Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz , the award-winning author of Feathers and The Triumph of Seeds takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They´ve given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you´ll never overlook them again.
From the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize-shortlisted Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the TaleIn 2003 Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow. A Buzz in the Meadow is a captivating look at our natural world and a call to arms for nature-lovers everywhere.
Putting the dead in deadline. To Bee or not to Bee? When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper - and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect. Millie´s partner is gorgeous, smart - and keeping secrets. Millie joins forces with her mysterious classmate Chase who seems to want to help her even while covering up secrets of his own. She´ s starting to get a reputation without any of the benefits. Drama - and bodies - pile up around Millie and she chases clues, snuggles Baxter the so-ugly-he´s-adorable bassett hound, and storms out of the world´ s most awkward school dance/memorial mash-up. At least she gets to eat a lot of pie. Best-selling author Beth Fantaskey´ s funny, fast-paced blend of Clueless and Nancy Drew is a suspenseful audiobook that is the best time a listener can have with buried weapons, chicken clocks, and a boy who only watches gloomy movies but somehow makes Millie smile. Bee-lieve it. Pair with Fantaskey´ s best-selling Jessica´s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Moon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007770/bk_reco_007770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you´re not social, it’s like you´re not even there. That´s how critical social media marketing has become. Businesses everywhere are struggling to adapt, but transitioning from traditional marketing to online engagement is fraught with questions, such as: How much is a Facebook ´´like” worth? How can you effectively engage online influencers? What are the best dashboards for monitoring multiple social channels simultaneously? How do you keep it all going around the clock? For more than a decade, author Jeremy Goldman has helped companies inject "social" into their processes. In Going Social, he explains the ins-and-outs of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, and others. The digital landscape offers unprecedented opportunities to breathe new life into brands, spread the word about products, and magnify loyalty. Featuring insights from entrepreneurs, social media directors, community managers, bloggers, and other experts, Going Social is an indispensable guide to connecting with customers in the brave new social frontier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Geoffrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000838/bk_gdan_000838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Social media is a crucial tool for success in business today. People are already talking about your business using social media, whether you´re using it or not. By becoming part of the conversation, you can start connecting directly to your customers, as well as finding new ones, easily and inexpensively while spreading the word about your products or services. But social media marketing isn´t like traditional marketing - and treating it that way only leads to frustration. Let Shama Hyder Kabani, president of Web marketing firm Marketing Zen and social-media expert, teach you the ´´zen” of social media marketing: how to access all the benefits of social media marketing without the stress! With a foreword by New York Times best-selling author Chris Brogan, The Zen of Social Media Marketing outlines the most popular social media tools, from Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn, and teaches you how to use them, step by step. She provides proven strategies for success from the businesses she works with every day, along with shortcuts and tips to help you make the most of your time and energy. The Zen of Social Media Marketing is also the last social media guide you´ll ever need: with the physical book you also get access to the exclusive online edition, which includes regular updates and video extras to make sure you´re always on top of the latest in social media. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White, Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002401/bk_tant_002401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Savvy Author´s Guide To Book Publicity:A Comprehensive Resource -- from Building the Buzz to Pitching the Press Lissa Warren
How do you avoid being mesmerized by the latest fads in business - while still benefiting from new ideas? Learn what it takes to ´´bust the fads´´ and win at business in 60 minutes of conversation and instruction by the author of Fad Surfing in the Boardroom. These are the subjects covered: Surf´s Up: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Fad Surfing Bust the Fads The Problem with Visions Mission Statement and the Search for Meaning A Vision and Mission Intermezzo Strategy Mumbo Jumbo Acid-test Standards Decoding the Corporate Culture Change Management and Culture Change Total Quality Mayhem Low-Cost Migraines Closing thoughts from Henry Ford and MeThis product is part of the Simply Magazine Home & Office series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eileen Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000012/bk_smag_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s June in Cranberry Cove, and Monica Albertson´s plan to sell cranberry relish to chain stores is taking off. The cranberry bogs are in bloom, and local beekeeper Rick Taylor and his assistant Lori Wenk are bringing in bees to pollinate the blossoms. When a fatal prick fells Lori, the buzz is that Rick is to blame. In trying to clear her friend´s name, Monica discovers that more than a few people in Cranberry Cove have felt the power of Lori´s venom, and it looks as if this time she may have agitated the hive a bit too much. With the fate of the farm on the line, Monica must get to the bottom of the crime before another victim gets stung. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Romy Nordlinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007513/bk_tant_007513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Phoenix belongs to the Community - a gang of thieves with paranormal powers. But this doesn´t contain any vampires, angels or werewolves! All the allure of a paranormal romance, but with the twists and turns of an adventure/thriller. From the author of ´´Finding Sky´´, which generated a real buzz among teen bloggers.