The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
By Steven Novella
'A fantastic compendium of skeptical thinking and the perfect primer for anyone who wants to separate fact from fiction.' Richard Wiseman, author 59 Seconds'Thorough, informative, and enlightening... If this book does not become required reading for us all, we may well see modern civilization unravel before our eyes.' Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of Astrophysics for People in a HurryIn this tie-in to their popular 'The Skeptics Guide to the Universe' podcast, Steven Novella, along with 'Skeptical Rogues' Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella and Evan Bernstein explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies and conspiracy theories (anti-vaccines, homeopathy, UFO sightings, and many more.) They'll help us try to make sense of what seems like an increasingly crazy world using powerful tools like science and philosophy. The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is your guide through this maze of modern life. It covers essential critical thinking skills, as well as giving insight into how your brain works and how to avoid common pitfalls in thinking. They discuss the difference between science and pseudoscience, how to recognize common science news tropes, how to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy colleague of yours, and how to apply all of this to everyday life.As fascinating as it is entertaining, this page turner is your essential guide to seeing through the fake news and media manipulation in our increasingly confusing world.
Step By Step
By Simon Reeve
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Award 'My goodness, it is brilliant. Searingly honest, warm, bursting with humanity. Such brave and inspiring writing.' Kate Humble'I couldn't put it down, literally couldn't put it down... A cracking autobiography. It's so diverse, it's beautifully written. It's a real page-turner...The best autobiography of anyone under 50 I've ever read.' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2'[Simon] begins to fill in the gaps in his life story that until recently he has never publicly revealed.' TelegraphPRAISE FOR SIMON REEVE'TV's most interesting globetrotter' Independent'The craziest (or bravest) man on TV' Mail on Sunday'Like all the best travellers, Reeve carries out his investigations with infectious relish, and in the realisation that trying to understand the country you're in is not just fascinating, but also hugely enjoyable' Daily Telegraph'Simon might just be the best tour guide in the world' The Sun* * * * * * * * *In TV adventurer Simon Reeve's bestselling memoir he describes how he has journeyed across epic landscapes, dodged bullets on frontlines, walked through minefields and been detained for spying by the KGB. His travels have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. In this revelatory account of his life Simon gives the full story behind some of his favourite expeditions, and traces his own inspiring personal journey back to leaving school without qualifications, teetering on a bridge, and then overcoming his challenges by climbing to a 'Lost Valley' and changing his life ... step by step.
Stay the Path
By Bobbie Houston
God calls all women to some level of leadership. Yet seeing yourself as a leader, discerning what one is meant to do, and navigating one's role as a woman and leader can be a challenging task. Drawing on the wisdom of 40 years of ministry, Bobbie Houston helps all women to discover their specific purpose and divine calling in STAY THE PATH. She shares the truths and experiences that have kept her and her husband, Brian Houston, on course, on point and focused on the path before them. Readers will be able to recognise and believe in their unique gifts. Packed with personal stories, helpful advice and leadership strategies for women, this book will challenge readers to claim their God-given potential and lead with confidence, poise, and grace.
The Secrets of Saving and Investing with Alvin Hall
By Alvin Hall
The most popular question Alvin Hall is asked is 'where does my money go?'. In this quick and straightforward mini-guide, Alvin helps everyone get their finances in order by exploring the fundamentals of savings and investments. Helping you to reverse that 'spend first, save later' impulse, Alvin beats a clear pathway through the financial maze of saving and investing, and provides a practical understanding of how to make the most of your personal finances.This is an easy-to-follow advice for a brighter, sounder financial future.
Stress: All That Matters
By Michael Hyland
Bodies can suffer stress even when a person is happy. Find out about the stresses you know about, the ones you don't, how they affect your body, how they make you ill, and what to do about it.In some cultures the concept of stress doesn't exist. But people in those cultures still experience stress. What is stress, how can we understand it, and how can we strip away the myths that surround it? These are the questions that leading health psychologist Michael E. Hyland addresses in Stress: All That Matters. He explains, among other things: - Why some get more stressed than others - How stress causes disease - Relaxation techniques that reduce stress- The place of stress in the story of human evolution and in society today. This is a rigorous yet compassionate introduction which will resonate with anyone experiencing the pressures of the twenty-first century.
The Sixty Minute Grandparent
By Rob Parsons
'If you have children, buy this book for your parents now. If you are a grandparent, don't go near your grandchildren until you have read it!' Rosemary ConleyThere are many different kinds of grandparents - tired-out or over-eager, super-involved or unsure how to help, unwilling or ever-ready. In this simple book Rob Parsons will help you reach the common aspiration: to be the best grandparent that you can possibly be.- The baby stage: helping out without interfering - How to help your own children find their way as parents- Loving your grandchildren without spoiling them- When to intervene, and when to keep out of it- Finding your place within a blended family- Becoming invaluable (rather than insufferable) to your daughter-in-law
Space Exploration: All That Matters
By David Ashford
Sustainability: All That Matters
By Chris Goodall
Building a sustainable society is perhaps the greatest test that the world has ever faced. Prosperity has been created by ruthless and ill-disciplined mining of the world's resources, compounded by a cavalier disregard for the implications of pollution from industrial and agricultural processes. Today's generation has borrowed from the future by grabbing prosperity now and imposing the cost on the next generation. In this startling and informative book, which will appeal to both students and general readers, award-winning writer Chris Goodall provides a coherent new explanation of what sustainability actually is. Goodall then goes onto explore nine key sustainability challenges, applying the theory of sustainability to look at food, travel, clothing, electricity, heating and cooling, paper and cardboard, construction, consumer electronics, and air travel.
Sustainability: All That Matters
By Chris Goodall
Sustainability: All That Matters, by award-winning writer and campaigner Chris Goodall argues that building a sustainable society is perhaps the greatest test that the world has ever faced. Today's generation has borrowed from the future by grabbing prosperity now and imposing the cost on the next generation.In this startling and informative book, which will appeal to both students and general readers, Goodall provides the first coherent new explanation of what sustainability actually is. Goodall then goes onto explore nine key sustainability challenges, applying the theory of sustainability to look at food, travel, clothing, electricity, heating and cooling, paper and cardboard, construction, consumer electronics, and air travel.This accessible and concise book will appeal to both students and general readers, giving a challenging and thought-provoking introduction to sustainability - and what matters most about it.
The Stock Market Explained
By Alvin Hall
Whether you are saving for a particular goal, planning towards retirement or simply maximising your capital, financial guru Alvin Hall helps you to:Make more informed choices about your investments.Learn basic analysis techniques to minimize risk and maximize reward.Understand your own risk tolerance and find an investment style that suits your personality and circumstances.Investing in the stock market can be a complex business, but with practical examples and clear definitions, Alvin makes it a highly accessible one, regardless of your investment experience.Providing easy comparisons of the features, benefits, rewards and risks among the three different asset classes, this is the ultimate guide to feeling more comfortable (and smarter) about your investment decisions.
Statistics: Bullet Guides
By Alan Graham
What's in this book?Open this book and you will...- Analyse data confidently- Interpret figures accurately- Understand modelling- Solve statistical problemsLearn about Statistics:- Background maths skills- Summarizing data- Graphing data- Choosing a sample- Linear regression- Correlation- Basic probability- Significance testingWhat are Bullet Guides?The answers you need - now.Clear and concise guides in a portable format. Information is displayed in an easy-to-read layout with helpful images and tables. Bullet Guides include all you need to know about a subject in a nutshell. Get right to the point without wading through loads of unnecessary information.
Start Your Own Business: Flash
By Vera Hughes, David Weller
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Start Your Own Business is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to getting your business off the ground.. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover how to give a new business the best chance of success. TURN PASSION INTO PROFIT BALANCE WORK AND HOME LIFE GET ORGANIZED MANAGE FINANCES ENJOY INDEPENDENCE
Successful Self-motivation: Flash
By Frances Coombes
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Successful Self-motivation helps you to learn how to motivate yourself and be motivating to others. In just 96 pages, Successful Self-motivation will improve your insight, boost your creativity and create the circumstances for success.
Small Business Accounting Made Simple: Flash
By Andy Lymer
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Small Business Accounting Made Easy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to the art of managing your business books and accounts. In just 96 pages, Small Business Accounting assumes that you know nothing at all about business records and accounts and gives a system for business owners who want a simple, easy and, above all, quick system of book keeping.
Speed Reading: Flash
By Tina Konstant
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Speed Reading is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to effective reading and memory techniques, including a five-step strategy that will enable you to read any non-fiction material easily . In just 96 pages, Speed Reading will liberate you and your time.
The Sixty Minute Father
By Rob Parsons
THE SIXTY MINUTE FATHER sets goals to help every father ensure that he doesn't miss out on the greatest opportunity of his life. His advice includes: Put dates in your diary that are important for your children; talk to your baby as if she understands every word; if you have to be away write your children a letter; tell them how you spend your day.This is a book for fathers that every mother will want to read!
Save and Invest with Alvin Hall
By Alvin Hall
Why save? Life is short and there's always something tempting to buy now. In this essential guide to the why-tos and how-tos of saving and investing, Alvin Hall shows how saving can be liberating, not a chore. In his typically no-nonsense style, Alvin covers: setting personal targets and catching the saving habit; where to save - banks, building societies, ISAs and money market funds; can you afford to invest?, and understanding the risk factor and spreading your risk. If you know you need to save but haven't quite got started, or are wondering whether to take the plunge and invest, "Save and Invest" can help you make the right decisions to get your finances on track.
By Jo Frost
Jo Frost, a.k.a SUPERNANNY, is the answer to every stressed parent's dreams. In Channel 4's prime time series Jo works miracles on unruly children, by dispensing tough love, no-nonsense rules and reassuring us that parents do know best. The SUPERNANNY method gives parents the know-how to tackle any problem area, be it mealtime, bathtime, bedtime, bedwetting, homework, sibling rivalry, aggressive behaviour or a child who just won't do what he or she is told. In an era where parents are bombarded with conflicting or guilt-laden messages at every turn, and sometimes obey their kids' commands rather than the other way around, this is an upbeat, back-to-basics approach to restoring harmony and authority in the home.Jo has a magical way with children, but her methods are simple and can and do work for anyone: regular routine, consistency, verbal warnings, time out after misbehaviour, and rewarding good behaviour with lots of attention. And of course there's Jo's hallmark - the famous naughty step. So whether your ten-month-old won't sleep through the night, or your two-year-old is out of control, Jo knows what to do and can show you how to do it. For anyone who doesn't feel in charge at home, this is a godsend of a book full of brilliantly commonsense advice - the only parenting book you'll ever want.
The Spirited Business
By Georgeanne Lamont
This book gives you:Inside stories of a range of soul-friendly companiesInsight into the secrets of their successPractical, everyday examples of spirit at work in today's business worldIdeas on how to translate this into your own workplaceStrategies and tools to create a soul-friendly enviroment12 principles and a tried and tested model to guide youA 21 -day programme to transform your workplace and improve the bottom line through a soul-centered approachTHE SPIRITED BUSINESS shows you how to create a working environment where the human spirit, and therefore the business, can thrive.