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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
4.18
What I appreciate about this book is that it doesn't put itself forward as a sure thing. (Clear to those who read forewords or introductions.) He disc ...more
Oct 06, 2009
Apr 23, 2008
 
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.93
If you've ever gone YouTube diving for clips of Christopher Hitchens, there's not much more you'll find in the book and honestly, he's more compelling ...more
Sep 2009
Oct 06, 2009
 
How We Decide
3.80
Interesting overview of what's going on in our brains when we make decisions. When it is better to make an "emotional" decision, and when to make a "r ...more
Sep 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
3.72
While not as in-depth as a book like "Salt: A World History" this brief book still provides an interesting look at some of the history of beer, wine, ...more
Mar 24, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
 
In the Devil's Garden: A Sinful History of Forbidden Food
3.67
The text reads like a conglomeration of little snippets and tidbits about food in history and in different cultures. Amusing pick up and put down agai ...more
Jan 2007
Apr 24, 2008
 
Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species
4.43
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Apr 23, 2008
 
Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature
3.98
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Apr 23, 2008
 
The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations
3.93
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Apr 23, 2008
 
Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
3.48
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Apr 23, 2008
 
The Social Animal
4.24
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Apr 23, 2008
 
California: A History
3.63
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Oct 06, 2009
Apr 24, 2008
 
Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work
3.80
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Apr 23, 2008
 
Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth about Health and Exercise
3.42
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Apr 23, 2008
 
Salt: A World History
3.71
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Jan 2005
Apr 24, 2008
 
I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking
4.19
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Apr 24, 2008
 
Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--And the Myths and Realities of Dieting
3.77
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Jun 29, 2009
 
Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You
3.30
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Oct 06, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
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Jun 29, 2009
 
The Pill: A Biography of the Drug That Changed the World
3.81
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Apr 23, 2008
 
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
4.02
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Apr 23, 2008
 
The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke
3.85
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Oct 06, 2009
 
House Thinking: A Room-By-Room Look at How We Live
3.51
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Jan 27, 2010
 
The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness
3.82
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Apr 17, 2010
 
The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness
3.39
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Jun 13, 2011
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