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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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The Age of Wonder
The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science
Richard Holmes - 2009-07-14 (first published in 2008)
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Explore the birth of the Romantic Age of Science in this absorbing history that delves into the lives of the men and women who made groundbreaking discoveries and inventions at the end of the 18th century. Follow the voyages of Joseph Banks and Captain Cook in search of new worlds, and delve into the astronomical, chemical, poetic, and philosophical discoveries of William Herschel and Humphry Davy. Discover how the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day. A thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution, whose consequences still resonate today.
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The Sorrows of Young Werther
Goethe - 2005-02-08 (first published in 1774)
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This classic novel is told through letters written by Werther, a sensitive artist who falls in love with Charlotte, a young woman engaged to someone else. Despite their close friendship, Werther's painful unrequited love becomes too much to bear. The Sorrows of Young Werther is an intimate and emotional portrayal of unattainable love and the tragic consequences that result.
Ed Cooke
Wonderful story of a young man who falls in love and it doesn't really work out so well.      source
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Maxims and Reflections
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1998-08-27 (first published in 1833)
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Explore the wisdom of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Maxims and Reflections. This timeless collection features several hundred unforgettable paragraphs and aphorisms in the categories of Life and Character, Literature and Art, Science and Nature. Like the classics of Epictetus and Seneca, this book is a valuable guide to understanding the mysteries of existence.
Ed Cooke
I read and reread this book.      source
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Touching the Rock
An Experience of Blindness
John M. Hull - 1992-06-02 (first published in 1990)
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Explore the world of blindness and perception in "Touching the Rock" where John Hull reflects on his experience of odd sounds, echoes, and a changed perception of his surroundings. Through beautiful language and deep reflection, Hull transforms his blindness into a gift that makes him an excellent watcher and hearer of the world. Read about a world where every human experience is transformed, from eating and lovemaking to buying drinks in a bar. This book is a must-read for anyone wishing to explore and understand a new perspective.
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
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The Joyous Cosmology
Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness
Alan Watts - 1965-08-12 (first published in 1962)
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This classic account explores the levels of insight consciousness-altering drugs can provide when combined with philosophical reflection. The author, Alan Watts, delves into the profound, answering questions about the nature of existence and the sacred. The book includes forward authors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, who were Harvard professors, and is a must-read for those in search of understanding.
Ed Cooke
Well worth the read.      source