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Old 03-01-2010, 11:37 AM   #91
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So, it isn't less in-depth or anything? That's some odd titling
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:33 PM   #92
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If I may ask, which is the better version to read, A Brief History of Time or A Briefer History of Time? I thought Brief would be better and more in-depth than Briefer but then someone had to point out that Briefer is longer than Brief!
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The longer Briefer version was a 2005 update by the author of his 1988 book.
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So, it isn't less in-depth or anything? That's some odd titling
I was wrong (second time in 10 years, if memory serves me correctly). A Briefer History of Time is briefer than A Brief History of Time. See my post at http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=145.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:41 PM   #93
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Yes I have
Brief : 256pgs
Briefer: 176pgs

So the updated Brief is the one to go for, though only available as an eBook in the UK currently I think.
http://www.waterstones.com/waterston...ook29/7350246/
http://ebooks.whsmith.co.uk/0A88455A...0-A863D4031F4F
http://www.booksattransworld.co.uk/c...ata=1409092364
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:19 PM   #94
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Aha, half as brief.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:23 PM   #95
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Don't suppose anyone could e-mail Oxford University Press and ask them to make 'The Surprising Archaea: Discovering a New Domain of Life' by John L. Howland, it's now out of print and was published in 2000, ISBN 9780195111835. Was watching the Horizon episode 'Why do Viruses Kill?' and archaea popped up and sounded interesting. I've e-mailed them, hopefully if enough people do then they'll make it available. I thought about e-mailing the author but as far as I can tell John L. Howland passed away October 18th 2009, if it's the same John L. Howland that was a Professor of Natural Sciences and Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Emeritus at Bowdoin College.
Has anybody got any recommendations for ebooks about virology, bacteriology or medicine? Has anyone read Killer Germs by Barry and David Zimmerman?

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Don't suppose anyone could e-mail Oxford University Press and ask them to make 'The Surprising Archaea: Discovering a New Domain of Life' by John L. Howland, it's now out of print and was published in 2000, ISBN 9780195111835. Was watching the Horizon episode 'Why do Viruses Kill?' and archaea popped up and sounded interesting. I've e-mailed them, hopefully if enough people do then they'll make it available. I thought about e-mailing the author but as far as I can tell John L. Howland passed away October 18th 2009, if it's the same John L. Howland that was a Professor of Natural Sciences and Professor of Biology and Biochemistry Emeritus at Bowdoin College.
Has anybody got any recommendations for ebooks about virology, bacteriology or medicine? Has anyone read Killer Germs by Barry and David Zimmerman?
Not available as an ebook, but there is a book from 2007 on the topic: "The Third Domain: The Untold Story of Archaea and the Future of Biotechnology" by Tim Friend.
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This sounds interesting. E.O. Wilson has joined the small cabal of scientists who are also novelists.

Adam Rogers interviewed E.O. Wilson for the latest print version of Wired magazine. In the introductory remarks to that short article, Rogers writes that Wilson's new book, Anthill, "tells the parallel stories of Raff Cody, a southern lawyer trying to preserve the wilderness of his youth, and the epic territorial wars among the ants that inhabit the land."
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I been wanting to read that Physics of the Impossible. I remember hearing about it before, but I was watching his show on the Science Channel last night and he mentioned it and I was like I totally forgot!

Also has anyone read his other book?

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/mic...00000000048659

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I been wanting to read that Physics of the Impossible. I remember hearing about it before, but I was watching his show on the Science Channel last night and he mentioned it and I was like I totally forgot!

Also has anyone read his other book?

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I read Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku and thoroughly enjoyed it. The science is solid, and the writing is very accessible! I haven't read his Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos, but it's on my To Read list!
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I have to wait until pay day Friday but cannot wait to get that. I always liked him on the physic type shows on discovery. Very into what he does, and how much he knows ha ha.
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Allow me to second the recommendation for Dan Falk, Time: In Search of a Curious Dimension. Awesome book - well worth a look.
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That was a good one.
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Allow me to second the recommendation for Dan Falk, Time: In Search of a Curious Dimension.
Warning: the Kindle version is in the TOPAZ format. This is the first "Agency Pricing" ebook I have seen in TOPAZ. It is also available as an ePub at the Sony store, but only for sale in Canada.
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Bought Physics of the Impossible today!

I been wanting to read this.

Though I was thinking of brushing up on some of my physics. Physics for Dummies good? or should I go for a good old text book? Though I have a 5' EZ Reader
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Most of the Dummies books are pretty good. Might be best to check out a couple of physics texts from the library.
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