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Book Review: Island

Island:  How Islands Transform The World, by J. Edward Chamberlin This is a book that tries to do too much and in doing too much ends up doing too little.  Indeed, the reader of this book may be confused about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Will Computers Revolt?

Will Computers Revolt?  Preparing For The Future Of Artificial Intelligence, by Charles J. Simon [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery for the purposes of review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise And Fall Of The Dinosaurs

The Rise And Fall Of The Dinosaurs:  A New History Of A Lost World, by Steve Brusatte On the one hand, it is easy to see why this book won so many awards, as the author is chatty and knowledgeable … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of Creativity

The Origins Of Creativity, by Edward O. Wilson This book is a short one but a surprisingly complex one in terms of its subject.  For one, the book’s contents on the origins of creativity are mostly not-very-creative evolutionary just-so stories … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Unexpected Evolution Of Language

The Unexpected Evolution Of Language:  Discover The Surprising Etymology Of Everyday Words, by Justin Cord Hayes Why would the evolution of language be unexpected to anyone who has a remote idea of the history of words.  When we reflect upon … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Mercy

No Mercy:  A Journey To The Heart Of The Congo, by Redmond O’Hanlan This book was one that was somewhat disappointing to me.  A great deal of that springs from the worldview of the author himself, who went on a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why?

Why?:  What Makes Us Curious, by Mario Livio This is a book that could have been better than it was.  When it comes to books on creativity, sooner or later most authors make some sort of wild evolutionary speculations.  And … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Runaway Species

The Runaway Species:  How Human Creativity Remakes The World, by Anthony Brandt and David Eaglemann This is one of the many books that seeks to combine a concern for the aesthetics of creativity with a purportedly scientific approach in evolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Creative Spark

The Creative Spark:  How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional, by Augustín Fuentes It is often the case that writers know far less than they presume to know about the subject of creativity.  There are a wide variety of reasons for this.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Dinosaurs Matter

Why Dinosaurs Matter, by Kenneth Lacovara This is the sort of book that delivers more or less what I expected from it, which is to say that while the book certainly did not meet my own standards for excellence or … Continue reading

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