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Now reading this ..liked his 'Black Holes War' book as well

 

Susskind does very well IMO explaining stuff like the Higgs..although quantum mechanics is always complicated and hard to get your head around..:blink:

 

Great book!

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Now reading this ..liked his 'Black Holes War' book as well

Susskind does very well IMO explaining stuff like the Higgs..although quantum mechanics is always complicated and hard to get your head around..blink.gif

Great book!

Never read Susskind, but I suppose he is comparable to Brian Greene, Hawking and Michio Kaku

Waiting for impressions...
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I hav just finished The Pillars of Hercules by Paul Theroux, the tale of his journey round the coast of the Mediterranean sea. Very good, as is usual for his travel writing.

 

I hit the second-hand shops the other day:

Roderick Cameron - The Golden Haze: travels in the South Sea islands.

Farid ud-Din Attar - The Conference of the Birds (English translation of Manṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr), a tale referenced by Borges, among others.

Harry Thompson - Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven (very bad) Village Cricketers Take on the World.

Alan Bennett - A Life like other People's.

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finally getting round to this ¬

 

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Read this in 3 days and I'm not one who flys through books. Probably up there with "With the Old Breed" and "Diary of Anne Frank".

 

They also wrote another book on the man's life called "Unbroken". That's being made into a movie by Angelina Jolie.

 

Anyway, it's about a WWII bombardier who is lost at sea for 47 days and then gets to land only to get captured by the Japanese and sent to a POW camp for 2 years!

He originally wrote it in 1955 and revised/expanded it in 2002.

 

I plan on reading "Unbroken" as well.

 

This one spends a lot of time on his life before and after the war, which is a plus. I'll probably be thinking about this one for years. No, really.

 

 

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Read this in 3 days and I'm not one who flys through books. Probably up there with "With the Old Breed" and "Diary of Anne Frank".

 

They also wrote another book on the man's life called "Unbroken". That's being made into a movie by Angelina Jolie.

 

Anyway, it's about a WWII bombardier who is lost at sea for 47 days and then gets to land only to get captured by the Japanese and sent to a POW camp for 2 years!

He originally wrote it in 1955 and revised/expanded it in 2002.

 

I plan on reading "Unbroken" as well.

 

This one spends a lot of time on his life before and after the war, which is a plus. I'll probably be thinking about this one for years. No, really.

 

 

 

I read "Unbroken." Incredible story...

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I love reading books about dieting and nutrition.

I read this all in one day and it's very rare for me to do that. It was definitely interesting, but I'm not really convinced Wheat is a bad as the author claims.

 

Despite the info on wheat itself, I don't endorse the diet plan it suggests which is basically similar to Atkins but closer to the Paleo Diet.

 

I really do think Wheat bread and highly processed foods are worthless. Instead of following the diet in this book, just avoiding highly processed/high glycemic foods is a good idea.

 

Disturbing that wheat bread is higher on the glycemic index than white bread. I was always told that wheat bread was way better! People say "Eat healthy whole grains". I think that's probably a bunch of nonsense.

 

Favorite book on nutrition is "Eat to Live" by Joel Furhman. It's not 100% vegetarian, but close. It's more about preventing disease than just losing weight.

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That's a good one and I also read the previous title you've listed. Don't forget to read the author's next book, which I also suggest:

 

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That's a good one and I also read the previous title you've listed. Don't forget to read the author's next book, which I also suggest:

 

I am enjoying, "Mindfulness In Plain English." I needed a book that got specific in tying together Buddhist philosophy with specific meditation instruction. Thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely check it out...(just put it in my Amazon cart...thanks, again)


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