Thought it would be a boring repeat of Omnivores Dilemma, but there is even more to our food industry that we must face. This is much better documented by a very knowledgeable scientist. (I'm glad the FDA just took a stand on regular antibiotics in feedlots, but the compromise taken is expected to initially raise antibiotic use based on European experience.)
scope, adventure, reality
Too many, equally good.
Too large to think of that.
My favorite author, except perhaps for Leon Hearn in the all to short Otori Trilogy. Stephenson, with his vast knowledge of science and technology, people, cultures (here China, Philippines, Canada, US, Russia, Hungary, intelligence services, business, sex tourism, internet games), humor, and his creative stories. All the characters are woven together well in a logical story of adventure, striving, attractions. The main flaw is that, in order to make the story work, it was a bit unrealistic in that only these characters, and not intelligence, security and police services caught on to or were alerted often enough to the main challenge.
Yes, instills the value of solid values, consistency, clear pragmatic thinking.
Redundant answer to redundant question. Instills the value of solid values, consistency, clear pragmatic thinking.
Its a bit hard watching (listening for the pedantic) the family decay due to typical but silly values and aspects of personality.
Science and other specialty books should have pronunciation reasonably correct. Get readers who know a little of the field or have a checking and correction process.
Reading of long lists of tables and equations is almost unintelligible. Linked graphics and reading are almost essential for efficient learning. At least name a preferred print edition of the book and give page #'s.
This course has more content than the usual introductory course that is available in the wide audio media.
Interesting sci fi of a few decades from now without the full apocolypse having occurred yet.
4.5 stars, actually. I found it immensely informative history of Robert Oppenheimer and his times in physics. This is a very different perspective on many of his famous contemporaries. Readers might be interested in visiting the first large scale nuclear reactor, the B Reactor, at Hanford, WA. Tours are now available to the public.
Interesting imagining of worlds in which time might be circular, or flow backwards, or flow down at higher altitudes, or be noncausal. A few changes in the rules make a very different life. Is it possible that other universes could exist with other rules? Many fit the opportunities afforded by modern mathematics. The Phoenix Audio recording is of such poor quality and the reading by Michael York so dreamy I use it to put me to sleep if some other book or my more responsible life is keeping me awake.
Very informative choices of the major unanswered scientific questions of our time. A VERY difficult task. Particularly good for someone wanting to do important science. He/she must think like this. I disagree with the negative reviews, 2008.
The exploitation of african american domestics in the deep south in the 60's as experienced by the maids is a revealing tale. It reading might help us recognize our own tendencies to boost our egos by degrading others. It was a bit artificial that the writers in the story did not anticipate the need to jumble individual maids' stories to protect their anonymity, but as with Clark Kent and Superman we go on accepting the artifice because of a beautiful and entertaining story.
Some friends dislike Tuchman's writing, too crammed with facts. I like the full context she paints and am not too anxious to get to the punchline. She does pick people as good and bad at what the do, but in times of war, our strengths and faults are accentuated. Her doing so makes a good story and probably she is usually right. This book certainly explains how a month determined much of what the 20th century became. It would be interesting to read a german's account of this time.
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