I was recently asked to suggest introductory reviewing materials for bright laymen (see also my previous post). I ended up giving the following recommendations: – Intelligence: A very short introduction (2001, by Deary, very mainstream researcher). 132 pages. Libgen – Intelligence: All that matters. 2015. Ritchie (young, mainstream researcher). 160 pages. Libgen Bit more technical, […]

www.goodreads.com/book/show/19823567-quantitative-research-in-linguistics gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=3bb68f8bfea90338ad2efa04569108e2 There are few good things to say about this book. The best thing is on the very first page: Some things never change: the sun rises in the morning. The sun sets in the evening. A lot of linguists don’t like statistics. I have spent a decade teaching English language and linguistics at […]

Goodreads. The book is on Libgen (free download). Since I have ventured into criminology as part of my ongoing research program into the spatial transferability hypothesis (psychological traits are stable when people move around, including between countries) and the immigrant groups by country of origin studies, I thought it was a good idea to actually […]

www.goodreads.com/book/show/11324722-the-righteous-mind gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=1b4cf46bf0d2911c6151ba706aac2ca3 I had heard good things about this book, sort of. It has been cited a lot. Enough that I would be wiling to read it, given that the author has written at least one interesting paper (Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science). Generally, it is written in popsci style, very few statistics […]

www.goodreads.com/book/show/23621169-the-roma Richard Lynn is so nice to periodically send me books for free. He is working on establishing his publisher, of course, and so needs media coverage. In this case, he sent me a new book on the Roma by Jelena Cvorovic who was also present at the London conference on intelligence in the spring […]

www.goodreads.com/book/show/16641082-writing-systems libgen.org/search.php?req=coulmas+writing&open=0&view=simple&phrase=1&column=def I read this book as part of background reading for my bachelor (which im writing here) after seeing it referred to in a few other books. As a textbook it seems fine, except for the chapter dealing with psycholinguistics. Nearly all the references in this section are clearly dated, and the author is […]

www.goodreads.com/book/show/19824663-an-introduction-to-toxicology   gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=3b495b4fd548e7574a0ec998f22afac6&open=0   Friend of mine wants me to write a book chapter or two in his book advocating nuclear energy. Specifically, a chapter about toxicology and dose response models. I felt less than competent and so i decided to increase my toxicological knowledge with a textbook. I wanted an up to date one, […]

This book is a quick read and covers the area decently well. The major drawback is that it doesnt discuss deliberative democracy or liquid democracy. IMO this book is not as good as Caplans recent book on the same topic which i also read. Maybe cuz i read his first. gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=af2d8de3a8bc8a8e693a1be68a4bd3f3&open=0   many people conflate […]

I had low expectations for this book. It was assigned for some humanities class im taking (Studium generale). However, the book is a quite decent introduction to the field. Happily surprised.   libgen.org/book/index.php?md5=7d804c1413f8993654ecc933170a5141   –   The first two statements are called the premisses of the inference, while the third statement is called the conclusion. […]

I expected more of this book. The initial chapters are pretty bad, not very scientific or rigorous in the argumentation. The later chapters were much more interesting, leading to a total rating of mediocre. www.goodreads.com/book/show/744918.Laws_of_Fear gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=552D4DCAE50ACA6B17E8833CEF9DEBE3&open=0   I do not venture a survey here, but it is reasonable to speculate that in actual practice, nations […]