it ranks among the best books I have read through audible or any other source of late.
James Gliek brings alive a topic that in any other hands could be as dull aas dish water. The way we comprehend the world is an evolving work in progress from the revolution of moveable print to computers and the perception thatthe universe is actually a product of information.
The author's style and presentation makes clear difficult subjects and is understandable ideas for even a ludite like myself . The book is filled with the people that created lut modern society. Be prepared to enjoy, but also to have your mind stretched.
Lord Byron's daughter was actually one of the first computer programs who worked with Babage on the first mechanical computer.
The reader is required if he is to get the most out of this book to pay attention as some of it is heavy going.
In a book such as this non of the above questions apply. It is a brilliant survey of our continuing exploration of the world and universe in which we discover our selves, The interface of science, individuals and our world is continually fascinating and Sam Kean does a witty , intelligent and understandable job of sorting out the various aspects of our understanding of our world and the way we explore it.
King has the abilityto draw marvelous pictures evoking a nostalgic age in transition. He asks probing questions about the nature of time and our place in it.
the plot and characters
Do you wish you lived in another time
The characters and plot of this scfi epic are fun and believable as long as the reader is willing to turn off all preconceptions as to how life should be, but is a requirement shared by all lovers of this genre. Hamilton is a master of taking nuggets from present science possibilities and extrapolating these into ifinite realms. How does it feel to live in a world of worm holes spanning the galaxy, a world where we can live for millenia and our lives are closely interwoven with machines and aliens live among us. His possible answers are always engrossing and exhillerating.
suspenseful account of hunting siberian tigers and beautiful desriptions of Russian far east and its people. Generally interesting accounts of russian history and Taiga region, but sometimes bogs down in the details.
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