What are you currently reading?

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arildno said:
Not surprising. yomamma has the edition for 12 year olds.
1. I'm 14 :grumpy:
2. It is not the edition for 12 year olds:cry:
 
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Okay, then. You and Moonbear have the same edition. :smile:
 
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yomamma said:
1. I'm 14 :grumpy:
2. It is not the edition for 12 year olds:cry:
But you were 12 when you signed up for this site.
 
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but I was 14 when I got the book
 
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The one I have is a paperback version and it was given to me well after it became popular. I don't really know how the book distributions work, but maybe Australia has the footnote crazy books :smile:.
 
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yomamma said:
but I was 14 when I got the book
Are you sure:
Do do leap seconds, leap years, and calander inaccerises you could be 9 1/2
 
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bigman said:
I don't really know how the book distributions work, but maybe Australia has the footnote crazy books .
Probably that's it:
After all, what else can you do than read footnotes if you live in Tasmania or Alice Springs?
 
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arildno said:
Probably that's it:
After all, what else can you do than read footnotes if you live in Tasmania or Alice Springs?
Astronomy.
 
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Astronomy.
Yep, the late Grote Reber went to Tasmania to practice radioastronomy
 
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turbo-1 said:
Astronomy.
Ah yes, and sheep herding and opossum hunting as well, probably.
Obviously, Australia is the place to live.
 
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just picked this one up:

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it was ridiculously expensive for such a small book, but it's an easy read & i'm learning a lot.
 
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I think I saw this book at B&N, a few weeks ago. There isn't too much math, but just proze reading, afair, is it? How is it, do you like it?
 
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heartless said:
I think I saw this book at B&N, a few weeks ago. There isn't too much math, but just proze reading, afair, is it? How is it, do you like it?
yeah it's not a math book, it's a book ABOUT math :tongue2: it's just a book about math & what mathematicians do. there are chapters on computers & math, unsolved problems, how mathematicians think, proofs, learning math, how the author almost became a lawyer, pure & applied math, teaching math & other stuff. it's not intended for math people but i think it's still pretty good so far.
 
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Okay, for anyone who likes suspense stories, I'm definitely recommending The Eleventh Commandment that I mentioned earlier in the thread (except for Franz, who needs to ponder deeper meaning and metaphor). I finished reading it earlier this evening, and it had some fantastic twists in the plot...I never saw the ending coming! Definitely not predictable, which is rare. And it's a nail-biter, from beginning to end! I also give it a one tissue box rating (i.e., definitely some tear-jerker chapters if you're susceptible to that :shy:).
 

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