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The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Tra…


What causes people to continually relive what they most want to forget, and what treatments could help restore them to a life with purpose and joy? Here, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk offers a new paradigm for effectively treating traumatic stress.

Neither talking nor drug therapies have proven entirely satisfactory. With stories of his own work and those of specialists around the globe, The Body Keeps the Score sheds new light on the routes away from trauma – which lie in the regulation and…

Your Life In My Hands – a Junior Doctor’s Story


‘I am a junior doctor. It is 4 a.m. I have run arrest calls, treated life-threatening bleeding, held the hand of a young woman dying of cancer, scuttled down miles of dim corridors wanting to sob with sheer exhaustion, forgotten to eat, forgotten to drink, drawn on every fibre of strength that I possess to keep my patients safe from harm.’

How does it feel to be spat out of medical school into a world of pain, loss and trauma that you feel wholly ill-equipped to handle?

To be a medical novice…

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes


This is a story about you.

It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species – births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex.

Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001 it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims and myths. In fact,…

Forces of Nature


Sunday Times Bestseller

How did life on Earth begin? What is the nature of space and time? What are the chances that we will discover life on other worlds?

Think you know our planet?
Think again.

Forces of Nature takes you from the mid-Atlantic ridge in Iceland, the volcanoes of Indonesia and the precipitous cliffs in Nepal, to the manatees off the coast of Florida and the northern lights of the Arctic, in search of the fundamental laws that govern our world.

These universal laws shape…

New Head Start to A-level Physics



This fantastic Head Start book from CGP is the ideal way to bridge the gap between GCSE and A-Level Physics. It recaps all the crucial topics you’ll need to remember from GCSE, with crystal-clear study notes and examples, plus practice questions to test your understanding. We’ve also included introductions to some of the key topics you’ll meet at A-Level. It’s the perfect way to hit the ground running at the start of the course, whichever exam board you’re studying!