LEIGH FORBES: Books of all Sorts

18th November 2016
by Leigh Forbes
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Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves

by James Nestor. James Nestor pulls us into the forbidding world of freediving – an activity during which participants plunge (sometimes hundreds of feet) underwater without any kind of breathing apparatus – and right to the edge of human survival. Nestor … Continue reading

6th November 2016
by Leigh Forbes
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Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

by Atul Gawande. Citing examples of its use in the hospital where he works (and elsewhere), Atul Gawande illustrates how the checklist can be an extremely valuable tool in the decision-making process, particularly in complex and changing situations (such as … Continue reading