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reviewed Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein. August 14, 2010
Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein
Plot summary?  This story opens on a slave auction.  A young boy, maybe eight years old is up for auction.  No one wants him.  He is purchased as a joke by a one-legged beggar.  …
reviewed The Chemistry of Death. July 29, 2010
The Chemistry of Death
Seeking to escape sad memories of his life in London, Dr David Hunter joins a small practice in Manham, a village in Norfolk. The owner of the practice, Dr Henry Maitland, is the survivor of a car accident …
The Lost City of Z
It may seem that there are no longer unexplored areas of the planet. Less than a century ago, however, the Amazon was one of the last, great areas that remained mysterious. Perhaps it was because it was …
posted a Quick Tip about Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bon.... July 01, 2010
Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science
If you ever wanted to know just how tough real CSI is - read Dr. Bass!
posted a Quick Tip about The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly .... June 15, 2010
The Lost City of Z
It's truly scary how many things can kill you in the Amazon. Great adventure/history story.
posted a Quick Tip about Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bon.... June 09, 2010
Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science
Really good book if you love reading about true crimes and the forensic science behind investigations.
reviewed The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution a.... June 01, 2010
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of
Jared Diamond has established his reputation as a keen observer of the sweep of human history in two more recent books, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies and Collapse: How Societies …
posted a Quick Tip about The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly .... May 25, 2010
The Lost City of Z
So packed full of history and archeological info about the Amazon jungle. Highly recommend this one.
posted a Quick Tip about Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bon.... May 21, 2010
Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science
I love this book since I live near the body farm in Knoxville with dr.bass! must read
Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science
Tennessee's Anthropological Research Facility (ARF), made famous by its more colloquial nickname in Patricia Cornwell's novel "The Body Farm" is a world class scientific institution dedicated …
reviewed The Chemistry of Death. March 16, 2010
The Chemistry of Death
This first book in a new series gets the whole thing off in an excellent style! There is, in a very small English village, a series of abductions and grisly murders, which appears to be the work of one …
reviewed The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly .... February 11, 2010
The Lost City of Z
(read as an ARC in 2008)         I picked up this book and was immediately lost between the covers and could not stop reading until I had finished the entire thing.   …
reviewed The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly .... August 21, 2009
The Lost City of Z
This is a truly excellent book that tells the parallel stories of two explorers- one looking for El Dorado, the other looking for the truth. From the very first page, Grann pulls the reader into the story; …
reviewed "Reviving the Lost Art of Naming the .... August 12, 2009
Carol Kaesuk Yoon In Tuesday’s New York Times Science section gives us a little meditation on taxonomy, or the naming and classifying of plants and animals.  It sounds dry and as stuffy as …
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of
At this point, the entire world has read Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies and Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. The question about The Third Chimpanzee: …
reviewed The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly .... April 23, 2009
The Lost City of Z
I rather imagine that "The Lost City of Z " is going to be in my Top 10 Reads of 2009. I say this because it's a book that has so much going for it: Adventure, Mystery, Tantalizing Facts... not to mention …
reviewed Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Ma.... March 22, 2009
Sur
From time to time I pick up a book on a subject I know virtually nothing about. Ordinarily I devour books about history or politics or current events. These are topics I am well versed in and comfortable …
reviewed The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly .... February 26, 2009
The Lost City of Z
David Grann's tale of personal and historic adventure in Amazonia is the kind of book that will rob you of sleep. The author retells the career of "Colonel" Percy Fawcett, the last and greatest of the …
reviewed The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly .... February 13, 2009
The Lost City of Z
The obstacles to proving his theory were overwhelming. As a young man Percy Fawcett became convinced that contrary to conventional wisdom a highly advanced civilization once thrived in the extremely hostile …
reviewed The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly .... February 05, 2009
The Lost City of Z
I'm a sucker for exploration mysteries, and the Amazon is the Fenway Park of exploration mysteries. As Grann summarizes in sketching in the backstory for his mystery, the Amazon has swallowed 500 years …
reviewed The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly .... February 05, 2009
The Lost City of Z
"The Lost City of Z" is a very worthwhile and entertaining account of a now-forgotten explorer. In my opinion, Grann has done an outstanding job of painting Fawcett as a man of his times, but also able …
reviewed The Chemistry of Death. January 30, 2008
The Chemistry of Death
Move over, Patricia Cornwell, Simon Beckett's on your turf. The Chemistry of Death is a page turner of a new, forensic/police procedural novel, with lots of psychology, chemistry, medicine, and red herrings. …
reviewed The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution a.... October 08, 2007
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of
There's a lot to this very broad ranging and thoughtful book, some of which, but not all, seems intriguingly fresh and original. Jared Diamond takes off from the recently recognized biological fact that …
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