Tag: Prometheus Books

The Enlightenment Vision by Stuart Jordan (book review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Enlightenment Vision by Stuart Jordan (book review).

‘The Enlightenment Vision’ by Stuart Jordan is, to my mind, an odd book. Its sub-title ‘Science, Reason And The Promise Of A Better Future’ clearly points out that it is a pro-science than pro-religion book. I say that deliberately because many see enlightenment as a religious stance these days. In fact, as Jordon points out, […]

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The Whole Story Of Climate by E. Kirseten Peters (book review).

March 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Whole Story Of Climate by E. Kirseten Peters (book review).

When I started E. Kirseten Peters’ book, ‘The Whole Story Of Climate’, I was expecting, based off the cover, something more akin to our current change climate change. Actually, this book goes back to the origins of geology and how what we know about the planet. This is important because if you’re going to understand […]

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Radical Distortion: How Emotions Warp What We Hear by John W. Reich (book review).

February 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Radical Distortion: How Emotions Warp What We Hear by John W. Reich (book review).

I wasn’t really sure about John W. Reich’s book, ‘Radical Distortion: How Emotions Warp What We Hear’, as it took a couple chapters to settle down into what he was getting at. After that, it started to make sense. Reich’s focus is on how people are persuaded not only by someone talking but the emotional […]

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The Science Of Consequences by Susan M. Schneider (book review).

January 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Science Of Consequences by Susan M. Schneider (book review).

Consequences is something to consider from the start with this book as a third is devoted to notes and extensive bibliography which you aren’t really going to read but where author Susan M. Schneider proclaims she researched for the other two-thirds of ‘The Science Of Consequences’. Even books such as these create their own consequences […]

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Destination Mars: New Explorations Of The Red Planet by Rod Pyle (book review).

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Destination Mars: New Explorations Of The Red Planet by Rod Pyle (book review).

With so much focus on the Apollo missions to the Moon and later with the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, sending unmanned flights to Mars seems to have been short-changed in comparison over the years. Even recent missions have been done on a cheaper budget than the biggest mega-film budget, although a mission […]

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London Eye: Toxic City Book One by Tim Lebbon (book review).

January 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
London Eye: Toxic City Book One by Tim Lebbon (book review).

A terrorist attack, a city that has been altered beyond all recognition and a group of survivors struggling to make sense of a situation they can’t understand. Sound familiar? Set in the aftermath of what was believed to be a terrorist attack on London, the first book in the ‘Toxic City’ series, ‘London Eye’, deals […]

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The Real Story Of Risk by Glenn Croston (book review).

January 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Real Story Of Risk by Glenn Croston (book review).

Firstly, this book, ‘The Real Story Of Risk’ has nothing to do with the game of Risk but how we cope with the odds of survival in the world about us. Author Glenn Croston points out from the start that we have a greater chance of being attacked and killed by pet dogs than we […]

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Bullspotting: Finding Facts In The Age Of Misinformation by Loren Collins (book review).

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Bullspotting: Finding Facts In The Age Of Misinformation by Loren Collins (book review).

Author Loren Collins hails from Atlanta, Georgia and as he admits in the introduction to this book, ‘Bullspotting: Finding Facts In The Age Of Misinformation’, he was living under a delusion as to the reasons for the American Civil War until he did his own investigations and found it was all to do with stopping […]

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Second That Emotion by Jeremy D. Holden (book review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Second That Emotion by Jeremy D. Holden (book review).

I should point out from the start that this book, despite its title, ‘Second That Emotion’, has less to do with the content than its sub-title ‘How Decisions, Trends & Movements Are Shaped’. However, its author, Jeremy D. Holden, points out in the introduction, there was a need to have a catchy title, although whether […]

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The Creative Fire (book one of Ruby’s Song) by Brenda Cooper (book review).

November 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Creative Fire (book one of Ruby’s Song) by Brenda Cooper (book review).

From the start, author Brenda Cooper points out her lead character, Ruby Martin, has been influenced by the life of Eva Peron in her latest book, ‘The Creative Fire’. If I hadn’t read the back cover, I wouldn’t have known Ruby’s profession or the fact that she is part of a crew on a generation […]

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