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Danielle G has commented on (8) products.

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Danielle G, December 3, 2010

"Packing For Mars" is a hilarious and informative romp through the often over-serious but weird world of space exploration. It is filled with deliciously fun details like how astronauts train to use toilets in space, and what recycled urine tastes like (very sweet). Mary Roach combines excellent writing and impeccable research with a sense of fun and excitement, bringing back the wonder that we all felt as children when we looked up at the stars.
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The Mysterious Benedict Society (Mysterious Benedict Society #01) by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society (Mysterious Benedict Society #01)

Danielle G, November 27, 2010

Stewart presents the world through the lens of four very talented and unique children who are more talented and unique than usual. Though strong on kid power, there exists a balance in the adult characters, who are neither too weak nor too strong. Quirky, fun, and serious all at the same time, this book is YA fiction that kids will enjoy, families can read together or adults can indulge in without guilt.
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Man Who Lied To His Laptop (10 Edition) by Clifford Nass
Man Who Lied To His Laptop (10 Edition)

Danielle G, November 26, 2010

Ultimately this is the socially-akward person's guide to how to win friends and impress strangers. Clifford Nass seems to have fallen into his career because he understood computers better than people. Nass reveals the suprising discoveries from studies of human behavior with computers, the most suprising being that people treat computers like other people, regardless of what they say they do. Because of this, Nass and his coterie of researchers have uncovered some fascinating and useful insights into the human psyche. A must read, for the socialite and the social-outcast alike.
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