Tag: Books

2009: The Year in Books: Part 2 – Non-Fiction

I read Freakonomics early in the year (it was published a few years ago) and loved it.  Full of fascinating details about human behaviour.  The book sold a lot of copies and many similar books followed on its heels.  Levitt’s

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The War on December

Anything that happens in December is irrelevant. That’s the impression you could get from the fact that swarms of best of the year lists were released in November and early December. It seems just a tad presumptious to chronicle the

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Peter Watts, Canadian science fiction writer, beaten and arrested at US border http://www.boingboing.net/2009/12/11/dr-peter-watts-canad.html Ten Ways Space Travel Isn’t Like Television or the Movies http://www.satelliteinternet.com/news/ten-ways-space-travel-isnt-like-television-or-the-movies/ The Funniest Reasons Customers Reject Books http://www.publishersweekly.com/blog/660000266/post/210048821.html “I don’t do books about elephants set during the

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