A solid beginner´s guide to caring for and breeding guppies, aimed at first-time guppy owners. Very little rivals the life and beauty a well-maintained aquarium can add to a room, and getting started with one of your own needn´t be as difficult as you might imagine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Schroeder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013601/bk_acx0_013601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Charles Dickens, at the height of his creative powers in this great work, pursues two great themes: the murky institutional fog that darkens and cripples all of England, symbolized by the endless litigation of the Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce case in the High Court of Chancery, and the familiar Dickensian concern with the capricious treatment and maltreatment of children as exemplified by the pitiful castoff Jo and the overindulged Harold Skimpole. The story that carries these themes takes the form of a compelling mystery, a romantic tangle of trails followed by three vivid sleuths: the opportunistic Guppy, the sinister Tulkinghorn, and the benevolent Bucket. Only through the skill of Dickens can artfully constructed mystery so intensify and illuminate stringent social commentary. This portrait of London society is often regarded as Dickens´ best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Scofield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010261/bk_blak_010261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Esther Summerson is an orphan who comes to live with John Jarndyce and is a companion to his wards Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, who are in love. Soon a mysterious connection comes to light between Esther and Lady Dedlock and the romantic tangle of trails is followed by three unforgettable sleuths, Guppy, Tulkinghorn and Bucket. When Lady Deadlock´s astonishing secrets are revealed it becomes plain that she has been concealing an all-too-passionate past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Scofield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000474/bk_hcuk_000474_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unexpected happenings... Now that Sidney is no longer an FBI agent, she is restless. Not knowing what to do with herself, she leaves Megan with the grandparents so she can have some time alone to figure things out. An unexpected shootout... During a visit to the shooting range, things get interesting when an old guy called Big Jake outshoots Sid and then saves her from two huge goons who smell like the Drake. Big problems.Matters take a turn for the worst soon after when Big Jake turns up dead. Missing Smoke and hoping to find out where he is but saying she wants help finding Big Jake´s killers, Sid sends a text to Phat Sam and Guppy. If you love strong female leads and stories packed with twists and turns, you will love Smoke on the Water! Scroll up and grab your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holly Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142801/bk_acx0_142801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Perhaps the finest novel of 19th-century England, Bleak House embodies artful narrative, an engaging cast of characters, biting satire, and a detailed depiction of Victorian society. At the height of his creative power in this great work, Dickens pursues two great themes: the murky institutional fog that darkens and cripples all of England, symbolized by the endless litigation of the Jarndyce vs. Jarnddyce case in the High Court of Chancery; the familiar Dickens concern with the capricious treatment and maltreatment of children as exemplified by the pitiful castoff Jo, and the overindulged Harold Skimpole.The story that carries these two themes takes the form of a compelling mystery, a romantic tangle of trails followed by three vivid sleuths: the opportunistic Guppy, the sinister Tulkinghorn and the benevolent Bucket. Only in the hands of Dickens does artfully constructed mystery so intensify and illuminate stringent social commentary. Bleak House is a consummate achievement in the career of a truly great novelist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Scofield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000058/bk_pnix_000058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A brilliantly engaging guide to the reproductive habits of creatures great and small. Narrated by the author, Dr. Carin Bondar. In The Nature of Sex, ´biologist with a twist´ Carin Bondar presents the fascinating diversity of the reproductive habits of the animal kingdom and, through approachable explanations and humorous examples, succeeds in making an eternally popular subject into a book of international appeal. Her web series of the same name attracted over 12 million views, and in this richly diverse book she examines the sexual strategies and reproductive structures of the hyena, earwig and guppy, among other creatures. Dr. Bondar explains that until approximately 500 million years ago sex was a ´mere trickle of DNA´, a thoughtless merging of cells. With the evolution of sexual organs as we know them, social hierarchies have also developed, dictated by the sexual dynamics between creatures of each species. She examines the mechanics of sexual intercourse between certain animals, describing differing tactics of seduction, from ´coercion´ to ´titillation´, showing images of different penises, and comparing the cost of reproductive cells in females (high) and males (low). She examines the violent methods used by some animals to inseminate females, from the bedbug´s spiked, barbed penis to the ´ballistic´ spiral-shaped penis of the duck. She then explores the probability that other animals experience pleasure from sex, based on observation of their behaviour related to choosing mates based on penis size or other pleasure-inducing appendages. Finally, Dr. Bondar describes matriarchal animal societies, noting that when the female has the reproductive power, or ´penis power´, she also possesses social dominance in the group. Dr. Bondar reiterates that sex in the animal kingdom determines how males and females relate to each other and how their population will develop. Of course this extends to our own society as well, and her viv 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr Carin Bondar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000874/bk_orio_000874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.