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Member: Richj

Book tastes

detective fiction current politics current physics for those of us with limited math current understanding of evolution modern poetry short stories

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sci fi anthologies

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Country

United States


Santa: Select books from Powell's

Store: Powell's (http://www.powells.com)

Shipping: Note that five dollars have been subtracted, for shipping.

Amount to spend: $15 USD

timspalding's picks so far.

ISBN/ASINLinkTitlePrice
9780393337112https://www.powells.com/book/physics-for-future-presidents-the-science-behind-the-headlines-9780393337112/62-0Physics For Future Presidents The Science Behind the Headlines$16.95

Secret Santa

Richj's Secret Santa is timspalding. Help timspalding pick the right book.

Comments/suggestions

WeeTurtle: I see some nature and poetry in there, which makes me think of Don McKay, who has a few books and won the Griffin Poetry prize in 2007 in the Canadian list with "Strike/Slip." I read "Vis a' Vis" in University. (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 04:17:21 -0500)

WeeTurtle: Possibly Tyson's book "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" which I think falls into physics for the non-math set. (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 04:19:08 -0500)

bragan: For evolution, I might suggest Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin, Why Evolution is True by Jerry A. Coyne, Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins, or just about any essay collection by Stephen Jay Gould.

For physics, maybe Neutrino Hunters by Ray Jayawardhana (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 04:48:21 -0500)

pantsu: Seconding the Stephen Jay Gould rec. His essay compilations are great. (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:08:37 -0500)

Tropical-Library: Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan, or A id for Alibi by Sue Grafton (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:33:42 -0500)

thebookmagpie: Any of Carlo Rovelli's books would suit for the physics for people who don't have great maths skills. (Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:01:50 -0500)

timspalding: I'm getting Physics For Future Presidents The Science Behind the Headlines. (It's $1.95 over, but I run this place, I think.) I read this title myself, and it's become a favorite. It cleared up any number of issues for me, and made some policy cases I didn't expect, such as that about airport security. I hope you enjoy it! (Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:50:36 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Sat, 08 Dec 2018 01:10:05 -0500)

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