Turning the Boat for Home

In a celebration that links the work of the poet John Clare with the political warnings of Rachel Carson, Mabey suggests that 'the answer to the still present threat of a silent spring is for us to sing against the storm.' ‘Poised where ...

Turning the Boat for Home

For five decades Richard Mabey has been a pioneering voice in modern nature writing. From the rediscovery of foraging that led to Food for Free, through his groundbreaking expeditions in the 'edgelands' in the 1970s, to his reflections on the musicality of bird-song, he has consistently explored new ways of thinking about nature and its relation to our lives. In Turning the Boat for Home, he introduces pieces from his rich writing life that reflect on how his ideas evolved. At the heart is a passionate belief that Earth is a commonwealth, of all species. Mabey recalls the fight against the commercial afforestation of the Scottish peatlands and recounts the experience of running a 'community woodland', one of the first in Britain. Plants, the organisms that underpin all life, have been a source of constant fascination. In his encyclopaedic Flora Britannica Mabey explored how deeply they are embedded in our popular culture. But they are also autonomous beings with their own agendas, as experienced in his own 'serendipitous' garden 'in which wild organisms improvise their own landscapes'. From a new viewpoint, 'the slow-moving carapace' of a boat on the Norfolk Broads, Mabey ponders the migration of geese and the home-loving whirligig beetles. His epiphany is that a sense of "neighbourliness" may be the best model for our relationship with the rest of the living world. Throughout there is a commitment to writing and to language, which may be 'our greatest ecological gift'. In a celebration that links the work of the poet John Clare with the political warnings of Rachel Carson, Mabey suggests that 'the answer to the still present threat of a silent spring is for us to sing against the storm.'

COMPANY INC 2nd editon

It was one of the joys of having a little boat in an area like the marsh. A little boat
... the tide would be turning. The October orange sunlight turned the swamp to
molten gold. ... Ellie turned the little boat around and headed for home. She
steered ...

COMPANY INC  2nd editon

Rape, murder, stalking...not in the violent streets of a seething metropolis, but in the corridors of a major corporation in a sleepy Southern setting. A novel twist adds a contemporary feature: the perp is an untreated victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of his parish priest, a factor that becomes central in the final resolution. Company Inc is a mystery, a Whodunit. Someone is out to get Jack Enright, who runs an Employee Assistance Program for SEPCO, a large southern multi-state electric utility. The story begins with Enright becoming involved in the case of an employee who was raped; she charges she was raped by a top company executive at a company function! In the course of trying to arrange help for the woman, Jack discovers that the executive has been transferred to corporate headquarters out of state; that various people connected to the situation are being stalked, and one actually killed; and that his own status with the company is threatened. Finally it becomes clear to Jack that it is his very life that is being threatened. After the second attempt on his life, Jack and his wife are forced into hiding until the new company head offers Jack a separation with a large severance package. Believing they are no longer threatened, they take a final romantic trip to their favorite oceanfront fishing area, only to have the murderer follow them in one last attempt to kill Jack. The story comes to a horrific bloody climax, and only then does Jack discover the reality of his peril.

Company Inc

It was one of the joys of having a little boat in an area like the marsh. A little boat
... the tide would be turning. The October orange sunlight turned the swamp to
molten gold. ... Ellie turned the little boat around and headed for home. She
steered ...

Company Inc

Rape, murder, stalking...not in the violent streets of a seething metropolis, but in the corridors of a major corporation in a sleepy Southern setting. A novel twist adds a contemporary feature: the perp is an untreated victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of his parish priest, a factor that becomes central in the final resolution. Company Inc is a mystery, a Whodunit. Someone is out to get Jack Enright, who runs an Employee Assistance Program for SEPCO, a large southern multi-state electric utility. The story begins with Enright becoming involved in the case of an employee who was raped; she charges she was raped by a top company executive at a company function! In the course of trying to arrange help for the woman, Jack discovers that the executive has been transferred to corporate headquarters out of state; that various people connected to the situation are being stalked, and one actually killed; and that his own status with the company is threatened. Finally it becomes clear to Jack that it is his very life that is being threatened. After the second attempt on his life, Jack and his wife are forced into hiding until the new company head offers Jack a separation with a large severance package. Believing they are no longer threatened, they take a final romantic trip to their favorite oceanfront fishing area, only to have the murderer follow them in one last attempt to kill Jack. The story comes to a horrific bloody climax, and only then does Jack discover the reality of his peril.

The Turn the Ship Around

All of this is possible, but not with the current leadership paradigm.

The Turn the Ship Around

Now revised and expanded - the companion workbook to former submarine captain David Marquet's acclaimed leadership book, Turn The Ship Around! In Turn the Ship Around! former U.S. Navy Captain David Marquet introduced a bold new approach to leadership, based on his experiences turning around the troubled submarine USS Santa Fe. He gave up the traditional command-and-control model and instead inspired every member of his crew to embrace accountabliity. Santa Fe rapidly improved its dismal performance record and started winning awards as the best ship in its class. In this workbook -- now a revised and expanded second edition, with a new title -- Marquet helps readers apply his methods to their own organizations. Featuring extensive questions and exercises on how to delegate and inspire, this workbook will help readers build a work community based on personal responsibility and trust. As Marquet writes: Imagine a workplace where everone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are happier and healthier because they have more control over their work -- a place where everyone is a leader.... All of this is possible, but not with the current leadership paradigm.

U boats of the Second World War Their Longest Voyages

Whatever happened, withonly one torpedoleft, there wasno alternative but to turn
roundand make forhome. The atmosphere insidetheboat improved markedly as
soonastheradio message with this intention was transmitted. Only Dommes' ...

U boats of the Second World War  Their Longest Voyages

Ocean-going U-boats, each one not much longer than four European articulated lorries with up to sixty men inside them, sailed the far-off seas to reap havoc in hot inhospitable waters. The air forces and navies from Britain, the United States and other colonial countries followed to make this a daring and death-threatening venture. The facts of what the U-boats achieved against massive odds have been told before, but U-Boats of the Second World War: Their Longest Voyages is different. It concentrates more on how it was done. How the men survived, how they lived and died and how they still found time to carry out their orders. The book is based on masses of previously unpublished documents from the German U-boat Museum, many of them written during or shortly after the war by men who survived this bitter conflict. This is the story of how specially built long-range ocean-going U-boats started out one step ahead of the Allied navies and air power, how they fell one step behind and how they finally vanished into the depths of the biggest and deepest oceans. This is a remarkable story of endurance, courage and comradeship that terrified the world for the most critical period of the Second World War. The author, Jak P. Mallmann Showell, is the son of a U-boat diesel mechanic who disappeared in those warm waters two months before the author was born.

Out on the Deep Blue

Bernard steers for home by dead reckoning, running his course and adjusting it
to compensate for the set of the wind and drift ... The fog is so dense we can
barely see from one end of the boat to theother but Bernard turns for the home
stretch.

Out on the Deep Blue

This is the first collection of dramatic, first-person accounts of commercial fishing written by the men and women who work in the nation's most dangerous occupation. Nineteen diverse fisher-writers, from the famous to the unknown, take the reader swordfish harpooning on the Georges Banks, winter crabbing in the Bering Sea, sea-urchin diving off Maine, herring fishing in Alaska, shark-harpooning off Scotland and points between. Together, they plumb the extremes of living, working, and sometimes dying at sea, creating the most intensely personal portrait of fishing and fishermen to date. The best writing on commercial fishing is gathered here, blending the voices of such well-known writers as Peter Mathiessen, Gavin Maxwell, Linda Greenlaw, Spike Walker, and John Cole, together with experienced and emerging writers, many of whom have spent much of their lives on the water. With its layers and rich textures, this collection will have strong, enduring appeal to loves of nonfiction. Contributors: Marie Beaver John Cole Michael Crowley Wendy Erd Leslie Leyland Fields Robert Fritchey Joel Gay Linda Greenlaw Seth Harkness Nancy Lord Peter Mathiessen Gavin Maxwell William McCloskey Paul Molyneaux Debra Nielsen Toby Sullivan Martha Sutro Joe Upton Spike Walker

Turn the Ship Around

doing, he told me he wasn't sure he was going to get home to the mainland for
Christmas because his leave chit wasn't back yet. Turns out he'd submitted it
weeks earlier and the holiday break was coming soon. He hadn't bought airline ...

Turn the Ship Around

“One of the 12 best business books of all time…. Timeless principles of empowering leadership.” – USA Today Since Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2012, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where followers grow to become leaders, and where happier teams drive dramatically better results. Marquet was a Naval Academy graduate and an experienced officer when selected for submarine command. He faced a new wrinkle when he was assigned at the last minute to the Santa Fe, a nuclear powered submarine that he hadn't been trained for. Facing the high-stress environment of a sub where there’s little margin for error, he was determined to reverse the trends he found: poor morale, poor performance, and the worst retention rate in the fleet. Almost immediately, Marquet ran into trouble when he unknowingly gave an impossible order, and his crew tried to follow it anyway. When he asked why, the answer was “Because you told me to.” Marquet realized that while he had trained for a different submarine, his crew had been trained to do what they were told -- a deadly combination. So Marquet flipped the leadership model and began to push for leadership at every level. Turn the Ship Around! reveals how the Santa Fe skyrocketed from worst to first in the fleet by challenging the Navy’s traditional leader-follower approach. Struggling against his own instincts to take control, he instead achieved the vastly more powerful model of giving control to his subordinates. Before long, each member of Marquet’s crew became a leader and assumed responsibility for everything he did, from clerical tasks to crucial combat decisions. The crew became fully engaged, contributing their full intellectual capacity every day. The Santa Fe set records for performance, morale, and retention. And over the next decade, the officers of the Santa Fe were selected to become submarine commanders in highly disproportionate numbers. Whether you need a major change of course or just a tweak of the rudder, you can apply Marquet’s methods to turn your own ship around.

Turning the Tide for the Next Generation

My father had hunting or sporting guns that he kept put away in a safe place in
our home. ... Another hobby was when my Uncle Jim and Aunt Opal Ahls got a
boat and we thought what fun it was when we were invited out to the lake for boat
 ...

Turning the Tide for the Next Generation

I have been an avid reader for many years, have studied effective leaders throughout history, and have been writing editorials and letters to newspapers and other publications. I am an optimist by nature and believe most people just need to be encouraged to bring out the best in them and we find that there are many heroic and honorable people living all around us. I have written this book discussing what has shaped and influenced my views of the world. Perhaps you may relate to some of the stories I share. I also write about some suspicious deaths that have taken place the more I have gotten involved making my views public. It seems common sense to me that strategies I discuss could be implemented in the culture, and in the major political parties or a third political party could be started. This would help us in "Turning the Tide" for the next generation!

A Home for David Sullivan

Tom's wife, Jennie, and Martha came outside to see what was happening and to
take a turn using the telescope to see for themselves. Albert asked Tom if their
twenty-four-foot longboat was still tied up where they could get to it. Tom replied ...

A Home for David Sullivan

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More Gold

We live on Old Hickory Lake, and Pop kept his boat and motor on a trailer in the
driveway at our ho use (that is, until ... Since propeller turning is required for boat
moving, it meant we either had to paddle all the way home or fix the sheered pin.

More Gold

More Gold is the continuation of stories begun in my earlier book, Gold to Refine. I believe we all need stories funny stories, touching stories, loving stories, happy stories, stories with a moral, stories with hope. In this collection, I return to events of my childhood and youth with my brothers. The stories are about growing up in Nashville, Tennessee in very wonderful times, and include tales about my mother, father, grandparents, and friends. There are stories about our rattletrap cars and they make us wonder how we survived to adulthood. There are stories about the church and my co-workers in the church; and about teaching at the university. There are stories about my son and daughter to whom the book is dedicated. I hope that the collection continues to offer humor, healing, faith, and encouragement at a time in our history when these qualities are so desperately needed.