Worth a Look: Book Reviews on World Brain and Mind

00 Remixed Review Lists, Worth A Look

World Brain and Mind

Review: Global Brain–The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century

Review: Global Mind Change–The Promise of the 21st Century

Review: Net Gain–Expanding Markets Through Virtual Communities

Review: Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, And The New Biology Of Mind (Hardcover)

Review: The Virtual Community–Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier

Review: World Brain (Essay Index Reprint Series) (Hardcover)

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Visualization

00 Remixed Review Lists, Worth A Look

Visualization

Review: Art, Politics and Dissent–Aspects of the Art Left in Sixties America

Review: Data Model Patterns–A Metadata Map

Review: Handbook of Data Visualization (Springer Handbooks of Computational Statistics)

Review: Indexed

Review: Information Visualization–Beyond the Horizon

Review: slide:ology–The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

Review: The Digital Economy–Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence

Review: Visual Thinking: for Design (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies)

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Technology & Web 2.0 to 4.0

00 Remixed Review Lists, Worth A Look

Technology & Web 2.0 to 4.0

Review: Avatars–Exploring and Building Virtual Worlds on the Internet [ILLUSTRATED] (Paperback)

Review: Building Trustworthy Semantic Webs

Review: Business Value of Computers

Review: Complex Adaptive Systems–An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life (Princeton Studies in Complexity)

Review: Cyberwar 2.0–Myths, Mysteries & Reality

Review: Cyberwar–Security, Strategy, and Conflict in the Information Age

Review: Earth–The Sequel–The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

Review: Enterprise Integration–The Essential Guide to Integration Solutions (Addison-Wesley Information Technology Series)

Review: Everything Is Miscellaneous–The Power of the New Digital Disorder

Review: Free Software, Free Society–Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman (Hardcover)

Review: Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling (Princeton Studies in Complexity)

Review: GIS for Decision Support and Public Policy Making

Review: Humanizing the Digital Age

Review: Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

Review: Information Payoff–The Transformation of Work in the Electronic Age

Review: Mobilizing Generation 2.0–A Practical Guide to Using Web2.0 Technologies to Recruit, Organize and Engage Youth

Review: Radical Evolution–The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human (Hardcover)

Review: Spychips–How Major Corporations and Government Plan to Track Your Every Move with RFID (Hardcover)

Review: Technological Change and the Future of Warfare

Review: The Big Switch–Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

Review: The Digital Person–Technology And Privacy In The Information Age (Hardcover)

Review: The Future of War–Power, Technology and American World Dominance in the Twenty-first Century

Review: The Google Story–Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time

Review: The Singularity Is Near–When Humans Transcend Biology (Hardcover)

Review: The Transparent Society–Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom? (Paperback)

Review: The Unfinished Revolution–Human-Centered Computers and What They Can Do For Us

Review: Tools for Thought–The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology

Review: Unleashing Web 2.0–From Concepts to Creativity

Review: Virtual Reality–The Revolutionary Technology of Computer-Generated Artificial Worlds – and How It Promises to Transform Society

Review: Web 2.0–A Strategy Guide: Business thinking and strategies behind successful Web 2.0 implementations

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Strategy

00 Remixed Review Lists, Worth A Look

Strategy

2001 Threats, Strategy, and Force Structure: An Alternative Paradigm for National Security

Review: Blue Ocean Strategy–How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

Review: Environmental Security and Global Stability–Problems and Responses

Review: Fast Strategy–How strategic agility will help you stay ahead of the game

Review: Grand Strategies in War and Peace

Review: Modern Strategy

Review: National Security Dilemmas–Challenges and Opportunities

Review: Never Quit the Fight (Hardcover)

Review: Outsmart the MBA Clones–The Alternative Guide to Competitive Strategy, Marketing and Branding

Review: Power & Responsibility–Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threat

Review: Preventing World War III–A Realistic Grand Strategy

Review: Seeing the Invisible–National Security Intelligence in an Uncertain Age

Review: Strategy–Process, Content, Context–An International Perspective

Review: Strategy–The Logic of War and Peace, Revised and Enlarged Edition

Review: The Domestic Bases of Grand Strategy

Review: The Paradox of American Power–Why the World’s Only Superpower Can’t Go It Alone

Review: The Political Economy of Grand Strategy

Review: The Search for Security–A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

Review: To Lead the World–American Strategy after the Bush Doctrine

Review: Uncomfortable Wars Revisited (International and Security Affairs Series) (Hardcover)

Review: Understanding International Conflicts (6th Edition)

Review: World Out of Balance–International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy

Review: World Politics–The Menu for Choice

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Stabilization & Reconstruction

00 Remixed Review Lists, Worth A Look

Stabilization & Reconstruction

Review: A Half Penny on the Federal Dollar–The Future of Development Aid

Review: Chasing the Flame–Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World

Review: Crisis Preparedness Handbook–A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival

Review: Deliver Us from Evil–Peacekeepers, Warlords and a World of Endless Conflict

Review: Fixing Failed States–A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World

Review: Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction (Paperback)

Review: Nordic Approaches to Peace Operations–a New Model In the Making

Review: Policing the New World Disorder–Peace Operations and Public Security

Review: Preventive Defense–A New Security Strategy for America

Review: Stability Operations and State-Building–Continuities and Contingencies: Colloquium Report

Review: The Battle for Hearts and Minds–Using Soft Power to Undermine Terrorist Networks (Washington Quarterly Readers) (Paperback)

Review: The Best Intentions–Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power

Review: The Bottom Billion–Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

Review: The Foundation–A Great American Secret; How Private Wealth is Changing the World

Review: The Utility of Force–The Art of War in the Modern World

Review: Third World War

Review: Warfare in the Third World

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Self-Determination & Secession

00 Remixed Review Lists, Worth A Look

UPDATED 9 January 2016 to add image, preface and paragraph extracts.

ninenationsAs a high school honors student at the Singapore American School, I wrote a paper on the causes of the US Civil War and made the same mistake most adults make today: I thought it was about slavery and I never realized that a War of Secession is not the same as a Civil War. A War of Secession seeks to restore the independence that was compromised to voluntarily join a Union. A Civil War is a war for dominance over the whole. I now understand that the “Civil War” was a bankers war, a war to give the North the right to occupy and loot the South, a war where the only long-term winners were the banks. It was not about slavery — Lincoln “emancipated” only the slaves in the South, not in the North and West, and he did so “with grave reluctance.” In some ways the Civil War — despite the onerous nature of slavery at its foundation — was a cultural war, between the agrarian communities of the south and the industrial non-communities of the north. Today the United STATES of America is beginning to break up — calls for a Constitutional Convention are mounting, e.g. from the Governor of Texas as well as Mark Levin, while secessionists in Hawaii, Vermont, Texas, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California continue to labor away legally and ethically. There is also the matter of federal corruption, federal war-wongering, federal taxation of STATE citizens, and federal ownership of land. Absent unifying leadership able to restore integrity to how we elect and govern on behalf of the STATES, I anticipate a break-up of the United STATES of America.  Below are a few books I have reviewed, with one paragraph from each review brought forward, click on the title to read the entire review.

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