Archives for November, 2009

Friday Fun: 10 Dirty Restaurant Tricks

Ok, I know this one stretches any reasonable definition of the word “fun.” But in my defense, I think a few good cringes is a great way to celebrate Friday the 13th. Over on Slashfood, one of my favourite foodie blogs, there’s a couple of recent posts on 10 Dirty Little Restaurant Secrets and 10…

As usual, some interesting stuff from the December 2009 issue of IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine (v3i2). Capturing young womens’ imagination: Welcome to the Wii generation of Nerd Girls by various Revolutions and Remembrances: Engineering as a bond for diverse groups by Marimuthu, R. Women to Watch: Putting Students First: Furse finds the fun in…

I don’t usually talk about local York stuff here, but I’d like to make an exception for the event we had last week (Tuesday, November 3rd) here at my library, The Steacie Science & Engineering Library. The event is called YorkWrites and it’s sponsored jointly by the Libraries and the Bookstore. Essentially, it’s a big…

As graphic novels go, Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth is every bit as good as Maus or Watchmen, if not quite as game-changing. The only other things out there that I can think of that are similar are Chester Brown’s Louis Riel or Ho Che Anderson’s King: A Comics Biography of Martin Luther King,…

Best Science Books 2009: Amazon

Amazon has come out with their Editor’s Picks for 2009. There are three categories that have books that are relevant to us here. Science The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species by…

Bookgasm has a very fun guest post by Ben H. Winters, author of the recently published Jane Austen pastiche/adaptation/expansion Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Since writing SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS, I’ve gotten a ton of feedback about how nice it is that I’ve made Jane Austen appealing to certain readers — meaning…

Every year for the past 3 or 4 years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best books” lists that appear in various media outlets and highlighting the science books that are mentioned. From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to continue it. For my purposes, I…

Comments not coming through

Just so you all know, the last couple of comments I’ve received are stuck in limbo. I can see them on the admin side but they’re not showing. Unfortunately, my work computer just died and I can’t seem to access my email, even via the web interface. Hopefully, all will return to normal soon.

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