Charles Spencer

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Osobní nasazení


Zápletka napínavé detektivky se točí kolem brutálního zabití call girl Sophie. Její smrt se snaží rozluštit novinář Will Benson, který také využil jejích služeb. S pátráním musí začít mezi prominentními zákazníky, ale pachatele odhalí překvapivě ve svém nejbližším okolí. Předává ho policii, ale ještě předtím z něj dostává nejen motiv vraždy, ale i pravdu o zaměření svého zaměstnavatele, pro kterého bylo vydávání erotických časopisů jen zástěrkou daleko lukrativnější produkce. Nový detektivní román britského spisovatele Charlese Spencera nabízí vedle napínavého děje také inteligentní zábavu a milovníky detektivního žánru jistě příjemně překvapí. Přeložil Petr Guth.
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Gastrophysics


Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? Why are 27% of drinks bought on aeroplanes tomato juice? How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which the pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways, and reveals the importance of all the 'off-the-plate' elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the placing on the plate, the background music and much more. Whether dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we're tasting and influence what others experience. Mealtimes will genuinely never be the same again.
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Gastrophysics


A ground-breaking book by the world-leading expert in sensory science: Freakonomics for food 'Popular science at its best' - Daniel Levitin Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? Why are 27% of drinks bought on aeroplanes tomato juice? How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which the pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways, and reveals the importance of all the 'off-the-plate' elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the placing on the plate, the background music and much more. Whether dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we're tasting and influence what others experience. Mealtimes will genuinely never be the same again. 'Truly accessible, entertaining and informative. On every page there are ideas to set you thinking and widen your horizons' - Heston Blumenthal, OBE 'His delight in weird food facts is infectious...fascinating' - James McConnachie, Sunday Times 'Gastrophysics is packed with such tasty factual morsels that could be served up at dinner parties. If Spence can percolate all these factual morsels to the mainstream, the benefits to all of us would be obvious' - Nick Curtis, Daily Telegraph 'Spence allows people to appreciate the multisensory experience of eating' - New Yorker 'The scientist changing the way we eat' - Guardian
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Sensehacking


The world expert in multisensory perception on the remarkable ways we can use our senses to lead richer lives 'Talks total sense, lots of fun facts, right up there with the best of the best' Chris Evans 'Packed with studies on pain, attention, memory, mood' The Times How can the furniture in your home affect your wellbeing? What colour clothing will help you play sport better? And what simple trick will calm you after a tense day at work? In this revelatory book, pioneering and entertaining Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses change how we think and feel, and how by 'hacking' them we can reduce stress, become more productive and be happier. We like to think of ourselves as rational beings, and yet it's the scent of expensive face cream that removes wrinkles (temporarily), a room actually feels warmer if you use a warmer paint colour, and the noise of the crowd really does affect the referee's decision. Understanding how our senses interact can produce incredible results. This is popular science at its unbelievable best. 'Spence does for the senses what Marie Kondo does for homes' Avery Gilbert, author of What the Nose Knows
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