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The Mind Map Book: Radiant Thinking - Major Evolution in Human Thought (Mind Set) Paperback – 8 May 2003


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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Active; 1 edition (8 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563487011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563487012
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 194,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tony Buzan is the world-renowned inventor of Mind Maps and the multi-million copy bestselling author of 'How to Mind Map' and 'Mind Maps for Kids' series. He appears regularly on television and lectures all over the world. He advises international businesses, governments, educational authorities and Olympic athletes. His work has been published in 100 countries and 30 languages.

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'Tony Buzan's "Mind Map Book" will do for the brain what Stephen Hawking's 'A Brief History of Time' did for the universe.' Raymond Keene, 'The Times'

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Tony Buzan is the world’s leading authority on the brain and learning. His ground-breaking note-taking technique, Mind Maps, offers a route to improved study and better understanding. His million-copy selling books on the subject have achieved massive success in more than 100 countries and have been translated into 30 languages. He has lectures worldwide and acts as advisor to numerous multi-national companies, governments, leading businesses and international Olympic athletes. He is also President of the Brain Foundation, founder of the Brian Trust Charity, the World Memory Championships and the World Championships of the Brain.

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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 May 2004
Format: Paperback
Mind maps - you may have already come across them, but this book is the most thorough explanation and demonstration of their uses I've read to date. It starts with an explanation of brain function, looking at scientific theory as well as examples of Great Brains in history. Then from a discussion on brainstorming it develops the idea of the Mind Map, and the principles that have proven to produce the most useful kinds of maps. From there it demonstrates the many uses for Mind Maps, from decision making, self-analysis, problem-solving, memory recall and organising ideas (your own and others') to creative thinking, teaching, meetings, presentations, diaries and management.
It is thorough, well-written, full of examples and gives you everything you need to fully exploit the amazing tool that is the Mind Map. I've discovered brain power I thought I'd lost years ago, and a new fun in study and simply using my brain.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Harris on 14 July 2004
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This book is useful as an introduction to Mind Maps with a clear and highly visual layout. If you prefer diagram or picture information then this book is for you. Buzan has also included plenty of well selected examples to get you thinking creatively. The book has two sections, the first has details on Mind Mapping and simple rules that work. The second section is full of ideas on how to use Mind Maps. I have found Mind Maps to be very powerfull as a thinking tool. My only resevavtion is that Tony tries to sell this as the solution to end all problems. This it is not, however Mind Maps do provide excellent scope to further develope ideas.
Well done Tony & Barry.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael Domnin on 17 Jun 2006
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This is an extraordinary book! Five stars and plus! Tony Buzan even shows you from the start how to make the best your reading, in his Chapter on Note-taking.

The book is progressive yet stimulating. Starting from a simple brainstorming exercise, he shows you how to make this more complete by refining it into an either/or Mind mapping to tackle making choices, extending it to a more complex and more satisfying multiple categories mind mapping.

The beauty of the book lies in its common sense. Exploring this system,you'll find yourself saying 'Aha! This is how I can find how to...!'

Read it to learn how to

# make choices - eliminating procrastination.

# learn how to organise your own ideas

# learn how to sharpen your attention on a definite issue

# learn how to take notes that you will have pleasure to read and ease in remembering them.

# Useful to summarise books, lectures, TV programmes.

No doubt, there are other methods, but this one is a delight, makes it fun to learn, using your vivid imagination, unblocking your inspiration.

To obtain serious results, with a playful practice, read and learn from this book.You shall be a better person for absorbing this fascinating skill.

Buy it in all confidence, you will acquire an amazing tool that will definitley spark your immagination.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mespeak Youlisten on 10 Sep 2010
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I first came across the concept of mind mapping 10 years ago when I was at university. I wasn't doing particularly well, averaging a 2.2, but when I started using mind maps my marks went up to mainly 2.1s and 1st. I'm now studying again with the Open University, and I find that once again mind mapping is a fantastic way of taking note and planning my studies and assignments, as it allows me to get a very clear overview of my subject much more easily than traditional note-taking.

The only drawback to this method is that it is more time-consuming than traditional note-taking, but if you need to memorise large amounts of information, you will find that this is time invested, rather than time lost.

I don't buy all of Tony Buzan's claims about mind mapping, and I find that the writing style can get a little bit grating at times, which is why I am giving this book 4 stars rather than 5. If you are already self-confident, you might find Buzan's style slightly annoying too, but I can understand that he wrote this book with a wide audience in mind, and other people might need constant encouragement.

All in all, an extremely useful book, and one that should find its way onto any student's shelf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By louise murdoch on 2 Mar 2014
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This book has been useful in my MA Education. It has helped me with my essay and a very informative book.
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