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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Peter Pan and Other Plays: The Admirable Crichton; Peter Pan; When Wendy Grew Up; What Every Woman Knows; Mary Rose (Oxford World's Classics)
J.M. Barrie, Peter Hollindale
Progress: 74/384 pages
The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
Progress: 61/259 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 842/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
Palladio
Taschen Publishing
Progress: 78/248 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Progress: 729/1220 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 148 out of 320 pages.

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer - Sydney Padua

Attack of the Luddite computers! Computers being people who do calculations by hand, obviously. The Difference Engine proves impervious, however.

 

Babbage pointed out that smashing the machinery would likely cause all remaining jobs to move to less militant areas whilst Ada's father, Lord Byron, wrote a poem in support of the Luddites...

 

The first woman employed by the Greenwich Observatory was a computer. The second was Caroline Herschel, astonomer.