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Book Review: The Book Nobody Read

The Book Nobody Read:  Chasing The Revolutions Of Nicolaus Copernicus, by Owen Gingerich The author takes as his title for book a reference from novelist Arthur Koestler [1], who thought that the masterpiece by Copernicus was a worst seller that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heavenly Errors

Heavenly Errors:  Misconceptions About The Real Nature Of The Universe, by Neil F. Comins When I started reading this book, I thought it would be a five-star book.  By the time I got to the middle, it started looking like … Continue reading

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Video Review: Great Courses: Understanding The World’s Greatest Structures: Science And Innovation From Antiquity To Modernity

Great Courses:  Understanding The World’s Greatest Structures:  Science And Innovation From Antiquity To Modernity, by Professor Stephen Ressler Make no mistake, this was a very enjoyable course to take, and one that many people would likely get a great deal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Physics: A Short History

Physics:  A Short History:  From Quintessence To Quarks, by J.L. Heilbron For the most part, this book is an excellent and somewhat high-level look at the larger patterns of the history of physics from ancient Greece to today.  Yet there … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Meaning Of Relativity

The Meaning Of Relativity, by Albert Einstein It’s a good thing this book has an introduction, because this particular work presents a bit of a conundrum for many readers, myself included.  This short book, which including two appendices of some … Continue reading

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Book Review: Washed Up

Washed Up:  The Curious Journeys Of Flotsam And Jetsam, by Skye Moody I am by no means a proficient or particularly skilled beachcomber, but as a fond student of logistics [1], flotsam and jetsam (and lagan) are of some personal … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Study Of Open Hearth

A Study Of Open Hearth:  A Treatise On The Open Hearth Furnace And The Manufacture Of Open Hearth Steel by Harbison-Walker Refractories Company I must admit that I have no particular idea that this is a practical book for either … Continue reading

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Book Review: Copenhagen

Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn Those who know me are well aware of my own tendency to chronicle and overanalyze my frequent awkward conversations [1].  This play is basically the attempt through research and analysis to provide a decisive interpretation of … Continue reading

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Book Review: 7 Reasons Why You Can Trust The Bible

7 Reasons Why You Can Trust The Bible, by Erwin W. Lutzer [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Given the widespread ignorance of scriptures and the savage nature … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beating Gout

Beating Gout:  A Sufferer’s Guide To Living Pain Free, by Victor Konshin As someone who suffers from intermittent but severe gout attacks [1], it is perhaps unsurprising that I read a book I happened to find in the library while … Continue reading

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