die Macht des Moments

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593377797


Page: 264

View: 8512


Kennen Sie die kurzen Momente, in denen wir blitzartige Entscheidungen treffen - Momente, in denen wir denken, ohne zu denken?

Blink of an Eye

Author: Ted Dekker

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418567728

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1096


The future changes in the blink of an eye . . . or does it? Miriam is a Saudi princess promised to another, a pawn in a political struggle that could shift the balance of power in the Middle East. Seth is a certified genius with a head full of numbers, a life full of baggage, and an attitude born on the waves of the Pacific. Cultures collide when they find themselves thrown together as fugitives in a high-stakes chase across Southern California. A growing attraction and a search for answers fuel their fight to survive . . . but with no sleep and a massive manhunt steadily closing in, their chances of surviving any future are razor thin.

In the Blink of an Eye

A Perspective on Film Editing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879505629

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 146

View: 1624


In the Blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing.

Was der Hund sah

Cesar Millan und das Geheimnis der Bewegung

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593421925

Category: Social Science

Page: 22

View: 9051


Cesar Millan ist der legendärste und bekannteste Hundeflüsterer der Welt. Selbst die bissigsten Dauerkläffer werden unter seinem Einfluss zu sanften Schoßhündchen. Doch immer wieder zeigt Millan mit seiner Arbeit: Das eigentliche Problem ist nicht der Hund, sondern der Mensch. Hunde brauchen Sicherheit und Struktur - ganz ähnlich wie Menschen in Beziehungen auch. Anders als bei Menschen, die allzuoft glauben, "es sei doch alles gesagt", funktioniert die Kommunikation mit Hunden nicht verbal, sondern über Körperhaltung, Stimmlage, klare Gesten. Und auch darauf reagieren wir Menschen intuitiv ganz genauso wie Hunde - nur dass es uns meist gar nicht bewusst wird. Malcolm Gladwells spannende Geschichte macht deutlich, wie sehr wir davon profitieren, "auf den Hund zu kommen" und uns die Tipps von Experten wie Cesar Millan zu Nutze zu machen. Lesen Sie die Titel-Geschichte aus Gladwells unterhaltsamer, gleichnamiger Sammlung!


Author: S.A. Jewell

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 162020164X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2013


Jason has it all—a great family and an exciting, successful career. But in a blink, it's all gone, and he struggles to find out why. Mona Foster, the President of the United States, wrestles with Christian theology while trying to lead the country. When people around the world suddenly go missing, she finds herself wondering if what she believes is real or if science has an answer. Prime Minister Ben-Zion looks for reality in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles. When multitudes suddenly disappear, Ben-Zion starts wondering if the truths he reads in the Bible are true. Marcus Junius is an ambitious, brilliant politician who uses chaos to seize power as millions scramble for answers in the face of tragedy, fear, and inexplicable loss of control. Is their world on the brink of obliteration? Could this truly be the rapture foretold in the Bible?


Author: Samuel E. Stone

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462822118

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 8976


“Blink,” examines the life of a cop from his early adolescent years through his career in Law Enforcement. The action is non-stop for the main character, Sam. Experiencing the pain of death and suffering surrounding him as a teenager causes him to mature at an early age in order to face his own struggle for survival. This is a story of the trauma, the pleasures, and the experiences which shape the emotional and mental essences of a man. It will take the reader across the tracks to the dark side of the world where crime is a way of life as you follow Sam from one case to another. The story spans thirty years in time. It will present the reader with a deeper understanding of Law Enforcement and the cops working their own neighborhood. Cops are people too, just like anyone else. Some are good and some are bad. Some are energetic and some are lazy. Some are honest, and some are not. They make mistakes and rarely have all the answers. Each situation they become involved in is unique and requires a judgement call. There never is a right answer but usually one that works for the time. Each event centers around action and reaction, sometimes resulting in fatal solutions. This story is designed to be entertaining as well as informative. It will leave the reader with a new perspective the next time he sees a police car racing down his streets with the lights and siren blazing.

A Blink of the Screen

Collected Short Fiction

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409043991

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1978


In the four decades since his first book appeared in print, Terry Pratchett has become one of the world’s best-selling and best-loved authors. Here for the first time are his short stories and other short form fiction collected into one volume. A Blink of the Screen charts the course of Pratchett’s long writing career: from his schooldays through to his first writing job on the Bucks Free Press,; to the origins of his debut novel, The Carpet People; and on again to the dizzy mastery of the phenomenally successful Discworld series. Here are characters both familiar and yet to be discovered; abandoned worlds and others still expanding; adventure, chickens, death, disco and, actually, some quite disturbing ideas about Christmas,all of it shot through with his inimitable brand of humour. With an introduction by Booker Prize-winning author A.S. Byatt, illustrations by the late Josh Kirby and drawings by the author himself, this is a book to treasure.

The Attentional Blink

Eine Studie über das Auftreten des Aufmerksamkeitsblinzelns

Author: Ulrike Pfeiffer


ISBN: 3956364430

Category: Psychology

Page: 19

View: 5829


In dieser Studie wird der Attentional Blink repliziert. 104 Versuchspersonen sollten in einer schnellen aufeinanderfolgenden visuellen Präsentation von Buchstaben einen teilweise definierten Buchstaben (Target) identifizieren und dann die An- oder Abwesenheit eines vollständig definierten Buchstaben (Probe) bestimmen. Die Psychologiestudenten führten die Versuchsreihe in Räumen der Universität durch, in denen mehrere Computer zur Verfügung standen. Die übrigen Teilnehmer nahmen einzeln in ruhiger, häuslicher Umgebung an der Versuchsreihe teil. Insgesamt gab es zehn Versuchsleiter. Das Experiment wurde zur Überprüfung der Deutlichkeit der Instruktionen in Probedurchgängen mit freiwilligen Testpersonen, die hinterher nicht mehr am fertigen Experiment teilnahmen, getestet. Zusätzlich konnten durch zahlreiche Selbstversuche auch technische Probleme ausgeschlossen werden. Das Experiment wurde aus ökonomischen Gründen zusammen mit drei anderen Experimenten zu einer Versuchsreihe zusammengefügt. Die Durchführung der Untersuchung erfolgte vollständig computergestützt. Wie bei der Untersuchung von Raymond et al. (1992) wurde ein experimentelles Versuchsdesign mit Messwiederholungen benutzt. Jede Versuchsperson wurde auf jeder Position des Probes getestet.

Blink & Caution

Author: Tim Wynne-Jones

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763654558

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8568


Boy, did Blink get off on the wrong floor. All he wanted was to steal some breakfast for his empty belly, but instead he stumbled upon a fake kidnapping and a cell phone dropped by an "abducted" CEO, giving Blink a link to his perfect blonde daughter. Now Blink is on the run, but it’s OK as long as he’s smart enough to stay in the game and keep Captain Panic locked in his hold. Enter a girl named Caution. As in "Caution: Toxic." As in "Caution: Watch Your Step." She’s also on the run, from a skeezy drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her past that won’t let her go. When she spies Blink at the train station, Caution can see he’s an easy mark. But there’s something about this naïve, skinny street punk, whom she only wanted to rob, that tugs at her heart, a heart she thought deserved not to feel. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel trails two deeply compelling characters as they forge a blackmail scheme that is foolhardy at best, disastrous at worst - along with a fated, tender partnership that will offer them each a rare chance for redemption.


A Journey Through Gangland Mayhem

Author: David Leslie,Ian MacDonald

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780575769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 897


As a young man in Glasgow’s underworld, Ian ‘Blink’ MacDonald fought, robbed and slashed his way to the top, developing a taste for the high life along the way. His notoriety earned him an offer of work from Scotland’s most feared gangster, Arthur Thompson, but MacDonald had other plans: to finance a new life in Spain with the multimillion-pound proceeds of a high-risk armed bank robbery. But the job went badly wrong, and MacDonald was jailed for 16 years. In prison, he met scores of high-profile inmates, including torture-gang boss Eddie Richardson, high-society serial killer Archie Hall, notorious lifer Charles Bronson and Ronnie O’Sullivan senior, father of the snooker star. On his release, MacDonald became a magnet for trouble, enjoying a hedonistic, drug-fuelled lifestyle and finding himself drawn into conflict with police, gangsters and businessmen. Rearrested several times, he was the target of more than one terrifying murder attempt. In Blink, MacDonald provides an eye-opening account of his highly eventful journey through life in Glasgow’s brutal gangland.

Die Auslöschung der Mary Shelley

Author: Marc Buhl

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3958370047

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 3003


"In Mexiko hatte sie den Orientierungssinn von Ameisen studiert. Cataglyphis waren GPS-Wunder, die unfehlbar den Weg zum Nesteingang fanden, egal wie weit sie sich davon entfernt hatten. Mary beneidete sie. Wegen ihrer mathematischen Wahrnehmung und weil sie keinen Egoismus kannten. Das war es, was Ameisen allen anderen Wesen überlegen machte. Das Fehlen von Egoismus. Kein Wunder. Ameisen waren weiblich. Die wahre Schwesternschaft. Männchen lieferten nur die Gene. Kein schlechtes Modell, dachte Mary, öffnete die Augen und lief weiter." Marc Buhl erzählt in seinem sechsten Roman in harten und emotional tief berührenden Szenen den ewigen Traum vom perfekten Menschengeschöpf, das heute nicht mehr Frankensteins Monster heißt, sondern in einem allwissenden NSA-Computer lebt, der ungleich brutaler und rücksichtsloser gegen seine Schöpferin zu Felde zieht.

Blink of Time

Author: Rainer Wekwerth

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401804626

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 360

View: 6177


Sarah Layken flieht vor der Realität - doch vor welcher? Ein Junge will ihr helfen - doch woher weiß er von ihrem Problem? Kein Leben ist wie das andere - doch welches ist das richtige? Um das richtige Leben zu finden, um ihre Liebe wiederzutreffen, um ihren Bruder vor einem Unglück zu bewahren, muss Sarah Layken die gleiche Situation wieder und wieder durchleben. Sie kann sich immer wieder für ein neues Leben entscheiden, aber sie kennt vorher niemals den Preis, den sie dafür bezahlen muss. "Spannung pur." ( "Komplex, rasant, dramatisch. 'Blink of Time' ist eine Geschichte voller Spannung und Überraschungen. Fesselnd bis zum letzten Satz." ( "Das Buch 'Blink of Time' ist wie die anderen Romane von Rainer Wekwerth großartig geschrieben. Es ist sehr fesselnd und unbedingt lesenswert." (Gmünder Tagespost)


A Gripping Psychological Thriller With a Killer Twist you’ll never forget

Author: K.L. Slater

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786811286

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 4903



Let it be as it is

Author: Max Ink

Publisher: N.A


Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 12

View: 2079



Author: Niamh O'Connor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448110718

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 788


A hitman DI Gavin Sexton is looking into a spate of teenage suicides when he encounters a young girl, paralyzed with locked-in syndrome. Unable to communicate in any other way, she blinks the words: ‘I hired a hitman’. Was it suicide? Recovering from loss of sight, Sexton’s old partner DI Jo Birmingham is keeping her promise to investigate the apparent suicide of Sexton’s own wife, Maura. But why does he no longer seem to care? Secrets thrive on stigma Sexton believes the girl who cannot move has suffered enough. But how far should he go to protect her? And what if Jo discovers an uncomfortable truth? Blink will grab you from the first page, and won’t let go.

In the Blink of an Eye

The Deadly Story of Epidemic Meningitis

Author: Andrew W. Artenstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146144845X

Category: Medical

Page: 138

View: 4522


This book is an account of a major historical event, in the world of medicine. As the son of one of the lead scientists who developed the vaccine for meningococcal meningitis, Andrew Artenstein has a unique perspective on the story. In the Blink of an Eye shares his experience.


Rebel Minds Book 5

Author: C.B. Stone

Publisher: InkedPlot Media


Category: Fiction

Page: 95

View: 8875



Author: Phil Porter

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435561

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 703


This is the tale of Jonah, Sophie, and a fox called Scruffilitis. It's a love story. A dysfunctional, voyeuristic and darkly funny love story, but a love story all the same. This new play by the Bruntwood Playwriting Prize winner Phil Porter, is an exciting collaboration between Soho Theatre - London's most vibrant venue for new writing, comedy and cabaret - and internationally acclaimed Fringe First winners nabokov.


Author: Sasha Dawn

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1541516648

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 344

View: 1303


When Josh was four, a little girl named Rachel was kidnapped and never found. Twelve years later, Chatham Clairborne appears, apparently on the hunt for her runaway sister. But Josh suspects she is also tied to the mystery of Rachel. Josh falls for Chatham, but Chatham remains elusive. He can't tell if she's lying or not. But he's sure that once he finds out the truth about her, he will be able to unlock the mystery of Rachel's disappearance—and find out who the true Chatham Clairborne is. But will he discover the truth in time? And does he really want to know what the truth is?