Monthly Archives: June 2012

Compelling stories of discovery and destruction

551.46, The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters, by Bruce Parker (2010) The power of the sea, indeed!  This book, written by a prominent oceanographer, is about the history of humanity’s … Continue reading

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At home in the 720s

When I started browsing the 720s, I found that I’d already read a bunch of the books in this decade.  Then, when I looked more closely, I realized that almost everything I’d read was in a single digit: the 728s … Continue reading

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A rambling and very pleasant adventure

977 The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas, by Jerry Dennis (2003). As a child, I loved the north shore of Lake Superior.  Driving north to go canoeing in the Boundary Waters with my dad, … Continue reading

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Spook

129 Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, by Mary Roach (2005). Mary Roach is one quirky writer.  I read her book Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers, a few years back and found it fascinating, irreverent, and just plain weird– … Continue reading

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