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The Right to Sleep

A manifesto for sleep and an obituary for the alarm clock

In his book, Roenneberg points out a whole range of different aspects of sleep, ranging from day-to-day life to the evolution of sleep. But the book doesn't merely focus on sleep in itself, it encompasses the biological clock and the time of day when we sleep best and when we can't and ...


A Bedtime Book for the Highly Gifted

How Geniuses Fall Asleep

"If you want to have original ideas, you need to sleep well", as Pablo Picasso knew, although he himself often lay awake at night. Ordinary people make do with counting sheep, watching television, reading or drinking camomile tea. The highly gifted, on the other hand, are plagued by ...


Who's Who in Opera

All about Don Giovanni, Aida and company.

They suffer, they laugh, they love each other and separate again, they quarrel, they rape and they murder. And they sing at the time. These characters have fascinated audiences in opera houses all over the world, attracting their sympathy, ...

Dictionary of Pedagogics

This reliable dictionary has been updated, revised and extended and now has 1700 entries (200 more than the previous edition). The dictionary imparts a basic knowledge of the science of education. Theoretical approaches are explained, as well as practical fields of tasks, educational and formative ...

A History of Music

With notes and black and white illustrations

Do you like Brahms? Or Mozart? Then you know that listening to music is, above all, a sensual experience the appeals to the mind, heart and body. What influence does music have on the physical-mental framework of the listener? How did the artistic craft of music develop? How is a composer ...