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MannyRayner

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

Sir Isaac Newton's theory of light and colours and his principle of attraction : made familiar to the ladies in several entertainments

Sir Isaac Newton's theory of light and colours and his principle of attraction : made familiar to the ladies in several entertainments - Francesco Algarotti This classic of popular science is generally cited as Newtonianism for Ladies, but its full title is far more impressive. A noble art has been lost here, maybe never to be rediscovered. Just think how many more copies Richard Dawkins would have sold if he'd called it The Misguided Delusion of Divine Providence, Omniscience and Omnipotence: Explained to Gentlefolk of Modest Education in a Number of Satirical Sketches! I was going to write and suggest that he change it in the next edition, but I am too busy.