Tag: science

Aug 03

Book Review: The Map That Changed the World

The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester I usually love books like this, and I usually don’t review books that I haven’t finished, but I don’t know if I want to waste any more time on this one. I’m 93 hard-won pages into this and I think I’m going to quit. So far …

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Aug 02

Book Review: I Contain Multitudes

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong Through this book I learned that the answer to just about every question you might have about microbes and how they interact with the world is “it’s complicated.” Yong talks about many ways in which bacteria and other microbes …

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Jun 07

Book Review: In the Labyrinth of Drakes

In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan If this novel had been the same strength as the third one, I would not be eagerly anticipating book #5, but this novel really kicked it up a notch. Politics play a much larger role in this novel, as Lady Trent and Tom Wilkins work with the …

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Jun 07

Book Review: The Voyage of the Basilisk

The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan This is a great kind of escapist fantasy, combining high-seas adventure, first contact, and of course, dragons. I’d read the first two books in this series and enjoyed them, so picked up the third for a sure-fire diversion. It certainly delivered. Do I think it could be …

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Jan 28

Book Review: Gut: The inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders I went through a long phase where I pretty much only read books like this, pop science books about ordinary subjects. It’s a pretty good example of that subgenre. It’s just sophisticated enough to let the average reader know that the author …

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