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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture Audiobook

Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

Author: Ross King Narrator: James Cameron Stewart Release Date: July 2020

On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore was announced: 'Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome . . . shall do so before the end of the month of September.' The proposed dome was regarded far and wide as all but impossible to build. The dome would literally need to be erected over thin air. Of the many plans submitted, one stood out. It was offered not by a master mason or carpenter, but by a goldsmith and clockmaker named Filippo Brunelleschi, who would dedicate the next twenty-eight years to solving the puzzles of the dome's construction. In the process, he did nothing less than reinvent the field of architecture. Brunelleschi's Dome is the story of how a Renaissance genius bent men, materials, and the very forces of nature to build an architectural wonder we continue to marvel at today. Denounced at first as a madman, Brunelleschi was celebrated at the end as a genius. He engineered the perfect placement of brick and stone, built ingenious hoists and cranes to carry an estimated 70 million pounds hundreds of feet into the air, and designed the workers' platforms and routines so carefully that only one man died during the decades of construction.

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Learn from Looking: How Observation Inspires Innovation Audiobook

Learn from Looking: How Observation Inspires Innovation

Author: Charlie Szoradi Narrator: Charlie Szoradi Release Date: July 2020

Learn from Looking is about critical thinking and reaching a sustainable future more cost-effectively than ever imagined. The book's subtitle 'How Observation Inspires Innovation' speaks to the core aspect of the content, given that the author, Charlie Szoradi, is an architect and inventor who has traveled extensively around the world over multiple decades and built businesses that range from energy saving lighting to indoor agriculture systems. Mr. Szoradi shares insights on 'green' clean-technology that are increasingly key for sustainability, profitable businesses, healthy living, and raising intellectually curious children in a pre and post Covid-19 world.

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The Great Indoors Audiobook

The Great Indoors

Author: Emily Anthes Narrator: Suzie Althens Release Date: June 2020

Modern humans are an indoor species. We spend ninety percent of our time inside, shuttling between homes and offices, schools and stores, restaurants and gyms. And yet, in many ways, the indoor world remains unexplored territory. For all the time we spend inside buildings, we rarely stop to consider: How do these spaces affect our mental and physical well-being? Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? Our productivity, performance, and relationships?In this wide-ranging, character-driven book, science-journalist Emily Anthes takes us on an adventure into the buildings in which we spend our days, exploring the profound and sometimes unexpected ways that they shape our lives. Drawing on cutting-edge research, she probes the pain-killing power of a well-placed window and examines how the right office layout can expand our social networks. She investigates how room temperature regulates our cognitive performance, how the microbes hiding in our homes influence our immune systems, and how cafeteria design affects what?and how much?we eat.Along the way, Anthes takes listeners into an operating room designed to minimize medical errors, a school designed to boost students' physical fitness, and a prison designed to support inmates' psychological needs. And she previews homes of the future, from the high-tech houses that could monitor our health to the 3D-printed structures that might allow us to live on the Moon.

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Cricut Design Space 2020 For Beginners: A Guide Complete to Cricut for Beginners Guide, Cricut Maker Audiobook

Cricut Design Space 2020 For Beginners: A Guide Complete to Cricut for Beginners Guide, Cricut Maker

Author: Ingrid Julia Anderson Narrator: Rosalie Barton Release Date: June 2020

'Do you own a fabulous Cricut machine and want to learn how to create beautiful craft projects? Are you a complete beginner to this innovative and creative world? Do you need help getting started with your new hobby or business idea? Cricut machines are fast becoming all the rage for creatives who want to design and produce unusual and unique crafts and products. You are likely someone who is inspired to get started with your new Cricut machine but may need help to get your ideas from inspiration to creation, and this is why this book was written. Inside Cricut For Beginners: The Best 2020 Step-by-Step Guide for Cricut, with Illustrated Examples and Project Ideas, plus Tips and Tricks to Decorate Your Spaces, Objects, and More, you will find all the information that is needed to get you started on your project, with chapters covering: - Different types of Cricut machines available - How to master the use of integrated 'Design Space.' - Learn how to make modifications to your design by editing the images and fonts - How to create easy projects using paper and cardstocks to create invitations and decorations - Learn how to use the 'Cricut Easy Press' on iron-on vinyl - Design your plans on real-life backgrounds - Create expert-level projects using printable iron-on on the wooden base - And much more. - As a bonus, you will also learn several tips and tricks that will help you save time and money, as well as how to clean your device to keep it working like new for longer. Get a copy now and start crafting life a pro today! Your imagination will only limit you! ...Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Now button.'

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Architecture: A History in 100 Buildings Audiobook

Architecture: A History in 100 Buildings

Author: Dan Cruickshank Narrator: Dan Cruickshank Release Date: April 2020

This stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stories of 100 iconic buildings. Journeying through time and place, from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan, renowned architectural historian Dan Cruickshank explores the most impressive and characterful creations in world architecture. His selection includes many of the world’s best-known buildings that represent key or pioneering moments in architectural history, such as the Pantheon in Rome, Hagia Sophia in Turkey, the Taj Mahal in India and the Forbidden City in China. But the book also covers less obvious and more surprising structures, the generally unsung heroes of an endlessly fascinating story. Buildings like Oriel Chambers in Liverpool and the Narkomfin Apartment Building in Moscow. Dan Cruickshank has visited nearly all the buildings in the book, many in locations that are now inaccessible and under serious threat. A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings is an eloquent and often moving testimony to the power of great architecture to shape, and be shaped by, world history.

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Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe Audiobook

Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Author: Jean H. Baker Narrator: Laural Merlington Release Date: April 2020

An English emigre who became America's first professional architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe put his stamp on the built landscape of the new republic. Latrobe contributed to such iconic structures as the south wing of the US Capitol building, the White House, and the Navy Yard. He created some of the early republic's greatest neoclassical interiors, including the Statuary Hall. As a young man, Latrobe was apprenticed to both a leading architect and civil engineer in London, studied the European continent's architectural and engineering monuments, worked on canals, and designed private houses. After the death of his first wife, he was bankrupt and emigrated to the United States in 1796 to restart his career. For the new nation with grand political expectations, he intended buildings and engineering projects to match those aspirations. Like his patron Thomas Jefferson, Latrobe saw his neoclassical designs as a way to convey American democracy. He envisioned his engineering projects as a way to unite the nation and improve public health. Building America masterfully narrates the life and legacy of a key figure in creating an American aesthetic in the new United States.

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Branding: Starting a Business With Top Brand Strategies and Build Successful Product Audiobook

Branding: Starting a Business With Top Brand Strategies and Build Successful Product

Author: Michael Hill Narrator: Russell Newton Release Date: April 2020

Starting a Business With Top Brand Strategies and Build Successful Product Things You Will Learn - Understand the true idea of branding and why people buy brands - Identify your target customer like a pro - Define a real value of your product - Learn top techniques for finding a sticky brand names - Create brand personality to build relationship with your customers - Learn how to separate yourself from the crowd The book focuses on a strategic approach to brand building and using online platforms to your benefit. Learn how to master your website, blog, social network profiles and YouTube channels with this unique book. It will help you to understand the essence of branding and the difference between marketing and branding. It primarily focuses on the individual brand and product, and is a tool to position you in this global world, make impact and make money. Don’t be indifferent, be the difference. Brand building is essential for today’s companies. No matter if it is a big brand, or a less known, but every product has to have its customers and consumers. Also, every person who became a brand has to have a fan-base to go by the name of a brand. This book is aimed at those who want to create and establish a brand by using online tools, social networks.

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Lives of Houses Audiobook

Lives of Houses

A group of notable writers—including UK poet laureate Simon Armitage, Julian Barnes, Margaret MacMillan, and Jenny Uglow—celebrate our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past What can a house tell us about the person who lives there? Do we shape the buildings we live in, or are we formed by the places we call home? And why are we especially fascinated by the houses of the famous and often long-dead? In Lives of Houses, a group of notable biographers, historians, critics, and poets explores these questions and more through fascinating essays on the houses of great writers, artists, composers, and politicians of the past. Editors Kate Kennedy and Hermione Lee are joined by wide-ranging contributors, including Simon Armitage, Julian Barnes, David Cannadine, Roy Foster, Alexandra Harris, Daisy Hay, Margaret MacMillan, Alexander Masters, and Jenny Uglow. We encounter W. H. Auden, living in joyful squalor in New York's St. Mark's Place, and W. B. Yeats in his flood-prone tower in the windswept West of Ireland. We meet Benjamin Disraeli, struggling to keep up appearances, and track the lost houses of Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Bowen. We visit Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh, England, and Jean Sibelius at Ainola, Finland. But Lives of Houses also considers those who are unhoused, unwilling or unable to establish a home—from the bewildered poet John Clare wandering the byways of England to the exiled Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera living on the streets of London. With more than forty illustrations, Lives of Houses illuminates what houses mean to us and how we use them to connect to and think about the past. The result is a fresh and engaging look at house and home. Featuring Alexandra Harris on moving house ● Susan Walker on Morocco's ancient Roman House of Venus ● Hermione Lee on biographical quests for writers’ houses ● Margaret Macmillan on her mother's Toronto house ● a poem by Maura Dooley, 'Visiting Orchard House, Concord, Massachusetts'—the house in which Louisa May Alcott wrote and set her novel Little Women ● Felicity James on William and Dorothy Wordsworth's Dove Cottage ● Robert Douglas-Fairhurst at home with Tennyson ● David Cannadine on Winston Churchill's dream house, Chartwell ● Jenny Uglow on Edward Lear at San Remo's Villa Emily ● Lucy Walker on Benjamin Britten at Aldeburgh, England ● Seamus Perry on W. H. Auden at 77 St. Mark's Place, New York City ● Rebecca Bullard on Samuel Johnson's houses ● a poem by Simon Armitage, 'The Manor' ● Daisy Hay at home with the Disraelis ● Laura Marcus on H. G. Wells at Uppark ● Alexander Masters on the fear of houses ● Elleke Boehmer on sites associated with Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera ● Kate Kennedy on the mental asylums where World War I poet Ivor Gurney spent the last years of his life ● a poem by Bernard O'Donoghue, 'Safe Houses' ● Roy Foster on W. B. Yeats and Thoor Ballylee ● Sandra Mayer on W. H. Auden's Austrian home ● Gillian Darley on John Soane and the autobiography of houses ● Julian Barnes on Sibelius and Ainola

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Smart Cities Audiobook

Smart Cities

Author: Germaine Halegoua Narrator: Wendy Tremont King Release Date: March 2020

Over the past ten years, urban planners, technology companies, and governments have promoted smart cities with a somewhat utopian vision of urban life made knowable and manageable through data collection and analysis. Emerging smart cities have become both crucibles and showrooms for the practical application of the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and the integration of big data into everyday life. Are smart cities optimized, sustainable, digitally networked solutions to urban problems? Or are they neoliberal, corporate-controlled, undemocratic non-places? This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a concise introduction to smart cities, presenting key concepts, definitions, examples, and historical contexts, along with discussions of both the drawbacks and the benefits of this approach to urban life. After reviewing current terminology and justifications employed by technology designers, journalists, and researchers, the book describes three models for smart city development and offers examples of each. It covers technologies and methods, including sensors, public wi-fi, big data, and smartphone apps, and discusses how developers conceive of interactions among the built environment, technological and urban infrastructures, citizens, and citizen engagement.

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Town Planning in Practice Audiobook

Town Planning in Practice

Author: Raymond Unwin Narrator: Mark Tester Release Date: March 2020

Raymond Unwin was a prominent architect and engineer from the late 19th and early 20th century. He helped popularize the Arts and Crafts movement and was one of the first English voices in the town planning movement. Town Planning in Practice was published in 1909 and still resonates with planners and urban designers today. It reflects on discussions that are still happening to this day including the design of buildings, plots of land, and neighborhood streets.

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The Kitchen: A journey through time-and the homes of Julia Child, Georgia O'Keeffe, Elvis Pre sley a Audiobook

The Kitchen: A journey through time-and the homes of Julia Child, Georgia O'Keeffe, Elvis Pre sley a

Author: John Ota Narrator: John Ota Release Date: February 2020

One man's quest to seek out--and be inspired by--the great historic kitchens of Canada and the USA. John Ota was a man on a mission--to put together the perfect kitchen. He and his wife had been making do with a room that was frankly no great advertisement for John's architectural expertise. It just about did the job but for a room that's supposed to be the beating heart of a home and a joy to cook in, the Otas' left a lot to be desired. And so John set out on a quest across North America, exploring examples of excellent designs throughout history, to learn from them and apply their lessons to his own restoration. Along the way, he learned about the origins and evolution of the kitchen, its architecture and its appliances. He cooked, with expert instruction. And he learned too about the homes and their occupants, who range from pilgrims to President Thomas Jefferson, from turn of the century tenement dwellers to 21st century Vancouver idealists, from Julia Child to Georgia O'Keeffe, and from Elvis Presley to Louis Armstrong. John Ota has a refreshingly upbeat approach and a hunger for knowledge (and indeed for food). His energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and his insights of lasting value. Illustrated throughout, with photographs and also with drawings by the author, this is a book for homeowners, home makers, interior designers, cooks, armchair historians, and for anyone who--like John Ota before them--is looking for inspiration for a renovation.

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Decluttering: A Step by Step Process to Reorganize Your Home Life. Let Your Home Breathe While Enjoy Audiobook

Decluttering: A Step by Step Process to Reorganize Your Home Life. Let Your Home Breathe While Enjoy

Author: Ito Watanabe Narrator: Jim D Johnston Release Date: January 2020

Discover Long term Minimalist strategies that will get your home cleaned and organized in just 7 days! Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed with all the clutter in your life? Do you sometimes get the horrible impression that someday you will drown under all the unnecessary stuff piling in your life? Yet despite all your efforts the clutter always come back doesn't it. Well not anymore! With this guide you will finally have the secret weapon you need to live a life free of clutter! Here is a fraction what you will learn in this audiobook: - - The one thing that could ruined your journey to Decluttering - What are the Benefits of Decluttering? - Deciding That It Is Time to Declutter and Getting Everyone On Board - The Different Decluttering and Organization Methods You Can Use - Discover the essential items you need to declutter your home effectively! - Your Ultimate 7 Day Decluttering Plan - Discover The Most important room to declutter (Hint: It's not the one you think!) - Special Considerations for the Kids' Bedrooms and Toy Rooms - Tips and tricks to Make Decluttering Easier - The one thing you should not forget on your decluttering journey! After a census it was discovered that the average household has around 300,000 items and that only a quarter of it is useful or even needed. So if you want to discover long term minimalist strategies that will get your home cleaned and organized in just 7 days then click 'add to cart' and be free of clutter once and for all!

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