Inner Principal: David Loader
Inner Principal: David Loader
Our day-to-day experiences over the past decade have taught us that there must be limits to our tremendous appetite for energy, natural resources, and consumer goods. Even utility and oil companies now promote conservation in the face of demands for dwindling energy reserves. And for years some biologists have warned us of the direct correlation between scarcity and population growth. These scientists see an appalling future riding the tidal wave of a worldwide growth of population and technology. A calm but unflinching realist, Catton suggests that we cannot stop this wave - for we have already overshot the Earth´s capacity to support so huge a load. He contradicts those scientists, engineers, and technocrats who continue to write optimistically about energy alternatives. Catton asserts that the technological panaceas proposed by those who would harvest from the seas, harness the winds, and farm the deserts are ignoring the fundamental premise that ´´the principals of ecology apply to all living things´´. These principles tell us that, within a finite system, economic expansion is not irreversible and population growth cannot continue indefinitely. If we disregard these facts, our sagging American Dream will soon shatter completely. The book is published by University of Illinois Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MJ McGalliard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071810/bk_acx0_071810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Woodpecker Active Ribbon Microphone from Blue is one of the most interesting and beautiful microphones you´ll ever lay eyes or ears on. With a stunning exotic wood finish and unique active circuitry, beneath its gorgeous exterior, the Woodpecker is a precision-crafted recording tool. Combines the low noise and superb detail of Blue´s renowned Class-A discrete handmade electronics with the bold sound of a hand-tuned aluminum ribbon pressure-gradient transducer.The Woodpecker microphone was designed to provide the smooth, intimate sound associated with the most sought-after vintage ribbon microphones. With its focused mid-range, and outstanding bass response, the Woodpecker mic captures the essence of any recorded sound. It also excels at ambient recording and capturing room tone with the most intimate detail whether for rock drums, guitars or vocals any application where some natural space in the recording is desired.Usually, ribbon mics require preamps with at least 60-70dB of gain. Not so with the Woodpecker. Its active design allows you to use it with any preamp, so you don´t have to replace yours in order to have the acknowledged musicality of a ribbon transducer.The Woodpecker microphone package includes a custom made, solid brass shockmount and wood storage box.Specifications:Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure GradientDirectional Pattern: figure 8, bidirectionalFrequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHzSensitivity (1kHz into 2.5k ohm): 26mV/PaRated Impedance: 50 ohmRated Load Impedance: Not less than 1k ohmNoise Level A-weighted (IEC 651): Not more than 22dBMax Output (1% THD into 2.5k ohm): 10dBU = 2.5VMax SPL (0.5% THD into 2.5k ohm): 136dBDynamic Range (2.5k ohm load): 114dBSupply Voltage (IEC 268-15): +48V phantom power (+35V min.)Current Draw (typical ai +48V): 2.4mAWeight: 1.6lbs
Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a well-established mental model that helps you to channel your thoughts and feelings toward achieving your goals. It is a set of communicative techniques designed to help you better understand the importance of the unconscious mind and how it effects conscious decisions. In this book, some of the core principals of NLP will be explained and many of the techniques that are said to make the magic happen will be talked about. The model itself can be viewed as a guide to living a certain way, or it can be used to compliment your own philosophy. You could also use it to convince people of just about anything. The key to using NLP effectively is perseverance. You can try and you can fail, but the positivity that is needed to pick yourself back up again is sometimes a heavy load, so NLP offers solutions for this as well. You will learn how to use it in your work and social life to get the most out of each experience you live. Whether it is persuading others that you are the best in the business, giving yourself the edge at work or at school, helping others to achieve their dreams, or whatever else you want your life to entail, NLP is a step-by-step guide on how to do that. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056985/bk_acx0_056985_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.