Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge addresses the complex issues of dialogue and collaboration between Buddhism and science, revealing connections and differences between the two. While assuming no technical background in Buddhism or physics, this book strongly responds to the Dalai Lama´s ´´heartfelt plea´´ for genuine collaboration between science and Buddhism. The Dalai Lama has written a foreword to the book and the Office of His Holiness will translate it into both Chinese and Tibetan. In a clear and engaging way, this book shows how the principle of emptiness, the philosophic heart of Tibetan Buddhism, connects intimately to quantum nonlocality and other foundational features of quantum mechanics. Detailed connections between emptiness, modern relativity, and the nature of time are also explored. For Tibetan Buddhists, the profound interconnectedness implied by emptiness demands the practice of universal compassion. Because of the powerful connections between emptiness and modern physics, the book argues that the interconnected worldview of modern physics also encourages universal compassion. Along with these harmonies, the book explores a significant conflict between quantum mechanics and Tibetan Buddhism concerning the role of causality. The book concludes with a response to the question: ´´How does this expedition through the heart of modern physics and Tibetan Buddhism - from quantum mechanics, relativity, and cosmology, to emptiness, compassion, and disintegratedness - apply to today´s painfully polarized world?´´ Despite differences and questions raised, the book´s central message is that there is a solid basis for uniting these worldviews. From this basis, the message of universal compassion can accompany the spread of the scientific worldview, stimulating compassionate action in the light of deep understanding - a true union of love and knowledge. Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Ph 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Morocco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001814/bk_acx0_001814_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recent events have made it clear that the Soviet Union is not a monolith; it´s a collection of nationalities, many with serious objections to union. The demise of communism holds great promise and great danger not only for the Soviets, but for the world. This audiobook examines how the region´s long history led to modern reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry Reasoner, Peter Hackes, Richard C. Hottelet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001541/bk_blak_001541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Texit is the first nonfiction book to delve into the motivations, the process, and the practicality of a modern-day Texas exit from the US. Channeling his 20 years of experience on the issue, author Daniel Miller takes the listener through the historical and cultural foundations of Texit as well as its impact on mainstream politics and plainly lays out the grievances expressed by many Texans that drive their support for an independent Texas. Texit also addresses the most common objections by using facts and sheds light on what a future Republic of Texas could look like. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Bill Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115883/bk_acx0_115883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The purpose of this book is to provide the player, family, coach and player’s support network with the information needed for positional excellence in the position of Tight-head Prop (No. 3) in rugby union. The objectives of this audiobook are to:Provide the listener with an understanding of the natural physical and mental development of young players.Provide an appreciation of the statistics of modern rugby union and use that information to guide the player’s development.Provide a blueprint for the elite conditioning needed to help young players achieve results in the modern game of rugby union.Provide an insight into what selectors and coaches are looking for at the representative level.Provide FREE access to a professional player development portal where the player can record and grow their own player profile.Achieve excellence in the key aspects of a competitive team sport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Million Quinteras. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154790/bk_acx0_154790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The purpose of this book is to provide the player, family, coach, and player’s support network with the information needed for positional excellence in the position of hooker (no. 2) in rugby union.The objectives of this book are:To provide the listener with an understanding of the natural physical and mental development of young players.To provide an appreciation of the statistics of modern rugby union and use that information to guide the player’s development.To provide a blueprint for the elite conditioning needed to help young players achieve results in the modern game of rugby union.To provide an insight into what selectors and coaches are looking for at the representative level.To provide free access to a professional player development portal where the player can record and grow their own player profile.To achieve excellence in the key aspects of a competitive team sport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Million Quinteras. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153448/bk_acx0_153448_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionJoaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto Serenata inhabits a world of beauty and grace rarely found in the music of the 20th century. With its formal perfection, numerous melodies and delicate but brilliant writing for soloist and orchestra, the Concierto Serenata is a cornerstone of the modern Harp repertoire, and one of its composer’s most attractive works. Orchestra score. Duration approximately 23 minutes.Joaquín Rodrigo was a Spanish composer and a virtuoso pianist. Rodrigo´s music is among the most popular music of the 20th century, in particular his Concierto de Aranjuez is considered one of the pinnacles of Spanish music and of the Guitar concerto repertoire. Although distinguished by having raised the Spanish Guitar to dignity as a universal concert instrument and best known for his Guitar music, the blind composer never mastered the instrument himself.
A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous ´´cult of silence´´ has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades. The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the tide of Allied victory. In the postwar years, as the United States developed a new enemy in the Soviet Union, our intelligence community found itself targeting not soldiers on the battlefield, but suspected spies, foreign leaders, and even American citizens. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, NSA played a vital, often fraught and controversial role in the major events of the Cold War, from the Korean War to the Cuban Missile Crisis to Vietnam and beyond. In Code Warriors, Stephen Budiansky - a longtime expert in cryptology - tells the fascinating story of how NSA came to be, from its roots in World War II through the fall of the Berlin Wall. Along the way, he guides us through the fascinating challenges faced by cryptanalysts, and how they broke some of the most complicated codes of the 20th century. With access to new documents, Budiansky shows where the agency succeeded and failed during the Cold War, but his account also offers crucial perspective for assessing NSA today in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations. Budiansky shows how NSA´s obsession with recording every bit of data and decoding every signal is far from a new development; throughout its history the depth and breadth of the agency´s reach has resulted in both remarkable successes and destructive failures. Featuring a series of appendixes that explain the technical details of Soviet codes and how they were broken, this is a rich and riveting history of the underbelly of the Cold War, and an essential and timely read for all who seek to understand the origins of the modern NSA. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004605/bk_rand_004605_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover how disease, disaster, politics, and invention ensured Europe´s development into Modern times. Humankind´s thirst for knowledge, the sacrifice of the masses, and the lives and inventions of exceptional people drove the development of Modern Europe. Europe: European History: The Most Important Leaders, Events, & People through European History That Shaped Europe and Eventually Became the European Union delivers a quick glimpse at the tragedies and fortunes that made Europe what it is today. You´ll learn why the Renaissance was different, how the black plague drove the evolution of art and diminished the strength of the Catholic Church, and the political and social consequences of the Reformation and the industrialization of Europe. You´ll witness the formation of the Protestant Church, the British Empire, Socialism, WWII, the Cold War, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. You´ll also learn all about famous people and their political impacts or inventions including Johannes Gutenberg, Martin Luther, Queen Victoria, and Louis IV, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Robert Schuman, and more. Europe: European History: The Most Important Leaders, Events, & People through European History That Shaped Europe and Eventually Became the European Union delivers a short dunk into European History designed to arouse your curiosity and inspire critical thinking about the shaping of the European Union. From the Black Death to the European Union, each chapter examines a significant period or theme and the famous people, events, and inventions that contributed to it and concludes with a series of questions that will compel you to stop and consider the far-reaching effects of people and events of the past. Dip into European history today and learn about the people, technological advancements, tragedies, and events that shaped modern thinking. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samuel Greenspan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101099/bk_acx0_101099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A generation of Americans came of age boycotting grapes, swept up in a movement that vanquished California´s most powerful industry and accomplished the unthinkable: dignity and contracts for farm workers. Four decades later, Cesar Chavez´s likeness graces postage stamps, and dozens of schools and streets have been renamed in his honor. But the real story of Chavez´s farm workers´ movement - both its historic triumphs and its tragic disintegration - has remained buried beneath the hagiography. Drawing on a rich trove of original documents, tapes, and interviews, Miriam Pawel chronicles the rise of the UFW during the heady days of civil rights struggles, the antiwar movement, and student activism in the 1960s and ´70s. From the fields, the churches, and the classrooms, hundreds were drawn to la causa by the charismatic Chavez, a brilliant risk-taker who mobilized popular support for a noble cause. But as Miriam Pawel shows, the UFW was ripped apart by the same man who built it, as Chavez proved unable to make the transition from movement icon to union leader. Pawel traces the lives of several key members of the crusade, using their stories to weave together a powerful portrait of a movement and the people who made it. A tour de force of reporting and a spellbinding narrative, The Union of Their Dreams explores an important and untold chapter in the history of labor, civil rights, and immigration in modern America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roxanne Hernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009668/bk_adbl_009668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.