Two current deals on Kindle books you might like. Everyone loves Freakonomics Rev Ed: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything and it is now three bucks minus one penny on Amazon. I can’t vouch for Ask a Science Teacher: 250 Answers to Questions You’ve Always Had About How Everyday Stuff Really Works but it looks fun and is two bucks minus one penny.
That is all, thank you very much.
BOOK NOTE: I interrupt this book review to note that Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman is currently available, again, as a Kindle book, for two bucks. And now returning to our regularly scheduled review.
Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs is not a pocket field guide. How could it be? There are over a million species of insects and probably a lot more (huge numbers certainly remain to be discovered) and of them, some 100,000 exist in North America. I’m actually not sure how many are represented in this book, but several thousand distributed among some 3,000 illustrations, mostly color photographs. Continue reading Garden Insects of North America: Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs, New Edition
I interrupt this blog post to bring you the following important announcement.
I just noticed that the Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, (with Special Offers) is currently available for the price of four cups of coffee at Starbucks, or, just shy of $30. A functional eReader wth benefits of a tablet. I also use them when I need a tablet for high risk use, like as a remote control device for a robot or something. I have no idea how long this will last.
The “special offer” part is the standard Kindle thing where you get an ad, almost always for a book or something, as the sleep screen on the device. Harmless, saves a few bucks, and who doesn’t like seeing an ad for a book?
And now we return to our regularly scheduled post about cheap books: Continue reading How to defeat your own clone, and other book deals
Brand new, clearly excellent, I’ve not finished reviewing but you need to know about them:
Continue reading Recommended Holiday Gift Books
For a holiday gift this year, consider giving a book about politics, since politics this year is so very special.
There are two kinds of books out this year of special interest. There is a plethora of books that expose the evil underpinnings of the white supremacist meritocratic oligarchic patriarchy. And, there is a growing collection of books about the last time America was going under for the third time, and the people of those times. Here is a selection for you to ponder. Continue reading Give The Gift of Nostalgia and Angst
… by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kindle Edition, is now available (presumably temporarily) for $3.99 HERE.
And for only @2.99 you can get the less well known The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist.
For just a day or two, you should be able to get each of these books in Kindle for for two or three books:
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonegut.
The Color of Magic: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Prachett
A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer Doudna and Sam Sternberg.
Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table by Langdon Cook.
Before we get to a handful of holiday suggestions, there are two books currently available cheap in Kindle format: Continue reading Books you haven’t thought of to give someone for the holidays
These are items currently, and possibly for only a short time, in Kindle format for two bucks.
This is a mixture of books that I either thought you would already know about and want, or maybe didn’t know about but should. Continue reading Some Book Deals Including Al Gore’s Truth
I usually focus on science books, but suddenly there are some deals on key classics that should still appeal.
A Stillness at Appomattox: The Army of the Potomac Trilogy
Recounting the final year of the Civil War, this classic volume by Bruce Catton won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in non-fiction.
In this final volume of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Catton, America’s foremost Civil War historian, takes the reader through the battles of the Wilderness, the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbot, the Crater, and on through the horrible months to one moment at Appomattox. Grant, Meade, Sheridan, and Lee vividly come to life in all their failings and triumphs.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – 10th anniversary edition: A Year of Food Life bu Barbara Kingsolver Continue reading Good deals on books
Did you know that Hillary Clinton wrote a children’s book? Illustrated by the amazing Maria Frazee.
It Takes a Village: Picture Book
Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton’s first book for young readers, inspired by the themes of her classic New York Times bestselling book It Takes a Village, and illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee, asks readers what can they do to make the world a better place?
It Takes a Village tells the heartwarming and universal story of a diverse community coming together to make a difference. All kinds of people working together, playing together, and living together in harmony makes a better village and many villages coming together can make a better world. Together we can build a better life for one another. Together we can change our world.
The book will resonate with children and families and through the generations as it encourages readers to look for a way they can make a difference. It is a book that you will surely want to read again and again, a book you will want to share and a book that will inspire.