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The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester
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5/23/2012   Post a comment
Joseph Needham credited the Chinese for inventing far more than just paper, ice cream and gunpowder.
I’m going to walk across America!
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5/21/2012   37 comments
I’ve decided to walk from Central Park in New York to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco (metaphorically speaking).
It looks unappealing and it smells appalling, but…
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5/18/2012   6 comments
I note that people seem to be giving my office a wide berth as they pass by my door.
Book Review: The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
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5/16/2012   1 comment
"How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science"
Book Review: Shakespeare – The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
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5/16/2012   11 comments
This is an interesting and informative book that had me rolling on the floor laughing…
Book Review: Degrees Kelvin by David Lindley
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5/8/2012   4 comments
Before reading this book, I had not realised what an affect Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) had had on my world today as an electrical engineer.
Book Review: In Pursuit of the Unknown by Ian Stewart
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5/2/2012   1 comment
I just finished "Pursuit of the Unknown – 17 Equations That Changed the World," and I have to say that this was a jolly good read.


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Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
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