Posts tagged with ‘non-fiction’

  • The Glass Universe (Book Review)

    By on August 20, 2017

    If you are interested in astronomy, or like detailed histories especially in the sciences, or you are interested in...

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  • The Invention of Nature (Book Review)

    By on March 27, 2017

    This biography of Alexander Von Humboldt is brilliantly researched, pragmatically told, and wildly relevant. I give it five stars.

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  • Sunday Sketching (Book Review)

    By on March 5, 2017

    This is an absolutely wonderful book. It is part memoir, part a book about design and creativity, part humor...

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  • Book Review: Interrupted

    By on January 11, 2017

    This fresh book is thankfully neither self-satisfied nor the last word, but the beginning of a discussion on what...

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  • Book Review: Soul of an Octopus

    By on November 28, 2016

    This book challenges our material assumptions about consciousness and the sources of intelligence in an effective and captivating way.

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

    By on August 8, 2016

    This slim volume is wonderful. I give it five stars. It is concise and understandable, relevant and expansive.

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  • Book Review: Humans of New York

    By on July 22, 2016

    In this book, the variety of people is fascinating, as are the colors, comments, and costumes.

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  • Book Review: Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think

    By on July 15, 2016

    Here is a vision of the future where everyone can win. You might be as glad as I was...

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  • Getting Things Done (Book Review and Summary)

    By on January 19, 2016

    For those who would benefit from a summary of the book, I've included my notes below.

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    Polly Castor
  • Books We Got for Christmas

    By on December 27, 2015

    Here are the books we got for Christmas. I received two art books and two cookbooks, all of which...

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  • Book Review: Goodness and Light

    By on December 23, 2015

    The selections in here are from a wide range of great writers, from many different angles on the Christian...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Happier at Home

    By on December 1, 2015

    Because I liked Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project so well, I nabbed her sequel when it came out in Costco...

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    Polly Castor