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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Old Man's War
John Scalzi
Hero And Leander
Christopher Marlowe
Progress: 24/100 pages
Charles Darwin
David C. King
An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics
P.A. DAVIDSON, E.J. Hinch, S.H. Davis, Mark J. Ablowitz
Progress: 47/452 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 359/700 pages
Plasma physics
R.A. Cairns
Progress: 4/244 pages
Selected Short Stories - Conrad (Wordsworth Classics)
Keith Carabine, Joseph Conrad
Progress: 37/272 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 108/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe

Reading progress update: I've read 114 out of 539 pages.

The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life Of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius - Graham Farmelo

Initially I struggled as I felt like it wasn't clear that this was a biography of Paul Dirac rather than his brother, Felix, or his father, Charles. At the point where Paul left Bristol for Cambridge, however, it got more focused and therefore better.

 

Random fact; the Dirac delta function was first invented by Fourier, which is not that much of a shock, given how useful it is in Fourier analysis and how crap Science is at properly crediting the right people when it names stuff.