May 28th, 2005 by alephnaught

Being Logical

Title: Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking Author: D. Q. McInerny Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (May 10, 2005) ISBN: 0812971159 I’m again in Amsterdam. This time I wanted to bring a couple of small books in case I took a train someplace. Well, I did (you can find my travelogue […]

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May 22nd, 2005 by alephnaught

Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body

Title: Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body Author: Armand Marie Leroi Paperback: 448 pages Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics); Reprint edition (February 1, 2005) ISBN: 0142004820 Read this book on my most recent flight home from Amsterdam – I saw it in one of the bookstores in the secure area at Schiphol airport, its was […]

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May 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Unleashing the Ideavirus

Title: Unleasing the Ideavirus Author: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell Paperback: 234 pages Publisher: Hyperion (October 10, 2001) ISBN: 0786887176 If you want to consider less traditional ways of marketing, and especially marketing products that open new markets, this book is for you. Seth Godin is famous for thinking out of the box (as if we’ve […]

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April 27th, 2005 by alephnaught

How to Talk with a Liberal (if You Really Have To)

Title: How to Talk with a Liberal (if You Really Have To) Author: Ann Coulter Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Crown Forum (October 5, 2004) ISBN: 1400054184 Finished this one up after I completed packing to come home from my latest Amsterdam business trip. Ann Coulter is a fun writer – she uses language creatively and […]

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April 27th, 2005 by alephnaught

The UnDutchables

Title: The UnDutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, its Culture and its Inhabitants Author: Colin White, Laurie Boucke Paperback: 310 pages Publisher: White-Boucke Publishing; 4th edition (September 1, 2001) ISBN: 1888580224 Read this one on my flight home from my latest trip to Amsterdam (starting to feel like I live there). This book was suggested […]

April 23rd, 2005 by alephnaught

Closed Curtain

Title: Closed Curtain: Lives of de Wallen Author: Bruce Harris (Author), Michelle Bird (Illustrator) Paperback: 150 pages Publisher: White-Boucke Publishing (October 1, 2001) ISBN: 188858016X I read this book going to and back from Delft. The book is one of the only ones in English about the red light district (de Wallen) in Amsterdam. It […]

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April 21st, 2005 by alephnaught

Algernon, Charlie, and I

Title: Algernon, Charlie and I: A Writer’s Journey Author: Daniel Keyes Paperback: 228 pages Publisher: Harvest Books (September 1, 2004) ISBN: 0156029995 I just finished this book while flying into Amsterdam and my first couple of nights here this trip. It is a wonderful book! This is Daniel Keyes’s own story of how the famous […]

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April 14th, 2005 by alephnaught


Title: Blink! Author: Malcolm Gladwell Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Little, Brown (January 11, 2005) ISBN: 0316172324 Ever wonder what to do when your gut is telling you something but you just don’t have enough information to make a conscious choice? This book is for you. Galdwell’s previous book, The Tipping Point, is becoming a classic […]

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April 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Fly: An Experimental Life

Title: Fly: An Experimental Life Author: Martin Brookes Hardback: 205 pages Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (2001) ISBN: 0297645897 This was a fun book to read. Its all about the history of the fruit fly in scientific research. Because the fruit fly, various species of drosophila, live short, highly reproductive lives, they are a great subject […]

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March 30th, 2005 by alephnaught

Make magazine

First issue of Make arrived yesterday! Make is a very cool magazine – its published quarterly, its dedicated to Do it Yourself (DiY), and the projects and content is just to die for! I photocopied articles on soldering (for my son) and on making a magnetic card reader. There was all kinds of great software […]

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