Free eBook Visions download

by Eric Walters

Free eBook Visions download ISBN: 1554551226
Author: Eric Walters
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside; Reprint edition (November 30, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 208
Category: Young Adults
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction
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Eric Robert Walters CM (born 1957) is a Canadian author of young adult fiction and picture books. As of 31 January 2014, Eric Walters has written 92 books.

Eric Robert Walters CM (born 1957) is a Canadian author of young adult fiction and picture books. Walters was an elementary school student at Vista Heights Public School in Streetsville, Ontario. In 1993, he was teaching a grade 5 class in which many of the students were reluctant readers and writers. To encourage them, Walters wrote his first novel, Stand Your Ground

The myth that young people are not reading has been shattered and a look at Eric Walters' Visions needs to be looked at here.

The myth that young people are not reading has been shattered and a look at Eric Walters' Visions needs to be looked at here. Page 13 I looked back at Mark, sleeping peacefully.

DJ is always thrilled to spend time with his grandfather, a person he idolizes

DJ is always thrilled to spend time with his grandfather, a person he idolizes. When his grandfather announces that he's going to take all of his grandsons on individual adventures, it seems only fair that DJ, as the oldest grandchild, will get his adventure first. An adventure that sees his grandfather at the controls of a small plane as the two fly to Central America for a week.

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I requested an ARC through NetGalley for my 14 year-old son as he is a fan of Eric Walters’ work.

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Miles Collision Center.

Twin brothers Rob and Mark are helping their scientist mother with her institute's muskox-observing mission. No one can figure out why no muskox can be found - until Rob and Mark get some strange information that leads them to a mysteriously etched human bone and an old Inuit man who seems to have appeared from nowhere to entrance them with eerie folk legends. Then the brothers find themselves suddenly speaking fluent Inuktitut and having nightmare visions...  

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As I write this Visions is thirteen years old, and many of the reviews go back nearly that far. So, since this book is predicting things that are supposed to happen, and as of now (June 2011) many of the things the author predicts are supposed to have already happened, I can do a quick review with the benefit of hindsight. And the verdict is: He nails it!

Remember, in 1998 the internet was relatively new, dial-up connection speeds of 128 baud were considered fast, more people than not still had rabbit ears on their televisions. Michio Kaku posits that by 2010 we'll have flat screen televisions light enough to hang on a wall (there'll be competition between LCD and plasma models), cable companies will be taking over voice communication from the copper-wired telephone companies, movies will be available on demand on computers (once they break the 4Mbps barrier ... I just upgraded my home system to 40Mbps a few weeks ago), and a lot more that in fact has turned out to be absolutely true and correct. He doesn't use the term "the cloud" but he describes exactly what it is, and it's happening now. He's even pretty close on the timing.

Obviously the further you look into the future the harder it is to predict with accuracy. But Dr. Kaku has been so spot on during the first section that his credibility with the fascinating parts to follow is beyond question. Yes, he might be off on some things, but based on his earlier success he probably won't be off by much.

Another thing about this author is that although he's a Big Brain he can put things in terms easily grasped by us Merely Normals. The book isn't like a text book, it's like an inspirational speech. In short, fun to read.

So yeah, it's getting close to being old enough to want to borrow the keys to the car, but it's still quite viable, very readable, enjoyable and thought provoking. I read two to three books a week, mostly fiction, followed by history and biographies. This is the first "science" book I've read in several years and it's going to lead me to buy more, especially by this author. What better recommendation can anyone give than that?
I have been a huge fan of Michio since the late 90s and read every book he puts out. Somehow this one slipped by me and I had to go back and get it. You know you are reading a Kaku book because he elegantly explains complicated subject matter that both novices and experts can relate to. I would like to be revived 500 years after I die and make a checklist of Michio's predictions from this book and other and see how accurate he was. Like Jules Verne, people a century and a half from now will look back on Michio's writings and predictions about the future and wonder how we got it so right. If even a quarter of what Michio says in this book comes to be, the future will be amazing!
As much as I see this man on TV nowadays, I will go ahead and give it to him: Michio Kaku, the successor to Carl Sagan, has set about in this book to explore where science might take us in the future. The book is optimistic, engaging, and very easy to read (not a single equation appears in the text). Kaku explores the states of the art of computers, biotechnology, and quantum physics (as well as their intersections) and extrapolates to tomorrow, to the next few decades, and to the next century. If you are at all intrigued by science and technology and where we are headed, this is definitely a book for you.

So this book is over ten years old; some of Kaku's predictions were right on the money, or were off by a year or so. Today we have mind-bogglingly fast computers (but still not fast enough), reasonably smart robots, incredible drugs that are beginning to make some cancers a thing of the past, the entire human genome is known, and we still don't have a grand unified theory. So either Kaku had (and still has) incredible insight about where science is going, or has the ability bet-hedge enough and make vague predictions that will be interpreted as true no matter what happens. You be the judge. I still enjoyed reading this book, despite its age.

Personal opinions: I guess I'm another engineer with a chip on my shoulder. Yes, physicists are responsible for understanding nature, but engineers are responsible for using that and bringing products to market and to the benefit of the rest of the population, a point which was not at all discussed (perhaps engineering needs its own Kaku/Sagan). I was offended as the arrogance of Kaku and the people he interviewed in saying (more than once) that certain problems are "just" engineering at this point. Also, Kaku's (left-leaning) politics seep through the pages every now and then (I was under the impression that science was supposed to be free of politics). I leave you with this: the picture that is painted of the future is pretty and technology will make our environment better, but it won't make us better humans. Let's continue to advance science and at the same time work on becoming better neighbors.
I think this guy is AWESOME! I wish people like this would teach classes. It would be, what's the word.....INTERESTING! A child might actually retain something (called learning). If the man who helped come up with String Theory can write a book that a great majority of people can understand, why is it that most text books are boring, ramble on and on about a bunch of crap that's more convoluted than tangled string, and present it in a format that's not laid out in a manner to help a person learn? (I'm an old dog going back to school for a new degree....that's how I know this type of "alleged learning" is still happening today).
The speed at which scientific advancements is occurring actually makes some of this book dated! Also - now, with the benefit of the book's future in hand, it is clear that numerous predictions made in the book have not taken place, thereby making the content, at times, difficult to value.
Well written and most times insightful.