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Why we dream : the transformative power of our nightly journey / Alice Robb.

Robb, Alice, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library 612.821 ROB (Text) 33500012838355 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 612.821 ROB (Text) 33500012838363 New Checked out 09/30/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544931213
  • ISBN: 0544931211
  • Physical Description: 266 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: "An Eamon Dolan Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: How we forgot about dreams -- The vanguard -- Dreams enter the lab -- The renaissance of sleep research -- Problem solving -- Preparation for life -- Nightmares -- Diagnosis -- Dream groups -- Control -- My night life.
Summary, etc.: Science journalist and lucid dreamer Alice Robb explores fresh, revelatory research to uncover why we dream and how we can improve our dream life.
While on a research trip in Peru, Robb became hooked on lucid dreaming: the phenomenon in which a sleeping person can realize that they're dreaming and even control the dreamed experience. Digging deeper into the science of dreams at an extremely opportune moment, she discovered how they help us learn and even overcome psychic trauma. Here she shows why dreams are vital to our emotional and physical health, traces the links between dreaming and creativity, and offers advice on how we can relish the intense adventure of lucid dreaming for ourselves. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #1
    Robb, author of a popular New York magazine science column, focuses her first book on lucid dreaming: the act of being aware of and controlling one's dreams. "Becoming aware of your dreams is like dipping into a well of otherwise inaccessible fantasies and fears, signs from our subconscious and creative solutions to projects and problems," explains Robb. She combines the history of dream interpretation, the science of dreaming, and dream research to guide readers through what is much more than a basic dream-interpretation manual. While dream interpretation may draw some skeptics, Robb, who studied archaeology and anthropology at Oxford, stumbled into this topic on a dig in an Andean village in Peru. After running out of reading material, she picked up a book on dreaming and began her own journey of dream study. Readers will be easily drawn into this well-crafted book on an uncommon topic, making it a worthwhile addition to public libraries. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ALICE ROBB is a columnist for New York’s Science of Us. Formerly a staff writer at the New Republic, she has also written for the New Statesman, Foreign Policy, Elle, Vice, the Atlantic, and the Washington Post, among others. She lives in Brooklyn.

Subject: Dreams.
Dreams > Physiological aspects.
Dreams > Therapeutic use.
Dreams > Physiological aspects.
Dreams > Therapeutic use.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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