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The Order of TimeAuthor: Carlo RovelliType: Non-Fiction(Physics)Finished: July 5, 2019Copyright: 2018 Image from Amazon Carlo Rovelli opens his book by warning us there is no such thing as time. “We convetionally think of time as something simple and fundamental that flows uniformly, independently from everything else, from the past to the future, measured by clocks …

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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Author: Carlo RovelliType Non-Fiction (Physics)Finished: June 13, 2019Copyright 2016 Rating: ★★★ Image from Amazon Although brief in terms of pages, this book is not a breeze. Each lesson moves through the evolution of theories on the make up of the universe. Carlo Rovelli starts with Einstein’s work that proved “that atoms …

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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern WorldAuthor: Simon WinchesterType: Non-FictionFinished: June 11, 2019Copyright: 2018 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon In the pre-industrial world precision was unneeded. It was easy enough to live one’s life without knowing exactly what time it was or exactly how far apart two places were. All manufacturing was essentially …

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Trip Dates: June 23-24, 2019 Carla and her sisters were on an adventure up to Lake Chelan, Washington so I was left to my own devices for a few days. I’d been eyeing the new McMenniman’s lodge squeezed between I5 and the Columbia River about 28 miles north of – well north of the Columbia …

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Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible VoyageAuthor: Alfred LansingType: Non-FictionFinished: April 14, 2019Copyright: 1959 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon Ernest Shackleton was a product of his time – the late 19th and early 20th centuries – one of those men strong-willed men who did audacious things. He formed the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition to be the first to travel …

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