Browsing the blog archives for December, 2004

The Golden Ratio : The Story of PHI, the World’s Most Astonishing Number, Mario Livio

This book is an excellent non-mystical introduction to the golden ratio.

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1421 — The Year China Discovered America, Gavin Menzies

I picked up 1421 on the recommendation of my good friend Craig.  The book’s subtitle makes the astounding proposition that China discovered America some seven decades before Columbus.  The book’s author, Gavin Menzies, is a retired Royal Navy submarine captain. who was born in China. After retirement he uses his love of history, knowledge of [...]

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Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America, Stephen G. Bloom

The book is about an amazing phenomenon, the presence of a large Hasidic Jewish community in the Iowa small Town of Postville.

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The Oxford History of the Greek and Hellenistic World, John Boardman et. al

So much of our Western Cultural condition comes from Greece that I find learning more about them — I discover more about us.

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