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              Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

              Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (Hardback)

              By Nestor, James

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              300,000 years ago, Homo sapiens had bigger skulls. Cooked food meant our heads shrunk; alongside a growing brain, our airways got narrower. Urbanisation then led us to breathe less deeply and less healthily. And so today more than 90% of us breathe incorrectly. So we might have b...een breathing all our life, but we need to learn how to breathe properly! In 3.3, James Nestor meets cutting-edge scientists at Harvard and experiments on himself in labs at Stanford to see the impact of bad breathing. He revives the lost, and recently scientifically proven, wisdom of swim coaches, Indian mystics, stern-faced Russian cardiologists, Czechoslovakian Olympians and New Jersey choral conductors - the world's foremost 'pulmonauts' - to show how breathing in specific patterns can trigger our bodies to absorb more oxygen, and he explains the benefits for everyone that result, from staying healthy and warding off anxiety to improving focus and losing weight. 3.3 is a fascinating ride through evolution, medicine and physiology - and extreme sports. But mostly it explores you. Structured as a journey with chapters from the mouth and nose through to the lungs and nervous system, it is non-fiction at its breath-taking best.
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              ISBN 9780241289075
              Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

              Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nestor, James

              • RRP: $38.00
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              300,000 years ago, Homo sapiens had bigger skulls. Cooked food meant our heads shrunk; alongside a growing brain, our airways got narrower. Urbanisation then led us to breathe less deeply and less healthily. And so today more than 90% of us breathe incorrectly. So we might have b...een breathing all our life, but we need to learn how to breathe properly! In 3.3, James Nestor meets cutting-edge scientists at Harvard and experiments on himself in labs at Stanford to see the impact of bad breathing. He revives the lost, and recently scientifically proven, wisdom of swim coaches, Indian mystics, stern-faced Russian cardiologists, Czechoslovakian Olympians and New Jersey choral conductors - the world's foremost 'pulmonauts' - to show how breathing in specific patterns can trigger our bodies to absorb more oxygen, and he explains the benefits for everyone that result, from staying healthy and warding off anxiety to improving focus and losing weight. 3.3 is a fascinating ride through evolution, medicine and physiology - and extreme sports. But mostly it explores you. Structured as a journey with chapters from the mouth and nose through to the lungs and nervous system, it is non-fiction at its breath-taking best.
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              ISBN 9780241289082
              Released NZ 9 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
               

              Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (Paperback)

              By Nestor, James

              • RRP: $26.00
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              • Pub Date
                18 May 21

              There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing- take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. In Breath, journalist James Nestor travels the world to d...iscover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya and Tummo, to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance, rejuvenate internal organs, halt snoring, allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease, and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of ancient wisdom and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head.You will never breathe the same again.
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              ISBN 9780241289129
              Released NZ 18 May 2021
              Publisher Penguin
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              Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves

              Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves (Hardback)

              By Nestor, James

              • RRP: $49.99
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              Our species is more profoundly connected to the sea than we ever realized, as an intrepid cadre of scientists, athletes, and explorers is now discovering. Deep follows these adventurers into the ocean to report on the latest findings about its wondrous biology -- and unimagined h...uman abilities.
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              ISBN 9780547985527
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2014
              Publisher Houghton Mifflin
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              Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
               

              Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves (Paperback, Main)

              By Nestor, James

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              Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea meets Born to Run and the cutting edge of popular science.

              ISBN 9781781250662
              Released NZ 27 May 2015
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Language (English)
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              Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
               

              Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (Hardback)

              By Nestor, James

              • RRP: $59.50
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              No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a spec...ies, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren't found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe. Modern research is showing us that even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, allergies, asthma, and autoimmune disease; and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.
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              ISBN 9780735213616
              Released NZ 26 May 2020
              Publisher Riverhead Books
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              The Role of Fiction
               

              The Role of Fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nestor, James

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              How our own imaginations enrich our lives is a book that brings to light the incredible role that fiction plays in our lives and also the great role that we play in the writing and creating of fiction. From the moment we enter this world, we are literally surrounded by fiction. A...s babies, and then kids, and even adults we are constantly surrounded by fiction, from Disney to the Muppet Babies and everything in between. We are totally engrossed by fiction and then we, in return, play such a huge role in the writing and creating of fiction. Along the way, we simply lose track of the role that fiction plays in our lives and eventually take it for granted. The role of fiction brings to light the important role that we so often take for granted. So, as you delve into this great Novel, please take a moment to remember the role that fiction has played in YOUR life and how you can further enrich the world by your creation of fiction. But through it all, please take time to remember the importance of The Role of Fiction.
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              ISBN 9781631227226
              Released NZ 12 May 2015
              Publisher Tate Publishing
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              Get High Now: Without Drugs
                

              Get High Now: Without Drugs (Paperback)

              By Nestor, James

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              Collects 200 activities for altering human perception through sensory stimulation, without the aid of drugs or alcohol. This title introduces and defines the concept, such as 'Hynagogic phenomena is the state of limbo before just falling asleep. It also explains how to 'get high ...now' and gives directions on how to reach that state naturally.
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              ISBN 9780811867139
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2010
              Publisher Chronicle Books
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              Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves
               

              Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nestor, James

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              The ocean's depths contain wondrous biology and clues to unimagined human abilities, as intrepid researchers and athletes are now discovering.

              ISBN 9780544484078
              Released NZ 5 May 2015
              Publisher Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books
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