Category Archives: Science

Reviewlettes: the Last of 2014

   So it’s now officially more than halfway through the first month of 2015 and I still have a backlog of reviews from the old year. This is just a short post of the last seven books of the year … Continue reading

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Highlights on What I’ve Been Reading While I’ve Been Away

     So while I’ve been away from this blog these past few months, I still have been reading. Not as much I would have liked or hoped, but enough to find some really enjoyable books in the process. Here’s … Continue reading

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Bounce by Matthew Syed

Title: Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success Author: Matthew Syed Published: 2010 Genre: Nonfiction: Psychology, Sports Pages:  288 Rating: *** 1/2 Why have all the sprinters who have run the 100 meters in under ten seconds … Continue reading

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Title: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Author: Susan Cain Published: 2013 Genre: Nonfiction Pages: 323 Rating: **** At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer … Continue reading

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Prize Fight by Morton A. Meyers

Title: Prize Fight: The Race and Rivalry to be the First in Science Author: Morton A. Meyers Published: 2012 Genre: Nonfiction: Science; Medicine Pages: 234 Rating: *** We often think of scientists as dispassionate and detached, nobly laboring without any … Continue reading

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The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light by Paul Bogard

Title: The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Night Author: Paul Bogard Published: 2013 Pages: 312 Rating: **1/2 A deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we … Continue reading

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Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Coast by Mike Tidwell

Title: Bayou Farewell: The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana’s Coast Author: Mike Tidwell Published: 2003 Genre: Non-fiction: Nature Pages: 338 Rating: ***1/2 The Cajun coast of Louisiana is home to a way of life as unique, complex, and … Continue reading

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