This book has fascinating insights into many historical situations of physics. It carries its message in simple conversational style. It is almost complete to the present day. It's omission is the acceleration of expansion of the galaxies. I am a 30 year teacher of college physics, now retired. I believe anyone from highschool to graduate school would be well served in understanding the progress of science by reading this book(or listening). The coverage is broad, but he has wonderful treatements of Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and cosmology in general. I recommend this book without reservation.
Some aspects of the print version are better. I could not find any PDF with the audible version and there are a number of graphs in the book that could use a printable copy.
There are many people quoted, but the author is telling the story himself and is the only one with more that one dimension
He did a great job.He has a good sense of the meaning of what he is saying.
I was surprised by the number of topics in the book since I have read a book by the author before. I was really looking for his reasoning about why to go N2N. So when he had mentioned over and over again that wind can't help I was happy to reach the energy part where he identified the problems and prospects for nuclear. In particular the quotes from several environmentalits supporting nuclear after the Foucoshima event. Of course I needed to know how he arrived at and what position he took on global warming.
Author Robert Bryce admits that he cannot properly evaluate the models used in predicting global warming(he is concerned that no one else can do it). He, however, then tells how we need to recognize that wind is a very poor source except for remote locations. To meet the needs of the worlds future growth in energy demand he sees natural gas and nuclear power.(his N2N). He has collected many quotes for both sides of his story, many of which give deep insight into the question.
These interviews were made during the first few years of Elvis's meteoric rise to fame. They show him being questioned by almost random reporters, radio hosts, and disc jockeys. He ansers an incredible number of questions in a maner i found very dandid and open. He seems to be quite willing to say there are things he doesn't know and claims he has never refused an interview. I enjoyed the collection of interviews very much One mistake before the last interview is made by the narator. He claims the interview was made in Lacrosse, Arkansa. The presence in the interview of "The Mary E Sawyer Auditorium" and "Leitholds" music store mean it has to have been in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
This is an important book. Although the price of energy has gone up fast in the past this book suggests that the price will go up really fast and high in the nest 40 years. That will make solar and wind as well as geothermal, garbage, and hydro ready to offer a cheaper and high employment type of energy. This book needs to be read by as many people as possible. It will help us work out what we in the US will do about energy development in the near future.
This book is an excellent recount of Jack's golf life. He treats his emotional ups and downs, with shot evaluations, satisfaction with his technique, and the many times others helped him. It gives a good feeling for how Jack lived and prospered I found it helpful to know that he faced many of the doubts that I have.
The implanted objected with their coating that the author has himself removed and photographed are impressive in many ways. How should they be examined? The situaation suggests to me a similar problem to someone in the 1800s coming upon a transistor radio. There would be no examination that earth scientists could do that would help the prople of that time to understand what had been found. The author mentions many advanced methods of imaging the items but does not tell us of continuing avenues of inquiry. Of course for identifying the transistor radio you have to invent the radio and then the transistor before the transistor radio could be identified. So are there clues somewhere as to what has to be invented? This work is a place to start looking.
This acts in many ways like a workbook comparing our risks and benefits of our freedoms. Can we be fighting a war to spread freedom and in the process destroy the understanding of what freedom is? Has the modification of our freedom become permanent, is it close to being permanent by liteally becoming fascist? The data here are very important in reflecting on these points. I am grateful for the book taking the discussion as far as it does.
I became entranced with this book. I laughed and cried and witnessed a person giving a straight story of her highly varied life. I am so grateful to Jane for being so frank about her life experiences. Her openness while being involved in becoming a person that she likes and feels comfortable with is a fine example for many of us..
Many parts of this book tease me to believe I would like to see the participants respond. Her three husbands would have views of her that would supplement in some way an understanding of Jane. Several others have inspiring presence. One other topic that has eluded me in life is why people don?t match up for the long hall-that is part of her story..
I enjoyed this treatment of the great equation. The history included was fascinating. He doesn't seem to mention that chemical energy also has some relation to mass change. In spite of this it is well worth the read. It gives some memorable insights into history.
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