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Top Ten Books This Week -March 09, 2015
Top fiction and non-fiction works of this week.
On Mar 09, 2015

Non Fiction
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1.The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future : Levi Tillemann :Rs 799.00


The Great Race recounts the story of a century-long battle between automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance—and a race to build the car of the future.The world’s great manufacturing juggernaut—the $2 trillion automotive industry—is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could scarcely have imagined. They will drive themselves, won’t consume oil, and will come in radical shapes and sizes. But the path to that future is fraught. The top contenders are two traditional manufacturing giants, the United States and Japan, and a newcomer, China.Team America has a powerful and little known weapon in its arsenal: a small group of technology buffs and regulators from California. The story of why and how these men and women could shape the future—how you move, how you work, how you live on earth—is an unexpected tale filled with unforgettable characters: a scorned chemistry professor, a South African visionary who went for broke, an ambitious Chinese expat, a quixotic Japanese nuclear engineer, and a string of billion-dollar wagers by governments and corporations. Tillemann’s account is incisive and riveting. It explains how America bounced back in this global contest and what it will take to command the industrial future.

2.Bold :How to Go Big ,Create Wealth and Impact the World :Peter Diamondis :Rs 599.00

From the coauthors of the New York Times bestseller Abundance comes their much anticipated follow-up: Bold—a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions.Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from "I’ve got an idea" to "I run a billion-dollar company" far faster than ever before. The authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Part Two of the book focuses on the Psychology of Bold, drawing on insights from billionaire entrepreneurs Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos. In addition, Diamandis reveals his entrepreneurial secrets garnered from building fifteen companies, including such audacious ventures as Singularity University, XPRIZE, Planetary Resources, and Human Longevity, Inc. Finally, Bold closes with a look at the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today’s hyper-connected crowd like never before. Here, the authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into ten’s of billions of dollars of capital, and finally how to build communities—armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today’s entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true.Bold is both a manifesto and a manual. It is today’s exponential entrepreneur’s go-to resource on the use of emerging technologies, thinking at scale, and the awesome power of crowd-powered tools.

3.Uncovering Happiness: :Overcoming Depression Through Mindfulness and Self Compassion:Dr Elisha Goldstein :Rs 399.00

The Power of Now meets Change Your Brain, Change Your Life in Elisha Goldstein's new book, that - in seven simple steps - shows you how to take back control of your mind, your mood and your life. Uncovering Happiness uses cutting-edge mindfulness and self-compassion techniques along with innovations in neuroscience to release natural antidepressants in the brain. Most of us believe when we're depressed that our situation is hopeless. That's a mistake, Dr Goldstein reassures us. The secret to overcoming depression and uncovering happiness is in harnessing our brain's own natural antidepressant power and ultimately creating a more resilient antidepressant brain. Uncovering Happiness is grounded in two key foundations: mindfulness and self-compassion and the book offers specific techniques for putting them into action. Together, these elements can transform something that typically forces us to spiral downward and turn it into an upward spiral of self-worth and positivity. At its core, Uncovering Happiness contains a persuasive argument for hope: having had depression in the past doesn't mean you must also suffer from it in the future. You can build up the sections of the brain that protect you from depression, and slow down the sections that foster it. Doing this allows the brain's own natural antidepressants to emerge, grow stronger and contribute powerfully to the resilience we need to enjoy the good times, survive difficult times and open ourselves up to lives that truly feel worth living.

4.Minecraft :The Real Inside Story of Markus Notch Persson and the Gaming Phenomenon of the Century :Daniel Goldberg :Rs 499.00

A completely unique and in-depth look at the creator of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, and his rise from unknown computer programmer to multi-millionaire international gaming icon. Minecraft, the "virtual Lego" game Markus crafted in his free time, has become one of the most talked about activities since Tetris. Talked about by tens of millions of people, in fact. It is the story of unlikely success, fast money, and the power of digital technology to rattle an empire. And it is about creation, exclusion, and the feeling of not fitting in.Here Markus opens up for the first time about his life. About his old Lego-filled desk at school. About the first computer his father brought home one day. But also about growing up in a family marked by drug abuse and conflict. But above all it is the story of the fine line between seeming misfit and creative madman, and the birth of a tech visionary.Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything is a Cinderella story for the Internet age.

5.The Mathematics of Love :Patterns, Proofs and the Search for the Ultimate Equation :Hannah Fry :Rs 350.00

There is no topic that attracts more attention-more energy and time and devotion- than love. Love, like most things in life, is full of patterns. And mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns. In her book The Mathematics of Love and TEDx Talk of the same name - Hannah Fry takes the audience on a fascinating journey through the patterns that define our love lives, tackling some of the most common yet complex questions pertaining to love: What's the chance of us finding love? What's the chance that it will last? How does online dating work, exactly? When should you settle down? How can you avoid divorce? When is it right to compromise? Can game theory help us decide whether or not to call? From evaluating the best strategies for online dating to defining the nebulous concept of beauty, Fry proves-with great insight, wit and fun - that maths is a surprisingly useful tool to negotiate the complicated, often baffling, sometimes infuriating, always interesting, patterns of love.

Fiction
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1.Sherlock Holmes :Murder at the savoy and other Stories :Mike Hogan :Rs 250.00


D'Oyly Carte engages Sherlock Holmes to investigate mysterious incidents that take place at the Savoy Theatre. Is the house jinxedor is someone intent on murdering the baronets of Montague Manor by the most foul and fiendish means? What cultural icons personify the Victorian era better than Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and Gilbert and Sullivan? That they would have known each other is highly probable. Holmes was a music lover of course and Gilbert was quarrelsome and litigious enough to need investigative help. Directly and indirectly through the music of the operettas, the worlds of Gilbert and Sullivan and Holmes and Watson meet in these stories.

2.Elijah :Among the Shades of Time :Susy Matthew :Rs 395.00

D'Oyly Carte engages Sherlock Holmes to investigate mysterious incidents that take place at the Savoy Theatre. Is the house jinxedor is someone intent on murdering the baronets of Montague Manor by the most foul and fiendish means? What cultural icons personify the Victorian era better than Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and Gilbert and Sullivan? That they would have known each other is highly probable. Holmes was a music lover of course and Gilbert was quarrelsome and litigious enough to need investigative help. Directly and indirectly through the music of the operettas, the worlds of Gilbert and Sullivan and Holmes and Watson meet in these stories.

3.After Ever Happy :Anna Todd :Rs 399.00

Book Four of the After series—now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself! Tessa and Hardin have defied all the odds, but will their fairy tale ending be turned on its head? After Ever Happy…Life will never be the same. #HESSA.It’s never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they’ve faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger. But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardin’s inpenetrable façade to the core—and then Tessa suffers a tragedy—will they stick together again, or be torn apart? As the shocking truth about each of their families emerges, it’s clear the two lovers are not so different from each other. Tessa is no longer the sweet, simple, good girl she was when she met Hardin—any more than he is the cruel, moody boy she fell so hard for. Tessa understands all the troubling emotions brewing beneath Hardin’s exterior, and she knows she’s the only one who can calm him when he erupts. He needs her.But the more layers of his past come to light, the darker he grows, and the harder he pushes Tessa—and everyone else in his life—away. Tessa’s not sure if she really can save him—not without sacrificing herself. She refuses to go down without a fight. But who is she fighting for—Hardin or herself?


4.From Home to House :Writings of Kashmiri Pandits in Exile :Arvind Gigoo :Rs 350.00

A moving portrait of a community reduced to being tourists in their own homeland.It has been twenty-five years since around 3.5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits were uprooted from their homes in the Kashmir valley due to militancy and changed circumstances. Many of them had to face the ignominy of living in tents, then in one-room tenements or flats, as refugees in their own country. They felt let down by both the state and central governments and by Indian society as a whole as well as by the Muslims of the valley. There was to be no going back for them.From Home to House is an anthology of short stories, essays and writings by Kashmiri Pandits in exile, vividly bringing out their nostalgia for Kashmir, their sense of betrayal, their attempts to pick up the pieces and carve a new life for themselves. These are the reflections of a lost and scattered people in what for them is an alien land. The writings show both their vulnerability their helplessness as they see their culture and way of life getting eroded and their resilience as the younger generation of Pandits spreads its wings and builds a whole new life for itself. This anthology holds a mirror to the troubled valley of Kashmir, a mirror from which the reflection of a section of its population is now missing.

5.ZOM-B Bride :Darren Shah : Rs 299.00

The tenth terrifying ZOM-B installment from master of horror, Darren Shan.






                                                                


                                                              
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