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📒Eleven Rings ✍ Phil Jackson
✏Eleven Rings Book Summary : During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the 'Zen master' half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher’s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hyper-competitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he: - Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s - Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title - Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync - Inspired Dennis Rodman and other 'uncoachable' personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves - Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don’t know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others.
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📒Let S Explore Uranus ✍ Helen Orme
✏Let s Explore Uranus Book Summary : Describes the characteristics of and latest discoveries about the planet Uranus.
✏A Monograph of the British Trilobites from the Cambrian Silurian and Devonian Formations Book Summary : Begun in 1864 and wound up in 1883, this unfinished monograph includes Salter's important 'preliminary classification of trilobites'.
📒Astronomy ✍ Michael Zeilik
✏Astronomy Book Summary : The ninth edition of this successful textbook describes the full range of the astronomical universe and how astronomers think about the cosmos.
📒The Desert Of Water ✍ Mayuresh Kulkarni
✏The Desert of Water Book Summary : From the vast blue ocean to the infinite cloudy skies up above, ascends the poetry in The Desert of Water. Its poetic acts introduce a totally new anatomy of poetry, where the heart is not under a compulsion to beat, though the words have a rhythm all their own. Listen to the values, joys, sorrows, and fantasies, where “life is always green, provided you are not so fussy about the definition of green!” The book begins with a volcanic eruption of extreme and abnormal thoughts, fired off in a most cynical manner, and exposing our corrupt, flexible morals and ethics. Then the poems take a U-turn to discuss the subjects of day-to-day life, which we find hard to concede, and therefore discard them under the pretext of our so-called busy, modern life. Finally, a high note sounds with the story of the last evening of life with someone special! Our journey can be converted into a more enriching experience when taken in the context of this poetry collection. According to the author, “Words are those beautiful pink roses sprinkled to romance with the language, as we may often presume, but in fact, the moment they are expressed; their coffins are laid down by us in the cemetery of a white paper, pretending to create something meaningful!”
📒Space Probes ✍ Robin Kerrod
✏Space Probes Book Summary : Chronicles unmanned efforts at exploring the solar system and deep space, including the comet-exploring probe Giotto and the Hubble Space Telescope.
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📒Wanderlust ✍ Rebecca Solnit
✏Wanderlust Book Summary : A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of Men Explain Things to Me Drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction--from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja--finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.
📒A People S History Of Sports In The United States ✍ David Zirin
✏A People s History of Sports in the United States Book Summary : In this long-awaited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog “The Edge of Sports” is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played. Through Zirin’s eyes, sports are never mere games, but a reflection of—and spur toward—the political conflicts that shape American society. Half a century before Jackie Robinson was born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to keep racist fans at bay, then took his regular place in the lineup. In the midst of the Depression, when almost no black athletes were allowed on the U.S. Olympic team, athletes held a Counter Olympics where a third of the participants were African American. A People’s History of Sports in the United States is replete with surprises for seasoned sports fans, while anyone interested in history will be amazed by the connections Zirin draws between politics and pop flies. As Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, puts it, “After you read him, you’ll never see sports the same way again.”