Thin in the 000s

I’m working on branching out, worried that reading in all of my favorite categories now will leave me stuck with an unrelenting slog toward the end of my project.  I figured that the 000s were a good place to go next: 3 of the numbers are unassigned (007,* 008, and 009) and the rest are, at least in my library, populated almost entirely by manuals on computer programming languages.  Not looking promising!

Here are the more palatable and/or interesting choices:

001.09, A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson (2003).

004.092, The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, by Jane Smiley (2010).

006.3, Final Jeopardy: Man Vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything, by Stephen Baker (2011).

 

*The Wikipedia entry on the Dewey Decimal System often lists 007 as books about James Bond.  Do not believe everything you read on-line (yes, students, I’m talking to you!).

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One Response to Thin in the 000s

  1. barbara munson says:

    I’d recommend the Atanasoff biography. A local book group is reading it currently and report it worthwhile. Also our friends on Woodland live in the Atanasoff house, and Atanasoff is the disputed inventor of the computer. There’s even a murder involved! Finally, Jane Smiley lived and taught in Ames.

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