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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: 189 participating members (show all)

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10
19,407 members, 342 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
14,217 members, 423 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

25
12,046 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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20,435 members, 178 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)
32
14,753 members, 433 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)
33
7,536 members, 157 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Explanations:

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

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4,775 members, 290 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)
38
10,459 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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7,484 members, 97 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)
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6,045 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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4,935 members, 81 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
49
11,030 members, 173 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
50
9,086 members, 97 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Explanations:

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

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8,552 members, 181 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)
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6,968 members, 113 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)
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3,378 members, 206 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
58
4,997 members, 103 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)
72
3,804 members, 56 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)
77
17,071 members, 117 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)
78
7,120 members, 146 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
79
5,244 members, 28 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
80
4,433 members, 26 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
82
3,517 members, 191 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)
85
1,956 members, 11 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
86
1,848 members, 101 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)
87
12,363 members, 162 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
89
5,158 members, 250 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)
90
4,450 members, 100 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: jfein, kageeh, SylviaC, leonja, gypsysmom

Thumbs down: jochenB

Score: 4

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4,191 members, 136 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
93
3,642 members, 52 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: jfein, dmartin1186, leonja, ahef1963, HxBuff

Thumbs down: BayanX

Score: 4

94
3,524 members, 269 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe, srdr, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 4

95
3,032 members, 36 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Explanations:

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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1,572 members, 80 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)
100
1,501 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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