Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
4.16
I recently finished reading Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, by James Gleick. I’m a big fan of Gleick’s. His book on Isaac Newton was ...more
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Mar 30, 2008
 
The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements
3.00
Since I write about energy, I am always reading books about energy-related topics. Among the most interesting books of that genre that I've read latel ...more
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Mar 30, 2008
 
Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology, 1880-1940
3.94
The descriptions in this book of the first days of electric light are worth the price of the book. A bit wonky at times, but a good history of electri ...more
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Jun 24, 2009
 
Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America
3.59
One non-energy book that I have not yet finished, but am savoring, is Cullen Murphy's book, Are We Rome? The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America ...more
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Mar 30, 2008
 
High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis
3.15
Ha! Published in 2004, this book predicts the end of natural gas. Wrong. Spectacularly wrong. But entertaining nevertheless.
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Jun 24, 2009
 
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
3.84
I love dictionaries. I use them at least once a day. In fact, I still have a very well-worn paperback dictionary (The American Heritage) on my desk in ...more
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Aug 04, 2008
 
The Milagro Beanfield War
4.06
I read this book three decades ago (or so) and recently picked it up again. I laughed out loud over and over. Perhaps my laughter was due to my own hi ...more
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Aug 04, 2008
 
1776
4.06
Wow. McCullough is good. I didn't actually read this one, I listened to it on my iPod. But the end result was the same: McCullough brings history aliv ...more
Feb 2008
Apr 04, 2008
 
Isaac Newton
3.82
Outstanding book. The first one by Gleick that I've read. Now I understand why Newton is so important. Gleick breaks down the science in a way that ma ...more
Oct 2007
Apr 04, 2008
 
How to Be Rich
4.04
Getty was the first billionaire. Made his first million in my hometown, Tulsa. That money became the basis of his oil fortune.
Jan 2008
Apr 04, 2008
 
Wild Blue Yonder: Money, Politics, and the B-1 Bomber
3.80
Nick Kotz's coverage of the B-1 bomber showed me what real muckraking could be. He's a hero of mine and a wonderful guy.
Jan 1998
Apr 26, 2008
 
Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East
3.60
Leon Hadar is a perceptive writer. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in the Middle East.
Jan 2007
Apr 26, 2008
 
State of Fear
3.65
A very fast read. Long on sermonizing re the global warming issue, but fast-paced action nevertheless.
Feb 2008
Apr 04, 2008
 
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
4.01
Twain thought this was his best book. Yet few people know about it. I plan to read it again.
Jan 2006
Apr 04, 2008
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.78
Probably my favorite book of all time.
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Apr 04, 2008
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
4.05
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Apr 26, 2008
 
Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
4.07
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Apr 26, 2008
 
A Civil Action
3.89
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Apr 26, 2008
 
A Place Called Waco: A Survivor's Story
3.36
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Apr 26, 2008
 
North Toward Home
4.14
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Apr 26, 2008
 
The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation
3.51
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Apr 26, 2008
 
Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage
3.72
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Apr 26, 2008
 
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
3.87
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Apr 26, 2008
 
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
3.62
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Apr 26, 2008
 
All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
4.18
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Apr 26, 2008
 
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
4.13
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Apr 26, 2008
 
Game Wars: The Undercover Pursuit of Wildlife Poachers
4.06
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Apr 26, 2008
 
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
4.22
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Apr 26, 2008
 
Liar's Poker
4.12
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Apr 26, 2008
 
As I See It: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty
3.65
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Apr 26, 2008
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