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authorBryan Newbold <>2017-11-21 15:55:57 -0800
committerBryan Newbold <>2017-11-21 16:07:17 -0800
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reading updates
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@@ -3,7 +3,10 @@ The Good Terrorist, by Doris Lessing (1985)
Reinventing Discovery, by Michael Nielsen (2011)
+The Wordly Philosophers, by Robert Heilbroner (1953)
Collapse, Jared Diamond (2005)
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@@ -58,5 +58,31 @@ I particularly enjoyed the (short) *Empire Star* as a crisp self-contained
Walkaway, by Cory Doctorow (2017)
+Library: An Unquiet History (2015)
+Really enjoyed learning about ancient 'Genizas' in religious scribe workspaces:
+an abyss to toss unwanted or draft pieces of paper instead of destroying them.
+Uncommon Carriers, by John McPhee (2007)
+I was uncertain at points if I had already read this: still not sure if i'd
+read sections, had others told me the stories, was strongly reminded of other
+McPhee works, or if the writing is just so wonderful than I couldn't imagine
+having not read it already.
+A couple slow bits in this one (the Walden/canoe trip was close to childhood
+memories, but not super compelling given all that), but I loved the trucks,
+coal trains, river barges, etc. Also the the interweaving of super-human
+infrastructure with individual human lives, like Tuckle's "Workering" or the
+food industry documentary "Our Daily Bread".
+On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder (2017)
+Homage to Catalonia, by George Orwell (1938)