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The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain
3.28
A fascinating memoir that lends some credence to nature versus nurture while highlighting the neurotic behaviors that are evident in all of us to some ...more
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Jun 22, 2014
 
Group Theory in the Bedroom, and Other Mathematical Diversions
3.77
This is a book of essays reprinted with additional commentary by the author. The topics are diverse, but center to a large degree on computing, mathem ...more
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May 27, 2009
 
Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America
4.15
When you build something, especially a complicated something, to fulfill a practical need or prove a point, the result is a sense of accomplishment th ...more
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Apr 01, 2014
 
Still Alice
4.28
Though a work of fiction, this appears to be a well researched story told from a uniquely first person point of view, of the inevitable dismantleing o ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.76
I believe this book is best rated historical fiction. It is a fascinating look into pre-WWII (Nazi) Germany from the eyes of the Ambassador Dodd and h ...more
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Feb 05, 2014
 
The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
3.44
An interesting foray into the world of wine collecting. It appears the science is such that truly old wines are indistinguishable, so the real work in ...more
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Jun 09, 2008
 
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
4.02
An eminent neurologist and exceptional writer tells us stories that hint to us how the brain works. And he has a strong attraction to chemistry (see U ...more
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Mar 24, 2008
 
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
3.83
An excellent introduction to a modern view of the brain and its function, as told by a brain expert who suffered and ultimately recovered from a strok ...more
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Nov 07, 2008
 
Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession
3.59
Some interesting and informative anecdotes. The science (geology mostly) is only treated in a cursory fashion. A bibliography is provided.
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Jul 12, 2008
 
Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began
3.71
An engaging, relatively lite read. I like the book best for its recommendations of other books on the (history) of astronomy.
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May 05, 2008
 
The Age of Oil: The Mythology, History, and Future of the World's Most Controversial Resource
3.81
An excellent review of the history of oil and the factors which play a role in the past, present and future.
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Jul 04, 2008
 
Adventures of a Chemist Collector
3.89
A biography of the creater of Aldrich, a fine-chemicals supplier (Now Sigma-Aldrich).
May 20, 2008
May 06, 2008
 
Measuring the World
3.72
An enjoyable look at two big personalities in math/science.
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May 07, 2008
 
Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication
3.72
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Mar 26, 2008
 
Inorganic Chemistry
3.73
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Mar 24, 2008
 
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
4.15
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Mar 26, 2008
 
The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession
4.14
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Mar 26, 2008
 
The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell
3.77
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Mar 26, 2008
 
Uncle Tungsten
3.91
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Mar 26, 2008
 
Poincare's Prize: The Hundred-Year Quest to Solve One of Math's Greatest Puzzles
3.28
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Mar 26, 2008
 
America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918
3.82
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Mar 24, 2008
 
Indigo, Madder and Marigold: A Portfolio of Colors from Natural Dyes
4.21
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Mar 26, 2008
 
Wellsprings: A Natural History of Bottled Spring Waters
4.00
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Mar 26, 2008
 
Hydrocarbon Chemistry
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Mar 26, 2008
 
Onium Ions
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Mar 26, 2008
 
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
4.37
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Apr 30, 2008
 
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
4.20
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Mar 24, 2008
 
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
4.07
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Mar 24, 2008
 
Never Suck A Dead Man's Hand: And Other Life (and Death) Lessons from the Front Lines of Forensics
3.79
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May 06, 2008
 
The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things
3.61
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May 06, 2008
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