In this compelling and revealing examination, author Rupert Matthews looks afresh at key episodes of alien activity on earth, and sheds light on the many mysterious phenomena associated with it. From Roswell to Taizé, the book dissects fascinating eyewitness accounts of communication and contact with alien beings, as well as chilling cases of abduction. It also sifts through sinister evidence of government cover-ups. Ten special casebooks give in-depth analysis of the most important encounters, including: The pilot who saw a formation of alien aircraft The Exeter Incident - chased by UFOs in the darkness The Socorro Incident - solid evidence of alien activity Betty and Barney Hill - abducted on Highway 3 Rigorously researched, Alien Encounters is a gripping investigation of strange events that continue to spark fierce debate. If you doubt the existence of extra-terrestrials, prepare to be convinced. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083125/bk_acx0_083125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Impact (2000) by Malcolm Gladwell applies the logic of biological contagion to a wide range of social phenomena, such as crime waves, that function similarly to epidemics. The moment when a small-scale pattern gains exponential momentum and transforms into a widespread phenomenon is known in sociology as its Tipping Point.... Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dwight Equitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096929/bk_acx0_096929_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Big Picture by Sean Carroll is a scientific exploration of many essential questions of humanity, such as the meaning of life and the origin of the universe, considered from a poetic-naturalist perspective. ´´Poetic naturalism´´ is a way of describing the world that relies on observations and the use of consistent language when describing it. Consistent descriptions of phenomena consider only one microscopic or macroscopic layer of cause and effect at a time and accept that traits in the macroscopic level can be ´´emergent´´ from seemingly unrelated causes on the microscopic level. Using this ontology, scientists can establish that all things have a cause and that the universe contains all of the necessary information in the present moment to determine what will happen in the next. By applying Bayesian inference, a way of calculating probabilities using prior knowledge in addition to evidence and experience, this ontology can address major questions. Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068361/bk_acx0_068361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The historical and social implications of the telescope and that instruments modern-day significance are brought into startling focus in this fascinating account. When Galileo looked to the sky with his perspicillum, or spyglass, roughly 400 years ago, he could not have fathomed the amount of change his astonishing findings a seemingly flat moon magically transformed into a dynamic, crater-filled orb and a large, black sky suddenly held millions of galaxies would have on civilizations. Reflecting on how Galileo´s world compares with contemporary society, this insightful analysis deftly moves from the cutting-edge technology available in 17th-century Europe to the unbelievable phenomena discovered during the last 50 years, documenting important astronomical advances and the effects they have had over the years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Stransky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001803/bk_adbl_001803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prosperity has transformed the world. But the story of prosperity is far from simple-or complete. These 24 lectures give you an unrivaled overview of one of the most pressing issues of our day and take you behind the headlines and into the debates to dispel some common myths about prosperity and get at deeper truths. In this stimulating, wide-ranging course, Professor Drezner shows that achieving prosperity involves more than economics. Psychology, sociology, political science, and history also come into play. By taking this broad view, he leads you to fundamental insights about how the modern world works and an understanding of the functioning of the U.S., European, Chinese, and other major economies, as well as an appreciation for the special problems faced by underdeveloped nations. These lectures introduce you to dozens of case histories that illustrate what works and doesn´t work in the drive to increase economic growth. A superb storyteller, Professor Drezner reaches back to examples such as the policy called mercantilism that trapped European powers in growth-killing trade practices from the 16th to 18th centuries. And he anchors his analysis in the present with discussions of globalization, financial bubbles, and other economic phenomena in the news.As a start on your own road to greater prosperity, educate yourself with this unparalleled explanation of the foundations of economic prosperity. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel W. Drezner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000100/bk_tcco_000100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. This Very Short Introduction addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterized and discovered, and what would happen if you came too close to one. Professor Katherine Blundell looks at the seemingly paradoxical, mysterious, and intriguing phenomena of black holes. Outlining their nature and characteristics, both those resulting from the spectacular collapse of heavy stars and the giant black holes found at the centres of galaxies, she separates scientific fact from science fiction and demonstrates the important role they play in the cosmos. About the series: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These audiobooks are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leila Birch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015406/bk_adbl_015406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sacred Knowledge is the first well-documented, sophisticated account of the effect of psychedelics on biological processes, human consciousness, and revelatory religious experiences. Based on nearly three decades of legal research with volunteers, William A. Richards argues that, if used responsibly and legally, psychedelics have the potential to assuage suffering and constructively affect the quality of human life. Richards´s analysis contributes to social and political debates over the responsible integration of psychedelic substances into modern society. His book serves as an invaluable resource for listeners who, whether spontaneously or with the facilitation of psychedelics, have encountered meaningful, inspiring, or even disturbing states of consciousness and seek clarity about their experiences. Testing the limits of language and conceptual frameworks, Richards makes the most of experiential phenomena that stretch our conception of reality, advancing new frontiers in the study of belief, spiritual awakening, psychiatric treatment, and social well-being. His findings enrich humanities and scientific scholarship, expanding work in philosophy, anthropology, theology, and religious studies and bringing depth to research in mental health, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: River Kanoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094380/bk_acx0_094380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Human Action is the most important book on political economy you will ever own. It was (and remains) the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written. This is the Scholar´s Edition: accept no substitute. You will treasure this volume. The Scholar´s Edition is the original, unaltered treatise (originally published in 1949) that shaped a generation of Austrians and made possible the intellectual movement that is leading the global charge for free markets. Mises himself wrote the following by way of explanation of why he wrote the book: ´´Economics does not allow any breaking up into special branches. It invariably deals with the interconnectedness of all phenomena of acting and economizing. All economic facts mutually condition one another. Each of the various economic problems must be dealt with in the frame of a comprehensive system assigning its due place and weight to every aspect of human wants and desires. All monographs remain fragmentary if not integrated into a systematic treatment of the whole body of social and economic relations. ´´To provide such a comprehensive analysis is the task of my book Human Action, a Treatise on Economics. It is the consummation of lifelong studies and investigations, the precipitate of half a century of experience. I saw the forces operating which could not but annihilate the high civilization and prosperity of Europe. In writing my book, I was hoping to contribute to the endeavors of our most eminent contemporaries to prevent this country from following the path which leads to the abyss.´´ The Scholar´s Edition of Human Action is the definitive edition of this great work and foundation of every library of freedom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ludw/000001/bk_ludw_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tales of alien abductions, miraculous relics, and haunted castles have attracted believers and skeptics across the globe for centuries. Paranormal investigator Joe Nickell tackles the world´s most seemingly inexplicable myths in Adventures in Paranormal Investigation. With four decades of experience in the field, Nickell employs skepticism and scientific analysis to pull truth from the mires of false evidence and trickery that surround both old and new legends and mysteries. Unlike authors who engage in hype and sensationalism in order to foster or debunk myths, Nickell approaches each case with a rational and scientific approach intended to find the truth. Occam´s Razor - all things being equal, the simplest solution is the best one - is a principal instrument in his investigative toolbox, as well as the belief that it is the claimant´s responsibility to provide the extraordinary proof required in such extraordinary cases. Adventures in Paranormal Investigation features Nickell´s on-site explorations in unusual phenomena. Among the 40 unique cases, Nickell examines mysteries ranging from snake charmers who purport to hold influence over the reptiles, to the Holocaust victims who reportedly haunt a gas chamber in Dachau, to Lake Simcoe´s resident lake monster Igopogo in Canada. In addition to the case studies, Nickell analyzes how the propensity to fantasize can affect human perceptions of and belief in paranormal activity and how his personal experience with the paranormal was altered when intuition led to the discovery of a daughter he didn´t know existed. More than just another myth-busting text, Adventures in Paranormal Investigation brings together reason and scientific analyses to explain both the phenomena and the role of human perception therein, establishing Nickell as the foremost paranormal investigator of our time. The book is published by The University Press of Kentucky. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Hugan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028865/bk_acx0_028865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.