Drugs in sport are big news and the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport is common. Here, Chris Cooper, a top biochemist at the University of Essex, looks at the science behind drugs in sport. Using the performance of top athletes, Cooper begins by outlining the limits of human performance. Showing the basic problems of human biochemistry, physiology, and anatomy, he looks at what stops us running faster, throwing longer, or jumping higher. Using these evidence-based arguments he shows what the body can, and cannot, do. There is much curiosity about why certain substances are used, how they are detected, and whether they truly have an effect on the body. Cooper explains how these drugs work and the challenges of testing for them, putting in to context whether the ´doping´ methods of choice are worth the risk or the effort. Exploring the moral, political, and ethical issues involved in controlling drug use, Cooper addresses questions such as ´What is cheating?´, ´What compounds are legal and why?´, ´Why do the classification systems change all the time?´, and ´Should all chemicals be legal, and what effect would this have on sport?´. Looking forward, he examines the recent work to study the physical limitations of rat and mice behaviour. He shows that, remarkably, simple genetic experiments producing ´supermice´ suggest that there may be ways of improving human performance too, raising ethical and moral questions for the future of sport. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kieran Phoenix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011588/bk_adbl_011588_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Science of Good and Evil, psychologist and science historian Michael Shermer explores how humans evolved from social primates into moral primates, how and why morality motivates the human animal, and how the foundation of moral principles can be built upon empirical evidence. Along the way he explains the implications of scientific findings for fate and free will, the existence of pure good and pure evil, and the development of early moral sentiments among the first humans. As he closes the divide between science and morality, Shermer draws on stories from the Yanamamö, infamously known as the ´´fierce people´´ of the tropical rain forest, to the Stanford studies on jailers´ behavior in prisons. The Science of Good and Evil is ultimately a profound look at the moral animal, belief, and the scientific pursuit of truth. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sher/000005/bk_sher_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most people know that the narcissist is nearly always a cheat. He is constantly grooming more and more narcissistic supply (love, adoration, fear, admiration) from those who are willing to bless him with it. He collects friends on Facebook and at work - friends who can serve as alternate partners. He even tests the waters with long-term friends from childhood, despite being sexually unattracted to them for all intents and purposes. Nearly anyone is a potential partner for the narcissist. He will consider dating friends and coworkers, even those who are married to someone else. The narcissist tries to always remain in contact with past lovers. He poses as being their ´´friend´´ even long after he discards the relationship. He might use children in common to control a past lover to cause them to remain in contact with him even when they don´t want to be in his life. The narcissist could not continue having a relationship with them, lest he be smothered or get bored with them by daily contact with them. But he keeps them around to serve his own purposes for most of his life. He knows that it is not easy to get friends and lovers, thus the narcissist is hesitant to let anyone from his past go. He must keep them around in case he gets too old to gain new friends and lovers, thus his narcissistic supply might run out if he does not keep the old ones still in his loop. To understand the need for contact with past lovers, one must understand the hoarding and collecting habits of the narcissist. Maslow´s hierarchy of human needs pyramid shows sex, love, affection, personal security, and other things which are crucial to the survival and happiness of a human being. This pertains to all human beings, including the narcissist. The narcissist has severe needs deprivation for much of his life, both due to his caregivers being narcissistic and due to his own deficits. He is deprived by his parents of physical touch. He is deprived by his learnin 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Bahl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092350/bk_acx0_092350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The long awaited second book of the critically acclaimed, best-selling Reemergence is here. With an important diplomatic visit to the troll nation just days away, Tesser receives a phone call with dire news from Sin City. A bus is found in the desert; filled with the husks of dead bodies killed by something far from human. Unable to break away from the crucial meeting with the ancient troll kingdom, he dispatches his brother Ambryn; the dragon of death in his stead. Ancient mistakes are finally ripening like rotten fruit, and the black dragon must rush to the December desert of Nevada to harvest his own missteps before they transform an entire city into a necropolis before the world´s eyes. And this time Ambryn doesn´t have the help of his sister Kaula, so his task may be nearly impossible. At least now he has Mr. Doyle, Spoon, and a dark man with darker deeds in his past from old Europe on his side. Not all change is good. Welcome to the Reemergence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027429/bk_adbl_027429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Забанены будут все - фантастический роман Дмитрия Нелина, первая книга цикла ´´Охотник на читеров´´, жанр LitRPG, боевое фэнтези. Я не игрок, а модератор. Я почти не играю, а охочусь на тех, кто взламывает игру и пользуется ее багами. И да, у нас нет капсул для виртуальной реальности - вся игра происходит, когда вы спите. Но если вы думаете, что быть охотником на читеров в игре, которая проходит в осознанном сновидении легко, то сильно ошибаетесь. Мне самому подкачаться нужно, а тут и помощницу нуба навязали, а еще в наш мир проник настолько могущественный читер, что у нашего босса подгорает пятая точка, а значит снова пора браться за свой любимый банхаммер! Трепещите! Забанены будут все! Даже иномирцы!Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Ivan Nikonov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/001860/bk_agen_001860_sample.mp3.
If you are looking to learn medical Spanish in a fast, simple way without entering a classroom then you have chosen the perfect book. Spanish for Medical Professionals with Essential Questions and Responses, Vol. 2 is a comprehensive and simple program for learning the perfect ´´cheat sheet´´ of medical Spanish vocabulary, phrases, and conversational dialogues for medical providers. With step-by-step Spanish conversations, you can learn quick and easy in your car!Learning Spanish can be a daunting experience. Most people start learning a new language in formal classes or try by using apps without any positive results.Through this book you will learn Medical Spanish through lessons that will help you develop your vocabulary and teach you how to communicate with patients and how to make a diagnosis in Spanish, through short conversations. Through these lessons you will learn basic interactions that you will find daily in the medical field. Inside, you will find:How to set an appointment in quick and easy lessons for native like fluency in no time How to ask people about their symptoms through didactic dialogues How to understand a patient in an emergency situation and diagnose them How to ask what is wrong or what hurts and do diagnosis questions through didactic dialoguesLearn quick Spanish, understand vocabulary and interactions, and learn correct pronunciation through these simple audio lessons Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. John E. Martinez. http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162995/bk_acx0_162995_sample.mp3.
Eddie Royce is an up-and-coming science fiction writer with a terrible secret: he cheats. He knew he´d get caught, of course. Eventually. But not like this. When disaster finally strikes, it strikes big, and Eddie is confronted by the worst person imaginable: his idol, the SF master, Chester Blackwood. To Eddie´s great surprise, however, Blackwood has secrets of his own, and instead of outing him, the master storyteller quickly embroils Eddie in a real-life mystery of time travel, beautiful women, and Hollywood gangsters. But then Blackwood disappears, so if Eddie wants to keep both the fame and the girl, he´s going to have to do the one thing he´s never been able to get right before: plot his way out of a crisis. And the stakes if he fails? The very future of science fiction itself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042916/bk_acx0_042916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Numerous studies have shown us that those given authority are more likely to lie, cheat, and steal, while also being harsher in their judgments of others for doing these same things. Science tells us people with power feel less compassion for the suffering of others. Previous experiments also show us that those who are obedient to authority are capable of the worst forms of murder, and tolerant of the worst forms of abuse. They will even chastise those of us who resist corrupt authority. They become facilitators of evil, believing that obedience to authority absolves them of personal responsibility. This is the fifth draft of a renegade psychological experiment on authoritarian sociopathy, specifically on police brutality. We aim to show the world beyond a shadow of a doubt, that power corrupts absolutely, and corrupt authority deserves no obedience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darryl W. Perry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020904/bk_acx0_020904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.