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The Meaning of Human Existence

The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson 2013 / 208 pages read by Jonathan Hogan 5h 6m rating – 8.5  / nonfiction – science philosophy (I both read and listened to this one) Read for the All-Nonfiction reading … Continue reading

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The Innovators:

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson 2014 / 560 pages Rating 9.25 / nonfiction – science Very interesting book on how the computer, as we know it, came to be … Continue reading

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David and Goliath:

David and Goliath:  Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell 2013/ 320 pages rating: 7.5 / nonfiction – psychology I didn’t get along with this book terribly well until the last quarter or so.  I’ve read … Continue reading

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The Immense Journey

The Immense Journey by Loren Eiseley  (US) 1957 – 152 pages Rating;  9 / literary -classic natural science I got this book from a friend several years ago and am finally getting around to it.  It’s a classic written by … Continue reading

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The Forest Unseen:

The Forest Unseen:  A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell (US) 2012/262 pages Rating: 8.5 –  literary -non-fiction/ecology Haskell has written a wonderfully styled and incredibly detailed account of a year in the life of on very small … Continue reading

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts

Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain 2012 / 352 pages Read by Kathe Mazur 10h 39m Rating -8.5 As I was going through the “Best of 2012” lists on various web-sites I noticed the book Quiet by Susan … Continue reading

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From Eternity to Here

From Eternity to Here by Sean Carroll 2010 / 448 pages Rating – 8 Whew!  This could have been a very difficult book –   the concepts are difficult but Connelly writes well,  it’s organized fairly well and so he … Continue reading

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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

The Best of Science and Nature Writing ed by Mary Roach and Tim Folger 2011 / 350 pages rating – 8 Science writing is not my forte – it’s okay but I can be squeamish about body fluids and such … Continue reading

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Moonwalking With Einstein

Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer non-fiction/science 2011 / US / 320 pages Audible 9h 33m Mike Chamberlain Rating 7.5 I enjoyed this for the most part – the mnemonic tricks are pretty widely known but the info on reading, … Continue reading

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Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species –

by Sean B. Carroll 2009 / 352 pages – paperback rating – 6 (mixed) This was a really dry book for me,  not a subject I have much interest in nor knowledge about.   I suppose some of the chapters, … Continue reading

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