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The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain
3.41
liked it
A fascinating memoir that lends some credence to nature versus nurture while highlighting the neurotic behaviors that are evident in all of us to some ...more
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Jun 22, 2014
 
Group Theory in the Bedroom, and Other Mathematical Diversions
3.76
really liked it
This is a book of essays reprinted with additional commentary by the author. The topics are diverse, but center to a large degree on computing, mathem ...more
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May 27, 2009
 
Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America
4.05
really liked it
When you build something, especially a complicated something, to fulfill a practical need or prove a point, the result is a sense of accomplishment th ...more
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Apr 01, 2014
 
Still Alice
4.30
it was amazing
Though a work of fiction, this appears to be a well researched story told from a uniquely first person point of view, of the inevitable dismantleing o ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
 
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
3.81
really liked it
I believe this book is best rated historical fiction. It is a fascinating look into pre-WWII (Nazi) Germany from the eyes of the Ambassador Dodd and h ...more
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Feb 05, 2014
 
The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
3.49
really liked it
An interesting foray into the world of wine collecting. It appears the science is such that truly old wines are indistinguishable, so the real work in ...more
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Jun 09, 2008
 
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
4.04
it was amazing
An eminent neurologist and exceptional writer tells us stories that hint to us how the brain works. And he has a strong attraction to chemistry (see U ...more
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Mar 24, 2008
 
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
3.86
really liked it
An excellent introduction to a modern view of the brain and its function, as told by a brain expert who suffered and ultimately recovered from a strok ...more
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Nov 07, 2008
 
Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession
3.63
liked it
Some interesting and informative anecdotes. The science (geology mostly) is only treated in a cursory fashion. A bibliography is provided.
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Jul 12, 2008
 
Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began
3.80
An engaging, relatively lite read. I like the book best for its recommendations of other books on the (history) of astronomy.
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May 05, 2008
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