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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who
Dava Sobel, like Simon Winchester or Canada's Pierre Berton, has clearly mastered the art of writing history in a form that is not only informative but, perhaps more important, is also compelling …
Tesla's Experiments With Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency
Nikola Tesla was one of the most fascinating and gifted scientists and inventors from the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. He had made numerous contributions to our understanding …
reviewed Extinction: Bad Genes or Bad Luck?. November 12, 2010
Extinction: Bad Genes or Bad Luck?
Non-fiction titles generally lend themselves to summaries a little bit more easily than non-fiction and I'd be hard pressed to beat the information the publishers have provided on the back cover. …
posted a Quick Tip about NEA Big Read: Meet Ray Bradbury. October 05, 2010
NEA Big Read: Meet Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury is a gem. I don't agree with everything he says, but he's worth listening to, nevertheless, especially if you're a book lover.
posted a Quick Tip about NASA. September 25, 2010
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NASA
A great idea for space exploration but reportedly is not run well and makes space exploration on a much higher cost then it's supposed to.
posted a Quick Tip about Packing for Mars: The Curious Science.... September 16, 2010
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in
Do you ever dream of being an astronaut? Do you enjoy well written popular science? Do you enjoy a good laugh? Are you unembarrassed or undisturbed by a good fart joke? If this sounds like you, then PACKING …
reviewed Packing for Mars: The Curious Science.... September 16, 2010
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in
The ability to land a spacecraft on Mars is old hat. As a matter of fact, the technology, although it was and remains prohibitively expensive, existed over thirty years ago. The real impediment, indeed, …
reviewed The Planets. September 15, 2010
The Planets
If John Lennon were alive today to read Dava Sobel's "The Planets", I've no doubt he would be pleased to call it "a magical mystery tour".      I've …
reviewed Packing for Mars: The Curious Science.... August 28, 2010
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in
Author Mary Roach has an in-your-face take on science. Her first three books went where not many science writers dare to go; Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003), Spook: Science …
posted a Quick Tip about WebMD. August 12, 2010
Excellent web site for those of us who did not go to medical school, but be weary- Visiting the doctor for a diagnosis is the best way to stave off sickness, and to remain healthy.
posted a Quick Tip about WebMD. July 22, 2010
You can find almost any type of health info on this site. Sometimes it takes a little digging.
posted a Quick Tip about Henry Phillips - On The Shoulders of .... July 17, 2010
Henry Phillips - On The Shoulders of Freaks 1995
Read my longer review (For the Snooty Academic "Expert") by clicking here.      This is a dark, twisted, and comedic approach to looking at life's greatest classical …
Henry Phillips - On The Shoulders of Freaks 1995
Click here to read my Quick Tip. This isn't your traditional reading material that is usually found in Cafe Libri because of the format it's presented in: a song. Despite that fact, this topic …
posted a Quick Tip about Charles Darwin. July 03, 2010
Charles Darwin
Darwin was brilliant . . . many of his discounted ideas are coming back to haunt his critics. Truly one of the best scientists ever.
posted a Quick Tip about Science Fiction Books. July 01, 2010
Sci-fi literature
Sci Fi is one of my favs. I love just reading myself into a new time, new dimension, new planet. I would love to meet some of the great writers of sci fi and shake their hands. I wonder where their minds …
reviewed The Selfish Gene. June 30, 2010
The Selfish Gene
When he's not being a militant atheist Richard Dawkins is a professor of biology. His best selling book, The Selfish Gene, explains his theory of evolution in terms of the selfishness of individual …
posted a Quick Tip about Science Fiction Books. June 25, 2010
Sci-fi literature
Sci-fi is great! I tend to like the dystopian branch of sci-fi best, I think.
reviewed Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Na.... June 25, 2010
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
     This book was one of the most talked-up books among my peers of sustainability majors, and rightfully so. It is elegantly written, packed full of inspiring yet simple ideas, and is …
posted a Quick Tip about Science Fiction Books. June 23, 2010
Sci-fi literature
My most favorite genre of books!
posted a Quick Tip about Science Fiction Books. June 21, 2010
Sci-fi literature
love this section!
reviewed The Bomb: A New History. June 08, 2010
A little bit dry at points this book does outline the development and policies that revolve around the Nuclear Weapons.  It gave me some great insight into the invention of this weapon and the science …
posted a Quick Tip about Science Fiction Books. June 04, 2010
Sci-fi literature
I like science fiction. The Kid On The Milk Carton.
posted a Quick Tip about WebMD. May 26, 2010
Great Resource for Finding answers to Health Issues
posted a Quick Tip about WebMD. May 22, 2010
Have found many useful tips on this website
reviewed Antarctic Navigation. May 12, 2010
Antarctic Navigation
"Antarctic Navigation" is the fictionalized biography of Morgan Lamont, seemingly destined from birth (or perhaps a better description might be obsessively driven) to recreate the sadly doomed …
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