"Earth Science Demystified," Williams
My 12 year old needs to learn something about geology
"Rocks and Fossils," Busby, Coenraads, Willis, Roots
"The Wave Watcher's Companion," Pretor-Pinney
Meditations on light waves, ocean waves, shock waves, etc.
"Guide to Economic Indicators" The Economist
Just what it says. Interesting.
"How to Build a Dinosaur," Horner
Horner proposes reverse evolution.
"The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter," Kawabata
Japanese folk tale wherein a bamboo cutter finds a three inch tall girl among the bamboo. Obviously a spirit of some sort.
"The Hill of the Dragon," Newman
The author discusses dragon legends.
"The Great Movies",
"The Great Movies 2",
"The Great Movies 3," Ebert
I think Roger Ebert's opinions and insights are fascinating. His recent reviews are more interesting than these collections, but it's worthwhile to see what he says about these flicks.
"Halfway to Each Other,' Pohlman
A Guideposts book. The author and her husband, while in the process of divorcing, decide to move from L.A. to Italy with their two teenage kids. Of course neither speaks any Italian and both are immensely ignorant of the culture. It all works, and their marriage is saved. I liked this book, even though I can't stand the author.
"Brain Building," Vos Savant
Marilyn's going to make a genius of me in 12 weeks.
"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Economics," Hovey, Rehmke
Just what it says.
"Food Culture in Italy,' Parasecoli
One in a series of Food Studies books. Discusses history, ingredients, eating habits, cooking techniques.
"Knives Cooks Love," Jay
Book about kitchen knives. Selection, care, use.
"Food Culture in Mexico," Solis, Vargas
Was on the shelf next to the Italy book. Both books have about eight or so recipes.
"Busy People's Slow Cooker Cookbook," Hall
I tried some of these recipes and was disappointed. Not for me.
"The Spices of Life," Wells
Recipes from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
"Theories for Everything," Langone, Stutz, Gianopoulos
A sort of history of ideas. Lotsa pictures, too.
"Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook," Ranck, Good
Slow cooker stuff. I tried one tonight. Pork butt and an envelope of taco seasoning in the crockpot for 24 hours. Not bad.
Thinking is overrated