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CollectionsYour library (3,663), Discard (829), Wishlist (27), Currently reading (3), To read (19), Read but unowned (938), Favorites (38), Recovered books (1), All collections (5,436)

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

Groups100 Books in 2016 Challenge, 1001 Books to read before you die, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, 75 Books Challenge for 2018, 75 Books Challenge for 2020, 75 Books Challenge for 2021, A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Kindley Book Club, Science!

Favorite authorsJames A. Anderson, Isaac Asimov, 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, Dalai Lama XIV, 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, Thomas C. Sherry, Neal Stephenson, S. M. Stirling, Patrick Taylor, Ray Troll, James 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 Botanic Gardens, Lake Forest Park Library, Shoreline Community College Library, Media and Technology Center, Shoreline Library

Other favoritesCafe Allegro

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Member sinceJan 8, 2007

Currently readingHow to change your mind : what the new science of psychedelics teaches us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression, and transcendence by Michael Pollan
Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology by Johnjoe McFadden
Energy and civilization : a history by Vaclav Smil

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