Archives for December, 2010

Ok, this is just plain hysterical. And insightful. And both insightfully hysterical and hysterically insightful. Enjoy. Here’s a taste, read the whole thing for yourself. 50. “Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the…

Another bunch of lists for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. Toronto Star The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant Time The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light by Jane Brox You Are Not a Gadget: A…

Best Science Books 2010: io9

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition by Charles Darwin with David Quammen The Six-Cornered Snowflake by Johannes Kepler The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by…

Another bunch of lists for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. Wichita Eagle The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot The Daily Beast The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel (and here) The Emperor…

Best Science Books 2010: Kirkus Reviews

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot The Plundered Planet: Why We Must–and How We Can–Manage Nature for Global Prosperity by Paul Collier The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet by Heidi Cullen…

Commensurable Nonsense (Transliteracy) and Why Transliteracy? Bobbi’s Two Cents (or less) http://arielneff.com/personal/weighing-in-on-the-ipad/ Academic Search Engine Spam and Google Scholar’s Resilience Against it Kno Tablets Shipping To Select Faculty and Students Publishers take note: the iPad is altering the very concept of a ‘book’ Research intelligence – Rip it up and start again A Curricular Innovation,…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

The Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette is one of my favourite blogs — always whimsical and cruel at the same time. Gentle and yet going for the jugular. Basically, taking the piss out of the library profession since 2005. Here’s some favourite posts, recent and non-so-recent: Sweaters, Holiday A good librarian should have enough appliqued holiday…

Geek Book Gift Guide

Although it is perilously close to way too late, but you do have time to rush down to an actual, honest-to-goodness bookstore (or perhaps get an ebook from an estore) and maybe pick up one of these titanic suggestions from Ethan Gilsdorf on Tor.com. All great stuff for the geek in your life. Hint, hint.…

Another couple of lists for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. I’ve tended not to highlight individual people’s blog lists or whatever that much here, just for the sake of my sanity and so as not to go too crazy with the number of posts, but I thought that these two list were…

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