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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.

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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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