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  • Blog Post: 17th Century Blog...

    I started reading Samuel Pepys diary earlier this year and I've read about half of it so far. Pepys wrote a diary in 17th century England. His diary is one of the leading historical accounts of the time and I've really enjoyed reading it so far. I was just Googling for the next book I wanted to get and...
  • Blog Post: Finished reading: Quite a lot ;-) & Currently Reading Flatland by Abbott

    The Republic - Plato Described as the foundation of western philosophy it's extremely well know. It's a challenging book, it'll make you think. Plato describes different forms of government; their strengths and weaknesses. He looks at justice and his idea of a perfect society. Some sections describe...
  • Blog Post: Currently reading: Gogron by Peter D. Ward

    Gorgon by Peter D. Ward I'm only about a quater of the way through and haven't gotten to the main subject area of the book - the 200 million or so years old creature called the Gorgon. I've just been reading the history and background info, but it's caught my interest and I'll easily finish the book...
  • Blog Post: Finished reading: The Life and Death of Planet Earth by Ward & Brownlee

    The Life and Death of Planet Earth by Ward & Brownlee I bought this a couple of weeks ago when the authors visited the Microsoft campus to talk about their work. They're both from the University of Washington and both were very interesting to listen to - Don Brownlee is invovled in NASA's Stardust...
  • Blog Post: Currently reading: War and Peace by Tolstoy

    War and Peace by Tolstoy Famous enough that I really don't really need to give a description of it. Russia, Napolean, war, peace, you get the general idea. This is the first post in a new books category - it's not part of the main feed. I'll be posting updates on what I'm currently reading and...
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