Former award-winning investigative reporter Basil Hero chronicles the lives and lessons of the 12 remaining Apollo astronauts.Only 24 human beings have traveled to the moon. Theirs were the most daring voyages in mankind´s history, and their view of Earth from the moon changed them and the way we see our home planet.Now in their emeritus years, the 12 remaining lunar explorers for the first time reveal the true source of courage, leadership, and the quiet patriotism that it took to accomplish their missions. Their voyages to the moon led them to the most incredible discovery of all: our home planet and its precious place in the universe. ´´The Eagles´´, as author Basil Hero calls them, fear for Earth´s future and offer sensible solutions to its mounting crises and the path to future space exploration. In The Mission of a Lifetime, the Eagles share their wisdom and urge us to reframe our view of Earth to theirs: no identifiable nations, borders, or races; just Earthlings working together as a collective civilization. Hero begins each chapter with key life lessons that listeners can gain from these honorable men - from overcoming fear to finding gratitude and practicing humility in all that you do. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Woren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005136/bk_hach_005136_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Far from being a conventional ´how to´ guide, this book is about the simple fundamental principles of fishing - a mind-set for success. In other words, how to think like a fish. After starting to fish in rural England more than 50 years ago and going on to become a captor of large, wily carp in his teens, Jeremy Wade started combining angling with far-flung exploration in 1982 - a trip to northern India via Afghanistan in a plane that just weeks later was hit by a ground-to-air missile. Since then Jeremy has caught an unparalleled array of large and outlandish fish from challenging locations all over the world, originally in seat-of-the-pants solo travels and more recently in the company of a TV crew. Among the fish caught are a dozen freshwater species over the weight of 100 pounds, some of which were unknown even to anglers until recently. As these catches have come more to the public attention, many people have approached Jeremy about how they can improve their fishing results. Fishing is about deception, so it has to engage the brain. It is an exercise in problem solving, where no two sets of circumstances are exactly the same, where success is an artful blend of drawing on experience and keeping an open mind.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Wade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/002071/bk_orio_002071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership:A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership. ed John Wooden, Steve Jamison
MythBusters’ Adam Savage - Discovery Channel star and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech - shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully turning your idea into reality. Adam Savage is a maker. From Chewbacca’s bandolier to a 1,000-shot Nerf gun, he has built thousands of spectacular projects as a special-effects artist and the cohost of MythBusters. Adam is also an educator, passionate about instilling the principles of making in the next generation of inventors and inspiring them to turn their curiosity into creation.In this practical and passionate guide, Adam weaves together vivid personal stories, original sketches and photographs from some of his most memorable projects, and interviews with many of his iconic and visionary friends in the arts and sciences - including Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Nick Offerman, Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and Chef Traci Des Jardins - to demonstrate the many lessons he has picked up from a lifetime of making.Things like: don’t wait until everything is perfect - in your workshop or in your life - to begin. Plan with pencil and paper. Sweep up every day. Learn from doing. Share your toys. There is an exact tool for every task (Adam probably has four of them in his wondrous shop), but if you need to pound in a nail and all you have handy is a skill saw - hammer away. The most important thing, always, is just that you make something.Every Tool’s a Hammer is sure to guide and inspire you to build, make, invent, explore, and most of all enjoy the thrills of being a creator. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Savage. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009197/bk_sans_009197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 25th Secretary of Defense takes listeners behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the Department of Defense. The DOD employs millions of Americans. It owns and operates more real estate and spends more money than any other entity. It manages the world’s largest and most complex information network and performs more R&D than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined. Most important, the policies it carries out, in war and peace, impact the security and freedom of billions of people around the globe. Yet to most Americans, the dealings of the DOD are a mystery and the Pentagon nothing more than an opaque five-sided box that they regard with a mixture of awe and suspicion. In this new book, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter demystifies the Pentagon and sheds light on all that happens inside one of the nation’s most iconic and most closely guarded buildings. Drawn from Carter’s 36 years of leadership experience in the DOD, this is the essential book for understanding the challenge of defending America in a dangerous world - and imparting a trove of incisive lessons that can guide leaders in any complex organization. In these times of great disruption and danger, the need for Ash Carter’s authoritative and pragmatic account is more urgent than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ash Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004344/bk_peng_004344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The week before Thanksgiving 2011, Dustin Smiley left for a yearlong military deployment. Soon after, his son Ford, 11, invited Senator Susan Collins to fill his dad´s chair at dinner. On January 3, 2012, Senator Collins came to dinner...and brought brownies. So began Dinner with the Smileys, nationally syndicated columnist Sarah Smiley´s 52-week commitment to fill her husband´s place at the family dinner table with interesting people - from schoolteachers to Olympians, professional athletes to famous authors, comedians to politicians - and unique role models for her three sons, even as she knows Dustin´s seat cannot truly be ´´filled´´ until he is home again for the 53rd dinner. Why dinner? Because dinnertime is often the loneliest time for people living alone. If houses and apartments were like dollhouses with one side totally exposed, Sarah says, we´d see plenty of people eating alone to the glow of a television. That was the fate Sarah feared for herself and her children during Dustin´s absence. So she opened her home, and she and the kids sent invitations. And they found that a surprising number of people really are available for dinner. You just have to ask. In a time when popular culture leads us to believe that the family dinner table is dead, Dinner with the Smileys shows people that time spent with family, friends, and neighbors is still very much part of the American lifestyle. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Smiley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000115/bk_hype_000115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cathy Kelly 3-Book Collection 1: Lessons in Heartbreak, Once in a Lifetime, Homecoming:ePub edition Cathy Kelly
The 20th anniversary edition of this classic work--the bestselling golf instruction book of all time--includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, 20 new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives.