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September 20, 2008

Rick Leir
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» Solar energy projects

Solar energy projects for the evil genius / Gavin D.J. Harper, McGraw-Hill, 2007

This large format softcover book has some fun and easy project you can do in the back yard with your kids.

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September 9, 2008

Rick Leir
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» Memory practices in the sciences

book coverMemory practices in the sciences / Geoffrey C. Bowker. MIT Press, 2008

Here is some interesting musing on the history of science.  What motivates scientists when recording their work? How truthful are they? How good is their memory? This book is not easy to read, but it is rewarding.

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» Cosmic imagery

book coverCosmic imagery : key images in the history of science / John D. Barrow, Bodley Head, 2008, hard cover

This book brings you up to date with the latest advances in science, particularly astronomy. Each topic is mostly self contained, so you can jump in anywhere. Some wonderful images bring the topics to life.

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