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CollectionsYour library (907), Wishlist (184), Currently reading (8), Read 2015 (5), Read 2014 (10), Read 2013 (16), Read 2012 (12), Read 2011 (15), Read 2010 (21), Read 2009 (15), Read 2008 (27), Read 2007 (21), Read but unowned (43), Office (87), MS (67), All collections (1,091)

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Tagsphysics (216), science (154), biology (130), science history (94), history (89), science fiction (82), literature (66), philosophy (65), religion (61), society (57) — see all tags

MediaNot set (3), Book (1,088), Paper Book (1,053), Audiobook (4), Ebook (7)

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About mePhysics professor, originally from Germany. Interested in all of science, especially physics, biology and geology. But also history, philosophy, religion, literature, music etc.

"It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we recognize the truth."
-- Peter Abelard, scholastic philosopher

And in the category of "Yeah, right!":

I write like
Edgar Allan Poe

I Write Like by Mémoires, Analyze your writing!

About my libraryThe library consists of books that I have read at least partially and found useful and/or entertaining. I own many of them, some at home, some at the office, but I also list books I borrowed from the public library or owned in the past.

My ratings roughly mean: Excellent (5 stars), Very Good (4 stars), Good (3.5 stars), Serviceable (3 stars), Bad (2 stars), Atrocious (1 star),.. and everything in between.

GroupsAncient & Mystic Society of No Homers, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Book reviewers, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Combiners!, Evolve!, Geology, German Library Thingers, Happy Heathens, History at 30,000 feet: The Big Pictureshow all groups

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Philip Ball, Heinrich Böll, Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Hoimar von Ditfurth, Richard P. Feynman, Richard Fortey, James Gleick, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ernst Mayr, Jacques Monod, Matt Ridley, J. K. Rowling, Carl Sagan, Neal Stephenson, Irving Stone, J. R. R. Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut, Bill Watterson, Carl Zimmer, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble at Wayne State University #2492, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Grosse Pointe, MI, Dawn Treader Book Shop, John K. King Used and Rare Books

Favorite librariesDavid Adamany Undergraduate Library - Wayne State University, Science and Engineering Library - Wayne State University, St. Clair Shores Public Library

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Member sinceMay 31, 2008

Currently readingThe Control of Nature by John McPhee
The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason by Charles Freeman
The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions by Karen Armstrong
Champlain's Dream by David Hackett Fischer
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