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Non-Fiction Worth Reading

Description: Obviously different people have different ideas of what makes a book worth reading. But for you personally, was it worth the time it took to read?

Members: 191 participating members (show all)

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10
19,450 members, 343 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Explanations:

lorax (12): An error-ridden mess complete with random gratuitous homophobia. Read it for the biographies, but don't believe the science if you didn't already know it (and maybe not even then, if you believe that glass flows.)… (more)

24
14,248 members, 428 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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thorold (8): Bryson before he ran out of new ideas

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12,076 members, 126 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

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leonja (5): One of the most important contributions made to date concerning the study of US History.

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20,472 members, 179 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)
32
14,777 members, 433 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)
33
7,558 members, 157 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

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thorold (0): Absurdly sensational book that tells you nothing about clockmaking

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4,783 members, 291 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)
38
10,477 members, 164 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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questbird (7): Environmental causes of the collapse of civilisations: a warning to us

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7,503 members, 97 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)
45
6,065 members, 33 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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questbird (3): How a nature lover can live in modern society

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4,949 members, 81 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
49
11,053 members, 173 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
50
9,103 members, 97 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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questbird (9): We are temporary hosts for our ancient immortal genes

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8,568 members, 181 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)
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6,993 members, 113 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)
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3,389 members, 207 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
58
5,008 members, 103 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
72
3,808 members, 56 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)
77
17,122 members, 118 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
78
7,135 members, 146 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
79
5,250 members, 29 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)
80
4,440 members, 26 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
82
3,525 members, 194 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
85
1,959 members, 11 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
86
1,854 members, 101 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)
87
12,382 members, 162 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
89
5,167 members, 250 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)
90
4,460 members, 100 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: jfein, kageeh, SylviaC, leonja, gypsysmom

Thumbs down: jochenB

Score: 4

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4,197 members, 136 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
93
3,656 members, 52 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: jfein, dmartin1186, leonja, ahef1963, HxBuff

Thumbs down: BayanX

Score: 4

94
3,539 members, 269 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe, srdr, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 4

95
3,039 members, 36 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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leonja (17): Inspired me to pursue thoughts about developing and implementing literacy programs in other parts of Latin America. Literacy empowers all people of a nation to participate in the electoral/political/representational of government.… (more)

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1,575 members, 80 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)
100
1,505 members, 21 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)
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About this list

Started by: _Zoe_ (January 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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