Mike's Book Reviews
Click on the links below to see my personal reviews of the following books:
- "Beyond the 120 Year Diet" -- The classic book on Calorie Restriction for a longer, healthier life. By Roy Walford, M.D. Subtitle: "How to Double Your Vital Years."
- "A Week in the Zone" -- A simple dietary approach to feeling better and losing weight. By Barry Sears, Ph. D. Subtitle: "7 Days That Will Change Your Life Forever."
- "Nutrition and Mental Illness" -- How high doses of common vitamins have resolved even serious mental functioning difficulties. By Carl C. Pfeiffer, PhD, M.D. Subtitle: "An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry."
- "Why We Age" -- The basic causes of aging's debilitating effects, and how to slow the aging process. By Steven N. Austad. Subtitle: "What Science is Discovering about the Body's Journey Through Life."
- "The Science of Happiness" -- What is happiness? He introduces the concept of your "happiness setpoint" and reviews paths--psychological and medical--to raising it. By Stephen Braun. Subtitle: "Unlocking the Mysteries of Mood."
- "The Complete Rigger's Apprentice" -- Sailing hardware-related: lines and rigging, hand tools, knots of all types -- bowlines, bends, and hitches; rope puzzles and decorative work, working aloft safely and much, much more. A classic reference work. By Brion Toss. Subtitle: "Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging."
- "Hand, Reef and Steer" -- Sail-handling skills, rigging "how-to" information, sailing techniques and more. By Tom Cunliffe. Subtitle: "Traditional Sailing Skills for Classic Boats."
- "Two Years Before the Mast: And Twenty-Four Years After" -- The true story of an ailing Harvard law student setting out as a common seaman on a commercial sailing ship in 1834. By Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Subtitle: "A Personal narrative of Life at Sea."
- "True Names: And the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier" -- This book has two distinct sections: The first section is a collection of papers by AI and computer luminaries about where the Web has been and how it's likely to develop. The second section is a full reprint of the 1981 novella "True Names" by Vernor Vinge. The story is a most engrossing, gripping read. It's said it helped bring the Web itself into existence.
- "The Age of Spiritual Machines" -- A startling, joyful, solidly-predicted view of our soon-to-be-here future. By Ray Kurzweil. Subtitle: "When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence." Simply put, the best book I've read in the last 10 years!
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