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Book Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
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1/15/2011   2 comments
As a follow-on to my recent review on Bill Bryson’s latest book – 'At Home: A Short History of Private Life' – there’s another Bryson book that I particularly enjoy called 'A Short History of Nearly Everything'.
Book Review: At Home by Bill Bryson
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1/11/2011   12 comments
During the recent holiday I read Bill Bryson’s latest tome – At Home – and, as usual, he far exceeded my expectations. As Bill says: “Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”
Book Review: A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester
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12/23/2010   3 comments
If you are looking for a good read, this book by Simon Winchester about the Great California Earthquake of 1906 should fit the bill...
Book Review: Universe on a T-Shirt by Dan Falk
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12/20/2010   1 comment
Dan Falk has a real gift for explaining incredibly complex topics in a way that the rest of us can understand without making us feel dumb.
Book Review: uC/TCP-IP by Christian Légaré
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11/30/2010   2 comments
I have to say that I am very, VERY impressed with the quality of books that are being written by the folks at Micriµm – the one I just finished reading on TCP-IP still has my head buzzing!
Book Review: uC/OS-III The Real-Time Kernel by Jean Labrosse
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11/23/2010   11 comments
I've long wanted to know more about how a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) performs its magic. The book µC/OS-III - The Real-Time Kernel explains all…
Book review: Calculus or a classic?
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10/4/2010   42 comments
Bored by a book on calculus, an engineer revisits Brideshead Revisited
Book Review: Wetware: A Computer in Every Living Cell by Dennis Bray
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9/30/2010   4 comments
How does a single-cell creature, such as an amoeba, lead such a sophisticated life? How does it hunt living prey, respond to lights, sounds, and smells, and display complex sequences of movements without the benefit of a nervous system?
Book Review, In Search of Time, Dan Falk
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9/30/2010   8 comments
In his book In Search of Time, the author Dan Falk walks through the theories of time, from our earliest ancestors' perception of time to the development of various calendars to today's world of atomic clocks.
Book Review: Reinventing Gravity by John Moffat
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9/30/2010   5 comments
Reinventing Gravity is a wonderful book. The author, respected Physicist John Moffat, doesn’t assume that the reader has any form of expert knowledge. Instead, he starts by walking us step-by-step through the various theories of gravity, from Aristotle to the present day...
Book Review: The Symbiotic Universe by George Greenstein
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9/17/2010   6 comments
Our existence depends on a network of highly unlikely circumstances. And when I say "our existence" I mean any form of life anywhere in the universe. For example...
Book review: The Creature from Jekyll Island
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9/16/2010   18 comments
The title of this book by G. Edward Griffin might cause you to think of a horror story along the lines of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." However horrible it is, "The Creature from Jekyll Island is not fiction..
Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
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9/2/2010   11 comments
This little scamp is jam-packed with interesting nuggets of knowledge and tidbits of trivia about the periodic table and the elements it represents – it's way more interesting than I would ever have imagined.
Radio engineering in the solid state age
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8/5/2010   6 comments
A book that connects theory to practical applications
So exactly what is the current state of physics?
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8/4/2010   13 comments
Among the sea of shows and books popularizing physics,an engineer recommends some good sources of enlightenment
Napoleon's buttons and other tales of materials failures
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7/30/2010   3 comments
An entertaining look at the unintended consequences of the chemical properties of materials
DSP: Beyond the theory, straight into practice
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7/30/2010   3 comments
A must-have book for the EE who needs to shake off some of the DSP rust
Android app book for hardware types
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7/23/2010   8 comments
No need for prior experience, though a little Java might come in handy
Make a list, check it twice
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7/21/2010   5 comments
A book about improving medical outcomes has lessons for engineers
The Black Hole War: A head-spinning read
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7/11/2010   3 comments
A theoretical physicist who studies black holes has spent his entire career arguing that you can't have it both ways
The intersection of engineering and math
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6/3/2010   3 comments
Read “How Round is Your Circle” by John Bryant and Chris Sangwin, and along the way you'll notice that your perspective on design gets a little bit wider. You'll feel a little bit wiser, and reconnect to what engineering is all about: elegant solutions.
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