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Manny Rayner's book reviews

I love reviewing books - have been doing it at Goodreads, but considering moving here.

Currently reading

The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution
Richard Dawkins
R in Action
Robert Kabacoff
Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies
Douglas R. Hofstadter
McGee on Food and Cooking: An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture
Harold McGee
Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood
Simon Evnine
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)
Christopher M. Bishop
Relativity, Thermodynamics and Cosmology
Richard C. Tolman
The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition
Julia Herschensohn, Martha Young-Scholten

Exposition du système du monde

Exposition du système du monde - Pierre Simon Laplace Your average author more or less bullshits, more or less all the time. (I am no exception, in case you wonder). It is thus interesting and remarkable to come across someone who actually knows what they're talking about. Laplace is one of these rare people, and his book kind of blew me away. Unfortunately, I'm reading it 180 years late; but what the hell, it's still amazing.

The rest of this review is in my book If Research Were Romance and Other Implausible Conjectures