The 15 New Books to Read in 2015
One of the masterminds behind the classic Getting to Yes sheds light on how we can reach more satisfying and successful agreements with the person in the mirror. 3. They offer a rich set of practical exercises for the office… and the dinner table ...
January 13, 2015
The dark and dangerous world of extreme cavers.
Gala and Short were expert at managing dive time, but in the background another clock was always ticking. In the classic French caving books of the nineteen-thirties and forties, “Ten Years Under the Earth,” by Norbert Casteret, and “Subterranean ...
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180 historic buildings will open doors for free visits with Oxford Open Doors ...
Trails available at Welcome Desk. D (ramps no access to tower, lift to Clore Old Library); University College, High St, 11am-4pm. University College (or Univ as it is known) was founded in 1249. Visitors will be able to see the stunning van Linge ...
September 12, 2013
Luxembourg reported that Artvest, for instance, had been buying Piero Manzoni's classic white "Acrome" abstractions and works by the late 1960s Italian artist Pino Pascali -- whose prices have spiked recently. . Upstairs, Kasia Kay Art Projects from ...
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Here’s a sneak preview of 15 exciting books on business and behavior that will hit the shelves in the first half of the year. How to Fly a Horse by Kevin Ashton (January 20). The innovator who coined the “internet of things” solves many of the mysteries of invention. Getting to Yes With Yourself by William Ury (January 20). In life, the most difficult negotiations are the ones we have with ourselves. One of the masterminds behind the classic Getting to Yes sheds light on how we can reach more satisfying and successful agreements with the person in the mirror. Bold by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler (February 3). The bestselling authors of Abundance team up again to explore the technology, psychology, and social capital behind exponential entrepreneurship: creating wealth and improving the world. Yes, And by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton (February 3). The geniuses at Second City comedy show how they’ve used the principles of improvisation to help Fortune 500 companies boost innovation and collaboration, professional athletes cope with... They offer a rich set of practical exercises for the office… and the dinner table.
On his thirteenth day underground, when he’d come to the edge of the known world and was preparing to pass beyond it, Marcin Gala placed a call to the surface. He’d travelled more than three miles through the earth by then, over stalagmites and boulder fields, cave-ins and vaulting galleries. He’d spidered down waterfalls, inched along crumbling ledges, and bellied through tunnels so tight that his back touched the roof with every breath. He felt the weight of the mountain above him—a mile of solid rock—and wondered if he’d ever find his way back again. It was his last chance to hear his wife and daughter’s voices before the cave swallowed him up. “Base camp, base camp, base camp,” he said. It wound its way through sump and tunnel, up the stair-step passages of the Chevé system to a ragged cleft in a hillside seven thousand feet above sea level. Gala’s voice fell soft and muffled in the mountain’s belly, husky with fatigue. He asked his seven-year-old, Zuzia, how she liked the Pippi Longstocking book she’d been reading, and wondered what the weather was like on the surface. Gala had been this deep in the cave once before, in 2009, but never beyond the pool. A baby-faced Pole of unremarkable physique—more plumber than mountaineer—he discovered caving as a young man in the Tatra Mountains, when they were one of the few places he could escape the.
HUNDREDS of Oxford’s famous buildings and companies will open their doors to the public for the sixth annual free visiting event. Oxford Open Doors, which is organised by the charity Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT), will celebrate the city’s heritage with free activities at hundreds of venues from today until Sunday. Up to 20,000 people are expected to visit 180 venues and events over the next four days, including Oxford University colleges and tours of famous landmarks that usually require an entrance fee. She said: “It’s wonderful to have everything open but it’s more about mirroring all the types of communities in Oxford. Last year’s event saw thousands explore the city and Ms Dance said that 70 per cent of the visitors were Oxfordshire residents. Prof Andrew Hamilton, vice-chancellor of the university, said: “The university is delighted that so many of its buildings and collections, as well as those of the colleges, will be opening their doors to the local community and other visitors. “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to reach out to our existing friends and to gain new friends, and show them some of Oxford’s hidden treasures.
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