Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human

Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human Best Read || [George Michelsen Foy] Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human Best Read || [George Michelsen Foy] - Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human, Finding North How Navigation Makes Us Human Navigation is the key human skill It s something we do everywhere whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark or charting a ship s course But how does navigation affect our brains our mem

  • Title: Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human
  • Author: George Michelsen Foy
  • ISBN: 9781250052681
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover

Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human Best Read || [George Michelsen Foy], Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human, George Michelsen Foy, Finding North How Navigation Makes Us Human Navigation is the key human skill It s something we do everywhere whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark or charting a ship s course But how does navigation affect our brains our memory ourselves Blending scientific research and memoir and written in beautiful prose Finding North starts with a quest by the author to understand this

Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human

Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human Best Read || [George Michelsen Foy] Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human Best Read || [George Michelsen Foy] - Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human, Finding North How Navigation Makes Us Human Navigation is the key human skill It s something we do everywhere whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark or charting a ship s course But how does navigation affect our brains our mem Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human

  • Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human Best Read || [George Michelsen Foy]
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Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human

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  1. I won Finding North How Navigation Makes Us Human by George Michelsen Foy from.Part fascinating research, part memoir, part rollicking adventure, George Michelsen Foy s book, Finding North How Navigation Makes Us Human, is a must read for anyone who enjoys seafaring adventure and human studies.Foy takes readers into the labs of scientists, doctors, and other researchers who share their vast knowledge in understandable ways, helping readers to feel comfortable with complex theories, research, and [...]


  2. I received an advance reading copy as a giveaway The writing in this book is very good, but I found myself struggling to be engaged in the topic of navigation The author makes may interesting observations about navigation, but overstretches in his attempt to identify a navigation gene and to link the use of GPS technology to rising rates of Alzheimer s This book may be of interest to those who are innately interested in navigation, but this is likely a niche group of readers.


  3. This book was really uneven It was not immediately a page turner for me, but it was still pretty good so I kept going There is a lot going on here A shipwreck of the author s ancestor, scientific questions about the effects of GPS technology on our brains, debating the pros and cons of old navigational methods versus new ones, and navigating the loss of loved ones and familiar features in our lives This is a huge scope for the book, and some sections were notably engaging than others I found th [...]


  4. Interesting Story of FamilyI picked it up because of an interest in celestial navigation Tangentially, that was its topic But it was about family history and searching to understand enough of the techniques of navigating over a century ago to discern the causes of a shipwreck that defined his family.





  5. Interesting book, but he does not really make a strong case for the argument that navigation makes us human If you like sailing books and history you will find this enjoyable.


  6. I received an advance reading copy as a giveaway I have a hard time describing this book or the author s main point in a nutshell I suppose, loss physical or emotional is disorienting, and navigation helps us recover from this and find our way again The author explored this through investigating an ancestor s death at sea, and recreating his voyage using traditional navigational tools to sail a similar distance offshore in the Gulf of Maine, as well as in retracing the actual final voyage of his [...]


  7. Navigation is at the heart of everything we do on the water.I ve been asked by his publishers to review George Michelsen Foy s new book Is disaster always envisioned geographically, is it always navigational in the deepest sense Finding North, page 22George Michelsen Foy asks this question early on in his extended ruminations in the form of a record, a log of a voyage We join him on a quest woven of varied lineaments gathered over decades, facing questions ranging from the intimate and familiar [...]


  8. Entertaining and mellow reflection on navigation, the human faculty of finding our way around in our world The heart of the story, is seeking to explain the death of an ancestor whose ship went down off the coast of Norway the author not only visits the place, but re enacts a similar voyage, attempting to use the same methods of navigation as were used in the past I received a copy in the Giveaways program.He also models a different kind of exploration, by seeking knowledge not in a library or t [...]


  9. I really wanted to love this book, but it is, by turns, so filled with technical jargon, flowery descriptions and maudlin sentimentality, that the point is often lost, or at least the point I was expecting was lost Every once in a while the author breaks through the fog, the real kind of which he so fears, to make his point that our total reliance on navigational technology is doing real damage to our brains Unfortunately, such nuggets of wisdom are too few and too far between Disappointing.


  10. Fantastic book by a new author for me I thought this book would be about the technical aspects of navigation and was pleasantly surprised to find this book a personal and historical account of navigation The author intertwines his personal life, challenges, losses, history, and interests into a unique blend that becomes an informative book on navigation I really liked this story and found it interesting and informative Look forward to reading from this author.


  11. Not what I expected hoped for and I only made it through about 1 3 of the way There s probably enough interesting information to make up a good magazine article, but the rest is way too much about the author himself I also didn t care for the writing style The author teaches creative writing and got a bit carried away with flowery writing, stretched metaphors, etc.


  12. I received this book as a giveaway I kept picking it up and then putting it down, I just didn t want to stick with it I admire the author s intent, connecting navigation to memory, and as someone who still uses maps instead of GPS, I really wanted to like this book .


  13. I found this book to be very interesting and informative Particularly how the GPS works.l in all a book worth reading.


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