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I'm old enough that punk music arose at a time in my life that I didn't really get it. No big there, it's just that most of my anger and angst had settled into a background hum as I had acted out most of the obvious things in the 70s. Still, in the 8 ...more
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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson
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I am a big fan of Neal Stephenson. This collaboration with Nicole Galland is another terrific addition to both of their bibliographies.

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While I had a vague idea of the role malaria plays in the modern world I had no idea how it evolved or what impacts it had in the ancient world. Now I can say I do know and am glad of it.

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I would rate this work 4.5 rather than 4 if that were possible. Knocking off half a point is largely based on there being few perfect books but there are one or two minor points in the contents that fed into the score.

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Part autobiography, part eulogy for a disappearing South, part urban design and planning, Palmer's work takes us on a tour of her past now buried under the world's busiest airport in Atlanta, GA. She does a fine job weaving these related yet disparat ...more
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