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Charles rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Universe Within by Neil Shubin
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The Lightness of Being by Frank Wilczek
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The Lightness of Being, by Frank Wilczek. Basic Books, 2008. Note: I am also posting (probably several times) about this book and others like it on Gyre&Gimble.

This book is an exposition for the layman of the modern theory of particle physics – t
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Symmetry and the Monster by Mark Ronan
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Symmetry and the Monster: The Story of One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics, By Mark Ronan. Oxford University Press, 2006. Note: I am also posting (probably several times) about this book and others like it on Gyre&Gimble.

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2008
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This is a great fantasy about a little boy raised by ghosts (and others) in a graveyard. It is a classic boy grows up and finds out who he is novel, but when Neil Gaiman uses any kind of form he doesn't push the envelope but it always comes out wonde ...more
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Mainspring by Jay Lake
Mainspring (Clockwork Earth #1)
by Jay Lake
read in October, 2008
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This is a great science fantasy novel, about the Earth as the deists imagined it, clockwork and springs and so on.
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Humboldt's Cosmos by Gerard Helferich
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This is a great book about Alexander Humboldt's voyage in 1799 -1804 to northern South America, Mexico and Cuba. He did a great deal of scientific work -- geography, ecology, geology, anthropology, all in an integrated way. The voyage ended with him ...more
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How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
How the States Got Their Shapes
by Mark Stein
read in September, 2008
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I recently found three books on state boundaries of the USA. This is the best. The other two are State and National Boundaries of the United States by Gary Alden Smith and The Shape of the Nation by Jim Feldman. Feldman's book appears to be self-publ ...more
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The shape of the nation  by Jim Feldman
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See the review of How the States Got Their Shapes.
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State and National Boundaries of the United States by Gary Alden Smith
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See the review of How the States Got Their Shapes.
Beyond the Zonules of Zinn by David Bainbridge
" Too much like a textbook. "
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