Bruce Butler

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BRUCE BUTLER is a semi-retired professional engineer who writes about his passions: engineering, cycling, and science fiction.

He has worked in the high-technology field for thirty-five years in marine navigation, autonomous vehicles (land, underwater), vessel surveillance, telecommunications, mining automation, and remote control of construction equipment.

He is a bona fide nerd/trekkie who also enjoys trail running, cycling, swimming and doing Ironman triathlons. When not writing or exercising he likes to do home renovations.

He lives in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia and is currently working on his third book, a hard science fiction novel.

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Letters to a Driving Nation...

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So, Anyway... by John Cleese
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Full disclosure: I'm a "Python" and can quote from their sketches non-stop for hours. Literally ad nauseum.

If you want to know what John's early life was like, this is the book for you. It's not surprising to learn that many of the experiences Cleese
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Audel HVAC Fundamentals, Volume 1 by James E. Brumbaugh
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A great reference!

I bought this as I was designing a house and wanted to understand the heat calculations done by my HVAC designer.

This book is a thorough review of the basics and the technologies used in HVAC systems.

I especially liked chapters 2, 3
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Crimson Tempest by Anthony James
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When I pick up free ebooks from BookBub they usually aren't very good. This was an exception.

You can read all the other reviews to get a summary so I won't bother repeating others.

I finished this book in a couple of days and immediately bought #2 in
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The Watcher in the Wall by Owen Laukkanen
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I really enjoyed this book. The action was fast-paced, the characters were interesting, and the plot was realistic. The author has a good grasp of the Internet technologies involved in tracking down a sadistic, evil villian who preys on vulnerable yo ...more
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Paddle to the Arctic by Don Starkell
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I enjoy stories about people taking on incredibly arduous adventures to explore our planet.

Starkell’s book reminds me of the stories written about the British arctic explorers of a century ago: adventurers with an overwhelming desire to explore with
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Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson
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Ninety Degrees North by Fergus Fleming
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I've read a lot of books discussing the quest for the North Pole. This book ranks high on my list. It's a thorough account of the history of the quest, and captures the bravery/ignorance/insanity of those who attempted to be the first to reach the Po ...more
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Barrow's Boys by Fergus Fleming
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Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
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The basic plot is compelling: an interstellar ship suffers a catastrophic failure and, for several reasons, cannot stop accelerating. Unfortunately the crew soon realizes that, due to time dilation, they will get so close to the speed of light before ...more
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596 Audiobooks — 10042 members — last activity 43 minutes ago
Audio & audiobooks are getting more and more popular for commuters & those wanting to squeeze in another book or two a month while doing other activit ...more
25x33 The Cold War — 86 members — last activity Jul 22, 2020 09:21AM
Cold War history, from Harry Truman and Robert Oppenheimer to Ronald Reagan the fall of the Berlin Wall. Soldiers, spies, industrialists, academics, p ...more
516723 engineereads — 4 members — last activity Mar 02, 2018 10:01AM
Hi guys! We decided to create a goodreads page for our book club where we read anything and everything science related. This includes sci-fi, biograph ...more



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