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Thank you Tommy...
You are a true inspiration and a role model. There is much in this book that must have been difficult to write; and yet that is exactly what makes the story so inspiring. Its not the elevation, but the vertical feet gained. Others will follow your route, but few could share your vision.
Informative and entertaining
This is probably more of a Laymans guide to neuroscience, I found it difficult not to agree with Mr. Medina's perspective. With references, concrete examples, and a healthy dose of skepticism this course takes you on an overview tour of what we know about the human brain from an evolutionary perspective.
A book thats rapidly becoming old news
If you are new to the subject then there is probably a lot of good information in here for you. If not, find a newer book. Electric car market is changing rapidly and much of this book is old news now.
An earth science perspective on origins of life
I found the perspective of this book, namely the coevolution of rocks and life, to be a very fascinating and enlightening view on the origin of life. Many things that I have understood a long time from a purely biological perspective take on new insight from this view. Though I found the material a little difficult to follow in the beginning, it eventually comes into focus and coalesces into holistic and visionary new way to see the world. Although I don't quite share Dr Hazen's optimism in navigating our self imposed climate crisis, It is admirable that he manages to fit it nicely into his historical narrative without trivializing. I feel that I have gained a newly expanded view of an extremely expansive subject and I find it awe inspiring.
Needs a sequel
I was very intrigued by this book but I feel kind of let down by the rather abrupt inconclusive ending. Maybe in ten or fifteen years we can get the sequel.
I was hoping for more science
Mostly an account of people whose livelihood is based on the management of corrosion problems and an historical account of stainless steel. Since I have a job that leans me in this direction as well I was hoping for some insight. But aside from a new fear of beverage cans I can't say I learned too much. I'm still waiting to hear a good rust joke.
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Some authors should leave reading to the pro's
Performance style was sooooo overly dramatic. Some good points and perspectives but I found it a bit preachy for my taste.
Thought provoking, how we pay attention & remember
A nugget of Thinking Fast and Slow, with a more specific focus, and easier to follow, fewer topic shifts and concept introductions. A solid "Hmmm" on the thought provoking scale.
A painful must read
This book is the compelling story of the rise and possible fall of humanity. Well thought out and articulately written, this. Book brings together many facts from a surprising diversity of disciplines to bare the the side of human progress that we would rather not see.