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Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Funny Trail Tales: Outdoor Humor for All Ages by Amy Kelley Hoitsma
Funny Trail Tales: Outdoor Humor for All Ages

Thomas Kirby, August 21, 2012

There was one story which probably was not good "for all ages", discussing how to do your business in the woods, but the book was very funny, with stories from today's travel and outdoor writers, with a very funny selection from Mark Twain. With the inclusion of Mark Twain, I guess the book now counts as fine literature. My only complaint was that the book was not long enough.
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The Mammoth Book of Weird But True by Geoff (edt) Tibballs
The Mammoth Book of Weird But True

Thomas Kirby, August 10, 2012

This is a funny book of weird news items, with some items not being suitable for the squeamish. I didn't notice any that I knew to be urban legends, so I guess the "true" part of the title is reasonably accurate. All the stories were less than a page long, with several stories per page, but this fits my preferred style of reading during my commute on public transit.
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Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics by Robert Gilmore
Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

Thomas Kirby, August 2, 2012

The book is an amusing explanation of quantum physics. There were a few concepts that didn't stick with me, but for the most part, I got the ideas. Science can be fun!
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Showcase Presents #1: Strange Adventures by Dan Didio
Showcase Presents #1: Strange Adventures

Thomas Kirby, August 2, 2012

Comics from the good old days (I just wish they were in color) when science fiction was for kids of all ages. They are still fun to read, even after all these years.
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Showcase Presents: Dial H for Hero by Dan Didio
Showcase Presents: Dial H for Hero

Thomas Kirby, August 2, 2012

Long for the good old days of comics, when the good guys won, and the bad guys got what they deserved? Well, at least in this book, justice prevails. The only drawback is that it's black & white, not the color of the originals. Fun!
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