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#15889 - 11/29/06 02:49 PM Science Books.
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I read of a book called "The Periodic Table" by Primo Levi over at sciencebloggers.com. Anyone familiar with it?

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#15890 - 11/29/06 06:40 PM Re: Science Books.
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No. How about a review?
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#15891 - 11/29/06 08:34 PM Re: Science Books.
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I haven't read it, only read OF it over at scienceblogs.com . Anyway, I couldn't help myself.

I went out and bought it for my eldest girl who is convinced she wants to be a chemist. Anyway, she's only just looked at the cover and browsed the first story - and is already convinced she's going to like it.

Here's a few sites that mention it:
http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2006/10/the_best_science_books_redux.php
http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,1927916,00.html

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#15892 - 11/30/06 09:12 AM Re: Science Books.
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I haven't read it but sounds interesting. Found a couple of reviews you may be interested in:

http://dannyreviews.com/h/Periodic_Table.html

http://readers.penguin.co.uk/nf/Document/DocumentDisplay/0,,P000100000011,00.html

I read "Voyage of the Beagle" years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. A much easier read than "Origin".

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#15893 - 12/12/06 06:41 PM Re: Science Books.
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Terry, you might like this site.
A new website is now available that has the full-text of Charles Darwin's original works. The first six editions of The Origins of the Species has been scanned in and is available for viewing at

http://darwin-online.org.uk/

This site also has the transcribed notes from Darwin's Beagle notebook as well as a comprehensive collection of his manuscripts. Many of the works are also available as mp3 files broken into 50kb parts.

~samwik
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#15894 - 12/13/06 07:54 AM Re: Science Books.
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...and speaking of Darwin, E. O. Wilson's new book, "Creation," looks real good.

Check out some reviews at:

http://www.amazon.com/Creation-Appeal-Save-Life-Earth/dp/0393062171

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#17253 - 12/15/06 07:54 AM Re: Science Books. [Re: samwik]
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Hey Samwik, that Darwin site looks real interesting. Could spend days there. Thanks for that. I've actually got a sixth edition (1872) copy of "Origin". "The Voyage of the Beagle" is an easier read though. His adventures and observations make for a good yarn.

Re. the other book. The hard part will be getting the people it's aimed at to actually read it!

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#17254 - 12/15/06 08:07 AM Re: Science Books. [Re: terrytnewzealand]
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He he; yep! Could we mail a copy to trilobyte? smile ~samwould
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#17256 - 12/15/06 08:27 AM Re: Science Books. [Re: samwik]
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Would DA let us?

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#17271 - 12/16/06 02:35 AM Re: Science Books. [Re: terrytnewzealand]
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You can send TB anything you wish ... including antibiotics ... I hear TB is a communicable disease.
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#17290 - 12/17/06 09:14 AM Re: Science Books. [Re: DA Morgan]
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DA. It is strange we haven't heard from him lately. Not that I'm complaining mind you.

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#17300 - 12/18/06 02:09 AM Re: Science Books. [Re: terrytnewzealand]
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Maybe he's finally wised up and moved on. Probably thinks he won the debate. I don't miss him a bit.
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#17311 - 12/18/06 06:34 PM Re: Science Books. [Re: Amaranth Rose II]
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The group's collective refusal to play his game was what it took to remove the troll from under the bridge.

What I find most fascinating is that that particular point-in-time heralded the departure of not just one troll; but several. And none has returned since.

Makes me think they were connected. I'm not a strong believer in coincidence. Perhaps now we can build a bigger, larger, and more science-related following.
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#17341 - 12/19/06 03:35 AM Re: Science Books. [Re: DA Morgan]
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I actually caught him lying regarding a quote on the site "360 million year-old lamprey fossil found". Mind you he seems to have given up on us bfore then so he probably didn't read my accusation. We could hold it in reserve though.

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#17423 - 12/22/06 04:30 AM Re: Science Books. [Re: terrytnewzealand]
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Back to Books. Evolution? Extinction? "Song of the Dodo" by David Quammen is a must read. I had dinner with then Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit when he was down here in American Samoa in 1995, and HE had read it.

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#17434 - 12/22/06 06:03 PM Re: Science Books. [Re: Wolfman]
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Too bad we don't have anyone leading this country, today, that knows how to read a book.
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#17446 - 12/23/06 08:55 AM Re: Science Books. [Re: DA Morgan]
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DA. But will a democrat president make much difference? I'm old enough to remember Vietnam very well. I was at university at the time. My brother was one of the few NZers to fight there.

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