Esta es la milagrosa historia de Dion Leonard, un corredor experimentado que se encuentra a una luchadora, perrita callejera mientras compite en una carrera de 150 millas a través del desierto de Gobi. La adorable cachorro, que luego fue nombrada ´´Gobi´´, demostró que lo que le falta en tamaño, lo compensa con el corazón, a medida que recorrió paso a paso junto a Dion las montañas Tian Shan, a través de enormes dunas de arena, aldeas y las arenas negras del desierto de Gobi, manteniendo el ritmo con él durante casi 80 millas. Dion fue testigo de la increíble determinación y corazón de este pequeño animal, y se dio cuenta que su propio corazón experimentaba también un cambio. Mientras que en el pasado estas competencias se trataban de ganar y ser el mejor, su objetivo ahora era asegurarse de que su amistad con Gobi continuara mucho después de llegar a la meta. Dion permitía que Gobi durmiera en su tienda de campaña por las noches, le compartía agua y alimentos de sus propias provisiones limitadas, la llevaba a través de ríos, aun sabiendo que eso significaría retrasarse en la carrera, o peor aún, le impedería terminar en absoluto. Aunque Dion no llegó a la meta en primer lugar, sentía que había ganado algo aún mejor, una nueva perspectiva de la vida y una nueva amiga a quien tenía planeado llevar a casa tan pronto como le fuera posible. Sin embargo, antes de que pudiera llevarla a casa, Gobi desapareció en la inmensa ciudad china, pero Dion, con la ayuda de desconocidos y el apoyo desbordante por medio de internet, logró encontrarla, juntándose para siempre con el asombroso animal que cambió su vida y le demostró a él y al mundo que los milagros son posibles. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. Alejandro Vargas-Lugo. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001720/bk_zond_001720_sample.mp3.
Mindfulness is a scientifically proven method to reduce stress and anxiety whilst giving us a greater appreciation of the world and increasing personal well-being. Mindfulness now has a wealth of scientific evidence proving the benefits associated with it, and this book combines the science with simple and concise exercises to enable you to make a lasting positive change to your life. Mindfulness practices have been around for roughly 2500 years. Over the centuries, the practices have taken on different forms, but the foundational purpose has always remained the same. Mindful meditation is meant to end suffering and to teach us to live in the moment. In addition to this being a Buddhist based practice, the practice of mindful meditation has been noticed in the scientific and medical communities. The benefits to using mindfulness are fantastic and now there is scientific evidence to back up the powerful, centuries old healing practice. Mindfulness is a form of awareness, a way of life, a new way to be free of stress and anxiety. It is experiencing your thoughts, sensations and emotions without trying to control them. Its virtues have been expounded by everyone from the Buddha to modern medical practitioners. This book includes: The science of mindfulness How mindfulness can help you find inner peace Awakening and meta-awareness Benefits of meditation Practicing the basics of mindful meditation How mindfulness is beneficial to the practitioner Mindful meditative practice and simple exercise examples, and much more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin F. Spalding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078547/bk_acx0_078547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When former Christian minister Tim Sledge walked away from five decades of faith more than 10 years ago, he made a clean break - no more church, prayer, religion, or God. But there was one thing that surprised him: He still wanted to be spiritual. Looking beyond traditional Christian views of spirituality, he found no ´´spiritual but not religious” model that worked for him. Eventually, Sledge decided to redefine spirituality for himself and to use the term ´´meta-spirituality” to identify his personal approach as beyond any conventional concept of spirituality. His vision of meta-spirituality touches that part of us that seeks inspiration, yearns for the highest and best in life, and longs for a connection to something noble and wondrous. At the same time, Sledge emphasizes that the evidenced-based model of science is our guide for finding truth and recognizing reality. This is spirituality without God or magic, without religion or faith, and with no need of an invisible spirit world. Meta-spirituality is presented as a call to kindness, listening, vulnerability, compassion, and gratitude; a quest for a growing sensitivity to the world of emotions; and a challenge to let mistakes lead to growth instead of shame. The audiobook’s 26 chapters are organized around five topics: How to be spiritual without GodHow to see realityHow to live with meaningHow to keep moving forwardHow to practice meta-spiritualityA Meta-Spiritual Handbook is a simple guide to seeing spirituality in a new way and a challenge to find your best self without reference to religion, faith, or God. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Sledge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129633/bk_acx0_129633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Delve into your data for the key to success Data mining is quickly becoming integral to creating value and business momentum. The ability to detect unseen patterns hidden in the numbers exhaustively generated by day-to-day operations allows savvy decision-makers to exploit every tool at their disposal in the pursuit of better business. By creating models and testing whether patterns hold up, it is possible to discover new intelligence that could change your business´s entire paradigm for a more successful outcome. Data Mining for Dummies shows you why it doesn´t take a data scientist to gain this advantage, and empowers average business people to start shaping a process relevant to their business´s needs. In this book, you´ll learn the hows and whys of mining to the depths of your data, and how to make the case for heavier investment into data mining capabilities. The book explains the details of the knowledge discovery process including: * Model creation, validity testing, and interpretation * Effective communication of findings * Available tools, both paid and open-source * Data selection, transformation, and evaluation Data Mining for Dummies takes you step-by-step through a real-world data-mining project using open-source tools that allow you to get immediate hands-on experience working with large amounts of data. You´ll gain the confidence you need to start making data mining practices a routine part of your successful business. If you´re serious about doing everything you can to push your company to the top, Data Mining for Dummies is your ticket to effective data mining.
The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research aims to provide some answers to questions about the validity and use of think-alouds, verbal reports completed by the language learner during the performance of a task. It offers both an overview of how think-alouds have been used in language research and presents a meta-analysis of findings from studies involving verbal tasks and think-alouds. The book begins with the theoretical background and empirical research into the validity of think-alouds, then offers guidance regarding the practical issues of data collection and analysis, and concludes with discussions of implications and future research directions. With its focus on a much discussed data elicitation method in language research, this timely work is relevant to students and researchers from all theoretical perspectives who collect first or second language data. It serves as a valuable guide for any language researcher who is considering using think-alouds.
Lizard men. Time travel. Genetic experiments. What really went on at the Camp Hero Military Base? Camp Hero continues the adventures of Christine and her friends as they delve deeper into the legacies of their grandfathers. On the day Christine´s baby brother is born, Christine is given a vision of a young boy being taken into custody by the MHDA - Meta-Human Detection Agency. Obsessed with finding the boy before the MHDA can get to him, Christine and her friends go on a quest to rescue him. The journey takes them to Camp Hero, where their grandfathers once trained. There, the teens discover secrets about themselves, their grandfathers, the MHDA, and their science teacher, Mr. Quinn. Now they must deal with the burden of these secrets, even as they try and rescue the mysterious boy from the clutches of the MHDA. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ariel Kern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021745/bk_acx0_021745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A theme of growing importance in both the law and philosophy and socio-legal literature is how regulatory dynamics can be identified (that is, conceptualised and operationalised) and normative expectations met in an age when transnational actors operate on a global plane and in increasingly fragmented and transformative contexts. A reconsideration of established theories and axiomatic findings on regulatory phenomena is an essential part of this discourse. There is indeed an urgent need for discontinuity regarding what we (think we) know about, among other things, law, legality, sovereignty and political legitimacy, power relations, institutional design and development, and pluralist dynamics of ordering under processes of globalisation and transnationalism. Making an important contribution to the scholarly debate on the subject, this volume features original and much-needed essays of theoretical and applied legal philosophy as well as socio-legal accounts that reflect on whether legal positivism has anything to offer to this intellectual enterprise. This is done by discussing whether global and transnational cultural, socio-political, economic, and juridical challenges as well as processes of diversification, fragmentation, and transformation (significantly, de-formalisation) reinforce or weaken legal positivists´ assumptions, claims, and methods. The themes covered include, but are not limited to, absolute and limited state sovereignty; the ´new international legal positivism´; Hartian legal positivism and the ´normative positivist´ account; the relationship between modern secularisation, social conventionalism, and meta-ontological issues of temporality in postnational jurisprudence; the social positivisation of human rights; the formation and content of jus cogens norms; feminist critique; the global and transnational migration of principles of justice and morality; the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties rule of interpretation; and the responsibility of transnational corporations.
This two-audiobook bundle includes:Accelerated Learning: Proven Advanced Strategies for Effective Memorization, Better Organization, and Unbreakable ConcentrationSpeed Reading: How to Read Faster with Skillful ComprehensionThe speed-reading audiobook covers the four main methods used today, including skimming, meta guiding, peripheral vision (chunking), and rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP). You also get a review of 14 software apps available online. The audiobook is unbiased and provides you with both the pros and cons of this controversial subject.If you follow the instructions in these step-by-step guides, you will:Improve reading speed and comprehensionDiscover the greatest speed-reading methods in the worldPractice with effective, time-tested exercisesDiscover the ´´short” history of readingLearn the pros and cons of speed-readingGet a review of the best 14 software apps available onlineThis audiobook also is about accelerated learning. The concept, the methods, and the advantages of accelerated learning are all presented and discussed with an additional review of some of the apps that train and practice various accelerated-learning techniques available online.In this audiobook, you will find:What accelerated learning isThe six methods used in learningAn advanced mind-mapping techniqueWhat memory hooks are and how to use them in real lifeHow to take notesHow to adapt accelerated learning for everyday useA review of leading brain-improvement apps and learning aids available onlineThrough accelerated learning, you will learn to enjoy studying, finding expression in obtaining new skills and knowledge, and being able to apply them in everyday life to advance your enjoyment, your career, and to help others improve their unders 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Anderson-Payne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139204/bk_acx0_139204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.