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message 1: by Betsy, co-mod (new)

Betsy | 1643 comments Mod
Please post a comment below to nominate a book for the group to read for January 2014. You may suggest a book that has been nominated before, but please don't nominate a book that was initially published within the last three months.

Nominations will be open until November 25 or until we have about ten good nominations, whichever comes first.


message 3: by Shannon (last edited Nov 19, 2013 03:34PM) (new)

Shannon (shannon_bohle) The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...


message 4: by Kenny (last edited Nov 19, 2013 03:37PM) (new)

Kenny Chaffin (kennychaffin) That's a very good book Shannon!

Snowball Earth sounds good too Betsy!


message 5: by Betsy, co-mod (last edited Nov 19, 2013 04:01PM) (new)

Betsy | 1643 comments Mod
Shannon, we read The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood in May 2011. The discussion thread is here:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

It's never too late to join in a discussion if you want to read it yourself.


message 6: by Kenny (last edited Nov 19, 2013 03:41PM) (new)


message 8: by Marcos (new)

Marcos Crichigno | 1 comments "Complexity: A guided tour" by Melanie Mitchell.


message 9: by Betsy, co-mod (new)

Betsy | 1643 comments Mod
No, I think we can include "Time Reborn" now. It was published in April.


message 10: by Bigollo (last edited Nov 19, 2013 04:15PM) (new)

Bigollo | 23 comments I have recently read https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6...
The Moral Animal by Robert Wright.
It is listed as to-read in this group.

The book turned out to be very interesting. It was not super easy read for me though. But after taking some thinking it was always clear what the author wanted to say. I think such a book is perfect to read collectively. There is food for discussion on every page.


message 11: by David (new)

David Rubenstein | 855 comments Mod
Shannon wrote: "The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8..."

Shannon, that book is meant for you: Claude Shannon invented information theory!


message 12: by Kenny (new)

Kenny Chaffin (kennychaffin) David wrote: "Shannon wrote: "The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8..."

Shannon, that book is meant for you: Claude Shannon inve..."



Hee-Hee!


message 13: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Theiss (dakotaprof) I'm about halfway through the Moral Animal and would enjoy reading it with the group if everyone else is interested.


message 14: by Meena (new)

Meena (meenakshi_r) I just finished reading The Information. It would've been fun as a group read too.
Anyway, I think i'll back Time Reborn.


message 16: by Kate (new)

Kate | 1 comments Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind by Richard Fortey. Otherwise, I would certainly second Gulp. :)


message 18: by Bogdan (new)

Bogdan Antonescu "Love and Math"by Edward Frenkel


message 19: by Ramin (last edited Nov 20, 2013 02:46AM) (new)

Ramin (Ciphtal) | 3 comments The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World, by David Deutsch

http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Infin...


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Steve Van Slyke (steve_van_slyke) | 370 comments JC wrote: "Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind by Richard Fortey.)"

I believe "Survivors" was the title of the British edition. It's a fascinating book about "Living Fossils" and would love to hear it discussed.


message 22: by Steve (new)

Steve Van Slyke (steve_van_slyke) | 370 comments Betsy wrote: "Snowball Earth: The Story of the Great Global Catastrophe That Spawned Life as We Know It"

Much like Plate Tectonics in the late 60s, this is about the newest major geologic theory, and it is gaining wide support.


message 23: by Mark (new)

Mark Sevilla (thecollector) | 2 comments https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...

The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors, by John Gribbin, Adam Hook


message 24: by Ramin (new)

Ramin (Ciphtal) | 3 comments Particle at the end of the universe by Sean Carol

A very good introduction to Particle Physics, Standard Model, and last but not the least Higgs Boson and its discovery


message 25: by Sheldon (new)

Sheldon (sheldonnylander) | 3 comments Somewhat science-related could be My Brief History by Stephen Hawking.


message 28: by Betsy, co-mod (last edited Nov 21, 2013 02:22AM) (new)

Betsy | 1643 comments Mod
You guys got way ahead of me.

We're already reading The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World, this month.

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality is too new; it was just published last month.

Same with Just Babies; it came out this month.

Same with My Brief History; it was published in September.

The poll is at:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/9...


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