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The Review is Complete

Posted By Randall D. Isaac, Thursday, May 25, 2017

At long last, the review process of George Ellis’s book is complete. Yesterday I finally received the print copy of the book. Springer-Verlag has a protocol of giving reviewers 180 days online access (no downloading or copy and pasting) to read the book. Once the book review is published, the published copy must be uploaded for Springer to consider. If accepted, the reviewer can order a free copy of the book. Since my review appeared last week in the June 2017 issue of PSCF, I could finally order the book. I suspect I will be referring to the print copy rather often. I still learn a lot each time I read a page.

I would like to thank many of you for your most excellent assistance in commenting and questioning my notes and the drafts of the review. It was all most helpful.

The same issue of PSCF contains my review of An Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics by Marks, Dembski, and Ewert. The September issue will contain my review of Thinking Fair by Lucas Mix. I’ll post more on that later.

Meanwhile, I’ve enjoyed reading a few books that I do not need to review. Like American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. And Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee. And The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams, by Benjamin Bradlee, Jr.

Meanwhile, spring has sprung and I enjoy getting my hands dirty in God’s creation, my favorite hobby of growing roses. This is what retirement is all about!

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