LINCOLN, NE, United States | Member Since 2011
As a geologist/biologist I expected to be keenly interested in this book. The comprehensive historical survey lost me, however, and it became somewhat tedious to listen to the many examples. This may have been a better
The best book I have listened to on audible so far!
This book truly captures the way that science works in lay terms and is a great combination of History, Geology, and Biology with a special emphasis on the plight of every new scientific discovery. I could have listened to this book in one sitting. It is a must read, seriously buy this one if you are on the fence.
The characters were described vividly.
I don't think that the story could have been changed, it just didn't connect George Orwell and Burma in the way that the author had intended.
The accents of the Burmese people.
I learned a lot from this book, but I am still not entirely sold on overkill as the singular cause of North American megafaunal extinctions.
This topic is a little far from my interests so it isn't quite in the same realm as other titles I have listened to thus far.
I liked the perspective that I gained from this read, even though it was a little bit hard for me to get through.
Informative, real, inspiring.
The author combines the hard science with a little bit of a biography that is not distracting from the pertinent geo stuff.
No but I will now.
historical, shocking, honest
The movement between chapters made it impossible to stop listening.
I felt like I was listening to the authors telling their story.
Dare I say this may be my favorite Kerouac?
One of my favorites so far.
Never a dull moment.
This book lives up to the hype!
Clear introduction of technical jargon that was fascinating and accessible. The topic is compelling and challenges common misconceptions about the brain and its plasticity.
Born to Run because it inspires the reader to get out and exercise.
The depiction of the school children running with heart rate monitors was very descriptive.
This book comprehensively showed example after example of how exercise can help mental function. Though I understand the importance of backing up scientific claims with evidence, I do not believe that siting individual cases is the appropriate route to do this and this method solidifies misconceptions of science in the layman's mind. I would rather have heard one brief example followed by the statistical analysis from the overall known data as the extensive examples seemed to drag.
The authors candor.
The descriptions of all the super-athletes and their unique personalities.
Born to Run
This book was one of those that I made excuses to listen to and never wanted to turn it off. My husband, who was not interested in the topic and is not a runner, felt the same way and was actually so inspired by this book that he is finally going to start doing some barefoot running with me!
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