This is the story of how your life shapes your brain and how your brain shapes your life. Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are 'you'? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human?
"Couldn't stop listening"
Every industry revolves around Key People of Influence. Their names come up in conversation. They attract opportunities. They earn more money. Many people think it takes decades of hard work, academic qualifications and a generous measure of good luck to become a Key Person of Influence. This audiobook shows you that there is a five-step strategy for fast-tracking your way to the inner circle of the industry you love. Your ability to succeed depends on your ability to influence. Start now by listening to this audiobook.
"Undiluted snake oil"
Would you / your teenager like a little help to revise and remember more easily? This four-track, self help hypnotherapy recording for students 12+ years and adult students could be just what you need if you are undertaking a course of formal study. You learn useful accelerated learning techniques for improving revision and recall, planning your time, active learning and self-testing. You also receive positive suggestions for calm, confidence, focus and concentration plus increased motivation to get down to your revision without delay.
An Inspector Calls has an enduring appeal and still resonates today. The Audiopi GCSE English Literature audio guide for JB Priestley's play will give you invaluable insight for your coursework and help you prepare for your exams at the end of the school year. Each chapter looks in detail at different elements of the book, including analysing the genre, structure and plot; the context of the play; and how it was a voice for Priestley's beliefs.
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, sometimes known more simply as Jekyll and Hyde, has enthralled and horrified listeners for over a century, so much so that the novella has impacted our natural language, with the phrase Jekyll and Hyde coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. It is a classic to study for GCSE and is full of complexities that need to be understood.
The multi-award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. Full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play.
"And nothing is, but what is not." Macbeth may be mystified by the Weird Sisters' words but this intense performance with incisive commentary cuts to the heart of Shakespeare's complex psychological tragedy.
"Sure Pass with Smartpass"
In this study guide we narrate and analyse all 15 poems in the the AQA Power and Conflict poetry anthology to prepare those who are studying for their English Literature GCSE. Written by Rebecca Kleanthous, an English teacher and an examiner who specialises in poetry, this series will enable you to understand the themes and ideas across the poems, analyses the techniques used by the poets, including language and structure and provides suitable comparisons with other poems within the cluster.
Is the Greek alphabet all Greek to you? Is geometry your Achilles heel and does your knowledge of Homer have more to do with The Simpsons than the Sirens? From engineering and architecture to drama and democracy, the world around us is founded on the principles and discoveries of the Ancient World, yet our understanding of it is episodic at best. But it's never too late to learn....
"Light but not insubstantial"
Economics matters. But with confusing things like GDP and interest rates, it's often hard to get you head around. So What do you really need to know about economics?
"very good insight into economics "
In John Steinbeck's classic novella, we see two friends working through the farmlands in California during the time of the Great Depression. In this study guide for GCSE, we examine Of Mice and Men in detail, looking at the myriad of themes involved, the key characters, its context, the structure and the setting as well as giving a detailed step-by-step guide to each chapter, so you can easily follow the book and to prepare you for your exams.
Business needs leaders. Every day, good and bad leaders make and break organizations. If you want to get anywhere in your career, showing leadership is crucial. So what do you really need to know about leadership? Find out: What it's all aboutWhy vision mattersHow you can build a great teamWhy leaders need to motivate and inspire the people around themHow to lead when the going gets tough.
"Really useful and accessible overview"
Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Kierkegaard in just one hour.Although Kierkegaard was not a philosopher in the academic sense, he produced what many people expect of philosophy. He didn't write about the world, he wrote about life - how we live and how we choose to live, particularly focussing on the individual and the notion of his (or her) existence.
The multi-award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. Full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. The poetry of Shakespeare's star crossed lovers is poignantly performed and expertly explained in this unique production: "Passion lends them power."
"Amazingly helpful !"
Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar - but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. More than seven million episodes have now been downloaded, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Schopenhauer in just one hour.Arthur Schopenhauer, the 'philosopher of pessimism,' makes it clear that he regards the world and our life in it as a bad joke. However, if the world is indifferent to our fate it doesn't thwart us deliberately - its façade is supported by what Schopenhauer calls the universal Will. He saw this as a force that is blind and without purpose, bringing on all our misery and suffering.
"One miserable philosopher.."
Why is it that the behaviour of teenagers can be so odd? As they grow older, young children steadily improve their sense of how to behave, and then all of a sudden, they can become totally uncommunicative, wildly emotional and completely unpredictable. We used to think that erratic teenage behaviour was due to a sudden surge in hormones, but modern neuroscience shows us that this isn't true.
"A must-read book for brain info junlies..."
The Audiopi series of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon examines all aspects of the story, including the major characters, themes, its context and the form and structure; it also discusses and analyses each individual chapter. To provide an insightful view of the novel to help throughout your listening, we have Chris Ashby, who played Christopher in the West End production, delivering key quotes.
Philosophy for busy people. Listen to a succinct account of the philosophy of Hume in just one hour.Hume reduced philosophy to ruins, denying the existence of everything except our actual perceptions themselves. The world is nothing more than part of my consciousness. Yet we know the world remains, and we go on as before. What Hume expressed was the status of our knowledge about the world - a world in which neither religion nor science is certain.
Mastering the CCNA gives you the comprehensive training of a traditional textbook combined with the portability, convenience and speed of audio. Our Mastering the CCNA audiobook is a fast and enjoyable new way to learn anywhere and pass your CCNA exam. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is among the most widely recognized and accepted IT certifications in the world.
Ladybird Times Tables Audio Collection: I'm Ready for Maths is an entertaining and engaging way for children to learn and practise their times tables. In line with current curriculum guidelines, all tables from 1-12 are covered in the order they are taught in school. Amusing and catchy songs in a range of musical styles help to make learning times tables enjoyable and fun.