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1.0 out of 5 stars Repetitious, Repetitious, Repetitious, April 26, 2002
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This review is from: The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, Second Edition (Library of Flight) (Paperback)
An astonishingly successfull attempt to take a one-page idea and repeat it enough to create an entire book. The author's premise is valid: Human beings who have looked at the earth from space return with a different view of of our planet not only literally, but philosophically as well. However, rather than expand on this idea, he simply repeats it. Page, after page, after page. I stuck with the book hoping the last section containing interviews with space travelers would redeem the work, but each interview was merely a copy of the first, which went something like this: "When I first glimpsed the earth from space, I was overwhelmed with its beauty. I gained a sense of how everything on earth was interconnected, and I knew I would never look at life the same way again". Save your money, and read this review a couple of hundred times for the same "Overview Effect" as you would receive from the book.
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Initial post: Dec 21, 2012 1:46:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 1:48:36 PM PST
James Earl says:
For the reviewer whose review title was "Repetitious, Repetitious, Repetitious." You might get some benefit from seeing the movie, Groundhog Day. The two operative words here, for you, are "might" and "some."
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