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Guy Chapman

Just zis Guy, you know?

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  • Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Steven Novella
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (168)
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    (164)

    In today's information age, medical myths are all around us. And using them to make decisions about your own health can be harmful. Even deadly. That's why it's critical to understand the accuracy of medical information and discover the truth about everyday health and well-being. That's the core of this important series of 24 eye-opening lectures from an acclaimed neurologist, educator, and science broadcaster.

    Atheous says: "It just starts with myths."
    "Great information"
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    What did you love best about Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us?

    This is a rapid overview of the field, well argued and with a well judged level of detail.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us?

    The section on how vaccines work is particularly good, as is the section discussing vitamin metabolism.


    Any additional comments?

    My only criticism is that it's a bit frenetic: a slightly slower pace with more examples would be preferable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2452)
    Performance
    (1783)
    Story
    (1809)

    For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

    Alexander T. McMahon says: "The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic"
    "A classic, and justly so."
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    What made the experience of listening to Foundation the most enjoyable?

    We were listening to this in the car, my 20-year-old son was astonished that these stories were started before the nuclear age had really dawned. It's space opera of course but Asimov was one of the greatest storytellers of all time, and the books ave not dated as badly as some Heinlein and most of Smith - the story itself remains compelling and the science fails do not grate.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lucifer's Hammer

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3282)
    Performance
    (1912)
    Story
    (1930)

    The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

    DJM says: "Good story from front to back"
    "Masterpiece"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is a masterpiece. The reading is nicely paced and very clear, I didn't miss a word. And what a story! Niven and Pournelle really were one of the greatest writing partnerships in SF, with stories that do not grate on the scientifically literate ear: no Treknobabble here!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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