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books  shop  bookshop  shopping 
17 days ago by garrettc
How to read
"Five years ago I realized that I remembered almost nothing about most books that I read. I was reading all kinds of non-fiction - pop-psychology, pop-economics, pop-sociology, you name it - and felt like quite the polymath auto-didact. But one day, after I had finished blathering at a friend about how much I had enjoyed Thinking, Fast and Slow, they asked for a quick summary of the book’s overall thesis. I thought for a while, mumbled something about System 1 and System 2 and how I had only really read it for background knowledge, and adroitly changed the subject. As I was falling asleep that night it occurred to me that calling yourself an auto-didact doesn’t mean you actually know anything."
books  reading  education  learning  technique  flashcards  memory  studying 
july 2018 by garrettc
So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?
Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.
books  advice  presents 
november 2017 by garrettc
The Kindle wink
If you own one of Amazon’s e-readers, there’s a good chance you’ve accessed the “Manage Your Kindle” page at some point. Do you notice anything strange about that URL?
amazon  books  culture  kindle  sciencefiction 
november 2017 by garrettc
Seat 14C
ANA Flight 008 mysteriously lands in San Francisco 20 years in the future. Read the stories as told from the perspectives of the passengers.
books  future  metafilter  sciencefiction 
november 2017 by garrettc
100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction
The best dystopian novels, including 1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more.
book  books  fiction  dystopia  list  reading 
september 2017 by garrettc
Milton Glaser and World Literature - 50 Watts
Illustration and book art with a literary bent. Focus on international illustrated books and Surrealism.
design  books  art  inspiration 
may 2017 by garrettc
Finally a Handy Chart of the “Big 5” Book Publishers and Their Imprints
Trade book publishing is dominated by the “Big 5”: five book publishing companies that own or partner with over 100 different publishers and imprints, and who are responsible for the li…
publishing  books  business 
october 2016 by garrettc
The Spells of Harry Potter - Skyler Johnson | Tableau Public
Every spell muttered, flicked, and yelled in the Harry Potter book universe, visualized at occurrence position. data created w/ python. @skybjohnson
harrypotter  books  data  chart  visualisation  tableau 
october 2016 by garrettc
Stagnant and dull, can digital books ever replace print? – Craig Mod | Aeon Essays
From 2009 to 2013, every book I read, I read on a screen. And then I stopped. You could call my four years of devout screen‑reading an experiment. I felt a duty…
reading  ebooks  books  kindle  amazon 
march 2016 by garrettc
It's the morning after the - the UK's most hungover day. Here's a pic of us revelling by St Paul's.
ChristmasParty  unbound  books  publishing 
december 2015 by garrettc
Top Designers Give Us Their Summer Reading Picks
"We asked a dozen of the best designers around which books they think are worth bringing to the beach. Taken together, the recommendation form also a master class in design."
books  reading  design  designthinking 
july 2015 by garrettc
Adam Savage Interviews 'The Martian' Author Andy Weir
"Adam Savage welcomes author Andy Weir to The Talking Room! Andy wrote 'The Martian', the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars--it's a book we can't recommend enough. Adam and Andy talk about the research that went into writing the book, the portrayal of astronauts in fiction, and the upcoming film adaptation!"
IFTTT  YouTube  video  author  books  interview  sciencefiction 
july 2015 by garrettc
Quill | Books before print
Quill gives you a tour through the making of the medieval manuscript: the book produced in the era before print (500-c. 1450). Navigate through each production stage of the medieval book.
book  books  history  medieval  illumination 
june 2015 by garrettc
Earth Primer
What if your Earth science book was alive?
ios  simulation  books  learning  education  science  theost 
february 2015 by garrettc
The Debunking Handbook
The Debunking Handbook, a guide to debunking misinformation, is now freely available to download. Although there is a great deal of psychological research on misinformation, there's no summary of the literature that offers practical guidelines on the most effective ways of reducing the influence of myths. The Debunking Handbook boils the research down into a short, simple summary, intended as a guide for communicators in all areas (not just climate) who encounter misinformation.
debunking  science  ebooks  books  society  psychology 
november 2014 by garrettc
A superset of markdown to write books and documentation
markdown  authoring  writing  documentation  books 
october 2014 by garrettc
Reading Pathways: Blake Nelson
Suggestions for where to start in on the works of Austen, Murakami, Asimov, Munro, Bray, Bradbury, Morrison, Forster, Atwood, and others.
books  reading  guide  list  toread 
september 2014 by garrettc
Free programming books
Crowd-sourced collection of ebooks on programming and development.
resource  books  ebooks  learning  education 
november 2013 by garrettc

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