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Free education

June 2nd, 2013

For anyone interested in personal growth, I’ve just added a couple of posts to my education Blog about the free MOOC’s I’ve enrolled in. These are just the tip of the iceberg. I’m currently enrolled in 16 Coursera courses commencing intermittently over the next 12 months, 2 Open2Study courses, and watching a few other sites just in case I […]

Life-Span Human Development

November 2nd, 2010

Life-Span Human Development by Carol K. Sigelman, Elizabeth A. Rider See this book on Amazon » Peter has read this book Recommended Comment: ”An interesting analysis of the human condition. Well recommended if you wish to gain an understanding of your fellow man.”

The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference (The New York Public Library Series) by Frommer, Patricia Barnes-Svarney See this book on Amazon » Peter has read this book Recommended Comment: ”I keep a copy of this handy. I wonder where it is??Not as good as Google Scholar, but quicker and easier to sift through…”

The Republic

March 15th, 2010

by Plato, G. M. A. Grube, C. D. C. Reeve See this book on Amazon » Peter has read this book Recommended Comment: ”An ancient text on philosophy (hence downloadable). It’s not long, so don’t argue, just read it.”

Cosmos

July 23rd, 2009

by Carl Sagan See this book on Amazon » Peter has read this book Recommended Comment: ”I think Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking were vying for the best known science nerd position back in the 80′s. Who would have picked Sagan to pass over first? Carl Sagan has a presence to him that draws you into […]

Stranger in a Strange Land

February 15th, 2009

by Robert A. Heinlein See this book on Amazon » Peter has read this book Recommended Comment: ”Interesting concepts presented in a science fiction world. A good book to grok.” Also worthy of note is that the Church of All Worlds was founded on many of these concepts once the fantasy part is removed. Many of […]

Pale Blue Dot

January 17th, 2009

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan See this book on Amazon » Peter has read this book Recommended Comment: ”This is not science fiction! This is a prominent, exceptionally educated and very good scientist stating his ideas of where we are heading. Some things have come to pass […]

The Egyptian Book of The Dead

December 20th, 2008

by E. A. Wallis Budge See this book on Amazon » Peter has read this book Recommended Comment: ”It’s been a very long time, but this is one I should revisit.”

The Golden Bough

February 29th, 2008

by James George Frazer See this book on Amazon » Peter has read this book Recommended Comment: ”What a tome! Thankfully I found this as an audiobook. It is worth the listen for the different perspectives, most of which are well researched, well thought out, and despite a little bias towards the then status quo, not […]

A Brief History of Time

October 18th, 2007

A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking See this book on Amazon » Peter has read this book Recommended Comment: ”This is supposed to be presented in laymans terms however Hawking fails to do this in many areas. Much of this I had to read, re-read and then […]

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