Learn about the science of Wind Power with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Wind power is a limitless, non-polluting resource that currently contributes almost 2% of the world´s energy supply. It´s the fastest-growing resource market in the world and has become one of the biggest issues in the green movement. Importantly, there is enough of it in the atmosphere to meet the daily global energy demand five times over! But what is wind? In fact, it is the sun´s heat and the earth´s varied surfaces that create wind. When the sun´s rays hit the earth, the north and south poles receive less heat than the equator because of their angle to the sun. The earth´s vegetation, water, and geographical features such as mountains and deserts also affect air temperature. These different surface conditions create massive air pockets or ´´fronts´´ of varying temperatures. The movement of these fronts is called the ´´convection system´´. In this system, warm air starts on the Earth´s surface. The hottest air is on or near to the equator. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000074/bk_imnd_000074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The power of wind is enormous. Tap into this incredible power supply, using state of the art wind turbines, to generate electricity for sale to the grid. Wind power, worldwide, has been the fastest growing installed clean energy power supply. Now you can harvest your wind energy for profit. How can you harvest this gold? How can you cash-in the wind? This audiobook describes how to build a wind farm, using Skystream and 442SR Wind turbines, to produce wind energy on your property safely, properly, and profitably. The wind industry has evolved and improved over the last 30 years, and has emerged as a world-class industry, with remarkable growth. Wind turbine hardware has matured offering the industry reliability, safety, and long life in the field. Major utilities, and Independent Power Producers, have tapped into large wind farms with megawatt output. This audiobook is written to assist in small wind farms, suitable for your home, farm, ranch, business, and commercial power needs from 500 to 20,000 kWh per month. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Ballantyne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024550/bk_acx0_024550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On May 27, 1969 in the sleepy power town of New Canaan, Connecticut, ten-year-old Mary Mount, the daughter of an IBM research scientist was abducted and murdered. Several persons including serial killers became suspects. A year and a half after Mary´s abduction and murder, John Rice, a 17-year-old honor student and Boy Scout in New Canaan, brutally murdered four members of his family. Rice became another suspect in Mary Mount´s murder. Rice found not guilty of the murders of his family by reason of insanity was released back into society after spending only five years at Connecticut´s Whiting Institute for the criminally insane. The Wind Cries Mary reveals more shocking twists to the story and enlists Criminal Profiler Greg Cooper for his expert analysis concerning Mary Mount´s killer and the possibility of John Rice as her murderer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lia Frederick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013150/bk_acx0_013150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A first-person account of the day-to-day struggles of an American held captive in North Korea.... October 6, 1951. Richard Bassett remembers the day vividly. That was the day his platoon ran into an ambush near Kumwha. During the firefight, many were wounded, four were killed, and Bassett, along with three others, was captured. During a month-long march to the POW camp, the Americans frequently came under friendly fire. Surviving the march paled in comparison to what the captured soldiers had to endure at Camp 5 Pyokdong. Frostbite, dysentery, jaundice, and mental breakdowns dwindled their numbers. Starvation and squalid conditions took their toll on Bassett during his 21-month incarceration. Yet he pledged to himself that if anyone were to walk out of this camp alive, it would be him. When Richard Bassett returned from Korea on convalescent leave in 1953, he set down his experiences in training, combat, and captivity. Then he put the memoir away and tried to forget. More than 20 years later, hospitalized for acute Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, he once again faced his personal demons. Expanding the memoir to include his postwar struggles with the US government and his own wounded psyche, the resulting comprehensive account is published here for the first time. Bassett captures in plain language and vivid detail those days of his captivity. He describes the shock of capture and ensuing the long march to Pyokdong, North Korea, Camp 5 on the Yellow River, where many prisoners died of untreated wounds, disease, hunger, paralyzing cold, and brutal mistreatment in the bitter winter of 1950-51. He recounts Chinese attempts to mentally break down prisoners in order to exploit them for propaganda. Bassett takes the listener through typical days in a prisoner´s life, discussing food, clothing, shelter, and work; the struggle against unremitting boredom; religious, social, and recreational diversions; and even those moments of terror when all seeme 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marlin May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050096/bk_acx0_050096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once upon a time, Corrie Marsten fell hard and got dumped. Now, her only loves are sailing, and power. By day, she works as the head instructor for the University of Rhode Island´s Sailing Center. Once night falls, she indulges in frequent casual sex with her friends, all of who know that like the wind, she can´t be tethered. When Corrie meets vet student Quinn Davies, an enrollee in the summer sailing course, she senses Quinn´s attraction and comes on strong. Quinn, though drawn to the charismatic Corrie, doesn´t reciprocate for important reasons of her own, leaving Corrie frustrated, tantalized, and intrigued. As the summer progresses, Corrie and Quinn gradually develop a friendship that hints at so much more. Will Quinn admit her growing attraction? Will Corrie be able to forgive, forget, and love again? When fate conspires to make them teammates in a high-stakes sailing regatta, will they run with the wind, or resist it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hope Newhouse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093828/bk_acx0_093828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listen to the leaves rustling. Hear the wind building. These could be the first signs Gideon Berlander has found you. They could be the last sounds you hear. Gideon hasn’t been the same since that terrifying night in the cave, the night he changed forever - the night he became a wind caller. But the power to call upon and control the unimaginable force of the wind in all its fury has warped him, twisted his mind, and unleashed a virtually unstoppable monster. Those who oppose Gideon are destroyed...horribly. No one can escape the wind. And no one - not even Gideon - knows what nightmarish secrets wait in its swirling grasp. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edison McDaniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122059/bk_acx0_122059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Secrets, Sex, and Scandals... Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy. Get ready. The storm is coming. During his time in Afghanistan, Logan Murphy endured the unthinkable, and reentering civilian life in Storm is harder than he imagined. But when he is reacquainted with Ginny Moreno, a woman who has survived terrors of her own, he feels the first stirrings of hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026291/bk_adbl_026291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.