Hercules battled gods, men and monsters in a lifetime of violence and destruction. Today, Hercules is best known for his 'twelve labours', a series of near-impossible tasks assigned to him as punishment for the killing of his wife and children. During those tasks, he slew the multi-headed hydra, wrestled with Cerberus, hound of the underworld, and stole the girdle of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Yet even when his labours were done, his adventures continued. Hercules led armies, sacked cities, fought against the gods, and then joined forces with the gods in the great war known as 'The Gigantomachy'. This book tells the complete story of this legendary warrior, including information on the classical sources, his deification and cult, and his continuing popularity as a character in film, television and comic books.
The original edition of the concise classic, with essential advice for aspiring writers like “omit needless words.” With simple principles and helpful tips on usage and composition, as well as lists of common errors to avoid, The Elements of Style was first published during World War I by Cornell University professor William Strunk Jr. Originally intended for Cornell students, it would become widely renowned as a memorable short guide for those who want to write clear, correct, and effective prose. A staple in countless classrooms and a touchstone for generations, it is still relevant and useful a century later.
Millions of people have seen them. Thousands claim to have been abducted by them. Astronauts, politicians, fighter pilots and more have witnessed them and history is awash with legends, myths and tales of beings coming down to Earth. They have come and they have interacted with mankind. Great religions have in fact sprung from our contact with them thousands of years ago. Great structures have been built with their aid. Our very genes are a result of their meddling on planet Earth.
Prepare to get to grips with the fact that aliens exist.
In more than a century of American Thoroughbred racing, only thirteen horses have won the Triple Crown--the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes..Veteran turf writer and racing historian Edward L. Bowen takes us through the rich history of one of the most formidable and exciting challenges in all of sport.
"Not every tale has a beautiful end... but they all have a beautiful lesson we can learn from."There are countless kinds of seeds on this gorgeous green Earth, but nearly all need the same two things to grow:sunshine, and water.Once upon a time, on a sunny farm run by a carefree planter, there was ONE particularly loud and stubborn seed, that wanted NOTHING to do with either one! Take an astonishing journey into the secret life of plants, from the point of view of one seriously sour seed. What if seeds could talk? Hopefully they wouldn't be THIS high strung!Listen and discover what became of that strange little seed, in a cautionary fable from lifelong writer Robe that will capture the mind of children and adults.Remember: behind every twisted tale, is a lesson worth listening to tell.• Made in the USA• Recommended for readers of fairy tales and Aesop's Fables• Suitable for all ages• Reading to young children helps grow vocabulary organically• Giving is important - but so is receiving!
Summary: Atomic Habits by James Clear
About | Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear | Atomic Habits by James Clear is a powerful book about how tiny changes can yield remarkable results—personally & professionally. This summary distills the key concepts and actionable insights from the original. No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving daily. Have trouble changing habits? The problem isn't you, it's your system. Bad habits repeat not because you don't want change, but because you've got the wrong system for change. You don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems. In Atomic Habits, James Clear distills complex topics into simple behaviors you can easily apply in life and work. Atomic Habits will reshape how you think about progress & success, and give you the tools & strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you're a team looking to win a championship, an innovative business, or someone who wants to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress or achieve any other goal. Use this easy-to-grasp guide to make good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible.
Here’s what you’ll learn about:
—how to form good habits & break bad ones
—master tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results
—how to make time for new habits
—overcome lack of motivation
—how to get back on track when you fall off course
—and much more
This summary has no affiliation with the author or publisher of the full version of the Atomic Habits book: James Clear. This summary of "Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear" was written by Dean Bokhari, FlashBooks
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