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Edward "Ed" Cooke is a British Entrepreneur and author of Remember, Remember: Learn the Stuff You Thought You Never Could. He is also a Grand Master of Memory and the co-founder of Memrise, a free online educational platform that uses memory techniques to optimise learning.
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Maxims and Reflections
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - May 09, 2017 (first published in 1833)
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Maxims and Reflections is a collection of several hundred brilliant, unforgettable paragraphs and aphorisms by the legendary German Renaissance writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, divided into the categories Life and Character, Literature and Art, Science and Nature. Like the Manual of Epictetus and Seneca's Letters, Goethe's Maxims and Reflections ...
Ed Cooke
I read and reread this book.     source
The Sorrows of Young Werther
Goethe - Jul 06, 2016 (first published in 1774)
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Most of The Sorrows of Young Werther is presented as a collection of letters written by Werther, a young artist of a sensitive and passionate temperament, to his friend Wilhelm. These give an intimate account of his stay in the fictional village of Wahlheim (based on Garbenheim, near Wetzlar), whose peasants have enchanted him with their simple way...
Ed Cooke
Wonderful story of a young man who falls in love and it doesn't really work out so well.     source
Touching the Rock
An Experience of Blindness
John M. Hull - May 19, 2016 (first published in 1990)
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"Touching the Rock" is a unique exploration of that distant, infinitely strange 'other world' of blindness. John Hull writes of odd sounds and echoes, of people without faces, of a curious new relationship between waking and dreaming, of a changed perception of nature and human personality. He reveals a world in which every human experience - eatin...
Ed Cooke
The story of a guy who goes blind very, very gradually for 20 years and then finally becomes completely blind. Many interesting things about it.     source
The Joyous Cosmology
Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness
Alan Watts - Apr 29, 2013 (first published in 1962)
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In describing the effects of mescaline, Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception literally opened a door. Watts walked through it with this classic account of the levels of insight consciousness-changing drugs can facilitate �when accompanied with sustained philosophical reflection by a person who is in search, not of kicks, but of understanding.” W...
Ed Cooke
Well worth the read.     source
The Age of Wonder
The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science
Richard Holmes - Mar 02, 2010 (first published in 2008)
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The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.  When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain...
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