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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: 185 participating members (show all)

peterveen's list | All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
9
18,382 members, 324 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)

42
8,663 members, 90 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

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

56
4,683 members, 95 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)
36
9,999 members, 154 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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

144
1,350 members, 21 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: SylviaC, smcwl, peterveen

Score: 3

180
3,086 members, 43 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: thorold, peterveen

Score: 2

Explanations:

thorold (2): Australian art historian takes on the British gulag. Required reading in the southern hemisphere.

149
1,202 members, 17 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: daschaich, rozymary, peterveen

Score: 3

330
1,355 members, 11 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: peterveen

Score: 1

178
3,649 members, 45 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: adsddy, peterveen

Score: 2

294
2,689 members, 31 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: peterveen

Score: 1

324
1,562 members, 30 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: peterveen

Score: 1

197
1,752 members, 47 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: Percevan, peterveen

Score: 2

335
1,278 members, 53 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: peterveen

Score: 1

402
570 members, 5 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: peterveen

Score: 1

234
617 members, 24 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: EugenNegoita, peterveen

Score: 2

239
535 members, 10 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Luchtpint, peterveen

Score: 2

About this list

Started by: _Zoe_ (January 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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