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text 2018-02-14 22:55
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Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life - Helen Czerski

Hmm...

No one has ever seen the battle between a sperm whale and a giant squid.

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text 2018-02-13 23:40
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Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life - Helen Czerski

So far, I like the author's "voice." Readable, without dumbing down or overcompkicating the information.  Her enjoyment if the field comes through:

Knowing about some basic bits of physics turns the world into a toybox.

Too soon ffor me to tell if I'll learn lots of new stuff, have twists/viewpoints to old knowledge made re-interesting, or find this to just be recycling some popular physics I already knew.  The other posts in my dashboard have caught my interest and it sounds promising.

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text 2018-02-13 22:38
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Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life - Helen Czerski

This process of discovery is science: the continual refinement and testing of our understanding, alongside the digging that reveals even more to be understood.

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text 2018-02-07 20:49
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Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life - Helen Czerski

So, this finally came through the library waitlist.

 

I actually wanted to read it for the booklikes book club The Flat Book Society but looks like that ended January 31 with their next book not starting until next month.

 

Oh well.  Still want to read it because the posts and discussions made it sound interesting.  I still have other library books and borrows due back soon that will be read first.  And I'll likely read this nonfiction book in chapters/pieces to better digest.

 

The next bookclub read in March will be:  I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life - Ed Yong  

 

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life - Ed Yong 

Source: booklikes.com/book-clubs/book/90/the-flat-book-society
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text 2018-01-29 22:16
The Flat Book Society: *This* is the book for our March read....
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life - Ed Yong

Just to clarify, after my stunning fumble with group dates, in case anyone saw it before I corrected it.  Our read for The Flat Book Society, starting March 1st is I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life.

 

Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are.

 

Anyone interested in joining us as we all learn about all the bugs living on and in us and why that's a good thing, is absolutely welcome to join us. It'll be fun - we can all develop new OCD behaviours together!  (kidding, of course)

 

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