• History

Fatal Dive

Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion
Author: Peter F. Stevens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596987685
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 2462
Fatal Dive: Solving the World War II Mystery of the USS Grunion by Peter F. Stevens reveals the incredible true story of the search for and discovery of the USS Grunion. Discovered in 2006 after a decades-long, high-risk search by the Abele brothers—whose father commanded the submarine and met his untimely death aboard it—one question remained: what sank the USS Grunion? Was it a round from a Japanese ship, a catastrophic mechanical failure, or something else—one of the sub’s own torpedoes? For almost half the war, submarine skippers’ complaints about the MK 14 torpedo’s dangerous flaws were ignored by naval brass, who sent the subs out with the defective weapon. Fatal Dive is the first book that documents the entire saga of the ship and its crew and provides compelling evidence that the Grunion was a victim of “The Great Torpedo Scandal of 1941-43.” Fatal Dive finally lays to rest one of World War II’s greatest mysteries.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Dive

A Story of Love and Obsession
Author: Pipin Ferreras,Linda Robertson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060779527
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 7415
The Cuban-born champion in the dangerous sport of freediving offers an intriguing inside look at the controversial and deadly sport while describing his life with his wife Audrey Mestre, a former French marine biology student who, in October 2002, died while trying to break the world freediving record held by her husband. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

    • Business & Economics

Deep Dive

The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action
Author: Rich Horwath
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1608320332
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 5170
Get competitive by learning to think strategically.The inability to set good strategy can sink a company¿and a leader¿s career. A recent Wall Street Journal study revealed that the most sought-after executive skill is strategic thinking, but only three out of ten managers have this skill set.Horwath explains the three keys to strategic thinking, breaks them down into simple, attainable skills, and gives you practical tools to apply them every day, providing managers with a clear path to mastery of the three disciplines: 1. Acumen¿generate critical insights through a step-by-step evaluation of your business and its environment2. Allocation¿focus your limited resources through strategic trade-offs 3. Action¿implement a system to guarantee effective execution of strategy at all levels of your organization Based on new research with senior executives from 150 companies and the author¿s experience as a thought-leading strategist, Deep Dive is the first book to focus on the most important level of strategy¿you. Armed with this knowledge and dozens of effective tools, you can become a truly strategic leader for your organization.--Rich Horwath is the president of the Strategic Thinking Institute, a former chief strategy officer, and professor of strategy at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. As a thought-leading strategist, he has worked with such giants as Adidas, Amgen, and Pfizer. He is the author of four books and more than fifty articles on strategic thinking and has been profiled in business publications around the world, including Investor¿s Business Daily.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Dive In!


Author: Cassie Waters
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442441453
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
View: 9011
Put on your sunscreen, grab a towel, and get ready to meet the Pool Girls in this all-new tween series set to make a splash! Memorial Day weekend is finally here, and Grace Davis is having the best time at the Riverside Swim Club. (RSC to those in the know.) There are adorable swim team boys to check out, the warm sun to soak up, and her troubled friendship with a certain former best friend (ahem, Christina Cooper) to forget about. Grace can’t wait to spend the entire summer lounging poolside. There’s just one little problem—she doesn’t actually belong to RSC. Her parents say she can join if she earns the money for membership herself. With two weeks left in the school year before the summer really heats up, will Grace be able to make enough money, or will her summer be totally sunk?

    • Sports & Recreation

Diver's Log Book


Author: Dean McConnachie,Christine Marks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781550464788
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 7161
A logbook designed by divers for divers with room to record in detail as many as 100 dives. It also includes up-to-date illustrations of dive flags and hand signals, equipment checklists and maintenance logs and personal information.

    • Fiction

High Dive


Author: Jonathan Lee
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101873329
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 8703
Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Alfred A. Knopf.

    • True Crime

Honeymoon Dive


Author: Jennifer Cooke,Lindsay Simpson
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 9781742622354
Category: True Crime
Page: 45
View: 2993
At 10.42 a.m. on 22 October 2003, while diving on the wreck of the SS Yongala on the Great Barrier Reef, an American tourist photographed his new wife for their honeymoon album. Instead the photo would become a vital police exhibit. On the right-hand side of the shot, Tina Watson's body lay 27 metres down on the ocean floor, one arm outstretched, reaching upwards. This is the photograph that shocked millions across Australia and the US. How could a healthy young woman have died, a mere seven minutes into her dive, when Gabe Watson, her buddy and husband of only eleven days, was a certified rescue diver? And why did he later relay sixteen different versions of what happened that day to other divers, police, friends and family? Did he cold-bloodedly shut off her air or did he panic after claiming her flailing arms dislodged his mask and regulator? When he ascended to the surface, was it to get help or to callously abandon his bride to her ultimate fate? These remain the captivating questions at the heart of this true-life thriller. Researched across two continents, Honeymoon Dive is in turns disturbing and enthralling as it painstakingly reconstructs events behind one of Australia's most darkly fascinating tragedies.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Dive #1: The Discovery


Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545628113
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
View: 2526
Sharks, shipwreck, and sunken treasure in the latest adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman. Four kids are on a marine expedition for the summer, diving to explore an underwater habitat that's just been altered by a seismic event. What they find, though, is much more than fish - it's sunken treasure. Can they salvage it without anyone else getting to it first? Will the prospect of wealth set them against one another? And what about those sharks . . . .DIVE is another action-packed trilogy from Gordon Korman. The narrative will shift between an account of two kids caught in the shipwreck and the story of the four kids fighting over and desperately trying to get the treasure.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Dive


Author: Adele Griffin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453297340
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 155
View: 3023
When a family shatters, can it be rebuilt? Ever since they’ve been on their own, life has been tough for Ben and his mother. Though they love each other, their life together has been a series of bitter fights and standoffs. But when his mother marries Lyle, at last Ben finds a missing puzzle piece. Ben’s new stepfather is an easygoing charmer, and he and Ben grow close. Things aren’t as smooth with Ben’s new stepbrother, Dustin. Surly, distant, self-destructive, and forever grieving for his lost mother, Dustin holds everyone at arm’s length. As their newly formed family struggles to fit together, Dustin suffers a serious diving accident. From tragedy emerges the chance for Ben to finally confront his distant mother, and maybe even make peace with his elusive stepbrother. This ebook features a personal history by Adele Griffin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s own collection.

    • Fiction

Lick: Stage Dive 1


Author: Kylie Scott
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 1743342373
Category: Fiction
Page: 214
View: 5679
Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling rock star romance series from Kylie Scott VOTED AUSTRALIA'S FAVOURITE ROMANCE AUTHOR OF 2013 & 2014 Stay up all night with the sexy rockers of Stage Dive. Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened. One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll's favourite son is sure to be a wild ride. PRAISE FOR LICK "An engrossing, sexy, and emotional read." Dear Author "Scrumptious and delicious. Firmly in my top ten best books this year!" The Book Pushers "This is a funny and wildly entertaining contemporary romance that will appeal to new adult romance fans." Booklist "Lick is a breath of fresh air [with] a unique storyline, think Hangover meets Contemporary Romance." The Rock Stars of Romance "Lick is an addictive blend of heart-warming passion and light-hearted fun. It's a story you can lose yourself in. The perfect rock star romance!" Aestas Book Blog "The stuff my rock star dreams are made of. A thrill-ride. I felt every stomach-dip in the process. And I want to turn right around and ride it again." Maryse's Book Blog

    • Fiction

Dive

A Novel
Author: Lisa Teasley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1596919191
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1997
Visit www.lisateasley.com Ray Rose is a charming construction worker in Florida, plagued with guilt about a violent crime he committed. Ruby Falls is a beautiful animator whose freewheeling L.A. lifestyle is derailed when she stumbles upon a bloody crime scene at the Laurel Canyon guest house where she lives. Fleeing their respective home lives in search of reinvention, the two adventurers head for Alaska, where their paths eventually cross. The fireworks are immediate. But as Ray and Ruby settle down together, an accident changes everything. "Lisa Teasley writes like the unchained lovechild of Norman Mailer and Nina Simone. Dive is a sexy, compelling ride through the deeper wilds of the human psyche. This book takes risks other authors would balk at-and leaves the reader gasping for more. An arresting, unsettling, and terrifically written debut."-Jerry Stahl "Teasley has a fine original voice. She gets deep inside her character's heads but doesn't sacrifice plot in favor of psyche. Instead she finds a balance between a compelling story, psychological insight, and bold sexuality."-San Francisco Chronicle "An affecting first novel."-New York Times

    • Self-Help

Dive

Jump in
Author: Adewale Adebusoye
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1609765761
Category: Self-Help
Page: 52
View: 3619
DIVE is a personal development model, based on the author's success many years ago, as he surmounted the fear of diving into the deep end of a swimming pool. This paradigm was developed to demonstrate how anyone can master and overcome fears of any kind - fears that may be inhibiting your life at the present time. Don't let fear compromise your happiness. Take control of your life and confront the fear that has prevented you from reaching your full potential.

    • Religion

Dive In!

Fun Faith Builders
Author: David C Cook Publishing Company
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434766939
Category: Religion
Page: 112
View: 1616
Everyone needs a last-minute Bible study on occasion. Now teachers can dive right in with these thirteen easy-to-use activity lessons for early elementary! Perfect for large or small groups, individuals, or substitute teachers.

    • Fiction

Skin Dive


Author: Ava Gray
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101516690
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 4926
Gillie is a fugitive, determined never to be bound again. Because of her special gift, her former captors intend to retrieve her-by any means necessary. Taye can't remember much about his past, but with a bounty hunter hounding them, he'll do anything to assure Gillie's safety and preserve her innocence...for himself.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Dive!

My Adventures in the Deep Frontier
Author: Sylvia A. Earle
Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
View: 8836
Takes young readers on an informative and colorfully photographed exploration of the vast mysteries of the underwater world, complete with glossary, timeline, and index.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Dive In!

A Topsy-Turvy-Say-It-Out-Loud Underwater Adventure Starring You!
Author: Recess Monkey
Publisher: Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors
ISBN: 9781943200139
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 36
View: 5415
Giggle, burble, and bubble along with this interactive, read-aloud story! Written by acclaimed family music band Recess Monkey, this childrens book is hilarious interactive fun for the whole family!

    • Fiction

The Dive


Author: Robert Muir
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 146024074X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 4812
The city has a lot to offer. Jobs. Money. Opportunity. It’s 1987, and the urban haze has lured young George Wentworth to the centre of Toronto. But the reality is not what he had imagined. Months in, he is broke, unemployed, and disenchanted. Finally, when approached by two men with a different offer of work, he takes it, without hesitation. But as the crowd welcomes him in, George finds himself in a world he never imagined — a world of crime, drugs and deception — where mistakes are often costly.

    • Literary Criticism

High Dive


Author: Leslie Ayvazian
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822218319
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 34
View: 8557
THE STORY: An American woman about to turn fifty is standing on a high dive at a pool in a hotel in Greece. She is on vacation with her husband and eleven-year-old son. Her son has requested that she jump off the board. She, being terrified of heig

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Dive! Dive! Dive!

Buoyancy
Author: Isabel Thomas
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library
ISBN: 9781410925886
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 6947
How does a submarine travel underwater? What is it like to live on a sub? Read this book and learn all about buoyancy and other facts of life in the water.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Escape from Bellevue

A Dive Bar Odyssey
Author: Christopher John Campion
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592404261
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 372
View: 6196
A coming-of-age account by a lead singer of indie rock group Knockout Drops traces the band's tumultuous journey in and out of the spotlight, describes the author's downward spiral into addiction, and recalls his unlikely escape from the locked ward of a mental institution.