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Book club: The Flat Book Society
We're here to read and discuss what would generally be called 'popular' science titles; one book every other month. Welcome! We vote as a group on a fresh list of submissions every two months. Our over-flow nomination list is here: http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/840/the-flat-book-society-nominated-books
Group info Book club page administrator: Murder by Death
members: 35 discussions: 31 posts: 824 last activity: 7 months ago
Discussions
General book club discussion thread
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Last post: I added Wayfinders by M.R O'Connor to the list for the next book, but I'm not sure how available that is to everyone. Just to let people know that they might have a problem g... by Elentarri's Book Blog
Future Reads
created by: Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Last post: Haha blame my exposure to Quality Management audits. by Tannat
September '18 Read: Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them - Jen
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Last post: Booklikes isn't working properly for me - the dashboard won't load and I can't post anything (I have no idea if this post will go through). Anyway, have we come to a decision... by Elentarri's Book Blog
2019-11-01 - 2019-12-31: Supernavigators: Exploring the Wonders of How Animals Find Their Way - Davi
created by: BrokenTune
Last post: Supernavigators: Exploring the Wonders of How Animals Find Their Way - David Barrie Reading start: 2019-11-01 Reading finish: 2019-12-31 by BrokenTune
2019-09-01 - 2019-10-31: Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhe
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Last post: Earth-Shattering: Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, Biological Mayhem, Nuclear Meltdowns, and Other Hazards to Life in Our Universe - Bob Berman Reading start: 2019-09-... by BrokenTune
2019-07-01 - 2019-08-31: Skeletons: The Frame of Life - Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams
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Last post: Skeletons: The Frame of Life - Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams Reading start: 2019-07-01 Reading finish: 2019-08-31 by BrokenTune
2019-03-01 - 2019-03-31: Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life - Matin Durrani, Liz Kalaugher
created by: Murder by Death
Last post: Despite a lot of negativity here, I thought Furry Logic was one of the better choices for the Society. I saw nothing of interest in that Buttons book though so I'm passing on ... by MikeDI
2019-05-10 - 2019-05-31: Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History - Penny Le Couteur, Ja
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Last post: Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History - Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson Reading start: 2019-05-10 Reading finish: 2019-05-31 by Murder by Death
2019-01-15 - 2019-01-30: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the Hist
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Last post: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements - Sam Kean Reading start: 2019-01-15 Readin... by Murder by Death
2018-11-01 - 2018-11-30: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World - Stephen
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Last post: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World - Stephen Brusatte Reading start: 2018-11-01 Reading finish: 2018-11-30 by Murder by Death
ARCHIVED: July 2018 Read: The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline C
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Last post: Mike, I'm still not past chapter 1, either -- so you're not alone! by Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
ARCHIVED: May 2018 Read: A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup
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Last post: I've read a few chapters, and as a non-Christie person didn't find it all that compelling. Going on the "Read-in" shelf. "Read-in" is rather like a soft DNF, that I might ge... by JL's Bibliomania
ARCHIVED: March '18 Read: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
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Last post: The number is pretty low now, so hopefully it'll be soon. by SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
ARCHIVED January '18 read: Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
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Last post: No stress JL - life happens. :) Those three suggestions are all very solid - I hope you'll let us know what everyone ends up choosing. by Murder by Death
*Rogue* The Science of Discworld: Chapters 1-16
created by: Tannat
Last post: I'm finished. The review will be posted on Friday. by Elentarri's Book Blog
*Rogue* The Science of Discworld: Chapters 33-49
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Last post: Discussion thread for the Rogue Flat Book read The Science of the Discworld, Chapters 33-49. by Tannat
*Rogue* The Science of Discworld: Chapters 17-32
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Last post: Discussion thread for the Rogue Flat Book read The Science of the Discworld, Chapters 17-32. by Tannat
ARCHIVED: Forensics: Chapters 5-8
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Last post: In chapter 8 (Anthropology), I really didn't need the discussion of the human side of the victims of war crimes and such. by Tannat
ARCHIVED: Forensics: Preface and chapters 1-4
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Last post: I'd say it was a little too scattered to deliver as a history book for me too. by Tannat
ARCHIVED: 2017-11-01 - 2017-12-31: Forensics
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Last post: GAH! My life has been riddled with typos the last couple of days. You should see what happens when I'm using the voice recognition software - it is capable of some outstanding... by Murder by Death
ARCHIVED 2017-09-01 - 2017-10-31: Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal - Mary Roach
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Last post: I've added 3 books to the list, unfortunately, you can't see one of them - it's fallen off the list. by Elentarri's Book Blog
ARCHIVED: Forensics: Chapters 9-12
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Last post: Discussion thread for the preface the book and chapters 9-12. by Murder by Death
ARCHIVED GULP: Chapters 13-17 and final thoughts
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Last post: Finished up last night. I listened to the audiobook a few years ago, and definitely liked it more the first time through. MbD - The Popular Science analogy is a good one to... by JL's Bibliomania
ARCHIVED GULP: Chapters 7-12
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Last post: I'm going to get to this - first I had a reading slump, and then I had to finish the book I finally picked up. by SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
ARCHIVED GULP: Introduction and Chapters 1-6
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Last post: Probably. Maybe she wanted to write about Beaumont and then realized afterward that she didn't have quite enough to flesh out a chapter... And I'd like to echo the sentiment ... by Tannat
ARCHIVED: 2017-07-07 - 2017-07-31: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World - And
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Last post: What is it about moles?!? We also have them plaguing our lawn by JL's Bibliomania
ARCHIVED: Invention of Nature: Part III: Return: Sorting Ideas
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Last post: My dentist plays Attenborough shows to his patients when they're in the chair, so I'm guessing he'd definitely struggle to portray Humboldt's energy accurately. It doesn't ... by Murder by Death
ARCHIVED: Invention of Nature: Part V: New Worlds: Evolving Ideas and Epilogue
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Last post: Yeah, just my opinion, but I think Thoreau's chapter was the weakest of the bunch. I had no idea about Marsh, so that was sort of interesting and Muir, while completely not t... by Murder by Death
ARCHIVED: Invention of Nature: Part IV: Influence: Spreading Ideas
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Last post: We read both the same year, as well. I like Whitman far more than Thoreau. (Possibly genetic; my mother likes Whitman, as well.) by SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
ARCHIVED: Invention of Nature: Prologue and Part I: Departure: Emerging Ideas
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Last post: I went to a good high school, where I had both science and history (mostly from good teachers) every year - and the name of Humboldt was never brought up. I took a couple of ... by SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
ARCHIVED: Invention of Nature: Part II: Arriving: Collecting Ideas
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Last post: Brings new annoyances to fish nibbling at your toes by Tannat
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