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Why We Sleep By Matthew Walker

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Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty first century society with devastating consequences every major disease in the developed world Alzheimer s cancer obesity diabetes has very strong causal links to deficient sleep Until very recently science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it served or why its absence is so damaging to our health Compared to the other basic drives in life eating drinking and reproducing the purpose of sleep remained elusive Now in this book the first of its kind written by a scientific expert Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies Why We Sleep delves in to everything from what really happens during REM sleep to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime transforming our appreciation of the extraordinary phenomenon that safeguards our existence

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    Traditional accounts of the making of the modern world afford a place of primacy to European history. Some credit the fifteenth-century Age of Discovery and the maritime connection it established between West and East; others the accidental unearthing of the “New World.” Still others point to the development of the scientific method, or the spread of Judeo-Christian beliefs; and so on, ad infinitum. The history of Africa, by contrast, has long been relegated to the remote outskirts of our global story. What if, instead, we put Africa and Africans at the very center of our thinking about the origins of modernity?

    In a sweeping narrative spanning more than six centuries, Howard W. French does just that, for Born in Blackness vitally reframes the story of medieval and emerging Africa, demonstrating how the economic ascendancy of Europe, the anchoring of democracy in the West, and the fulfillment of so-called Enlightenment ideals all grew out of Europe’s dehumanizing engagement with the “dark” continent. In fact, French reveals, the first impetus for the Age of Discovery was not—as we are so often told, even today—Europe’s yearning for ties with Asia, but rather its centuries-old desire to forge a trade in gold with legendarily rich Black societies sequestered away in the heart of West Africa.

    Creating a historical narrative that begins with the commencement of commercial relations between Portugal and Africa in the fifteenth century and ends with the onset of World War II, Born in Blacknessinterweaves precise historical detail with poignant, personal reportage. In so doing, it dramatically retrieves the lives of major African historical figures, from the unimaginably rich medieval emperors who traded with the Near East and beyond, to the Kongo sovereigns who heroically battled seventeenth-century European powers, to the ex-slaves who liberated Haitians from bondage and profoundly altered the course of American history.

    While French cogently demonstrates the centrality of Africa to the rise of the modern world, Born in Blackness becomes, at the same time, a far more significant narrative, one that reveals a long-concealed history of trivialization and, more often, elision in depictions of African history throughout the last five hundred years. As French shows, the achievements of sovereign African nations and their now-far-flung peoples have time and again been etiolated and deliberately erased from modern history. As the West ascended, their stories—siloed and piecemeal—were swept into secluded corners, thus setting the stage for the hagiographic “rise of the West” theories that have endured to this day.

    “Capacious and compelling” (Laurent Dubois), Born in Blackness is epic history on the grand scale. In the lofty tradition of bold, revisionist narratives, it reframes the story of gold and tobacco, sugar and cotton—and of the greatest “commodity” of them all, the twelve million people who were brought in chains from Africa to the “New World,” whose reclaimed lives shed a harsh light on our present world.

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    ‘The writer in whose company the prison walls fell down’ Nelson Mandela

    ‘A great book, that bespeaks a great, brave, kind, human spirit’ John Updike

    With an Introduction by Biyi Bandele

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  • Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches . . .

    • The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
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    This third book in John Maxwell’s Laws series (following the 2-million seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork) will help you become a lifelong learner whose potential keeps increasing and never gets “used up.” 

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    My Life in Prison is the third novel in John Kiriamiti’s Kenyan crime fiction series, following My Life as a Criminal, and My Life with a Criminal: Milly’s Story. This series is loosely based on Kiriamiti’s experiences as a young criminal in Nairobi, and was written mainly whilst he was in prison for robbery.

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