We begin our tour with the main gem of the collection, "The Last Judgment" by Hieronymus Bosch. I invite you to take a good look at Hell and think about how the contraposition of sinfulness to righteousness has framed Western culture. The reasoning of theology and the theory of evolution will help us to understand why pride was deemed so dangerous and why churchmen aimed to control the physical pleasures of their congregations.The "Holy Family" by Cranach, will explain to us the origin of the family portrait genre, while Italian Renaissance paintings will reveal to us the secrets of creating art for the sake of religious meditation."The Rape of Orithyia by Boreas" by Rubens shows with unbelievable persuasiveness how art that is meant to bring sensational pleasure. Here we can also see the works of the two Rubens apprentices; one of them forever remained in the shadow of his master, while the other marked a new milestone in the development of European pictorial art.
Only two people were in a position to experience all the events leading up to the first flight of a viable airplane, and here in three short essays they report how it came about.The idea of powered flight was so new that there were not even accepted methods of measuring the forces at play on a machine in-flight. The Wright brothers had to develop their own testing methods and conduct experimentation before they finally began to design something theoretically capable of the feat. Most vexing of all was the problem of control – how to conduct a controlled turn when the forces are unbalanced. Without boring you with calculations they explain how they tested different wing shapes and control vanes and then verified them in hundreds of flights in a glider. Finally, in December, 1903, they achieved their milestone: "the flight lasted only 12 seconds, but it was nevertheless the first flight in the history of the world in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the air in full flight, had sailed forward without reduction of speed, and had finally landed at a point as high as that from which it started." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark F. Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000034/bk_mike_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A semi-autobiographical retrospective of the childhood games typically played at school in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s, times much different than today... As I produce this book, I find myself quickly approaching my 50th birthday. With that milestone on the horizon, it has made me rather nostalgic about the "old days" as I took my formative steps into this world during the 1970s and 1980s in the UK. Life was simpler back then in many ways: there was no Internet, no smartphones, no Twitter, no Facebook, no social media, no games consoles. At home and at school, you made your own fun using your imagination. There were all sorts of games we would play to entertain ourselves and learn about life and relationships while we were at it - real life relationships and friendships. I find myself looking back on those times more and more today. And that's why I wrote this book. I wanted to reflect back on those times so you can reminisce with me, or perhaps discover childhood games for the first time. Minor injuries were not uncommon. Skinned knees and elbows often suffered from a fall playing soccer, or perhaps finger, thumb, or rusty bum. So that's where my title comes from. Here are a few of the innocent (or perhaps some not so innocent) games from my childhood you will hear about: Marbles Hide and Seek British Bulldogs Hopscotch Hoop and Stick 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martyn Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042012/bk_acx0_042012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“I’ve struck it!” Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. “And I will give it away - to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography.” Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his “Final (and Right) Plan” for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion - to “talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment” - meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be “dead, and unaware, and indifferent” and that he was therefore free to speak his “whole frank mind”. The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone, here, for the first time, is Mark Twain’s uncensored autobiography, in its entirety, exactly as he left it. This major literary event offers the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain’s authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended. Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith and other editors of the Mark Twain Project. Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) was born Samuel L. Clemens in the town of Florida, Missouri. One of the most popular and influential authors our nation has ever produced, his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. He has been called not only the greatest humorist of his age but the father of American literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004043/bk_blak_004043_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dana Andrews (1909-1992) worked with distinguished directors such as John Ford, Lewis Milestone, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, William Wyler, William A. Wellman, Mervyn Le Roy, Jean Renoir, and Elia Kazan. He played romantic leads alongside the great beauties of the modern screen, including Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Greer Garson, Merle Oberon, Linda Darnell, Susan Hayward, Maureen O'Hara, and most important of all, Gene Tierney, with whom he did five films. Retrospectives of his work often elicit high praise for an underrated actor, a master of the minimalist style. His image personified the "male mask" of the 1940s in classic films such as Laura, Fallen Angel, and Where the Sidewalk Ends, in which he played the "masculine ideal of steely impassivity." No comprehensive discussion of film noir can neglect his performances. He was an "actor's actor." Here at last is the complete story of a great actor, his difficult struggle to overcome alcoholism while enjoying the accolades of his contemporaries, a successful term as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and the love of family and friends that never deserted him. Based on diaries, letters, home movies, and other documents, this biography explores the mystery of a poor boy from Texas who made his Hollywood dream come true even as he sought a life apart from the limelight and the backbiting of contemporaries jockeying for prizes and prestige. Called "one of nature's noblemen" by his fellow actor Norman Lloyd, Dana Andrews emerges from Hollywood Enigma as an admirable American success story, fighting his inner demons and ultimately winning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Stamper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026679/bk_acx0_026679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover how to achieve your goals, become a success, and develop a mental toughness mindset! A lot of people blunder through life without a concrete plan in place for structuring out their life, and ultimately, they end up falling short. Other people might set out a plan or milestone to achieve, but find it difficult to remain true to their projections and calculations. These groups of people often end up at the bottom rung of the ladder of success, forever trying and hoping to climb the ladder. Do you feel like your life could be better organized? Are you searching for a guide to gaining absolute self-control? Do you want to be able to set targets for yourself to fulfill and then zero in on these targets without any loss of focus whatsoever? For whatever reason you have picked this book up, it is meant for you and can teach you how to build better self-discipline and control over positive thinking. It was written with you in mind. However, there is only so much I can do. The conscious decision and willpower to become self-disciplined is yours. You need to want to be disciplined to ensure that you don't just read this book and fail to profit from it. As Pablo Picasso said; “Action is the fundamental key to all success.” You need to take action to reap the benefits of listening to this book. Good luck! Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Understanding self-discipline Why you need to be self-disciplined Daily success habits to help improve your self-discipline The seven pillars Of self-discipline Threats to self-discipline A ten-day plan to acquire self-discipline and build commitment towards tasks and goals 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roland Purdy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113000/bk_acx0_113000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Use These Five Steps and Separate Yourself from the Rest! When the Internet came into being, no one would have thought that it would one day become what it is today and what it is growing to become in the coming years. In the beginning, it was the stuff for geeks, but as more and more people start using it, its focus is now shifting to the end user. In particular, Internet use is now more consumer driven than it has ever been. With the endless opportunities that it has accorded to businesses, personal relationships have not been left behind. The Internet penetration coupled with rapid globalization has undoubtedly transformed the world of relationships greatly. Gone are the days when you had to write a letter to a pen pal and hope they will get it and mail back a reply. Today, you can search anyone anywhere around the world and communicate to them via text, voice, and video irrespective of where you are. This is definitely a big milestone in the dating world. While the good old dating of finding lonely hearts from newspapers and magazines still exists, it is slowly fading away and rapidly being replaced by the Internet as a preferred dating tool. Think about it; would you rather send emails to an anonymous person out there or chat them on Facebook, Skype, Whatsapp, or any other medium that gives you the much needed personal connection? Undoubtedly, while there are many people out there looking for love, finding them (especially the genuine ones) is not easy. That's where this guide comes in to help you walk through the path towards finding your significant other online without putting your safety and privacy in jeopardy. This book takes the form of five simple steps that will help you to understand everything you need to do to succeed while at it. Here is a preview of what you will learn: Tips to Create an Outstanding Online Dating Profile Ways to Zero-In on a Potential Date How to Go Abou 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter L. Delloro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055262/bk_acx0_055262_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The present volume represents the Proceedings of an International Research Seminar organized in 1963 by the Statistical Laboratory, Uni versity of California, Berkeley, on the occasion of a remarkable triple anniversary: the 250th anniversary of JACOB BERNOULLI'S "Ars Conjectandi", the 200th anniversary of THOMAS BAYES' "Essay towards solving a problem in doctrine of chance", and the 150th anniversary of the PIERRE-SIMON DE LAPLACE'S "Essai philosophique sur les probabilites". Financial assistance of the National Science Foundation, without which the Seminar could not have been held, is gratefully acknowledged. The publication of Ars Conjectandi, in 1713, was a milestone in the history of probability theory. Here, for the first time, appeared a careful description of the now well-known combinatorial methods which give solutions of many problems on simple games of chance. Also, Ars Conjectandi contains the Bernoulli numbers, theorems relating to the duration of games, and to the ruin of gamblers and, above all, the state ment and proof of the famous Bernoulli weak law of large numbers. Even though the original Latin edition of Ars Conjectandi was followed by several in modern languages, currently the book is not easily accessible. Apparently the last re-publication, in German, occurred in 1899, in two issues, No. 107 and No. 108, of the series "Ostwald's Klassi ker der exakten Wissenschaften", Wilhelm Engelman, Leipzig. The two books are difficult to locate.
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