Books published by Guardian Faber Publishing at best prices | Best of Guardian Faber Publishing (19 books)

I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall

I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall

NEW, FULLY UPDATED EDITION 'Brexit means Brexit.' 'Strong and stable.' 'I don't think I'm in the least robotic.' Ever since Theresa May first whirred into inaction as prime minister, there has only been one reliable source of strength and stability: John Crace's political sketches for the Guardian. These doses of biting satire not only provided much-needed respite from the madness of it all, but also gave us his now notorious moniker for our automaton PM, the Maybot. In I, Maybot, Crace introduces a curated selection of his most acerbic sketches, charting May's tumultuous premiership to date. From the EU referendum and ensuing tragicomic leadership campaign, to the snap election, Tory-DUP coalition of chaos and endless Brexit wranglings, Crace's analysis makes for essential and uproariously entertaining reading.

The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance

'Finn has written the definitive book on ultra Running today. I couldn't put it down.' - Dean Karnazes *** Marathons are no longer enough. Pain is to be relished, not avoided. Hallucinations are normal. Ultra Running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest-growing in the world. Why is this? Is it an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness? Adharanand Finn travelled to the heart of the sport to find out - and to see if he could become an ultra runner himself. His journey took him from the deserts of Oman to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, and on to his ultimate goal, the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. The Rise of the Ultra Runners is the electrifying, inspirational account of what he learned along the way. Through encounters with the sport's many colourful characters and his experiences of its soaring highs and crushing lows, Finn offers an unforgettable insight into what can be found at the boundaries of human endeavour.

Rs. 1074.0

Goalless Draws: Illuminating the Genius of Modern Football

Goalless Draws: Illuminating the Genius of Modern Football

Half-and-half scarves? VARs? England winning penalty shoot-outs?Modern Football can be baffling. But if you're contemplating throwing it all in for the simpler pleasures of quantum mechanics, don't despair just yet: help is at hand.In Goalless Draws, David Squires unpicks the modern game with an unmissable selection of his Guardian Football cartoons from 2014 to the 2018 World Cup. From the ever-dizzying Managerial roundabout to the absurdities of the transfer window, and from the annual tradition of poppygate to the 'stable genius' of José Mourinho, the result is a riotous reminder of all the pitfalls of the modern game, as well as everything that keeps us coming back for more.

Rs. 1046.0

Football Leaks: Uncovering the Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game

Football Leaks: Uncovering the Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game

One anonymous Football fan.18.6 million confidential documents.This is the explosive story of the biggest leak in sporting History – and the shady underworld of modern Football.In 2016, a whistle-blower known only as ‘John’ started to leak a treasure trove of top-secret files to German newspaper Der Spiegel. These documents reveal the clandestine dealings of clubs, Players and agents at the highest echelons of international Football. And the story they tell is astonishing.From the eye-popping details of player transfers, including Neymar Jr, Pogba and Coutinho, to the loopholes and opaque tax structures that ensure maximum earnings for Players and agents alike, this is a tale rife with rapacious greed and questionable deals. At the same time, it is the gripping story of a fan who wanted to free Football from its corrupt overlords – and now finds himself on the run.

The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Do you want to be happy?If so – read on. This book has all the answers.*In The Happy Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves deep into the inner workings of our minds to explore some fundamental questions about happiness. For starters: what does it actually mean to be happy? Where does it come from? And is there a secret to making it last forever? In his Research into these questions – and many more besides – Burnett unravels our complex internal lives to reveal the often surprising truth behind what makes us tick. From whether happiness really begins at Home (spoiler alert: yes – sort of) to what love, sex, friendship, wealth, laughter and success actually do to our brains, this book offers a uniquely Entertaining insight into what it means to be human.* Not really. Sorry. But it does have some very interesting questions, and at least the occasional answer.

Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House

Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House

MOSCOW, July 1987. Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump visits Soviet Russia for the first Time at the invitation of the government.LONDON, December 2016. Luke Harding meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the president-elect’s connections with Russia. Harding follows two leads; money and sex.WASHINGTON, January 2017. Steele’s explosive dossier alleges that the Kremlin has been 'cultivating, supporting, and assisting' Trump for years and that they have compromising information about him. Trump responds on twitter, 'FAKE NEWS.'In Collusion, award-winning journalist Luke Harding reveals the true nature of Trump’s decades-long relationship with Russia and presents the gripping inside story of the dossier. It features exclusive new material and draws on sources from the intelligence community.Harding tells an astonishing story of offshore money, sketchy real-estate deals, a Miss Universe Pageant, mobsters, money laundering, Hacking and Kremlin espionage. He shines a light on powerful Russian Players like Aras Agalarov, Natalia Veselnitskaya and Sergey Kislyak, whose motivations and instructions may have come from Vladimir Putin himself. The special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, has already indicted several of the American protagonists, including Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort. More charges are likely as the crisis engulfs Trump’s administration. This book gets to the heart of the biggest political scandal of the modern era. Russia is reshaping the World order to its advantage: this is something that should trouble us all.

Rs. 1071.0

I Am The Secret Footballer: Lifting the Lid on the Beautiful Game

I Am The Secret Footballer: Lifting the Lid on the Beautiful Game

This updated edition of the bestselling and wildly popular I Am the Secret Footballer features a new introduction and an additional chapter. The anonymous writer of the Guardian's 'Secret Footballer' column gives Premier League Fans an insider's look into the unseen World of Professional Football.'It is often said that 95% of what happens in Football takes place behind closed doors. Many of these stories I shouldn't be telling you. But I will.'Who is The Secret Footballer? Only a few People know the true identity of the man inside the game. Whoever he is-and whatever team he Plays for - TSF is always honest, fearless and opinionated. Here he takes Readers past the locker-room door and reveals the inner workings of a Professional club, the exhilarating highs and crushing lows, and what it's really like to do the job most of us can only dream of doing.TFS chronicles the exploits of his Premiership colleagues with a gimlet eye and frank humour. Managers, agents and Players are not spared from his observations - their mindsets, their Relationships with those outside the sport, their behaviour good and bad. In his inimitable style, TSF recounts Entertaining and eyebrow-raising vignettes, naming names and dropping colourful details along the way.

Puzzle Ninja: Pit Your Wits Against The Japanese Puzzle Masters

Puzzle Ninja: Pit Your Wits Against The Japanese Puzzle Masters

Puzzles are so enjoyable. They get your brain sparking and the competitive spirit flowing. Solving them is one of life’s simple pleasures.The puzzle masters of Japan create the world’s most satisfying Puzzles, so Alex Bellos travelled to Tokyo to meet them. These enigmatologists include the god-father of Sudoku, the winner of the WorldPuzzle Championships, an inspiring teacher who uses Games to enliven his students’ maths lessons, and the puzzle poet whose name has become a Sudoku-solving technique. They use noms de guerre ― Edamame, Lenin, Teatime, Sesame Egg ― and each has a distinctive style. What unites them are their megawatt brainsand the Beauty of their hand-crafted Puzzles, which will challenge and sharpen your mind.Bellos has collected over 200 of their most ingenious Puzzles, rated easy to excruciating , and introduces over 20 new types of addictive problems including Shakashaka and Marupeke.Arm yourself with pencil, eraser and laser-like focus.Let’s get puzzling . . .

The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis

The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis

Europe is facing a wave of migration unmatched since the end of World War II - and no one has reported on this crisis in more depth or breadth than the Guardian's migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley. Throughout 2015, Kingsley travelled to 17 Countries along the migrant trail, meeting hundreds of refugees making epic odysseys across deserts, seas and mountains to reach the holy grail of Europe. This is Kingsley's unparalleled account of who these voyagers are. It's about why they keep coming, and how they do it. It's about the smugglers who help them on their way, and the coastguards who rescue them at the other end. The volunteers that feed them, the hoteliers that house them, and the border guards trying to keep them out. And the politicians looking the other way.The New Odyssey is a Work of original, bold reporting written with a perfect mix of compassion and authority by the journalist who knows the subject better than any other.

Into the Grey Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

Into the Grey Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

In 2006 Dr Adrian Owen and his team made medical history. They discovered a new realm of consciousness, a twilight zone somewhere between life and death. They called this the Grey Zone.The People who inhabit the Grey Zone are frequently labelled as being irretrievably lost, with no awareness and no sense of self. The shocking truth is that they are often still there, an intact mind trapped deep inside a broken body and brain, hearing everything around them, experiencing emotions, thoughts, pleasure and pain, just like the rest of us. Not quite living, and not quite gone, they have existed silently in these shadowlands. But now, through Dr Owen’s pioneering techniques, we can talk to them – and they can talk back. These shifting boundaries of consciousness have shaken the Architecture of our sense of self. We have known for a long Time that a body does not define a person – but what if a brain does not define a mind? What does it mean if a mind can exist unharmed within a deeply damaged brain?Through cutting edge Research and case studies that are poignant, tragic and uplifting, Dr Owen Maps this inner universe of the self, showing us what it means to be alive and human.

Rs. 1055.0

Can You Solve My Problems?: A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles

Can You Solve My Problems?: A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles

Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old?Can you beat Sherlock Holmes?If you think the answer is yes – I challenge you to solve my problems. Here are 125 of the world’s best brainteasers from the last two millennia, taking us from Ancient China to medieval Europe, Victorian England to modern-day Japan, with stories of espionage, mathematical breakthroughs and puzzling rivalries along the way.Pit your wits against Logic Puzzles and kinship riddles, pangrams and river-crossing conundrums. Some solutions rely on a touch of cunning, others call for creativity, others need mercilessly Logical thought. Some can only be solved be 2 per cent of the population. All are guaranteed to sharpen your mind. Let’s get puzzling!

Natural Selection: a year in the garden

Natural Selection: a year in the garden

“When it sings, a garden will have the power to transport and to lead you to a place that is magical… It is an oasis for creation, available to anyone with a little space and the compunction to get their hands dirty.”In Natural Selection, Dan Pearson draws on ten years of his Observer columns to explore the rhythms and pleasures of a year in the garden. Travelling between his city-bound plot in Peckham and twenty acres of rolling hillside in Somerset, he celebrates the beautiful skeletons of the winter garden, the joyous passage into spring, the heady smell of summer’s bud break and the flaring of colour in autumn. Pearson’s irresistible enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge overflow in a book teeming with Tips to inspire your own space, be it a city Window box or country field. Bringing you a newfound appreciation of nature, both wild and tamed, reading Natural Selection is a deeply restorative experience.

Rs. 1270.0

Can You Solve My Problems?

Can You Solve My Problems?

Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes – I challenge you to solve my problems.Here is the story of the puzzle, one of mankind’s oldest and greatest forms of Entertainment and enlightenment, told through 125 of the world’s best brainteasers from the last two millennia. It takes us from Ancient China to medieval Europe, Victorian England to modern-day Japan, with stories of espionage, mathematical breakthroughs and puzzling rivalries along the way.You'll pit your wits against Logic Puzzles and kinship riddles, pangrams and river-crossing conundrums. Some solutions rely on a touch of cunning, others call for creativity, others need mercilessly Logical thought. Some can only be solved by 2% of the population. All are guaranteed to sharpen your mind.Let's get puzzling..

When the Lamps Went Out: Reporting the Great War 1914-1918

When the Lamps Went Out: Reporting the Great War 1914-1918

The Lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.' Sir Edward Grey, British foreign secretary, 3 August 1914 When the Lamps Went Out presents a surprising, immediate, sometimes humbling, sometimes uplifting insight into what British Society was reading about, and thinking, during the Great War. Journalism catches the moment, at the moment, and these stories drawn from the Guardian archive stretch across the century as signals from a lost world. We see Boy Scouts patrolling the British coasts, David Lloyd George addressing Women war workers, Charlie Chaplin impersonators on the Euston Road and Vesta Tilley at the Ardwick Empire. We see suffragist nurses on the Western Front and Bolsheviks in Glasgow, Pathan soldiers in Flanders and Anglo-Japanese armies in China. We read of new technologies -from picture houses to gas weapons, as well as John Buchan's best-sellers. We see small Countries saved - and aliens persecuted. The bloody battles, defeats, and victories are all here but When the Lamps Went Out focuses on the women, Men and Children who lived, loved, defied, perished, and survived in the war to end all wars.

Rs. 1249.0

A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia's War with the West

A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia's War with the West

1st November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty-two days later he dies, killed from the inside by Polonium - a rare, lethal and highly radioactive substance. His crime? He had made some powerful enemies in Russia. This is the inside story of the life and Death of Litvinenko and of Russia’s new Cold War with the west. Harding traces the journey of the nuclear poison across London, from hotel room to nightclub, assassin to victim. It’s a deadly trail that leads back to Vladimir Putin, and to a regime exposed by the Panama Papers.

The Secret Footballer: Access All Areas

The Secret Footballer: Access All Areas

Forgive your enemies, they say.Keep their addresses and keep notes, I say.In Access All Areas, you'll learn how to buy three Premier League points for just £25,000, what it's really like to Face a Football Association disciplinary hearing, and why every Footballer in the country shuddered when they heard about the Ched Evans case.Add to that The Secret Footballer's no-holds-barred tour of the country's Premier League clubs - telling us what it's like to play in each ground and revealing the one that all Players really hate to go to - and you get an Entertaining glimpse into a World that's normally off-limits to the fans. Unapologetically opinionated, witty and honest, Access All Areas is every thinking fan's guide to the beautiful game.I am The Secret Footballer and all bets from here on in are off...

The Secret Footballer's Guide to the Modern Game: Tips and Tactics from the Ultimate Insider

The Secret Footballer's Guide to the Modern Game: Tips and Tactics from the Ultimate Insider

The outspoken anonymous author is back with the ultimate book to challenge conventional Footballing wisdom. With his trademark wit, intelligence and candour, the Secret Footballer will guide you through formations, tactics, mind Games and everything else you need to know about what it takes to be a pro.Includes: in-depth analysis of modern tactics; insight into the Psychology of Players on and off the pitch; Tips on Nutrition and fitness; how to deal with Fans (including what it's like to play in each Premier League ground in England); a guide to modern Footballing language; and a remarkable exposé of the finances involved in the commercial game. If you want to know how to stop a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, or why exactly Rooney is worth £300,000 a week, or who the greatest player of all Time is, you will find it all here.Fully illustrated with line drawings showing the technical aspects of the game, this will be the perfect Christmas gift for aspiring Football stars and armchair pundits alike.

The Idiot Brain

The Idiot Brain

Why do you lose arguments with People who know Much Less than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing . . . but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face? Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised. For example, your Memory is egotistical. No, really. Conspiracy theories and superstitions are the inevitable effects of a healthy brain. And alcohol can actually improve your Memory.** In The Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett tours our mysterious and mischievous grey (and white) matter. Along the way he explains the human brain's imperfections in all their glory and how these influence everything we say, do and experience. Expertly researched and entertainingly written, this book is for anyone who has wondered why their brain appears to be sabotaging their life and what on earth it is really up to.

Tales from the Secret Footballer

Tales from the Secret Footballer

Players, agents, coaches and managers give you access all areas. From deal-making to play-making, from dodgy tactics to drunken antics, they reveal the unforgettable highs and the unforgivable lows.

Books published by Guardian Faber Publishing at best prices | Best of Guardian Faber Publishing (19 books)

Books published by Guardian Faber Publishing at best prices | Best of Guardian Faber Publishing (19 books) Price
I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall Rs. 612.0
The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance Rs. 1074.0
Goalless Draws: Illuminating the Genius of Modern Football Rs. 1046.0
Football Leaks: Uncovering the Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game Rs. 885.0
The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why Rs. 840.0
Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House Rs. 1071.0
I Am The Secret Footballer: Lifting the Lid on the Beautiful Game Rs. 496.0
Puzzle Ninja: Pit Your Wits Against The Japanese Puzzle Masters Rs. 881.0
The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis Rs. 502.0
Into the Grey Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death Rs. 1055.0
Can You Solve My Problems?: A casebook of ingenious, perplexing and totally satisfying puzzles Rs. 548.0
Natural Selection: a year in the garden Rs. 1270.0
Can You Solve My Problems? Rs. 524.0
When the Lamps Went Out: Reporting the Great War 1914-1918 Rs. 1249.0
A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia's War with the West Rs. 638.0
The Secret Footballer: Access All Areas Rs. 449.0
The Secret Footballer's Guide to the Modern Game: Tips and Tactics from the Ultimate Insider Rs. 398.0
The Idiot Brain Rs. 450.0
Tales from the Secret Footballer Rs. 384.0