Robinson Publishing


Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk

Dieselpunk: an emerging retro-futuristic sub-genre, similar to steampunk, based on the era between the First World War and the start of the Atomic Age, merging elements of noir, pulp, and the past with today's technology ...and sometimes a dash of th e occult. Award-winning editor Wallace presents a cutting-edge collection of twenty-five vibrant stories that explore the possibilities of history while sweeping readers into high-powered hydrocarbon-fuelled adventures. Join us in an era when engines were huge, fuel was cheap and plentiful, and steel and chrome blended with the grit and grease of modern machines. Praise for The Mammoth Book of Steampunk: 'World Fantasy Award-winning editor Wallace has compiled an outstanding anthology ...sure to satisfy even the most jaded steampunk fans and engage newcomers and skeptics. Each story exemplifies steampunk's knack for critiquing both the past and the present, in a superb anthology that demands rereading.' Publishers Weekly
11,88 € 12,50 €

Čas Robinsonů

Když se mladá manželka a matka Petra Tomanová stěhovala na začátku 90. let z Čech do Ameriky, vezla si s sebou i svůj vlastní sen - vzdělat se, podnikat a zajistit svým dětem tu nejlepší budoucnost. O několik let později si na drahé a náročné stadium vydělává úklidem domácností bohatých Američanů, po nocích se učí na zkoušky, stará se o děti a domácnost, a s vypětím všech sil se snaží na svůj původní sen dosáhnout. Zároveň ji ale tíží dominantní a násilné chování manžela Richarda, které ji svazuje a táhne zpět, ale ona řešení tohoto problému stále odkládá. Celá rodina tak žije pod neustálým tlakem strachu a obav z budoucnosti. Jednoho dne se ale okolnosti dramaticky změní a Petra je donucena jednat, aby neztratila úplně vše, včetně svých dětí a vlastního života. Tolik obávaný krok do neznáma spustí lavinu událostí, které již nelze zastavit.
Na sklade 1Ks
12,50 € 13,16 €

The Complete History of Jack the Ripper

The murders in London between 1888-91 attributed to Jack the Ripper constitute one of the most mysterious unsolved criminal cases. This story is the result of many years meticulous research. The author reassesses all the evidence and challenges everything we thought we knew about the Victorian serial killer and the vanished East End he terrorized.
14,73 € 15,50 €

The Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends

Developed from an early oral storytelling tradition dating back to the dawn of European culture, this is one of the oldest and most vibrant of Europe's mythologies. From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Peter Berresford Ellishas included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting new tales which have been lying in manuscript form, untranslated and unknown to the modern general reader. The author brings not only his extensive knowledge of source material but also his acclaimed skills of storytelling to produce an original, enthralling and definitive collection of Celtic myths and legends - tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, magical weapons, fabulous beasts, and ent ities from the ancient Celtic world.
12,83 € 13,50 €

A Brief Guide To Business Classics

The world of business books is a curious place where one can find everyone from great businesspeople like Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, to the most spectacular business failures such as Enron and the sub-prime business market. There are geniuses, hard workers, academics and entrepreneurs as well a few charlatans and hucksters. There's even room for Donald Trump.The 70 titles covered were chosen with various parameters in mind: to cover a range of areas of business, from sales and marketing to negotiation, entrepreneurship to investing, leadership to innovation, and from traditional and corporate models of business to start-up manuals and alternative angles on the subject.Obvious bestselling titles such as How to Make Friends and Influence People or 7 Habits of Highly Effective People have been included, but there are also those books of more questionable value often included on recommended lists of business classics, included here by way of warning.The chosen books also cover a wide span of time and acknowledge that some of the most powerful or entertaining insights into business can be found in texts that aren't perceived as being 'business books', for instance The Art of War, Microserfs, Thinking Fast and Slow and The Wealth of Nations. The selection includes a good range of the most recent successes in business publishing with which readers may be less familiar. The titles are arranged chronologically, allowing the reader to dip in, but also casting an intriguing light on how trends in business titles have changed over the years.Among these titles, you will find expert advice, based on solid research (for instance The Effective Executive or Getting to Yes), and inspirational guides to setting up businesses and running them on sound foundations (such as True North, Crucial Conversations, or We) alongside dubious management manuals that take a single flawed idea and stretch it out to the point of absurdity. The hope is that the reader will be inspired to read the best of these titles, ignore the worst of them, and will come away with at least a basic idea of what each has to teach us about business.
15,68 € 16,50 €

How Much Brain Do We Really Need

Your brain is shrinking. Does it matter?How Much Brain Do We Really Need? challenges us to think differently about the brain. Rather than just concentrating on the many wonderful things it can do, this entertaining insight into the complexities and contradictions of the human brain asks whether in fact we can live satisfactorily without some of it.The bad news is that our brains start to shrink from our mid-thirties. But the good news is that we still seem to generally muddle along and our brain is able to adapt in extraordinary ways when things going wrong.Alexis Willett and Jennifer Barnett shed light on what the human brain can do - in both optimal and suboptimal conditions - and consider what it can manage without. Through fascinating facts and figures, case studies and hypothetical scenarios, expert interviews and scientific principles, they take us on a journey from the ancient mists of time to the far reaches of the future, via different species and lands.Is brain training the key to healthy ageing? Do women really experience 'baby brain'? Is our brain at its evolutionary peak or do we have an even more brilliant future to look forward to? We discover the answers to these questions and more.
16,10 € 16,95 €

The Making of a Leader

From polar explorers and politicians to CEOs and sports coaches, we are fascinated with the makeup of leaders.How do they thrive under pressure and inspire others to do the same? How do they establish a culture of long-term success?Performance psychologist Tom Young has worked closely with teams and individuals at the highest level of professional sport. He has seen how leaders in these high-pressure environments communicate, how they maintain focus and respond to challenges. In The Making of a Leader, Young shares the practical principles of sustained elite performance and shows how any individual can add value to their own business or organisation by applying these insights.You will learn how to develop a leadership philosophy that is true to your values, effectively manage and get results from individuals and teams, establish a high-performance culture and bring value to your organisation - in short, the ingredients that make a leader. These lessons are based on interviews with:- Stuart Lancaster, current Leinster coach and former Head Coach of the England national RFU team - Ashley Giles, ECB Director of Cricket during England's 2019 World Cup win - Gary Kirsten, record-breaking former international batsman and World Cup-winning coach of the Indian national team - Dan Quinn, Head Coach of Atlanta Falcons and a Super Bowl winner with Seattle Seahawks - Roberto Martinez, FA Cup-winner and Belgian national team manager - Sean Dyche, Burnley FC manager - Michael Maguire, Head Coach of the New Zealand national rugby league teamThe Making of a Leader is a unique, inspiring guide to leadership that can inspire positive results in any context, based on interviews and experiences from the cutting edge of elite sport.
17,58 € 18,50 €

The Happiness Trap

Do you ever feel worried, miserable or unfulfilled - yet put on a happy face and pretend everything's fine? You are not alone. Stress, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem are all around. Research suggests that many of us get caught in a psychological trap, a vicious circle in which the more we strive for happiness, the more it eludes us.Fortunately, there is a way to escape from the 'Happiness Trap', a ground-breaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. Using the six principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Russ Harris can help you to: * Reduce stress and worry * Rise above fear, doubt and insecurity * Handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively * Break self-defeating habits * Improve performance and find fulfilment in your work * Build more satisfying relationships * Create a richer and more meaningful life
13,78 € 14,50 €

Lacná kniha Never Apologise, Never Explain (-70%)

Jake Haggar has been kidnapped by his father who is threatening to sell the boy to a paedophile ring. Carlyle is struggling to get him back. It's not his case but it is his problem - it was his fault Jake was taken in the first place. But Carlyle's own caseload includes the murder of Agatha Mills. Her husband, Henry, has been arrested for murder but his explanation is so outlandish that Carlyle wonders if it may just be true. Agatha is the sister of William Pettigrew, a priest killed in Chile during the Fascist coup in 1973 and after 30 years of campaigning, Agatha was about to see his killer brought to justice. So a seemingly straightforward case of murder quickly escalates into a diplomatic incident that has Carlyle, once again, clashing with his bosses and their political masters...
2,79 € 9,31 €

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