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The Global Brain Awakens: Our Next Evolutionary Leap Hardcover – April 1, 1995


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  • Hardcover: 345 pages
  • Publisher: Global Brain Inc; 2nd edition (April 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885261055
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885261052
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #780,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An insightful perspective." -- John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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stands as one of the most profound and powerful books I've ever read. It literally changed the way I see the world and my place in it. I consider it one of the most important works of this decade maybe this century. -Dan Millman, author A remarkable vision of the action of the evolutionary life force in human affairs. Just what we need in order to respond positively to our time. -John Robbins, author Peter Russell has laid forth the evolutionary blueprint for the future. has come just in the nick of time.

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
I am a programmer and technocrat, yet as I was reading the book, I could easily relate to many of the ideas and views of the science and the world presented in the book. When the book took on a spiritual view, I became a bit skeptical, but the incredibly logical arguments of the author dissolved my skepticism in favor of the new view of the world. World where greed and ego receed, and compassion and caring come to the front. It certainly is a reassuring view of the world, quite different from all the apocalypse theories that have been the craze of the media lately. The book moved me to such an extent that I now have a need to reevaluate all that is important in my life and to take on a new direction.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By M. Western on March 18, 2001
Format: Paperback
Every so often a book comes along that has the potential to "rock" the very fibre of your being, as well as impact society on a grand scale. This is one of those books! Peter Russell has put together a compelling story of how the "age of consciousness" will swamp the "information age" in comparison. It all starts with learning how to finally tap into that 95% of dead weight brain we carry around. If you are on the path to higher levels of consciousness (and who isn't?), then you will want this book. Guaranteed satisfaction!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 2004
Format: Hardcover
A beautifully written, wide ranging and thought provoking book. As a trained physicist, Russell distinguishes facts from his ideas. However his extrapolations are very plausible and echo conclusions I had reached myself. They are expressed in a most eloquent and readable style.
This book should be essential reading for all - especially youngsters of every race and religion. The contained message of hope is one of the few chances we have to make the future a better place for all.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAME on October 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
Not too many philosophers have taken a serious crack at explaining what the advent of the Internet means to the future of human society. While technology takes a back-seat to spirituality in The Global Brain Awakens, author Peter Russell takes all the recent hype about global interconnectivity to a fascinating extreme: The Internet as the central nervous system to a newly evolved global organism. Russell draws parallels between the development of the central nervous system in living organisms and creation of Web communications here on Earth, which he argues is the biggest living organism of them all. Unfortunately, this intriguing line of thought is undermined by the book's conclusion, which collapses into a mire of hokey higher consciousness that lacks the same critical reasoning. We recommend this book to anyone interested in an alternative vision of a Web-enhanced future, provided you are not turned off by its new age clichés.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By erharrin@hamlet.uncg.edu on October 16, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Mr. Russsell has provided an absolutely indelible stepping stone to the very being of our composure and identity. The reader sees him/her-self as an impressionable moving force towards the "wholeness" and hearth of this evergrowing vast system we are so fortunate to be a part of. Inspirational and Unforgettable-a driving force to a better I and a better sense of reality in itsself and its entirity.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Americ Azevedo (americ@well.com) on September 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I met Peter Russell years ago, when he was promoting this book. I bought a copy. I even read it. I agreed with what he wrote.
It has been the greatest of pleasures to find that what Peter published well over 10 years ago, stands the test of time as real and postiive.
I now work in the global brain called "the Internet" -- and I believe that it is true what he has written. All workers in this field would do well to have this book.
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