Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chilis and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out? In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round science bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these and many more baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the everyday stuff we use every day.
All six volumes of The Essential Letters from America, brought together for the first time in this definitive chronological collection of Alistair Cooke's finest broadcasts. Alistair Cooke was the doyen of foreign correspondents and a radio legend, entertaining millions of listeners for over 50 years in his weekly Letter from America. It was the longest-running show in radio history, and every show was a virtuoso performance.
Comedian and best-selling author Tony Hawks is embarking on his greatest adventure yet - moving from city life in London to deepest Devon in the West Country. You can take the man out of the city, but is the countryside ready for him? Comedian and born-and-bred townie Tony Hawks is not afraid of a challenge - or indeed a good bet. He's hitchhiked round Ireland with a fridge and taken on the Moldovan football team at tennis one by one.
"A Great 'Read'"
World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
Die Entstehungsgeschichte nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und die politischen Grundlagen der Europäischen Union sind Inhalte dieses ersten EU-Dossiers. Veranschaulicht werden die politischen und wirtschaftlichen Hintergründe der EU von der EWG-Gründung durch Konrad Adenauer bis zur EU-Integration und dem Vertrag von Maastricht...
Among the small number of American newspapers that have embraced Donald Trump's campaign, there is one, in particular, that stands out.
It is called The Crusader-and it is one of the most prominent newspapers of the Ku Klux Klan.
Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War II. He was one of the 20th century's greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed, and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill's output was prolific; his complete speeches alone contain over 5 million words.
"Uplifting and motivating"
The 18th-century British politician and writer Edmund Burke is often called the father of modern conservatism. A new intellectual biography of Burke shows why that label fails to capture the complexity of Burke's thought and legacy.
"'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': A Wizardly Journey in Time" is from the August 01, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michiko Kakutani and narrated by Kristi Burns.
The aim of this audiobook is entertainment - and surprise - but there will be a fair bit of erudition and incidental education along the way. We discover the oldest words, the newest, the longest, the shortest, the most frequently used, the costliest (yes, words can come with prices attached), the funniest, the most fatal, the most unusual...From the words Shakespeare gave us to the latest in sexting, the best and the worst, the most amusing and amazing words are here.
Taking fish oil capsules for just three months can stave off psychosis for years, a small study suggests. If confirmed in larger studies, the results suggest that the common dietary supplement may actually prevent schizophrenia.
"The Problem With One-Size-Fits-All Health Insurance" is from the December 05, 2016 The Upshot section of The New York Times. It was written by Nicholas Bagley and Austin Frakt and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"My Lost Mother's Last Receipt" is from the September 10, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Mara Wilson and narrated by Caroline Miller.
In this issue: "Taking It to the Streets" by Jelani Cobb; "Secret Admirers" by Kelefa Sanneh; "Can Football Be Saved?" by Nicholas Schmidle; and "Ashes to Ashes" by Joan Acocella.
You think you know about Islam. But, did you know that Islam teaches that Muslims must wage war to impose Islamic law on non-Muslim states, or that American Muslim groups are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine? These and other "politically incorrect" facts are revealed by Robert Spencer in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).
"Uninteresting, best avoided."
The question, though, is whether they'll go up quite as much as they would have if we weren't, as Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) put it, at "the dawn of a new unified Republican government."
Enjoy the late Dave Cash and his silky smooth voice as he takes you on a trip down memory lane, where two fingers were raised to the establishment and history was made. Dave was part of the first real British Pirate Radio station, where he was treated like a pop star, dabbled with drugs and lived a life far richer in experience than most. Once onboard, Cash partnered with Kenny Everett for the Kenny & Cash Show, one of the most successful of all pirate radio programmes.
In this issue: "Procuring Innovation" by Fred Kaplan; "The Hole in the Digital Economy" by David Talbot; "Rejuvenating the Chance of Motherhood?" by Karen Weintraub; "The Cancer Lottery" by Stephen S. Hall; and "Google's Long, Strange Life Span Trip" by Antonio Regalado.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.
Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.
"Another piece of the puzzle"