Thursday, September 19, 2019

"The Joy of Search" is in bookstores now!


The Joy of Search is now available in your local bookstore!  

I stopped by my local bookstore (Kepler's in Menlo Park, CA) and was just browsing new releases on the "Big Ideas" table.  Lo and behold... there is was!  

Funny thing... it's next to "How to Raise Successful People" by Esther Wojcicki, who just happened to have written a blurb for the book jacket, and beneath "Trillion Dollar Coach" written by Eric Schmidt (who also wrote a blurb!), Jonathan Rosenburg, and Alan Eagle (who helped me out with the book's production).  It's nice to be near friends! 

Then, the book to the right is Christof Koch's book about the nature of consciousness.  

So the book is in great company. This sounds silly, but having your book get good placement in the bookstore leads to more sales, which in our case leads to better searching!    

Happy Happy, Joy Joy!  It's finally really out there for everyone.  

Search on!! 


  1. Congratulations, Dr. Russell!!

    I'm so happy for you and for all if us that will learn with the book and with you. Also very happy that has digital version.

    Your happy face is priceless. It is even better than my previous favorite one: Skeptical Dan from 2014 😀😀😀

  2. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading it.

  3. I'll be waiting impatiently! I ordered a copy for my library and shipping takes so long! (Nice to see my comment after Richard Byrne, as I think he introduced me to your blog years ago!)

    1. Good to hear! My copy that I pre-ordered on Amazon arrived yesterday, so I'm sure yours isn't far behind. Maybe tomorrow?

  4. (as Jerry Jones recently said: "Eric who?")… or something like that…
    strange blocking going on…

  5. Replies
    1. There was some bleaching, but we were a bit farther north, where the water isn't quite as warm. (It's still plenty warm, though.)

      I'm curious what it will be like in a few weeks, after this warm pulse goes away.

    2. ground truth may require another Hawaiian dive trip… sometimes search is hell… ;˚0
      thought it was interesting that the report suggested significant recovery since the 2015 occurrence…
      even with the warmer water you note.

      ""Nearly every species that we monitor has at least some bleaching," said ecologist Greg Asner, director of Arizona State University's Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, after a dive in the bay earlier this month.

      Asner told The Associated Press that sensors showed the bay was about 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit above what is normal for this time of year.

      He uses advanced imaging technology mounted to aircrafts, satellite data, underwater sensors and information from the public to give state and federal researchers like Gove the information they need."

      a climate source…
      some AI topics

      Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science

      beware of too much water time…

  6. Congratulations on your book, I am sitting here with my copy and reading the acknowledgements. Thank you Dan, and thanks to all of you who I have enjoyed reading over the years.
    I will be buying more than one copy and giving this for gifts to friends and family.
    Excellent book.