Bei den Maya-Indianern im Hochland von Guatemala ist es Tradition: Am Abend erzählt man seine Sorgen einer kleinen Puppe, legt sie über Nacht unter das Kopfkissen - und am nächsten Morgen ist der Kummer verflogen. Falls Sie also noch ein wenig Herzschmerz haben: Das MAYAN-Minisorgenpüppchen ´Liebe´ hört Ihnen garantiert sehr aufmerksam zu. In weiteren Varianten erhältlich.
History in Infographics helps children to visualise facts and statistics using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. The colourful, high-impact design will appeal to a wide range of children, from visual learners to struggling readers, capturing and then holding their attention. Infographics are a really exciting, different way to learn about core historical topics, and are ideal for fact-hungry children, revision work, and to improve the quality of presentations. History in Infographics: The Mayans allows children to explore the Mayan civilisation like never before, finding out how people lived, what they ate, what they wore, how they were ruled, the games they played and how the civilisation died out. Children can discover that the Maya were the first people to make hot chocolate, and how they did it, that they went to war to capture prisoners they then sacrificed to their gods, and all about other South American civilisations, including the Aztecs and the Incas. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and history lovers of all ages, the Mayans have never seemed more exciting!
Trapped for decades, a powerful god seeks freedom…and revenge. But the only thing that can save him is the passion of a woman´s touch… Emma Keane is your average city girl trying to get a date. There´s just one thing holding her back: the disembodied male voice speaking to her through her mind. Sound kind of crazy? Maybe. But crazy turns downright deadly when the voice persuades her to travel to the wilds of the Mayan jungle. There she will free his body - his incredibly hot, muscled, naked body. Humans are so frail, so undisciplined, so susceptible to love. And when this ancient being connects with Emma, the feelings she sparks drive him utterly mad. Protective, keep-her-close, never-let-her-go kind of mad. Which might not be such a bad thing because from the moment the beautiful, passionate Emma unshackles his body, they are hunted at every turn. Now he´ll have to do everything in his power to keep her safe. But will it be enough? PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference matrial will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Wick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001376/bk_hach_001376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ancient jungles of the Yucatan hide a world of secrets - the secrets of wealth, love, and fate. Now daredevil pilot Kurt Reid is about to tempt fate and fly into the heart of that jungle in search of his destiny - an adventure as daring and dangerous as any undertaken by Indiana Jones. He´s looking for gold, but not just any. He’s after one particular nugget - flying blind into a tropical haystack in search of a very valuable needle. Thanks to his grandfather’s vexing dying wish, his entire inheritance - as well as the shape of his future - hangs on the success of his journey. As if that weren’t bad enough, Kurt soon finds that his family legacy runs deep and dark in the Yucatan. The Mayans mistake Kurt for his grandfather, and they´ve got fifty-years worth of revenge to serve up. Whether he lands on the sacrificial altar or in the arms of his sexy co-pilot Joy, things are bound to heat up fast in pursuit of Forbidden Gold. In 1931, as a student at George Washington University, Hubbard founded the college Glider Club and within a few months a respected columnist said ´´he is recognized as one of the outstanding glider pilots in the country.” Later he wrote as the aviation correspondent for the prestigious flying magazine Sportsman Pilot. His combined writing and flying expertise comprised the perfect recipe to give stories like Forbidden Gold their authentic flavor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. F. Daley, Beth Leckbee, Bob Caso, Matt Scott, Jim Meskimen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gala/000124/bk_gala_000124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four stories deal with Errol Stein´s idiosyncratic musings on mortality, love and the outrageous demand of an ancient Mayan god. From Philadelphia to Tucson to the coast of the Yucatan Errol is tested and gets by, not always getting it right, but always changed by his experiences. In ´´Interloper´´, Errol survives a near fatal tractor accident on Camp America and transforms a phantom being as it journeys from one life form to another. ´´Descending Gods´´ finds the Stein family on the Yucatan coast where Ah Mucen Cab demands the sacrifice of Errol´s son in an encounter fueled by a psychedelic rum drink. ´´Javelina Stew´´ recalls his arrival in Tucson and attempt to rescue a drowning ferocious animal from a swimming pool in a blinding Sonoran desert monsoon. Stein´s musings on mortality, the meaning of a blues legend and poet collaborator´s cryptic verses are examined in ´´In the Days Before Rock and Roll´´. In stories ranging over a 40-year partnership with his beloved Wanda we see Errol struggling to make sense of a life´s lessons and ultimately getting it right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015192/bk_acx0_015192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Graham Hancock, an expert in ancient civilisations and author of the nine million selling Fingerprints of the Gods, and expert too, on the use of hallucinogens to achieve higher states of consciousness, brings these two interests together in the second volume of the War God trilogy. The conquistador Hernán Cortés is dreaming of Tenochtitlan, the golden city of Aztecs. But in order to win the Aztecs´ gold, Cortés and his small force of just 500 men will have to defeat the psychotic emperor Moctezuma and the armies of hundreds of thousands he commands. Cortés expects that the Tlascalans, hereditary enemies of the Aztecs, will join him, but instead finds himself locked in a deadly struggle. As Cortés risks all against the Tlascalans, he plays mind games with Moctezuma, aiming to defeat the Aztec emperor psychologically before ever having to face him in battle. In this he is aided by his lover Malinal, a beautiful Mayan princess. It is from Malinal that Cortés learns of the myth of Quetzalcoatl, ´The Plumed Serpent´. She shows him how to exploit the prophecy of the fabled god king´s return to weaken Moctezuma´s resolve and keep alive the suspicion that the conquistador might actually be Quetzalcoatl himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barnaby Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026992/bk_adbl_026992_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Boarding a cruise ship bound for Mexico, vacationing Navy SEAL Jeremiah ´´Bullfrog´´ Winters runs into Emma Albright, the only woman he ever loved...and lost. Emma might still teach Romantic Lit at George Mason University, but life taught her there´s no such thing as everlasting love. Good thing she can still enjoy her vacation without falling for the man who captivated her years earlier. But re-awakening Emma´s passions becomes Jeremiah´s current mission until violence breaks out on their port excursion to the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Now, love may be the only weapon powerful enough to save them both, if Emma can bring herself to believe in its permanence and power. Marliss Melton uses her Spec Ops and Intelligence communities to pen realistic and heartfelt stories featuring America´s elite warriors. The daughter of a U.S. foreign officer, Melton grew up in various overseas countries, and now resides in Williamsburg, Virginia, with her husband and family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armen Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071137/bk_acx0_071137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1904, as the Russo-Japanese War deepened, Asia was parceled out to rising powers and the Korean empire was annexed by Japan. Facing war and the loss of their nation, more than a thousand Koreans left their homes to seek possibility elsewhere—in unknown Mexico.After a long sea voyage, these emigrants—thieves and royals, priests and soldiers, orphans and entire families—disembark with the promise of land. Soon they discover the truth: they have been sold into indentured servitude.Aboard ship, an orphan, Ijeong, fell in love with the daughter of a noble; separated when the various haciendados claim their laborers, he vows to find her. After years of working in the punishing heat of the henequen fields, the Koreans are caught in the midst of a Mexican revolution. Some flee with Ijeong to Guatemala, where they found a New Korea amid Mayan ruins.A tale of star-crossed love, political turmoil, and the dangers of seeking freedom in a new world, Black Flower is an epic story based on a little-known moment in history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Degas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008845/bk_adbl_008845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sold to settle her husband´s gambling debts, kidnapped... betrayed... and promised to the Mayan gods as their sacrificial bride. Texas-born beauty Mercy Cameron pursued one recklessly romantic dream - to be desired in all ways by the man who bought her as a bondswoman - to discover in his arms the depth of ecstasy and the consummate crest of love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kris Faulkner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001255/bk_bimo_001255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´All you have to do to become somebody’s God is disappear.´´ The speaker is Mayan Atassi, the wise and frighteningly vulnerable heroine who captivated readers of Mona Simpson’s Anywhere But Here and who now narrates the novel’s immensely powerful successor. Mayan’s god is her father, who left her when she was a child. Up until now she has worshiped him by waiting for him to come back. But at the age of 28 Mayan sets out to find him. Her quest is an epic, wrenching search that leads her across two continents to the high edge of madness. It leads the reader to a poignant understanding of the nature of love and lovelessness, fathers and fatherlessness, and of the loyalties that make us who we are - even when they threaten to destroy us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004316/bk_brll_004316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.