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Re: SCF Recommended Book List

Postby Braininvat on August 21st, 2018, 12:01 pm 

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-revi ... come-home/

Looks at how digital media affect our reading capacity, our ability to apply critical analytical thinking to what we read, and other psychological aspects of reading off a screen.
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Re: SCF Recommended Book List

Postby BadgerJelly on August 21st, 2018, 3:38 pm 

Braininvat » August 22nd, 2018, 12:01 am wrote:https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/maryanne-wolf/reader-come-home/

Looks at how digital media affect our reading capacity, our ability to apply critical analytical thinking to what we read, and other psychological aspects of reading off a screen.


Seems like a very specific subject matter. What points stood out for you? This is something I am very interested in as you probably know.
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Re: SCF Recommended Book List

Postby amanduh on August 30th, 2018, 3:37 am 

God's Debris: A Thought Experiment by Scott Adams. It's more a comic, philosophical little book, but I think it definitely belongs on this list.
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Re: SCF Recommended Book List

Postby Braininvat on September 7th, 2018, 11:38 am 

https://www.apnews.com/3e6938bcc26c47ca99cbc054f4177c47

"Seeds of Science: Why We Got it So Wrong on GMOs" by Mark Lynas. Part humorous confessional (the author used to vandalize experimental fields of GMO grains), part history (the history of Monsanto is fascinating), and an educational look at a 180 turnaround on an environmentalist's view of GMOs. One of the most striking figures gleaned from the book was that use of GMO crops has decreased fossil fuel use (mainly through no-till cropping, which idles a lot of tractors) in crop agriculture 37%. Lynas has really looked at the issues from both sides, and he does a good job of presenting them both.
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