Dreamland  Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep Book
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Dreamland Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep


  • Author : David K. Randall
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Date : 2012-08-13
  • Category : Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780393083934

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An engrossing examination of the science behind the little-known world of sleep. Like many of us, journalist David K. Randall never gave sleep much thought. That is, until he began sleepwalking. One midnight crash into a hallway wall sent him on an investigation into the strange science of sleep. In Dreamland, Randall explores the research that is investigating those dark hours that make up nearly a third of our lives. Taking readers from military battlefields to children’s bedrooms, Dreamland shows that sleep isn't as simple as it seems. Why did the results of one sleep study change the bookmakers’ odds for certain Monday Night Football games? Do women sleep differently than men? And if you happen to kill someone while you are sleepwalking, does that count as murder? This book is a tour of the often odd, sometimes disturbing, and always fascinating things that go on in the peculiar world of sleep. You’ll never look at your pillow the same way again.

Dreamland  Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep Book
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Dreamland Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep


  • Author : David K. Randall
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Date : 2012-08-13
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780393080209

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Examines the complex world of sleep and discusses whether or not women sleep differently than men and if killing someone while sleepwalking would count as murder.

The King and Queen of Malibu  The True Story of the Battle for Paradise Book

The King and Queen of Malibu The True Story of the Battle for Paradise


  • Author : David K. Randall
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Date : 2016-03-02
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780393292930

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"A true story of the battle for paradise…men and women fighting for a slice of earth like no other." —New York Times Book Review Frederick and May Rindge, the unlikely couple whose love story propelled Malibu’s transformation from an untamed ranch in the middle of nowhere to a paradise seeded with movie stars, are at the heart of this story of American grit and determinism. He was a Harvard-trained confidant of presidents; she was a poor Midwestern farmer’s daughter raised to be suspicious of the seasons. Yet the bond between them would shape history. The newly married couple reached Los Angeles in 1887 when it was still a frontier, and within a few years Frederick, the only heir to an immense Boston fortune, became one of the wealthiest men in the state. After his sudden death in 1905, May spent the next thirty years fighting off some of the most powerful men in the country—as well as fissures within her own family—to preserve Malibu as her private kingdom. Her struggle, one of the longest over land in California history, would culminate in a landmark Supreme Court decision and lead to the creation of the Pacific Coast Highway. The King and Queen of Malibu traces the path of one family as the country around them swept off the last vestiges of the Civil War and moved into what we would recognize as the modern age. The story of Malibu ranges from the halls of Harvard to the Old West in New Mexico to the beginnings of San Francisco’s counter culture amid the Gilded Age, and culminates in the glamour of early Hollywood—all during the brief sliver of history in which the advent of railroads and the automobile traversed a beckoning American frontier and anything seemed possible.

Black Death at the Golden Gate  The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague Book
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Black Death at the Golden Gate The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague


  • Author : David K. Randall
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Date : 2019-05-07
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780393609462

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A spine-chilling saga of virulent racism, human folly, and the ultimate triumph of scientific progress. For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn’t noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin—a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined Wong’s tissue for telltale bacteria. If the devastating disease was not contained, San Francisco would become the American epicenter of an outbreak that had already claimed ten million lives worldwide. To local press, railroad barons, and elected officials, such a possibility was inconceivable—or inconvenient. As they mounted a cover-up to obscure the threat, ending the career of one of the most brilliant scientists in the nation in the process, it fell to federal health officer Rupert Blue to save a city that refused to be rescued. Spearheading a relentless crusade for sanitation, Blue and his men patrolled the squalid streets of fast-growing San Francisco, examined gory black buboes, and dissected diseased rats that put the fate of the entire country at risk. In the tradition of Erik Larson and Steven Johnson, Randall spins a spellbinding account of Blue’s race to understand the disease and contain its spread—the only hope of saving San Francisco, and the nation, from a gruesome fate.

The Secret World of Sleep Book
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The Secret World of Sleep


  • Author : Penelope A. Lewis
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Date : 2013-08-27
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781137386977

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In recent years neuroscientists have uncovered the countless ways our brain trips us up in day-to-day life, from its propensity toward irrational thought to how our intuitions deceive us. The latest research on sleep, however, points in the opposite direction. Where old wives tales have long advised to "sleep on a problem," today scientists are discovering the truth behind these folk sayings,and how the busy brain radically improves our minds through sleep and dreams. In The Secret World of Sleep, neuroscientist Penny Lewis explores the latest research intothe nighttime brain to understand the real benefits of sleep. She shows how, while our body rests, the brain practices tasks it learned during the day, replays traumatic events to mollify them, and forges connections between distant concepts. By understanding the roles that the nocturnal brain plays in our waking life, we can improve the relationship between the two, and even boost creativity and become smarter. This is a fascinating exploration of one of the most surprising corners of neuroscience that shows how science may be able to harness the power of sleep to improve learning, health, and more.

The Froggies Do NOT Want to Sleep Book
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The Froggies Do NOT Want to Sleep


  • Author : Adam Gustavson
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Date : 2021-06-08
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9781632898395

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Prepare for a different kind of bedtime book--a zany, imaginative adventure to send your little froggies off to dreamland. Not since David Weisner's Tuesday have frogs had so much fun! Why go to bed when you can play the accordion, dance underwater ballet, and hold burping contests with strange alien lifeforms? For every kid who ever came up with an outlandish excuse for why it can't be bedtime yet, these froggies' antics will delight and entertain. Acclaimed illustrator Adam Gustavson's raucous authorial debut shows parents there's more than one way to do bedtime.

The Secret Life of Sleep Book
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The Secret Life of Sleep


  • Author : Kat Duff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2014-03-18
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781476753287

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Unlock the astonishing facts, myths, and benefits of one of the most endangered human resources—sleep. It has become increasingly clear that our sleep shapes who we are as much as, if not more than, we shape it. While most sleep research hasn’t ven­tured far beyond research labs and treatment clinics, The Secret Life of Sleep taps into the enormous reservoir of human experiences to illuminate the complexities of a world where sleep has become a dwindling resource. With a sense of infectious curiosity, award winning author Kat Duff mixes cutting-edge research with insightful narratives, surpris­ing insights, and timely questions to help us better understand what we’re losing before it’s too late. The Secret Life of Sleep tackles the full breadth of what sleep means to people the world over. Embark on an exploration of what lies behind and beyond our eyelids when we surrender to the secret life of sleep.

Dreamland Chronicles Book

Dreamland Chronicles


  • Author : Scott Christian Sava
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2010-08
  • Category : Dreams
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1600105998

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In what has to be the most exciting chapter in the award-winning Dreamland Chronicles series, Book 4 brings us full circle as Nicole and Daniel are drawn into the magic and adventure of Dreamland for the first time.

Waking Up to the Dark Book
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Waking Up to the Dark


  • Author : Clark Strand
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2015
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9780812997729

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Clark Strand, a former Zen Buddhist monk and senior editor at Tricyclemagazine, diagnoses the problems at the heart of modern life and offers inspiring insight into what sleeplessness is and why it is such a contemporary cultural phenomenon. But this is not just a book about sleeplessness; it is a ogospelo that will help readers in the contemporary world find their way back to being comfortable within darkness (and the Divine Feminine) and to find a deeper connection with their souls. Will include 8 to 10 illustrative prints.

Why We Sleep Book
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Why We Sleep


  • Author : Matthew Walker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2017-10-03
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9781501144318

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"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.

The Dreamer Book

The Dreamer


  • Author : E. J. Mellow
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2015-05-15
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 0996211470

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It's night. Always night. Dreams guard against the evil forged by nightmares. Infinite shooting stars illuminate a moonless sky. A city stands alone, surrounded by a darkened field. On its fringes, a man watches one star separate from the masses and fall. What survives the crash will unveil a secret centuries long hidden. Molly hasn't slept well since the night of her twenty-fourth birthday. Being struck by lightning might have something to do with it, but then again, her chicken did look a little undercooked at dinner. Whatever the culprit, her life quickly catapults from mundane to insane as, night after night, Molly is transported through her once dreamless sleep to a mysterious land illuminated by shooting stars. There she meets the captivating but frustrating Dev, and together they discover Molly possesses a power coveted by his people--the ability to conjure almost anything she desires into existence. Seduced by the possibilities of this gift, Molly shifts her attention from waking life toward the man, the magic, and the world found in her dreams. But Molly must ask herself--does something truly exist if you only see it when you close your eyes? Faced with the threat of losing everything--her job, best friend, boyfriend, and most importantly, that little thing called her sanity--Molly will learn just how far she'll go to uncover what is real and what is merely a figment of her imagination.

Liars and Outliers Book
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Liars and Outliers


  • Author : Bruce Schneier
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Date : 2012-01-27
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9781118239018

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In today's hyper-connected society, understanding the mechanisms of trust is crucial. Issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust. He shows the unique role of trust in facilitating and stabilizing human society. He discusses why and how trust has evolved, why it works the way it does, and the ways the information society is changing everything.

Second Sleep Book

Second Sleep


  • Author : Diane Stanley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Date : 2021-11-02
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 9780062658050

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The time by the lake is everything perfect about a childhood summer…and maybe it also holds the answers Max needs. Give this tender middle grade novel to readers who love the mystery, friendships, and touches of magic in novels by Rebecca Stead and Laurel Snyder! To get Max and Rosie’s minds off their mother’s mysterious disappearance, their grandmother, Mozelle, suggests that they visit the old log cabin where their mom spent her summers as a child. This is a place where, when it gets dark, you go to bed. But according to Mozelle, their mother had her happiest dreams during her nights at the lake. That first night, Max and Rosie travel in their dreams to an almost impossibly beautiful place where they meet a wonderful new group of friends. But was it really just a dream? Or is there something extraordinary and magical about this compound by the lake? As Max slowly grasps what is really going on, he wonders if he might have found the key to the mystery of his mother’s disappearance—and how to bring her safely home.

Reset Your Inner Clock Book

Reset Your Inner Clock


  • Author : Michael Terman Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2013-10-29
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780698148246

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An enlightened approach to insomnia, depressed mood, fatigue, and other sleep-related problems of everyday life, harnessing the power of light therapy to reset the natural clock. Sleep problems and depressed mood often go hand in hand, forming a frustrating cycle. Michael Terman, Ph.D., has devoted his career to studying the brain functions that feed these disorders. In Reset Your Inner Clock, Terman and Ian McMahan, Ph.D., reveal the heart of his findings, a powerful program that recalibrates our internal clocks—our exquisitely designed, natural sensitivity to the timing and brightness of light exposure. These delicate mechanisms are often decimated by the modern demands of a 24/7 lifestyle. Beginning with a questionnaire that pinpoints the problem areas, Terman helps readers decipher when their natural internal night begins and ends. The treatment process can then start, incorporating the power of natural light and, when necessary, supplemental light therapy. His approach has brought relief to thousands of sleep sufferers, as well as those burdened by bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, depression, sleep disorders due to around-the-clock work schedules, and other impediments to vibrant health. For the first time, his findings are now available for a general audience, sharing the essential elements of chronobiology in clear, authoritative, scientifically grounded chapters that are easy to apply to a variety of situations.

Sleep  A Very Short Introduction Book

Sleep A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Steven W. Lockley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Date : 2012-03-22
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9780199587858

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Explores sleep disorders, describes breakthroughs in the study of sleep, and considers the impact of modern society on it.