Presents a synthesis of the findings in biology and brain science, revealing a fundamental discovery: we are designed for sociability, constantly engaged in a 'neural ballet' that connects us brain-to-brain with those around us. This work explains the surprising accuracy of first impressions, the basis of charisma and emotional power, and more.
Is there a physics of society? Ranging from Hobbes and Adam Smith to traffic flow and market trading, and across economics, sociology and psychology, Ball shows how much we can understand of human behaviour when we cease trying to predict and analyse behaviour of individuals and look to the impact of millions of individual human decisions.
For nearly five years, he was known as the 'Darling Of Las Vegas'. Some said he was a Russian arms dealer, others a pop star from Eastern Europe. But the truth was even more unlikely: he was a twenty-one year old graduate student who had a plan that would one day make him richer than anyone could possibly imagine.
Including case histories and anecdotes, this book shows, among other things, how one Australian scientist convinced the world he'd discovered the cause of stomach ulcers by drinking a glass filled with bacteria, and how a gifted sports reporter got people to watch a football match by showing them the outside of the stadium.
Leads you through the perplexing questions of what it means to be a man or a woman in the twenty-first century. This manual to understanding your partner/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend draws on experiential and anecdotal evidence, as well as the scientific studies.
Climbers who court danger in the world's highest places risk far more than just their own skins. The author recounts climbers' stories of near-death experiences, and gives a voice to the families and loved ones of Chris Bonnington, Ed Viesturs, Anatoli Boukreev and Alex Lowe, amongst many other famous names.
Sooner or later, it happens to everyone: getting older. Some do it gracefully, others less so, but no one is immune to wrinkles and grey hair creeping up, seemingly overnight. Surely, something could be done about advancing age? Armed with potions, lotions and pills, this work sets out to investigate any and all anti-aging tricks out there.
The author asserts that people's lack of decisiveness, whether in respect of work, relationships, money or life in general, is attributable mainly to fear. She aims to help readers to get rid of faulty thinking, feel the fear and push through it to turn anger into love and indecision into action.
In The Dirty Game, investigative reporter and BBC Panorama presenter Andrew Jennings, who has been heralded around the world for his decade-long pursuit of this story, uncovers the eye-watering level of fraud and criminal activity at the heart of FIFA, which has been described as the biggest sporting scandal of the century.
From Blatter to Blazer, from bribery to embezzlement, Jennings reveals the key protagonists, crimes and evidence he handed to the FBI which led to the arrests of FIFA executive and the resignation of Sepp Blatter. Written in a gripping narrative, and based on years of research and never-before-seen documents, this is the definitive portrait of the downfall of FIFA, and the men who stole football.