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Your Inner Fish

Well, that was a fast read. While we were at TAM6 earlier this summer, someone recommended Neil Shubin’s Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. Shubin is one of the discoverers of Tiktaalik, thus the title and motivation for the book. Plus, everyone seems to be talking about Sonic […]


The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq

The first Schmierer-recommended book on Iraq I picked up was The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, by The New Yorker writer George Packer. The book starts of with a great job of explaining the political history of the neoconservatives (neocons) prior to the Iraq War and their involvement in the rationale behind the war, then […]


The End of Poverty

Jeffrey Sachs’ The End of Poverty was the third title we read in our book club. The book was easy to read, contained no religion-based arguments, and appeared to have been written for people with very little knowledge of economics and very little knowledge of world history. Since I am trying to improve my knowledge […]