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A brief history (of science)

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Reviewed: 30-11-2019

A brief history of science, what it knows and how it knows it. Well written to make the information more than merely a chronology of fact. Highly recommended!

A great read

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Reviewed: 17-11-2018

Sanderson did a great job with this one. It kept me interested to the end and had a few nicely dramatic flourishes.

Not as good as the others.

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Reviewed: 16-10-2018

This one fell flat for me. There was no big daring mission involving Skippy hijinks which was disappointing.

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Great Military Sci Fi

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Reviewed: 06-07-2018

Great read/listen! Good story, good narrator. Some action, some sci-fi and a pinch of humour.

Fantastic read

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Reviewed: 10-06-2018

Good yarn! Ultimately a love story set in space destined to tug at your mind and heart alike.

Fascinating Read

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Reviewed: 21-01-2018

Psychologist and controversial public figure, Jordan B. Peterson, undertakes his first serious attempt to distill his ideas about life into a book for a general audience. Although, perhaps not one for the typical audience of such books. Jordan's various essays are fascinating, lengthy--and at times wandering--discussions of what it means to be human and how to live in this world we inhabit. The explanations for his suggested 'rules' are not for your typical Oprah Book Club reader longing for simple answers, and dumbed-down explanations. There is no woo-woo or hoo-rah here. Instead, Peterson draws particularly on a unique combination of Jungian psychology and Darwinian evolution to explain how he believes the world works, and what that may mean for each of us as we move through life.
This is an unusual work, unlike other popular psychology books I've read, for it presents an engrossing and intellectually fascinating take on the modern human condition, rather than just offering a few anecdotal (or researched but overly-simplified) quick fix ideas. There is no concessions to pandering here, and the explanations he provides are at times uncomfortable for they strip away some of the masques we wear and facades we build around our humanity. What is beneath is not always pretty, but evidently is a side of our humanity Peterson believes we each ought to confront, for it is the healthy assimilation of these elements into the psyche that allows us to move courageously in the turbulent, chaotic world. We must each embrace the chaos within, should we wish to confront it in the world. This book is Peterson's attempt to show us how it's done.

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Good!

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Reviewed: 29-12-2017

A lot of revision but a good continuation with some new important concepts and practice. There needs to be another course that follows on from here though

good revision with additional grammar

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Reviewed: 23-12-2017

This part adds some additional vocabulary and grammar (cases and how to use them) as well as some new practice scenarios

Home Run

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Reviewed: 12-03-2017

King has delivered a seriously good book with this one. The momentum never flags, and the Characters feel absolutely real. A must-read!

One of the best

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Reviewed: 14-11-2016

If you haven't been bitten by the rothfuss bug, you haven't lived. Read them, inhale them, absorb them into your being. You will understand why Pat is the Rock star of Authors... His books rock!