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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers? by Mary Roach 14 18.42%
The Omnivore's Delimma by Michael Pollan 2 2.63%
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 3 3.95%
Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things by Richard Wiseman 10 13.16%
American Notes by Charles Dickens 7 9.21%
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn 8 10.53%
A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell 4 5.26%
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson 14 18.42%
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman 2 2.63%
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin 3 3.95%
The Stranger Beside Me by Anne Rule 3 3.95%
The Greek Myths by Robert Graves 6 7.89%
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:41 PM   #46
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Ummm... On the Origin of Species...

No second "the" and starts with "On."
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Have him talk to the laddy, who has the petty cash box...
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Have him talk to the laddy, who has the petty cash box...
My troll doesn't like to talk, he prefers ripping arms off... he won't let you out until you settle up.

Sorry, but I've had enough of bill skippers.

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Old 03-03-2010, 01:07 PM   #49
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Bill Skippers is innocent!

Please let's have some more votes for "American Notes", by the way; a truly excellent book.
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Not sure if this will still be available at the end of the voting, what books they have or whether this is available outside of North America (or even Canada) but BooksonBoard has a "Crosbyonboard" special of 22% off all non-fiction books - which seems timely given this months category. Go Sidney Go!

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Ummm... On the Origin of Species...

No second "the" and starts with "On."
My paper copy calls itself "The Origin of Species"
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My paper copy calls itself "The Origin of Species"
have you got some kind of bet with pshrynk to make bob's head explode ?
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have you got some kind of bet with pshrynk to make bob's head explode ?
I didn't say that anything should be changed - I happen to be sitting next to the bookshelf with that book on, and so I checked. Wikipedia tells me that the full title is "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life". Mine is an n-zillionth edition reprint with a modern cover, so is using the popular name. My point - in as much as there is one - would be that there isn't really a right answer and it doesn't matter. Still, it's something to talk about while the pasta boils.

More interesting (to me) is how Bob changed the text of the poll - how do you edit that?
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More interesting (to me) is how Bob changed the text of the poll - how do you edit that?
I used my special moderator magic wand.

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Old 03-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #56
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The Poll Fairy was also lurking.

I'm pushing for The World Without Us, btw, since I've already read On the Origin of Species in my undergrad days.
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The Poll Fairy was also lurking.

I'm pushing for The World Without Us, btw, since I've already read On the Origin of Species in my undergrad days.
I've read some reviews of that book and some articles by the author that lead me to believe it would be an excellent choice for the March selection!
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Old 03-03-2010, 02:57 PM   #58
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There's an ongoing NatGeo series based on it and there was a stand alone documentary a while back, too. It's fascinating stuff and it's been on my TBR list for quite a while.
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There's no synopsis for 'On the Origin of Species' - what's it about??
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Well if we want to be pedantic it's actually:

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

but... For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to The Origin of Species.

Per wikipedia
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