Kelly Starrett is a CrossFit trainer, physical therapist, author, and speaker. His 2013 fitness book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, was featured on The New York Times bestselling sports books list. He is a co-founder, with his wife Juliet Starrett, of the fitness website MobilityWOD.

  • Deep Survival

    “Unique among survival books???stunning???enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading.” ???Denver Post,Laurence Gonzales???s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers??? everyday lives.,Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, and practical advice has inspired everyone from business leaders to military officers, educators, and psychiatric professionals on how to take control of stress, learn to assess risk, and make better decisions under pressure.

  • Dune

    Frank Herbert???s classic masterpiece???a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.,Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the ???spice??? melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for….,When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul???s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad???Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind???s most ancient and unattainable dream. ,A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins

    In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind.,This is the story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. It is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.

  • The Diamond Age

    Vividly imagined, stunningly prophetic, and epic in scope, ,is,a major novel from one of the most visionary writers of our time.,Decades into our future, a stone???s throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neo-Victorians. He’s made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called ,Commissioned by an eccentric duke for his grandchild, stolen for Hackworth’s own daughter, the ,purpose is to educate and raise a girl capable of thinking for herself. It performs its function superbly. Unfortunately for Hackworth, his smuggled copy has fallen into the wrong hands.,Young Nell and her brother Harv are thetes???members of the poor, tribeless class. ??Neglected by their mother, Harv looks after Nell. ??When he and his gang waylay a certain neo-Victorian???John Percival Hackworth???in the seamy streets of their neighborhood, Harv brings Nell something special: the ,.,Following the discovery of his crime, Hackworth begins an odyssey of his own. Expelled from the neo-Victorian paradise, squeezed by agents of Protocol Enforcement on one side and a Mandarin underworld crime lord on the other, he searches for an elusive figure known as the Alchemist. ??His quest and Nell???s will ultimately lead them to another seeker whose fate is bound up with the ,a woman who holds the key to a vast, subversive information network that is destined to decode and reprogram the future of humanity.

  • The Power of Habit

    In ,award-winning business reporter,Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.,At its core, , contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.,You???ll find ,on almost every productivity list and for good reason. Written in 2014 by award-winning business reporter ,, it explains how our habits are formed and broken in an intelligent model that is understandable, sharp, and useful. Duhigg provides practical strategies and techniques backed by psychology, research, and real-life examples.,If you???re interested in learning how your brain is wired and why some habits fail and succeed, this book is a fascinating eye-opener. It will kick-start a different thinking process around habits and how you see your everyday actions.

  • The Sports Gene

    The New York Times bestseller ??? with a new afterword added to the paperback ??? from the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.,In high school, I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island. In college, I ran against Kenyans, and wondered whether endurance genes might have traveled with them from East Africa. At the same time, I began to notice that a training group on my team could consist of five men who run next to one another, stride for stride, day after day, and nonetheless turn out five entirely different runners. How could this be?,We all knew a star athlete in high school. The one who made it look so easy. He was the starting quarterback and shortstop; she was the all-state point guard and high-jumper. Naturals. Or were they?,The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training?,The truth is far messier than a simple dichotomy between nature and nurture. In the decade since the sequencing of the human genome, researchers have slowly begun to uncover how the relationship between biological endowments and a competitor???s training environment affects athleticism. Sports scientists have gradually entered the era of modern genetic research.,In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle. He investigates the so-called 10,000-hour rule to uncover whether rigorous and consistent practice from a young age is the only route to athletic excellence.,Along the way, Epstein dispels many of our perceptions about why top athletes excel. He shows why some skills that we assume are innate, like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball or cricket batter, are not, and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like an athlete???s will to train, might in fact have important genetic components.,This subject necessarily involves digging deep into sensitive topics like race and gender. Epstein explores controversial questions such as:,Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

  • The Talent Code

    Talent. You’ve either got it or you haven’t.’ Not true, actually. In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured. In the process, he considers talent at work in venues as diverse as a music school in Dallas and a tennis academy near Moscow to demostrate how the wiring of our brains can be transformed by the way we approach particular tasks. He explains what is really going on when apparently unremarkable people suddenly make a major leap forward. He reveals why some teaching methods are so much more effective than others. Above all, he shows how all of us can achieve our full potential if we set about training our brains in the right way.