Earth Sciences

Silent Spring
Silent Spring Reviews

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

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World MP3 Una Edition by Weatherford
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World MP3 Una Edition by Weatherford Reviews

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

The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near - or Under Water Can Make You Happier
The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near - or Under Water Can Make You Happier Reviews

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

Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction - The Song of the Dodo
Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction - The Song of the Dodo Reviews

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

I'll Never Write My Memoirs
I'll Never Write My Memoirs Reviews

Review: Have not read it yet...plan to around the first of the year. Read more

Dragons of Eden
Dragons of Eden Reviews

Review: What a GENIUS we've lost a long time ago. He still amazes me as I work my way thru his works! Read more

End Game (Calm Act Book 1)
End Game (Calm Act Book 1) Reviews

Review: I enjoyed this new take on an end of the world disaster. Good first book in series. Looking forward to how the characters will develop in future books. Read more

Wave
Wave Reviews

Review: amazing story. How could anyone be ok after going through the slave sex trade. It makes me realize how lucky I was when
the recruiter put me in a separate room and quizzed me about going to the mid east when I was 23 years old....I said no..... Read more

The Day the World Exploded - August 27, 1883
The Day the World Exploded - August 27, 1883 Reviews

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

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