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In her debut novel, Sasha Grey takes us inside a private, high-profile, sex society where anything and everything can happen. Read the prologue.

Constable

The Modern Shepherd

AlBaraa H. Taibah
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AlBaraa H. Taibah

There is no prophet who has not tended sheep. So goes a famous phrase in Islamic scripture, words that had long intrigued young MBA student AlBaraa Taibah. How does shepherding awaken one's wisdom? Empower one's leadership skills? Build one's character? Why was shepherding the starting point for great leaders like Mohammed, Moses and Abraham? There must be a reason and lessons in shepherding to take away, he reasoned.So AlBaraa made the decision to become a modern-day shepherd, to spend ten days alone with a herd of sheep in the Sahara Desert, attempting to learn what the scripture was talking about. Confronting the dangers of desert snakes, getting hopelessly lost in the dunes, and suffering from dehydration, on the first day he asks himself, 'Why didn't I just take that leadership course back in Boston?'What transpires is an adventure, a journey into consciousness, that is as poetic and funny as it is profound. The Modern Shepherd is a journal of personal discovery and a leadership textbook unlike any other. Learn and laugh with AlBaraa as he acquires the secret of being an effective leader from a stubborn flock of sheep.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

The Disappearing Spoon

Sam Kean
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Sam Kean

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history?The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.

Basic Books

War in 140 Characters

David Patrikarakos
Authors:
David Patrikarakos

A leading foreign correspondent looks at how social media has transformed the modern battlefield, and how wars are foughtModern warfare is a war of narratives, where bullets are fired both physically and virtually. Whether you are a president or a terrorist, if you don't understand how to deploy the power of social media effectively you may win the odd battle but you will lose a twenty-first century war. Here, journalist David Patrikarakos draws on unprecedented access to key players to provide a new narrative for modern warfare. He travels thousands of miles across continents to meet a de-radicalized female member of ISIS recruited via Skype, a liberal Russian in Siberia who takes a job manufacturing "Ukrainian" news, and many others to explore the way social media has transformed the way we fight, win, and consume wars-and what this means for the world going forward.

Sphere

Friend Request

Laura Marshall
Authors:
Laura Marshall

'A read-it-in-one-sitting thriller . . . Twisty and gripping but always relatable, Friend Request is the ultimate it-could-happen-to-you read' Erin KellyWhen Louise Williams receives a message from someone left long in the past she feels sick.Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook.Because Maria Weston has been missing for over twenty-five years. She was last seen the night of a school leavers' party, and the world believes her to be dead. Particularly Louise, who has lived her adult life knowing herself responsible for Maria's disappearance. But now Maria is back. Or is she?As Maria's messages start to escalate, Louise forces herself to reconnect with the old friends she once tried so hard to impress, to try to piece together exactly what happened that fateful night. But when another friend's body turns up in the woods outside their old school, Louise realises she can't trust anyone and that she must confront her own awful secret to discover the whole truth of what happened to Maria . . .

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The Shard

Howard Watson
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Howard Watson
Grand Central Publishing

The Global Silicon Valley Handbook

Michael Moe
Authors:
Michael Moe

Silicon Valley has become synonymous with big ideas, start-ups and inventing the future. People from around the world are drawn to its society-transforming businesses such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Uber. Pop culture has also become infatuated by Silicon Valley, as evidenced by The Social Network or HBO's Silicon Valley. And now the Silicon Valley is starting to go global. But how does one enter this vibrant and innovative market? In THE GLOBAL SILICON VALLEY HANDBOOK, bestselling author, venture capitalist, and global thought leader, Michael Moe, maps out an insider's guide to Silicon Valley and the hottest emerging markets from around the world. You will learn a range of tips and tricks, from who the top angel investors are, to phrases to avoid in a pitch, to even the best place to have a beer while bumping into potential funders in your market. Visually engaging with forward-looking tips and infographics, THE GLOBAL SILICON VALLEY HANDBOOK appeals to the entrepreneur in all of us.

Little, Brown

The End of Alchemy

Mervyn King
Authors:
Mervyn King

'A fearless and important book . . . The End of Alchemy isn't just an elegant guide to the history of economic ideas. It also gives a genuine insider's account' TelegraphThe past twenty years saw unprecedented growth and stability followed by the worst financial crisis the industrialised world has ever witnessed. In the space of little more than a year what had been seen as the age of wisdom was viewed as the age of foolishness. Almost overnight, belief turned into incredulity. Most accounts of the recent crisis focus on the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what went wrong. But those events, vivid though they remain in our memories, comprised only the latest in a long series of financial crises since our present system of commerce became the cornerstone of modern capitalism. Alchemy explains why, ultimately, this was and remains a crisis not of banking - even if we need to reform the banking system - nor of policy-making - even if mistakes were made - but of ideas. In this refreshing and vitally important book, former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King - an actor in this drama - proposes revolutionary new concepts to answer the central question: are money and banking a form of Alchemy or are they the Achilles heel of a modern capitalist economy?

Running Press Adult

Seven Wonders

Ben Mezrich
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Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich is the internationally bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the movie The Social Network; The Ugly Americans; Busting Vegas; Rigged and Bringing Down the House, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Ben Mezrich lives in Boston.

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Christine Lagorio is a senior writer at Inc Magazine and has been covering startups and entrepreneurship for the last seven years. She has previously written for Congressional Quarterly, CBS News, The Village Voice, The New York Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle. This is her first book.

David Ewing Duncan

DAVID EWING DUNCAN is the author of nine books, including the international bestseller Calendar, and writes for Wired, Discover, and the Atlantic Monthly. He is a freelance producer and correspondent for ABC's Nightline, and a commentator on NPR's Morning Edition. He also writes the popular 'Biotech and Creativity' column for the San Francisco Chronicle. In 2003, he won the Magazine Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He lives in San Francisco, California.www.davidewingduncan.com

David Patrikarakos

David Patrikarakos is the author of Nuclear Iran: the Birth of an Atomic State, a contributing editor at the Daily Beast, and a contributing writer at Politico. He has written for the New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He lives in London.

Elaine Kasket

Elaine Kasket is a digital immigrant masquerading as a digital native, an American masquerading as a Brit, and a committed urbanite masquerading as a chicken farmer, but she is a genuine psychologist, writer, and public intellectual. A former principal lecturer in counselling psychology, she left formal academia behind to spend more time communicating to general audiences about the topics that most fascinate her. When she isn't writing or speaking about the murky and weirdly compelling junctures where life, death and the digital meet, she provides psychological therapy, is a producer for the Mortified live storytelling project, tells tales on stage, and makes unsuccessful attempts at learning the banjo. She has appeared in various print, broadcast and online media, to include BBC television, ITN Channel 4, Radio 4 and the Mortified podcast. She lives in East London with her husband, daughter and a revolving cast of troublesome bantams.

Geraint Anderson

Before sacrificing his soul to dark forces in the Square Mile, Cityboy was a genuine left-wing hippy and political activist, complete with ponytail and hoop earrings. His dream of becoming a global traveller was cruelly dashed when his brother got him an interview at a French bank in the City, which would set him on the rocky road to destruction and despair.

Howard Watson

Howard Watson is a writer and editor. He has a long association with Architectural Design and has written on design for the Independent and many other publications. He has worked with the architect Sir Terry Farrell and other designers, and authored Hotel Revolution, Fashion Retail (with Elaine Curtis), Bar Style and The Design Mix.

Laura Marshall

Laura Marshall grew up in Wiltshire and studied English at the University of Sussex. Her debut, Friend Request, was a Kindle No.1 and Sunday Times bestseller, with over half a million copies sold in the UK. It has sold in a further twenty territories around the world, and was also shortlisted for the Bath Novel Award and Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize in 2016. Three Little Lies is Laura's second novel.Laura lives in Kent with her husband and two children.For more information visit Laura's website www.lauramarshall.co.uk or find her at www.facebook.com/lauramarshallauthor or on Twitter @laurajm8.

Mark Leigh

Mark Leigh's career has taken him from working as a scriptwriter for TV comedy acts such as Hale and Pace, through the 'Mad Men' world of advertising copywriting to developing concepts for radio and TV comedy shows and writing bestselling humour books. Over the past twenty years he has written or co-written dozens of books, including titles with Chris Tarrant and Roy Chubby Brown. Mark lives just outside London in Surrey.

Melissa A Schilling

Melissa A. Schilling is a professor at New York University's Stern School of Business and the author of the number one innovation strategy textbook in the world, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation. As one of the world's leading experts on innovation, she has appeared on numerous media outlets including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Huffington Post, CNBC, The Brian Lehrer Show, Scientific American, USA Today, South China Morning Post, Energy Biz Insider, Clean Technica, and New Energy

Mick Dawson

Mick Dawson was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England in 1964. After leaving school in 1980, he joined the Royal Marines, in which he served for eleven years before moving on to a career as a professional sailor skippering private yachts around the globe. Looking for a challenge in 2001, he rowed across the Atlantic Ocean together with his brother, Steve. In the eight years that followed, Mick became one of the most experienced and successful ocean rowers in the world, completing a second transatlantic row and attempting two solo rows across the North Pacific Ocean. Finally, in 2009, along with his friend and rowing partner Chris Martin, he successfully rowed across the North Pacific from Choshi, Japan, to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco a voyage of nearly six-and-a-half months of rowing and a total of almost 7,000 miles. He and Chris hold a Guinness World Record as the first team to row the Pacific Ocean from West to East. It is one of the last great firsts.Mick now lives in East Sussex with his partner Natalie. His new project, The Cockleshell Endeavour, www.cockleshellendeavour.com, in conjunction with the Royal Marines Kayaking Association, is designed to assist former and serving service personnel who are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder or physical injuries. The project also raises money for the Royal Marines Charity, www.theroyalmarinescharity.org.ukSince writing this book, having previously dismissed the possibility of another rowing adventure, Mick has none the less successfully rowed the Pacific Ocean once more. Rowing from Monterey Bay to Honolulu with his friend and blind veteran Steve Sparkes. Another world first as 'Sparky' became the first visually impaired person to have rowed the Pacific. Mick is a filmmaker, motivational speaker, and author. He still sails professionally and doesn't rule out further adventures. www.189days.com

William Bridges

William Bridges, PhD, was an internationally known speaker, consultant, and the author of ten books. He was known for his expertise in the "human side" of organizational change and made his career guiding individuals and organizations through transition. The professional seminars that he launched in 1988 now have certified thousands of managers, trainers, and consultants to conduct Transition Management programs worldwide.