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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
3.98
it was amazing
We, the people of our culture, are the inheritors and administrators of a grave evil. Strong evidence of this evil is blazed in the destruction of our ...more
Sep 09, 2010
not set
Jan 09, 2010
 
The Underground City (Extraordinary Voyages, #16)
3.64
it was ok
Although it spends most of its time in a coal mine, this quaint little adventure story doesn't offer much depth. All of the characters are static and ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Feb 01, 2010
 
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming
4.00
really liked it
I may have only given this four stars, but it is clear that "Climate Cover-up: the Crusade to Deny Global Warming" emphasizes and explores a five-star ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
A People's History of the United States
4.07
it was amazing

This review was originally published at Infinitesque.

Towards the end of June (last week, as of this writing), I learned that Howard Zinn died this

...more
Jun 30, 2010
May 27, 2010
 
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
4.00
really liked it
The Diamond Theory of primary historical forces is a very compelling way to understand the way in which some cultures arrive at the ability to dominat ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Nov 11, 2010
 
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
4.18
really liked it
Part popular review of science, part history, and part biography, "Quantum" provides an intimate look into how quantum physics was developed, starting ...more
Sep 04, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
 
Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
3.97
liked it
One of the differences between the genres of fantasy and science fiction is that fantasy asks its readers to discard their assumptions about the way t ...more
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
 
Poison Study (Study, #1)
4.15
liked it
"Poison Study" made me laugh out loud several times, and the plot moves along rapidly. I found myself quite engrossed right up until the end, which fe ...more
Feb 2010
Jan 13, 2010
 
Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines
3.86
liked it
In a series of essays, Heinberg calls us to action on various aspects of the problem that our energy addiction is causing and will cause in the near f ...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
4.14
really liked it
In "The Lives of a Cell", Lewis Thomas dances around the question of what life is, and what it means to be alive. This book is a collection of essays ...more
Jul 2009
Jan 07, 2010
 
The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington
3.84
really liked it
I think that David Sirota's "The Uprising" is misnamed. It should really be called "Political Power 101", as Sirota does an excellent job of providing ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
The Wump World
4.21
really liked it
This colorful book provides an approachable introduction to the interrelated problems of resource consumption, environmental degradation, and pollutio ...more
May 13, 2010
May 13, 2010
 
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
4.02
it was amazing
I found the ideas presented in this book to be quite compelling. Chip and Dan Heath take on the problem of changing undesirable behavior; they provide ...more
May 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization
4.10
it was amazing
Derrick Jensen is the most passionate living justice author that I have encountered. He is enraged by the environmental and social injustice wreaked b ...more
Oct 22, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall
4.15
liked it
Herein lie some lovely artwork and several beguiling tales, but nothing with too much meat on it. The tales provide some useful background for a numbe ...more
Aug 03, 2010
not set
Aug 05, 2010
 
The Global Warming Reader: A Century of Writing About Climate Change
3.85
it was amazing
This is an outstanding collection of various key documents in the history of our understanding of global warming. It provides both an informative view ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
 
Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life
4.31
liked it
The title of this book is really well chosen. Jesus's response to the Pharisees has always been a mystery to me. This book provides some useful discus ...more
May 14, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
Taltos (Vlad Taltos, #4)
4.19
liked it
None
Aug 16, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
 
The World Without Us
3.79
None
Jan 2009
Jan 09, 2010
 
Lifehouse (Lifehouse, #3)
3.74
None
Sep 19, 2009
Mar 04, 2010
 
Bimbos of the Death Sun
3.72
None
May 26, 2010
May 27, 2010
 
The Icarus Hunt
4.11
liked it
None
Feb 08, 2016
Feb 04, 2016
 
Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization
3.92
really liked it
None
May 23, 2011
May 24, 2011
 
Cancer Vixen: A True Story (Pantheon Graphic Novels)
3.73
liked it
None
Jul 18, 2011
Jul 28, 2011
 
Super Spy
3.91
it was ok
None
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
 
Time Pressure (Lifehouse, #2)
3.79
None
Sep 13, 2009
Mar 04, 2010
 
Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
4.35
it was amazing
None
May 20, 2011
Oct 27, 2010
 
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
3.87
None
Jul 2009
Feb 12, 2010
 
Children of God (The Sparrow, #2)
4.05
liked it
None
Jan 2000
Jan 06, 2010
 
A Thread of Grace
4.01
liked it
None
Jan 2007
Jan 06, 2010
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