Science & Medicine

The Gene: An Intimate History
The Gene: An Intimate History

Review: Great history of genetics from simple Mendelian genetics to modern capabilities and the ethical issues surrounding them Easy to read You don't need to have a genetics background Better than the Emperor of all Maladies A history of Cancer Read more

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive

Review: This book is an interesting read covering a large amount of historical societies. Unfortunately, the two societies covered the most extensively were to me the least interesting. Still worth reading in hopes of learning from past mistakes. Read more

Apollo
Apollo

Review: You almost feel like you are there, the people come to life, and you feel the tension along with them.

The best book I've read about Apollo since I say next to my radio listening to that amazing first landing. Read more

The Story of Science and the Royal Society - Seeing Further
The Story of Science and the Royal Society - Seeing Further

Review: Published in the 350th anniversary year of the Royal Society of London, "Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society" is more a book about science than a book about the Royal Society.

Of all the qualifications in the world, the letters FRS (fellow of the Royal Society) would certainly be the mostly highly prized ones, much better than PhD (which merely indicates that the individual at one time did enough work to earn a degree). FRS indicates that the individual has accomp... Read more

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Review: My eyes misted over often with pride or empathy or frustration. The lies my schooling history told me, the perversions of organized religion, the glories and ignorant treacheries . The hope of a fair world for all to live in. I really enjoyed this very well written book. It was well worth the money. Read more

Tales of History's Boldest Heroines - and Heretics
Tales of History's Boldest Heroines - and Heretics

Review: Highly recommend!!! It's sort of like the best textbook ever, but instead of long chapters on each person, it's usually two, maybe three pages per person. You get a very well written, concise description on that person, and an illustration. It's a place to jump from to learn more in-depth before moving on to the next woman of history. There is a lot of upfront opinions sprinkled liberally; opinions that range from thoughts that source material might be bias, that crappy things happen, that p... Read more

The Basque History Of The World
The Basque History Of The World

Review: This book was very informative and easy to understand. There are many opinions about The Basques and their history and I felt this author was able to explain in a straight forward manner without glorifying the Basque or skirting around unpopular moments in history. Read more

How Prosperity Evolves (P.s.) - The Rational Optimist
How Prosperity Evolves (P.s.) - The Rational Optimist

Review: optimistic view of the likely trajectory for humanity in the next hundred years. tears down a lot of nonsense that surrounds climate change alarmism and renewable fuels. no politically correct nonsense in this book thank God! Read more

Out of the Spirit of Music (Penguin Classics) - The Birth of Tragedy
Out of the Spirit of Music (Penguin Classics) - The Birth of Tragedy

Review: Nietszche:Beyond Good and Evil, reviewed by [email protected] In the early chapters, Nietzsche in effect wipes the slate clean, showing how previous philosophers and moralities were in their grasp inadequate. There is a "definite fundamental scheme of possible philosophies"(Aphorism 20), as there is of possible moralities(260), and particular philosphers and moralists merely fill in their respective places on these spectrums. Nietzsche offers a comprehensive critique of all such systems. T... Read more

Humanity's Next Great Adventure - Beyond Civilization
Humanity's Next Great Adventure - Beyond Civilization

Review: In "Beyond Civilization" Daniel Quinn has yet again demonstrated his mastery of timely wordcraft. Quinn writes directly to the guilt-ridden, urban middle-class who sense something is dreadfully wrong with their lives, but are confounded by their intuitions. Once again, Quinn restates his ideas concerning the source of our contemporary cultural woes - the Agricultural Revolution which initiated a break from scavenging, gathering, hunting and Paleolothic tribal values. All this makes for ... Read more

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