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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

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On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

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Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle #01 by Neal Stephenson
Quicksilver: Baroque Cycle  #01

Aimee Cardwell, January 2, 2010

This book and series has inspired more conversations and Wikipedia search sessions than any other book I've ever read. And yet, it's a romping, bawdy, ridiculously entertaining trip through history and science. Stephenson does amazingly detailed research, and then presents that wealth of information to you in a way that's so enjoyable, you don't even believe that those things really happened. For instance, did you know that Sir Isaac Newton was the warden of the Royal Mint in 1696? If you like science, especially steampunk Royal Society style science, you'll read this book once for the fun, and again for the knowledge. It inspired me to take a trip to London to see all of the places I read about. Give it a try, you'll like it!
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