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Piatkus

Back to Human

Dan Schawbel, Amber Hoover
Authors:
Dan Schawbel, Amber Hoover

Back to Human explains how a more socially connected workforce creates greater fulfillment, productivity, and engagement while preventing burnout and turnover. New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel guides the next generation of leaders to create a workplace where teammates feel genuinely connected, engaged, and empowered to grow strong interpersonal skills rather than relying on technology. Based on Schawbel's exclusive research studies--featuring the perspectives of over 2,000 managers and employees across different age groups and from the US, UK, China, India, Brazil and other countries - Back to Human reveals why electronic and virtual communication, though vital and useful, actually contributes to a stronger sense of isolation at work than ever before. The corporate cultures we are experiencing right now need to change, and Schawbel offers a new leadership model featuring The Work-Life Balance Myth (we should consider work-life integration instead, which creates more synergies between all areas of your life and puts you in control of how you allocate your time), Shared Learning (how sharing knowledge allows you to stay relevant despite industry disruptions), and more. The book includes:-Interviews with 100 leaders from notable companies including Facebook, Honeywell, HBO, Starbucks, General Mills, GE, Nike, American Express, Four Seasons, Walmart, TIME, LinkedIn, and The U.S. Air Force.-A self-assessment called "The Work Connectivity Index" that measures that strength of team relationships.-Exercises, examples and activities that readers can work on individually, or as a team, which will help them improve their leadership skills.-Tips and strategies on how to increase personal productivity, be more collaborative and become more fulfilled at work.

Moon Travel

Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip

Margaret Littman
Authors:
Margaret Littman

Trek across the salt flats, scale the towering rocks, and explore the marble canyons of this otherworldly landscape with Moon Death Valley National Park. Inside you'll find:Flexible, strategic itineraries, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, designed for day-hikers, road-trippers, outdoor adventurers, history buffs, and moreThe top experiences and unique ideas for exploring Death Valley: Hike through forested trails to sweeping canyon views, and discover abandoned mining camps, remote ghost towns, and hidden springs. Go four-wheel driving in rugged backcountry, or cruise along Badwater Basin Road to check out iconic sights like the Devil's Golf Course, Artist's Drive, and Zabriskie Point. Admire surreal salt flats, ethereal rock formations, colourful mosaic stone, and sculpted sand dunes, and find the best vistas for that perfect sunset photo-opPractical tips for hiking, four-wheel driving, camping, and other recreation, plus information on the right equipment to pack for the desert Detailed hike descriptions with mileage, elevation gains, difficulty ratings, and trailhead directionsHonest advice from Death Valley expert Jenna Blough on when to go and where to stay, whether you're pitching the tent, parking the RV, or bedding down at a hotel Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations, plus strategies for getting to Death Valley National ParkFull-colour photos and detailed maps throughoutCoverage of access towns and excursions beyond the park, including the John Muir Wilderness, the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, and the Trona Pinnacles Recommendations for families, seniors, international visitors, and travellers with disabilitiesThorough background on Death Valley's wildlife, terrain, culture, and historyWith Moon's practical tips and expert know-how, you can experience Death Valley National Park your way.Exploring more of the American West and California? Try Moon California, Moon California Road Trip, or Moon Nevada.For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.

Robinson

Alone

Brett Archibald
Authors:
Brett Archibald

'That's what happened, I think, struggling to stay afloat as the ocean pummels me from all sides. I must have blacked out -- exhausted, dehydrated, even a little delirious -- and hit the water.And no one saw it happen.''When I heard Brett had fallen overboard, after twelve hours I said, "There's no way anyone can survive longer than that in the ocean - I certainly couldn't do it." This is an incredible, incredible story.'Oscar Chalupsky, Twelve times Molokai Paddleboard World ChampionIn April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald was on board a surf-charter boat, making a night-time crossing of the Mentawai Strait off Sumatra, Indonesia. In the middle of a storm, ill with severe food poisoning, Brett was being sick overboard when, for a moment, he blacked out. When he came to, he found himself alone in the raging sea, being spun as if in a washing machine. Sixty miles from shore, Brett saw the lights of his boat disappearing into the darkness. It was very quickly clear that no one had seen him fall, and that no one would hear his shouts for help. He was alone in the ocean. It would be eight hours before his friends realised he was missing. At that point a frantic search began, for a single man hopefully still alive somewhere in thousands of square miles of heaving waves. The Mentawai Strait is remote and the rough weather meant that no planes or helicopters could assist in the search.This is the remarkable story of Brett's ordeal, and his miraculous rescue after twenty-eight hours alone in the ocean; also of his family and friends back home and around the world and the Australian skipper whose sheer doggedness and instinct played such a key role in saving Brett.

New Harbinger

Raising an Entrepreneur

Margot Machol Bisnow
Authors:
Margot Machol Bisnow

In this book, a political powerhouse and mother of two thriving entrepreneurs interviews the moms of overfifty of today's most successful innovators and-based on her findings-provides ten rules for raisingconfident, fearless, self-made individuals whose ideas and drive will change the world.Is your child passionate about something? Maybe it's music, sports, theatre, writing, building things, or helping others- the kind of creative pursuits that create distinguished leaders and make change in the world. All parents want their kids to have success, but how do you help them cultivate their talent and vision for a personally fulfilling and financially successful life? Once you've recognized their drive and passion, how to you set your little trailblazers free?Raising an Entrepreneur presents over fifty stories from the mothers of some of the most successful entrepreneurs today. Entrepreneurs are the new rock stars-they're the ones who turn their passions into ingenious projects, because they're willing to risk failure to make their dreams come true. Highlighting the various achievements of innovators from a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds-such as Geek Squad's Robert Stephens and Nantucket Nectars' Tom Scott, nonprofit founders like Mama Hope's Nyla Rodgers and Pencils of Promise's Adam Braun, profit for purpose creators like TOMS Shoes' Blake Mycoskie and FEED Projects' Ellen Gustafson, activists like Mike de la Rocha and Erica Ford, and artists like actress Emmanuelle Chriqui and songwriter Benny Blanco-and with photos of the entrepreneurs as children, these inspirational interviews will provide guidance and support on nurturing your ownchange maker.Not every kid will be an entrepreneur, but all kids have something that makes them unique. If you're seeking a way to nurture your children's passions and help them harness their talent, drive, and grit into a fulfilling life purpose, this book is for you. With these ten rules and numerous inspiring stories, you'll gain confidence in raising your child into a creatively successful adult.

Running Press Adult

Brain Dump

Running Press
Authors:
Running Press

Have you had enough of the vexation that accompanies losing the greatest comeback to your office nemesis? Are you sick of the irritation that follows forgetting the idea that would have made you the next Bill Gates? And it's all because you've been stranded on the john without pen and paper! Often our best ideas strike when we're distracted by mundane tasks like doing the dishes, driving, or taking a dump. That's where this journal-slash-activity book comes in. With Brain Dump , you'll have the perfect bathroom companion right at your fingertips so you can jot down all your best thoughts, fancies, and frustrations. Alongside journaling pages so you can write down all your brilliant ideas and practice your best doodles, Brain Dump also includes poo-provoking writing prompts,How would you bring about world peace? and What's your long-term poo plan?,fun facts, brain- teasing puzzles like Sudupoo, and plenty of space to document your poo and help get things moving smoothly. For those moments when nature calls and you're either suddenly struck with inspiration or stuck sitting on the porcelain throne consumed with boredom, Brain Dump is here to save the day!

Black Dog & Leventhal

Where Are They Buried?

Tod Benoit
Authors:
Tod Benoit
Rick Steves

Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway

Jamie Jensen
Authors:
Jamie Jensen
Abacus

Resistance

Anita Shreve
Authors:
Anita Shreve
Black Dog & Leventhal

Where Are They Buried?

Tod Benoit
Authors:
Tod Benoit

The perennially best-selling guide to the lives, deaths, and final resting places of our most enduring cultural icons, now revised and completely updated to include 25 entries of the newly dead. Where Are They Buried? has directed legions of fervent fans and multitudes of the morbidly curious to the gravesides, monuments, memorials, and tombstones of the nearly 500 celebrities and antiheros included in the book. By far the most complete and well-organized guide on the subject, every entry features an entertaining capsule biography full of little-known facts; a detailed description of the death; and step-by-step directions to the site of the grave, including not only the name of the cemetery but the specific roads and trails to take within the cemetery to reach the gravesite. The book also provides a handy index of grave locations organized by state, province, and country to make planning a grave-hopping road trip easy and efficient.New entries include Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston, Neil Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor, Dick Clark and twenty more.

PublicAffairs

A Chinaman's Chance

Eric Liu
Authors:
Eric Liu
PublicAffairs

935 Lies

Charles Lewis
Authors:
Charles Lewis
Moon Travel

Moon Pacific Northwest Camping (11th ed)

Tom Stienstra
Authors:
Tom Stienstra

top-selling outdoors writer Tom Stienstra covers the adventures of camping in the Pacific Northwest, including notable campsites along the Olympic Peninsula and Washington Coast, as well as the Southern Cascades, Mount Rainier, and the Columbia River Gorge. Stienstra provides easy-to-follow maps with driving directions to each campground, along with camping options from secluded alpine hike-ins to convenient roadside stop-overs. Complete with details on what to pack, what to wear, reservations, fees, and the best camping facilities, Moon Pacific Northwest Camping gives travellers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable camping experience.

Moon Travel

Moon Oregon Camping (Fourth Edition)

Tom Stienstra
Authors:
Tom Stienstra

top-selling outdoors writer Tom Stienstra covers the adventures of camping in Oregon, including notable campsites along the Oregon Coast, Portland and the Willamette Valley, the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood, as well as the Southern Cascades. Stienstra provides easy-to-follow maps with driving directions to each campground, along with camping options from secluded alpine hike-ins to convenient roadside stopovers. Complete with details on what to pack, what to wear, reservations, fees, and the best camping facilities, Moon Oregon Camping gives travellers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable camping experience.

Moon Travel

Moon Washington Camping (Fourth Edition)

Tom Stienstra
Authors:
Tom Stienstra

top-selling outdoors writer Tom Stienstra covers the best camping in Washington state, including notable campsites around the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Rainier, the San Juan Islands, and Olympic National Park. Stienstra provides easy-to-follow maps with driving directions to each campground, along with camping options ranging from secluded alpine hike-ins to convenient roadside stopovers. Complete with expert tips on gear, safety and first aid, weather, and camping with kids, Moon Washington Camping gives travellers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable camping experience.

Running Press Adult

Build Your Dreams

Alexis Irvin, Chip Hiden
Authors:
Alexis Irvin, Chip Hiden

The Dream Share Project , a documentary and career workshop created by Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin, has inspired thousands of college students across the U.S. In Build Your Dreams , Chip and Alexis transform their program into the ultimate career guide for a generation of rebels" seeking passionate work. Through essays, anecdotes, exercises, tasks, and illustrations, Build Your Dreams offers a unique 5-stage framework (using the acronym DREAM) for 20-somethings to make a living doing what they love: Discovery: This stage helps the reader unearth their passions and explores eight ways to test-drive a dream. Research: Teaches how to break a big vision down into actionable and measurable mini-goals. Embark: Offers guidance on financing a dream by providing Millennial-friendly expense-slashing techniques, easy-to-use budgeting templates, and fund-raising strategies.. Adapt: Utilizing anecdotes and exercises, this stage helps the reader surmount potential pitfalls on the path to their dream. Maintain: Focuses on teaching the reader how to make their dream profitable. Interactive, achievable, and enlightening, Build Your Dreams is the ultimate career guide for 80 million young people born between 1982 and 2001 who are poised to transform their passions into a fulfilling career and lifestyle.

Business Plus

It's Your Business

J. J. Ramberg, Frank Silverstein, Lisa Everson
Authors:
J. J. Ramberg, Frank Silverstein, Lisa Everson

With advice from Ramberg and such notable entrepreneurs as Blake Mycoskie and Mike Michalowicz, this right-to-the-point book covers topics from human resources to finance, public relations to sales, and much, much more - all geared towards the small business owner.Knowing that entrepreneurs have no time to waste, Ramberg presents simple and effective guidance that can be put to use right away. This book will be indispensable for every small business owner, from a family-owned store to a venture capitalist-backed start up.

Abacus

Urban Worrier

Nick Thorpe
Authors:
Nick Thorpe

Hunched exhausted at his computer one ordinary Monday morning, world-class workaholic Nick Thorpe has reached the end of his tether. Fearing for his health and family life, he knows something has to change. But where to start when trying too hard is part of the problem? Nick makes a bold resolution: he will spend a year learning to let go. Beginning with a plunge off a Cornish cliff, he soon graduates to wing-walking on a bi-plane, city-centre clowning and a revealing weekend at a naturist convention. But the more he tries to relax, the bigger the questions: can you be happy if you're not in control? Is true contentment all in the mind? And what does his small, brown dog know that Nick doesn't?From a school where pupils make the rules, to meditation and rafting in Sweden; from the chaos of a Durban street shelter to a silent monastery in New Mexico, URBAN WORRIER charts a humorous and often moving quest for the ultimate modern grail: how to find balance and fulfilment in today's high-speed world.

Sphere

Pacific Vortex!

Clive Cussler
Authors:
Clive Cussler
The start of a magnificent new trilogy

An Extract from The Summer Queen

Overflowing with scandal, sex, triumph and tragedy. Read the first chapter of The Summer Queen, the gripping new novel from New York Times Bestseller, Elizabeth Chadwick.

Margaret Littman

Margaret Littman is both an old-timer and a relative newcomer to Nashville. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, she left Tennessee for points north over the course of her writing career. But after 17 years she could no longer resist the siren song of the Parthenon, bluegrass music, or fried pickles, so she returned to Nashville, where she writes about Music City, Southeast travel, food, pets, and more. An avid stand-up paddler, she loves being a day trip away from the Tennessee River to the south, Reelfoot Lake to the west, and Norris Dam to the east.There's nothing Margaret loves more than telling natives something they didn't know about their home state. And with 75,000 miles on her station wagon already, she has lots of ideas for little-known places to listen to music, eat barbecue, paddle a lake, hike to a waterfall, or buy works by local artists.Margaret's work has appeared in national and regional magazines, including Wine Enthusiast, Entrepreneur, The Tennessean, and many others. She is the author of several guidebooks as well as the Nashville Essential Guide.Margaret has loved lots of places she's lived, but the day she looked down and realized she was wearing cowboy boots in synagogue, she knew she had become a Nashvillian.