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CollectionsYour library (3,206), Discard (15), Wishlist (19), Currently reading (7), To read (3), Read but unowned (536), Favorites (36), All collections (3,761)

Reviews47 reviews

Tagssr (1,651), library (585), upstairs_study (561), history (467), EE (437), physics (341), main_office (314), mathematics (260), audio (244), science (235) — see all tags

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About my libraryA lot of scientific and technical books, but I am an ecletic reader.

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Kindley Book Club, Science!

Favorite authorsJames A. Anderson, John C. Bogle, J. Harlen Bretz, Orson Scott Card, I. Bernard Cohen, Jill Ker Conway, Michael Crichton, Jared Diamond, Bern Dibner, Peter F. Drucker, Richard P. Feynman, R. Buckminster Fuller, Mahatma Gandhi, Atul Gawande, Neil Gershenfeld, Ben Goertzel, Benjamin Graham, Robert A. Heinlein, Kevin Kelly, Tracy Kidder, Jon Krakauer, Ray Kurzweil, H. H. the 14th Dalai Lama, John McPhee, Carver Mead, Marvin Minsky, Hans Moravec, Patrick O'Brian, Robert M. Pirsig, Richard Powers, David Quammen, Ayn Rand, Daniel N. Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, Neal Stephenson, Ray Troll, James Bao-Yen Tsui, Edward R. Tufte, Mitchell M. Waldrop, Gerald M. Weinberg, Stephen Whitney, Norbert Wiener, Simon Winchester, Stephen Wolfram, Robert L. Wood, Herman Wouk (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAbraxus Books, Couth Buzzard Books, East West Bookshop, Eclipse Bookstore & Fine Art, Half Price Books - Capitol Hill, Half Price Books - Lynnwood, Half Price Books - University District, Magus Books (Seattle), McIntyre and Moore Booksellers, Powell's Technical Books, Third Place Books, University Bookstore, Village Books

Favorite librariesElisabeth C. Miller Library - University of Washington, Lake Forest Park Library, Shoreline Community College Library, Media and Technology Center, Shoreline Library

Other favoritesCafe Allegro

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Real nameJ Brew


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Member sinceJan 8, 2007

Currently readingThe Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell
A Short History of Byzantium by John Julius Norwich
Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition (Principles of Neural Science (Kandel)) by Eric R. Kandel
A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley
Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon by Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
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I just got an e-mail that you added me to your "interesting libraries" list. I never saw that before, I'll have to check it out. When I came here I saw that we do have a lot in common, although I have not uploaded any of the math, comp sci, or physics books that I have been reading. Perhaps I'll start, now that I see your library.
I'm currently reading an old physics textbook, and about to start reading "Speaker for the Dead", but I'm in the middle of writing my fifth sci-fi novel so everything is getting a small time-slice of attention.
Nice to meet you.
I appreciate you reaching out and making the interesting library connection. I'm pretty intensely focused on a research project right now; at some point I'll get back in touch.
A professor in the history of science specializing in Einstein told me that "Subtle is the Lord" is the best scientific biography of Einstein extant.
I love Abraham Pais' books -- I have several of them too!

BTW, I couldn't get your Technorati link to work.
Hi John
Time for you to explore Your Inner Fish? if you have not already.
Keep on posting your hikes and great destinations.
Cheers, Mike
Hello Mr. Brew, thank you for adding me to your interesting libaries list. You have quite a collection yourself: from Zen and the Art to math and statistics to hiking and tracking--sounds like a nice life there in Seattle. Here's wishing you a prosperous new year. All Zee Best, TCW
i think there is a fourth volume of Norbert - less technical and more philosophical, reviews and such. Missed a chance to buy it...
Thank you for the kind review of my book!
- The "sappy" author. ;)

P.S., I think you'll love my next book - minimal sappiness! :)
Hello John
Do let me know what you think of 'Islands in the Cosmos'. I am going to be wading thru Russel's references for some time. Cheers!
See we share Ramo, Business of Science. It blew me away. The recommendations of both Rockefeller and then Schultz for a national technology policy implemented at the national level and then the quick appointments by Nixon of Love, Simon, Zarb and Sawhill for an energy council..then nothing. Watergate invervened. Also his take on manned space travel. He clearly has written a lot and I have never heard of him.
Thanks for the "Interesting libraries" designation -- it pointed me to your library which too is interesting! We share a lot of science books, and our tag clouds bear some similarities.

I uploaded a cover for this book if you are interested.
Hi! I noticed you added us as an "interesting Library". So is yours! It looks like you actually climb, rather than simply read about it -- the only people I know with the complete set of Beckey's CASCADE ALPINE GUIDE use them. Like us!

We live in Spokane -- it looks like you hail from Seattle?

Don't you LOVE LT??

aka MtnSk8tr
Hello jb! Thanks for bouncing me over from flickr and into librarything, another huge resource. With this many titles posted online here, there is much non-fiction to explore. All the best in 2009, Mike (subarcticmike)
j brew, Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Your collection is very interesting. I look forward to reviewing your science fiction collection as it comes on line. Best Always...Harry
Hi! Note your interest in Xtal sets. As a young kid 60+ yrs ago 'designed' by seat of my pants my own Broadcast Band rcvrs using huge individually-tuned multi-loop antennas with loops spatially coupled for simultaneous, empirical near-critical coupling with modest azimuthal directivity. Tuning an adjustment nightmare, especially so since I didn't know let alone appreciate the underlying mathematics. (Long after the fact, I'd guess radiation resistance limited Q's to the 500 - 800 range with 3-db bandwidths in the order of 2 kHz and skirt selectivities of maybe 18 dB/octave -- but interference was pretty horrendous.) Still have happy memories of receiving Chicago station in Western Massachusetts (once) -- a distance I guessed must have been near 1200 miles. Would get WWVA (Wheeling, W. Va) fairly regularly. Regret I've never seen anyone else to mention let alone try the scheme. Don't particularly regret stumbling half-asleep into Mrs. Daugherty's Latin I class totally unprepared, but try to make up for it by trying to work my way throughthe Anaeid.
Wow - great library. I am adding to my reading list from it.
John, what does the "friends" concept mean to you? What functionality does it possess? The LT help resources do not even mention it. Thanks.
Thanks for exposing me to LibraryThing. I joined today and added 17 books (atlases).
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