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George Broadfoot

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It's all in chapter 10

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Reviewed: 25-01-2017

I had some great insights delivered by this book's author (via the book). Most earlier chapters I felt were wandering excursions, interesting but not very focused compared with, say, guns germs and steel.
Having very much enjoyed Flow, I thoroughly agreed with the ideas presented in the final chapter and think they will be relatable to most people (including high school students). Some fine insights made it worth the effort.
Something about the narration didn't sit well with me, but I got over it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Excellent reading, brilliant writing

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Reviewed: 05-01-2017

I loved this concept, the poetic yet science based writing and the humour. If you love the natural world then I reccommend this whole heartedly.

another great one

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Reviewed: 30-12-2016

I skipped the bit at the start where he discusses longer life spans and godlike abilities in humans because I found it a bit much. The rest of the book is thought provoking and synthesises many huge ideas like a spider's web.
Get it if you liked Sapiens!

so good

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Reviewed: 15-05-2016

This is a vast and insightful work that does what all great non-fiction should do- it makes you feel smarter after hearing it. But also, you feel a bit dirty because lets face it, we are a terrifying species when viewed from certain angles.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

fascinating science...

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Reviewed: 15-03-2015

a thought provoking listen that presents the topic in a clear and coherent manner despite the inherent complexity.

excellent

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Reviewed: 18-01-2015

I highly recommend this to everyone who is old enough to comprehend it. That age will be different for every individual I imagine.
I am a science teacher in Australia and I strongly feel that critical thinking should be explicitly taught in the science syllabus (prior to the senior years).

21 of 22 people found this review helpful