In early 2012, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed that Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student who advocated for insurance coverage of contraceptives, "wants to be paid to have sex." Over the next few days, Limbaugh attacked Fluke personally, often in crude terms, while a powerful backlash grew. But perhaps what was most notable about the incident was that it wasn't unusual. From Limbaugh's venomous attacks on Fluke to liberal radio host Mike Malloy's suggestion that Bill O'Reilly "drink a vat of poison... and choke to death", over-the-top discourse in today's political opinion media is pervasive. Anyone who observes the skyrocketing number of incendiary political opinion shows on television and radio might conclude that political vitriol on the airwaves is fueled by the increasingly partisan American political system. But in The Outrage Industry Jeffrey M. Berry and Sarah Sobieraj show how the proliferation of outrage says more about regulatory, technological, and cultural changes, than it does about our political inclinations. Berry and Sobieraj tackle the mechanics of outrage rhetoric, exploring its various forms, such as mockery, emotional display, fear mongering, audience flattery, and conspiracy theories. They then investigate the impact of outrage rhetoric on a contemporary political landscape that features frequent straight-party voting in Congress. Outrage tactics have also facilitated the growth of the Tea Party, a movement which appeals to older, white conservatives and has dragged the GOP farther away from the demographically significant moderates whose favor it should be courting. Finally, The Outrage Industry examines how these shows sour our own political lives. Drawing from a rich base of evidence, this book forces all of us to consider the negative consequences that flow from our increasingly hyper-partisan political media. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanyin 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaleo Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018764/bk_adbl_018764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erscheinungsdatum: 10.01.2012, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Hydro-metallurgy of Copper, Titelzusatz: Being an Account of Processes Adopted in the Hydro-metallurgical Treatment of Cupriferous Ores, Including the Manufacture of Copper Vitriol, With Chapters on the Sources of Supply of Copper and the Roasting of Copper Ores., Autor: Eissler, Manuel, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 258, Informationen: 23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam, Gewicht: 351 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
André Aciman has been hailed as "the most exciting new fiction writer of the 21st century" (New York magazine), a "brilliant chronicler of the disconnect...between who we are and who we wish we might have been" (Wall Street Journal), and a writer of "fiction at its most supremely interesting" (Colm Tóibín). Now, with his third and most ambitious novel, Aciman delivers an elegant and powerful tale of the wages of assimilation - a moving story of an immigrant’s remembered youth and the nearly forgotten costs and sacrifices of becoming an American. It’s the fall of 1977, and amid the lovely, leafy streets of Cambridge a young Harvard graduate student, a Jew from Egypt, longs more than anything to become an assimilated American and a professor of literature. He spends his days in a pleasant blur of 17th-century fiction, but when he meets a brash, charismatic Arab cab driver in a Harvard Square café, everything changes. Nicknamed Kalashnikov - Kalaj for short - for his machine-gun vitriol, the cab driver roars into the student’s life with his denunciations of the American obsession with "all things jumbo and ersatz" - Twinkies, monster television sets, all-you-can-eat buffets - and his outrageous declarations on love and the art of seduction. The student finds it hard to resist his new friend’s magnetism, and before long he begins to neglect his studies and live a double life: one in the rarefied world of Harvard, the other as an exile with Kalaj on the streets of Cambridge. Together they carouse the bars and cafés around Harvard Square, trade intimate accounts of their love affairs, argue about the American dream, and skinny-dip in Walden Pond. But as final exams loom and Kalaj has his license revoked and is threatened with deportation, the student faces the decision of his life: whether to cling to his dream of New-World assimilation or risk it all to defend his Old-World friend. Harvard Square is a sexually charged and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sanjiv Jhaveri. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004850/bk_brll_004850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erscheinungsdatum: 08.08.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Traité De Chimie Appliquée Aux Arts Et Métiers, Et Principalement À La Fabrication Des Acides Sufurique, Nitrique, Muriatique Ou Hydrchlorique, De La Soude, De L'ammoniaque, Du Ciabre, Minium, Céruse, Alun, Couperose, Vitriol, Verdet, Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Französisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 1174, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 1658 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
This is a summary of Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in 57 hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), 20 other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds. Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed outside journalist and author of the best-selling Into the Wild. Taking the listener step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his listeners shaking on the edge of their seat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Hawking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059726/bk_acx0_059726_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
“If you strike us down now we shall rise again and renew the fight. You cannot conquer Ireland; you cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom then our children will win it by a better deed.” -Padraig Pearse There are very few national relationships quite as complicated and enigmatic as the one that exists between the English and the Irish. For two peoples so interconnected by geography and history, the depth of animosity that is often expressed is difficult at times to understand. At the same time, historic links of family and clan, and common Gaelic roots, have at times fostered a degree of mutual regard, interdependence, and cooperation that is also occasionally hard to fathom.During World War I, for example, Ireland fought for the British Empire as part of that empire, and the Irish response to the call to arms was at times just as enthusiastic as that of other British dominions such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. And yet, at the same time, plots were unearthed to cooperate with the Germans in toppling British rule in Ireland, which would have virtually ensured an Allied defeat. In World War II, despite Irish neutrality, 12,000 Irish soldiers volunteered to join the Khaki line, returning after the war to the scorn and vitriol of a great many of their more radical countrymen. One of the most bitter and divisive struggles in the history of the British Isles, and in the history of the British Empire, played out over the question of Home Rule and Irish independence, and then later still as the British province of Northern Ireland grappled within itself for the right to secede from the United Kingdom or the right to remain. What is it within this complicated relationship that has kept this strange duality of mutual love and hate at play? A rendition of “Danny Boy” has the power to reduce both Irishmen and Englishmen to tears, and yet they have torn at one another in a viol 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137040/bk_acx0_137040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank takes a fair and balanced look at the unsettling rise of the silly Fox News host Glenn Beck. Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that the tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. In America in 2010, Glenn Beck provides the very refreshment Jefferson had in mind: Whether hes the patriot or the tyrant, he's definitely full of manure. The wildly popular Fox News host with three million daily viewers perfectly captures the vitriol of our time and the fact-free state of our political culture. The secret to his success is his willingness to traffic in the fringe conspiracies and Internet hearsay that others wouldnt touch with a ten-foot pole: death panels, government health insurance for dogs, FEMA concentration camps, an Obama security force like Hitlers SS. But Beck, who is, according to a recent Gallup poll, admired by more Americans than the Pope, has nothing in his background that identifies him as an ideologue, giving rise to the speculation that his right-wing shtick is just thatthe act of a brilliant showman, known for both his over-the-top daily outrages and for weeping on the air. Milbank describes, with lacerating wit, just how the former shock jock without a college degree has managed to become the most recognizable leader of antigovernment conservatives and exposes him as the guy who is single-handedly giving patriotism a bad name. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002610/bk_adbl_002610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erscheinungsdatum: 02.09.2018, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Traité de Chimie Appliquée aux Arts de Métiers, Et Principalement à la Fabrication des Acides Sulfurique, Nitrique, Muriatique ou Hydrochlorique, de la Soude, de l'Ammoniaque, du Cinabre, Minium, Céruse, Alun, Couperose, Vitriol, Verdet, Bleu de Coba, Autor: Guilloud, J. J., Verlag: Forgotten Books, Sprache: Französisch, Schlagworte: SCIENCE // Chemistry // General, Rubrik: Chemie // Allgemeines, Lexika, Seiten: 584, Informationen: 78:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Blue Cloth w/Jacket on White w/Gloss Lam, Gewicht: 930 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Amérique 1950 : le "White only" s'applique partout : bus, hôtels, culture ; pour un soldat noir, voyager d'un Etat à l'autre est une odyssée. C'est dans un pays au bord de l'implosion que, de retour de la guerre de Corée, Frank Money, miné par de terribles crises d'angoisse et une incapacité totale à renouer avec les autres, reçoit un appel au secours de sa sœur gravement malade, lui demandant de venir à Atlanta. Il se lance alors dans la traversée de cette Amérique ségrégationniste pour la ramener à Lotus, ville de leur enfance. Un voyage emblématique vers ce lieu fantasmé comme détesté, aimé et subi, durant lequel Franck Money se redécouvrira pour se reconstruire. Toni Morrison fait de ce roman, condensé au vitriol de la mémoire honteuse de cette époque, un miroir tendu à l'Amérique d'aujourd'hui. Approuvée par l'auteure elle-même, Anna Mouglalis donne au roman de Toni Morrison ce mélange de gravité et de sérénité qui en font déjà un texte mémorial. 1. French. Anna Mouglalis. http://samples.audible.de/bk/odlb/000255/bk_odlb_000255_sample.mp3.
Hydrochloric acid is the solution of hydrogen chloride (HCl) in water. It is a highly corrosive, strong mineral acid and has major industrial uses. It is found naturally in gastric acid. Historically called muriatic acid or spirits of salt, hydrochloric acid was produced from vitriol and common salt. During the Middle Ages, it was used by alchemists in the quest for the philosopher's stone, and later by European scientists including Glauber, Priestley, and Davy in their scientific research. With major production starting in the Industrial Revolution, hydrochloric acid is used in the chemical industry as a chemical reagent in the large-scale production of vinyl chloride for PVC plastic, and MDI/TDI for polyurethane. It has numerous smaller-scale applications, including household cleaning, production of gelatin and other food additives, descaling, and leather processing. About 20 million metric tonnes of hydrochloric acid are produced annually.
Craig and Cate are wealthy, smart, driven business professionals who have their idyllic world shattered and turned upside down. Their two children are killed during a hate crime. They are devastated and consumed by grief.After the killers are set free, the two take matters into their own hands. They embark on a calculated quest to avenge their children while finding out who was really behind the shooting. Unsatisfied with their revenge taken, Craig and Cate plan the destruction of the neo-Nazi organization that sponsored and planned the shooting. They hire a retired expert to teach them the skills they need to carry out their dangerous plan. All the while, the FBI is one step behind them putting the pieces of the puzzle together, trying to figure out who is behind these high-profile shootings and why. The pair’s exploits become a catalyst, sparking a national debate about free speech versus hate speech. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Gilmore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162369/bk_acx0_162369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Da inspektør West fra Scotland Yard vil komme en skrigende kvinde til undsaetning, får han til sin egen store overraskelse smidt vitriol i ansigtet. En eller anden har forsøgt at blinde ham. Hos Scotland Yard arbejder man snart ud fra teorien om, at det er kvindens forsmåede elsker, der står bag det voldsomme overfald. Men så modtager Wests kone et anonymt trusselsbrev, og det står klart for West, at en uhyggelig person et eller andet sted derude naerer et indaedt had til ham. 1. Danish. Thomas Gulstad. http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/000801/bk_lind_000801_sample.mp3.