Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

Science

Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique

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Book Number: 
709
Date Fred Read: 
June 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Michael Gazzaniga
Total Pages: 
390
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
2009

Michael Gazzaniga, director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the U. of California-Santa Barbara and its Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think

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Book Number: 
688
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen M. Kosslyn
Author: 
G. Wayne Miller
Total Pages: 
181
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2013

Stephen M. Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institue, had academic director positions at Stanford and Harvard, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. G. Wayne Miller, staff writer at the Providence Journal. Both have written several books.  Read more

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Einstein's Essays in Science

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Book Number: 
687
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Albert Einstein
Total Pages: 
128
Publisher: 
Dover Publications
Year: 
2009

Besides his research that culminated in acclaimed theories of relativity, Albert Einstein (1879-1955) lectured at universities around the world. He received numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine, and philosophy.  Read more

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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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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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Science and the Modern World

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Book Number: 
657
Date Fred Read: 
June 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
208
Publisher: 
Free Press
Year: 
1997

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), esteemed British philosopher, remains a seminal thinker of the 20th century. This book was first published in 1925. Called SMW for short, it was followed in 1926 by RM (Religion in the Making, book 658), and in 1929 by PR (Process and Reality, book 195), the magnum opus of his philosophy. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Meaning of Human Existence

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Book Number: 
654
Date Fred Read: 
May 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Edward O. Wilson
Total Pages: 
167
Publisher: 
Liveright
Year: 
2015

Edward O. Wilson, currently Honorary Curator in Entomology and University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard, is widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent biologists and naturalists and as the creator of the scientific disciplines of island biogeography and sociobiology. He has won two Pulitzer prizes and more than 100 awards. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name).  Read more

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Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science

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Book Number: 
650
Date Fred Read: 
April 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Werner Heisenberg
Total Pages: 
180
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
2007

Austrian physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1932, for his 1927 “creation of quantum mechanics." In 1925 he published his matrix formulation of quantum mechanics. In 1927 he published his uncertainty principle for which he is best known.  Read more

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

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Book Number: 
646
Date Fred Read: 
April 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Elizabeth Kolbert
Total Pages: 
271
Publisher: 
Picador
Year: 
2015

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at The New Yorker. This book won a Pulitzer Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. It was also a NYT bestseller and was chosen as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by the NYT Book Reviews.  Read more

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