Economics Explained: my review

Finished book review by: Aniket

Book written by: Robert L. Heilbroner, Lester Thurow
Total number of pages: 270

Genre: Non-fiction/informational
My rating: *****, it was amazing

A brief summary of my book:
This book is about economics. It talks about all the basic principles of economics and expressed debatable topics. It concludes with a projection of where the economy might be going.

What I thought about this book:
I thought the book was really good as it explained concepts well. It also was very logical with little opinions and it answered many of my questions about economics.

Missing Microbes: my review

Finished book review by: Owen

Book written by: Martin J. Blaser, MD
Total number of pages: 220

Genre: Non-fiction/informational
My rating: *****, it was amazing

A brief summary of my book:
This book summaries the research scientist have done on our microbes. They are worried about the overuse of antibiotics. The book explains why the overuse of antibiotics is removing microbes that give uniqueness and equilibrium to our environment. These medicines are killing essential microbes that can not be replaced and this will make use more susceptible to disease than before.

What I thought about this book:
I gave this book a great review, because it helped explain and broaden my knowledge on present day medication and diseases. It is a well written book and goes into detail on how the scientist collected their data.

Fermat’s Enigma: my review

Finished book review by: Michael

Book written by: Simon Singh
Total number of pages: 285

Genre: Non-fiction/informational
My rating: ****, really liked it

A brief summary of my book:
This book tells us about the unsolved proof of Fermat’s last theorem. It went unsolved for hundreds of years until Andrew Wiles dedicated his life to solving it. We are taken through hundreds of years of history of mathematics, until we reach modern day.

What I thought about this book:
It was a good book. For a book about math, it was pretty entertaining, and it held my attention pretty well.

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and The Secret History of The Vietnam War: my review

Finished book review by: Nolan

Book written by: Steve Sheinkin
Total number of pages: 370

Genre: Non-fiction/informational
My rating: *****, it was amazing

A brief summary of my book:
Daniel Ellsberg worked as an official in the Pentagon. During the time, the Vietnam War was controversial. Daniel had access to classified information that he thought would be disturbing to Americans.

What I thought about this book:
I gave the book the highest rating because it gives insight on things within the government that may not be known to the public. The book also is very descriptive when talking about a topic this sensitive.

Into Thin Air: my review

Finished book review by: Max

Book written by: Jon Krakauer
Total number of pages: 291

Genre: Non-fiction/informational
My rating: ***, liked it

A brief summary of my book:
Into Thin Air in a personal account of how Jon Krakauer climbed mount Everest and all of the obstacles that he had to overcome. Some of the dangers were life taking and some could slowly take away your life without you even knowing. The pressure that Jon had to overcome is remarkable.

Three words that describe my book:
Dangerous, Nervous, Deadly

The kind of person I’d recommend this book to:
Adventurous, and Nerve racking readers would enjoy this book.

The man who Mistook his Wife for a hat: my review

Finished book review by: Ryan

Book written by: Oliver Sacks
Total number of pages: 243

Genre: Non-fiction/informational
My rating: ****, really liked it

A brief summary of my book:
In the book, Oliver Sacks describes several quirky cases of amnesia and how they are caused. Along with that, he explains how the brain works and how the cases of amnesia is caused. The stories that he tells enables the reader to feel what it is like to have lost memories.

Three words that describe my book:
Quirky, Interesting, Informational

The kind of person I’d recommend this book to:
Smart, Likes challenges, Dilligent

A Brief History of Time: my review

Finished book review by: Aniket

Book written by: Stephen Hawking
Total number of pages: 175

Genre: Non-fiction/informational
My rating: ****, really liked it

A brief summary of my book:
Stephen Hawking, in a lecturing style, attempts to inform the reader about the universe and aspects of it. He talks about the history of physics, including many different physicists and different advancements in the field of study. Using these specific advancements, along with his own logical reasoning, he explains the aspects of physics and the universe, even making claims himself.

Three words that describe my book:
Informative, scientific, and intellectual

The kind of person I’d recommend this book to:
The reader must be interested in physics, including quantum physics. The person must be somewhat intellectual in order to understand the concepts in the book. Finally, the person should be okay with the style of writing; which is like a typical lecture.