Knowledge is Beautiful: David McCandless
Knowledge is Beautiful:A Visual Miscellaneum of Compelling Information David McCandless
The immune system holds the key to human health. In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Professor Daniel Davis describes the scientific quest to understand how it works - and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind - and explains how this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and well-being. The body´s ability to fight disease and heal itself is one of the great mysteries and marvels of nature. But within the last few years painstaking research has resulted in major advances in our understanding of this breathtakingly beautiful inner world: a vast and intricate network of specialist cells, regulatory proteins and dedicated genes that are continually protecting our bodies. Far more powerful than any medicine ever invented, it also plays a crucial role in our daily lives. Already we have found ways to harness these natural defences to create breakthrough drugs and so-called immunotherapies that help us fight cancer, diabetes, arthritis and many age-related diseases, and we are starting to understand whether or not activities such as mindfulness might play a role in enhancing our physical resilience. Written by an expert at the forefront of this adventure, The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, of lives sacrificed and saved, introducing the listener to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jot Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003712/bk_rhuk_003712_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Stephen Marche is the author of How Shakespeare Changed Everything. He tells Anne Strainchamps why he thinks Shakespeare is the most important figure in history. Next, Novelist Arthur Phillips is the author of The Tragedy of Arthur. The book tells the story of a fictional character, also named Arthur Phillips, whose family finds a lost Shakespeare play.Then, David Orr says modern poetry shouldn´t intimidate us. He´s the author of Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry.Finally, Oscar Hijuelos is the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature for his book The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. His memoir is called Thoughts Without Cigarettes. [Broadcast Date: June 29, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120629/rt_tbon_120629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maybe it was a viral pandemic or an asteroid strike or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended, and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes that support our lives, as well as the beautiful fundamentals of science that enable you to relearn things for yourself. The Knowledge is a journey of discovery, a book which explains everything you need to know about everything. This is a quickstart guide for rebooting civilisation which will transform your understanding of the world - and help you prepare for when it’s no longer here...http://the-knowledge.org/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002063/bk_rhuk_002063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Use the power of creative thinking to become more attractive with a makeover of your mind! It doesn´t need a high IQ, or reams of knowledge, or a great personality. All it needs is creativity, imagination and empathy - all techniques that anyone can learn. Here Edward de Bono, world-famous for changing the way people think, shows you in a clear, practical language how to impress people with simple conversational tactics. Want to be irresistable? Then follow de Bono´s advice: you won´t believe how much it can revolutionise your life until you do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Humphrey Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000426/bk_rhuk_000426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the international best-selling author of Lateral Thinking and Six Thinking Hats. Use the power of creative thinking to become more attractive with a makeover for your mind! It doesn´t take a high IQ, or reams of knowledge, or a great personality. All it takes is creativity, imagination, and empathy - all techniques that anyone can learn. Here Edward de Bono, world-famous for changing the way people think, shows you in clear, practical language how to impress people with simple conversational tactics. Want to be irresistible? Then follow de Bono´s advice: you won´t believe how much it can revolutionize your life until you do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Humphrey Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/000737/bk_boli_000737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, David Weinberger from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society says in this digital age, knowledge lies in the links between data and info. That´s why he thinks the web is a more accurate reflection of human knowledge than print media could ever be. He talks with Steve Paulson about information overload, filter failure, and a new age of expertise.Next, Steve Paulson works in a rabbit´s warren of books. Producer Sara Nics sat down with him to talk about his hunger for knowledge, and the relationship between ideas, information and data. Then, David Seigel says the answer to questions about how to safeguard our personal data online is simple... put all of your information online. But put it in one place, and give businesses, doctors, schools, employers and others selective access to it. And most importantly, rather than giving out our personal data to dozens of websites, we should keep it all in ´´personal data lockers.´´After that, Aleph Molinari says the 70 percent of the global population who do not have access to digital technology are not being empowered to be educated, global citizens. In attempt to overcome the digital and knowledge divides in Mexico, he founded Fundacion Proacceso. He tells Anne Strainchamps, through education centers in cities around the country, they´re helping people get plugged in to the web-y world. Following that, from connecting cries for help and first responders following the earthquake in Haiti, to election monitoring in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ushahidi is helping people use simple cell phones to share information - even if they don´t have a web connection. Finally, David McCandless used to be a regular journalist. Until he was sketching out how to tell a story and realised that his drawing illustrated the story better than any text article could. Since then, he´s been working as a data journalist, making beautiful sense out of enormous data sets. [Broadcast Date: Janu 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130118/rt_tbon_130118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is there anything science won´t tackle? The latest question neuroscientists are taking on is, ´´What makes something beautiful?´´ We´re checking in with scientists, philosophers and artists in this hour. [Broadcast Date: October 31, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/141031/rt_tbon_141031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.