Grammar! For many of us, the word triggers memories of finger-wagging schoolteachers, and of wrestling with the ambiguous and complicated rules of using formal language. But what is grammar? In fact, it´s the integral basis of how we speak and write. As such, a refined awareness of grammar opens a world of possibilities for both your pleasure in the English language and your skill in using it, in both speech and the written word. As a foundation for writing, a detailed grounding in grammar and usage will hugely expand your resources for meaningful verbal expression, for navigating the subtleties of the language, and for achieving clarity of communication and stylistic power. In English Grammar Boot Camp, linguist and popular Great Courses instructor Professor Curzan takes you on an enjoyable exploration of the essential aspects of English grammar. These 24 spirited and accessible lectures offer you a comprehensive core training - a linguistic ´´boot camp,´´ by which we mean a thorough immersion in all of the key elements of English grammar and usage, in their most immediate, practical application. Here you get a breadth of perspective and context you won´t find elsewhere, leaving you with a more choices and rich verbal resources for your own use of the language. In discussing the different parts of speech, Professor Curzan directs your attention to how the element at hand evolved. Highlighting reflections from 18th- and 19th-century usage guides as well as from multiple modern commentators, she guides you in examining real-world language use in a variety of contexts, helping you develop a sophisticated frame of reference and a deep awareness of the idiosyncrasies of English. This delightful and superbly insightful course offers you a unique opportunity to explore the linguistic riches of the English language, and to significantly deepen your mastery of grammar, usage, and style. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase thi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Curzan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000447/bk_tcco_000447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to Pick Out a Pair of Hiking Shoes is a terrific and unique guide that explains everything you need to know about how to find hiking shoes that fit your feet perfectly and comfortably. Whether you are an ultralight backpacker or love to venture into rough and rugged terrains, this audiobook will guide you on how to choose the kind of hiking shoes that can serve you for a long period to come. The guide informs you about different types of hiking shoes and their respective features, the different types of materials used to manufacture modern hiking shoes, and why shoes cuts and fits are important to consider when you go to a shoe store to pick a pair of hiking shoes for yourself. The audiobook is extremely helpful for both novices and expert hikers and climbers. This audiobook will help you to make the right choice when it comes to picking the hiking shoes that are best for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Hernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037579/bk_acx0_037579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by the best-selling author of The White Coat Investor: A Doctor´s Guide to Personal Finance and Investing, Financial Boot Camp contains step by step instructions that will take you from zero to hero in twelve easy steps. Despite not receiving any business, financial, or investing education during the long years of school and residency, a minority of doctors become financially literate and convert their high income into real wealth. That wealth then allows them to practice medicine or dentistry free from the financial constraints of their peers. They can focus on their patients, their families, and their health. They can build lives of purpose, meaning, and happiness. This financial independence dramatically reduces the financial stress and burnout that plagues modern medicine and dentistry.Financial Boot Camp will teach you what you need to know to joint the ranks of these financially secure doctors. It starts at the very beginning and is filled with straight talk and clear explanations. Although appropriate for the financial novice, it also contains advanced concepts unknown to many financial advisors. Besides giving you the information you need, the included anecdotes from real doctors will also inspire you to finally take action and get control of your financial life.This book will show you how to:Protect your income from disability, premature death, and malpractice lawsuitsDesign and follow a budget that will allow you to build wealth while still living the good lifeUnderstand the intricacies of the federal income driven repayment and forgiveness programsPay off your student loans within two to five years of residency graduationIncrease your income from your practice and side gigsBuy and pay off the house of your dreamsUnderstand the tax code and reduce your annual tax bill by thousands 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tyler Rouse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154940/bk_acx0_154940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you know a Mod from a Rocker, Dr No from Dr Who, or Simon from Garfunkel? If so, then kick off your go-go boots, switch on the lava lamp and reminisce about the age of peace and free love, when England won the World Cup, men walked on the moon and daleks first menaced the planet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joy Gelardi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/summ/000152/bk_summ_000152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
David Kilcullen is one of the world´s most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare, a ground-breaking theorist whose ideas ´´are revolutionizing military thinking throughout the west´´ (Washington Post). Indeed, his vision of modern warfare powerfully influenced the United States´ decision to rethink its military strategy in Iraq and implement ´´the Surge´´, now recognized as a dramatic success. In Counterinsurgency, Kilcullen brings together his most salient writings on this vitally important topic. Here is a picture of modern warfare by someone who has had his boots on the ground in some of today´s worst trouble spots - including Iraq and Afghanistan - and who has been studying counterinsurgency since 1985. Filled with down-to-earth, common-sense insights, this book is the definitive account of counterinsurgency, indispensable for all those interested in making sense of our world in an age of terror. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002769/bk_adbl_002769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These are the first Navy SEALs - learn the stories of their fearless courage in WW2. Hollywood tends to have a romantic vision of the way war works. War is hell. This book takes a look at one aspect that has gained little attention in the modern age, the Underwater Demolition Teams, also known as the UDT. The brave men that signed up for these early teams faced real dangers that many of the modern Special Forces teams face, without much of the equipment that is carried. For many of them it was a death sentence. These were the first Navy SEALs. Find out about the early pioneers in the field from Italy. While the Italians were not on the Allied side in WWII, their ideas paved the way for other countries to develop their own teams. Italy had a different method that included torpedoes. UDT’s weren’t just all about blowing things up. They also played a vital role in recon missions. Sneaking onto beaches and landing sites was dangerous work that they willingly accepted in order to help others land safely. Listen about about their daring New Year’s Eve mission that could have saved hundreds of lives.When called to, they enjoyed the thrill of clearing the path for other soldiers and Marines hitting the beaches, much like modern-day Rangers. This was a deadly and dangerous business though. While you may have heard about the Marines being the first boots on the ground, for many battles it was the UDT that blew the obstacles out of the way for them first! Grab a copy of this book and see how the first Navy SEALs fought in World War 2. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wes Super. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159856/bk_acx0_159856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America´s 21st-century wars. Most Americans are now familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new audiobook, David Wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. Featuring portraits of combat veterans and leading mental health researchers, along with Wood´s personal observations of war and the young Americans deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, What Have We Done offers an unflinching look at war and those who volunteer for it: the thrill and pride of service and, too often, the scars of moral injury. Impeccably researched and deeply personal, What Have We Done is a compassionate, finely drawn study of modern war and those caught up in it. It is a call to acknowledge our newest generation of veterans by listening intently to them and absorbing their stories and, as new wars approach, to ponder the inevitable human costs of putting American boots on the ground. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Pittu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/002872/bk_hach_002872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Modern slavery is happening all around you...and you can be part of the solution. Human trafficking is not just something that happens in other countries. Nor is it something that just happens to ´´other people´´, such as runaways or the disenfranchised. Even kids in your own neighborhood can fall victim. But they don´t have to. Through true stories and expertise from her many years of boots-on-the-ground experience, anti-trafficking expert Nita Belles teaches you everything you need to know about human trafficking in the United States - helping you identify risk factors, take practical steps to keep your loved ones and neighbors safe from predators, and recognize trafficking around you so that you can help fight it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001477/bk_oasi_001477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There was someone standing further along the beach, facing out to sea. An old man dressed in...I blinked...battle fatigues? Second World War US by the looks of the helmet. I looked on for a moment, squinting into the sun-streaked coconut smoke. ´´You won’t like Bonga’s Guest House, I can tell you now. Maximo Bonga,´´ said the fisherman’s wife. She was lost for words, shaking her head. ´´Maximum Bongo?´´ I asked. ´´Bonga,´´ she said. ´´It means flamboyant.´´ Based on a true story. On one of Southeast Asia’s most remote beaches, a young woman’s body is found. The corrupt local police think they have found the perfect fall guy in Maximo Bonga - cantankerous World War Two veteran and owner of the weirdest guesthouse in town. But unbeknownst to them, an unlikely friendship has been forged between Maximo and John, one of the boarders of Maximo’s guest house-cum-boot camp, where an old machine gun and camouflaged mantraps stand guard, sandbags form fences and a tyrannical pet rooster terrorises the guests. Along with an eccentric bunch of modern-world rejects, John sets out to defend the old soldier in a kangaroo court set up at the local cockpit, in a paradise like no other. John Harris left his job at 18 to travel and work around the world. His trip round Southeast Asia formed the background for his best-selling first book, The Backpacker. John is currently based in Vietnam. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Addis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024180/bk_adbl_024180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.