Surface at the Pole The Extraordinary Voyages of the USS Skate

On 17 March 1959, the USS Skate became the first submarine to surface at the North Pole.Under the guidance of James Calvert this nuclear submarine had navigated through polar ice...

The Gulf of Mexico A Maritime History

The Gulf of Mexico presents a compelling, salt-streaked narrative of the earth's tenth largest body of water. In this beautifully written volume, John S. Sledge explores the...

The Trees in My Forest

In a book destined to become a classic, biologist and acclaimed nature writer Bernd Heinrich takes listeners on an eye-opening journey through the hidden life of a forest.A...

The Five-Minute Interview Third Edition

A new, updated edition of the successful job hunter's classicIn this new third edition of The Five-Minute Interview, career guru Richard Beatty demonstrates how skillfully...

Safely to Earth The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home

In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons — a former lead engineer in support of NASA — takes listeners behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo...

Chandra's Cosmos Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA's Premier X-Ray Observatory

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a...

Brilliant Beacons A History of the American Lighthouse

In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the bestselling author of Leviathan, presents the most comprehensive history of...

The Last Volcano A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificant Fury

Volcanoes have fascinated-and terrified-people for ages. They have destroyed cities and ended civilizations. In this book, John Dvorak, the acclaimed author of Earthquake Storms,...

The Price of Valor The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero of World War II

When he was seventeen years old, Audie Murphy falsified his birth records so that he could enlist in the Army and help defeat the Nazis. When he was nineteen, he single-handedly...

The OPA! Way Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work

In chasing the good life, many of us sacrifice our relationships, our health, and our sanity, and at the end of the day still find ourselves with lives and work that bring us...

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