Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K. Randall

By David K. Randall

An engrossing exam of the technology at the back of the little-known global of sleep.

Like many folks, journalist David okay. Randall by no means gave sleep a lot concept. that's, until eventually he begun sleepwalking. One nighttime crash right into a hallway wall despatched him on an research into the unusual technological know-how of sleep.

In Dreamland, Randall explores the learn that's investigating these darkish hours that make up approximately a 3rd of our lives. Taking readers from army battlefields to children’s bedrooms, Dreamland exhibits that sleep isn't so simple as it kind of feels. Why did the result of one sleep examine switch the bookmakers’ odds for yes Monday evening soccer video games? Do ladies sleep in a different way than males? And if you kill anyone while you're sleepwalking, does that count number as murder?

This e-book is a journey of the usually extraordinary, occasionally stressful, and regularly interesting issues that pass on within the atypical international of sleep. You’ll by no means examine your pillow a similar means again.
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25 Garnier E. (2010b) Les dérangements du temps, 500 ans de chaud et de froid en Europe, La Houille Blanche, 4, 26–42. , ed. (2010c) Historical Report about the Xynthia Storm for the French Parliament (4 July 2010). Garnier E. , eds (2010) Climat et Révolutions Autour du ournal du Négociant Jacob Lambertz (1733–1813), Saintes, Le Croˆıt vif Saintes, pp. 132–134. Garnier E. and Surville F. (2011) La Tempête Xynthia Face à l’Histoire. Submersions et Tsunamis sur les Littoraux Français du Moyen Age à Nos Jours, Le Croˆıt vif,, Saintes, 174 pp.

M. 1 STRENGTHENED RESILIENCE FROM HISTORIC EXPERIENCE In 1630 the government had commissioned the Dutch engineer Jan Adriaansz Leeghwater to restore and strengthen the coastal defence system. These four years of expensive work could not resist the violence of the sea which destroyed the defences in only a few hours. At Eiderstedt, in the southern part of the island of Nordstrand, about 2000 inhabitants died in spite of the protection provided by dykes 6 m in height. 30 m above ground level. To help reduce contemporary vulnerability, it is carefully protected and maintained to transmit to new generations the memory of the risk.

The Atlantic coast affected by Xynthia in 2010 is today perfectly known thanks to in-depth research (Garnier, 2010c; Garnier and Surville, 2011). 3) contradict the idea that the storm of February 2010 was a totally new hazard in France for centuries. With 63 events distributed on the Mediterranean, Norman and Atlantic coasts, surges are unmistakably phenomena of historical durability even if, effectively, they were not necessarily as severe as Xynthia. 7 shows all the risks of surges counted in archives for the littoral portion between the estuary of the Gironde and that of the Loire during 1500–2010.

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