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SEQUEL TO IKIGAI: THE JAPANESE SECRET TO A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE
In The Ikigai Journey, authors Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles take their international bestseller Ikigai: the Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life a step further by showing you how to find your own ikigai through practical exercises, such as employing new habits and stepping outside your comfort zone.
Ikigai is the place where our passion (what we love), mission (what we hope to contribute), vocation (the gifts we have to offer the world) and profession (how our passions and talents can become a livelihood) converge, giving us a personal sense of meaning. This book helps you bring together all of these elements so that you can enjoy a balanced life.
Our ikigai is very similar to change: it is a constant that transforms depending on which phase of life we are in. Our "reason for being" is not the same at 15 as it is at 70. Through three sections, this book helps you to accept and embrace that
The extraordinary new autobiography from adventurer Bear Grylls.
In Never Give Up, global adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls chronicles his life and career since stepping onto screen, taking readers along with him on his most famous adventures, sharing personal stories from his favourite expeditions, and capturing his hairiest survival challenges.
The follow up to the internationally bestselling Mud, Sweat and Tears, in this new autobiography Bear takes readers behind the scenes on infamous 'Man vs. Wild' shoots and provides an insight into what it's really like to go 'Running Wild' with guests including President Obama, Roger Federer and Julia Roberts.
Along the way, Bear explores the valuable lessons he's learned in the wild, opens up about his most personal challenges and achievements, and celebrates the true value of adventure and the enduring importance of courage, kindness and resilience.
Expertly researched, visionary in scale and the first contemporary novel in over a decade from international No. 1 bestseller Ken Follett, NEVER is more than a thriller. It imagines a scenario we all hope never comes true, one which will keep you transfixed until the final page . . .
A stolen US army drone.
A shrinking oasis in the Sahara Desert.
A secret stash of deadly chemicals.
Each is a threat to the stability of the world but individually are problems that can be overcome. In the diplomatic arena though, everyone will have a different way of dealing with such a threat. And when those in charge disagree and refuse to back down, it will kick off an international chain reaction with potentially catastrophic consequences: a world edging closer to war…
Now three people must work tirelessly and with the utmost skill to stop that from happening:
A spy working undercover with jihadists.
A brilliant Chinese spymaster.
A US president beleaguered by a populist rival for the next election.
'An urgent call to arms for each and all of us.' Matthew McConaughey
An inspiring anthem to the power, promise, and challenges of courage, the first in a series examining the timeless Stoic virtues from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ryan Holiday
Fortune favours the bold. All great leaders of history have known this, and were successful because of the risks they dared to take. But today so many of us are paralysed by fear.
Drawing on ancient Stoic wisdom and examples across history and around the world, Ryan Holiday shows why courage is so important, and how to cultivate it in our own lives. Courage is not simply physical bravery but also doing the right thing and standing up for what you believe; it's creativity, generosity and perseverance. And it is the only way to live an extraordinary, fulfilled and effective life.
Everything in life begins with courage. This book will equip you with the bravery to begin.
Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.
Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp.
Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald, then in Auschwitz, then on a Nazi death march. He lost family, friends, his country.
Because he survived, Eddie made the vow to smile every day. He pays tribute to those who were lost by telling his story, sharing his wisdom and living his best possible life. He now believes he is the ‘happiest man on earth’.
Published as Eddie turns a hundred, The Happiest Man on Earth is a powerful, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful memoir of how happiness can be found even in the darkest of times.
A collection of world's timeless classics, this box set includes the four greatest bestsellers, which have inspired readers for generations. Packed with wisdom and time-tested principles that are as relevant in modern times as ever before, these inspirational books are a must-read for all those aspiring for personal growth and wealth.
The sequel to the international bestseller One of Us is Lying.
Welcome back to Bayview High . . .
It's been a year since the events of One Of Us Is Lying.
But nothing has settled for the residents of Bayview. Not now someone has started playing a sinister game of Truth or Dare.
Choose truth? You must reveal your darkest secret.
Choose dare? Well, that could be even more dangerous. Even deadly.
When the game takes an even darker turn, suddenly no one at Bayview High knows who to trust.
But they need to find out who is behind the game, before it's too late.
Beautifully designed, Eternal Echoes is a compilation of poems by Sadhguru between the time period of 1994 and 2021. These poems cover every aspect of his life and travels. There are poems on nature, environment, human nature, the experiences, and resonances he has felt during these three decades and many more. These poems seem simple at first. However, as one reads, one begins to understand the hidden layers within. The words and meanings linger on . . .
This book is a very special collector's item for all the followers of Sadhguru that they can savour for years to come. It is also perfect as a gift to loved ones
A young man journeys into Sri Lanka's war-torn north in this searing novel of longing, loss, and the legacy of war, from Anuk Arudpragasam, the author of The Story of a Brief Marriage.
Long-listed for the Booker Prize 2021, A Passage North begins with a message from out of the blue: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother's caretaker, Rani, has died under unexpected circumstances-found at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her neck broken by the fall. The news arrives on the heels of an email from Anjum, an impassioned yet aloof activist Krishnan fell in love with years before while living in Delhi
As Krishan makes the long journey by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province for Rani's funeral, so begins an astonishing passage into the innermost reaches of a country. At once a powerful meditation on absence and longing, as well as an unsparing account of the legacy of Sri Lanka's thirty-year civil war
The wise, warm, defiant new book from literary legend Isabel Allende - a meditation on power, feminism and what it means to be a woman
An Independent, Guardian and Grazia Highlight for 2021
When I say that I was a feminist in kindergarten, I am not exaggerating.
As a child, Isabel Allende watched her mother, abandoned by her husband, provide for her three small children. As a young woman coming of age in the late 1960s, she rode the first wave of feminism. She has seen what has been accomplished by the movement in the course of her lifetime. And over the course of three marriages, she has learned how to grow as a woman while having a partner, when to step away, and the rewards of embracing one's sexuality.
So what do women want? To be safe, to be valued, to live in peace, to have their own resources, to be connected, to have control over their bodies and lives, and above all, to be loved. On all these fronts, there is much work to be done, and this book,
New York Times bestseller! More than five million copies sold! You can take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with American favorite finance coach. Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little Bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with the total money make over: classic edition. By now, you’ve heard all the Nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the Fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a Penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With the total money make over:
A lone astronaut.
An impossible mission.
An ally he never imagined.
Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission - and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.
Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.
All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. And he's just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.
His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it's up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery-and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.
And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he's got to do it all alone.
THE AWARD-WINNING SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Even in hell, hope can flower
'I'll be forever changed by her story' - Oprah Winfrey
‘Extraordinary … will stick with you long after you read it’ - Bill Gates
'One of those rare and eternal stories you don't want to end' - Desmond Tutu
'A masterpiece of holocaust literature. Her memoir, like her life, is extraordinary, harrowing and inspiring in equal measure' - The Times Literary Supplement
‘I can’t imagine a more important message for modern times. Eger’s book is a triumph' - The New York Times
In 1944, sixteen-year-old ballerina Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.
The Power to Believe can lead a person to achieve healthy relationships, monetary success and fine health. In short, a person can achieve whatever is desired by him or her just by having faith and belief in oneself. Good emotions and feelings can be attained by welcoming and appreciating the environment around us. According to the author, emotions play a very significant role in a person’s life. If one concentrates on just happy recollections instead of past not-so-good happenings, positive transformations are bound to get attracted. Also, the fact ‘receive more love upon giving more love’ is emphasized on in the book. It is a sequel to the Secret and a best-seller. Also, the book has been adapted into an audio CD. The write-up is available online at Amazon India.
Featuring a new preface, afterword and Radically Candid Performance Review Bonus Chapter, the fully revised & updated edition of Radical Candor is packed with even more guidance to help you improve your relationships at work.
'Reading Radical Candor will help you build, lead, and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives.' – Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In.
If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all . . . right?
While this advice may work for home life, as Kim Scott has seen first hand, it is a disaster when adopted by managers in the work place.
Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google before moving to Apple where she developed a class on optimal management. Radical Candor draws directly on her experiences at these cutting edge companies to reveal a new approach to effective management that delivers huge success by inspiring teams to work better together by embracing fierce conversations.
'Fascinating . . . If you’re a generalist who has ever felt overshadowed by your specialist colleagues, this book is for you' – Bill Gates
The instant Sunday Times Top Ten and New York Times bestseller
Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2019
A Financial Times Essential Reads of 2019 pick
A powerful argument for how to succeed in any field: develop broad interests and skills while everyone around you is rushing to specialize.
From the ‘10,000 hours rule’ to the power of Tiger parenting, we have been taught that success in any field requires early specialization and many hours of deliberate practice. And, worse, that if you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up with those who got a head start.
Are you ready to change your life?
In Eckhart Tolle's ground-breaking book, he gives you the spiritual framework to:
- Understand yourself better
- Manage, manifest and achieve your goals
- Reach your full potential
- Channel conflict into something positive
- Change negative habits
- Live in the moment
Open your mind and follow Tolle's guidance to happiness and health in the modern world.
These memoirs from one of the great leaders of our time are 'essential reading for anyone who wants to understand history - and then go out and change it' Barack Obama
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader.
'Enthralling . . . Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Sunday Times
'The authentic voice of Mandela shines through this book . . . humane, dignified and magnificently unembittered' The Times
What does it take to have a successful sales career?
What does it take to create a billion dollar startup?;
What does it take to move up and get promoted in your corporate career?
What does it take to succeed in life?
It takes luck.
Yes, some people are born into it. Some people fall into it.
This book, for the first time, shares insights by two people──one, a startup founder and investor in India; and the other, a successful executive of a Fortune 500 company in the US──on how to increase the odds of success.
You don't have to be born into luck. You now have a chance to make your own.
Whether it is landing the ideal job, surpassing your sales goals, or generating that billion-dollar startup idea, or finding ways to grow your business, you need an edge, an advantage—“luck accelerators” that help you and your business stand out, boosting you to new heights.
This leather-bound edition is exquisitely designed with a silver-foiled cover, gilded edges and beautiful endpapers. It is ideal to be read and treasured and makes for a perfect addition to any library.
Anne Frank’s diary needs no introduction.
This beautifully written memoir of a young girl caught in the middle of one of the most horrific periods of human history, is a testament to the indestructible human will to persevere and survive in the face of the most adverse of circumstances. Where Anne Frank herself became one of the victims of the Second World War, her words, crowding every available inch of space in her diary, survived to keep her story and her memory alive for the rest of the world through the ages.
"THE RUNAWAY SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR
'Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect' STEPHEN KING
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…"
Sherlock Holmes is the greatest fictional detective in the world. The hero of 56 short stories and four novels, he is so convincing that letters still arrive at 221B Baker Street seeking his help, and when it was thought that he had died in his clash with the evil Professor Moriarty ('the Napoleon of Crime') young men in London wore black armbands. This luxury boxed set contains all of Conan Doyle's novels and stories: *The Return of Sherlock Holmes *The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes *The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes *The Valley of Fear & His Last Bow *The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes * The Hound of the Baskervilles * A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of Four.
An exciting new science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline.
'Fascinating' Daily Mail
Throughout our lives, we are always looking for ways to keep our mind sharp and effortlessly productive. In this book, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr Sanjay Gupta offers insights from top scientists all over the world, whose cutting edge research can help you heighten and protect brain function and maintain cognitive health at any age.
Keep Sharp debunks common myths about ageing and cognitive decline, explores whether there's a 'best' diet or exercise regimen for the brain, and explains whether it's healthier to play video games that test memory and processing speed, or to engage in more social interaction.
Discover what we can learn from 'super-brained' people who are in their eighties and nineties but showing no signs of slowing down - and whether there are truly any benefits to drugs, supplements and vitamins.
In the new edition of this highly acclaimed new York Times bestseller, Robert Cialdini seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion—explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday settings. Using memorable stories and relatable examples, Robert Cialdini makes this crucially important subject surprisingly easy. With Cialdini as a guide, you don’t have to be a scientist to learn how to use this Science. You’ll learn cialdini’s universal principles of influence, including new research and new uses so you can become an even more skilled persuader—and just as importantly, you’ll learn how to defend yourself against unethical influence attempts. You may think you know these principles, but without understanding their intricacies, you may be ceding their power to someone else. Cialdini’s principles of persuasion: reciprocation commitment and consistency social proof liking authority scarcity unity
Perfect your people skills with his fun, witty and informative guide, containing 92 little tricks to create big success in personal and business relationships. In How to Talk to Anyone, bestselling relationships author and internationally renowned life coach Leil Lowndes reveals the secrets and psychology behind successful communication. These extremely usable and intelligent techniques include how to:
- Work a party like a politician works a room
- Be an insider in any crowd
- Use key words and phrases to guide the conversation
- Use body language to connect
This is the key to having successful conversations with anyone, any time.
‘Ridley is br>Spot-on when it comes to the vital ingredients for success’ Sir James Dyson building on his bestseller The rational optimistic, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject. Innovation is the main event of the modern age, The reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. It is innovation that will shape the twenty-first century. Yet innovation remains a mysterious process, poorly understood by policy makers and businessmen alike. Matt Ridley argues that we need to see innovation as an incremental, bottom-up, fortuitous process that happens as a direct result of the human habit of exchange, rather than an orderly, top-down process developing according to a plan. Innovation is crucially different from invention, because it is the turning of inventions into things of practical and affordable use to people.
“I am the wisest man alive,
for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.”
What is Justice? Why do men behave justly? in the ideal state, how should women, children and property be treated in the ruling middle class?
Join Socrates along with the Athenians and other interlocutors as they question, argue and discuss their perceptions of an ideal community and combine argument and myth to commend a life organized by reason.
Regarded as the culminating achievement of Plato, the Republic, in the form of a Socratic dialogue, goes on to argue that the world of everyday objects imperfectly imitates the world of Forms. it also expounds Plato’s belief that there is an ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy and acknowledges the influence of art upon the mind.
The Republic is undoubtedly one of Plato’s masterworks and one of the most influential and widely read books in the history of philosophy.
South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior.
The personal tale of Musk’s life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.
More than 6 million readers around the world have improved their lives by reading The Magic of Thinking Big.
First published in 1959, David J Schwartz's classic teachings are as powerful today as they were then. Practical, empowering and hugely engaging, this book will not only inspire you, it will give you the tools to change your life for the better - starting from now. His step-by-step approach will show you how to:
- Defeat disbelief and the negative power it creates
- Make your mind produce positive thoughts
- Plan a concrete success-building programme
- Do more and do it better by turning on your creative power
- Capitalise on the power of NOW
Updated for the 21st century, this is your go-to guide to a better life, starting with the way you think.
“Life did not stop and one had to live..”
July 1805, St Petersburg, Russia: A country on the brink of attack. a city on the threshold of war and disruption.
Five Russian families will find out just how their lives are going to entangle during the ensuing years of war and peace..
Opening at Anna Pavlovna’s soirée, Tolstoy’s War and Peace introduces you to characters—such as the misfit, illegitimate son Pierre, the analytical and loner Prince Andrew, the sexually alluring Helene and the impulsive and lively Natasha, who plays the pivotal role—whose minds and actions prove to be the laboratory where Tolstoy, with a psychologist’s deftness and an artist’s vision, lays bare the frailties and manias that make up the human psyche.
An explosive tale of epic proportions, War and Peace, one of the best known Russian historical novels, is as much a story of love and adultery as it is of war and death. with a deep insight into the war-stricken Russia, i
Learn to make every moment a once-in-a-lifetime experience with this definitive guide to the Japanese art of ichigo ichie, from the bestselling authors of Ikigai.
'Ikigai urges individuals to simplify their lives by pursuing what sparks joy for them' (Marie '' Kondo)
Every moment in our life happens only once, and if we let it slip away, we lose it forever-an idea captured by the Japanese phrase ichigo ichie. Often used to convey that the encounter is unique and special, it is a tenet of Zen Buddhism and is attributed to a sixteenth-century master of the Japanese tea ceremony, or 'ceremony of attention', whose intricate rituals compel us to focus on the present moment.
From this age-old concept comes a new kind of mindfulness. In The Book of Ichigo Ichie, you will learn to use all five senses to anchor yourself in the present.
Every one of us contains a key that can open the door to attention, harmony with others, and love of life. And that key is ichigo ichie.
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
From expressing his gratitude to the ones from whom he had learned important qualities and lessons in life to detailing his thoughts and reflections over a wide range of subjects including our mind and thoughts, life and death, goodness, self-judgement, virtuousness, nature, leadership, and human rationality, Meditations gives an insight into the inner life and philosophy of the last of the ‘Five Good Emperors,’ Marcus Aurelius.
With ancient wisdom that is as relevant in modern times as it was then, Aurelius‘ Meditations is one of the greatest works of Greek and philosophical literature. A series of twelve books, it has continued to influence its readers throughout the centuries.
'A journey of wonder and imagination' Stylist
You are invited to join Zachary on the starless sea: the home of storytellers, story-lovers and those who will protect our stories at all costs.
Discover the enchanting, magical new bestseller from the author of The Night Circus
When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities and nameless acolytes, but they also contain something impossible: a recollection from his own childhood.
Determined to solve the puzzle of the book, Zachary follows the clues he finds on the cover - a bee, a key and a sword. They guide him to a masquerade ball, to a dangerous secret club, and finally through a magical doorway created by the fierce and mysterious Mirabel. This door leads to a subterranean labyrinth filled with stories, hidden far beneath the surface of the earth.
Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of a boy known as Siddhartha from the Indian subcontinent during the time of Lord Buddha.
In a very simple prose, Hesse has conveyed a very profound message for all seekers. A brahmin boy follows his heart and goes through various lives to finally understand what it means to be enlightened. He experiences life as a pious brahmin, a Samana, a rich merchant, a lover and an ordinary ferryman, to a father. Neither a practitioner nor a devotee, neither meditating nor reciting, Siddhartha comes to blend in with the world, resonating with the rhythms of nature, bending the reader's ear down to hear answers from the river.
The dead do not rest till they get what they want. You have arrived in the hills. In here, you are surrounded by dense, menacing forests, enveloped in a deadly silence... You never know what lurks here in the Cold, dark night. Do not walk alone after sunset in the hills. A beautiful woman in white haunts the Lonely pathways, looking to enchant and ensnare men... All the people who died in accidents here... They say you hear their screams at night. And the deserted lodges sitting amidst lush greenery and calm streams... Spirits lie in wait here, ready to prey on the living. There are sceptics who did not heed these warnings. They tried to rationalize what they saw, what they felt. But when they came face to face with the beings that they believed didn’t exist, they couldn’t run away anymore... Ghosts of the silent hills is a collection that will make your nights a little scarier, encompassing the very best spine-chilling stories based on true hauntings.
THE MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
Geography shapes not only our history, but where we're headed...
All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture.
If you've ever wondered why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea, why the USA was destined to become a global superpower, or why China's power base continues to expand ever outwards, the answers are all here.
In ten chapters and ten maps, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential insight into one of the major factors that determines world history.
It's time to put the 'geo' back into geopolitics.
The second novel by the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman, author of Solitaire and graphic novel series Heartstopper – soon to be a major Netflix series.
What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?
Frances has always been a study machine with one goal, elite university. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside.
But when Frances meets Aled, the shy genius behind her favourite podcast, she discovers a new freedom. He unlocks the door to Real Frances and for the first time she experiences true friendship, unafraid to be herself. Then the podcast goes viral and the fragile trust between them is broken.
Caught between who she was and who she longs to be, Frances’ dreams come crashing down. Suffocating with guilt, she knows that she has to confront her past…
She has to confess why Carys disappeared…
Meanwhile at uni, Aled is alone, fighting even darker secrets.
Was there a beginning of time?
Could time run backwards?
Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?
These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece which begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time.
“There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life and our duty is to unravel it and isolate it and expose every inch of it.”Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective 221B Baker Street London.
This is where begins a historical partnership between Dr. Watson—the archetypal gentleman from the Victorian era—and the eccentric, legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Join them as they gather clues, ranging from bloodstains and footprints to cigarette ash and wedding rings and arrive at unusual and surprising conclusions. This book is a collection of the four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet (1887), The Sign of the Four (1890), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) and The Valley of Fear (1915). Featuring the timeless detective Sherlock Holmes, these novels have been successfully engrossing readers for more than a century now.
The short story is one of the finest forms of writing. As short as a paragraph at times, or as lengthy as a novel, short stories are widely read and immensely lauded. Some of the most exceptional writers have dabbled in this form penning beautiful, unforgettable stories. In this carefully-crafted selection, we bring to you some of the greatest writers from around the world—their iconic storytellers from America, such as mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf, the legendary Grimm brothers from Germany, to the lyrical Rabindranath Tagore from India, and the witty H H Munro from Britain. All these and many more remarkable people come together in this edition... And all have stories to tell. An anthology beginning with Aesop's fables—perhaps the first stories we come across ending with Virginia Woolf's Gothic, thrilling ‘the haunted house’, 100 world’s greatest short stories brings together stories short and sweet, descriptive and lengthy, and stories that can do anything telling
On a summer night, at the end of the nineteenth century, a “meteor” lands on Horsell Common in London. an artificial cylinder is found the next day and upon approaching it, the unsuspecting humans are instantly killed by an all-destroying heat-ray, as terrifying Martians emerge and blaze a path of fiery destruction across Victorian England. Amid the boundless destruction that is caused, it looks as if the end of the world has come..
The War of the Worlds is one of the earliest science-fiction that explores the possibilities of intelligent life from other planets and details a conflict between humankind and an extraterrestrial race.. this novel vividly describes the mass hysteria such an invasion would stimulate and shows how unprepared our civilization is for the onslaught of forces from another world.
From Cass R. Sunstein and Richard H. Thaler, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Nudge is one of the most influential books of the 21st century
*Fully revised and updated from cover to cover*
Since the original publication of Nudge more than a decade ago, the word has entered the vocabulary of businesspeople, policy makers, engaged citizens and consumers everywhere. The book has given rise to hundreds of "nudge units" in governments around the world and countless groups of behavioural scientists in every part of the economy. It has taught us how to use thoughtful choice architecture to help us make better decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society.
Now, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein have updated the book, making use of their experiences in and out of government over the past dozen years as well as an explosion of new research.
உங்களுடைய கண்ணோட்டம் எதிர்மறையானதாக இருந்தாலும் சரி, நேர்மறையானதாக இருந்தாலும் சரி, அல்லது இவ்விரண்டுக்கும் இடையே ஏதோ ஒரு நிலையில் இருந்தாலும் சரி, ஊக்குவிப்புப் பேச்சாளரும் பயிற்றுவிப்பாளருமான ஜெஃப் கெல்லர், உங்களுக்குள் ஒளிந்திருக்கின்ற ஆற்றலை எப்படி நீங்கள் உங்கள் கட்டுப்பாட்டில் எடுத்துக் கொள்ளலாம் என்பதையும், அந்த ஆற்றலை எவ்வாறு கட்டவிழ்த்துவிடுவது என்பதையும் சி வாய்ந்த மூன்று வழிகளின் வாயிலாக உங்களுக்குக் காட்டுவார். சிந்தனை! மனத்திலிருந்துதான் வெற்றி தொடங்குகிறது. மனப்போக்கின் சக்தியால் உங்கள் தலைவிதியை மாற்றியமைக்க முடியும். பேச்சு! உங்கள் வாயிலிருந்து வரும் வார்த்தைகளை உன்னிப்பாக கவனியுங்கள். நீங்கள் பேசுகின்ற விதத்தால் உங்களுடைய இலக்குகளை நோக்கி உங்களை உந்தித் தள்ள முடியும். செயல்பாடு! ஓய்ந்து உட்காராதீர்கள்! உங்களுடைய கனவுகளை எதார்த்தமாக மாற்றக்கூடிய திட்டவட்டமான நடவடிக்கைகளை மேற்கொள்ளுங்கள். விரைவில், நீங்கள் புத்துணர்ச்சியூட்டப் பெறுவீர்கள், புதிய சாத்தியக்கூறுகளைப் பார்ப்பீர்கள், பாதகமான சூழ்நிலைகளை எதிர்கொண்டு முறியடிப்பீர்கள், br>உங்களுக்கே உரிய தனித்துவமான
From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down
"Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning."
Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inwards and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, at school or at home, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people we love happier.
But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us.
In this beautiful follow-up to his international bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom and kindness to self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself
The highly anticipated memoir of Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl from Pakistan's Swat region who stood up to the Taliban.
I come from a country which was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. Shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school, few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in Northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education,
In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brené Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.
Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas, and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead.
When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it and work to align authority and accountability. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into the vulnerability that’s necessary to do good work.
Read the warm, poignant and uplifting New York Times bestseller and Radio 2 Book Club pick, loved by readers.
'A joyous, funny read that leaves you all warm inside' Beth Morrey, author of Saving Missy
'Feel-good...full of hope. A quirky cast of characters you can't help but root for' Woman & Home, Book of the Month
Six strangers with one thing in common: their lives aren't always what they make them out to be.
What would happen if they told the truth instead?
Julian Jessop is tired of hiding the deep loneliness he feels. So he begins The Authenticity Project - a small green notebook containing the truth about his life.
Leaving the notebook on a table in his friendly neighbourhood café, Julian never expects Monica, the owner, to track him down after finding it. Or that she'll be inspired to write down her own story.
Little do they realize that such small acts of honesty hold the power to impact all those who discover the notebook and change their lives completely.
THE ICONIC AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING PHENOMENON CRAZY RICH ASIANS RETURNS WITH THE GLITTERING TALE OF A YOUNG WOMAN WHO FINDS HERSELF TORN BETWEEN TWO MEN.
'Your perfect summer read' Daily Mail
'Laugh-out-loud funny' Sunday Mirror
When Lucie Tang Churchill meets George Zao at a lavish wedding in Capri, she can't stand him. She can't stand that he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so she can have a sea view, that he knows more about the island than she does, and worst of all, that he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins. What would her Mayflower-descended, Wall Street-wealthy family think of him? But years later, when Lucie is weekending with her fiancé in East Hampton, George unexpectedly appears and Lucie must decide - does she follow her head or her heart?
A gloriously decadent homage to A Room with a View, Sex and Vanity is a glittering modern love story and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultu
'The sense of dread deepens as the snow falls in Ruth Ware's tensely plotted and deliciously cast alpine thriller' Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House
**THE UNMISSABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE QUEEN OF THE MODERN-DAY MURDER MYSTERY**
Snow is falling in the exclusive alpine ski resort of Saint Antoine, as the shareholders and directors of Snoop, the hottest new music app, gather for a make or break corporate retreat to decide the future of the company. At stake is a billion-dollar dot com buyout that could make them all millionaires, or leave some of them out in the cold.
The clock is ticking on the offer, and with the group irrevocably split, tensions are running high. When an avalanche cuts the chalet off from help, and one board member goes missing in the snow, the group is forced to ask - would someone resort to murder, to get what they want?
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'This book is going to fundamentally change some of the most important conversations in your life-the ones you have with yourself.' - Adam Grant, bestselling author of Give and Take
Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel H. Pink's Next Big Idea Club Winter 2021 Winning Selection
One of the best new books of 2021 - BBC Science Focus Magazine, The Washington Post, CNN Underscored, USA Today, Shape, Behavioral Scientist, People, PopSugar * Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Shelf Awareness starred reviews *
We all have a voice in our head. We tune into its endless chatter to look for guidance, ideas and wisdom. Except sometimes, this voice leads us down a rabbit hole of negative self-talk and endless rumination.
These silent conversations are so powerful they can sink our mood, trip us up and even impact our health. How can we take back control? This is the question award-winning psychologist Ethan Kross set out to answer twenty years ago
New York Times best-selling author Jen Sincero gets to the core of transformation: habits - breaking, making, understanding, and sticking with them like you've never stuck before.
Badass Habits is a eureka-sparking, easy-to-digest look at how our habits make us who we are, from the measly moments that happen in private to the resolutions we loudly broadcast (and, erm, often don't keep) on social media.
Habit busting and building goes way beyond becoming a dedicated flosser or never showing up late again--our habits reveal our unmet desires, the gaps in our boundaries, our level of self-awareness, and our unconscious beliefs and fears. Badass Habits features Jen's trademark hilarious voice and offers a much-needed fresh take on the conventional wisdom and science that shape the optimism (or pessimism?) around the age-old topic of habits.
For over twenty-five years, leadership legend and personal-mastery path-blazer Robin Sharma has mentored billionaires, business titans, professional-sports superstars and entertainment royalty via a revolutionary methodology that led them to accomplish rare-air results. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Sharma makes his transformational system available to anyone who is ready for undefeatable positivity, monumental productivity, deep spiritual freedom and a life of helping others. In The Everyday Hero Manifesto you will discover: · The hidden habits used by many of the world’s most creative and successful people to realize their visionary ambitions · Original techniques to turn fear into fuel, problems into power and past troubles into triumphs ·
Neville is becoming widely known as one of the most practical and dynamic spiritual thinkers of our time. In your faith is your fortune he challenges you to put his ideas to the test. Are you ready to decide for yourself whether neville’s simple principle that imagining creates reality really works? It may be the most important step you ever take.
Most men are totally unaware of the creative power of imagination and invariably bow before the dictates of 'facts' and accepts life on the basis of the world without. But when you discover this creative power within yourself, you will boldly assert the supremacy of imagination and put all things in subjection to it.
It is believed that all men can change the course of their lives. By our imagination, by our affirmations, we can change our world, we can change our future. If we strive passionately to embody a new and higher concept of ourselves, then all things will be at our service.
1. Be What You Wish
2. By Imagination We Become
3. Answered Prayer
5. The Law of Assumption
7. Stone, Water or Wine?
8. Feeling is the Secret
9. Affirm the Reality of Our Own Greatness
Feeling is the secret' Shows readers how they can quickly attain their goals simply by refining their imagination. Your thoughts shape your life, create your reality and ultimately limit or expand your true potential. The book describes how our thoughts and feelings affect who we become and what we achieve. When we have the power to change them, we gain the power to change our circumstances, our health and our life's purpose. There is a treasure in it, a clearly defined road to the realization of your dreams.
The Power of Awareness' allows those who rebelled against a rigid religious upbringing to renew some of the images etched in their consciousness, only in a more loving, positive and universal way. Neville shows how change of consciousness is the critical factor in life, for consciousness is the only reality, the first and only cause-substance of the phenomena of life.
Take an internal journey that will transform your daily life! In this, his most important work, he focuses on:
• The truth that sets you free
• Subjective control
• Free will
WITHOUT THE DARKNESS, LIGHT HAS NO PURPOSE.
WITHOUT THE VILLAIN, WHAT WOULD THE GODS DO?
INDIA, 3400 BCE.
A land in tumult, poverty and chaos. Most people suffer quietly. A few rebel. Some fight for a better world. Some for themselves. Some don’t give a damn. Raavan. Fathered by one of the most illustrious sages of the time. Blessed by the Gods with talents beyond all. Cursed by fate to be tested to the extremes.
A formidable teenage pirate, he is filled with equal parts courage, cruelty and fearsome resolve. A resolve to be a giant among men, to conquer, plunder, and seize the greatness that he thinks is his right.
A man of contrasts, of brutal violence and scholarly knowledge. A man who will love without reward and kill without remorse.
This exhilarating third book of the Ram Chandra series sheds light on Raavan, the king of Lanka. And the light shines on darkness of the darkest kind. Is he the greatest villain in history or just a man in a dark place, all the time?
Immerse yourself in book 2 of the Ram Chandra series, based on the Ramayana, the story of Lady Sita, written by the multi-million bestselling Indian Author Amish; the author who has transformed Indian Fiction with his unique combination of mystery, mythology, religious symbolism and philosophy. In this book, you will follow Lady Sita's journey from an Adopted Child to the Prime Minister to finding her true calling. You will find all the familiar characters you have heard of, like Lord Ram and Lord Lakshman and see more of Lord Hanuman and many others from Mithila. You will also start discovering the true purpose of the Vayuputras and Malayaputras and their conflicting ideologies that leads to plot twists, politics and intrigue as they try to influence outcomes from behind the scenes.
She is the warrior we need. The Goddess we await.
She will defend Dharma. She will protect us.
Lose yourself in this epic adventure thriller, based on the Ramayana, the story of Lord Ram, written by the multi-million bestselling Indian Author Amish; the author who has transformed Indian Fiction with his unique combination of mystery, mythology, religious symbolism and philosophy. In this book, you will find all the familiar characters you have heard of, like Lord Ram, Lord Lakshman, Lady Sita, Lord Hanuman, Lord Bharat and many others from Ayodhya. And even some from Lanka like Ravan! Read this BESTSELLER, the highest selling book of 2015, the first book of the Ram Chandra Series.
Awarded the 2015 Raymond Crossword Award for Popular Choice (English Fiction)
Ram Rajya. The Perfect Land. But perfection has a price. He paid that price.
3400 BCE. INDIA
Ayodhya is weakened by divisions. A terrible war has taken its toll. The damage runs deep. The demon King of Lanka, Raavan, does not impose his rule on the defeated. He, instead, imposes his trade.
From being Champion of Champions to one of the world's top cricket commentators to Team India's head coach, Ravi Shastri has an incomparable perspective when it comes to the game of cricket. In Stargazing: The Players in My Life, the legendary all-rounder looks back at the extraordinary talent he has encountered over the years.
Who is the former Indian captain who didn't do full justice to his talent? Or that bruising bowler who went on to become a best friend? What was the most important lesson the legendary Clive Llyod taught him? How does Shastri set aside his personal bond with Virat Kohli in his role as coach?
Full of never-before-revealed anecdotes, Stargazing, co-written with Ayaz Memon and featuring illustrations by Shiva Rao, offers a glimpse into how champions from across the globe have inspired one of the world's greatest ODI players and Team India's most successful Test cricket coach.
The new novel from the author of Normal People. ***ORDER NOW*** Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young - but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world? Praise for Normal People: 'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' - Guardian 'The best novel published this year.' - The Times 'Quite astonishing.' - Independent 'The most enjoyable novel of the year.'
Ezra wakes one day to find his sister gone. No note, no sign, nothing but an email address hidden somewhere only he would find it.
Escaping their toxic home life, Bea finds herself alone in a new city - without friends, without a real plan - chasing someone who might not even want to be found.
As things unravel at home for Ezra, Bea confronts secrets about their past that will forever change the way they think about their family. Separated by distance but connected by love, this brother and sister must learn to trust themselves before they can find a way back to each other.
From the New York Times bestselling authors of All the Bright Places and Every Day comes a story of hope, family, and finding your true home in the people who matter the most.
Understanding the role imagination plays in directing your consciousness is where the life-changing power resides. Imagination was at the core of the message Neville taught for so many years. The secret of imagining is the greatest of all problems, to the solution of which everyone should aspire, for Supreme power, Supreme wisdom, Supreme delight lie in the solution of this mystery.
In the 20 years since its first publication, The 80/20 Principle has become a business classic and a global bestseller. In this new edition Richard Koch outlines a fresh understanding of the true power of the principle. And it is powerful: the 80/20 principle - the counter-intuitive yet prevalent fact that 80 percent of results flow from 20 percent of causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organisations and has stood the test of time. Many thousands of people throughout the world have found the principle useful at work, in their careers and in their personal lives. Koch outlines how with the 80/20 Principle we can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources simply by concentrating on the all important 20 percent thus controlling events instead of being controlled by them and with several times the results.
Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This Gryffindor House Edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its courage, bravery and determination. Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts is packed with more great Gryffindor moments and characters, including Harry's unexpected selection as champion in the Triwizard Tournament - not to mention Hagrid's misadventures with Blast-Ended Skrewts!
Each Gryffindor House Edition features vibrant sprayed edges and intricate gold foiling. The Goblet of Fire blazes at the very centre of the front cover, framed by stunning iconography that draws on themes and moments from this much-loved story.
Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist and a philosopher whose books have universal resonance even in the contemporary time. The Art of War has inspired Mao Zedong’s writings about Guerrilla warfare. Ho Chi Minh translated The Art of War for his generals to study.
Sun Tzu’s Art of War is a widely acclaimed book on military strategy that has influenced and shaped the idea of Western and Eastern nations military philosophy. It presents complete instructions on how to win battles and manage conflicts. The theories proposed in Art of War are extremely beneficial on the battle ground and has been tried and tested by many successful military generals around the world. It is difficult to ascertain exactly when was this book written and many historians have ascribed it to different times.
The Art of War has established its significance not just as a valuable book for military strategies but it also gives lesson in diplomacy and public administration and planning.
Bestselling author and renowned clinical psychologist Dr Shefali teaches women how to transcend their fears, break free from societal expectations and rediscover the person they were always meant to be.
A Radical Awakening lays out a path for women to heal their psychic wounds and prepares them to discover their own powers to help heal others and the planet. Dr Shefali helps women uncover the purpose that already exists within them and harness the power of authenticity in every area of their lives.
This is an eloquent and inspiring, practical and accessible book, backed with real-life examples and personal stories, that unlocks the extraordinary power necessary to awaken the conscious self. Dr Shefali will empower and inspire all women to uncover the person they always wanted to be: fully present, conscious, and happy, by deconstructing the archetypes that still exist in society today, inspiring women to live authentically - and, importantly, elevate other women along the way.
The Mortal Instruments Collection – six internationally bestselling books about the Shadowhunters in one gift pack
Discover the secrets of the Shadowhunters as they wage a terrifying war to keep the world safe from demons in the sensational and internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Boxset includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire. Love the series? Don't miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie.
Inside the outrageous, come-from-behind story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car and the race to drive the future.
Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary and to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets and his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car.
When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential and they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition.