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  • The Knowledge

  • How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
  • By: Lewis Dartnell
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 273

Regarded as one of the brightest young scientists of his generation, Lewis Dartnell proposes that the key to preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to provide a quickstart guide, adapted to cataclysmic circumstances. The Knowledge describes many of the modern technologies we employ, but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built. The Knowledge is a brilliantly original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built our modern world as well as a thought experiment about the very idea of scientific knowledge itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great science knowledge + zombie apocalypse prep

  • By Anonymous on 02-24-15

Essential post-apocalyptic reading

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-15

It was dry at times, but I am sure it will come come in handy after the upcoming zombie apocalypse.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Make It Stick

  • The Science of Successful Learning
  • By: Peter C. Brown
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989

To most of us, learning something 'the hard way' implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head and will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KNOW HOW TO LEARN

  • By ANDRÉ on 11-22-14

Great learning resource

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-15

I've read about a dozen books on cognitive science, and this one ranks as one of the most useful and well researched.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • How to Create a Mind

  • The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
  • By: Ray Kurzweil
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times best seller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary. A pioneering inventor and theorist, he has explored for decades how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now, in his much-anticipated How to Create a Mind, he takes this exploration to the next step: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works, then applying that knowledge to create vastly intelligent machines.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Read the Wikipedia article, don't bother with the book

  • By Liz on 09-24-15

The intersection of human behavior and technology

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-13

What made the experience of listening to How to Create a Mind the most enjoyable?

Great insights into the evolution of the human mind and technology. A must have for people interested in learning about the origins, current applications, and predictions of the field of AI.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Masters of Doom

  • How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
  • By: David Kushner
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,337

Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How it was

  • By Ryan on 08-27-13

Awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-12

What made the experience of listening to Masters of Doom the most enjoyable?

A must have for gamers, entrepreneurs, and programmers alike! Though this book is not labeled as an entrepreneurship resource, as a software developer and entrepreneur myself, I place this book above the many other great books in the entrepreneurship/startup category.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful