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Bayard Taylor wrote his fiancée from California in 1849: I cannot express to thee how I have been charmed with this country. Its pure, cloudless sky; its spring-like airs, always filled with the odor of balmy shrubs and grasses; its vast ...more
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Atlas of a Lost World by Craig Childs
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Lifelike descriptions of extinct creatures and long gone ecosystems are rather lovely and enjoyable. He combines them with his real life adventure travel experiences, anthropological data on hunter-gatherers and archaeological evidence to discuss wha ...more
Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
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I'm not sure how this happened: A talented writer with a well-regarded agent sells a book to an established and deeply experienced editor at a very good publishing house; the net result is a series of magazine articles, go..." Read more of this review »
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Network Propaganda by Yochai Benkler
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A well-researched book investigating the factors of polarization, misinformation and propaganda that were seen during the 2016 American presidential election. The authors look at intentional misinformation, conspiracy theories, bullshit and the ampli ...more
May Cause Love by Kassi Underwood
"At 19 years old, Kassi has an abortion. The book takes place mostly throughout her twenties as she struggles to deal with her decision to terminate her pregnancy. She goes on a spiritual journey and approaches her healing from a somewhat academic..." Read more of this review »
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Alienated America by Timothy P. Carney
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An interesting book worth reading for the analysis of the 2016 Republican primaries. I believe it's got some good points - the picture of social infrastructure, personal satisfaction and the failure of the ideas of an Ayn Randian independent individu ...more
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What Is Real? by Adam  Becker
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A cross between an overview of quantum physics and a reality tv show - all the science, plus all the gossip. The author discusses the science, the discoveries and the personalities behind it all. Some of it has the drama of World War II and the Jewis ...more
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The World in a Grain by Vince Beiser
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Sand is surprisingly important. Now when I look at the city skyline I'm imagining where all that sand came from - I mean yes it's being stretched out with all those empty spaces which we occupy but those skyscrapers are made from sand that came from ...more
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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
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This is an interesting and wide ranging history of humans without a lot of the hero baggage. It starts with neanderthals and denisovians and follows the path of history through human settlements, cultures, languages and developments that have led to ...more
Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Mae West
“I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them.”
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