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Book Review: Factfulness by Hans Rosling

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling My rating: 5 of 5 stars Hans Rosling wrote this book with his son and daughter-in-law. It was his last book. Because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel by Paul Guinan

Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel by Paul Guinan My rating: 3 of 5 stars Cute. This book answers the question “What if Forest Gump had been a robot?” Like some other reviewers of this book, the charm of seeing Boilerplate Photoshopped … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life

The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life by Anya Kamenetz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Full disclosure: I am childless. Take that as you will. I found this to be a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a well written, engaging and well researched book. It is backed up by a notes section that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alien Encounter: A Scientific Novel by Dirk Schulze-Makuch

Alien Encounter: A Scientific Novel by Dirk Schulze-Makuch My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is one of a series of “scientific novels” – science fiction written by working scientists. Like other books in this series, the bulk of … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson

This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All by Marilyn Johnson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I think that I would have liked this book more if either I had read it right when it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crude Awakenings by Amanda Coyne and Tony Hopfinger

Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska by Amanda Coyne My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well researched and documented history of crude oil politics in Alaska, focusing on the 2006-2008 oil corruption scandals, Senator Ted Stevens and Sarah … Continue reading

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