From the acclaimed New York Times science writer George Johnson, an irresistible book on the 10 most fascinating experiments in the history of science - moments when a curious soul posed a particularly eloquent question to nature and received a crisp, unambiguous reply.Johnson takes us to those times when the world seemed filled with mysterious forces, when scientists were dazzled by light, by electricity, and by the beating of the hearts they laid bare on the dissecting table. We see Galileo singing to mark time as he measures the pull of gravity, and Newton carefully inserting a needle behind his eye to learn how light causes vibrations in the retina. William Harvey ties a tourniquet around his arm and watches his arteries throb above and his veins bulge below, proving that blood circulates. Luigi Galvani sparks electrical currents in dissected frog legs, wondering at the twitching muscle fibers, and Ivan Pavlov makes his now-famous dogs salivate at ascending chord progressions.For all of them, diligence was rewarded. In an instant, confusion was swept aside and something new about nature leaped into view. In bringing us these stories, Johnson restores some of the romance to science, reminding us of the existential excitement of a single soul staring down the unknown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001478/bk_rand_001478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In dieser Folge werden wir Zeuge verschiedenster Entwicklungen. War Ereila zunächst scheinbar kalt und unnahbar, macht sie nun einen völlig anderen Eindruck. Dies verwirrt Melynas natürlich, denn er ist das Ziel dieses komischen Sinneswandels. Oder versteht er gar nicht, was dort geschieht? Zumindest betätigt sich nun ein für allemal, dass man mit der Vermutung Recht hatte: Es war eine Zeitreise, keine Dimensionalreise. Und was für eine: Ereila und wohl auch Stalker überbrückten 125 Millionen Jahre in die Zukunft! Die kleine Say tritt auf den Plan. Getrieben von ihrer Neugier und konfrontiert mit uralter Technologie erlebt sie eine Reise, die sie nie vergessen sollte, aber sie erfährt auch mehr über ihr Selbst und ihre Herkunft. Personen und Handlung dieses Buches sind frei erfunden. Ähnlichkeiten mit lebenden oder toten Personen sowie existierenden Unternehmen wären also rein zufällig. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Doug van Roegelsnap. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/roeg/000049/bk_roeg_000049_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
James T. Costa takes listeners on a journey from Darwin´s youth and travels on the HMS Beagle to Down House, his bustling home of 40 years. To test his insights into evolution, Darwin devised an astonishing array of hands-on experiments using his garden and greenhouse, surrounding meadows and woodlands, even taking over the cellar, study, yard, and hallways of his home-turned-field-station. Darwin engaged his children, friends, and neighbors as assistants and encouraged fellow naturalists to follow his lead. His inventive experiments yielded universal truths about nature and evidence for his revolutionary arguments in On the Origin of Species and other watershed works. We accompany Darwin in his myriad pursuits against the backdrop of his enduring marriage, chronic illness, grief at the loss of three children, and joy in scientific revelation. At each chapter´s end, Costa shows how we, too, can investigate the wonders of nature at work, with directions on how to re-create Darwin´s experiments. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001361/bk_high_001361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Psychology Journal: Experiments in Psychology takes a look at the different psychological experiments conducted over the years. This experimental conduction includes a description of how to perform many of the popular experiments. Some of these popular experiments include Hebb´s sensory deprivation experiment, Thorndike´s puzzle box experiments, Milgram´s obedience experiment, and many, many more. These experiments are the foundation of what makes psychology the scientific discipline it has become. Some of the experiments are rather extraordinary whereas others are of interest in their simplicity of conduction. Psychological experimentation can be done on both man or animal, as each consist of advantages. Some of these experiments one may be able to try themselves, whereas others are of such a scientific nature are beyond capability of performance. Whether the experiments are difficult or easily performed, each experiment can be appreciated for its contribution to science and research. A Psychology Journal: Developmental Psychology discusses from prenatal care to euthanasia and the elderly to the legitimacy of the church. These issues affect all of us at one time or another, be it being passed up for a job in favor of a senior citizen employee or deciding as a parent when too much civic engagement can be potentially harmful. Both sides of the pertinent issues will be discussed providing a more valid listener opinion on the subjects. The audiobook does not attempt to influence the listener pertaining to subjects, yet is influential in its manner of providing a choice of which debate is right or wrong. A Psychology Journal: Cult in America provides a detailed description of some of America´s most powerful cults speaking of their means of recruitment to in many cases their violent and self-destructive downfall. Many people would fall victim to the influence of these cults, which at times would not only cost them t... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021837/bk_acx0_021837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The intellectual adventure story of the ´´double-slit´´ experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself - and continues to almost 200 years later. Many of the greatest scientific minds have grappled with this experiment. Thomas Young devised it in the early 1800s to show that light behaves like a wave, and in doing so opposed Isaac Newton´s view that light is made of particles. But then Albert Einstein showed that light comes in quanta, or particles. Quantum mechanics was born. This led to a fierce debate between Einstein and Niels Bohr over the nature of reality - subatomic bits of matter and its interaction with light - again as revealed by the double-slit experiment. Richard Feynman held that it embodies the central mystery of the quantum world. Decade after decade, hypothesis after hypothesis, scientists have returned to this ingenious experiment to help them answer deeper and deeper questions about the fabric of the universe. How can a single particle behave both like a particle and a wave? Does a particle, or indeed reality, exist before we look at it, or does looking create reality, as the textbook ´´Copenhagen interpretation´´ of quantum mechanics seems to suggest? How can particles influence each other faster than the speed of light? Is there a place where the quantum world ends and the familiar classical world of our daily lives begins, and if so, can we find it? And if there´s no such place, then does the universe split into two each time a particle goes through the double-slit? Through Two Doors at Once celebrates the elegant simplicity of an iconic experiment and its profound reach. With his extraordinarily gifted eloquence, Anil Ananthaswamy travels around the world, through history and down to the smallest scales of physical reality we have yet fathomed. It is the most fantastic voyage you can take. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rene Ruiz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004109/bk_peng_004109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When social psychologist Stanley Milgram invited volunteers to take part in an experiment at Yale in the summer of 1961, none of the participants could have foreseen the worldwide sensation that the published results would cause. Milgram reported that fully 65 percent of the volunteers had repeatedly administered electric shocks of increasing strength to a man they believed to be in severe pain, even suffering a life-threatening heart condition, simply because an authority figure had told them to do so. Such behaviour was linked to atrocities committed by ordinary people under the Nazi regime and immediately gripped the public imagination. The experiments remain a source of controversy and fascination more than 50 years later. In Behind the Shock Machine, psychologist and author Gina Perry unearths for the first time the full story of this controversial experiment and its startling repercussions. Interviewing the original participants - many of whom remain haunted to this day about what they did - and delving deep into Milgram’s personal archive, she pieces together a more complex picture and much more troubling picture of these experiments than was originally presented by Milgram. Uncovering the details of the experiments leads her to question the validity of that 65 percent statistic and the claims that it revealed something essential about human nature. Fleshed out with dramatic transcripts of the tests themselves, the book puts a human face on the unwitting people who faced the moral test of the shock machine and offers a gripping, unforgettable tale of one man’s ambition and an experiment that defined a generation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Vuletic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/034130/bk_adbl_034130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Visualize and explore the wonders of our universe. Black holes, dark matter, space-time, gravity, light-speed, orbits, photons, dark energy, solar systems, the big bang, expansion, the shape of the universe, and even the multiverse! ´´The following is an intellectual exercise used in an attempt to formulate a larger perspective of the cosmos, applying evidence, logic, and imagination; to lay the ground on which one is able to construct hypothetical tentative chains of thought. Doing so, an individual has the opportunity to formulate diverse models of various subjects, including the very universe of which they or we are a ∂ thus providing potential explanations and viewpoints to subjects that may otherwise be unattainable or at times even undefinable. Together we shall endeavor to visualize a handful of the universe´s known laws. Then continue further by speculating likely or at least possible solutions to other issues that we are currently only able to speculate on. Provisional or temporary concepts we are willing to amend as updated data is acquired or learned.´´ Using a series of brilliantly described thought experiments, Vogt illustrates his ever-evolving models, laying the foundation to conceptualize concepts that may at times be difficult to fully imagine. Science teaches us one hard-earned, laborious step at a time, how nature itself unfolds. However, without imagination, science would never make the great leaps forward we are all growing so used to. ´´In the lab, we have access to an unlimited supply of hypothetical technology and infinite space to create, all at our control, and it´s all free to use.´´ Explore the universe within your own mind and expand your conceptual understanding of the cosmos with this amazing and inspiring, thought-provoking and wonderfully written adventure. ´´Daddy, why is the moon following us?´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043206/bk_acx0_043206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1943, Albert Schatz, a young Rutgers College Ph.D. student, worked on a wartime project in microbiology professor Selman Waksman´s lab, searching for an antibiotic to fight infections on the front lines and at home. In his 11th experiment on a common bacterium found in farmyard soil, Schatz discovered streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis, one of the world´s deadliest diseases. As director of Schatz´s research, Waksman took credit for the discovery, belittled Schatz´s work, and secretly enriched himself with royalties from the streptomycin patent filed by the pharmaceutical company Merck. In an unprecedented lawsuit, young Schatz sued Waksman, and was awarded the title of ´´co-discoverer´´ and a share of the royalties. But two years later, Professor Waksman alone was awarded the Nobel Prize. Schatz disappeared into academic obscurity. For the first time, acclaimed author and journalist Peter Pringle unravels the intrigues behind one of the most important discoveries in the history of medicine. The story unfolds on a tiny college campus in New Jersey, but its repercussions spread worldwide. The streptomycin patent was a breakthrough for the drug companies, overturning patent limits on products of nature and paving the way for today´s biotech world. As dozens more antibiotics were found, many from the same family as streptomycin, the drug companies created oligopolies and reaped big profits. Pringle uses firsthand accounts and archives in the United States and Europe to reveal the intensely human story behind the discovery that started a revolution in the treatment of infectious diseases and shaped the future of Big Pharma. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009531/bk_adbl_009531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the 21 Secrets of Metaphysics and use the law of attraction and manifestation. Are you an unconventional thinker who likes to go on his own path and not blindly follow other opinions? Are you eager to continuously improve yourself? Are you seeking the answers to the big questions in life? If you can resonate with those questions, you should not hesitate any longer and buy The 21 Secrets of Metaphysics. Among others things, this audiobook will reveal the secrets to: How to use the law of attraction How to find your purpose in life The nature of reality How to manifest success in life How to control your thought How to (re-)program your beliefs Because theory without practice is nothing this audiobook comes with 9 Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments. The 9 Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments can be best described as a real-life laboratory. They are easy to carry out and will put powerful tools into your hands to take control of your mind, massively improve your happiness, and get a better sense of the reality we live in. Do not wait longer to discover YOUR KEY to a new and better life. Do not wait longer to GET the 21 Secrets of Metaphysics TODAY. No regrets, guaranteed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Angelo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114643/bk_acx0_114643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where did the ideas come from that became the cornerstone of American democracy? Not only the erudite Thomas Jefferson, the wily and elusive Ben Franklin, and the underappreciated Thomas Paine, but also Ethan Allen, the hero of the Green Mountain Boys, and Thomas Young, the forgotten Founder who kicked off the Boston Tea Party. These radicals who founded America set their sights on a revolution of the mind. Derided as ´´infidels´´ and ´´atheists´´ in their own time, they wanted to liberate us not just from one king but from the tyranny of supernatural religion. The ideas that inspired them were neither British nor Christian but largely ancient, pagan, and continental: the fecund universe of the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius, and the potent (but nontranscendent) natural divinity of the Dutch heretic Benedict de Spinoza. Drawing deeply on his study of European philosophy, Matthew Stewart pursues a genealogy of the philosophical ideas from which America´s revolutionaries drew their inspiration, all scrupulously researched and documented and enlivened with storytelling of the highest order. Along the way, he uncovers the true meanings of ´´Nature´s God´´, ´´self-evident´´, and many other phrases crucial to our understanding of the American experiment but now widely misunderstood. Stewart´s lucid and passionate investigation surprises, challenges, enlightens, and entertains at every turn, as it spins a true tale and a persuasive, exhilarating argument about the founding principles of American government and the sources of our success in science, medicine, and the arts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Quinlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019857/bk_adbl_019857_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.