigious Euromode School Italia in Bergamo, which soon expanded abroad. He has written dozens of books on fashion and has his own consulting firm, which focuses on patternmaking and business. The illustrator, Elisabetta Kuky Drudi, is also author of Promopress bestseller Fashion Details. She currently designs for various international fashion houses.
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.
Global Logistics Strategies offers a step-by-step guide to global logistics. Covering the breadth of logistics, this highly accessible text covers everything you need to know and is illustrated by engaging case studies of market leaders. In this comprehensive book John Manners-Bell provides an in depth definition, description and exploration of the strategic principles and practices in transportation modes and supply chain verticals, including: freight forwarding, contract logistics, shipping, road freight, air cargo and express. The book also examines major sectors, including Automotive, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Consumer, and High Tech. Global Logistics Strategies offers a detailed examination of key topics, including: how the logistics industry has developed, how it is influenced by macro-economic factors and demand-side trends, what the risks are to the industry, and how it will develop over the coming years. It examines important trends and developments that are shaping the industry, including 3D printing, megacities, and post-harvest food losses.
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.