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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: 212 participating members (show all)

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20,213 members, 356 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

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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)

23
19,502 members, 214 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)
24
14,745 members, 431 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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

25
12,677 members, 134 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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

31
15,503 members, 454 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
32
7,889 members, 168 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

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

33
4,949 members, 297 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)
35
21,441 members, 185 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)
38
10,804 members, 168 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

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

44
11,539 members, 175 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
46
6,325 members, 36 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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

48
5,237 members, 85 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)
51
9,463 members, 102 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

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

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8,826 members, 191 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)
54
5,210 members, 106 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)
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3,698 members, 228 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)
60
7,537 members, 116 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)
68
18,170 members, 134 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
70
7,367 members, 148 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
74
3,969 members, 62 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)
81
5,552 members, 31 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
82
4,669 members, 29 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)
84
3,648 members, 197 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
85
3,271 members, 33 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
86
2,058 members, 13 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
87
1,930 members, 106 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)
88
12,791 members, 172 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
90
5,286 members, 254 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)
91
4,592 members, 101 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: jfein, kageeh, SylviaC, leonja, gypsysmom

Thumbs down: jochenB

Score: 4

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4,279 members, 138 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)
94
3,874 members, 54 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: jfein, dmartin1186, leonja, ahef1963, HxBuff

Thumbs down: BayanX

Score: 4

95
3,660 members, 278 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe, srdr, gypsysmom, ahef1963

Score: 4

96
3,263 members, 38 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: OmarDecafe, leonja, eromsted, hipdeep

Score: 4

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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)

98
1,915 members, 121 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)
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Started by: _Zoe_ (January 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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