Category Archives: Academic book

The Idiot’s Brain by Dean Burnett (151)

This a great read for anyone who is interested in neuroscience or how the brain works. Our brain is very complicated and it is very simplistic in places too. Dr. Dean Burnett dispels all the mysteries of the brain in … Continue reading

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Getting to Maybe: How the world is changed (94)

I decided to read a few books that made me think long and hard this month. Of course, being a philosopher, I love books like that. And I recommend this book for anyone who would like to think and reminisce. … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Excellence (101)

This is a wonderful book that is written by a Canadian world renowned leader in the applied field of mental training and excellence. It is a book that is worth reading if you are interested how to be at your … Continue reading

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The Social Life of Ink (54)

The Social Life of Ink: Culture, Wonder, and Our Relationship With the Written Word By Ted Bishop Professor of English from Alberta We take ink for granted in our lives. And given the advent of computers, it is all too … Continue reading

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Holocaust Survivors in Canada (52)

This month, before I got onto the Canadian Book Review Challenge, I thought I would do some scientific and historical reading. And this book is in the same domain as the previous two that I reviewed. This book is sad … Continue reading

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An Appetite for Wonder (50)

This is Richard Dawkins’ first memoir about his life and how he became famous and well-known.  I remember when I first read The Selfish Gene.  It was a book that I read and re-read as an undergraduate at York University.. … Continue reading

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Mental Traps (118)

Mental Traps:  The Overthinker’s Guide to a Happier Life by Andre Kukla This is a GREAT book by a Professor Emeritus from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has taught in both the Departments of Psychology and Philosophy. This book … Continue reading

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