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Quantum Physics for Babies
4.05
it was amazing
Perfect for babies! Never too early to get kids started on quantum mechanical principles.
Dec 27, 2015
Dec 28, 2015
 
god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
3.96
liked it
Those looking for an argument against organized religion will be disappointed. Hitchens' text is not so much an argument against religion as a polemic ...more
Jul 03, 2015
Dec 18, 2013
 
Woman: An Intimate Geography
4.14
really liked it
Excellent exploration of the biology of the female human body, anatomical, hormonal, and its relationship to the social world. Explores the complexiti ...more
Dec 12, 2012
Dec 08, 2012
 
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)
3.91
really liked it
Definitely a fun YA read - concerns a woman detective, Thursday Next, who works in a special unit focusing on literary crimes. The villain is Acheron ...more
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 25, 2012
 
Stumbling on Happiness
3.83
really liked it
This is a very engaging text on the science of emotional imagination and prediction. Gilbert writes lucidly of recent behavioral studies, inserting hi ...more
Mar 09, 2015
Aug 14, 2014
 
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
3.38
it was ok
This is a recent short novel that alludes to both science fiction and personal writing / memoir genres.

The protagonist, possibly a stand-in for the au
...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
The Age of Miracles
3.63
it was ok
Certainly a fast read concerning a young girl aged 11 narrating her experiences living in a world which is experiencing significant natural upheaval b ...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
 
The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection (Darwin Awards, #2)
3.61
it was amazing
Super funny, super irreverent!
Jul 04, 2016
Dec 19, 2014
 
Atmospheric Disturbances
3.14
liked it
The main character in this first novel is a psychiatrist who is convinced that his much younger wife has disappeared, and that a "simulacrum" who look ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
 
Lords Of The Harvest: Biotech, Big Money And The Future Of Food
3.96
it was amazing
Took me so many years to read this book. Took it out of storage and finally finished it. A lot has happened in the science, technology, and politics o ...more
Dec 30, 2016
Dec 30, 2016
 
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
3.75
it was amazing
An excellent text melding food science, politics, and consumption of one of the world's most prized food commodities, extra virgin olive oil. Mueller ...more
May 07, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
 
Fat Wars
3.39
it was amazing
Very thorough account of the discovery of the obesity gene, describing the neurological pathways that lead to appetite building, and the relation betw ...more
Nov 2006
Nov 26, 2010
 
A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines
3.67
liked it
A lyrical, stylized fictionalization of the mathematicians and philosophers Alan Turing, Kurt Gödel, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The writing is dreamy an ...more
May 23, 2013
Aug 20, 2012
 
Woman on the Edge of Time
3.96
really liked it
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Jan 13, 2013
 
A Thin Cosmic Rain: Particles from Outer Space
2.86
liked it
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Mar 24, 2012
 
Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
4.17
really liked it
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Dec 22, 2017
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