- Hardcover: 397 pages
- Publisher: Latticework Publishing Inc. (27 March 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1999449037
- ISBN-13: 978-1999449032
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Customer Reviews: 18 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Great Mental Models, Volume 2: Physics, Chemistry and Biology Hardcover – 27 March 2020
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The author is also very responsive and reply my emails very quick
Super excited for upcoming volumes!
Volume 2 focuses on models related to the scientific fields where Volume 1 was focused on more general concepts. I am excited for Volume 3.
I would suggest buying the physical book. (Volume 1 has already sold out at the time of writing this review.) The published versions are something to behold with quality construction and graphics that have become a rarity in books of the day.
The encyclopedic content is complex but easily digested- I've found myself referencing the first volume on numerous occasions. This is another reason to buy the published over the digital book.
If asked to be critical, I find some of the sections a tad brief and could benefit from additional coverage. However, each subject matter offers the ability to write an entire book, so walking the line between detailed discussion and general concepts is a delicate walk- this is handled perfectly overall.
In a rare act, I purchased multiple copies of the first volume and gave them as gifts.
While the content is rich and dense, Farnam Street helps make them easy to digest, enjoyable to read, and explores them through a lens of practicality and application.
This series of books has an audacious goal: Curating and distilling the big ideas from the big disciplines to help readers think better, and ultimately make better decisions. So far, both entries are a smashing success. I'm excited to see which models the team explores next.
I loved the book and the challenges to conventional wisdom and thinking it presents.
A member of Farnam Street, I truly appreciate the work Farnam Street do and find Shane Parish to be a truly extraordinary thinker