Review: One really should read this book to see how an opportunist like Rachel Carson can take vague statements and innuendo while mixing facts and fantasy until it is not only believable, but downright frightening! If you wonder how Greenpeace got so carried away that the original founder quit, and children are frightened and brainwashed by their parents and well-meaning teachers, read this!
It is impossible to calculate the negative effect this particular book has had on the world. This is where ... Read more
Review: So good, I re-reading it again and telling all my friends about. (I actually stayed up at night reading it.)
My Daughter recommended it to me. Read more
Review: very good explains the neuroscience behind why you have a sense of calm and relaxation when you're in or on the water Read more
Review: This book initially both attracted and repelled me. Attracted because the subject matter seemed interesting and important but repelled by the sheer number of pages. I am a full-time grad physics student with a lot of reading to do already so I delayed reading "The Song." I was amazed and informed by the power of the book's content. The other reviewers no doubt have described that. Myself, I have to say that the image of that last dodo falling silent on that distant island not so long ago, ha... Read more
Review: On the one hand, this book could've been more focused and therefore powerful; on the other, we would've lost a lot of interesting sidelights to the story of the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history. I can't recall another book where some of the lengthy footnotes were as interesting as the main text! The discussion of the Papal Donation of 1492 and the development of time zones could warrant books in themselves.
Winchester builds a long run up to the actual explosion itself with in... Read more