Physics the way I like it - easy to comprehend, with more than a dash of humor. One of the best laymen's science books I've ever read. And Neil DeGrasse Tyson is my favorite astrophysicist: ever since I saw him on TV show "The Universe" I've wanted to read his books.
This taught me to be more confidant about memory -- you really can make life easier by learning to remember - names, numbers, routines, etc. I can remember all manner of numbers now, I can recite the BIll of Rights, but it is a skill you have to practice. I plan to read this book again in 6 months and do a phase-two memory plan.
Never even took economics in school, but Greenspan talks about the economic history of America since he began his career after World War II. Fascinating even if you don't understand it all. Explains how capitalism really works, why it's the best system in the world so far, and what it is that keeps thirdworld countries so destitute (hint: unenforced property rights). The last chapter explains how gross domestic product is increasingly based on intellectual property rights, and what that means for our future.
My favorite book about effects and meaning of Einstein's equation. The big epiphany for me was: why MC SQUARED? Wasn't the speed of light fast enough already? The book explained that. And the millisecond-by-millisecond description of the Hiroshima bomb explosion was unforgettable.
The perfect audio reading material for anyone who takes long walks and loves nature. This book explains how humans discovere, and described the world around us and have started to unravel its history and the history of our species.
Inspiring story of not so much what Einstein knew about physics and math, but how he thought about them that made him so different from other geniuses. He went against the grain of science and often his teachers, resulting in a long wait to get his first "real" job. A humble, interesting men, who was adored by women. Never seemed to be without one, actually.
I was looking forward to religion taking some whacks, and it did, but nothing very creative. The author was the wrong person to read the book; he spoke very quickly, with a British accent (pronounced very blurrily) tending to lower his voice at the end sentences.
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