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Raphael Raphael said: "I work at the Exploratorium, and every word I read in this book makes me more and more proud to be a part of this institution. Highly recommended. "

 

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Exploding the Phone by Phil  Lapsley
Exploding the Phone
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The Beginnings of Western Science by David C. Lindberg
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I don't know much about David Lindberg, but this book is definitely an impressive piece of scholarship.
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The Chosen by Chaim Potok
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I forgot how good this book is. Wow. It's a powerful, powerful story centering around friendship and the relationships between fathers and sons. As I finished my eyes began to get teary. I highly recommend it.
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
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Figuring out how to rate one of Philip K. Dick's most well-known books is difficult. On the one hand, the issues Dick raises in _Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?_ are fascinating: how exactly does one determine whether a sufficiently intelligent...more
Raphael and 41 other people liked Michael's review of Starship Troopers:
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
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Big nasty communist spiders are attacking Earth and all the planets it has colonized! It's a battle between man and bug, and who is to save us?

I'll tell you who! Guys with really fucking big guns, that's who! With spacesuits that make it so they c... " Read more of this review »
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Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
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"The quote on the dust jacket was right: this book is "as much sonnet as science." "
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The Great Whales by Faith McNulty
The Great Whales
by Faith McNulty
read in May, 2013
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The Rise and Fall of Alexandria by Justin Pollard
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If I could give this book ten stars, I would. The prose is amazingly clear and engaging, and the subject matter is fascinating. Anyone interested in the history of science, medicine, engineering, or philosophy -- or just the classical world in genera...more
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