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Katy, TX, US | Member Since 2008

  • 4 reviews
  • 180 ratings
  • 418 titles in library
  • 44 purchased in 2014

  • Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Narrated By Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the 20th century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits.

    Tom Miller says: "Richard Feynman's Science"
    "Very good book. Not an easy listen"

    This a very good book on the science of Richard Feynman. This is not the sort of book that you can listen to while driving and not paying attention. There are several science concepts that require concentration. I would say the book is about 65% science 35% history. If you read James Gleick's biography on Feynman(also great) there is not much more in terms of historical info. If you want more historical info read Gleick. If you want to learn about Feynman's science get this. I recommend you get both (I did).

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Fred Krupp, Miriam Horn
    • Narrated By Dick Hill

    Here's how to harness the great forces of capitalism to save the world from catastrophe.

    The forecasts are grim and time is running out, but that's not the end of the story. In this book, Fred Krupp, longtime president of the Environmental Defense Fund, brings a stirring and hopeful call to arms: We can solve global warming. And in doing so, we will build the new industries, jobs, and fortunes of the 21st century.

    Pampa says: "A survey to the next industrial revolution"

    Like others have said it reads like a check list but the info in the book is great. It makes me feel a little more optimistic about global warming

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • SuperFreakonomics

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
    • Narrated By Stephen J. Dubner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else.

    Rich says: "Worth Your Time"

    Very entertaining. I wish they would have gone a bit more in-depth.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    S Prabhu says: "Excellent book; well adapted for the audio format"
    "A must read"

    A great insight into how both hard work and luck play an important role in success. I strongly recommended for any future parent that wants his kid to gain an advantage over other kids and therefore be more successful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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