Nick Grant

"Sustainable building consultant"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (140 of 143)
Location: Hereford UK

Work interests include Green building, Passivhaus, water efficiency.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 167,973 - Total Helpful Votes: 140 of 143
Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have not read Taleb's other works but was intrigued by an interview, downloaded the free chapter on Kindle then got sucked in and couldn't put it down. I did pick up a copy to skim in a bookshop a while ago but it looked very dense and I passed it by. On Kindle I can crank up the font size and take my time! Ironically Taleb makes the case for the visceral quality of real books and I would agree but not for this one!!

Yes his style annoys me and I have to keep looking up words and latin phrases. The concave/ convex terminology confused me even though I love graphs and am quite technical. However it is a book that has helped me in thinking about various current practical… Read more
The Passivhaus Handbook: A practical guide to cons&hellip by Janet Cotterell
I know and have worked with the authors so can't be completely objective but I do recommend this book. It is a great introduction to Passivhaus building and will also give you a good grounding in most of the technicalities of genuinely low energy, high comfort building design and theory.
Blue Horse ~ The Be Good Tanyas
Blue Horse ~ The Be Good Tanyas
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely album, 15 April 2013
Already a fan of China Town and Hello Love and if you know them you will probably like this. Some nice tracks I'm playing it a lot right now.