Part biography, part personal reflection and part investigation, Chasing Shadows: The Life And Death Of Peter Roebuck celebrates Roebuck’s immense achievements as a player, captain, writer, broadcaster and philanthropist, and does not shy away from the controversies that plagued his life and hang so darkly and with such uncertainty over his shocking death.
Investigations uncovered details previously unknown to the public, and some of the cricket world's giant figures have volunteered their experience, perspective and opinions - both praising and criticising - for this remarkable figure, life and story.
Tim Lane and co-author Elliot Cartledge explore the ‘Roebuck phenomenon’, how this seemingly awkward and eccentric intellectual giant became, briefly, the English cricket captain, was embroiled in a long-standing feud with the likes of Ian Botham and Viv Richards, gained adulation throughout the sub-continent and Australasia and established what was essentially a homespun charity to put scores of impoverished Africans through secondary schooling and university.
Along with the recollections and revelations of colleague and confidante Tim Lane, Chasing Shadows features stories and interviews with the likes of Ian Botham, Viv Richards, Ian Chappell, Mark Nicholas, Steve Waugh, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Kerry O’Keefe, Martin Crowe, Mike Coward, Jim Maxwell and many others, including members of the Roebuck family.
In The Politics of Myth, Stephen Knight studies nine figures still vividly alive, all of them appearing in twenty-first century film and television.
Analysing how they relate to the major themes of Power, Resistance and Knowledge, he shows how fact and fiction mix to help us explore and understand the complexities of our world. Surprising mythic shifts occur across time. Robin Hood can be a tough anti-authoritarian, a genial aristocrat, a Saxon patriot; Queen Elizabeth I has been seen as a Protestant heroine, a love-lorn lady, even a grumpy manipulator.
From Merlin's multiple manifestations and Sherlock Holmes's smoking habits to the ongoing arguments about Ned Kelly, this book explores the richness and the range of figures of myth.
Super-charge your brain to gain a huge competitive edge in business and in life Future Brain is the busy professional's secret weapon for boosting mastery, efficiency, and productivity to gain that coveted competitive edge in business and in life.
Designed to be implemented at the individual, team, or organisational level, this in-depth, step-by-step framework leverages neuro-scientific principles to help you develop a solid, habit-changing plan for building and maintaining brain fitness and healthy behaviours. Author Dr. Jenny Brockis will help you develop your thought processes and your regular routine to get more done with less effort and time. Based on the idea of neuroplasticity, these daily practices improve focus, creativity, and effectiveness to help you stay relevant, competitive, and way ahead of the pack. You already have a magnificent brain, but you probably take it for granted; we often develop survival techniques that force our brain to work with an incompatible operating system in an effort to keep up with the ever-increasing velocity of change and information overload.
This book helps you beef up your brain awareness so you can take advantage of the built-in features and native capabilities that make the human brain a truly awesome machine. A brain that can change, adapt, lead, and collaborate to operate with a high level of flexibility, agility, and creativity is a brain that will serve you well now and into the future. Future Brain turns neuroscience into actionable steps, helping you to train your brain to achieve high-performance in all areas of life.
We are taught that the world is a top-down place. Generals win battles; politicians run countries; scientists discover truths; artists create genres; inventors make breakthroughs; teachers shape minds; philosophers change minds; priests teach morality; businessmen lead businesses; environmentalists save the planet. Not just individuals, but institutions too: Goldman Sachs, the Communist Party, the Catholic Church, Al Qaeda - these are said to shape the world. This is more often wrong than right.
'Tear Down the Sky Hooks' is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch, the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than evolution, for direction rather than emergence. Top downery is the source of most of our worst problems in the past - why Hitler won an election, why the sub-prime bubble happened, why Africa lingered in poverty when Asia did not, why the euro is a disaster - and will be the scourge of this century too. And although we neglect, defy and ignore them, bottom-up trends still shape the world. The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land could be released for nature - these were largely emergent phenomena. So was the internet, the mobile phone revolution and the rise of Asia.
In this wide-ranging, highly opinionated non-fiction narrative, Ridley draws on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics and philosophy and examples drawn from the scientific literature, from historical narratives and from personal anecdotes.
Over the past century, we have learned a staggering amount about human nature and how to deal with disaster - yet we keep having car crashes, floods and financial crises. Why is this so?
The answer is partly that our desire to make life safer inevitably comes into conflict with the equally irrepressible desire to make things bigger and more complicated. It is our nature to safeguard our world - and yet sometimes, more often than we realise, the very things we create to protect ourselves, end up being the things that threaten our safety and well-being.
Take for example anti-locking braking systems on cars - designed to stop us skidding, they actually encourage us to drive faster. Or the 2008 financial crisis - did the steps taken to make the economy more stable in the preceding years encourage behaviour that made a new, devastating crisis inevitable?
Experience shows us that we can never build a completely foolproof system because humans will always find a way to muck it up. But we can learn from past mistakes and understand that in order to thrive, we must not take the reckless path or the path that seems safest, but a measure of something in between.
In engaging stories and practical takeaways Foolproof shows us how to stop trying to make the world unbreakable, and take advantage of risk.
A powerful, persuasive, thought-provoking vision for how to finish the long struggle for equality between women and men, work and family
When Anne-Marie Slaughter accepted her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department in 2009, she was confident she could juggle the demands of her position in Washington, D.C., with the responsibilities of her family life in suburban New Jersey. Her husband and two young sons encouraged her to pursue the job; she had a tremendously supportive boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and she had been moving up on a high-profile career track since law school. But then life intervened. Parenting needs caused her to make a decision to leave the State Department and return to an academic career that gave her more time for her family.
The reactions to her choice to leave Washington because of her kids led her to question the feminist narrative she grew up with. Her subsequent article for The Atlantic, 'Why Women Still Can't Have It All,' created a firestorm, sparked intense national debate, and became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine's history.
Since that time, Anne-Marie Slaughter has pushed forward, breaking free of her long-standing assumptions about work, life, and family. Though many solutions have been proposed for how women can continue to break the glass ceiling or rise above the 'motherhood penalty,' women at the top and the bottom of the income scale are further and further apart.
Now, in her refreshing and forthright voice, Anne-Marie Slaughter returns with her vision for what true equality between women and men really means, and how we can get there. She uncovers the missing piece of the puzzle, presenting a new focus that can reunite the women's movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive.
With moving personal stories, individual action plans, and a broad outline for change, Anne-Marie Slaughter reveals a future in which all of us can finally finish the business of equality for women and men, work and family.
Coloring is calming-especially when you have all of the supplies at your fingertips! This highly giftable kit contains a 96-page adult coloring book, eight soft-leaded vibrant colored pencils, and a sharpener. Fill in the meditative designs with brilliant shades of red and pink and let the stress of daily life fade away!
Coloring is calming especially when you have all of the supplies at your fingertips! This highly giftable kit contains a 96-page adult coloring book, eight soft-leaded vibrant colored pencils, and a sharpener. Fill in the meditative designs with peaceful shades of green and let the stress of daily life fade away!
In her charming new adult colouring book - Parisian Street Style - Zoe de Las Cases invites you to join her on a day trip around the streets of Paris. With a mix of full-page floral patterns, Paris cityscapes, picturesque streets and everyday fashion essentials, this sophisticated and intricate colouring book is the perfect gift for all your friends and for yourself. From floral headdresses and dungarees, to brogues and retro swimwear, there is something every girl will love and plenty of space to embellish with your own unique style. So pick up your favourite pencils and start colouring your way to a stress-free, Parisian-chic day.
Coloring is calming - especially when you have all of the supplies at your fingertips! This highly giftable kit contains a 96-page adult coloring book, eight soft-leaded vibrant colored pencils, and a sharpener. Fill in the meditative designs with calming shades of blue and let the stress of daily life fade away!
Coloring is calming especially when you have all of the supplies at your fingertips! This highly giftable kit contains a 96-page adult coloring book, eight soft-leaded vibrant colored pencils, and a sharpener. Fill in the meditative designs with vibrant shades of yellow and orange and let the stress of daily life fade away!
Working with your hands is one of the best ways to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress. This second pocket-sized colouring book from Emma Farrarons offers a practical exercise in mindfulness that draws upon your creativity and hones your focus. Like the bestselling first book, The Mindfulness Colouring Book, More Mindfulness Colouring offers delicate, hand-drawn scenes from nature and the decorative world for you to mindfully and creatively fill with colour. Take a few minutes out of your day, wherever you are, and colour your way to peace and calm.
A photographic celebration of cats in awkward places... and being awkward.
Anyone who has met a cat knows how much they enjoy squeezing themselves into weird places and uncomfortable-looking positions.
Will we ever know why? Probably not.
Featuring over 100 photos of cats and kittens, and the sarcastic comments we know they would make if they decided to communicate with humans beyond meowing, If it Fits, I Sits celebrates the simple truth that if it fits... they'll sits.
Nein. A Manifesto. is an irreverent philosophical investigation into the everyday that sounds the call to rediscover its strangeness. Inspired by the philosophical aphorisms of Nietzsche, Karl Kraus, Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno, Jarosinski's epigrammatic style reinvents short-form philosophy for a world doomed to distraction. As tenets of a rather unorthodox manifesto, Jarosinski's four-line compositions seek to illuminate our most urgent questions - and our most ephemeral. The result is a compelling and thought-provoking translation of digital into print. Theory into praxis. And tragedy into farce. Nein. A Manifesto. is a must-read for critical thinkers, lovers of language, bibliophiles, manics and depressives alike.
This is an enlightening and practical guide to the most powerful tools of reasoning ever developed, by one of the world's most renowned psychologists Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives to help us think smarter and more effectively about our behaviour and the world around us. Surprisingly, many of these ideas remain unknown to most of us. Drawing on his own ground breaking research, Richard Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail to offer a tool kit for better thinking and wiser decisions. Mindware shows how to reframe common problems - whether professional, business, or personal - in such a way that these powerful scientific and statistical concepts can be applied to them. A devastating and persuasive refutation of all those who believe intellectual ability is fixed at birth. Few Americans have done as much to deepen our understanding of what it means to be human. (Malcolm Gladwell).
What if we could improve our ability to predict the future? Everything we do involves forecasts about how the future will unfold. Whether buying a new house or changing job, designing a new product or getting married, our decisions are governed by implicit predictions of how things are likely to turn out. The problem is, we're not very good at it.
In a landmark, twenty-year study, Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed that the average expert was only slightly better at predicting the future than a layperson using random guesswork. Tetlock's latest project - an unprecedented, government-funded forecasting tournament involving over a million individual predictions - has since shown that there are, however, some people with real, demonstrable foresight.
These are ordinary people, from former ballroom dancers to retired computer programmers, who have an extraordinary ability to predict the future with a degree of accuracy 60 per cent greater than average. They are superforecasters. In Superforecasting, Tetlock and his co-author Dan Gardner offer a fascinating insight into what we can learn from this elite group.
They show the methods used by these superforecasters which enable them to outperform even professional intelligence analysts with access to classified data. And they offer practical advice on how we can all use these methods for our own benefit - whether in business, in international affairs, or in everyday life.
Whether he's selling beer, health insurance or the army, former adman Russel believes in the power of the idea, and that creativity is needed to make good things happen. Whether it's about business or everyday life, Russel knows sometimes you simply have to go against the tide. In When It's Right to Be Wrong we're let into the Howcroft view of the world. It's not what you expect to hear, but that's hardly surprising from the man who once wanted to put a dwarf, a nurse and a monkey in the same ad. Changing your mind is a good thing. Privacy is overrated so give everyone your phone number. Smile at strangers. Forget reality; the right kind of BS can create magical success. Good people rise to the top. Work - life balance is bullshit. Russel Howcroft will challenge the way you look at the world. Don't wait to be right. Do it anyway.
The perfect book for stressed-out adults who want to reconnect, simply and easily, with their inner creativity. Work, kids, relationships, meetings, traffic, bills... we are all faced with stress on a daily basis. And sometimes you just need a way to relieve the tension and avoid burnout, illness, or worse.
A simple and inexpensive way to relieve stress is by coloring images, which can be soothing. Some even consider it an alternative to stressors, ultimately aiding in reversing the effects of anxiety. Refocusing your attention on something completely different to engage in a mental, physical, and emotional shift can help break the pattern of consistent stress and allow one to rejuvenate. Part of the international bestselling Color Me series, Color Me Stress-Free is a guided coloring book designed for harried adults. Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer up 100 coloring templates, all designed to help you unplug and unwind at the end of each day.
Organized into seven therapeutically themed chapters, readers can explore the benefits of putting pencil (or crayon!) to paper and channel their day-to-day stresses into a satisfying, creative environment. Color Me Stress-Free is the perfect way step back from the stress of everyday life, color, and relax! Don't forget to try Color Me Happy and Color Me Calm!
Frenetic rhythms of life, pressing deadlines, small and large everyday duties bring a dose of stress along with them which, day after day, becomes difficult to absorb. But this book supplies an effective antidote to all this. Leafing through the pages, you will find inspiring citations pronounced by famous figures, which will help you face the day with the right attitude. What's more, you can colour in the wonderful designs that accompany these illuminating quotes - designs that have been specifically created for this publication - engaging the mind in a fun, creative, rewarding activity that will help you regain your inner peace.
Recalling the elegance and the uniqueness of the ancient tradition of arabesques, in which geometric and floral elements blend together to create curving, symmetrical ornamental figures that are entwined together, this collection of fanciful designs to be coloured in, created just for this publication, is a real treat for the eyes and is an exciting challenge for those who are passionate about colouring books. But above all, it is a pleasurable, engaging and creative chance to combat the stress of daily life, helping relax your mind and free your imagination through the techniques of art therapy.
How can you free yourself from niggling everyday worries? When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of 70 intricate designs inspired by cats and reach for your colouring pencils. As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find your mind clearing and calm returning. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations.
INSPIRING SPIRITUAL DESIGNS FOR CONTEMPLATION, MEDITATION AND HEALINGDiscover the life-changing power of mandalas with this beautiful colouring book - designed to help release your innate creativity and bring your relaxation and complete peace of mindViewed as the key to self-knowledge and inner peace in Eastern traditions, a mandala is a symbolic spiritual image which, when meditated on, can lead to profound and long-lasting personal transformation. Bringing together the timeless wisdom of Buddhist thought with the deeply spiritual symbolism of the Celts and the healing power of nature, this collection of beautiful, intricate artworks for you to colour in - from plants and animals, myths and legends, to the earth, the elements and the cosmos - is perfect for engaging in mindful meditation. Featuring specially commissioned mandala designs such as the World Tree, Dolphins at Play, the Endless Knot and Dragon Power, this unique colouring book combines creativity with contemplation to help ease stress and anxiety, still the mind and regain your personal balance.7 8 evocative designs that will work their magic as you colour them in-Includes a further 30 basic line templates for you to design your own mandala -Offers lively introductions to each chapter, placing mandalas in their historical and cultural context-Features a guided meditation and colour palette suggestions for every artwork, plus full-colour directories of key mandala symbols
How can you free yourself from niggling everyday worries? When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of 70 intricate designs inspired by Moorish motifs and patterns and reach for your colouring pencils. There are absolutely no rules - you can choose any combination of colours you like. As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find your mind clearing and stress disappearing. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations.
Art for everyone, to collect and colour, in a bigger format! Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white artworks to collect and colour for all ages. This exciting new format includes 12 prints which can be removed from the book, coloured in and displayed on your wall. Art Deco. Take inspiration from the combination of geometric patterns and simple lines that the Art Deco movement used to create iconic images in the first half of the twentieth century. Colouring-in IS for adults and has many benefits: it relieves stress, enhances connectivity in the brain, increases focus and improves cognitive function.
Art for everyone, to collect and colour, in a bigger format! Pictura is a stunning range of black-and-white artworks to collect and colour for all ages. This exciting new format includes 12 prints which can be removed from the book, coloured in and displayed on your wall. Choose from a range of delicate and ornate florals inspired by William Morris' distinctive style.
What colours would you choose for Alice's dress? Will your White Rabbit in fact be a rainbow rabbit? With these beautifully detailed, black and white illustrations by Nikki Wright you can create your own Alice in Wonderland storybook. This edition will delight readers and colourists of all ages, from adults rediscovering their love for this classic story through to young children encountering it for the very first time. Celebrate the lasting impact of a finely crafted work of fiction, and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of switching everything off and simply colouring in.
Soon enough, nobody will remember life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean? Those of us who have lived both with and without the crowded connectivity of online life have a rare opportunity. We can still recognize the difference between Before and After. We catch ourselves idly reaching for our phones at the bus stop. Or we notice how, midconversation, a fumbling friend dives into the perfect recall of Google. In this eloquent and thought-provoking book, Michael Harris argues that amid all the changes we're experiencing, the most interesting is the end of absence-the loss of lack. The daydreaming silences in our lives are filled; the burning solitudes are extinguished. There's no true free time when you carry a smartphone. Today's rarest commodity is the chance to be alone with your thoughts.
This is a book about what happens when the smartest people in the room decide something is inevitable, and yet it doesn't come to pass. What happens when omens have been misread, tea leaves misinterpreted, gurus embarrassed?
Twenty years after the Netscape IPO, ten years after the birth of YouTube, and five years after the first iPad, the Internet has still not destroyed the giants of old media. CBS, News Corp, Disney, Comcast, Time Warner, and their peers are still alive, kicking, and making big bucks. The New York Times still earns far more from print ads than from digital ads. Super Bowl commercials are more valuable than ever. Banner ad space on Yahoo can be bought for a relative pittance.
Sure, the darlings of new media-Buzzfeed, HuffPo, Politico, and many more-keep attracting ever more traffic, in some cases truly phenomenal traffic. But as Michael Wolff shows in this fascinating and sure-to-be-controversial book, their buzz and venture financing rounds are based on assumptions that were wrong from the start, and become more wrong with each passing year. The consequences of this folly are far reaching for anyone who cares about good journalism, enjoys bingeing on Netflix, works with advertising, or plans to have a role in the future of the Internet.
Wolff set out to write an honest guide to the changing media landscape, based on a clear-eyed evaluation of who really makes money and how. His conclusion: the Web, social media, and various mobile platforms are not the new television. Television is the new television.
We all know that Google and Facebook are thriving by selling online ads-but they're aggregators, not content creators. As major brands conclude that banner ads next to text basically don't work, the value of digital traffic to content-driven sites has plummeted, while the value of a television audience continues to rise. Even if millions now watch television on their phones via their Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO apps, that doesn't change the balance of power. Television by any other name is the game everybody is trying to win-including outlets like The Wall Street Journal that never used to play the game at all.
Drawing on his unparalleled sources in corner offices from Rockefeller Center to Beverly Hills, Wolff tells us what's really going on, which emperors have no clothes, and which supposed geniuses are due for a major fall. Whether he riles you or makes you cheer, his book will change how you think about media, technology, and the way we live now.
In November 2004, shopping centre billionaire Frank Lowy walked into a packed media conference and announced the creation of a new professional football league. Armed with $15 million of government funds, Lowy was about to wake the sleeping giant of Australian sport.
The A-League kicked off in 2005. Over the competition's first decade it has seen more than its fair share of drama, on and off the field. International superstars have come to play, eccentric billionaires have bought and sold franchises, and clubs have folded after haemorrhaging millions of dollars. Yet the football has been passionate and captivating, and attendances and television audiences have grown as Australians have embraced the game as never before.
Relying on unprecedented access to key figures in the code, John Stensholt and Shaun Mooney reveal the true story behind the A-League's first ten years: the egos, the power plays and the rows between some of Australia's richest men as they try to make the world game Australia's favourite sport.
The tie-in edition of the stunning new film, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Chris O'Dowd (Moone Boy, The IT Crowd) as David Walsh and Ben Foster (3.10 to Yuma) as Lance Armstrong. This book, previously published as Seven Deadly Sins, tells the thrilling story of Walsh's thirteen-year quest to prove that the world's most famous cancer survivor and cycling superstar Lance Armstrong had built his reputation on a lie. From Armstrong's first Tour win in 1999, Walsh was one of very few to question what we were seeing and, in his search for the truth, he was dubbed a 'troll' by the Texan cyclist and found himself ostracised by those who didn't want to upset the narrative that Armstrong seemed to present to a sport in urgent need of renewal. Eventually, thanks in large part to Walsh's persistence, Armstrong was stripped of his titles, banned for life from the sport and forced into admitting to Oprah that he had, after all, been doping and that his seven Tour de France victories were little more than his seven deadly sins. It was one of the biggest sporting stories of the century, and the tale of how it came about is now the basis of a wonderful film.
This book looks at boxing in Australia from early European settlement to the present day. It describes all the famous fights and all the best-known Aussie boxers, including Lionel Rose, Les Darcy, Jeff Fenech, Kostya Tszyu, Tony and Anthony Mundine, and many more. Boxing in Australia is packed with personalities, stories and stats from boxing history, presented in an accessible style. Text boxes throughout the book give additional snippets of information that can be dipped into and read as stand-alone pieces. There are also profile boxes, which give vital statistics for key boxers in the book.
In The Dirty Game, investigative reporter and BBC Panorama presenter Andrew Jennings, who has been heralded around the world for his decade-long pursuit of this story, uncovers the eye-watering level of fraud and criminal activity at the heart of FIFA, which has been described as the biggest sporting scandal of the century. From Blatter to Blazer, from bribery to embezzlement, Jennings reveals the key protagonists, crimes and evidence he handed to the FBI which led to the arrests of FIFA executive and the resignation of Sepp Blatter. Written in a gripping narrative, and based on years of research and never-before-seen documents, this is the definitive portrait of the downfall of FIFA, and the men who stole football.
Few people know Australian Rules football better than Chris Judd. He's one of the game's out-and-out champions, having captained two of the greatest clubs in the league - the West Coast Eagles and Carlton - and taken the Eagles to premiership victory in 2006.
He's won the Brownlow Medal twice, been a dual Leigh Matthews Trophy winner - awarded to the AFL's Most Valuable Player as voted by the players - and selected as an All Australian six times...
His autobiography is a unique journey into the game, describing with extraordinary candour what it's like to climb to the highest levels, to achieve the ultimate goal of your sport, and to experience the full measure of heartache and failure that inevitably accompanies more than a decade of playing at the elite level.
Few sportsmen have shared such intimacy and insight into their world, and the result is a book that's worthy of Chris Judd the player - intelligent, surprising, and head and shoulders above the competition.
St George's 1956 premiership win ushered in the beginning of an incredible golden era for the team - an unprecedented and still-unbeaten run of 11 consecutive premiership titles in NSW rugby league, ending in 1966. The Dragons were on fire for more than a decade, regularly turning in remarkable performances and producing legends of the sport such as Ken Kearney, Norm Provan, Reg Gasnier, John Raper, John King, Ian Walsh, Graeme Langlands and Billy Smith.
Raw, confronting and honest, UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows it is possible to defy the odds and carve a better life. Born into a Mormon Samoan family, Hunt details his harrowing early life, his troubled teen years, and his angry youth with no apparent future. After being plucked from an Auckland street fight and dropped into his first kickboxing bout, Mark went on to achieve unprecedented success in Australian and New Zealand combat sports. In an ongoing career that has spanned the globe, Mark Hunt has been in some of the UFC, Pride and K-1's most memorable battles. But in some ways those fights pale in comparison to that which he has overcome out of the ring and cage. As fearless with his opinions as he is in the Octagon, Mark pulls no punches in revealing the highs and lows of his extraordinary life.
When a grid of cars assembled at Silverstone in 1950 for the first round of a new Formula One World Championship, the people concerned would have had no idea that they were setting out on what was to become the world's most spectacular annual competition. Formula One The Illustrated History tracks the highs and lows of more than six decades of scintillating sport which has followed, focusing on the epic battles that have unfolded between the leading teams and top drivers as they have raced their way around the globe. From Monaco to Singapore, from Fangio to Vettel and from Ferrari to McLaren, each of the World Championships is discussed, supported by a stunnng gallery of photographs and exclusive interviews with seven great Formula One drivers in which they add special insight to the decades in which they were chasing glory and burning rubber.
There is nothing more joyous than seeing a dog jumping in the air - tongue lolling, ears flapping, legs wildly outstretched and eyes wide with delight. Capturing these happy moments and the amusing array of hilarious poses, this book will be an anthology of beautiful photographs of man's best friend in motion - dogs of all shapes and sizes upon a backdrop of captivating scenery from all around the world. It is an extraordinary depiction of our canine companions; a must for all dog lovers and photography fans alike.
Fans have fallen in love with Liz Climo's charmingly quirky animal kingdom, which was first featured in The Little World of Liz Climo - a place where porcupines, anteaters, and grizzly bears all grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Now Liz returns with a book devoted to friendship. Chapter themes include Old Friends, New Friends, Unlikely Friends, and Friends with Benefits. It's the perfect gift for a special friend.
A hilarious mash-up of cats and Austen. What if Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was told from a cat's point of view? On the heels of smash hits like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I Can Has Cheezburger, this hilarious mash-up by children's author Pamela Jane and photographer Deborah Guyol spins a fresh, quirky take on two of the things we just can't get enough of: classic cats and classic Jane. Pride and Prejudice and Kitties juxtaposes wacky photos of cats with the wicked humor of Jane Austen. Soulful Mr. Darcy gazes at Elizabeth Bennet in fascination; hysterical Mrs. Bennet yowls that no one understands her; somnolent Mr. Hurst passes out on the sofa after dinner; arrogant Lady Catherine hisses at Elizabeth. Each photo includes a hilarious caption that goes along with the text of Pride and Prejudice, told from a feline perspective. Pride and Prejudice and Kitties is a book for cat-lovers, Austen-lovers, and people who love to laugh - in other words, just about everyone.
Susan Herbert's delightful feline re-imaginings of famous scenes from art, theatre, opera, ballet and film have won her a devoted following. This unprecedented new compilation of her best paintings provides an irresistible introduction to her feline world. An array of cat characters take the starring roles in a variety of instantly recognizable settings. The masterpieces of Western art retain their distinctive styles while being cleverly filled with furry faces and pussycat tails. Cats then take to the stage in Shakespearean dramas and lavishly staged opera productions. The final stop is Hollywood, where cats are cast in everything from big-budget epics to cult classics, emulating the timeless glamour of the golden age of cinema. From Botticelli's Birth of Venus through Puccini's Tosca to James Dean and Lawrence of Arabia, Susan Herbert's brilliantly observed feline dramatis personae are a joy to discover.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. And Mrs Bennet has five unmarried daughters in want of husbands. Life is fairly uneventful until a promising young man, Mr Bingley, takes the nearby estate of Netherfield Park. And with him comes a handsome friend, whom the ladies see brooding in the corner at the next ball. The dashing Mr Darcy gains the admiration of every lady in the room, until, that is, he refuses to dance with Elizabeth Bennet. As time passes and their acquaintance grows, however, Mr Darcy begins to find Elizabeth's face rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes... Here is a brand new abridgement of the classic Jane Austen novel - this time with a cute, humble and handsome cast of guinea pigs in the starring roles. It's even more dreamy to fall in love with a furry Mr Darcy.
Consists of a single, unadorned fact about each of the author's subjects. In this book, the reader may not learn very much about the life of X or Y or Z, but they would be armed with one little nugget which might come in handy to chuck into a lull during the conversation at the kind of swish sophisticated cocktail party to which they get invited.
Explore the world as you never knew it with Vargic's astonishing miscellany of curious maps. This Atlas includes four fold out whole printed maps and a double sided removable poster showing. The Map of Stereotypes and The Map of Video Websites. Vargic's Miscellany is a collection of 64 maps and infographics. You can see the world mapped out by stereotypes; discover the Internet in cartographical form; marvel at the maps of global technology and culture; and explore the world through infographics and statistics. This wonderful and strange atlas is a treasure trove of interesting, unexpected and bizarre facts - a glorious celebration of our big beautiful diverse world. Includes: The Map of Stereotypes Maps of Internet, YouTube and Gaming Maps of Literature, Music and Sport. The Map of Separatist Europe 51 infographic maps - from lighting strikes to sexual partners, heavy metal bands to tractors And many more...
Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) believed that the key to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what's necessary. For 50 years, from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, Schulz wrote and illustrated Peanuts, the single most popular and influential comic strip in the world. In all, 17,897 strips were published, making it arguably the longest story ever told by one human being, according to Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University. For Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, renowned designer Chip Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the extraordinary archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Reproducing the best of the Peanuts newspaper strip, all shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, Only What's Necessary also features exclusive, rare, and unpublished original art and developmental work much of which has never been seen before.
Our lead-off story, Trick or Treat, is the master cartoonist's adaptation of the Donald Duck cartoon of the same name with nine pages added back in from the originally truncated version! Then, Donald is convinced that Huey, Dewey, and Louie's toy gun can really put people into a hypnotic spell so he tries it out on Uncle Scrooge! Hijinks abound as Uncle Scrooge plants pots of gold at the foot of a rainbow to see who will handle the money best Donald, Gladstone, or the nephews. Also, one of Barks's own personal favorites, Omelet the story of Donald's slapstick misadventures as a chicken farmer (?!). Nineteen stories, plus bonus features, each meticulously restored and newly colored. Insightful story notes by an international panel of Barks experts.
Occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behavior including tantrums, resistance to chores, and negativity becomes chronic, it causes big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, family and child psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein shares a groundbreaking ten-day program to help parents understand their child's behavior and regain control of their household. In this updated edition, parents will learn how to face new challenges, including defiance resulting from excessive technology use (even to the point of addiction) and the stress of modern family life. Dr. Bernstein explains what causes defiance in kids and why it's so destructive to the family, then offers parents a step by step guide on how to reduce conflict and end upsetting behaviors.
All of us want the best for our children. But are we going about it the right way? We are the generation that invented over-parenting. For all our best intentions to protect our children from tripping up - rushing to school to deliver forgotten lunches, or correcting their homework to ensure they gain top marks - we are in danger of depriving them of the most important lessons of childhood. As Jessica Lahey demonstrates, disappointments, rejections and criticism are actually opportunities in disguise. Again and again, the students from her classes who have gone on to become the happiest and most successful adults are the ones who were allowed to suffer the consequences of their mistakes. In this fascinating book, packed with case studies and practical advice, Lahey proposes a gentle but vital shift in the way we parent. She urges us to step back and trust our children, and allow them to experience the joy of succeeding on their terms rather than ours.
We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we've been taught often excludes all sorts of practical ways of finding out about ideas, knowledge and culture - anything from cooking to fixing loo cisterns, from dance to model making, from collecting leaves to playing 'Who am I?'. The great thing is that you really can use everything around you to learn more. Learning should be much more fun and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five and all-round national treasure, Michael Rosen wants to show you how. Forget lists, passing tests and ticking boxes, the world outside the classroom can't be contained within the limits of any kind of curriculum - and it's all the better for it. Long car journeys, poems about farting, cake baking, even shouting at the TV can teach lessons that will last a lifetime. Packed with enough practical tips, stories and games to inspire a legion of anxious parents and bored children, Good Ideas shows that the best kind of education really does start at home.
Visible Learning into Action takes the next step in the Visible learning story. It translates one of the biggest and most critically acclaimed education research projects ever undertaken into case studies of actual success stories, implementing John Hattie's ideas in the classrooms of schools all around the world. The evidenced case studies presented in this book describe the Visible Learning journeys of 16 schools from Australia, USA, Hong Kong, UK, Sweden, New Zealand and Norway and are representative of the VL international community of schools in their quest to ensure all of their students exceed their potential for academic success. Each school's story will inform and inspire, bringing to life the discussions, actions and reflections from leaders, teachers, students and families.
Modern parenting can be a relentless and stressful job, defined by tasks, chores and goals. Zen & The Path of Mindful Parenting offers an alternative perspective on the reality of raising children. Clea Danaan explores how parenting can become a mindful practice and naturally shares an opportunity for personal, spiritual growth. Through a series of frank anecdotes and meditative insights on the challenges and joys of parenting, she reveals how a heart-led, mindful awareness is the only manual a family will ever need.
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now, she shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process - and showing us all just how easy it can be.
By sharing stories from her own life, as well as those from her friends and the people that have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear.
Whether you long to write a book, create art, cope with challenges at work, embark on a long-held dream, or simply to make your everyday life more vivid and rewarding, Big Magic will take you on a journey of exploration filled with wonder and unexpected joys.
Is it in our best interest to compete or to cooperate? Some have argued that humans are fundamentally competitive and that pursuing our self-interest is the best way to get ahead. Others believe that we are hard-wired to cooperate and are most successful when we collaborate with others. In Friend and Foe, leading psychologists Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer draw on original, cutting-edge research to explain why this debate misses the mark. They argue that it is only by learning how to strike the right balance between competition and cooperation that we can improve long-term relationships and maximise success in work and life. Galinsky and Schweitzer show how holding these two forces in the right balance can enable us to turn weaknesses into strengths, to recognise deception and build trust, and to improve our powers of negotiation without alienating our counterparts. Along the way, they also offer answers to a number of perplexing puzzles, from how too much talent can undermine a team's success, to why ending an auction at 2 a.m. can get you the best outcome, to when acting less competently can help you gain status. This book is a guide for better navigating your social world by learning when to cooperate as a friend and when to compete as a foe - and how to be better at both.
From the author of The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm comes a practical guidebook for building and maintaining a sharp, healthy, and vibrant mind. A strong memory and a healthy brain aren't as difficult to maintain as one might think; combining the latest neuroscience research with age-old wisdom about resilience, mindfulness, and stress reduction, Drs. Henry Emmons and David Alter show that vibrant aging is within reach. Together they demonstrate how to blend the best of modern science and Eastern holistic medicine together to form a powerful drug-free program to maintain a youthful mind and a happy life. With more than fifty-five years of combined experience in the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry, Dr. Emmons and Dr. Alter have taken their expertise and translated the fundamentals of brain science into an easily accessible collection of the nine key lessons proven to preserve and strengthen mental acuity. Filled with easy to understand theories and practical exercises to work out your brain and mind, Staying Sharp provides you with a blueprint to live more joyfully, age more gracefully, and build intimacy in your relationships, no matter what your age.
This book is a powerful collection of useful information, case studies and exercises on how to manage your shyness so you can communicate with people you don't know very well (or at all) in a wide range of personal and professional settings and circumstances. Easy-to-use conversation starters are interspersed with lists and exercises throughout the book. There are, also, chapters on getting out of awkward conversations graciously, plus valuable tips and insights for those with social anxiety or on the Autism spectrum on how to deal with their particular type of shyness. Each chapter, also, contains talking points to give you springboards for discussion. If you feel your shyness has held you back and prevented you from living a full life, this book will give you the tools you need to change your life, once and for all.
The Art of Tidying Up tackles the contemporary issue of de-cluttering your life. This includes not just the physical aspects of de-cluttering a home or a room, but also the emotional clutter that many experience. This book teaches hoarders how to recognize, understand and conquer the emotions and compulsions that lead to clutter. Kim provides smart, practical techniques and methods that can be implemented every day to clear away clutter and keep it away. More than just 'the physical stuff', The Art of Tidying Up blends compassion and critique to create a detailed plan to achieve a minimalist mindset, both physically and emotionally.
The Happy Buddha explores why compassion is the very essence of mindfulness and how we can connect with this loving quality through the transformational practice of meditation. Through personal and philosophical reflections, practical teachings, and enlightening insights into loving-kindness, joy, happiness, and contentment, he draws upon Buddhism, psychotherapy, and focusing (a way of listening to our intuitive wisdom) to reveal compassion as the key to true well-being for ourselves and each other.
Wendy Ann Greenhalgh explores how drawing creates a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us, and is as natural to us as breathing. Through mindful creative exercises and personal anecdote, she reveals how artists can rediscover the playful pleasure of drawing, and doodlers can experience well being through mark making. With fresh materials of perception, flow, and instinct, an insightful author shares how we can all experience the mindful joys of drawing.
In times of uncertainty, words of comfort are essential, and the stunning overseas sales of this title are testament to its universal appeal. These modern tales of hope, forgiveness, freedom from fear and overcoming pain cleverly relate the timeless wisdom of the Buddha's teachings and the path to true happiness in a warm and accessible way. Ajahn Brahm was born and raised in the West and in his more than thirty years as a Buddhist monk he has gathered many poignant, funny and profound stories. He has tremendous ability to filter these stories through the Buddha's teaching so that they can have meaning for all sorts of readers. There are many thousands of Australians who don't even know that they need this book yet, but who will no doubt embrace it just as overseas readers have. It is the perfect gift book as there is truly something in it for everyone.
Everyone is affected by anxiety, whether their own or that of an anxious loved one, colleague, boss or friend. Nearly 20% of all adults experience an anxiety disorder in any given year - including panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and related phobias.
Here, naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist, Peter Bongiorno, offers an holistic approach for healing from these disorders and avoiding relapse. In a warm and compassionate tone, this book addresses causes, provides perspective and offers natural remedies that work quickly and without any nasty side effects. Readers will learn about the many possible underlying causes for their anxiety - biochemical, physical, situational, spiritual etc - and will find suggestions for non-pharmaceutical remedies including specific nutrients, plant-based medicines, yoga poses, massage techniques, exercises and acupuncture/acupressure points to try on their own for lasting relief. Bongiorno, also, tackles how to safely wean from antianxiety medication and how to supplement conventional medications with herbal and other natural remedies to increase efficacy and reduce side effects.
Dr. Bongiorno recounts his own battle with anxiety and throughout the book shares his own experiences to help readers realise that anxiety can be a positive thing that becomes an inspiration and helps move us forward to a happier, calm life.
You are what they are saying about you, when you just left the room...That is your personal reputation. With the omnipresence of social media, your reputation becomes more and more important, in business and in personal life. Society has become more critical and transparent, and as a result, our reputation has become more vulnerable. Pressure can be easily organized: one tweet can be enough to cause serious reputation damage. But our times also offer chances when you are aware of the possibilities and laws of reputation management. In this visual and very practical book you will find fifty short lessons that help you build and maintain your personal reputation. The lessons are based on the authors 30 years of experience in reputation management and crises consulting for brands, organizations, and managers. Consider this book as your personal reputation management coach, or spin doctor, if you will. Whether you are a board member of an organization, a doctor, a teacher, or the director of your own company, following the advice in this book will help you to differentiate yourself in a positive way and gain some fat on your reputation bones for when times get tougher.
A step-by-step guide for coping with emotionally unavailable partners. Living with an emotionally absent partner can be overwhelming. Constantly combatting outright hostility or overcoming subtle distance can leave you with the sense that the give-and-take in your relationship has disappeared. But with the right tools, even the most broken relationship can be reinvigorated. Harvard University clinical psychologist Dr. Holly Parker has aimed her focus on helping real-world couples move forward toward a fulfilling future. She has developed a program filled with practical exercises and powerful advice for individuals on both sides of an emotionally damaged relationship. In If We're Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone?, Dr. Parker presents her revelatory insights on topics such as: - How to identify unavailable personality types, such as the Critic, the Sponge, the Iceberg, the Emotional Silencer, and the Defender - How to create healthy emotional connections and boost physical intimacy - How to eliminate habits that trigger self-sabotaging behavior - How to set realistic goals for relationships With patience, empathy, and willpower, Dr. Parker's program can help you restore balance and peace of mind, and turn your damaged partnership back into a rewarding and joyful bond.