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  • Mark Adams

    **The National Bestseller** From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating, wild, and wonder-filled journey into Alaska, America's last frontier In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury 'floating university,' populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws one million...read more

  • Mark Adams

    What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and 'discovered' Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truth-except he'd written about adventure far more than he'd actually lived it. In fact, he'd never even slept in a tent. Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams' fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes...read more

  • Mark Adams

    The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Everything we know about the lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Then he made a second, stranger discovery: Amateur explorers are still actively searching for this sunken city all around the world, based entirely on the clues Plato left behind. Exposed to the Atlantis obsession, Adams decides to track down these people and determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city and whether any of their theories could prove or...read more

  • Mark Adams

    Episode One: The Oral Fixation Summation "You're so working class I can't believe I've ever let you inside of me" Neither Jon nor Alice feels like they are getting enough and the frustration is tangible. If the other can't help then who can? Best friends? Colleagues? The corner shop/kebab house owner? Fighting for the remote are Jon and Alice, a twenty-something couple living together in London. Alice enjoys socialising; Jon hates meeting people. While Alice is climbing her career ladder, Jon is quite content on the bottom rung of his. They are constantly caught in the middle ground between settling for what they have and wanting more, and wondering whether what they have together is...read more

  • Mark Adams

    Episode Two: The Past/Present Predicament "I remember when we used to have a life and not just a "Lovefilm" account" Jon and Alice's latest dinner party attempt results in some guests glad to get away. Alice is nostalgic for the past, but realises some things have always been the same... Fighting for the remote are Jon and Alice, a twenty-something couple living together in London. Alice enjoys socialising; Jon hates meeting people. While Alice is climbing her career ladder, Jon is quite content on the bottom rung of his. They are constantly caught in the middle ground between settling for what they have and wanting more, and wondering whether what they have together is worth fighting...read more

  • Mark Adams

    Episode Three: The Future Mother-in-Law Predicament "Why did we have to let her in? Could we not have just posted her a duvet through the letter-box?" Alice's Mum comes to stay and Jon is not happy. A house-proud woman with a bosom as pronounced as her carefully annunciated consonants, she cleans, criticises, pokes and potters until not even Alice can take it anymore, forcing her to call on reinforcements with equally masterful diction. Written by Mark Adams and Julia Dawn. Directed by Dexter O'Neill and Helen Oakleigh. Fight for the Remote stars Andrew Hayden-Smith as Jon and Ayesha Antoina as Alice with Ellen Thomas as Mrs. Hamilton. THE CAST; ALICE - Ayesha Antoine; JON - Andrew...read more

  • Mark Adams

    Fight For The Remote. Episode Five: The Big Night Out Debacle "The dangling testicles of fate have tea-bagged me yet again." Alice and Keren are coming to the end of the three-hour getting ready ritual, in preparation for a rare big night out with old mates. Jon is trying his best to get out of it with the help of the not-so-bright Grub. As the countdown begins, the wine is drunk, the hair sprayed stiff and Jon made to change his shirt, but who will make it out of the house in time? Written by Mark Adams and Julia Dawn. Directed by Dexter O'Neill. THE CAST; ALICE Ayesha Antoine; JON Andrew Hayden-Smith; KEREN Helen Oakleigh; GRUB Daniel King; HAPPY AZIZ Neil D'Souza; COUSIN RHAMA Sean...read more

  • Mark Adams

    Fight For The Remote. Episode Six: The Saga Revelations "I've never known a children's book with so many overt revelations to clitori." Alice gets her one client, Camp Raymond, a career-boosting gig reading his bestselling children's novel on tape, leaving Jon at home to clean the house (with a little help from his sci-fi fan friends). While Jon is embroiled in an all day Star Wars marathon, Alice battles with Camp Raymond's expressive eccentricities to distract her from wondering where her life is going. Written by Mark Adams. Directed by Helen Oakleigh. THE CAST; ALICE Ayesha Antoine; JON Andrew Hayden-Smith; KEREN Helen Oakleigh; GRUB Daniel King; MARRIED DAVE Nathaniel King; DEREK...read more

  • Mark Adams

    Fight For The Remote. Episode Seven: The Wake-Up Call "God, I need to be bereaved. I could do with losing a few pounds". Jon, Keren and Grub accompany Alice to the funeral of a uni friend called Boris. Jon wants to know how good a friend the deceased was; Alice wants to know how he died. Will their respective quests for knowledge end in tears or laughter? Written by Mark Adams. Directed by Dexter O'Neill. THE CAST; ALICE Ayesha Antoine; JON Andrew Hayden-Smith; KEREN Helen Oakleigh; GRUB Daniel King; VARIOUS VOICES Sean Connolly & Cliff Chapman with HAPPY AZIZ Neil D'Souza. Recorded at Orpheus Studios. Theme Tune by Manike Music. Additional Music by James Dunlop. Post Production by...read more

  • Mark Adams

    Episode Four: The Competition Mission Impasse. "That's the last time I take the moral high ground. hate the view from there." A bitter round of Pictionary ends in a drink-to-the-vomit drinking game after Alice claims she can beat Jon at anything. The rug of Alice and Jon's host gets in the firing line, rekindling rivalries from the past as well as the present. Jon declares he is not a loser and embarks on a mission to prove it by any means...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Brought to you by Penguin. Join Douglas Adams, bestselling and beloved author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and zoologist Mark Carwardine on an adventure in search of the world’s most endangered and exotic creatures. In this book, Adams’ self-proclaimed favourite of his own works, the pair encounter animals in imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the lovable kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean and the alien-like aye-aye of Madagascar. Inimitably witty and poignant, Last Chance to See is both a celebration of our most extraordinary creatures and a...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Früher schickte Douglas Adams seine Hörer per Anhalter durch die Galaxis. Ende der 80er-Jahre macht er sich selbst in eine für ihn unbekannte Welt auf: in das Universum der vom Aussterben bedrohten Tierarten. Gemeinsam mit dem Zoologen Mark Carwardine besucht er Riesenechsen auf Komodo, den dicksten Papagei der Welt in Neuseeland und hörgeschädigte Delfine im Yangtse. Für ihre sechs Reisen nehmen sie die schwierigsten Bedingungen in Kauf und machen dabei die skurrilsten Bekanntschaften. Die Reportagen bezeichnete Adams selbst als 'das Wichtigste, das ich jemals geschrieben...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Früher schickte Douglas Adams seine Hörer per Anhalter durch die Galaxis. Ende der 80er-Jahre macht er sich selbst in eine für ihn unbekannte Welt auf: in das Universum der vom Aussterben bedrohten Tierarten. Gemeinsam mit dem Zoologen Mark Carwardine besucht er Riesenechsen auf Komodo, den dicksten Papagei der Welt in Neuseeland und hörgeschädigte Delfine im Yangtse. Für ihre sechs Reisen nehmen sie die schwierigsten Bedingungen in Kauf und machen dabei die skurrilsten Bekanntschaften. Die Reportagen bezeichnete Adams selbst als 'das Wichtigste, das ich jemals geschrieben...read more

  • Ben M. Johnson

    Fitness Training Bundle: 6 in 1 Bundle, TRX, Cardio, Hiit, Kettlebell, Yoga for Beginners, Running Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. ~Jim Rohn Are you currently on a fitness kick or thinking about starting one? Is weight training part of your daily workout? Have you tried TRX for maximum effect on your body? Many people enjoy gym sessions, building muscle and stamina and keeping their bodies in tip-top condition. There are several different ways to train of course, but TRX is one that uses your own body weight to exercise and develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. This six-in-one bundle series includes the following...read more