Bubble Wrap for the Mind: Chuck Hoyle
The Bubble Wrap Boy: Phil Earle
Ingenious Patents:Bubble Wrap, Barbed Wire, Bionic Eyes, and Other Pioneering Inventions Black Dog & Leventhal Ben Ikenson, Jay Bennett
George Mahood had a nice, easy, comfortable life. He had a job, a house, a wife, and kids. But something was missing. He was stuck in a routine of working, changing nappies, and cleaning up cat sick. He felt like he was missing out on a lot of what the world had to offer. He then discovered that it was Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was National Curmudgeon Day, and the day after that was Inane Answering Machine Message Day. In fact, the calendar is full of these quirky, weird, and wonderful events. He realized that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing that they were important enough to warrant their own official day. Surely he should therefore be more appreciative of their existence? So he decided to try and celebrate them all. As you do. He hoped that at the end of the challenge he would be transformed into a happier, more intelligent and more content person. Follow George on his hilarious, life-changing adventure as he tries to balance his normal life with a wealth of new experiences, people, facts, and ridiculous situations. It´s a rip-roaring, life-affirming, roller coaster of a ride, where every day is a holiday. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Elliott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068526/bk_acx0_068526_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on the award-winning 10-million-plus-hit blog 1000 Awesome Things, The Book of Awesome is an international bestselling high five for humanity and a big celebration of life´s little moments. Sometimes it´s easy to forget the things that make us smile. With a 24/7 news cycle reporting that the polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes are swirling in the seas, wars are heating up around the world, and the job market is in a deep freeze, it´s tempting to feel that the world is falling apart. But awesome things are all around us, like: ? Popping Bubble Wrap ? Wearing underwear just out of the dryer ? Fixing electronics by smacking them ? Getting called up to the dinner buffet first at a wedding ? Watching The Price Is Right when you´re home sick ? Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row ? Waking up and realizing it´s Saturday The Book of Awesome reminds us that the best things in life are free (yes, your grandma was right). With laugh-out-loud observations from award-winning comedy writer Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome is filled with smile-inducing moments on every page that make you feel like a kid looking at the world for the first time. Read it and you´ll remember all the things there are to feel good about. A New York Times Bestseller ? USA Today Bestseller ? Globe and Mail Bestseller ? Toronto Star Bestseller ? Vancouver Sun Bestseller ? Macleans Bestseller ? Winner of the Forest of Reading Award
Each of us has a protected zone two or three feet wide, swelling around the head and narrowing toward the feet. This zone isn´t fixed in size: If you´re nervous, it grows; if you´re relaxed, it shrinks. It also depends on your cultural upbringing. Personal space is small in Japan and large in Australia. This safety zone, called personal space, provides an invisible spatial scaffold that frames our social interactions. As Michael Graziano argues in The Spaces Between Us, it also organizes our social and emotional spacing, influences our facial expressions, and shapes our interactions with everyday objects including tools, furniture, and clothing. Even ordinary actions like walking are informed by a continuous under-the-surface calculation of threats and obstacles around the body - what Graziano calls a virtual Bubble Wrap of active neurons that fire and move us to action, even before we may be conscious of our course corrections in real time. Humans evolved a complex way of interacting with others and their environment, and The Spaces Between Us looks at how this infrastructure may have led to the first smile and to a host of other human activities, from tool use to courtship to a sense of self. The book concludes with a case study of Graziano´s son, who had heartbreaking difficulties developing a functioning personal space. Written with poignant narrative clarity, the book makes the case for the interested scientific public that this system in the brain is more than a fascinating scientific topic: It´s deeply personal and shapes our human nature. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David de Vries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032938/bk_adbl_032938_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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