A mysterious disorder threatens to destroy the world in this high-concept thriller from Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Matt Richtel, which combines medical science, cutting-edge technology, and breathtaking suspense in the vein of Michael Crichton. An airplane lands at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town. Onboard, Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, is brusquely awakened to shocking news: Everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. A lethal new kind of virus may have surfaced, threatening our survival, and now Martin - one of the most sought after virologists on the planet until his career took a precipitous slide - is at the center of the investigation. The symptoms are the most confounding the experienced doctor has ever seen. Is it the work of terrorists? A biological attack? A natural occurrence? As word of the deadly sickness spreads, panic leads to violence and chaos. Armed and terrified partisans and patriots, stoked by technology and social media, have dug in, unknowingly creating fertile ground for the deadly syndrome Dr. Martin has begun to identify. As the globe begins to unravel and paranoia and hatred take hold, Martin is forced to face a question as terrifying as this syndrome itself: Is the world better left unsaved? Moving at a breakneck pace from the labs of the Centers for Disease Control to the secret campus of Google X to the marble halls of the Capitol, Dead on Arrival is a brilliantly imaginative high-concept thriller that draws on Matt Richtel´s years of science and technology reporting for the New York Times and establishes him as one of the premier technological thriller writers working today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006242/bk_harp_006242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is a compendium of information from every sphere - astronomical, scientific, the Book of Revelation and geopolitics. It contains absolutely amazing revelations that direct us to one precise point in time in 2017. Planet X is a cryptogram and this book contains the keys necessary to decode it. When everything is considered together, it fits together perfectly like a watch. The existence of Planet X is beyond any reasonable doubt, to a moral certainty. We examine proofs of its existence. In fact, if you want to ask one simple question that posits the theory of the reality of Planet X, just ask yourself where did 2.2 trillion disappear to in the Pentagon´s budget that Rumsfeld said was missing, and why do we have over 100 underground deep bunkers throughout the US? Why are critical government infrastructures moving from their susceptible positions on the East Coast to the protected areas of Colorado? But let´s look at the astronomical evidence. I have seen Planet X on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) through WorldWide Telescope. This is a NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope, launched in December 2009. It is currently in the constellation Pisces, and is clearly marked as an Unidentified Object (but quite plainly visible dark red star) known as IC 5385. If you´d like to view it yourself, you can install WorldWide Telescope. Just Google it and you´ll be right at the page. It´s an observatory on your desktop and the most sophisticated online program I´ve seen. You can view in multi-wavelength views and see stars and planets in context to each other. But back to our main topic - Planet X. This book is a must-listen and a survival guide to the most important story of the century. I invite you to listen and experience it now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Wendt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062368/bk_acx0_062368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the temperature dropping, winter brings along incessant sniffling, sneezing, and coughing - yes, the notorious common cold is back with a bang yet again. When you sense its arrival, the first thing you do is Google for some instant remedy that will help you get over it quickly. While there are innumerable amounts of information present online, separating myths from what really works for you is quite difficult. Further, you are sure to be bombarded with well-meant but confusing advice from everyone you encounter. And there are the readily available over-the-counter remedies and alternative medications that promise instant cures. So what do you do? Most often people try out different kinds of treatments, from taking supplements and hot drinks to gargling salt water and taking the popular cold medicines available without prescription. But how far these are effective is not known yet. Do you know that viruses are the main cause, and there are countless number of virus types that cause the common cold? The real and honest truth about the common cold is that there is no permanent cure for it. In this technology-driven age, you may be amazed by how such a ´´common´´ condition is yet to be resolved completely. While there are vaccines, drugs, and other treatment forms for most illnesses, a permanent cure for the common cold has not been found yet, unfortunately. But herbal medicine offers respite to those who suffer from the common cold. There are time-tested and effective herbal remedies that have been used with success in several countries over the centuries. This audiobook gives you a glimpse into the herbal world and the ways in which you can cure your body of the common cold and protect against further infection. You would be surprised by how powerful common herbs you use daily are when used in the right format. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Violet Meadow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037911/bk_acx0_037911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The case for paring diplomacy back to its essential elements. Stripped of the paraphernalia, what is it really about, and why does it still matter? The essential attributes are now thick skin, an open mind and a smartphone. In the next century, we will need to deal with the equivalent of social development of the last 43 centuries: like the change from cave paintings to the atom bomb. We will see the arrival of the digital native, the rebirth of the city-state, the battle for new energy, disappearing borders, disruption and diplomacy. So who will really be in charge of the 21st century? Will Google be the new emperors? How do you influence the future? In The Naked Diplomat, Tom Fletcher - an experienced foreign representative - explores the core principles of a progressive 21st-century foreign policy: how to balance interventionism and national interest, use global governance structures to achieve national objectives and explore representative international systems. Reevaluating the core question for diplomacy - who do we represent? - Fletcher discusses smart power, soft power and the new interventionism alongside lessons from our most notorious leaders and diplomats - Talleyrand, Kissinger, Mandela and the Kennedys. Offering real-world examples of how diplomacy is having a significant impact on people´s lives and why it will continue to do so, this is the refreshed case for diplomacy in the digital century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002439/bk_hcuk_002439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The legacy networks that are typically in use by organizations today have an infrastructure that is typically a mix of multiple vendor solutions, platforms, and protocol solutions. This makes the ultimate goal of creating an integrated network ecosystem a difficult if not impossible process for many organizations. The arrival of Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an approach to building networks using open protocols, such as OpenFlow, that allow globally aware software control to be applied at the edges of the network in order to access network switches and routers that typically would use closed and proprietary firmware. What you´ll find inside: The importance of SDN How telecom service providers view SDN The developer and the network Examples of networked applications that can only be offered in an SDN network Google and SDN SDN is not a revolutionary new technology. Instead, it is better to think of this as being a new way of organizing computer network functionality. SDN allows the network to be virtualized. That´s where the real power of SDN comes from, and that´s what we´ll be exploring in this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071447/bk_acx0_071447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to make simple sense of complex statistics--from the author of Numbers Rule Your World We live in a world of Big Data--and it´s getting biggerevery day. Virtually every choice we make hinges on how someone generates data . . . and how someone else interprets it--whether we realize it or not. Where do you send your child for the best education?Big Data. Which airline should you choose to ensure a timely arrival? Big Data. Who will you vote for in the next election? Big Data. The problem is, the more data we have, the more difficult it is to interpret it. From world leaders to average citizens, everyone is prone to making critical decisions based on poor data interpretations. In Numbersense, expert statistician Kaiser Fungexplains when you should accept the conclusions of the Big Data ´´experts´´--and when you should say, ´´Wait . . . what?´´ He delves deeply into a wide range of topics, offering the answers to important questions, such as: * How does the college ranking system really work? * Can an obesity measure solve America´s biggest healthcare crisis? * Should you trust current unemployment data issued by the government? * How do you improve your fantasy sports team? * Should you worry about businesses that track your data? Don´t take for granted statements made in the media, by our leaders, or even by your best friend. We´re on information overload today, and there´s a lot of bad information out there. Numbersense gives you the insight into how BigData interpretation works--and how it too often doesn´t work. You won´t come away with the skills of a professional statistician. But you will have a keen understanding of the data traps even the best statisticians can fall into, and you´ll trust the mentalalarm that goes off in your head when something just doesn´t seem to add up. Praise for Numbersense ´´Numbersense correctly puts the emphasis not on the size of big data, but on the analysis of it. Lots of fun stories, plenty of lessons learned-in short, a great way to acquire your own sense of numbers!´´ Thomas H. Davenport, coauthor of Competing on Analytics and President´s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College ´´Kaiser´s accessible business book will blow your mind like no other. You´ll be smarter, and you won´t even realize it. Buy. It. Now.´´ Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist, Google, and author, Web Analytics 2.0 ´´Each story in Numbersense goes deep into what you have to think about before you trust the numbers. Kaiser Fung ably demonstrates that it takes skill and resourcefulness to make the numbers confess their meaning.´´ John Sall, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute ´´Kaiser Fung breaks the bad news-a ton more data is no panacea-but then has got your back, revealing the pitfalls of analysis with stimulating stories from the front lines of business, politics, health care, government, and education. The remedy isn´t an advanced degree, nor is it common sense. You need Numbersense.´´ Eric Siegel, founder, Predictive Analytics World, and author, Predictive Analytics ´´I laughed my way through this superb-useful-fun book and learned and relearned a lot. Highly recommended!´´ Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence