My Classroom Bookshelf

A Listmania! list by Ceci "sanamariacm" (Austin, TX (hook 'em, Horns!))
The list author says: "I'm experimenting with letting kids just keep books that I've finished if they're interested in reading them again and again. After all, any kid who wants to read is good with me."
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
1.  Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester
The list author says:
  "Spectacular, wonderful, tremendous!  A great introduction to geology, colonial history, and science, all wrapped up in one, awesome package.  Popular with the kiddos!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (360 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The World Without Us
2.  The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
The list author says:
  "Although it gets a little doom and gloom sometimes, Weisman writes a pretty good book.  Pure conjecture, but still interesting!"
$15.30   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (418 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
3.  Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
The list author says:
  "Mary Roach is the person I hope to become: engaging, informative, and wicked funny."
$12.73   Used & New from: $1.79
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (427 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
4.  American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird
The list author says:
  "A great biography of Oppenheimer--the authors weren't afraid to dig deep."
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The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
5.  The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism by Fritjof Capra
The list author says:
  "Capra writes an awesome summary of modern physics--some of the ideas are a little out-of-date, though."
$14.89   Used & New from: $7.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

The Control of Nature
6.  The Control of Nature by John McPhee
The list author says:
  "McPhee is one of my favorite authors: I love him!  ALL of his books are tremendous examples of nonfiction."
$13.16   Used & New from: $1.43
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
7.  The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene
The list author says:
  "I haven't read this book yet, so I don't let the kiddos keep it.  I don't agree with everything Greene says, but he is a compelling author."
$11.41   Used & New from: $0.76
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (414 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
8.  The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
The list author says:
  "A Greene that I HAVE read.  I don't really agree with many of Greene's hypotheses, but I am but a humble physics teacher."
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Basin and Range
9.  Basin and Range by John McPhee
The list author says:
  "Again, I love John McPhee!"
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The Principia (Great Minds)
10.  The Principia (Great Minds) by Sir Isaac Newton
The list author says:
  "Amazingly, I can't convince any kids to read this one..."
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The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design
11.  The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design by Leonard Susskind
The list author says:
  "My high schoolers LOVE this book.  I mean, we're talking "Hey, you're reading Twilight?  You should read this instead.""
$15.29   Used & New from: $4.23
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
12.  Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert
The list author says:
  "A nice, well-written book.  I liked it.  No kids have read it yet."
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Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
13.  Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations by David R. Montgomery
The list author says:
  "I bought this from the publisher at the GSA convention in Houston.  I have read it several times."
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A Brief History of Time
14.  A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
The list author says:
  "I can't believe I didn't put this one first.  Great summary of modern physics."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (993 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

From Galileo to Newton
15.  From Galileo to Newton by A. Rupert Hall
The list author says:
  "A nice history of science."
$16.18   Used & New from: $0.01

Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature
16.  Dreams of a Final Theory: The Scientist's Search for the Ultimate Laws of Nature by Steven L. Weinberg
The list author says:
  "Great book by a Nobel laureate, discussing the search for a "perfect" theory."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
17.  A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "I love Bill Bryson.  Everything he touches is pure gold."
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Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life
18.  Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life by Eric D. Schneider
The list author says:
  "My students HATE thermodynamics (and then when they go to college and take thermo, they send me emails, saying how easy it is...), so I have trouble foisting this off on a kid."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
19.  The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology by Simon Winchester
The list author says:
  "Geology!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
20.  Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth by James M. Tabor
The list author says:
  "I haven't read this book yet, but I'm excited to do so!"
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
21.  The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
The list author says:
  "Kuhn is a surprisingly compelling writer--I was amazed by how great this was."
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The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe
22.  The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe by Steven L. Weinberg
The list author says:
  "A well-written, convincing description of the first three minutes of our universe."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
23.  Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson
The list author says:
  "Erik Larson is an awesome writer, and this book is fantastic."
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb
24.  The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
The list author says:
  "One of my colleagues recommended this book to me--great recommendation!"
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Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
how is the used hardcover options? 0 Jul 15, 2014
What errors have you found in the book and how serious are they? 25 Dec 16, 2013
Was available on Kindle, but not any more? 0 Aug 10, 2012
Space-time. 4 Jul 31, 2012
Albert Einstein's theory of gravity is generally explained in a wrong way 2 Jul 25, 2012
The Elegant Universe 2 Jul 25, 2012
Anything new? 1 Jun 11, 2012
Anthropological Alternative. 3 May 27, 2012
Agh! Another one not on Kindle??!! 3 Jan 23, 2012
Up to Date 3 Jan 12, 2012
Scientific Proofs of God Are Appearing 1 Nov 14, 2011
should i read the book first? or watch his movie? 4 Oct 29, 2011
 
   

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Last updated: 3/26/11
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