Author: Michael Phelps
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Just in time for the 2012 Olympics—prepare to peek into the mind of a champion with this newly updated edition of Michael Phelps’ 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, and the most decorated Olympian in 2012. Athletes and fans alike will be fascinated by insights into Phelps’ training, mental preparation, and behind-the-scenes perspective on international athletic competitions. A chronicle of Phelps’ evolution from awkward teenager to media-savvy superstar, Beneath the Surface is a must-read for any sports fan.
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.
Author: Eric Katz
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2000
The philosophy of deep ecology originated in the 1970s with the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess and has since spread around the world. Its basic premises are a belief in the intrinsic value of nonhuman nature, a belief that ecological principles should dictate human actions and moral evaluations, an emphasis on noninterference into natural processes, and a critique of materialism and technological progress.This book approaches deep ecology as a philosophy, not as a political, social, or environmental movement. In part I, the authors compare deep ecology's philosophical ideas with other positions and debates in environmental philosophy and to other schools of thought such as social ecology, ecofeminism, and moral pluralism. In part II, they investigate the connections between deep ecology and other contemporary world views, such as continental philosophy, postmodernism, and non-Western philosophical traditions. The first anthology on deep ecology that is not primarily the work of the movement's followers, Beneath the Surface offers a rigorous assessment of deep ecology's strengths and weaknesses as a philosophical position.Contributors : John Clark, Deane Curtin, Arran Gare, William Grey, Mathew Humphrey, Knut Jacobsen, Eric Katz, Andrew Light, Jonathan Maskit, Val Plumwood, David Rothenberg, Ariel Salleh, Bron Taylor, Michael Zimmerman.
"This book offers an overview of the rapidly expanding field of psycho-social research. Drawing on aspects of discourse psychology, continental philosophy and anthropological and neuro-scientific understandings of the emotions, psycho-social studies has emerged as an embryonic new paradigm in the human sciences. Psycho-social studies uses psychoanalytic concepts and principles to illuminate core issues within the social sciences." --Book Jacket.
Caves are exciting places to visit, whether you are a tourist, a sporting caver or a scientist in one of the many disciplines which use caves as natural laboratories. This book comprehensively reviews what we presently know about Australia's caves including the varieties of cave types and how they form, cave fauna, fossils, Aboriginal relics and decorations in caves, and a history of cave exploration and cave science in Australia.
A bar owner in the Florida Keys must rely on his past training as a Chicago police officer to solve the mystery surrounding the dissapearance of his best friend's husband. Julie, the closest thing to family in Nick's life is devastated by the allegations which arise through the authorities investigation, and now it is up to Nick to find out whether or not the happy life she had been living was merely a lie, or a charade concealing the criminal pursuits of her husband, Frank Marks.
Author: Gary Crew
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books Australia
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Graphic novels
The mist lifted the moment he stepped through. And there was the watertower at the summit. His watertower... This was what he had come for.' In the award-winning book THE WATERTOWER, readers were introduced to the small town of Preston and the old watertower that stands outside the town. It is a place where Bubba and Spiro go to play and swim. But what lurks in the deep waters? Why are the townspeople changing? In BENEATH THE SURFACE, Spiro, now a doctor of science, returns to uncover the mystery and to find an explanation for the nightmares that haunt him. What he discovers will change his life forever. BENEATH THE SURFACE is the long-awaited sequel to THE WATERTOWER, winner of the 1995 CBC Book of the Year Award. 'BENEATH THE SURFACE is indeed ''hauntingly beautiful''.' - Reading Time
Author: H. E. Towner Coston
Publisher: Waldo Specthrie Press
Release Date: 2009-04
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
This volume is an introductory text to the individual and organizational dynamics by an author with extensive experience in the field. It examines the unconscious processes of human behavior that affect all organizations and institutions. This volume endeavors to provide an explanation for these unconscious processes, in language as simple as that used in other traditional organizational behavior books and in the context of known and recognized conscious behavior. This often-neglected topic is examined with the help of various illuminating case studies. Using a systems psychodynamic perspective, this volume is aimed at those who are currently employed as managers or consultants, students of management, and others with the opportunity to develop knowledge skills, and ability in an area of organizational behavior, which has been largely inaccessible to the majority. "The aim of this book is to expose and explore something of the world which exists beneath the surface of individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions; to make available for consideration and meaning-making some of those aspects of our lives that, are not normally within our awareness. In doing so, the book shall attempt to show that although the phenomena of this world beneath the surface are not part of our conscious awareness, they nevertheless have a constant and active influence on everything we do." -- From the Preface
Connie and Oletha are like two peas in a pod. After meeting for the first time on a Sunday afternoon after one of Reverend Pete's dynamic sermons at the local church, the fair-skinned Connie and the cocoa brown Oletha connect immediately and two strangers become best friends right then and there. As the young girls become closer, they talk about boys during weekly youth sessions at church. While Oletha excitedly describes Leon, a high school athlete who is handsome, muscular, and a soon-to-be-lover, Connie's mind is occupied with thoughts of Melvin, a young churchgoer. But on a hot summer evening while walking to the country store, Oletha and Connie realize that everything in life can change in an instant. Leon stops to offer them a ride and asks Connie who has always been mesmerized with Oletha's descriptions of the attractive athlete to ride up front. As an already hot summer night becomes even more heated, Connie must face a monumental decision. Torn between the advice of her churchgoing mother and the advice of her best friend, Connie knows that the choice she makes is going to bring unpredictable changes to not only her life, but the lives of others.
Author: Jo Spain
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2016-09-08
From top-ten Irish bestselling author Jo Spain comes the second novel in the Inspector Tom Reynolds series Did I know it would come to this? That I was playing Russian Roulette? I would give anything to turn back time and to be with my girls. There is no shot at redemption. I am going to die. The gun is in my eye-line as the second bullet is fired. That's the one that kills me. Late at night, two powerful men meet in a secret location to discuss a long nurtured plan about to come to fruition. One is desperate to know there is nothing standing in their way - the other assures him everything is taken care of. Hours later, a high-ranking government official called Ryan Finnegan is brutally slain in the most secure building in Ireland - Leinster House, the seat of parliament. Inspector Tom Reynolds and his team are called in to uncover the truth behind the murder. At first, all the evidence hints at a politically motivated crime, until a surprise discovery takes the investigation in a dramatically different direction. Suddenly the motive for murder has got a lot more personal. . . but who benefits the most from Ryan's death?