By the author of The Science Delusion, a detailed account of how science can authenticate spirituality. In this pioneering audiobook, Rupert Sheldrake shows how science helps validate seven practices on which all religions are built and which are part of our common human heritage: Meditation Gratitude Connecting with nature Relating to plants Rituals Singing and chanting Pilgrimage Holy places The effects of spiritual practices are now being investigated scientifically as never before, and many studies have shown that religious and spiritual practices generally make people happier and healthier. Rupert Sheldrake summarises the latest scientific research on what happens when we take part in these practices and suggests ways that listeners can explore these fields for themselves. For those who are religious, Science and Spiritual Practices will illuminate the evolutionary origins of their own traditions and give a new appreciation of their power. For the nonreligious, this book will show how the core practices of spirituality are accessible to all, even if they do not subscribe to a religious belief system. This is a book for anyone who suspects that in the drive towards radical secularism, something valuable has been left behind. Rupert Sheldrake believes that by opening ourselves to the spiritual dimension, we may find the strength to live more wholesome and fulfilling lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Sheldrake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001250/bk_hodd_001250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
AudioLearn´s Medical School Crash Courses presents Behavioral Sciences. Written by experts and authorities in the field and professionally narrated for easy listening, this crash course is a valuable tool both during school and when preparing for the USMLE, or if you´re simply interested in behavioral sciences. The audio is focused and high-yield, covering the most important topics you might expect to learn in a typical medical school behavioral sciences course. Included are both capsule and detailed explanations of critical issues and topics you must know to master behavioral sciences. The material is accurate, up to date, and broken down into bite-sized sections. There is a Q&A and a key takeaways section following each topic to review questions commonly tested and drive home key points. In this course, we´ll discuss the following: The beginning of pregnancy through preschool School age and adolescence The challenges of early and middle adulthood Aging, death, and bereavement Genetics, anatomy, and the biochemistry of behavior Biological assessment of patients with psychiatric symptoms Sleep Psychodynamic factors in behavior Learning theory Psychological assessment of patients with behavioral symptoms Psychological therapies Schizophrenia and other disorders Mood disorders Suicide Anxiety disorders and related disorders Somatoform disorders, factitious disorders, and malingering Obesity and dissociative disorders Cognitive and eating disorders Doctor-patient communication Psychosomatic medicine Ethical and legal issues in medicine Systems of healthcare delivery Medical epidemiology and biostatistics Also included is a comprehensive test containing the top 100 most c... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bhama Roget. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112264/bk_acx0_112264_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We live in a genuinely unique period of human history, one in which the alarmist´s hackneyed warning that "the end is near!" could actually come true. The world is cluttered with increasingly powerful advanced technologies. Global warming and biodiversity loss are unchecked catastrophes that will likely push society to the brink of collapse. How are we to respond to this situation? What can we do to maximize the probability of a positive outcome for our species? The End surveys the expanding wilderness of big-picture hazards before us. It offers a comprehensive and detailed analysis of our evolving existential predicament, which includes risks from synthetic biology, nanotechnology, nuclear weaponry, and (possibly soon) superintelligence. But understanding the science of risks isn´t enough to effectively mitigate them: One must also understand the social, political, and especially religious contexts in which advanced technologies are being developed. The End provides this knowledge by showing how faith-based belief in religious eschatologies (or end-time narratives) is inching us ever closer to a secular apocalypse. Action needs to be taken immediately to avert a disaster. The question is whether humanity will choose reason over faith, observation over revelation, and science over religion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Bossen, Hemant Mehta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060811/bk_acx0_060811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Explore the Earth´s last frontier, learn how the dinosaurs died, or discover the direction human evolution is heading. The world´s greatest scientists are at your disposal in Great Minds of Science. Let them take you to the very frontiers of science, with narratives full of genius, personal insight, and enlightenment. In this tribute to mankind´s ingenuity and boundless curiosity, get detailed explanations about dinosaurs, viruses, evolution, oceanography, astronomy, and artificial intelligence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000059/bk_sans_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Psychiatric Pharmacogenetics is a book written by a physician and scientist - both renowned in the field of psychiatric pharmacogenetics - and written specifically for the busy practitioner. It gives a synopsis of the history of how the science of pharmacogenetics evolved, and gives a basic but detailed overview of the science which is rooted in the Cytochrome P450 system. This book is unique in that it is the first of its kind to dedicate a chapter on how adopting pharmacogenetic technology in clinical practice can markedly reduce medico-legal risk, and increase the quality of care. It also dedicates chapters to the ethics and social impact of this burgeoning technology. Finally, and certainly not least, this book provides 15 detailed clinical cases selected from clinic and hospital patients. For the busy psychiatric practitioner, this book promises to advance their knowledge and skills by giving them practical information they can employ in their practices immediately. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080726/bk_acx0_080726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is an analysis and key takeaways of the book and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes´ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Eric Barker´s Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong includes a summary of the book, review, analysis, and key takeaways, and detailed ´´About the Author´´ section. Preview: In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker examines the science behind success. In the introductory chapter, Barker explains that much of what we have been told about the qualities that lead to success is incorrect. Instead, we should look at successful people, examine their stories, and learn how to be more like them. Barker also adds that many success stories also contain warnings about what traps we should avoid since the qualities that lead to success can also be detrimental to human happiness. Barking Up the Wrong Tree is a continuation of Barker´s successful blog, where he examines research and interviews experts about what makes a successful life. The book is structured into six chapters, each with its own set of lessons for those looking to understand how to cultivate their own success. In the first chapter, Barker illustrates the contradictions behind success by examining the life paths of 81 high school valedictorians. After relatively good college careers, 90 percent of high school valedictorians worked in careers that were in the top 40 percent of the job tier. However, not a single valedictorian in the study went on to change the world. Barker says that we have been advised to play it safe and avert risk, but that this advice often leads to mediocrity. Instead, research shows that the traits that make students impressive in the classroom makes them less likely to be ´´home-run hitters´´ once they leave the classroom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/097652/bk_acx0_097652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Military Science of Star Wars is an audiobook that will appeal to Star Wars fans everywhere The first ever in-depth analysis of the tactics and equipment used by the heroes and villains of the Star Wars universe has arrived! Spanning all of the films, this comprehensive audiobook goes into detail about the various guerrilla tactics of the Rebel Alliance and the awe-inspiring might of the Grand Army of the Republic and Darth Vader´s Empire. Including detailed examples from Earth’s military history, best-selling author George Beahm illustrates how a merciless empire managed to subdue a galaxy with the application of overwhelming force and technology, and how a ragtag group of rebels could cobble together enough of a punch to topple a seemingly unbeatable enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/003465/bk_aren_003465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Become tough as nails. Bounce back from hurt. Be Calm. Bend without ever breaking. We all get knocked down, but everyone has the choice to get back up or not. How will your life your life? The art of emotional self-defense. The Science of Emotional Resilience is the rare book that understands where you´ve been, the obstacles you´ve overcome, and what you need to make sure you are in full control of your life at all times. This is a stunningly detailed and insightful guide into our emotions, our triggers, and why we act against our own interests so frequently. Emotional resiliency is not just ´´think calm and meditate´´ or ´´be mindful and grateful.´´ This book avoids unhelpful platitudes and gives you real advice, borrowing from all fields, such as psychology, counseling, behavior science, evolutionary biology, and even Buddhism and Stoicism. This book gives you the tools for emotional success. Control your emotions; don´t let emotional instability dictate your life. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a best-selling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Persevere and adapt to any challenge. Understand the biological and psychological purposes of emotions. Find what triggers your deepest, strongest emotions. Learn how to properly express yourself for greater understanding. How to recognize and regulate in the heat of the moment. Discover your inner strength and resolve. What journaling and gratitude really mean. How to activate your ´´emotional immune system.´´ Self-defense from manipulators and users. Gain the calm confidence to handle anything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Hollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100983/bk_acx0_100983_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Science fiction, mystery, a passionate love story, and a detailed history of old New York blend together in this spellbinding story of a young man embroiled in a secret government experiment. Transported from the mid-1900s to the New York of 1882, Si Morley solves a mystery of the 20th century by discovering its 19th-century roots, and falls desperately in love with a beautiful young woman in the process. He ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past. This is the classic novel that has captivated an entire generation since its original publication in 1970. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Campbell Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000080/bk_sans_000080_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Microbiology, along with mathematics, chemistry, and physics, is one of the fundamental branches of basic sciences. The knowledge and detailed study of microorganisms and their functions can establish its use in a variety of applications, from medical, food and environmental, to the agricultural and industrial fields. Thus, microbiology is consolidated as one of the pillars of biotechnology. In this specification we examine modern general microbiology, which is aimed to study morphology, staining processes, physiology, metabolism, characterization and identification of microorganisms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Tupman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065625/bk_acx0_065625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.