As part of a new and more varied approach to books coverage, we have liaised with several publishers in the past year or so to bring you extracts from their new offerings. These tend to be online exclusives, so we thought it would be useful to collect them together here in case any have passed you by.
Our thanks again to all the publishers involved: you can follow the links in the subheads to find more about them and the book.
If you are a publisher looking to get word of your books out, get in touch with the editor on [email protected]. Generally we prefer extracts of 2000+ words, or even full chapters, and we do not pay, but we can help you reach our international, professional and ever-growing audience (more than 1.2 million web users in the past year, and shared to more than 77,000 on Twitter).
Sleeping like a baby
A chapter from Alice Gregory's Nodding Off: The Science of Sleep from Cradle to Grave (Bloomsbury).
War, what is it good for?
An exclusive chapter from Mismatch: How our Stone Age Brain Deceives us Every Day, by Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt (published by Robinson).
'Behind the mask of science is the art of narrative'
Gina Perry adapts the epilogue from her book The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif's Robber's Cave Experiments, published by Scribe.
Beauty and the beast
Kathryn Mannix from With the End in Mind: Death, dying and wisdom in an age of denial, published by William Collins.
The truth we rarely hear: From mirror to prism
Tasha Eurich; from Insight: the power of self-awareness in a deluded world, published by Macmillan.
The benefits and perils of the hive mind; and real super intelligence
Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach; from The Knowledge Illusion, published by Macmillan.
Who makes a good companion?
Sarita Robinson; from Doctor Who Psychology, by Sterling Publishing.
Can we think ourselves well?
Jo Marchant; from Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body, from Canongate Books.
What some people say about what they think they think
Brian Hughes; from Rethinking Psychology, published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Susan Golombok; from Modern Families, published by Cambridge University Press.
Relating to the most complex thing in the universe
Dean Burnett; from The Idiot Brain, published by Guardian Faber.
Mindfulness comes alive
Ruby Wax; from A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, published by Penguin Life.
The Secret Footballer's guide to psychology
TSF; from The Secret Footballer's Guide to the Modern Game, published by Guardian Faber.
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