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Insistence of Vision Hardcover – March 22, 2016
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"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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“David Brin excels at the essential craft of the page turning, which is to devise an elegantly knotted plot that yields a richly variegated succession of high-impact adventures undergone by an array of believably heroic characters.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“David Brin is notable for unquenchable optimism, focusing on the ability of humanity to overcome adversity.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
“Extrapolation of the highest and most subtle order.” (Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine)
“Brin writes brilliantly conceived, intellectually supercharged novels.” (The Sacramento Bee)
“Brin is not only prolific, but thoughtful and highly original.” (Los Angeles Daily News)
About the Author
David Brin is a scientist, New York Times bestselling author, and tech-futurist. His novels include EARTH, THE POSTMAN (filmed in 1997) and Hugo Award winners STARTIDE RISING and THE UPLIFT WAR. A leading commentator and speaker on modern trends, his nonfiction book THE TRANSPARENT SOCIETY won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association. INSISTENCE OF VISION is his third story collection.