A pioneering and beloved Canadian legend comes to life. Father David Bauer changed lives - at the rink, in the classroom, and at the pulpit. Bauer´s dream created the first truly national Canadian hockey team. In 1963 that unique group represented Canada abroad and were committed to both country and to Father Bauer. Whether shepherding the hockey program at St. Michael´s College in Toronto or the men´s national team out of the University of British Columbia, Bauer was both spiritual leader and trailblazer. Through exhaustive research and countless interviews, author Greg Oliver explores a Canadian icon, the teams that he put on the ice, and the rocky, almost unfathomable years of the 1970s when Canada didn´t play international hockey. Finally, for the first time ever, the whole story of Father Bauer´s critical importance to Canada´s game is told in the rich detail it deserves, and a beloved icon is celebrated for his contributions to our nation´s sporting history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JP Linton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029886/bk_adbl_029886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and 25 years of drama remade an ancient institution into a 21st-century entertainment empire. No one knew it when their experiment began, but without any particular genius or acumen, the motley cast of billionaires and hucksters behind the modern Premier League struck gold. Pretty soon, everyone wanted to try their luck, from Russian oligarchs to Emirati sheikhs, American tycoons, and Asian Tiger titans. Some succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Some lost everything. Today, players are sold for tens of millions, clubs are valued in the billions, and games are beamed out to nearly 200 countries, all while the league struggles to preserve its English soul.Deeply researched and drawing on 100 exclusive interviews, including the key decision makers at every major English team, The Club is the definitive and wildly entertaining narrative of how the Premier League took over the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shaun Grindell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002321/bk_high_002321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All the science in Breaking Bad - from explosive experiments to acid-based evidence destruction - explained and analyzed for authenticity.Breaking Bad´s antihero Walter White (played by Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston) is a scientist, a high school chemistry teacher who displays a plaque that recognizes his ´´contributions to research awarded the Nobel Prize.´´ During the course of five seasons, Walt practices a lot of ad hoc chemistry - from experiments that explode to acid-based evidence destruction to an amazing repertoire of methodologies for illicit meth making. But how much of Walt´s science is actually scientific? In The Science of Breaking Bad, Dave Trumbore and Donna Nelson explain, analyze, and evaluate the show´s portrayal of science, from the pilot´s opening credits to the final moments of the series finale. The intent is not, of course, to provide a how-to manual for wannabe meth moguls but to decode the show´s most head-turning, jaw-dropping moments. Trumbore, a science and entertainment writer, and Nelson, a professor of chemistry and Breaking Bad´s science advisor, are the perfect scientific tour guides. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tiffany Morgan, Tom Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002671/bk_high_002671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The experiment was dreamed up by two fathers, one white, one black. What would happen, they wondered, if they mixed white players from an elite Seattle private school and black kids from the inner city on a basketball team? The team´s season unfolded like a perfectly scripted sports movie: The ragtag group of boys gelled together to win the league championship. The experiment was deemed a success. But was it? How did crossing lines of class, race, and wealth affect the lives of these 10 boys? Two decades later, Doug Merlino, who played on the team, returned to find his teammates. The result is a complex, gripping, and at times unsettling story. An instant classic of narrative nonfiction, The Hustle tells the stories of 10 teammates set before a background of sweeping social and economic change, capturing the ways race, money, and opportunity shape our lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Lorie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009734/bk_adbl_009734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This essay explores the development of Salvador Dalí, from the early phases of childhood, the bizarre and complex aims of his first experiments, to his absorption into high society of Paris in the 1930s, and his inclusion in the Surrealist movement from 1928 to 1939. The essay focuses on the makeup of a provocative and original personality acutely reflexive, intelligent, and pathologically driven. As a creative signifier of considerable and generative impact, Dalí can be identified as a unique sounding board for his own and succeeding times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Gidley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076267/bk_acx0_076267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many people fall in love with the antique art pieces. In fact, in every artifact, you can find a beautiful meaning that is portrayed in the form of a painting. Basically, modern art was produced during the year 1870 to 1970. There are many artists who love to do modern art. In fact, there are many institutes who offer modern art courses for the interested candidates. The modern artists have refrained using the bygone traditions in painting and did a lot of experiments in producing stupendous paintings that are commendable. They tried different forms of paintings using unique techniques, different materials, and developed new theories on how actually art should portray the world and what all things that an artist have to perceive in order to reflect exactly his thoughts on the painting board. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075027/bk_acx0_075027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 1960s was a pivotal decade in dance, an era of intense experimentation and rich invention. In this impressive volume of essays an impressive range of dance critics and scholars examine the pioneering choreographers and companies of the era, such as Anna Halprin´s West Coast experiments, the innovative Judson Dance Theater, avant-garde dance subcultures in New York, the work of Merideth Monk and Kenneth King, and parallel movements in Britain. The contributors include Janice Ross, Leslie Satin, Noel Carroll, Gus Solomons Jr., Deborah Jowitt, Stephanie Jordan, Joan Acocella, and Sally Banes. Foreword by Mikhail Baryshnikov. The book is published by University of Wisconsin Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margaret Durante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000111/bk_redw_000111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pablo Gargallo is often described as ´´Cubist´´ sculptor, partly thanks to his signature technique of hollowing out or reversing volumes, and partly due to his links with Picasso, one of the two undoubted inventors of cubism. In the strict sense, the idea of cubist sculpture is an oxymoron. Despite its undoubted early links to the African tribal sculptures that partly inspired Picasso’s transition to a new and radical style, cubism was essentially an attempt to find a better and more complete way of representing forms on a flat surface, springing off as much from experiments already made by Cézanne than it did from anything African.If one looks carefully at Gargallo’s development, what one sees, I think, is a very different story, with complex links to developments in early 20th-century culture that have little to do with orthodox cubism or indeed with Africa, though certainly something to do with Picasso, whose work and career had an inescapable an inescapable allure for every artist who ventured within his personal orbit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard M. Pshock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145105/bk_acx0_145105_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How high or far or fast can humans go? And what about individual potential: what defines a person´s limits? From running a two-hour marathon to summiting Mount Everest, we´re fascinated by the extremes of human endurance, constantly testing both our physical and psychological limits. In Endure, Alex Hutchinson, PhD, reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our heads and hearts as by our muscles. He presents an overview of science´s search for understanding human fatigue, from crude experiments with electricity and frogs´ legs to sophisticated brain imaging technology. Going beyond the traditional mechanical view of human limits, he instead argues that a key element in endurance is how the brain responds to distress signals - whether heat or cold or muscles screaming with lactic acid - and reveals that we can train to improve brain response. An elite distance runner himself, Hutchinson takes us to the forefront of the new sports psychology - brain electrode jolts, computer-based training, subliminal messaging - and presents startling new discoveries enhancing the performance of athletes today, showing us how anyone can utilize these tactics to bolster their own performance - and get the most out of their bodies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert G. Slade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003269/bk_hcuk_003269_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.