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The importance of books for kids

Here’s a nice video where Lisa Bu describes the importance of books in her development. She  talks about her cross-cultural experience and how books have helped here understand both her original culture and her new culture. Her talk reminded me … Continue reading

Dawkins’ new book

Richard Dawkins’ latest book is due out next September. The title – Childhood, Boyhood, Truth: From an African Youth to The Selfish Gene It’s yet a new genre for Dawkins – autobiography. Mind you he has reached the age where … Continue reading

Getting the Book Invented

So, Douglas Adams was talking about eBooks way back in 1993. Getting the Book Invented… This hilarious animation was prepared for a competition run by The Literary Platform. The goal was to design motion graphics to accompany a prophetic recording … Continue reading

Christmas present for nerds – what about science books?

Every family has members who enjoy reading non-fiction. And often they particularly enjoy science books. So there’s an idea for Christmas presents. Fortunately, this weeks announcement of the Royal Society’s Winton Prize for Science Books presents some excellent choices for … Continue reading

Print-on-demand books – what’s the hold-up?

When I first heard about print-on-demand books I thought they seems an obvious answer to problems in the book marker – at least from this consumer’s perspective. They seemed to give the ability of obtaining almost any book by getting … Continue reading

So you’re considering switching to eBooks?

Here’s a graphic I picked up from Online Universities (thanks to E-book Nation). The data is specific to the USA but I think it’s worth anyone considering possible purchase of an eBook Reader, or a tablet for reading purposes, reading … Continue reading

What’s in store for eBook readers

I think many New Zealanders have joined the digital reading revolution. They are purchasing eBooks on-line and reading them on a tablet, such as the iPad, or a dedicated reading device, an eReader. Personally I think eReaders are a better … Continue reading

Cascading books

This is the sort of public art installation I love. Years ago I spent a day in Hanover waiting for a train. The public art installations there impressed me. One that seemed to gather the largest audience was a simple … Continue reading

A universe in an eBook (or app)

If your are into science books – and enjoying the advantage of eBooks (or planning to), this is a web site you really must bookmark. Download The Universe has just been launched. Science writer Carl Zimmer is the “fall guy” … Continue reading

Heartland’s climategate – and Mann’s book

The blogosphere has been humming over the last few days with revelations contained in document leaked from the US Heartland Institute. Documents outlining strategy for the promotion of climate denial – both through the media and through educations programmes. Have … Continue reading