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About my libraryMy graduate training is in history & philosophy of science, but my professional arc has been a mix of teaching, international development, and science & health policy. My library collections are thus not always so much a coherent set of stable categories as a reflection of successive work areas and locations, including most recently over 10 years of living and working in Egypt. At the moment I'm researching and writing a book about the life & times of Nicholas Copernicus, which accounts for the large number of volumes in the history of astronomy & mathematics. The fact that the largest number of book entries (and a handful of old reviews) all date from March 2020 is just a reflection that this is the date when I migrated everything from an older GoodReads account.


Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, Andrea Barrett, Karel Čapek, Atul Gawande, Anthony Grafton, Stanisław Lem, Amin Maalouf, Alberto Manguel, José Saramago, Elif Shafak, Tom Stoppard, Colson Whitehead (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingPtolemy's universe : the natural philosophical and ethical foundations of Ptolemy's astronomy by Liba Chaia Taub
Trickster travels : a sixteenth-century Muslim between worlds by Natalie Zemon Davis
The Galileo affair : a documentary history by Maurice A. Finocchiaro
The Copernican question : prognostication, skepticism, and celestial order by Robert S. Westman
Gutenberg's Europe : the book and the invention of Western modernity by Frédéric Barbier
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