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The Uninhabitable Earth
- Life After Warming
- By: David Wallace-Wells
- Narrated by: David Wallace-Wells
- Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring before it, The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation.
I tried to like this one. I couldn't.
- By Steve on 06-24-19
overwhelming alarmist tone
The main content is overly dramatic and utilizes a calculated alarmist tone that may not achieve the desired result of political mobilization, but it may. and the bits on climate-culture lengthened this already bloated tome - it’s long. Regardless, I was inspired by the discussions on fiction during normative crises, and asceticism. The book seems like a well-rounded look at our future and possible extinction. Author is a Great reader. There is a silver lining at the end of the book, hang in there.
The Attention Revolution
- Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind
- By: B. Alan Wallace PhD
- Narrated by: Tom Pile
- Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
Meditation offers, in addition to its many other benefits, a method for achieving previously inconceivable levels of concentration. Author B. Alan Wallace has nearly 30 years' practice in attention-enhancing meditation, including a retreat he performed under the guidance of the Dalai Lama. An active participant in the much-publicized dialogues between Buddhists and scientists, Alan is uniquely qualified to speak intelligently to both camps, and The Attention Revolution is the definitive presentation of his knowledge.
Best book I've read on meditation
- By Javier on 02-23-17
Treat your ADHD and be a focused person
Outstanding guide for practicing focusing your mind. At the very end, there was some mystical content that is left over from tradition (so 4 stars) , but most of the book is secular with its feet on the ground. My practice of these techniques seems directly correlated with my own improved focus, clarity, mood, resilience, creativity, compassion (maybe), joy, and professional performance as an IT consultant (I make more money). I believe that Shimanta practice cured my lifelong depression. After 30 years of depression; starting in my teens, I haven’t been seriously depressed for 7 years. I intend to regularly re-read this book.
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