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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
3.94
We, the people of our culture, are the inheritors and administrators of a grave evil. Strong evidence of this evil is blazed in the destruction of our ...more
Sep 09, 2010
Jan 09, 2010
 
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
4.02
I may have only given this four stars, but it is clear that "Climate Cover-up: the Crusade to Deny Global Warming" emphasizes and explores a five-star ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
4.15
Part popular review of science, part history, and part biography, "Quantum" provides an intimate look into how quantum physics was developed, starting ...more
Sep 04, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
3.95
One of the differences between the genres of fantasy and science fiction is that fantasy asks its readers to discard their assumptions about the way t ...more
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
 
Poison Study (Study, #1)
4.18
"Poison Study" made me laugh out loud several times, and the plot moves along rapidly. I found myself quite engrossed right up until the end, which fe ...more
Feb 2010
Jan 13, 2010
 
Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines
3.86
In a series of essays, Heinberg calls us to action on various aspects of the problem that our energy addiction is causing and will cause in the near f ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
4.16
In "The Lives of a Cell", Lewis Thomas dances around the question of what life is, and what it means to be alive. This book is a collection of essays ...more
Jul 2009
Jan 07, 2010
 
World Made by Hand
3.64
I only got a short distance into this book before I tabled it. It has an interesting premise, particularly as I am concerned about fallout from civili ...more
May 29, 2010
May 03, 2010
 
The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington
3.83
I think that David Sirota's "The Uprising" is misnamed. It should really be called "Political Power 101", as Sirota does an excellent job of providing ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
A People's History of the United States
4.12

This review was originally published at Infinitesque.

Towards the end of June (last week, as of this writing), I learned that Howard Zinn died this

...more
Jun 30, 2010
May 27, 2010
 
The Wump World
4.22
This colorful book provides an approachable introduction to the interrelated problems of resource consumption, environmental degradation, and pollutio ...more
May 13, 2010
May 13, 2010
 
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
3.99
I found the ideas presented in this book to be quite compelling. Chip and Dan Heath take on the problem of changing undesirable behavior; they provide ...more
May 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization
4.12
Derrick Jensen is the most passionate living justice author that I have encountered. He is enraged by the environmental and social injustice wreaked b ...more
Oct 22, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
3.98
The Diamond Theory of primary historical forces is a very compelling way to understand the way in which some cultures arrive at the ability to dominat ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Nov 11, 2010
 
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Fables)
4.21
Herein lie some lovely artwork and several beguiling tales, but nothing with too much meat on it. The tales provide some useful background for a numbe ...more
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 05, 2010
 
The Underground City
3.64
Although it spends most of its time in a coal mine, this quaint little adventure story doesn't offer much depth. All of the characters are static and ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Feb 01, 2010
 
Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet
3.90
I saw this reviewed on Treehugger today. After seeing Albert Bartlett's lecture on the dangers of sustained growth, I'm very interested in the concept ...more
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Jan 05, 2010
 
The Global Warming Reader
3.94
This is an outstanding collection of various key documents in the history of our understanding of global warming. It provides both an informative view ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
 
A Short History of World War I
3.81
The beginning of the book presents a brief overview of the situation in Europe (and in the world) that gave rise to the war, but I was hoping for more ...more
not set
Oct 27, 2010
 
Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life
4.37
The title of this book is really well chosen. Jesus's response to the Pharisees has always been a mystery to me. This book provides some useful discus ...more
May 14, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1)
3.97
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Sep 28, 2012
 
Mindkiller (Lifehouse, #1)
3.90
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Sep 09, 2009
Mar 04, 2010
 
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
4.37
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Mar 06, 2010
 
Understanding the Linux Kernel
4.02
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Jan 01, 2011
 
Game Programming: The L Line, the Express Line to Learning
3.67
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Jan 01, 2011
 
The World Without Us
3.79
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Jan 2009
Jan 09, 2010
 
A Short History of Progress
4.11
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Sep 28, 2012
 
Doing Faithjustice: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought
4.22
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Jan 11, 2010
 
Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life
3.89
None
Jul 2007
Jan 12, 2010
 
Bimbos of the Death Sun (Jay Omega, #1)
3.72
None
May 26, 2010
May 27, 2010
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