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Pumping Ions Paperback – July 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Main Street Books; No Edition Listed edition (July 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385247494
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385247498
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #864,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Condition your brain just as you do your body with this entertaining and challenging "exercise program" designed to strengthen, tone, and develop your "mental muscles."

B & W illustrations throughout

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Condition your brain just as you do your body with this entertaining and challenging "exercise program" designed to strengthen, tone, and develop your "mental muscles."

B & W illustrations throughout

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ALFONSO RODRIGUEZ on June 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
That's T.W. theory: if you do not exercise your muscles, they'll go weak. This book is your own gymansium, and if you do all the exercises (wich, at first it's not so easy to do), you'll find yourself in a very much better shape. T.W. exercises are easy and fun, all one has to do is follow them one at a time, like muscle exercise. I recommend this book very much, and I think is a great companion to E.De Bono Thinking's course (which is way different from this, but also very valuable). In sintesis, if you like to have a supper-muscled brain, read the book and do the exercises. You will never be the same
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Don on January 22, 2005
Format: Paperback
I was at first a bit hesitant to buy this book because I have read quite a few, how to get smarter, books and found them to be leaning towards the informationl side rather than presenting any exercises to actually strengthen the mind. However, because of the cheap price, I bought it anyway, and found it to be exactly what I had been looking for. The author splits overall intelligence into subcatagories such as concentration, creativity, mental sythesis ... and presents mental exercises to improve each area of the mind. I have done the exercises for about a week now and I can say that they do work. I noticed that my level of concetration has been steadily improving and my thinking process became a bit more clear. I would definately recommend this book as it actually works and it's quite cheap as well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike Bowman on January 2, 2002
Format: Paperback
Wujec's book is a kind of grown up version of some of the sort of stuff we used to do as kids. Use one side of the brain to go down the alphabet and the other to count up to 100. If that doesn't slow you down then not much will.
Doing the exercises in here seems to me to feel like physical exercise at the gym: it's not always comfortable and you'd probably rather grab a copy of 'MAD' magazine and have a break. But stick with this: it's got some great techniques to work with.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 22, 1998
Format: Paperback
Pumping Ions is a pleasure to read. The easy and fun mental exercises not only stimulate creative thinking but also improve memory. After a few days of doing the simple exercises, my memory had improved significantly(many times at almost a photographic level!) and my understanding of formerly difficult problems was changed markedly for the better. If you're interested in being smarter, get this book, you won't be disappointed.
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Antonio Sacin (abreviatio@aol.com) on November 24, 1998
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This is a one-tape charade into the some "mental" exercises. The exercises are extremely boring and consists on inverting words, counting different numbers, and...definitely not fitted to be driving a car with! I almost crashed when attempting to reverse a long word in my head as requested (they don't give you any technique for that either).
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