11 July 2004

More of that 50 Non-fiction Books

Well, that was quick. Usually it takes me longer to read non-fiction.
  1. Longitude by Dava Sobel. The subtitle of this book is "The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time" (which should probably be italicized rather than quotation-marked, but who cares?). It's a long title for a small book (175 pages, not including sources and index). While not quite as engaging as, say The Neptune File, this was a well-written and interesting history of science book. Plus, clocks are cool.

I'm already halfway through the next book, too. After that, it'll probably be several volumes of fiction. But maybe not.

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