Throughout history, the use of several plants to cure and prevent diseases had been practiced all over the world in places such as India, China, Greece, and other countries in Asia and Europe. The health benefits that these herbal medicines promise are not limited to common heart ailments. They help heal skin, immunity, and blood disorders as well. Because of the unmistakable value of these medicinal plants, a lot of pharmaceutical companies and health agencies have made their own research to prove the scientific basis behind the claims of the history books and expand knowledge on this matter. With the discovery of the many health benefits of these plants, people receive more options in terms of treating their ailments. Here's a preview of what you'll learn: Introduction to herbs What are the health benefits of garlic? Some of Ginseng's health benefits What are guava leaves and fruits used for? Health benefits of St. John's wort What are Echinacea's main uses? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jae Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042566/bk_acx0_042566_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 2 in the teen spy series The SpecialistsTeen spies + bad guys = a lot of troubleGiGi is back, this time teaming up with electronics specialist Frankie, aka Wirenut, for their next mission. Wirenut has an uncanny knack for breaking into the highest level security systems that stump even the experts. Which is precisely why he was recruited by the Specialists. So when wealthy entrepreneur Octavias Zorba hires the Specialists to recover a stolen neurotoxin, the head of the Specialists is sure that Wirenut is perfect for the job. But there's a catch. The computer-coded hints that will lead to the neurotoxin are hidden in a few precious artifacts. And when these hints are found, there is limited time to get them decoded or they will disappear forever.But as GiGi and Wirenut begin their mission, they suddenly find themselves on a fast-paced hunt for the criminal, with time quickly running out...Don't miss all the books the teen spy series:Model Spy Down to the WireThe Winning ElementNative TongueFight to the Finish 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151070/bk_acx0_151070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now available in audio for the first time! Darrell Huff's celebrated classic How to Lie With Statistics is a straightforward and engaging guide to understanding the manipulation and misrepresentation of information that could be lurking behind every graph, chart, and infographic. Originally published in 1954, it remains as relevant and necessary as ever in our digital world, where information is king - and as easy to distort and manipulate as it is to access. A precursor to modern popular science books like Steven D. Levitt's Freakonomics and Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic; probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, and the way the results are derived from the figures; and points up the countless number of dodges that are used to full rather than to inform. Critically acclaimed by media outlets like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and recommended by Bill Gates as a perfect beach listen, How to Lie With Statistics stands as the go-to book for understanding the use of statistics by teachers and leaders everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan DePuy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054011/bk_acx0_054011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Titanic disaster of April 15, 1912 has been described as one of the most fascinating single events in human history. The sinking of the Titanic has left an indelible impression and vast psychological impact on the world. Titanic has spawned books, plays, poems, films, drama films, songs, concerts, musicals, novels, video games, newsreels, slideshows, multimedia works, and works of art. It has been noted that Titanic spawned the largest number of songs regarding any disaster or event in American history. The event became a popular theme for balladeers, blues, bluegrass, and country singers in the Southern United States. British songwriters commemorated the disaster with appeals religious, chauvinistic, and heroic sentiments. One person has suggested that the reaction to the Titanic can only be compared to the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy. The three most written about subjects since April 1912 are Jesus, the American Civil War, and Titanic. The story of the RMS Titanic has been interpreted in numerous ways - as a symbol of technological hubris, a classic disaster tale, an indictment regarding class divisions of the society at that time, a kind of morality play, a romantic tragedy, and somewhere between a Greek and Elizabethan tragedy. There have been so many books written about the Titanic that there are very few that will tell you anything new, but every now and then you find an absolute gem. Charles Hagan's audiobook adds to the Titanic story with his 12 Titanic Lessons for Christians! There are danger lessons, time lessons, and motivational lessons all culled from the disaster that was Titanic! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022222/bk_acx0_022222_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 4 in the teen spy series, The Specialists TEEN SPIES + BAD GUYS = A LOT OF TROUBLE Lovable GiGi is pairing up with expert linguist Darren, aka Parrot, on a mission to South America. When a centuries-old vase is found in a cave full of hieroglyphics, it is discovered that this vase was important to at least 15 different North American and South American Indian tribes. And now all 15 nations want it back. They are meeting in Rutina, South America, to "decide" who gets the vase. Enter the Specialists, and Parrot, who will go as the official translator. And when no one can decode the ancient cave writings, not even the elders of each nation, GiGi comes to the rescue. Of course, there's a hitch. One of the tribal chiefs attending the meeting in Rutina is connected to Parrot's past - in a very bad way. The question is, will Parrot be able to face his past and complete the mission, or will the vase - and the fate of the Native American nation - fall into the wrong hands? Don't miss all the books the teen spy series: Model Spy Down to the Wire The Winning Element Native Tongue Fight to the Finish 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150811/bk_acx0_150811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 1 in the teen spy series The SpecialistsTeen genius Gigi is in a lot of hot water.A whiz with computers, she agrees to help her college RA, David, uncover some top-secret information. After all, she doesn't have any family or many friends, and David has always been nice to her. It doesn't hurt that he's super cute and irresistible, too. All she has to do is hack into the government's main computer system. But a few hours later, her whole life changes. She is caught and taken in for questioning, only this isn't your run-of-the-mill arrest. Rather than serve a juvenile detention sentence, she accepts the option to change her name and enlist in a secret government spy agency that trains orphaned teens to go undercover.As if that wasn't overwhelming enough, she discovers that David works for this agency as well! And before she even begins to understand what is going on, she's sent on her first mission as an undercover model. And who better to partner with than David himself! But can she pull this off, or will she lose the only family she's come to know?Don't miss all the books the teen spy series: Model Spy Down to the Wire The Winning Element Native Tongue Fight to the Finish 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151069/bk_acx0_151069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Book 3 in the teen spy series, The Specialists TEEN SPIES + BAD GUYS = A LOT OF TROUBLE With two successful missions behind her, GiGi is feeling confident and comfortable with the Specialists. Unfortunately, things are about to change. TL has informed her that a notorious chemical smuggler was personally responsible for the death of both her mother and father. The government has been trying to track him down for years, to no avail. Enter the Specialists, and this time, GiGi's in charge of the mission. Only there's a catch - the success of the mission depends on many things, including Beaker's chemical expertise. And Beaker is the last person GiGi wants to deal with. When the mission deems it necessary to go to Florida, Beaker is ready. But when her cover has to be a cheerleader at the national cheerleading competition, Goth-girl Beaker is not too pleased. With personality conflicts, mission challenges, and the demanding schedule of the cheerleading competition, it's difficult for Beaker and GiGi to focus on the task at hand. Can they put all things aside and find the smuggler, or will their window of opportunity be shut forever? Don't miss all the books in the teen spy series: Model Spy Down to the Wire The Winning Element Native Tongue Fight to the Finish 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150812/bk_acx0_150812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This includes all five books in the best-selling, award-winning teen spy series The Specialists. With thousands of five-star reviews on Goodreads, it's full of intrigue, adventure, bad guys, fun gadgets, espionage, and romance!Girl genius GiGi is in a lot of hot water. A whiz with computers, she agrees to help her college RA, David, uncover some top-secret information. After all, she doesn't have family or many friends, and David has always been nice to her. It doesn't hurt that he's super cute and irresistible, too. All she has to do is hack into the government's main computer system. But a few hours later, her whole life changes. She is caught and taken in for questioning, only this isn't your run-of-the-mill arrest. Rather than serve a juvenile detention sentence, she accepts the option to change her name and enlist in a secret government spy agency that trains orphaned teens to go undercover.As if that wasn't overwhelming enough, she discovers that David works for this agency as well! And before she even begins to understand what is going on, she's sent on her first mission as an undercover model. And who better to partner with than David himself! But can she pull this off, or will she lose the only family she's come to know? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150216/bk_acx0_150216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One morning as I was jogging my way past the bronze plaque commemorating the deaths of one student and one motorcyclist, Ray floored the brake pedal of his Dodge as he closed in on me. Fifty-mile-an-hour traffic came to a screeching, nearly murderous halt behind him. He leaned over and rolled down the passenger side window in one fluid motion. He dispensed with formalities while I marveled at the audacity of his driving and, tossing something at me, winked and said, "Here. I'm going to kill myself." He pegged the gas, leaving a surprisingly good patch of rubber for such a shitty car. In the gutter, sugared with sand put down during the winter's last snow, I saw written in red felt ink on masking tape stuck to a smoky-clear cassette: "Smiths: Meat." A Catholic high school near Boston in 1985. A time of suicides, gymnasium humiliations, smoking for beginners, asthma attacks, and incendiary teenage infatuations. Infatuations with a girl (Allison), with a band (The Smiths) and with an album, Meat is Murder, that was so raw, so vivid and so melodic that you could cling to it life a lifeboat in a storm. Joe Pernice is the singer and songwriter for The Pernice Brothers. Their most recent album is called Yours, Mine and Ours. He has published a book of poetry. This is his first work of fiction. 33 1/3 is a new series of short books about critically acclaimed and much-loved albums of the last 40 years. Focusing on one album rather than an artist's entire output, the books dispense with the standard biographical background that fans know already, and cut to the heart of the music on each album. The authors provide fresh, original perspectives - often through their access to and relationships with the key figures involved in the recording of these albums. By turns obsessive, passionate, creative, and informed, the books in this series demonstrate many different ways of writing about music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000424/bk_adbl_000424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.