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by david
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Poets Corner
Topic: Aussie Poets
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Views: 4398

Aussie Poets

Poetry seems to be dead in Australia today, except (of course) amongst the small trendy, weird, 'fringe' people. But en masse, amongst the general public, it no longer has the currency it used to have. Nowadays most kids wouldn't even know the names of Australia's two most well known poets: Patterso...
by david
Thu May 29, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Woman. An intimate geography.
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Views: 359

Woman. An intimate geography.

Natalie Angier. Scribe 2009 Brilliant book. Tour de Force. Scholarship. I'll copy the Los Angeles Time Book Review: "One knows early on one is reading a classic - a text so necessary and abundant and true that all efforts of its kind, for decades before and after it, will be measured by it....&...
by david
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
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Views: 692

The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets

Barbara G Walker 1983. Most incredible book I've ever read. Not because it says anything incredible but because it reveals all the incredible things I've been told all my life. It is not incredible. It is totally credible. I should have said that: 'Most credible book I've ever read'. For in a world ...
by david
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: science
Topic: Chemistry For Dummies
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Chemistry For Dummies

John T Moore This is the same guy who wrote (in collaboration) 'Biochemistry For Dummies'. Which is a good book. and so is this. It is set out in 5 parts, 22 chapters across the 5 parts. Basics, Bonds, The Mole, Everyday Life, 'Part of Tens' It turns out you can learn some Chemistry without having t...
by david
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: science
Topic: Biochemistry For Dummies
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Biochemistry For Dummies

John T Moore and Richard Langley. Biochemistry turns out to be comprehensible and fascinating. And incomprehensible and boring. But accessible. Without a doubt. This book certainly makes it accessible. The chapters, the material, is laid out and explained in such a way that one can clearly understan...
by david
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Poets Corner
Topic: Spectator Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 6355

Spectator Magazine

The Spectator Magazine publishes poetry in every edition.

The worst poetry I have ever read in the whole of my life.

Perhaps it represents totally excellent poetry to those who know.......
by david
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: history
Topic: Bullockies
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Bullockies

Bullockies by L Braden. Only 150 pages. First published 1968 Opens with 'An Old Master' from the selected verse of C.J.Dennis and that sets the tone quite nicely. An excellent companion for 'Such Is Life' it is simply full of anecdotes from people who were there, even, and more often from their chil...
by david
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: science
Topic: What A Plant Knows
Replies: 0
Views: 367

What A Plant Knows

What A Plant Knows. Daniel Chamovitz. Scribe. Melbourne. A really good slim paperback volume full of totally interesting facts about how plants function. It is anthropomorphised to hell and back of course and this fact is satisfactorily dealt with in the final chapter, the 'Epilogue' which makes it ...
by david
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Book Lists Book Mentions
Topic: The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
Replies: 1
Views: 2249

The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets

It just needs mentioning. The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G Walker. Ranks alongside Frazer's Golden Bough. A real book. A work of scholarship. A doorway into the truth. A revelation. An explanation of what our world is and why it is so. Should be compulsory reading, of cours...

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