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Dr. Norman LaFave has spent
the last thirty years as a
scientist, engineer, educator,
and author working for the U.S.
Navy, U.S. Air Force, NASA, the
FAA, and the Lockheed Martin
Corporation. He holds a B.S. in
physics and mathematics from
Carnegie-Mellon University and
a Ph.D. in physics from the
University of Texas at Austin. He
has been awarded an Air Force
Weapons Laboratory Fellowship,
a National Research Council
Associateship, and the NASA
Award for Engineering Excellence.
Awarded a 2010 Texas Exes
Award for Outstanding Teachers,
Dr. LaFave currently teaches
physics in Houston, Texas, where
he lives with his wife, Shannon,
and two children, Jillian and
Brock. He has a keen interest in
the arts, literature, and public
policy.
Nanomagica is Dr. LaFave’s
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I am sitting here watching my eleventh-grade physics students do an active reading assignment and I am astounded by the trouble they are having doing it; their complete inability to stay focused and on task. They seem to find extracting information from the chapter I assigned nearly impossible.
This reminded me about a news segment I saw about a father who spent an hour reading with his daughter... Read more of this blog post »
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Nanomagica
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Nanomagica (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Wizard's First Rule
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Norman LaFave Norman LaFave said: "Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series is all that a good fantasy epic should be...good characters, interesting plot, clever creatures and magic. Unlike the sprawling Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, it knows what to describe and what to leave...more "

 
The Eye of the World
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Norman LaFave Norman LaFave said: "Sometimes I think that I have invested WAY too much time reading this series. The Wheel of Time is an epic. And like many epics, it is long and expansive. What sets this one apart from others of its ilk is the detail, and that isn't always a good thi...more "

 
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Frank Herbert
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
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“You cannot impose ideologies on people who do not embrace it wholeheartedly.”
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