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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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Book Review: The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas

The Biblical World:  An Illustrated Atlas, by Jean-Pierre Isbouts I’m going to have a lot of negative things to say about this book, so I’d like to begin by saying that I did not think that this book was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Building Suburbia

Building Suburbia:  Green Fields And Urban Growth:  1820-2000, by Dolores Hayden This book was intensely frustrating to read.  Indeed, this volume, which has about 250 pages of the author bloviating on topics related to the long history of suburban development … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond The Map

Beyond The Map:  Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands And Our Search For New Utopias, by Alastair Bonnett There are some writers where the more you are aware of their worldview and approach, the less you like reading what they … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlas Of Improbable Places

Atlas Of Improbable Places:  A Journey To The World’s Most Unusual Corners, by Travis Elborough & Alan Horsfield It’s not surprising that I am attracted to atlases of odd and unusual places [1].  I always considered it axiomatic that odd … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Geography Of Genius

The Geography Of Genius, by Eric Wiener, read by the author As someone with a deep, personal interest in genius [1], I had high hopes for this book, but I found it greatly disappointing on a variety of levels.  For … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unruly Places

Unruly Places:  Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, And Other Inscrutable Geographies, by Alastair Bonnet This book was at least moderately enjoyable to read.  Obviously, this book goes down a lot better if one shares the author’s political agendas (hint:  he’s strongly … Continue reading

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