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Much of my career has been associated with science writing, the rest with other enterprises that we tend to lump together as various parts of “the media.” The media, then, are the subject of a fair amount of commentary in my latest book, Wonderment. Because it is a life story, it also includes some quite different subject material – living twin lives as an Englishman and an American; being always enticed by adventure and travel; cultivating a spiritual and philosophical life; bringing up a family; friendships with Native American people; and living since infancy with chronic asthma. There’s more about the book in my websites, http://www.nigelhey.com and http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.....

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Prayers at the beginning of New York's annual Muslim Day parade
The email subject line asked the question “This is America?” So, intrigued, I clicked for the message to come on screen. Several photos came up, and below them the wildly out-of-context warning, “The further away from God we go as a nation, The closer evil will come to us.”

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Wonderment
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Solar System
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Wonderment (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: I call my sixth nonfiction book a trip around the world, inside the author's mind, and, where I think there is a possibility of achieving it, beyond both. It is a lively autobiography and I believe you will enjoy it. The eventual length of the book surprised me, yet the storyline does not linger boringly in one place for long. It’s a collection of memoirs about a lot of places and things – for example the American mountain states, amateur theatre, print and electronic media, Native Americans, living (successfully) with asthma, traveling the world, and of course writing. Here and there I have sneaked in philosophical thoughts and observations about the state of humankind as well as the trials and triumphs of a family life shared between London and New Mexico. In this book as in the five previous titles, I exercise a writer’s prerogative and implore my readers to treasure and cultivate the sense of wonder -- about all things accessible to the five senses. That has been a personal goal, and my life has been both rewarded and sometimes endangered by a hard-to-control curiosity that enriched my world with adventures of mind and body.

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“Without their chloroplasts plants would be left like the rest of us, to eat what they find. Instead they hold out their green palms and catch light. If there is magic in the world, surely this is it: the descendants of tiny creatures in leaves, capable of ingesting the sun.”
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Every Living Thing by Rob Dunn
“Science is full of egos and arrogance, but it is fuller of simple moments of pleasure at the joy of finding some gem of new knowledge, big or small. Such gems can be anyone’s.”
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Poet Under a Soldier's Hat by Elizabeth  Rose
Poet Under a Soldier's Hat
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Poet Under a Soldier’s Hat (Quillrunner Publishing, 2013) does not have the kind of title that makes me instinctively reach for my wallet. Shame about the title, because this biography is well worth reading. Imagine soldiering in Helmand and Wazirist ...more
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The Dynamics Of Change by Don Fabun
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I have to review this book because, in a sense, I wrote it before it was published. Don Fabun wrote a series of very intelligent and readable booklets for Kaiser Aluminum in the 1960s, somehow they feel into my hands, and I was greatly impressed. I h ...more
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“An odd thing about perception is that when we identify some new thing with one or more of our five senses, it is not really, immutably real -- it is a passing will o’ the wisp, an artifact of the senses and the translations of the brain until we get used to it and we give it a home in our hearts”
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“Humankind spends so much time admiring and ritualizing the inventions of humankind! And yet humankind is such a tiny part of all there is. -- Nigel S. Hey, Wonderment(Matador, 2012)”
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“One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life? . . . From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. . . Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.”
Dalai Lama XIV

“We are as gods and might as well get good at it.”
Stewart Brand

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

“An odd thing about perception is that when we identify some new thing with one or more of our five senses, it is not really, immutably real -- it is a passing will o’ the wisp, an artifact of the senses and the translations of the brain until we get used to it and we give it a home in our hearts”
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“We are, perhaps uniquely among the earth’s creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take the idea of dying, unable to sit still.”
Lewis Thomas

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