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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle

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Book Number: 
673
Date Fred Read: 
October 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Andreas Wagner
Total Pages: 
221
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year: 
2014

Andreas Wagner, Professor at University of Zurich’s Institute of Evolutionary Biology, is an award-winning science writer who has published over 150 papers in leading journals. This book popularizes his new evolutionary systems research.  Read more

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Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War, and God

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Book Number: 
672
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Will Durant
Total Pages: 
177
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2014

Will Durant (1885-1981) was rewarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. His widely acclaimed 11-volume series The Story of Civilization were written between 1935 and 1975. This autobiographical book gives his personal feelings of his life.  Read more

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Like-Minded: Externalism and Moral Psychology

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Book Number: 
671
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Andrew Sneddon
Total Pages: 
249
Publisher: 
MIT Press
Year: 
2011

Andrew Sneddon is Professor of philosophy at the University of Ottawa in Canada. In this book he first reasons why externalism is better than internalism, then states his philosophy that better describes moral psychology. He realizes that this is a work in progress.  Read more

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Mental Biology: The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate

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Book Number: 
670
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
W. R. Klemm
Total Pages: 
263
Publisher: 
Prometheus
Year: 
2014

W. R. Klemm, Senior Professor of Neuroscience at Texas A&M, published over 500 articles and 16 previous books, most recently The Ghost in the Machine and Core Ideas in Neuroscience. This book was recommended to me.  Read more

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The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality

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Book Number: 
669
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Dave Goldberg
Total Pages: 
300
Publisher: 
Dutton
Year: 
2013

Dave Goldberg is a professor at Drexel. He got his PhD from Princeton. He currently works on theoretical cosmology, especially on how gravity can distort our view of the universe. He writes the Ask a Physicist column for io9.com and wrote articles for Slate.com and the LA Times. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Why Science Does Not Disprove God

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Book Number: 
668
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Amir Aczel
Total Pages: 
253
Publisher: 
William Morrow
Year: 
2015

Amir Aczel, PhD, wrote the international bestseller Fermat’s Last Theorem, published in 28 languages. He has received a Sloan Foundation grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has published articles in Discover and Scientific American magazines and in the NYT and WSJ newspapers.  Read more

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The Perennial Philosophy

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Book Number: 
667
Date Fred Read: 
August 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Aldous Huxley
Total Pages: 
312
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
1945

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) wrote 11 novels – Brave New World (1932) is his masterpiece and The Perennial Philosophy (1944) may be his best known. A prolific writer, he's written 20 Essays and 15 other styles of literature: Short Stories, Poetry, Dramas, and Selected Works. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Toward a True Kinship of Faiths: How the World’s Religions Can Come Together

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Book Number: 
666
Date Fred Read: 
August 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
the Dalai Lama
Total Pages: 
183
Publisher: 
Doubleday
Year: 
2010

Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. He is a recipient of the Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Human Rights Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent attempts to return Tibet to the Tibetan people. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle)

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Book Number: 
665
Date Fred Read: 
August 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Fannie Flagg
Total Pages: 
359
Publisher: 
Ballantine Books
Year: 
2007

Fannie Flagg, once a standup comedian, became a writer after her second book – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café – became a bestseller. As of 2016 she has written eleven books. My wife and I had read her first book. This book, her sixth, was a NYT bestseller.  Read more

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The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

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Book Number: 
664
Date Fred Read: 
August 2016
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Peter McGraw
Author: 
Joel Warner
Total Pages: 
212
Publisher: 
Simon and Schuster
Year: 
2014

Peter McGraw, a professor at the Univ. of Colorado Boulder, directs the Humor Research Lab (HuRL). Joel Warner is a journalist and former staff writer for Westword, Denver’s alternative newsweekly. This was a gift book.  Read more

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