Author: John Hargrove
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2015-03-24
*Now a New York Times Best Seller* Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs were both detrimental to the whales and ultimately unsafe for trainers. After leaving SeaWorld, Hargrove became one of the stars of the controversial documentary Blackfish. The outcry over the treatment of SeaWorld's orca has now expanded beyond the outlines sketched by the award-winning documentary, with Hargrove contributing his expertise to an advocacy movement that is convincing both federal and state governments to act. In Beneath the Surface, Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of these highly intelligent and social creatures, including his favorite whales Takara and her mother Kasatka, two of the most dominant orcas in SeaWorld. And he includes vibrant descriptions of the lives of orcas in the wild, contrasting their freedom in the ocean with their lives in SeaWorld. Hargrove's journey is one that humanity has just begun to take-toward the realization that the relationship between the human and animal worlds must be radically rethought.
Waterman and Standup surfer and racer Zane Schweitzer gives a rare and personal glimpse of his life "Beneath the Surface" of what you usually see. Through a lifetime of journal writing he has selected personal stories to share with readers of all ages. Whether or not you enjoy watersports, Zane's insights, "attitude of gratitude, zest for life and appreciation of the people he's met around the globe will engage you from the very first chapter. From Zane Schweitzer, "Just as hidden caverns, reefs and extreme rock formations create the waves and shape the ocean’s personality, there are motivations, dreams, goals, choices and influences lying beneath the surface that have shaped my life. In this book, through a collection of stories, people, events and life-practices, my hope is that you will discover what lies beneath my surface. Of the many mantras that have helped me innovate and inspire, the most powerful is 'Learn from the past, live in the present and manifest your future.' Throughout the course of this book, you’ll get a peek at how I’ve applied that mantra to my life, beginning when I was 13 and carrying through to the present day. You’ll learn to apply it to your life, too."
I don't know where you are… I don?t know what I?ve done… Teenager Abigail Ryder is devastated when she gets home from school to find her family gone. Nothing makes sense. Things are missing from the house and her stepsisters? room is completely empty. But the police think she?s trouble, and when grandmother Eleanor tells her to forget them all and move on, there?s no choice other than face the future – alone. Fourteen years on, Abi and Adam are a happy couple on the verge of parenthood. But when the past comes back to haunt Abi, the only way forward is to go back and uncover the truth – and reveal the dreadful secrets a mother has been hiding all these years.
Author: Michael Phelps
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-08-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Prepare to peek into the mind of a champion, known as the most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals, including 23 gold, with this newly updated edition of Michael Phelps’s autobiography, Beneath the Surface. In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight. Readers worldwide will relive all the heart-stopping glory as Phelps completes his journey from the youngest man to ever set a world swimming record in 2001, to an Olympic powerhouse in 2008, to surpassing the greatest athlete of ancient Greece, Leonidas of Rhodes, with 13 triumphs in 2016. Athletes and fans alike will be fascinated by insights into Phelps’s training, mental preparation, and behind-the-scenes perspective on international athletic competitions. A chronicle of Phelps’s evolution from awkward teenager to record-breaking powerhouse, Beneath the Surface is a must-read for any sports fan.
"Why God? Why does a child have to die when murderers and rapists and terrorists get to live? Why take a four-year-old who was innocent and full of pure love?" These are the questions that haunted author Krista Bennett-Bruns after the heartbreaking loss of her young son, Sutton. After Sutton's death, Krista encountered a barrage of agonizing emotions: Intense grief and pain over being separated from her son too soon. Rage and disgust toward the first responders who had jeopardized Sutton's chances of survival by refusing the help of doctors on the scene. Anger toward the hospital staff who had kept her from holding her son after his death. Disgust and hate toward herself for not being able to save Sutton. In Living Beneath the Surface: My Journey through Love, Loss, and Forgiveness, Krista shares her story of walking down the path of these ugly emotions for days, weeks, and years after her son's death, unafraid to reveal the darkness of the journey. But as Krista shows in her heart-touching memoir, sharing everything from Sutton's death to her exhausting battle with a serious medical illness, darkness cannot overcome the light of Christ, who shines brightly even in the darkest of moments through the power of forgiveness and renewed purpose. Join Krista on the journey as she peels back the layers of her life and pours out her heart through her story, a story that shows that God has a full-circle purpose for your life regardless of the trials you go through along the way.
After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she'd left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help. Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff's Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer--one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all. Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new voice in romantic suspense. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go until the final heart-pounding page.
Author: Maria Lorca-Susino
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Political Science
The Palestinian national movement reached a dead end and came close to disintegration at the beginning of the present century. This critical analysis of internal Palestinian politics in the West Bank traces the re-emergence of the Palestinian Authority's established elite in the aftermath of the failed unity government and examines the main security and economic agendas pursued by them during that period. Based on extensive field research interviews and participant observation undertaken across several sites in Nablus and the surrounding area, it provides a bottom-up interpretation of the Palestinian Authority's agenda and challenges the popular interpretation that its governance represents the only realistic path to Palestinian independence. As the first major account of the Palestinian Authority's political agenda since the collapse of the unity government this book offers a unique explanation for the failure to bring a Palestinian state into being and challenges assumptions within the existing literature by addressing the apparent incoherence between mainstream debates on Palestine and the reality of conditions there. This book is a key addition to students and scholars interested in Politics, Middle-Eastern Studies, and International Relations.
Author: Scott Lankford
Release Date: 2010
Traces lesser-known historical facts about the nation's largest mountain lake, providing coverage of such subjects as its role in local Washoe Indian legends, its inspiration of more than a dozen literary classics and its impact on the careers of such figures as John Muir, Mark Twain and Frank Sinatra.
Sembado lives a comfortable life in the subaquatic complex he calls home. But soon the secrets of the facility's beginnings will shake his reality to its core. He will discover the depths that authoritarians will go to in order to maintain control, and the endurance of the human spirit to resist it as he follows his rebellious grandfather higher into a web of half-truths and hidden lies, all the way to the surface.
To the River is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941. One midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked Woolf's river from source to sea. The result is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love. Along the way, Laing explores the roles rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature and mythology alike. To the River excavates all sorts of stories from the Ouse's marshy banks, from the brutal Barons' War of the thirteenth century to the 'Dinosaur Hunters', the nineteenth-century amateur naturalists who first cracked the fossil code. Central among these ghosts is, of course, Virginia Woolf herself: her life, her writing and her watery death.
Author: Moon-Kie Jung
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release Date: 2015-05-06
Genre: Social Science
Racism has never been simple. It wasn't more obvious in the past, and it isn't less potent now. From the birth of the United States to the contemporary police shooting death of an unarmed Black youth, Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy investigates ingrained practices of racism, as well as unquestioned assumptions in the study of racism, to upend and deepen our understanding. In Moon-Kie Jung's unsettling book, Dred Scott v. Sandford, the notorious 1857 Supreme Court case, casts a shadow over current immigration debates and the "war on terror." The story of a 1924 massacre of Filipino sugar workers in Hawai'i pairs with statistical relentlessness of Black economic suffering to shed light on hidden dimensions of mass ignorance and indifference. The histories of Asians, Blacks, Latina/os, and Natives relate in knotty ways. State violence and colonialism come to the fore in taking measure of the United States, past and present, while the undue importance of assimilation and colorblindness recedes. Ultimately, Jung challenges the dominant racial common sense and develops new concepts and theory for radically rethinking and resisting racisms.
What if . . . You stare into a body of water . . . And didn't recognize the reflection? At first glance, thoughtful scholar and champion swimmer Conner Mills appears to be just that. However, there is more to Conner beneath the surface than even he can begin to comprehend . . .
Contributions in this volume cover ways of knowing, the dynamics of research encounters, new methods of psycho-social inquiry, and the first-hand experience of being a researcher. Since the first volume of Researching Beneath the Surface was published by Karnac in 2009, psycho-social research has become more established but is also more scrutinised by a new generation of researchers, practitioners, and clinicians. This volume offers a timely exploration of the latest developments in psycho-social research, bringing together a series of papers in which both longstanding contributors to the field and new researchers explore tensions, possibilities, and innovations in psycho-socially inspired research. Showcasing advances in psycho-social research methods, the book focuses on methodological dilemmas, innovations in method and methodology, and on experiences of conducting psycho-social research in challenging contexts. It also focusses on the contested but pivotal role of psychoanalysis in psycho-social research and explores what can be added by transdisciplinary use of deep ecology, continental philosophy, and relational approaches as alternative or supplementary ways of knowing. Further Researching Beneath the Surface: Psycho-social Research Methods in Practice offers fresh insight into the practical and emotional issues of conducting oneself as a psycho-social researcher and learning from experience. It will be of great interest to psycho-social, qualitative, organisational, and psychoanalytically-oriented researchers, as well as postgraduate students in these fields.