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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I wish I could do a review that is as thorough and expansive and enlightening as the book. But no. I expect to stumble randomly as I praise Wilson's efforts. Bear with me, or read other's reviews, you ... Read full review

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User Review  - yggdrasil - LibraryThing

I was excited about this book; it seemed like the kind of social science/social engineering commentary on urban design I could really geek out over. But this reads more like a rambling semi-memoir. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - sriemann - LibraryThing

This was a recommended book from the bibliography and notes in the back of _No Impact Man_. Although at times the writing got a bit bogged down, there were many more interesting parts that held my ... Read full review

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User Review  - HapaxLegomenon - LibraryThing

To paraphrase my review that was deleted: I wanted to like this book so much more than I did! It's a fascinating concept, the evolution of neighborhoods, but the author overpromised and underdelivered. Had he written the book he claimed he would, I would've loved it; as is, don't bother. Read full review

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User Review  - bookworx - LibraryThing

This book is important for one big reason, the one that the author intends, to convince readers to organize actions in accordance with a broad (possibly narrow, I'm not quite sure) understanding of ... Read full review

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User Review  - vpfluke - LibraryThing

This was a hard book to get into. The author, David Sloan Wilson, has far ranging interests, which he tries to bring into understanding to show his evolutionary view of city life. He sees a lot of ... Read full review

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User Review  - EowynA - LibraryThing

I want to like this book, but I'm having a hard time finishing it. It starts with a cute little story illustrating how science looks for facts, and faith looks for miracles. Then the author describes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Spoerk - LibraryThing

I understand this book. It's fun! and exciting! Look! I can make my city be great! But no matter how excited I am about the idea, I just cannot get myself into this book. The chapters ramble on ... Read full review

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User Review  - KropotkinsLeftFoot - LibraryThing

I was excited to have won this from Early Reviewers, as I live nearby in Ithaca, NY. Sloan often looks at cooperative experiences in nature and relates them to what he sees and follows in his city of ... Read full review

The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution To Improve My City, One Block at a Time

User Review  - Michael D. Cramer - Book Verdict

Wilson (Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives) is an evolutionary biologist on the faculty of SUNY-Binghamton, and the Binghamton Neighborhood Project ... Read full review


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