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The 11 Best Science Books of 2011

The 11 Best Science Books of 2011 | gconole_books | Scoop.it
From Infinity to Fibonacci, or what religious mythology has to do with the inner workings of field science.
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A history of mathematics

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"Boyer and Merzbach distill thousands of years of mathematics into this fascinating chronicle. From the Greeks to Godel, the mathematics is brilliant; the cast of characters is distinguished; the ebb and flow of ideas is everywhere evident.
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'One Day' by David Nicholls - Book Review

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One Day by David Nicholls takes on the nature of male-female friendship, love, and career in the post-college years.
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Book Reviews - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

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Links to multiple reviews of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell...
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Daughter of Fortune

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An orphan raised in Valparaíso, Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, young, vivacious Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849.
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Queen of Angels — Greg Bear — The Hathor Legacy

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Queen of Angels is about lonliness, murder, and the kind of mental trickeries you need to survive. It’s also about a world where therapy has become mandatory.
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My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (2003)

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My Sister’s Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, and a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child’s life?
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The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham - an infinity plus review

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham - an infinity plus review | gconole_books | Scoop.it

Old but excellent!

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Guardian book club: writing Victorian verse

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Week three: AS Byatt on knitting Possession into a satisfying whole...
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Book Of A Lifetime: The Gormenghast Trilogy, By Mervyn Peake

Book Of A Lifetime: The Gormenghast Trilogy, By Mervyn Peake | gconole_books | Scoop.it

This is an epic trilogy, even more interesting when you know that the author went mad towards the end of writing it...

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Laurence Cuffe's comment, December 29, 2011 11:36 AM
Hmm. my take would be that the author was mad when he wrote it!
Grainne Conole's comment, December 29, 2011 12:04 PM
LOL you may be right certainly a strange set of books!
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Guardian Books podcast: What's in store for 2012

Guardian Books podcast: What's in store for 2012 | gconole_books | Scoop.it
From finance to fiction, we round up the most promising books that are coming up in the new publishing year...
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The five people you meet in heaven

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From the author of the number oneNew York TimesbestsellerTuesdays with Morriecomes this long-awaited follow-up. Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life.
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When Blade Runner meets Jack Kerouac

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David Mitchell lets his imagination run riot in number9dream, but can he control the results?
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House of the Spirits Study Guide - Isabel Allende - eNotes.com

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House of the Spirits study guide with summary, notes, essays, quotes, analysis and pictures...
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Reamde: Neal Stephenson (2011)

Good new Scifi. Continuing adventures in the Metaverse. I havent read this but will definitely add it to my list of things to read - thanks Glen!

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The Snowman [Book] Jo Nesbo

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Glen Gatin's comment, December 29, 2011 12:37 PM
Recently read The Leopard by Jo Nesbo--very gripping,if gory! Now backing up and reading more by Nesbo, The Snowman is on the list.
Grainne Conole's comment, December 29, 2011 12:43 PM
Yep I agree a gripping book, currently reading the leopard also very good!