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Primo Natura

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Occasional reader of books on topics such as geology, geoscience, sustainability, climate change, technology and privacy. I am using Bookwrym as a platform to track and encourage myself to read and/or listen to more books.


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25% complete! Primo Natura has read 2 of 8 books.

The Lazarus Heist (2022, ‎ Penguin Business) 5 stars

Cyber Espionage

5 stars

This book written by Geoff White follows the hacking from within North Korea. Geoff's book follows the episodes of the BBC World Service podcast which he hosts. Personally I listened to the podcast before the book was released so I knew many of the events before reading this book. Despite that I enjoyed looking at the events that have unfolded at my own pace with this book. Each of the fifteen chapters describes the events that have taken place and how they executed their attacks.

If you like technology, hacking and cyber crime this story is for you.

The Future We Choose (Paperback, 2020, Manilla Press) 5 stars

A lesson for the future

5 stars

This book was written by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, architects and lead negotiators of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Christiana and Tom discussed how they used their power to bring change at the Paris Agreement. They discuss the politics that is played behind the scenes and how the summit nearly ended due to national security. Despite the concerns raised they continued battling due to the uncertainty of another summit occurring.

This book predicts what the future may look like with the inventions of technology and lack of resources like water. How autonomous vehicles may help the environment but act as trackers to repressive countries.

Each chapter showcases a problem and solution to the crisis from fake news on social media and conformation biases to climate doom and why we need to be optimistic when talking about the changing climate. Christiana and Tom draws on politicians, companies and us to bring …

Sandworm (2019, Doubleday) 4 stars

A chilling, globe-spanning detective story, tracking an elite group of Russian hackers and the future …


4 stars

I felt the book was a bit slow at times however it was very informative and it is clear the author had researched the topic well. While I knew some of the details around Sandworm I enjoyed listening to the book where I found out extra details and quotes from the people involved. The author built tension by describing the events vividly and showed the extent of the damage through statistics.

The Minimalist Home (Paperback, WaterBrook) 4 stars

Minimalism Makeover

4 stars

This book will show you how to declutter and improve your life with proven techniques that have brought families together. Statistics are used throughout to back up the minimalism lifestyle or to highlight consumerism. I found the book to be informative and showcase the power of minimalism!

I listened to this book whilst decluttering which helped me along the way. While I did not use all the recommendations, a wide range were mentioned which supports people new to the concept, while pushing those who have already began! The chapters break down the 'normal' home which allows you to focus on one area, or skip a chapter if it does not apply to your current situations. Personally I found this book was slanted to the American audience, after all it was written by an American, so I found the financial savings less than ideal as they were all in dollars. Despite …

Future of Food (2021, Penguin Random House) 4 stars

Visions for the future

4 stars

As with any book that has statistical data it is worth taking it with a pinch of salt. Data will change and can be outdated over time. Despite that the book raises many ideas about food production for the future.

The book despite being fairly short raised quite a lot of topics and issues with the current food production. The book starts out with talking about lab grown meat, discussing the challenges and how it has developed. Pesticides are mentioned throughout the book with mentions to crop yield. The book also shines a light on how to reduce or eliminate pesticides using technology amongst other ways to tackle the food system.