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Equations We Non-Mathematicians Use Every Day

Posted 3/12/2012 in Book Reviews

In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World (Basic Books) by mathematician Ian Stewart shows how simple equations and complex ones run our world.

Bodysnatching Through the Centuries

Posted 3/9/2012 in Book Reviews

The Doctor Dissected: A Cultural History of the Burke and Hare Murders (Oxford University Press) by Caroline McCracken-Flesher examines the cultural life of the grave-robbers' story.

Adventures in Hyperpolyglot-Land

Posted 3/6/2012 in Book Reviews

Michael Erard's Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners (The Free Press) teaches lessons from the language geeks.


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