A simple way to connect your neighborhood and your community and build friendships. Are you consumed with a busy life but unsure how to slow down? Do you desire connection within your community and think, Absolutely, but I don´t have time for that or I can´t create that? What if there was another way through it all, a way to find those moments of peace and to create a time for honest, comfortable connection? What if meeting neighbors and connecting with friends was as simple as showing up and being available? Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community, and it can change in yours, too. Alongside personal and heartwarming stories, Kristin gives you: Stress-free ideas for kick-starting your own Turquoise Table Simple recipes to take outside and share with others Stories from people using Turquoise Tables in their neighborhoods Encouragement to overcome barriers that keep you from connecting New ways to view hospitality Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other in nearly all 50 states and seven countries. Ordinary people like you wanting to make a difference right where they live. Community and friendship are waiting just outside your front door. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ginny Welsh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/000704/bk_tnwd_000704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This volume reflects the latest developments in the research of a global community of rotifer researchers, who came together at Illmitz, Austria in 2003. Contributions are manifold and span fields from phylogeny and evolution of the phylum Rotifera to practical aspects of aquaculture and ecotoxicology. Major issues include phylogeny and evolution, genetics and molecular ecology, new aspects of rotifer anatomy through the application of confocal laser-scanning microscopy, anhydrobiosis, long-term studies in lakes and rivers, population dynamics and community ecology, trophic relationships between copepods and rotifers, alongside biodiversity studies based on classical taxonomic concepts and molecular approaches. Although primarily focussed on one taxonomic group, the scientific outcome of this meeting is of relevance to the study of other aquatic microinvertebrates as well.
Follow the everyday adventures of coffee shop owners Terrastina and Mazolli and their precocious twin daughters. Laugh and cry alongside them as they manage their business and cope with the eccentric members of their small town community. A sweet story filled with love, humor, and penguins. You´ll never look at a cup of joe the same way again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041421/bk_acx0_041421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Against all odds, Morgan Carter and his family have endured despite the deteriorating conditions surrounding them. Armed with survivalist tactics, Morgan´s crew, alongside their new friends from the recently-liberated DHS camp, have worked together to build a sustainable community. But not all situations can be prepared for. When a massive wildfire threatens their very existence, they must decide: fight or flight? From the author of the hit Survivalist Series books, Resurrecting Home is an action-packed adventure that depicts the harrowing possibilities of a world gone awry, and the courage it takes to protect what matters most. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duke Fontaine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002509/bk_peng_002509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2014 American Christian Fiction Writers´ Genesis Award Finalist in the Novella Category Writing happy endings is easy. Living one is the hard part. Georgia Cole - known in Hollywood as the ´´Holiday Goddess´´ - has made a name for herself writing heartwarming screenplays chock-full of Christmas clichés, but she has yet to experience the true magic of the season. So, when her eccentric grandmother volunteers her to direct a pageant at Georgia´s hometown community theater, she is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, she´ll be working alongside Weston James, her childhood crush and the one man she has tried desperately to forget. Now, facing memories of a lonely childhood and the humiliation of her last onstage performance, seven years earlier, Georgia is on the verge of a complete mistletoe meltdown. As Weston attempts to thaw the frozen walls around her heart, Georgia endeavors to let go of her fears and give love a second chance. If she does, will she finally believe that Christmas can be more than a cliché? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006467/bk_brll_006467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Former DOD operative Gavin Randall is coming home after 28 years of war. Dismissed by the government he spent his life fighting for, his only solace is knowing that the life waiting for him is one of peace. Unfortunately, Gavin stumbles upon a secret underworld that exists alongside ours, one populated by vampires, mages, and bloodthirsty weres. Now, Gavin finds himself recruited by the biblical Lazarus, leader of this hidden community. He must track down those who seek to disrupt the fragile peace keeping these horrors at bay. If he fails, more than his life will be forfeit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Clewell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098382/bk_acx0_098382_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It started as just another interview. Young journalist Danielle Nadler agreed to call an old man who had lived 50 years in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Through their weekly conversations, the mountaineer boasts of his decades of outdoor survival only to eventually reveal his personal tragedies that drove him to life in the wild. Without a Trace drops listeners into the California mountain town of Bishop alongside the man locals call Sierra Phantom just as he surrenders to life with an address, searches for a renewed purpose and a community with which to share it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Avery Clyde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095617/bk_acx0_095617_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Entertaining and informative, Pets in America is a portrait of Americans´ relationships with the cats, dogs, birds, fishes, rodents, and other animals we call our own. More than 60 percent of U.S. households have pets, and America grows more pet-friendly every day. But as Katherine Grier demonstrates, the ways we talk about and treat our pets - as companions, as children, and as objects of beauty, status, or pleasure - have their origins long ago. Grier begins with a natural history of animals as pets, then discusses the changing role of pets in family life, new standards of animal welfare, the problems presented by borderline cases such as livestock pets, and the marketing of both animals and pet products. She focuses particularly on the period between 1840 and 1940, when the emotional, behavioral, and commercial characteristics of contemporary pet keeping were established. This audiobook is peppered with the warmth and humor of anecdotes from period diaries, letters, catalogs, and newspapers. Pets in America ultimately shows how the history of pets has evolved alongside changing ideas about human nature, child development, and community life. This audiobook accompanied a museum exhibit, ´´Pets in America,´´ which opened at the McKissick Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, in December 2005 and travelled to five other cities from May 2006 through May 2008. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elisa Carlson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015799/bk_adbl_015799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.