This is my new bird book. I had been using the National Geographic Guide, purchased for me, I am fairly certain by Debbie. I hate to retire the old onThis is my new bird book. I had been using the National Geographic Guide, purchased for me, I am fairly certain by Debbie. I hate to retire the old one, but I use it as a travel journal and field guide. Beautiful illustrations....more

I recalled this from my teenaged years as one of my favorite Heinlein books. Rereading it made me realize that I only really remembered a few key scenI recalled this from my teenaged years as one of my favorite Heinlein books. Rereading it made me realize that I only really remembered a few key scenes....more

A fantastic overview of math history. I would have liked to set the math in context with the history of the times, but there was just enough of that tA fantastic overview of math history. I would have liked to set the math in context with the history of the times, but there was just enough of that to keep me happy. I found several short easy projects that I could do with my students, a wealth of math quotes to make a nerd swoon, and a couple of interesting discussions. For people afraid of math, I assure you, you can read the opening part of each chapter, get a sense for the historical context and significance and than skip on. The math has been neatly corralled so as not to scare you to much.

I am not scared of math, but I do not find it interesting to read. I worked out a couple of minor proofs along with the author/math genius he was writing about, but I did not attempt to read all of the math. I skimmed the math, and read the historical bits, and I, in my capacity as math teacher am giving you permission to do the same.