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About meI'm a writer, editor, and teacher on subjects related to the intersection of science and technology with society and culture. Born and raised in southern New England, I've recently returned there after 27 years spent in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and South -- an unassimilated Yankee who loves the sea, the snow, bay scallops, and good clam chowder. For the demographically curious, I . . . was born in 1963, am the son of a teacher and a social worker, am 6' 3" tall, am left-handed, attended public schools, have a PhD (University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1990) drive an aging Toyota minivan, sail a vintage 21-foot racing sloop, and have owned seven Macintosh computers since 1987, but didn't get around to having a cell phone until 2009.
About my libraryMy LibraryThing library is mostly books on history, science, technology, and popular culture, along with a lot of classic science fiction, pre-1920 British poetry, maritime history, mysteries & thrillers. There are also clumps of books about language, mass media, constitutional law, baseball, archaeology, yacht racing, and Antarctic exploration, among other things.
GroupsBoats and Sailing, BookCrossers, BookMooching, Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World, Combiners!, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, George Macy devotees, History of Science/Technology/Medicine, History: On learning from and writing history, Hobnob with Authors —show all groups, Legacy Libraries, Librarything Series, Name that Book, Non-Fiction Readers, Science Fiction Fans, Science!, Unique Library Thing Book Group, Used Books, Writer-readers
Favorite librariesBritish Museum - Central library, Brown University - John Hay Library, C.K. Leith Library of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Vineyard Haven Public Library, Wellesley Free Library Fells Branch, Wisconsin Historical Society - Library and Archives
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Real nameA. Bowdoin Van Riper
LocationVineyard Haven, MA
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceNov 12, 2005
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