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Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre

This is a grim read. Goldacre makes it as readable and fun as he possibly can but this the point he is making is that the whole system of medicine is a big con, and based on lies. He argues … Continue reading

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The Martian by Andy Weir

I read this for the Huntington Beach Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Group, and I grumbled that the last book we read was not very sci-fi and not at all fantasy, so I am very pleased to say that this was … Continue reading

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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

At 918 pages long the strongest feeling I have on finishing this book is relief. I think I quite liked it when I started it, I can’t really remember anymore. I read it for a book club, otherwise there is … Continue reading

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Cooked by Michael Pollan

I have not enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed this for a very long time. Possibly not since I read The Omnivore’s Dilemma, the second time around. This is absolutely fascinating from cover to cover. Pollan discusses the … Continue reading

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The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert book club discussion questions

We will be reading The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert at the next Las Vegas Non-Fiction Book Group. These are the questions that I will use to keep discussion going. 1) Has reading this book changed your views about climate … Continue reading

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The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Since the first creatures existed on planet Earth there have apparently been five mass extinctions, some of which were caused by us humans, some by other environmental disasters, such as asteroid impact. This book is about some of those extinctions, … Continue reading

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Water 4.0 by David Sedlak

As Sedlak says himself, modern urban water systems are unobtrusive by design. We rarely see them or think about them, as long as they are functioning correctly. Sedlak suggests that the infrastructure of the system that brings water to our … Continue reading

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