Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV, and Machiavelli learned the hard way. Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary.
James and his street cat, Bob, have been on a remarkable journey together. James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world. Almost every day Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery, and humour while at the same time opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness. Read in Russian by Dimitriy Kreminskiy.
A moving true story of how James Bowen nursed an injured London street cat, Bob, into health and how Bob decided to repay struggling James by helping him heal the scars of his own troubled past. Read in Russian by Dimitriy Kreminskiy.
What exactly is going on after death? What sort of conversation can be expected during the judgement day. For our protagonist, an ordinary inhabitant of planet Earth it starts with a mandatory revision of his entire life to prove that it has not been spent fruitlessly. Awards, achievements, victories all seem rather questionable suddenly, but at least the judge seems to never get off her phone, so perhaps there's a good chance to change everything for the better.
The key ideas in psychology explained in half a minute. Pavlov's dogs, psychoanalysis, Milgram's obedience study, and Beck's cognitive therapy? Sure, you know what they all mean. That is, you've certainly heard of them. But do you know enough about these psychology theories to join a dinner-party debate or dazzle the bar with your knowledge?
30-Second Psychology takes the top 50 strands of thinking in this fascinating field and explains them to the general listener in half a minute.
This is an audiobook adaptation of Bernard Werber's best-selling book The Encyclopaedia of Absolute and Relative Knowledge (L'Encyclopédie du Savoir Relatif et Absolu), read in Russian unabridged by Dimitriy Kreminskiy. Also known as L'ESRA by readers, this book by Bernard Werber is actually a dictionary of things ranging from bread recipes to the explanation of the number zero. The book is a copy of the (fictional) testament of Edmond Wells, uncle of the main character in the book Les Fourmis.
A chance to enter the world of big science, where few things are conclusively known. 30-Second Theories covers everything from quantum mechanics to natural selection in an easy-to-understand format, explaining why things happen the way they do. We don't know for certain these are correct - no one ever saw the big bang - but with them we can paint beautiful, breathtaking pictures of everything from human behaviour to what the future may hold.
Politics is, we are willing to bet, the most passionately argued-over subject matter, and yet how many of us flounder around in confrontational debates because we have no grip on political theory, just a vague notion that they are all out to get us? You may be okay with standard stuff like conservatism and Democracy, but do you really know what patrimonialism is? And what about oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism? 30-Second Politics will help dispel this fog of mistrust and paranoia.
Whether you wish to understand the key differences between Catholicism and Protestantism, to glimpse the many gods of Hinduism, or to digest a potted Buddhist philosophy, this book is the quickest way to walk the paths and recognize the key signposts of the world's diverse and fascinating faiths. Travelling from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, and including features on key religious texts, 30-Second Religion offers a revelation of 50 belief systems in less time than it takes to offer up a prayer.
An entertaining look at what really happens in space takes a rapid-fire approach, offering 30 key topics, each one explained in neat, 30-second soundbites followed by three-minute active missions throughout to challenge lively young minds to test facts or go further and find out more. The attention-grabbing format is perfect for space. Topics range from the big bang theory and ways in which scientists think the universe might end to what we know about distant planets and galaxies.
So much modern culture traces its origins back to Greek and Roman mythology, providing wonderful references to make your conversation more heroic and raise your imagination closer to the gods. Sail through these fifty 30-second legends to discover what Hercules did to deserve his 12 labors, why Odysseus took 10 years to travel 500 miles, and how Narcissus found the love of his life. It covers gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, story locations, and the great storytellers.
In this exciting title for young earthlings, every inch of our planet is explored and explained, from the air in the atmosphere to the molten magma beneath our feet. Thirty key topics from deserts to oceans are covered, each presented in neat 30-second sound bites and supported by three-second flash summaries. The attention-grabbing format is engaging and immediate, giving a truly global experience.
It's summertime in the Granite city: the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and people are dying.... It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red-light district. For DS Logan McRae, it's a bad start to another bad day. Only a few short months ago he was the golden boy of Grampian police.
Do you know why Noah built the ark? Where Sodom and Gomorrah are? Who was at the Last Supper? And who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? 30-Second Bible offers a fast track to a working knowledge of the good book. Split into seven sections, it covers the favourite stories, parables, miracles, Gospels, prophets, personalities, battles, and politics as well as offering a brief explanation of how the Bible came about and which historical figures helped it become the power that it is.