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    • Why We Sleep

    • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Discouraging for insomniacs

    • By Aviation buff on 11-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Brief History of Time

    • From Big Bang to Black Holes
    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and intelligible

    • By Anthony on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Origins

    • How the Earth Made Us
    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Periodic Tales

    • The Curious Lives of the Elements
    • By: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. Like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning. Here you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens and noble gases that light the way to vice. You'll learn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your coffin. You'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the Whitehouse in Washington, the glow of a streetlamp with the salt on your dinner table.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastically informative

    • By mat brown on 03-09-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Gastrophysics

    • The New Science of Eating
    • By: Charles Spence
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways and reveals the importance of all the off-the-plate elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the placing on the plate, the background music and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A foodie's must-read

    • By Alexandra on 27-05-17

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Confessions of a Male Nurse

    • By: Michael Alexander
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    From the people who brought you the bestselling Confessions of a GP. From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, young nurse Michael Alexander never really knew what he was getting himself into.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fresh and lovely

    • By Haden jonah rowling on 31-03-16

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Small Is Beautiful

    • A Study of Economics as If People Mattered
    • By: E. F. Schumacher
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oxford economist E. F. Schumacher provides an enlightening study of our economic system and its purpose, challenging the current state of excessive consumption in our society. Offering a crucial message for the modern world struggling to balance economic growth with the human costs of globalisation, Small Is Beautiful puts forward the revolutionary yet viable case for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations.  

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Homintern

    • How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World
    • By: Gregory Woods
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    In a hugely ambitious study that crosses continents, languages, and almost a century, Gregory Woods identifies the ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture. Extending from the trials of Oscar Wilde to the gay liberation era, this book examines a period in which increased visibility made acceptance of homosexuality one of the measures of modernity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you could choose a book to give to everyone...

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-06-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Social Brain

    • How Diversity Made The Modern Mind
    • By: Richard Crisp
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    A popular psychology audiobook from a respected social psychologist that argues how diversity has been important throughout the development of civilisation and why it is vital for our future. Is conflict caused by an inherently hostile human nature? Are efforts to promote peaceful coexistence fated to fail? Is the story of human history destined to play out a clash of civilisations, as tensions erupt and escalate around differences in race, religion, culture and ethnicity?

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Alien Landing

    • Beppe Grillo and the Advent of Dotcom Politics
    • By: John Hooper
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Direct democracy can no longer be thought of as something that belongs to the future.... This is the scarcely believable story of how, in just over three years, a political dotcom grew to become one of the most powerful forces in the affairs of a country of 60 million people. At the general election in Italy this year, Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement, which has its headquarters on a website, took a quarter of the vote - more than Silvio Berlusconi’s party.

    Regular price: £2.39