Praeger Handbook of Sports Medicine and Athlete Health: [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]:[Three Volumes]
Praeger Handbook of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: [Three Volumes] [3 volumes]:[Three Volumes] M.P.H. Tee L. Guidotti M.D.
Embossing, punching and guilloche engraving are techniques that have almost faded into oblivion. These trailblazing manufactory production methods were crucial to the rise of Pforzheim´s jewellery industry in the nineteenth century. Today they are experiencing a new lease of life in contemporary jewellery. The ´Manufactory-Style Jewellery Design´ project fosters the passing down of experiential knowledge through the collaboration of artisans and designers from three generations. In 2005 the German Commission for UNESCO recorded the project in the German Register of ´Best Safeguarding Practices for Intangible Cultural Heritage´. This book presents an excerpt of this success story by means of archive material and interviews with former masters, explains how the machines work, and illustrates many examples of how these traditional techniques can be put to use in contemporary art jewellery.
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager - described in Jewish Week as ´´one of the three most interesting minds in American Jewish life´´ - offers compelling arguments in favor of Judaism, developed over many years of speaking to people from virtually every religion and culture. Prager, a popular radio talk show host since 1982, is the author of The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism, Why the Jews?, The Reason for Antisemitism and Happiness Is a Serious Problem. He has been a columnist for Moment magazine for 20 years. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000103/sp_nsty_000103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seven years have passed since the brutal murder that tore Moe Prager´s family apart and it´s been six years since Moe´s brushed the dust off his PI license. But when his estranged daughter Sarah comes to him with a request he cannot refuse, Moe takes a deep breath and plunges back into the icy, opaque waters of secrets and lies. Sashi Bluntstone, an eleven-year-old art prodigy and daughter of Sarah´s dearest childhood friend, has been abducted. Three weeks into the investigation, the cops have gotten nowhere and the parents have gotten desperate. Desperation, the door through which Moe Prager always enters, swings wide open. Just as in Sashi´s paintings, there´s much more to the case than one can see at a glance. With the help of an ex-football star, Moe stumbles around the fringes of the New York art scene, trying to get a handle on where the art stops and the commerce begins. Much to Moes surprise and disgust, he discovers that Sashi is, on the one hand, revered as a cash cow and, on the other, reviled as a fraud and a joke. Suspects abound beyond the usual predators and pedophiles, for it is those closest to Sashi in life who have the most to gain from her death. Cruel ironies lurk around every corner, beneath every painting, and behind every door. Almost nothing is what it seems. Beware the innocent monster, for it need not hide itself and it lives closely among us: sometimes as close as the mirror. Reed Farrel Coleman´s mysteries starring Moe Prager have won or been nominated for many of the crime fiction world´s biggest awards, including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Barry, and the Anthony. The Moe Prager mysteries were named as part of Maureen Corrigan´s Best Books of 2009. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Caploe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002026/bk_adbl_002026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 1951 regular season was as good as over. The Brooklyn Dodgers led the New York Giants by three runs, with just three outs to go in their third and final playoff game. And not once in Major League Baseball´s 278 preceding playoff and World Series games had a team overcome a three-run deficit in the ninth inning. But New York rallied, and at 3:58 p.m. on October 3, 1951, Bobby Thomson hit a home run off Ralph Branca. The Giants won the pennant. The Echoing Green follows the reverberations of that one moment, the ´´Shot Heard Round the World´´, from the West Wing of the White House to the Sing Sing death house to the Polo Grounds clubhouse, where a home run forever turned hitter and pitcher into hero and goat. It was also in that centerfield block of concrete that, after the home run, a Giant coach tucked away a Wollensak telescope. The spyglass would remain undiscovered until 2001, when, on the jubilee of that home run, Joshua Prager laid bare on the front page of the Wall Street Journal a Giant secret: from July 20, 1951, through the very day of that legendary game, the orange and black stole the finger signals of opposing catchers. The Echoing Green places that revelation at the heart of a larger story, re-creating in extravagant detail the 1951 pennant race and illuminating as never before the impact of both a moment and a long-guarded secret on the lives of Bobby Thomson and Ralph Branca. A wonderfully evocative portrait of the great American pastime, The Echoing Green is baseball history, social history, and biography, and an irresistible listen from any angle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Prager. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000750/bk_sans_000750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kevin Lacz diente im Irakkrieg der legendären Navy-Elitetruppe SEAL Team THREE. Schulter an Schulter mit ´´American Sniper´´ Chris Kyle kämpfte er in der Schlacht von Ramadi. Er und sein Team waren maßgeblich für die Absicherung der Schlüsselregionen verantwortlich. Der letzte Sniper ist ein schonungsloser und bewegender Bericht über Lacz´ Zeit im Dienst und seine Einsätze an der Front. Er nimmt den Leser mit in die Welt eines Navy SEALs und lässt ihn die harte Realität des Krieges spüren. Fesselnd bis zum Schluss enthüllt Lacz Details aus seiner Mission in Ramadi. Er liefert Einblicke in das hitzige Gefecht unter Extrembedingungen und die erschreckenden Erfahrungen, die das Team dort tagtäglich machte. Reflektiert beleuchtet Lacz aber auch den Schrecken des Krieges, erzählt von seinen Gefühlen, als er den ersten tödlichen Schuss abgegeben hat, und zeigt auf, wie ihn diese Erfahrungen bis heute prägen und wie er daran gewachsen ist.
In this visionary book, Dennis Prager, one of America´s most original thinkers, contends that humanity confronts a monumental choice. The whole world must decide between American values and its two oppositional alternatives: Islamism and European-style democratic socialism. Prager - a bestselling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host who is read and heard by millions of people in America and abroad - makes the case for the American value system as the most viable program ever devised to produce a good society. Those values are explained here more clearly and persuasively than ever before. Still the Best Hope deals with three huge themes: The first is perhaps the most persuasive explanation for why Leftism has been and will always be a moral failure, despite its acknowledged appeal to many people of goodwill. The second explains why fundamentalist Islam, despite its historic and growing appeal, cannot make a good society. But Prager holds out hope for an open and tolerant Islam and explains why it will emerge from faithful American Muslims. The third is a singularly persuasive defense and explanation of what Prager calls the ´´American Trinity´´: liberty, values rooted in the Creator, and the melting-pot ideal. These values are inscribed on every American coin as ´´Liberty,´´ ´´In God We Trust,´´ and ´´E Pluribus Unum,´´ and they are the reasons for America´s greatness. Without them, America will cease to be an exceptional nation, and therefore cease to be America. Prager shows why these values can and must be adopted by every nation and culture in the world, why Americans must relearn and recommit to these values, and why America must vigorously export them. For if the world does not adopt American values, the result will be chaos and barbarism on an unprecedented scale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Bergman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002836/bk_harp_002836_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.