The Great Mystery
By Alister McGrath
There is currently huge interest in the question of human nature and identity, and what the human future might look like. Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Are we alone? And what can religion bring, alongside biology and anthropology, to these important and exciting questions?The Great Mystery focuses on this fascinating field of study. Alister McGrath, bestselling author and Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, explores the question of human nature from both scientific and religious perspectives, and weaves together the results to open up and explore some of the deepest and most important questions about who we are, why we matter, and what our future might be. A follow-up to his critically acclaimed Inventing the Universe, in The Great Mystery Alister McGrath once again brings together science with religion to yield an enriched vision of reality, along with rigorous and thoroughly up-to-date scholarship and intellectual accessibility.
The Great Derangement
By Amitav Ghosh
Good Leaders Ask Great Questions
By John C. Maxwell
John Maxwell, America's #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. Questions have literally changed Maxwell's life. In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, he shows how they can change yours, teaching why questions are so important, what questions you should ask yourself as a leader, and what questions you should be asking your team.Maxwell also opened the floodgates and invited people from around the world to ask him any leadership question. He answers seventy of them--the best of the best--including . . .What are the top skills required to lead people through difficult times?How do I get started in leadership?How do I motivate an unmotivated person?How can I succeed working under poor leadership?When is the right time for a successful leader to move on to a new position?How do you move people into your inner circle?No matter whether you are a seasoned leader at the top of your game or a newcomer wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this book will change the way you look at questions and improve your leadership life.
The Greats on Leadership
By Jocelyn Davis
You don't need a big title or a business degree in order to lead with impact. What you need is practical wisdom: the insight, judgment, and strength of character that all great leaders have, but that most business schools and corporate workshops don't teach. The Greats on Leadership gets you there.Jocelyn Davis takes you on an in-depth tour of the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries, featuring classic authors from Plato to Winston Churchill, Shakespeare to Jane Austen, C.G. Jung to Peter Drucker, and many more. In a style both thought provoking and entertaining, she shows how -history's great writers have always been, and still are, the real leadership gurus.Davis spells out the behaviors that distinguish true leaders from misleaders and covers 20 specific leadership topics, including:Leadership Traps (Shakespeare)Change (Machiavelli)Power (Sophocles)Dilemmas (Madison, Hamilton)Communication (Lincoln, Pericles) Personality Types (Jung)Motivation (Frankl)Judgment (Maupassant, Melville, Austen, Shaw) Character (Churchill, Plutarch, Shelley, Joyce)Each chapter begins with a synopsis of a great work by the author and then draws out the key leadership insights, weaving them together with business examples, the best contemporary research, and tools to help put it all into practice. In the last two chapters Davis presents a new way to think about leadership levels, framing them in terms of the impact you have rather than the title on your business card.Whether you're a recent graduate or MBA searching for something more inspiring than the standard textbook, a new manager looking for something deeper than the typical how-to book, or an experienced executive seeking ideas to lift you to the next level, this remarkably readable and practical guide will set you on the road to becoming a great leader.
Geology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself
By David Rothery
Written by David Rothery, who is Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Geology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English, and then providing added-value features like a glossary of the essential jargon terms, links to useful websites, and even examples of questions you might be asked in a seminar or exam.The book uses a structure chosen to cover the essentials of most school and university courses on Geology. Topics covered include the Earth's structure, earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, igneous intrusions, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deposition, deformation, physical resources, past life and fossils, the history of the Earth, Solar System geology, and geological fieldwork. There are useful appendices of minerals, rock names and geological time.
Get Started in Beekeeping
By Adrian Waring, Claire Waring
Written by two of the UK's most well-known and respected experts in the beekeeping community, this is a new and updated edition of a popular reference title which contains everything the beginner, or even intermediate, beekeeper could need.Suitable both for those just considering the prospect and those who are already fascinated beekeepers, this guide to setting up, maintaining and maximising bees in the back garden is an indispensable and readable bible of information and practical advice. It covers everything from bee behaviour to what to do with honey, and balances all the background context on bee biology with the day-to-day and seasonal practicalities of running hives in any location, in the country or the city, and for colonies of all sizes. Resources include a 'bee calendar', troubleshooting section, illustrations, a glossary and details of courses and organizations, in an essential guide for anyone who is fascinated by the ancient ways of the apiarist.
Good Leaders Ask Great Questions
By John C. Maxwell
In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, John C. Maxwell delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage. What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. Using social media, Maxwell offered the floor to followers with unanswered questions about what it takes to achieve their professional best, and selected seventy questions on the most popular topics, including:-- How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader?-- What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop?-- How do you motivate an unmotivated person?-- How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision?This book is a thorough, insightful response to those readers and anyone who feels they have plateaued on their journey to develop their ultimate potential. Every leader has room to grow, and the advice in these pages will help readers assess their current position, and structure an effective plan to achieve their goals.
The Go-Go Years
By John Brooks
The 1960s bull market was a wild time of unbridled growth and stellar performance. It remains a pivotal era in American financial history, a time of corporate gunslingers, mutual funds, new-issue stocks, Chinese money, and the conglomerates. But it is also a cautionary tale of Wall Street for today's investor, chronicling the personalities, markets, events, and trends that drove stocks up throughout the 1960s and made millionaires of many - until the inevitable crashes in the 1970s.The Go-Go Years is the harrowing and humorous story of the growth stocks of the 1960s and how their meteoric rise caused a multitude of small investors to thrive until the devastating market crashes in the 1970s. It was a time when greed drove the market and fast money was being made and lost as the 'go-go' stocks surged and plunged. Included are the stories of such high-profile personalities as H. Ross Perot who lost $450 million in one day, Saul Steinberg's attempt to take over Chemical Bank, and the fall of America's 'Last Gatsby,' Eddie Gilbert.'Those for whom the stock market is mostly a spectator sport will relish the book's verve, color, and memorable one-liners.' New York Review of Books
Get Started In Self-Publishing
By Kevin McCann, Tom Green
LEARN HOW TO WRITE, FORMAT AND RELEASE YOUR OWN BOOK VIA THE INCREASINGLY SUCCESSFUL METHOD OF SELF PUBLISHING.If you've ever wanted to publish your own book, either in print or online as an ebook, this book is the indispensable guide you need. It covers absolutely every aspect of self publishing, from the different platforms and formats such as Amazon kindle or Apple ibooks, to the practicalities of ebook technology. It takes a creative look at the self-publishing process, encouraging you to think out of the box, as well as giving you inspiration and advice for the writing process. You will recieve practical advice on manuscript preparation, editing, cover design and other production issues, along with successful strategies for marketing, distributing and selling your book - and writing another.Anybody can upload a file, but it takes skill to really publish a book. With 'Try it now' exercises, key facts and case studies, this book is all you need to publish your book beautifully and prominantly.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
By Angela Saini
India: it's a nation of geeks, swots and nerds. Almost one in five of all medical and dental staff in the UK is of Indian origin, and one in six employed scientists with science or engineering doctorates in the US is Asian. By the turn of the millennium, there were even claims that a third of all engineers in Silicon Valley were of Indian origin, with Indians running 750 of its tech companies. At the dawn of this scientific revolution, Geek Nation is a journey to meet the inventors, engineers and young scientists helping to give birth to the world's next scientific superpower - a nation built not on conquest, oil or minerals, but on the scientific ingenuity of its people. Angela Saini explains how ancient science is giving way to new, and how the technology of the wealthy are passing on to the poor. Delving inside the psyche of India's science-hungry citizens, she explores the reason why the government of the most religious country on earth has put its faith in science and technology.Through witty first-hand reportage and penetrative analysis, Geek Nation explains what this means for the rest of the world, and how a spiritual nation squares its soul with hard rationality. Full of curious, colourful characters and gripping stories, it describes India through its people - a nation of geeks.
Genetics: Bullet Guides Everything You Need to Get Started
By James Napier
Open this book and you will- Learn how genes work - Look at the latest technologies- Tackle controversial issues- Understand who you are
Great Marketing: Bullet Guides
By Fabienne Reynolds
Open this book and you will- Communicate creatively - Beat the competition - Create brilliant strategy - Really know your market
Great PR: Bullet Guides
By Brian Salter
What's in this book?Open this book and you will... - Improve communication - Foster development - Establish goals - Encourage successLearn about PR:- Who needs PR?- Effective communication- Web 2.0 and Social Media- The shift from traditional to digital- Understanding your audience- Writing powerful press releases- Media relations- Internal PRWhat are Bullet Guides?The answers you need - now.Clear and concise guides in a portable format. Information is displayed in an easy-to-read layout with helpful images and tables. Bullet Guides include all you need to know about a subject in a nutshell. Get right to the point without wading through loads of unnecessary information.
By Antony Bell
Distilling the wisdom of the past with an eye toward the future, Great Leadership cuts through the complexity of leading organizations, operations, and people to make leadership development manageable and greatness attainable. Whether you are looking to lay a solid foundation for a lifetime of great leadership or searching for a curriculum to guide your self-development, Antony Bell has mapped out a journey of discovery to help you uncover what drives your leadership style and do what it takes to practice leadership that is both noble and competent.
Get Started on your Mac
By Rod Lawton
Are you looking to get the best out your new Mac, either as a complete novice or as a convert from a Windows PC?Or are you looking to learn about Microsoft Office 2008 or the latest updates of Apple's latest iWork suite and its iLife applications?Make sure you're getting the most out of your machine and understand its full potential. Get Started on your Mac offers a wider, more beginner-friendly scope - an all-in-one reference for those who want to understand the basic concepts rather than the in-depth technicalities. Focusing on the iLife applications which are bundled with Macs including email, iPhoto, iCal, iMovie, iTunes and others, it will help you to enjoy the full Mac experience, and see its appeal as a user-friendly computer that's ready to be used straight away. Learn to live life to the full with your music, your photos, DVDs and email. With straightforward writing from expert authors, the Teach Yourself computing series cuts through the 'technobabble', giving you easy and enjoyable access to all of the computer skills you want to acquire.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of your Mac.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
By Patricia Pulliam Phillips
Too many organizations are currently caught in a "green slump," struggling to engage in sustainability projects and making far less progress than they should be. Some businesses are striving to lead the way by equipping their facilities with new, energy-saving technologies or creating projects that contain post-consumer materials, whereas others may be just now implementing company-wide recycling programs. No matter which green initiative you choose, in order to succeed companies must adopt a results-based, return on investment (ROI) focus that helps them to identify, develop and implement green projects that add value-from an economic, environmental and societal perspective. In The Green scorecard, business leaders-from CEOs and CFOs to project managers and engineers-receive a reliable measurement and evaluation system that delivers credible data for decision makers. The valuable book, based on the ROI Institute's internationally renowned methodology, gives you clear steps for determining the overall worth of green projects-for both the environment and the bottom line.
By Philippe Rosinski
The need for a "master level" of coaching has never been greater in the global economy and interconnected world in which we live. Global Coaching inspires managers and coaches to find meaningful and long-lasting results through an integrated approach, combining coaching strategies from six perspectives-physical, managerial, psychological, cultural, political and spiritual. Philippe Rosinski's pioneering work in bringing the crucial intercultural dimension into the practice of coaching has won him worldwide acclaim. The first European to be designated Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation, he is a leading expert in executive coaching, team coaching and global leadership development. He is currently principal of Rosinski & Company, a global consulting firm that helps leaders, teams and organizations unleash their human potential to achieve sustainable high performance. He is an MBA professor for global managers at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit www.philrosinski.com and www.globalcoaching.pro.
Great at My Job but Crap at Numbers
By Heidi Smith, Peter Stokes
Does your job involve figure work that brings you out in a cold sweat? Do you increasingly have to focus on and understand spreadsheets, financial statements, ratios and other number-based nightmares? Relax - Great at my job but Crap at Numbers is a practical and fun guide to getting to grips with the arithmetic. Covering all of the intimidating mathematical challenges you are likely to face in your career, it uses humorous examples to illustrate serious points about the usefulness of arithmetic in everyday life. By approaching the topic with explanations of real-life examples from the media, advertisements, products and services the book allows you to connect easily to all those scary figures you have to juggle every day. Mac Bride has made his supporting website with some fun stuff and useful resources: http://www.crapatnumbers.net/Areas covered include:Mental MathsTerminology in everyday use e.g. mathematics, arithmetic; millions/billionsUnwholesome numbers: fractions and decimalsCommon Conversions e.g. Mph:kph; Mpg:kpg; Miles:Km; Temperature: Fahrenheit: Celsius; Time Zones; Exchange ratesRatios and proportionsMeasuring business performance: Priceless percentages Averages: Mode, Median and MeanProbability and odds Entrée EconomicsShow me my money: Personal Finance Each chapter builds on the last and ends with practice tests, answers and explanations, helping you to consolidate what you are learning.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to crunch numbers.TRY THISFun exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Geology - The Key Ideas: Teach Yourself
By David Rothery
Geology - The Key Ideas is a definitive introduction to the nature and workings of the Earth. Extensively illustrated it covers everything from earthquakes and plate tectonics to the formation of rocks and minerals. With clear explanations of complex geological processes, and a glossary of specialist terms, this book will give you a new understanding of the planet we live on. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Get On TV
By Katherine Lapworth
Is this the right book for me?This book gives you everything you need to find, apply for and take part in any reality programme, quiz or talk show. It explains each type of show to you, but most importantly, gives you lots of practical advice from industry insiders on what to say in an application, how to audition, what to expect and how to cope with life before, during and after your 15 minutes of fame. Get on TV includes:Chapter 1: Which programme?Do it for the right reasonsBe preparedThe types of reality shows availableHow to find programmes that are looking for contributorsChapter 2: Who should you appear as?Appearing as yourselfAppearing on a children's programmeAppearing as an expertAppearing as part of the audienceAppearing as an extraChapter 3: The application processGetting your story straightFilling out the application formVideo applications and show reelsHave you been on TV before?Appearing as an expert - be selectiveShould you include photos with your application?Appearing on a show - terms and conditionsFollowing up an application form or videoDealing with rejectionChapter 4: Auditions: the screening processMaking an impressionThe phone interviewAuditions - be safeThe filmed interviewMaking an impression and loosing those nervesThe table interviewThe quiz and game show interviewThe makeover show interviewThe talent show auditionChapter 5: PracticalitiesThe practicalities and paperworkTesting and checking your detailsSetting boundaries for filmingPulling out of filming on the first day is a bad ideaContractsConfidentiality agreementChild entertainment licenseRelease or content formExpensesHow long does it takeChapter 6: FilmingLights, camera, action!Filming studio programmesFilming on locationGetting to know the teamKeep yourself occupiedFood and refreshmentsEstablish how you are going to be presented on the programmeThe running order or scriptCoping with nervesGetting on with your fellow contributorsYour appearance countsChapter 7: What happens afterwards?Once it's over - what happensWill the programme go out?TX: transmissionHow to behave in the 'real' worldFame and fortuneGetting an agentPitching yourself as an expertWorking in TVLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to get on TV.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.