- Paperback: 294 pages
- Publisher: Qualitas Publishing (March 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1897393601
- ISBN-13: 978-1897393604
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 295 g
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76.737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Little Blue Reasoning Book: 50 Powerful Principles for Clear and Effective Thinking Paperback – 15 March 2010
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"A wonderful work that shows how reasoning is challenging, yet engaging, rewarding and fun. Because reasoning involves people, it is an art as well as a science. And to remind ourselves just why it's not always easy to mix the two, we owe a cheerful salute to Nobel prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann who observed: 'Think how hard physics would be if particles could think.'"--Dr. William A. McEachern, author, award-winning teacher, and founding editor of The Teaching Economist
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I sampled several titles then, in just a few minutes, bought and downloaded this little blue gem. I've already, less than 24 hours later, read a good deal of it, recognized some of the exercises that colleagues and I used 30 years ago teaching high school English, composition, and creative writing, sent off an email appreciation to the author, and damned if I didn't get a nice response from Brandon Royal himself....no foolin'! I wish I'd had this as a resource back then. It's even got me thinking about doing some substitute work and seeing if I could sneak in some exercises.
I got a bit excited imagining how this book, if used and applied widely in our school systems could help our thinkers and deciders of tomorrow deal more effectively with the real social, economic, and maybe even the political problems they will undoubtedly be facing.
As these sorts of serendipitous events go, I ended up with something more valuable than I set off to find.
Now just how to get this in front of educators, students, and even parents so the benefit of rational, critical thinking can be realized. It's really readable and worth the time and effort, which somehow seem less than one might imagine.