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A very, very long time since I’ve done one of these… For your reading and collection development pleasure: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick In a sense, The Information is a book about everything, from words themselves to talking drums, writing and lexicography, early attempts at an analytical engine, the…

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TILoHL) by Rebecca Skloot was far and away the top science book of the year in my Best Science Books 2010: The top books of the year post from last month. In that post I took all the Best Science Books 2010 posts and tallied up the books with…

A Year of Books: 2010

I’ve been doing this for a few years now, last year, 2008 and 2007 and it seems like an interesting and maybe even useful thing to continue this year. I really enjoy seeing other people’s reading lists (like here, here and here) and enjoy adding my own to the mix. So, below you’ll find a…

Books I’d Like to Read

More for your reading and collection development pleasure. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu (ISBN-13: 978-0307269935) As Wu’s sweeping history shows, each of the new media of the twentieth century–radio, telephone, television, and film–was born free and open. Each invited unrestricted use and enterprising experiment until some would-be…

Books I’d Like to Read

For your reading and collection development pleasure. It’s been so long since I last did one of these listings, I actually have another one coming up in a day or so. Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia by Joseph Michael Reagle Jr. (ISBN-13: 978-0262014472) Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, is built by a community–a community…

You know, there just aren’t enough useless holiday excuses to give books to people. Giving books as presents has to be one of my all-time favourite things to do in life — especially the opportunity to give books to my family! So, it seems that Neil Gaiman has a really, really good idea. I propose…

Now that’s an attention-getter! It comes from Ted Chiang‘s Big Idea post on John Scalzi’s blog Whatever. It’s a promotional piece for Chiang’s latest book, The Lifecycle of Software Objects, which is about artificial intelligence. For those of you that haven’t heard of him, Chiang is one of the real breakout science fiction writers of…

Books I’d Like to Read

It’s been quite a long while since I’ve done one of these. Here are some recently noticed books that look interesting from either a collection development or a professional development point of view. Fans, Friends And Followers: Building An Audience And A Creative Career In The Digital Age by Scott Kirsner An essential guide for…

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