Matt Ridley, acclaimed author of the classics 'Genome' and 'Nature via Nurture', turns from investigating human nature to investigating human progress. In 'The Rational Optimist' Ridley offers a counterblast to the prevailing pessimism of our age, and proves, however much we like to think to the contrary, that things are getting better.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Transform your life using the Bullet Journal Method, the revolutionary organisational system and worldwide phenomenon. The Bullet Journal Method will undoubtedly transform your life, in more ways than you can imagine'' Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning In his long-awaited first book, Ryder Carroll, the creator of the enormously popular Bullet Journal organisational system, explains how to use his method to: - TRACK YOUR PAST : using nothing more than a pen and paper, create a clear, comprehensive, and organised record of your thoughts and goals. - ORDER YOUR PRESENT : find daily calm by prioritising and minimising your workload and tackling your to-do list in a more mindful and productive way. - PLAN YOUR FUTURE : establish and appraise your short-term and long-term goals, plan more complex projects simply and effectively, and live your life with meaning and purpose. Like many of us, Ryder Carroll tried everything to get organised - countless apps, systems, planners, you name it. Nothing really worked. Then he invented his own simple system that required only pen and paper, which he found both effective and calming. He shared his method with a few friends, and before long he had a worldwide viral movement. Hundreds of thousands of Bullet Journal fans now spread the word and read Ryder''s blog and newsletter. The system combines elements of a wishlist, a to-do list, and a diary. It makes it easy to get thoughts out of your head (an unreliable witness) and onto paper, to see them clearly and decide what to do about them. It helps you identify what matters, and set goals accordingly. By breaking long-term goals into small actionable steps, users map out an approachable path towards continual improvement, allowing them to stay focused despite the crush of incoming demands. But this is much more than a time management book. It''s also a manifesto for what Ryder calls "intentional living": making sure that your beliefs and actions align. Even if you already use a Bullet Journal, this book gives you new exercises to become more calm and focused, new insights on how to prioritise well, and a new awareness of the power of analogue tools in a digital world.
Lors des grands voyages d'exploration du XVIIIe siècle, les mauvaises estimations de la longitude, dues à la faible qualité des chronomètres de marine, furent la cause de bien des naufrages.
Savants célèbres et techniciens émérites proposèrent quantité de méthodes sophistiquées pour résoudre ce problème. Pourtant, l'histoire des sciences ayant parfois des allures de roman, c'est un humble horloger, John Harrison, qui trouva la solution. Il construisit le premier chronomètre résistant à la houle du grand large mais dut faire face à l'animosité du milieu scientifique et à la mauvaise foi des représentants de l'Empire britannique.
Une incroyable histoire dont tous les fils politiques, scientifiques ou académiques sont ici brillamment dénoués.
'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.
Is pleasure selfish and are we selfish to pursue it, scientifically speaking?
Galileo is seen as one of the greatest scientists ever. Little is known of his illegitimate daughter, Virginia. As a nun, she wrote 120 letters to her father from 1623 to her death from exposure and malnutrition ten years later. This text investigates the father-daughter relationship.
The true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse - Seabiscuit - that symbolised a pivotal moment in American history, as the 20th century's greatest nation found the courage to bet on itself to win against the odds.
From the most famous mathematician in Britain comes the ultimate handikit to mathematics. From hopscotch to Wayne Rooney with lots and lots of games to play, The Number Mysteries shows why mathematics really is at the heart of everything we do.