M. Sanjayan is an American conservation scientist, writer and television news contributor, specializing in the role of nature in preserving and enhancing human life.

  • A River Runs Through It

    From its first magnificent sentence, “In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing”, to the last, “I am haunted by waters”, A River Runs Through It is an American classic.,Based on Norman Maclean’s childhood experiences, A River Runs Through It has established itself as one of the most moving stories of our time; it captivates readers with vivid descriptions of life along Montana’s Big Blackfoot River and its near magical blend of fly fishing with the troubling affections of the heart.,This handsome edition is designed and illustrated by Barry Moser. There are thirteen two-color wood engravings.,”A masterpiece. . . . This is more than stunning fiction: It is a lyric record of a time and a life, shining with Maclean’s special gift for calling the reader’s attention to arts of all kinds???the arts that work in nature, in personality, in social intercourse, in fly-fishing.”???Kenneth M. Pierce, Village Voice,”Wise, witty, wonderful, Maclean spins his tales, casts his flies, fishes the rivers and woods for what he remembers of his youth in the Rockies.”???Barbara Bannon, Publishers Weekly,”Maclean’s book is surely destined to be one of those rare memoirs that can be called a masterpiece. . . . Earthy, whimsical, authoritative, wise; it touches the heart without blushing and traces lasting images for the eye. . . . This book is a gem.”???Nick Lyons, Fly-Fisherman

  • Deep

    Deep is a voyage from the ocean???s surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving???in which competitors descend great depths on a single breath???James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable, and often hidden, potential???including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater. Along the way, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves.,???A journey well worth taking.??? ???David Epstein, New York Times Book Review,???Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places.??? ???Dallas Morning News,???This is popular science writing at its best.??? ???Christian Science Monitor

  • Destiny of the Republic

    The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield’s rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard. ??,James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate who took on the nation’s corrupt political establishment. But four months after Garfield’s inauguration in 1881, he was shot in the back by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Garfield survived the attack, but become the object of bitter, behind-the-scenes struggles for power???over his administration, over the nation’s future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.

  • Team of Teams

    What if you could combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization?,THE OLD RULES NO LONGER APPLY . . .,When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2004, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. Al Qaeda in Iraq was a decentralized network that could move quickly, strike ruthlessly, then seemingly vanish into the local population. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment, and training???but none of that seemed to matter.,TEACHING A LEVIATHAN TO IMPROVISE,It???s no secret that in any field, small teams have many ad??vantages???they can respond quickly, communicate freely, and make decisions without layers of bureaucracy. But organizations taking on really big challenges can???t fit in a garage. They need management practices that can scale to thousands of people., ,General McChrystal led a hierarchical, highly disci??plined machine of thousands of men and women. But to defeat Al Qaeda in Iraq, his Task Force would have to acquire the enemy???s speed and flexibility. Was there a way to combine the power of the world???s mightiest military with the agility of the world???s most fearsome terrorist network? If so, could the same principles apply in civilian organizations?,A NEW APPROACH FOR A NEW WORLD,McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom and remade the Task Force, in the midst of a grueling war, into something new: a network that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralized decision-making authority. The walls between silos were torn down. Leaders looked at the best practices of the smallest units and found ways to ex??tend them to thousands of people on three continents, using technology to establish a oneness that would have been impossible even a decade earlier. The Task Force became a ???team of teams??????faster, flatter, more flex??ible???and beat back Al Qaeda.,BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD,In this powerful book, McChrystal and his colleagues show how the challenges they faced in Iraq can be rel??evant to countless businesses, nonprofits, and other or??ganizations. The world is changing faster than ever, and the smartest response for those in charge is to give small groups the freedom to experiment while driving every??one to share what they learn across the entire organiza??tion. As the authors argue through compelling examples, the team of teams strategy has worked everywhere from hospital emergency rooms to NASA. It has the potential to transform organizations large and small.