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A New Kind of Science
3.49
What is new in this book is not science. What is science in this book is not new.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
In the Shadow of the Bomb: Oppenheimer, Bethe, and the Moral Responsibility of the Scientist
3.70
A plodding book about moral decisionmaking of two great scientists, Oppenheimer & Bethe. Bethe was not a big fan of Schweber's approach to his bio ...more
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
3.87
Perhaps one of the best books on what went wrong in the runup, and immediately following, 9/11, from the man who was in charge of counterterrorism und ...more
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion
3.95
The authoritative account of the heady days of the cold fusion debacle. I was at Caltech at the time and remember it well. Our Nuclear Theory group pl ...more
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Limits of Mathematics: A Course on Information Theory and the Limits of Formal Reasoning
3.78
Half of this book is a virtually verbatim rendering of lectures Chaitin delivered, the other half is LISP code. Not a good way to get an overview of t ...more
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
4.13
A wonderful book about the Burgess shale animals, their discovery and interpretation. A wonderful book that is almost entirely wrong.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
ARTIFICIAL LIFE
3.91
The first laymen's book about Artificial Life, and also the most influential. By now it is somewhat dated.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Major Transitions in Evolution
3.97
This is a very mixed book. The sections written by Maynard Smith are quite good, those of Szathmary less so.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
I Am a Strange Loop
3.88
See my review in Science Magazine:[return][return]http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content...
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature
3.79
A quirky little book by one of Science's giants. It is very likely wrong, yet entertaining.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Apollo, the Race to the Moon
4.49
One of the best books--perhaps the best-- on the management aspects of the US space program
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
4.05
One of the best books on Darwinism, and some of its detractors. Simply a must read.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Cooperative Gene: How Mendel's Demon Explains the Evolution of Complex Beings
3.73
One of the best books I know about the evolution of sex
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution
3.59
This book should really be classified under fiction.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics
3.78
I could not possibly finish this infuriating book.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
3.87
Something for long airplane rides.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Life of Cosmos
4.21
I'd rather not comment.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The End of Certainty
3.85
Mostly nonsense.
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Charm of Physics: Collected Essays of Sheldon Glashow
4.25
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul
4.08
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Temple
3.76
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Jul 18, 2011
 
A Song Flung Up to Heaven
4.11
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Gather Together in My Name
4.22
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
3.77
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Jul 18, 2011
 
W.E.B. Du Bois: the Fight for Equality and the American Century: 1919-1963 (John MacRae Books (Hardcover))
4.06
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Sweeter the Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and White
3.91
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Jul 18, 2011
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
3.98
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
4.15
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Best Little Boy in the World Grows Up
3.45
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Jul 18, 2011
 
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Great Discoveries)
3.95
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Jul 18, 2011
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