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  • Duct Tape Engineer

    A fantastic, maverick-like, book: Duct Tape Engineer, by Lance Akiyama. It shows the how-to-build different pojects just using duct tape (and a few more things)… from a chair to a kayak… Worth the reading, wonderful edition, brillian...

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  • The left hand of darkness…

    What a remarkable science-fiction book… Not to miss, a classic… by Ursula Le Guin: The left hand of darkness Very interesting to see how a society not separated into males and females do not bring wars… And how we might well ju...

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  • Newton’s biography, by James Gleick

    A must read biography of one of the finest minds: Isaac Newton, by James Gleick. “Newton the man emerging from the shadows” A lonely man, in a permanent quest for understanding. A must read. Available at Amazon.com...

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  • Books, a living history

    A wonderful about about the history of books: Books, a living history, by Martin Lyons. From Mesopotamia to social networks, from Scrolls to e-books. Our history is one of books; as long as we had books, we had culture. I found this book delicio...

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  • Math for Kids

    An extraordinary book to play maths with kids: Math for kids, by Theoni Pappas Through games and storytelling, the riddles of math are unveiled…...

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  • PARIS in 1960, according to Jules VERNE

    I have recently read a posthumous work of Jules Verne: Paris in the XX century (in French). This is an early work (1863 ) which was not published because his editor, Hetzel, did not like it. The work has remained unpublished, stored in his son...

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