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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology by T.F. Hoad
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One of the best (concise) etymological dictionaries around. I love learning about word origins. It's kind of like studying a word's family tree and finding out who's related to whom...
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Webster's Third New International Dictionary by Philip Babcock Gove
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I know what you're thinkin, 'what's a dictionary doing on Matthew's book list?' Truth is, I love to read the dictionary. Not straight through, mind you. I usually start with one word that I find while reading elsewhere, and then BAM! I'm off on a wil ...more
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The Chuting Gallery by Andrew  McLean
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Andrew's keen wit and (sometimes macabre) humor accompany detailed descriptions of the gnarliest lines the Wasatch has to offer. I think it's a great read, but then again, I'm known for reading guidebooks like novels...
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Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone by Thomas Turiano
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Another success from Tom Turiano. As with his 'Teton Skiing' guidebook, 'Select Peaks' is a masterpiece conglomerate of mountaineering history and index of must-do routes.
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Teton Skiing by Thomas Turiano
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Forever changed my expectations of a guidebook. The historical perspectives are invaluable in helping the reader appreciate the routes and the skiers who pioneered them.
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Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
Never Cry Wolf
by Farley Mowat
read in January, 2003
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Watched the movie as a kid (although all I remembered was the 'running naked with the caribou' scene :). Years later I read the book and was deeply impressed with Farley's achievement in connecting with his environment. A sort of grown-up version of ...more
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Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
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The Question of God by Armand M. Nicholi Jr.
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A great 'hypothetical' showdown between two of the 20th century's greatest minds - two men who shared a lot more than their legacies would suggest.
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