What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work, removing, changing, or adding heavenly bodies even as we gaze upward? Will humanity, and Earth itself, one day be gone? Are we alone? In an era when science journalism is perhaps more thorough and ambitious than ever before, fascinating explorations of questions like these seem available to us almost every day - provided we have a working understanding of the scientific theories on which they´re based. Discover the answers to these and other startling questions about the cosmos with My Favorite Universe, a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through the cosmos and its history, from before the big bang to the likely ways in which Earth, and perhaps the entire universe, might end. In this lecture series, Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who directs the nation´s most famous planetarium, makes that understanding available to anyone. Explore how black holes are formed, how asteroids move through space, why the odds seem overwhelmingly in favor of extraterrestrial life, and much more. With the foundation provided by this magnificent course, the realities of the universe will be revealed in stark - and often violent - beauty. 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: Neil deGrasse Tyson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000437/bk_tcco_000437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life Outside The Center Of The Universe... Do you rank Where The Red Fern Grows along with Wuthering Heights amongst your favorite books of all time? All Creatures Great and Small with Pet Sematary? If so, chances are you get it: there´s something magical about giving literary immortality and voice to the non-humans that capture our collective imagination. If these are the stories that glue you to the page, then Puppalicious and Beyond is the book for you. Set in the Caribbean and Texas, Pamela weaves tales fictional and factual of the magnificent and interrelated creatures - natural and supernatural - that passed through the authors´ life, bringing her delight, fright, and every emotion in between. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Debbie Andreen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007739/bk_acx0_007739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fancy Nancy is back in New York Times best-selling team Jane O´Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser´s book Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe, about the love little girls feel for their favorite dolls - and their favorite sisters! Fancy Nancy´s sister, JoJo, can really be a pest sometimes...like when she put Easter-egg dye in the kiddie pool and dunked Frenchy in it! But this time she´s done something really bad, and Nancy is livid - that´s fancy for tres angry and upset. JoJo drew a tattoo on Nancy´s precious doll, Marabelle Lavinia Chandelier! Even worse, it´s in permanent marker. That means it will never come out! When Mom suggests a fancy doll party to make Nancy feel better, Nancy is excited to accept. But what if the doll drama isn´t over? Fans of Fancy Nancy and fancy parties alike will delight in this story of how younger siblings can get on your nerves sometimes, but it always works out in the end. As always, the central theme of all the Fancy Nancy books shines through, showing how Nancy empowers girls with knowledge through her fascination with do-it-yourself fun! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chloe Hennessee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003407/bk_harp_003407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How it all started - from another pair of eyes. How to raise a God-touched exorcist. Extracurricular college fun. What do you get the vampire who has everything? Excitement. Four stories from the Demon Accords universe starring some favorite characters and introducing a new one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/050265/bk_adbl_050265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set in the critically-acclaimed ´´Judiciary´´ universe, The Devil and Deep Space features listener favorite hero Andrej Koscuisko caught up in a conspiracy between political backstabbing and military corruption.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009559/bk_adbl_009559_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gavin is in space...and it sucks.After a chase that started in the Hollywood Hills, everyone´s favorite Academy Award-winning actor finds himself in the cold universe with nothing to do. All he wants is to rescue his best friend and the woman he loves from the clutches of evil aliens, but when the view outside the window never changes, it´s hard to stay motivated. But when a new danger looms that threatens to put Gavin in an intergalactic zoo, he better find his courage fast! In this unexpected and hilarious adventure, Gavin´s out of his depth, out of options, and out for revenge...so long as the other zoo animals don´t eat him first.Continuing from where Book one left off, you´ll laugh, think, and be surprised at every turn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Heumann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149889/bk_acx0_149889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Universe - our eternal partner - returns for the third installment in the Notes from the Universe series, dispensing wisdom, humor, and insight into the truth about creating the future we desire. Even More Notes from the Universe combines Mike Dooley´s pithy and inspiring messages, direct from the Universe, to help you start living the life of your dreams -- today. Focusing on the desired results joyfully and with gratitude is infinitely more engaging than struggling and stressing about them. Relax, laugh, and enjoy the footwork the Universe has to share. Whether your dance is the tango, hula, or one of your own creation, dancing life´s dance begins with that first brave step. The music has always been playing your favorite tune, yet hearing it requires action. And right on cue, your unfailing partner, the Universe, begins choreographing players and events in a waltz of miracles, moving heaven and earth to align the future of your dreams with your present circumstances. Nothing is impractical, impossible, or out of reach. Your thoughts create worlds, your words shape the future, and the steps you take unleash the magic behind creation. In this third book in the Notes from the Universe trilogy, Mike Dooley brings a fresh perspective from your most loyal friend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Dooley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/001625/bk_sans_001625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A playful and entertaining look at science on The Simpsons This amusing book explores science as presented on the longest-running and most popular animated TV series ever made: The Simpsons. Over the years, the show has examined such issues as genetic mutation, time travel, artificial intelligence, and even aliens. ´´What´s Science Ever Done for Us?´´ examines these and many other topics through the lens of America´s favorite cartoon. This spirited science guide will inform Simpsons fans and entertain science buffs with a delightful combination of fun and fact. It will be the perfect companion to the upcoming Simpsons movie. The Simpsons is a magnificent roadmap of modern issues in science. This completely unauthorized, informative, and fun exploration of the science and technology, connected with the world´s most famous cartoon family, looks at classic episodes from the show to launch fascinating scientific discussions mixed with intriguing speculative ideas and a dose of humor. Could gravitational lensing create optical illusions, such as when Homer saw someone invisible to everyone else? Is the Coriolis effect strong enough to make all toilets in the Southern Hemisphere flush clockwise, as Bart was so keen to find out? If Earth were in peril, would it make sense to board a rocket, as Marge, Lisa, and Maggie did, and head to Mars? While Bart and Millhouse can´t stop time and have fun forever, Paul Halpern explores the theoretical possibilities involving Einstein´s theory of time dilation. Paul Halpern, PhD (Philadelphia, PA) is Professor of Physics and Mathematics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a 2002 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He is also the author of The Great Beyond (0-471-46595-X).