Encompassing a grand sweep of knowledge in a bite-sized format, this book will take you on a journey of intellectual discovery and intelligent time-wasting. Featuring a foreword by Jane Garvey, the award-winning British radio presenter and co-founder of podcast series Fortunately, The Book of 4 Minute Reads is a fascinating compendium of big, modern ideas written by an array of experts. Also included are timed essays on a diverse range of subjects from philosophy, literature and history, to technology, science and sport. From the seven toughest plants in the world and why they can survive in harsh climates, and why teenagers need to be given a break (and how their brains are influenced by hormones), to what the great voices of literature (Chaucer, Jane Austen and others) would ask their voice command devices; and how where you live got its name, this is the ultimate quick read for those who are eager to indulge their intellectual curiosity.
Author : BBC Radio 4 Release : 2020-09 Publisher : Cassell Illustrated ISBN : 9781788402095 File Size : 61.39 MB Format : PDF, Docs Download : 354 Read : 538