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Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them
4.02
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I worried about reading this book when I first received it. Thumbing through the pages, wi
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Sep 21, 2014
Sep 21, 2014
 
How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits
3.65
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits is a somewhat strange boo
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Aug 30, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
 
The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures
3.82
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our
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Sep 15, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
 
Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus
4.03
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Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution is a timely book that provides insight into the 2011 u
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Nov 22, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
 
Envisioning Information
4.23
This is a classic work in the field of information design. Today, you will more often hear the phrase “information visualization” (aka, infovis) to de ...more
Mar 31, 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things: Breaking the 8 Hidden Barriers that Plague Even the Best Businesses
3.59
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Neil Smith's book, How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things: Breaking the 8 Hidden Barrie
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Apr 15, 2014
May 09, 2014
 
On Modern Art
4.19
This short discussion of modern art is interesting, not only because it is by a modern master, Paul Klee, but also because it explores the artistic pr ...more
Apr 27, 2011
Mar 20, 2012
 
How to Win at Everything: Even Things You Can't or Shouldn't Try to Win At
3.29
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How to Win at Everything: Even Things You Can't or Shouldn't Try to Win At is
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Nov 04, 2013
Nov 04, 2013
 
Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
3.75
I received this book for free from the Goodreads First Reads program.

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentle
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Feb 10, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
 
The Last Beach
4.43
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The Last Beach is an eye-opening book about the perilous state of the world's beaches and
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Jul 15, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
 
How Do I Keep My Employees Motivated?
4.15
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. George Langelett's management theory book is a great mix of theory and practical advise. H ...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
 
Hacking Happiness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World
2.94
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

In his introduction, John C. Haven says that "you have to take action regarding what define
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Dec 09, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
 
Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume
4.18
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At first, I thought Barbara Herman's book Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provo
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Jan 05, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
 
The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination
4.26
The best summary of The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination (1978) by Jacob Bronowski is probably from the dust jacket flap:

In this [book] Jacob Bron
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Mar 28, 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
Point of View New York City: A Visual Game of the City You Think You Know
4.12
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Janko Puls's small, game-like book is a little gem of New York City trivia. I say game-like
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Aug 05, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
 
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
4.19
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I'm of two minds about The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. On o
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Aug 13, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
 
The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931
4.11
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Adam Tooze's book The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order,
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Oct 25, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
 
Independent People
4.18
At the core of this book is the philosophical idea of independence and how this applies to modern life. The hero of the story, the sheep farmer Bjartu ...more
Nov 2003
Aug 14, 2012
 
Berlin: Portrait of a City Through the Centuries
2.67
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

In some ways I feel like Rory MacLean's Berlin: Portrait of a City Through the Centuries d
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Oct 2014
Sep 21, 2014
 
The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
3.36
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

If someone mentions the Renaissance, what are the first things that come to your mind? Art
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Oct 15, 2014
Oct 11, 2014
 
The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu
3.78
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Dan Jurafsky's book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu, is a wonderful, info
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Sep 19, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
 
Economics: The User's Guide
4.17
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Ha-Joon Chang admits that most people aren't likely to find this book's topic attractive. I
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Aug 20, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
 
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
4.28
Stewart Brand gives his book an intriguing and provocative title, How Buildings Learn. Perhaps a slightly better, though less flashy, title would be H ...more
Apr 29, 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Journey of the Mind to God
3.66
This is a slim, 99-page book that is so packed with dense writing that it takes three readings just to barely grasp some of the concepts. Saint Bonave ...more
May 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Propensity of Things: Toward a History of Efficacy in China
4.43
Francois Jullien's The Propensity of Things: Toward a History of Efficacy in China is a very interesting, yet also very difficult, book. As Jullien no ...more
Apr 14, 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently... and Why
3.78
The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently . . . and Why by Richard E. Nisbett (2003) has an interesting thesis - that peop ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
Britten
4.17
Britten is quite a good read. Matthews chose to follow a standard biographical format – early years, adulthood, later years – so it can be hard to eas ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
The Psychology Of Birds: An Interpretation Of Bird Behavior
3.50
The book is less of a scientific work than might be assumed by the title. It is more of a catalog of bird behavior, with assumptions for the causes of ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails
3.94
This book caught my eye while looking for something to take on a long plane ride. As a non-fiction lover, I'm always interested in books that can tie ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
Ella Minnow Pea
3.82
Ella Minnow Pea is a quick, deceptively cute tale told in a series of letters by different characters of Nollop, a small country devoted to the senten ...more
May 23, 2011
Feb 15, 2012
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