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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
it was ok
I have this awesome picture in my head in which Jared Diamond did not write this book. He instead wrote a detailed, engaging account of the history of ...more
May 14, 2008
May 07, 2008
Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation
it was ok
Read this for an annotated bibliography I'm doing on integrating new technologies into youth services librarianship. His basic message kind of comes a ...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jun 25, 2008
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
really liked it
An excellent biography of a fascinating person (Alice B. Sheldon, who was alternately an African safari-goer, a debutante, a World War II soldier, a p ...more
Jun 2008
Feb 11, 2008
The Diaper-Free Baby: The Natural Toilet Training Alternative
really liked it
I was interested in Elimination Communication (EC) before Ian was born, but the information I read made it seem like an all-or-nothing proposition - y ...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths about Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer)
really liked it
Full of interesting information about the impact air-conditioning has had on development and life in the United States since its widespread implementa ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
liked it
This is a very solid biography of Galileo, with an added focus on his relationship with his eldest daughter, who spent most of her life in a Florentin ...more
Sep 2007
Jun 04, 2007
Assassination Vacation
really liked it
I really enjoyed this - it's equally about the history of the first three U.S. presidential assassinations (Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley) and about ...more
Aug 2007
Jun 17, 2007
Aaron Burr: Conspiracy to Treason
liked it
Really interesting biography of Aaron Burr, with a particular focus on his alleged plots against the U.S., and his subsequent trial. Melton's prose is ...more
Nov 09, 2008
Nov 03, 2008
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
liked it
This was really informative, well-researched and muckraking in true Naomi Klein style. Her particular citation style is to overcite, so that there is ...more
Jun 19, 2008
Jun 03, 2008
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
really liked it
Tells the story of Phillipe Petit, the man who walked on a tightrope between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. Includes a couple of really awesom ...more
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
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