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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Top 10 Berin 2018
Jürgen Scheunemann
Progress: 157/192 pages
Summer Morning, Summer Night
Ray Bradbury
Progress: 84/176 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Four Revenge Tragedies: The Spanish Tragedy, The Revenger's Tragedy, The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois, and The Atheist's Tragedy
Cyril Tourneur, Thomas Kyd, Thomas Middleton, George Chapman, Katharine Eisaman Maus
Progress: 234/464 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
Ted Hughes: The Life of a Poet
Elaine Feinstein
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Grayson Perry
Jacky Klein
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 576/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe

Reading progress update: I've read 86 out of 194 pages.

What Is Life?: With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches - Erwin Schrödinger, Roger Penrose

A muddled chapter - I'm not even sure what the point is! An argument that Newtonian mechanics is based on the assumption of low entropy (basically rigid bodies are low entropy because they are solids - ignoring Classical fluid dynamics which applies Newton's Laws to fluids). Hence classical mechanics is a macro-result of quantum mechanics. (The worst argument that this is the case I've ever come across.) Then saying that essentially the same argument applies to the "clock-work" of life, whilst noting the distributed nature of the life-meachanism.