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  • Adam Roberts

    Adam Roberts's Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea revisits Jules Verne's classic novel in a collaboration with the illustrator behind a recent highly acclaimed edition of The Hunting of the Snark It is 1958 and France's first nuclear submarine, Plongeur, leaves port for the first of its sea trials. On board, gathered together for the first time, are one of the Navy's most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers, and scientists. The Plongeur makes her first dive and goes down, and down and down. Out of control, the submarine plummets to a depth where the pressure will crush her hull, killing everyone on board, and beyond. The pressure builds, the hull...read more

  • Adam Roberts

    Who can foretell India's future? Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared that India was destined to become the most powerful nation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The parrot also foretold that India would win the soccer World Cup. Parrots may not be the preeminent political authority, but many Indians were just as confident. So Adam Roberts spent five years traveling the length and breadth of the country from Kerala to the Himalayas, Bengal to Gujarat. As he encountered the power brokers, gate keepers, and elaborate social dynamics of the world's...read more

  • Adam Roberts

    HUMANITY AMONG THE STARS What happens when we reach out into the vastness of space? What hope for us amongst the stars? Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan brings us fourteen new tales of the future, from some of the finest science fiction writers in the field. The fourteen startling stories in this anthology feature the work of Greg Egan, Aliette de Bodard, Ian McDonald, Karl Schroeder, Pat Cadigan, Karen Lord, Ellen Klages, Adam Roberts, Linda Nagata, Hannu Rajaniemi, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Ken MacLeod, Alastair Reynolds and Peter Watts. Author bio: Jonathan Strahan is a multiple award-winning editor and anthologist. He is also the reviews editor of Locus. He lives in Perth, Western...read more

  • Adam Roberts

    Equatorial Guinea is a tiny country roughly the size of the state of Maryland. Humid, jungle covered, and rife with unpleasant diseases, natives call it Devil Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, belief in witchcraft, mass murder, billion-dollar corruption, and general rule by terror. With so little to recommend it, why in March 2004 was Equatorial Guinea the target of a group of salty British, South African and Zimbabwean mercenaries, traveling on an American-registered ex-National Guard plane specially adapted for military purposes, that was originally flown to Africa by American pilots? The real motive lay deep below the ocean floor: oil. In...read more

  • William A. Adams

    Transform Your Organization by Scaling Leadership How do senior leaders, in their own words, describe the most effective leaders-the ones that get results, grow the business, enhance the culture and leave in their wake a trail of other really effective leaders? Conversely, how do senior leaders describe the kind of leader that undercuts the organization's capacity and capability to create its future? This book, based on groundbreaking research, shows how senior leaders describe and develop leadership that works, that does not, that scales, and that limits scale. Is your leadership built for scale as you advance in today's volatile, uncertain, dynamic, and disruptive business environment?...read more

  • William A. Adams

    Is your leadership a competitive advantage, or is it costing you? How do you know? Are you developing your leadership effectiveness at the pace of change? For most leaders today, complexity is outpacing their personal and collective development. Most leaders are in over their heads, whether they know it or not. The most successful organizations over time are the best led. While this has always been true, today escalating global complexity puts leadership effectiveness at a premium. Mastering leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders-individually and collectively-and turning that leadership into a competitive advantage. This comprehensive roadmap for optimal leadership...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    The Doctor’s old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University – where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs – most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn’t a book for Time Tots. It is one of the Artefacts, dating from the dark days of Rassilon. It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. The sinister Skagra most definitely has the wrong hands. He wants the book. He wants to discover the truth behind Shada. And he wants the Doctor’s...read more

  • Robert Adams

    Hell Week has never been described so effectively. Six days in Hell define every SEAL that moves past the point of no return in their minds. Robert Adams, MD, brings the experiences of his classmates into view with real, difficult to believe experiences, described in frightening detail by the men that lived through the frigid cold, filthy muddy days, and body destroying events of a winter Hell Week. Eleven of seventy men went on to graduate and serve over forty years in almost every SEAL or UDT team with honor. Listen to their real time story and learn why these eleven men succeeded when so many others failed. Colonel Robert Adams, MD, MBA, served fourteen years in the Navy (twelve as a...read more

  • Adam Grant

    Positive leaders are able to dramatically expand their people's—and their own—capacity for excellence. And they accomplish this without enormous expenditures or huge heroic gestures. Here leading scholars—including Adam Grant, author of the bestselling Give and Take; positive organizational scholarship movement cofounders Kim Cameron and Robert Quinn; and thirteen more—describe how this is being done at companies such as Wells Fargo, Ford, Kelly Services, Burt's Bees, Connecticut's Griffin Hospital, the Michigan-based Zingerman's Community of Businesses, and many others. They show that, like the butterfly in Brazil whose flapping wings create a typhoon in Texas, you...read more

  • Robert Adams Md

    These stories from the life and medical career of a Navy SEAL turned doctor are surprising, riveting, and inspiring. A family physician delivering babies, managing disease and trauma, and dealing with death, discovers new dimensions when he goes to war in Iraq. Treating the military, civilians and their families, 'Dr. Bob' experienced tremendous joy, unbearable heartache, and deep gratitude. He shares those emotional experiences in this deeply personal memoir. If you want to be a doctor . . . If you wonder how physicians learn their craft . . . If you crave a glimpse into the rapidly changing world of medicine, then these adventures are for you. Some make you laugh; others make you cry....read more

  • Steven J. Matthews

    Learn Overarching Poker Concepts and Theories Essential to Becoming a Long-Term Winning Poker Player Are you new to poker or a struggling poker player? Do you want to be a profitable poker player? Do you want to learn how to crush it at poker? If so, this audiobook is for you. This audio program will teach you everything you need to know to crush it at poker and turn nickels, dimes and quarters into hundreds of dollars of profit. This three-in-one bundle series includes the following audiobooks: 1. Gambling: The Ultimate Guide To Learn How To Gamble Online 2. Poker: A Beginners Guide To No Limit Texas Holdem and Understand Poker Strategies in Order to Win the Games of Poker 3. Poker...read more

  • Adam J. Scott

    Are you accomplishing all you need to on a daily basis? Could you be more productive, get more done and be more successful? Life is busy. We are more engaged nowadays than we ever were before, with competing demands for our time all eating into our days. Whether it is with career or family life, or a combination of the two, there's no doubt that we could all do with some improvement to help get more done. In this bundle, you will learn why some are less productive than others and ways to overcome this. Beating Procrastination Is Not Easy, And You Obviously Know That. To beat procrastination, there are a lot of different things that you need to understand. First and foremost,...read more