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From bestselling author and British astronaut Tim Peake, an inspirational human history of space travel, from the Apollo missions to our future forays to Mars. The Right Stuff for a new generation.  Only 656 people in human history have left Earth. In Space: The Human Story, astronaut Tim Peake traces the lives of these remarkable men and women who have forged the way, from Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong, from Valentina Tereshkova to Peggy Whitson. Full of exclusive new stories, and astonishing detail only an astronaut would know, the book conveys what space exploration is really like: the wondrous view of Earth, the surreal weightlessness, the extraordinary danger, the surprising humdrum, the unexpected humour, the newfound perspective, the years of training, the psychological pressures, the gruelling physical toll, the thrill of launch and the trepidation of re-entry. The book also examines the surprising, shocking and often poignant stories of astronauts back on Earth, whose lives are forever changed as they readjust to terra firma. Publication of the book comes on the eve of NASA's plans to return to the moon, fifty years after an astronaut last walked on the lunar surface. In 2024 the Artemis II mission will send four astronauts to orbit the moon. In 2025 Artemis III will send the first woman and the first person of colour to step on the lunar surface. What will separate these upcoming moonwalkers from the legendary Apollo crews? Does it still take a daring-do attitude, super-human fitness, intelligence, plus the 'Right-stuff' - a fabled grace under pressure? And how will astronauts travel even further - to Mars and beyond? Space: The Human Story reveals all.
Butlers and receptionists on the payroll, the infiltration of high society soirees, international connections, patience, skill, stealth and the ability to think on his feet. No, this is no spy or international man of mystery, though his knowledge of various languages and cultures did get him ahead. He's no detective or P.I. either, but he spent decades flushing out people who did not want to be found.  This is the story of the first paparazzi outside of Italy, when cameras still had some respect for the intimacy of those they shot, and stayed out of their faces, out f their days off and relaxation, and simply snapped them from afar. This is the story of Juan Carlos Teuma, Gibraltarian Paparazzi. Brought up in Tetuan, Morocco, as well as the tiny British colony of Gibraltar, Juan Carlos settled in Marbella during the early seventies, just as things were starting to warm up. The sleepy fishing town of the Costa del Sol had for years been a staple resort o Spanish celebrities, but as the Spanish economy started opening itself up to tourism, a whole new wave of international jet-setters began to arrive . . . and party. The Spanish press at the time was still very much under the control of the dictatorship. Personalities were photographed at events or parties, but always under protocol, with formality and of course, permission. However, as the economy and the country opened up to the outside world, the scene began to change, things began to lighten and while the press of old still wriggled in the same stuffy suits that old men wore in the high offices of Madrid, Juan Carlos from the Rock, where Beatles could blast and people could vote, had just the right amount of audicity to break in and do what nobody else was doing. That was half a life ago, since then he's been everywhere from Miami to Moscow and snapped some if the most iconic shots of everyone from Liz Taylor to Brad Pitt. He has smuggled negatives, sneaked past international borders on speedboats, crossed jungles and found friendship galore in colleagues and targets alike. These are his pictures made word.
Stephen Hawking's closest collaborator offers the intellectual superstar's final thoughts on the universe. Perhaps the biggest question Stephen Hawking tried to answer in his extraordinary life was how the universe could have created conditions so perfectly hospitable to life. In order to solve this mystery, Hawking studied the big bang origin of the universe, but his early work ran into a crisis when the math predicted many big bangs producing a multiverse - countless different universes, most of which would be far too bizarre to harbour life. Holed up in the theoretical physics department at Cambridge, Stephen Hawking and his friend and collaborator Thomas Hertog worked on this problem for twenty years, developing a new theory of the cosmos that could account for the emergence of life. Peering into the extreme quantum physics of cosmic holograms and venturing far back in time, they were startled to find a deeper level of evolution in which the physical laws themselves transform and simplify until particles, forces, and even time itself fades away. This discovery led them to a revolutionary idea: The laws of physics are not set in stone but are born and co-evolve as the universe they govern takes shape. As Hawking's final days drew near, the two collaborators published their theory, which proposed a radical new Darwinian perspective on the origins of our universe. On the Origin of Time offers a striking new vision of the universe's birth that will profoundly transform the way we think about our place in the order of the cosmos and may ultimately prove to be Hawking's greatest legacy. Instant Sunday Times bestseller, April 2023
Explore the incredible life of Novak Djokovic – from his boyhood in war-torn Serbia to his 24th Grand Slam title at the 2023 US Open. Find out more about the world’s #1 male tennis player in this stunningly illustrated biography. Join expert tennis journalist Dominic Bliss, for an up-close look at the unbelievable talent of a player destined for greatness. Djokovic’s extraordinary achievements include iconic moments such as becoming the first man in the Open Era to achieve a double Career Grand Slam in singles, and the only man in tennis history to be the reigning champion of the four majors at once across three different surfaces. Novak Djokovic: The greatest of all time recounts the tennis legend’s remarkable ascent to sporting glory with:   A riveting account of Djokovic’s life and career, from his childhood in Serbia, when his unparalleled talent was recognized, to being the biggest name in tennis with a fan base of over 10 million. Large, full-colour photographs from past and present illuminating his astonishing record-breaking career. Clear and insightful infographics analysing Djokovic’s playing style, and retellings of his top 10 best matches so you can recreate the most important moments of tennis history.  With this captivating biography, find inspiration in the exceptional spirit and determination that led Djokovic to go on to win 24 Grand Slam men's singles titles, 96 ATP singles titles and a record breaking 390+ weeks ranking as No.1. Complete your collection of all-time greats with Rafa Nadal: The King of the Court, and Fedegraphica which follow the incredible life and career of Djokovic’s ultimate rivals.
Let go of perfect and become a transformative, positive influence in a child's life while creating your own definition of success from developmental psychologist and podcaster Dr Aliza Pressman. 'My go-to for how we all, including ourselves, raise good humans!' Drew BarrymoreIn the age of high-pressure parenting, when so many of us we feel like we've got to get everything exactly right the first time, Dr Aliza Pressman is the compassionate, reassuring expert we all need-and the one whose advice we can all use. Already beloved by listeners of hit podcast, Raising Good Humans, Dr Pressman distills it all with a handful of strategies every parent can use to get things right often enough: Relationship, Reflection, Regulation, Rules, and Repair. The 5 Principles of Parenting doesn't presume to tell you how to parent with "my way is right" advice because the science is clear: There's no one "right" way to raise good humans. No matter how you were raised, how your coparent behaves, or how your kids have been parented up until now, you can start using The 5 Principles of Parenting to chart a manageable course for raising good humans that's aligned with your own values and with your children's unique temperaments. Whether you're in the trenches with a toddler or a tween (because spoiler alert: the tantrums of childhood mirror of the tantrums of adolescence), it's never too late to learn to use these 5 principles to reparent yourself and help your kids build the resilience they need to thrive. Through practice and normalizing imperfection, along the way you'll discover the person you're ultimately raising is yourself. By becoming more intentional people, we become better parents. By becoming better parents, we become better people. Let's get started.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Skeldale House: the veterinary surgery and bustling waiting room for the locals of Darrowby village and their animals. In this paperback edition we go even further behind-the-scenes of this much-loved TV remake; featuring more exclusive interviews, this edition takes us through the doors of the famous 1930s practice to discover the real-life inspirations for the TV remake of All Creatures Great & Small. Offering unique insight into the making of the hugely successful show, and paying homage to its impressive heritage, including Herriot's bestselling memoirs and the long-running series, but also to the incredible backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales, this book is the ultimate celebration of a cast of characters – human and animal – who have been bringing us joy for over fifty years. Along with exclusive interviews with the actors Samuel West, Anna Madeley, Nicholas Ralph, Callum Woodhouse and Rachel Shenton, this edition includes interviews with even more members of the cast. In addition, you will get to know everyone from the vet advisor, the animal trainers and the animals themselves, to the director Brian Percival, the make-up artists and the production team. Learn about their adventures on- and off-screen as they went about evoking the authentic experience of the house, the practice and its unforgettable setting. This is the world of James Herriot and the Yorkshire Dales as you've never seen it before.
Tony Robbins, who has coached more than fifty million people from 100 countries, is the world's #1 life and business strategist. In this new book, he teams up with Christopher Zook, a renowned financial investor who draws from thirty years of experience to round out the trilogy of #1 New York Times bestselling financial books. Together they reveal how, for decades, trillions of dollars of smart money think of large institutions, sovereign wealth funds, individuals with ultra-high-net worth have been making outsized returns using alternative investments in private equity, private credit, private real estate, energy and venture capital. Until recently, the vast majority of investors those of us without insider access or eye-popping checkbooks have been locked out of these exciting, high-yield opportunities. But there is a change underway. Alternative investments are coming to the masses, and investors need to know how to navigate their options, assess the merits of these opportunities, and determine how to best take advantage of this massive trend. In The Holy Grain of Investing, you'll discover: Where opportunities will arise as we transition from the free moneyera of zero interest rates to a new more realistic environment. How to take advantage of the trillions flowing into private investments by owning a piece of the firms that managethe assets. How to take advantage of private credit as an alternative (or compliment) to bonds. How and why professional sports teams have become an asset class of their own. How the renewable energy revolution will create new winners and losers. How investments in private real estate can work as an inflationary hedge. Interviews, advice, and insights from some of the world's most formidable titans of industry, such as Howard Marks of OakTree Capital, Vinod Khosla of Khosla Capital, Barry Sternlicht of Starwood, Robert Smith of Vista, and Peter Theil of Founders Fund, among others. The market is changing, and the conventional wisdom no longer applies. Are you ready to add some fuel to your financial fire? No matter your wealth, your experience, your job, or your age, The Holy Grail of Investing will teach you everything you need to know to unleash the financial power of alternative investments.
The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 15 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field. Learn how to: make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy); overcome a lack of motivation and willpower; design your environment to make success easier; get back on track when you fall off course; ...and much more. Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.
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