An Audible Original from Audible Theater, Life Ever After is an Emerging Playwrights Commission, written for and available exclusively on Audible. Tech City: Society is obsessed with relentless progress and the possibility of eternal life. A woman and a man meet in waiting room, anticipating a procedure that will incorporate the latest science and technology into their minds and bodies, heightening their awareness and increasing their productivity. Years pass, their relationship deepens and fades, and they grow increasingly uncertain where the AI stops and where they begin. A romantic drama exploring the potentiality of transhumanism, Life Ever After is a rich listening experience that is at once naturalistic and poetic. Created by: Carla Grauls Performed by: Raúl Castillo Nana Mensah Piper Goodeve Special thanks to: Meroe Candy, story researcher; Dr. Gill Haddow based in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh; Tom Douglas, Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Oxford. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raúl Castillo, Nana Mensah, Piper Goodeve. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000319/or_orig_000319_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Handel called Britain ´the ringing isle´ because when he moved to London, he heard bells ringing everywhere: great bells in church towers, and handbells in some of the first private houses he visited. The sound of people ´ringing the changes´ is a peculiarly British sound of celebration, and it seems a good starting point for a piece celebrating British musical life. Within The Ringing Isle, Dove incorporates some traditional change-ringing patterns, from ´Grandsire Doubles´, ´Oxford Treble Bob Minor´ and his own version of ´Plain Bob Major´. Handel´s phrase also conjures up an image of a magical island, and so this is how Dove envisaged how it must have been to approach Britain from an ocean voyage.
The book approaches the subject of ethics in science from a pedagogical and pragmatic viewpoint and addresses the need to effectively deal with these issues in science classrooms at the K-12 and undergraduate levels, drawing on real-world cases to do so. The book also explores ethical issues in connection with recent biotechnological advances and urges the reader to move beyond a disciplinary understanding and adopt an interdisciplinary view of the entire issue. Intended to initiate a process of reflecting on and investigating these ethical issues related to biotechnologies, and to enable the reader to take a personal stance on these issues rather than being led by outside agencies, the book offers a source of in-depth study material for researchers working in this area, as well as a training manual for teachers at both in-service & pre-service level, teacher educators, curriculum designers and professionals working in the field. Combining theory and practice, and including teachers´ reflections on their own pedagogic practice, it offers a valuable resource to help teaching professionals conduct experiments and achieve pedagogic innovations in their own work. ´Ethics in Science- Pedagogic Issues & Concerns´ is an excellent textbook for high school and college students that provides an overview of the ethical issues in science and technology and includes useful cases studies and questions for discussion. I recommend it highly. -- David B. Resnik, JD, PhD, Bioethicist and IRB Chair, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, USA Given the recent proliferation of biological and biomedical knowledge, the need for education in the relationship between science and ethics has become ever increasingly essential. The book by Dr. Saxena provides a valuable introduction on how to inaugurate such an education. This book is an excellent template for those attempting to teach science and ethics. -- Bernard.E.Rollin, University Distinguished Professor, Colorado State University, Colorado, USA This book by Dr Astha Saxena, a well-qualified educationist, fulfils a need for such a book for students of Science and Technology stream. The coverage is comprehensive and the writing is lucid. I endorse this book as it will bring a criticality of thinking among Indian students. -- Kambadur Muralidhar PhD, FASc, FNASc, FNA, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad There has been a long debate in science education about the place of ethics and values in science. In this book, Astha Saxena convincing argues that high quality, engaging and effective science teaching, both at school and at undergraduate level, should incorporate ethics and values. This is a book that deserves to be taken seriously by anyone who wants to improve science education. -- Michael J Reiss, Professor of Science Education, UCL, London The notion ´ethics in Science´ has often been contested upon and arguments against the very idea have been raised. However, now it is being realised that science without ethics can lead to false scientific claims as well as unbridled technological growth. The present book conceptualises this integration of ethics and science beautifully with academic rigour. -- Alka Behari, Professor, Department of Education, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Pain, suffering, and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn´t have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a set of simple practices that you can incorporate into daily life to relieve chronic pain, suffering and stress. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers and can be more powerful than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of a spinal injury. The Breathworks Centre founded by Vidyamala - and its affiliates around the world - have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat Zinn, and Professor Lance McCraken of King´s College London. The eight week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. You´ll be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving behind a deep-seated love of life. www.franticworld.com breathworks logo
The Little Book of Sleep is a practical guide to achieving deep, natural, clean sleep. Sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains why a good night´s sleep is essential in today´s demanding, 24/7, technology-driven world, introduces us to the science of sleep, and teaches us that the secret of good sleep is to get out of our head and back into our body.Using a unique combination of Eastern and Western practices, including yoga, ayurveda and body-awareness techniques, and with an abundance of invaluable advice and techniques, Dr Nerina guides the listener on their personal journey back to sleep.With simple five- and 10-minute exercises that you can practice before bedtime, this soothing audiobook incorporates aspects of mindfulness and will help you towards a peaceful night´s sleep in no time. Dr Nerina Ramlakhan has been a professional physiologist and sleep therapist for 25 years. She works with a number of corporate clients, runs sleep and wellness programmes at Nightingale Hospital in London, and is also the sleep advisor to the Silentnight bed company. She is author of Tired But Wired (Souvenir Press, 2010) and Fast Asleep, Wide Awake (Harper Thorsons, 2016) and her work has been featured in newspapers and magazines including The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, New Scientist, Healthy Living and Psychologies. She has also appeared on numerous national TV and radio programmes. Nerina is a mother, climber, marathon runner, meditator and compulsive bookworm. She lives in London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr Nerina Ramlakhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/001849/bk_orio_001849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Legal systems like to think of themselves as impartial and fair, dispensing the objective morality of Justice. But, from time to time, a court of law can be as political, prejudiced, and biased as any other arm of the State. The classic instance is the story of the trials of Alfred Dreyfus. In December 1894 a French military tribunal found Alfred Dreyfus guilty of high treason. Dreyfus was a Jew; the War Office was determined that at all costs the honour and good name of the Army must be upheld; and both left and right in the French Parliament used the convulsions of the case for what they believed to be their own advantage. The original verdict affected the Army, the Church, the Judiciary, and the State over the following 12 years. Even now the case provokes arguments of fierce intensity. Guy Chapman´s classic exposition of the long drawn-out trials has been out of print for many years and this present thorough revision incorporates the findings of recent scholarship; it is compellingly readable and unapproachably authoritative. The questions still remain - how far were the Dreyfus Trials the product of a conscious conspiracy, how far an unconscious conspiracy of silence, and how far did ´justice´ prevail? Guy Chapman (1889-1972) was born in London and educated at Oxford where he trained to be a lawyer. When war was declared he joined the Royal Fusiliers and served on the Western Front, surviving a mustard gas attack. Chapman also served in World War II. Following the First World War, he worked as an editor for several publishing houses where he met his wife, writer Storm Jameson before becoming Professor of Modern History, University of Leeds, 1945-53, and later a visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh, 1948-9. Having trained as a lawyer, Chapman´s chief literary works from the 1930s onwards analyzed French political system and modern French history, and his time in war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maxwell Caufield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009186/bk_adbl_009186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The at a Glance series is popular among medical students and junior doctors for its concise and simple approach and excellent illustrations. Each bite-sized chapter incorporates colour summary diagrams with corresponding explanatory text. Covering a wide range of topics, books in the at a Glance series are ideal as introductory subject texts or for revision purposes, and are useful throughout medical school and beyond. Everything you need to know about Medical Statistics...at a Glance! Medical Statistics at a Glance is a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for this complex subject. The self-contained chapters explain the underlying concepts of medical statistics and provide a guide to the most commonly used statistical procedures. This new edition of Medical Statistics at a Glance: * Presents key facts accompanied by clear and informative tables and diagrams * Focuses on illustrative examples which show statistics in action, with an emphasis on the interpretation of computer data analysis rather than complex hand calculations * Includes extensive cross-referencing, a comprehensive glossary of terms and flow-charts to make it easier to choose appropriate tests * Now provides the learning objectives for each chapter * Includes a new chapter on Developing Prognostic Scores * Includes new or expanded material on study management, multi-centre studies, sequential trials, bias and different methods to remove confounding in observational studies, multiple comparisons, ROC curves and checking assumptions in a logistic regression analysis * The companion website at www.medstatsaag.com contains supplementary material including an extensive reference list and multiple choice questions (MCQs) with interactive answers for self-assessment. Medical Statistics at a Glance will appeal to all medical students, junior doctors and researchers in biomedical and pharmaceutical disciplines. Reviews of the previous editions ´´The more familiar I have become with this book, the more I appreciate the clear presentation and unthreatening prose. It is now a valuable companion to my formal statistics course.´´ -International Journal of Epidemiology ´´I heartily recommend it, especially to first years, but it´s equally appropriate for an intercalated BSc or Postgraduate research. If statistics give you headaches - buy it. If statistics are all you think about - buy it.´´ -GKT Gazette ´´...I unreservedly recommend this book to all medical students, especially those that dislike reading reams of text. This is one book that will not sit on your shelf collecting dust once you have graduated and will also function as a reference book.´´ -4th Year Medical Student, Barts and the London Chronicle, Spring 2003 Titles of related interest Essential Medical Statistics, 2nd Edition; B.R. Kirkwood & J.A.C. Sterne; 2003; 9780865428713 Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 4th Edition; P. Armitage, G. Berry & J.N.S. Matthews; 2001; 9780632052578 Statistics at Square One, 11th Edition - Forthcoming; M.J. Campbell; June 2009; 9781405191005 Statistics at Square Two, 2nd Edition; M.J. Campbell; 2006; 9781405134903
Pain, suffering, and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn´t have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a set of simple practices that you can incorporate into daily life to relieve chronic pain, suffering and stress. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers and can be more powerful than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of a spinal injury. The Breathworks Centre founded by Vidyamala - and its affiliates around the world - have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat Zinn, and Professor Lance McCraken of King´s College London. The eight week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. You´ll be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving behind a deep-seated love of life. This title includes eight guided meditations which appear throughout the audio, as well as being collected at the end. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vidyamala Burch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000714/bk_twuk_000714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Instrument : mixed choir (SATB) and orchestraType : vocal/piano scoreNombre de Pages : 110In recent years Karl Jenkins has become one of the world´s best-selling living composers. He continues to conduct his epic Adiemus Live Concerts with distinguished orchestras including the London Philharmonic, featuring in Festivals and concerts in Britain and abroad; and his moving choral work The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace is now firmly lodged as a concert favourite. This new work builds on the style which the British public have come to know and adore. Jenkins has set the usual Latin movements of the requiem mass, but, in keeping with his usual trait of drawing from other cultures, he has also set five Japanese haiku â€˜deathâ€™ poems. Such poems are usually to do with nature, have a single idea, and consist of seventeen syllables divided 5-7-5 over three lines. As one can see from the text, the Japanese view natureâ€™s water cycle (precipitation) as being synonymous with life. The Western and Eastern texts are combined in two of the haiku movements, Having Seen The Moon and Farewell, which incorporate the Benedictus and the Agnus Dei respectively. Both are intoned by male voices in a monastic style as a counterpoint to the Japanese text sung by females. The instrumentation of these haiku settings includes the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the shakuhachi. Elsewhere, as usual, Jenkins has used some ethnic drums (e.g. Arabic darabuca, Japanese daiko, frame drums) and even a hip-hop rhythm in the Dies Irae!Content : Introit & Kyrie - Dies irae - The snow of yesterday (Gozan) - Rex tremendae - Confutatis - From deep in my heart (Issho) - Lacrimosa - Now as a spirit (Hokusai) - Pie Jesu - Having seen the moon - Lux aeterna - Farewell (Banzan) - Dona eis pacem - In paradisum