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Eats, Shoots and Leaves
£8.99 £6.79
Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens. We all had the basic rules of punctuation drilled into us at school, but punctuation pedants have good reason to suspect they never sank in. 'Its Summer!' screams a sign that sets our teeth on edge. 'Pansy's ready', we learn to our considerable interest ('Is she?') as we browse among the bedding plants. It is not only the rules of punctuation that have come under attack but also a sense of why they matter. In this runaway bestseller, Lynne Truss takes the fight to emoticons and greengrocers' apostrophes with a war cry of 'Sticklers unite!'
Waterstones
Spooks: Series 5
£6.44
Spooks: Series 5
MI5 supremo Harry Pearce and team leader Adam Carter soon begin to suspect that rogue members of the British 'Establishment' may themselves be sabotaging the very system they sought to uphold in order to bring about a radical change of government... The growing crisis necessitates that the team work closely with head-strong, high-flying MI6 agent Ros Myers, who soon makes her presence felt on The Grid and instantly generates an undeniable spark with Adam. Featuring all 10 episodes from series 5 of the hit BBC drama.
Play.com
Spooks: Series 4
£12.94
Spooks: Series 4
MI5; not 9 to 5! The stakes are higher than ever for Adam, Harry and the team as a series of terrorist attacks and political cover-ups threaten national security on an unprecedented scale. Packed with classic Spooks intrigue, Series 4 features all ten episodes plus a host of never before seen special features, shot exclusively for the DVD. Series 4 is released just before the new TV broadcast in September. So make sure you pre-order your copy now to see all ten episodes in time for Series 5!
Play.com
The Upside of Irrationality
£9.99
The Upside of Irrationality
Behavioral economist and New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely returns to offer a much-needed take on the irrational decisions that influence our dating lives, our workplace experiences, and our general behaviour, up close and personal. In The Upside of Irrationality, behavioral economist Dan Ariely will explore the many ways in which our behaviour often leads us astray in terms of our romantic relationships, our experiences in the workplace, and our temptations to cheat. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities. Among the topics Dan explores are: * What we think will make us happy and what really makes us happy; * How we learn to love the ones we are with; * Why online dating doesn't work, and how we can improve on it; * Why learning more about people make us like them less; * Why large bonuses can make CEOs less productive; * How to really motivate people at work; * Why bad directions can help us; * How we fall in love with our ideas; * How we are motivated by revenge; and * What motivates us to cheat. Drawing on the same experimental methods that made Predictably Irrational such a hit, Dan will emphasize the important role that irrationality plays in our day-to-day decisionmaking-not just in our financial marketplace, but in the most hidden aspects of our lives.
Waterstones
Predictably Irrational
£8.99
Predictably Irrational
Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can't? If an item is "free" it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn't be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding book, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behaviour, demonstrating how irrationality often supplants rational thought and that the reason for this is embedded in the very structure of our minds. Predicatably Irrational brilliantly blends everyday experiences with a series of illuminating and often surprising experiments, that will change your understanding of human behaviour. And, by recognising these patterns, Ariely shows that we can make better decisions in business, in matters of collective welfare, and in our everyday lives from drinking coffee to losing weight, buying a car to choosing a romantic partner.
Waterstones
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo DVD
£19.00 £12.00
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo DVD
A discredited journalist (Daniel Craig) and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40 yearold murder in this David Fincherdirected remake of the 2009 Swedish thriller of the same name. Inspired by late author Stieg Larssons successful trilogy of books THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO gets under way as the two leads (Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara) are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper they dig for the truth however the greater the risk of being buried alive by members of the family who will go to great lengths to keep their secrets tightly sealed. Certificate 18 1 disc.
very.co.uk
Outliers
£9.99
Outliers
Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary?In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined.He reveals that it's as much about where we're from and what we do, as who we are - and that no one, not even a genius, ever makes it alone. Outliers will change the way you think about your own life story, and about what makes us all unique.'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' Guardian'Malcolm Gladwell is a global phenomenon ... he has a genius for making everything he writes seem like an impossible adventure' Observer'He is the best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times
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