Sciences & Techniques

  • THE ART OF REST

    Claudia Hammond

    • Canongate books
    • 29 Octobre 2020

    Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on: 'The Rest Test', the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken, completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. The survey revealed how people get rest and how it is directly linked to your sense of wellbeing. Counting down through the top ten activities which people find most restful, Hammond explains why rest matters, examines the science behind the results to establish what really works and offers a roadmap for a new, more restful and balanced life.

  • NOTES ON A NERVOUS PLANET

    Matt Haig

    • Canongate books
    • 5 Juillet 2018

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. - How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? - How do we stay human in a technological world? - How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious? After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, these questions became urgent matters of life and death for Matt Haig. And he began to look for the link between what he felt and the world around him. Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the twenty-first century.

  • Anglais HUMANS: AN A-Z

    Matt Haig

    • Canongate books
    • 1 Janvier 2015

    Whether you are planning a high level of human interaction or just a casual visit to the planet, this book offers a guide to the human race that help you translate their sayings, understand exotic concepts such as 'democracy' and 'sofas', and make sense of their habits and bizarre customs.

  • Anglais The Rules of the Game

    Neil Strauss

    • Canongate books
    • 26 Juin 2008

    A guide to the basics of approaching and attracting women.

  • THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING

    Margareta Magnusson

    • Canongate books
    • 19 Octobre 2017

    Dostadning , or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it's sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or setting up a system to help you stop misplacing your keys, death cleaning gives us the chance to make the later years of our lives as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Whatever your age, Swedish death cleaning can be used to help you de-clutter your life, and take stock of what's important. Margareta Magnusson has death cleaned for herself and for many others. Radical and joyous, her guide is an invigorating, touching and surprising process that can help you or someone you love immeasurably, and offers the chance to celebrate and reflect on all the tiny joys that make up a long life along the way.

  • NO MORE GAMES. IT'S TIME FOR THE TRUTH. Neil Strauss made a name for himself advocating freedom, sex and opportunity as the author of The Game . Then he met the woman who forced him to question everything. Neil's search for answers took him from Viagra-laden free-love orgies to sex addiction clinics, from cutting-edge science labs to modern-day harems, and, most terrifying of all, to his own mother. What he discovered changed everything he knew about love, sex, relationships and, ultimately, himself. The Truth may have the same effect on you.

  • Est notre quête du bonheur futile? Ou allons-nous simplement à ce sujet dans le mauvais sens? Dans ce nouveau livre fascinant, Oliver Burkeman soutient que «la pensée positive» et l'optimisme implacable ne sont pas la solution au dilemme bonheur, mais une partie du problème. Et qu'il n'y a, en fait, une voie alternative à la satisfaction et le succès qui consiste à embrasser les choses que nous passons notre vie à essayer d'éviter - l'incertitude, l'insécurité, le pessimisme et l'échec. Incite à la réflexion, contre-intuitif et, finalement, édifiante, "The Antidote" est une célébration de la puissance de la pensée

  • Anglais Help!

    Oliver Burkeman

    • Canongate books
    • 6 Octobre 2011

    Become slightly happier, and get a bit more done, with help from one of the Guardian's most popular writers

  • A sceptical, witty and clear-headed counter-attack on the over-blown promises of the Self Help industry

  • Anglais Bonk ; The Curious Coupling of Sex and Science

    Mary Roach

    • Canongate books
    • 30 Avril 2009

    The study of sexual physiology - what happens, why, and how to make it happen better - has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci, James Watson and Napoleon Bonaparte's great grand-niece Marie. The research has taken place behind the closed doors of laboratories, brothels and MRI centres.

  • Anglais THE TRUTH

    Neil Strauss

    • Canongate books
    • 6 Mars 2014

    Every family has a skeleton in the closet. You may know your family's skeleton. You may even be that skeleton. Or you may think that your family is different, that it's the exception, that you're one of the lucky ones with a perfect set of parents and no dark secrets. This title deals with this topic.

  • Drawing on extensive research and interviews with renowned behavioural scientists, sexologists, psychologists and everyday women, the author asks: Do women really crave intimacy and emotional connection? Are women more disposed to sex with strangers or multiple partners than either science or society have ever let on?

  • The con artist: from Bernie Madoff to Clark Rockefeller to Lance Armstrong. How do they get away with it? And what keeps us falling for them, over and over again? In The Confidence Game , Maria Konnikova investigates the psychological principles that underlie each stage of the swindle, from the put-up all the way to the fix, and how we can train ourselves to spot a story that isn't all it seems.

  • TIMEKEEPERS - HOW THE WORLD BECAME OBSESSED WITH TIME

    Simon Garfield

    • Canongate books
    • 6 Juillet 2017

    Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A US Senator begins a speech that will last for 25 hours. The horrors of war are frozen at the click of a camera. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister lives out the same four minutes over a lifetime. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks. Timekeepers is a book about our obsession with time and our desire to measure it, control it, sell it, film it, perform it, immortalise it and make it meaningful. It has two simple intentions: to tell some illuminating stories, and to ask whether we have all gone completely nuts.

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