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posted "Talking a good game
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Talking a good game
Unfortunately Hopkirk talks a good game about the Great Game but doesn't deliver. The Great Game is the name Rudyard Kipling immortalized in …
posted "Is light a wave or a particle?
" about The Quantum moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty
December 31, 2014
Is light a wave or a particle?
The formulas and theories of quantum mechanics explain how light in fact acts like both a wave and a particle, and this book documents how the bizarre …
review of Kim
, "Vibrant tale of India and imperialism
" was complimented.
December 29, 2014
December 26, 2014
posted "The greatest living American hero
" about Rebel yell: The Violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson
December 24, 2014
The greatest living American hero
Thomas Jackson was the rarest of men who performed best under extreme conditions. Despite his dyspeptic health, his misfit personality in civili …
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December 06, 2014
posted "In the long run, the trench wins
" about The Long shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth CenturyThe Long Shadow
December 06, 2014
In the long run, the trench wins
With the assassination of a mid level royalty in a mid level city in Eastern Europe, entangling alliances and inept political decision making sent the …
rated The Invention of Air
December 05, 2014
posted "Science at the intersections
" about How we got to now: Six innovations that made the modern world
November 26, 2014
Science at the intersections
Johnson is a master of popular science writing (see The Ghost map and Everything bad is good for you as examples) and hits this minor classic with the …
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