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Book Review: Pacific

Pacific:  Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers, by Simon Winchester This book really bothered me.  It is not a worthless piece of junk, but it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Men Who United The States

The Men Who United The States:  America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisible, by Simon Winchester This book is odd for a variety of reasons.  For one, it is written by a naturalized Brit … Continue reading

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Product Review: Illustrated Wall Maps Of The Bible

Illustrated Wall Maps Of The Bible (with Atlas Of The Bible:  Index And Chronological Table), by Carta Jerusalem staff [Note:  This product was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Over the past … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding The Ecology Of The Bible: An Introductory Atlas

Understanding The Ecology Of The Bible:  An Introductory Atlas, by Paul H. Wright [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book, I had a guarded sense … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tail Wags The Dog

The Tail Wags The Dog:  International Politics And The Middle East, by Efraim Karsh Not everyone is going to like this book, but I loved this book.  The author, himself a scholar of international relations with an Israeli background and … Continue reading

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The Trace Of Our Tears

There are some things that are a mystery when you are on the ground but which can become far more visible when looked at from a great distance.  For example, when one looks from the sky or from space, it … Continue reading

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A Cold Place At The End Of The World

What makes us view a place as the end of the world?  If one is a believer in a flat earth [1], one might ponder that it was the point at the end of the dish looking over into blank … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cold Front

Cold Front:  Conflict Ahead In Arctic Waters, by David Fairhall It would be fair to say that the author is at least a bit too concerned about global warming, because even he recognizes that it is unlikely to be an … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Illustrated Longitude

The Illustrated Longitude:  The True Story Of A Lone Genius Who Solved The Greatest Scientific Problem Of His Time, by Dava Sobel And William J.H. Andrewes If you have already read Sobel’s Longitude, you have already seen all of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Longitude

Longitude:  The True Story Of A Lone Genius Who Solved The Greatest Scientific Problem Of His Time, by Dava Sobel On the one hand, this book is one of the author’s better books, not least because it has far less … Continue reading

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