The Big Think

December 28, 2003

More Booty

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 12:05 am

Erin’s grandmom gave me a gift certificate to Half-Price Books for Christmas. We went there today and found out they were also having their 20% off sale! I Ended up getting 7 books:

Workshop Solutions by the editors of Workshop magazine
Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel
The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging by S. Jay Olshansky and Bruce A. Carnes
Before the Beginning: Our Universe and Others by Martin Rees
Smart Homes for Dummies
Drills and Drill Presses: How to Choose, Use and Maintain Them by Rick Peters

All told, I got about $70 worth of books for about $2 (after the gift certificate and 1/2 price + 20% savings. Man, I love this place.

1 Comment »

  1. Hey Jason,
    Just passing through for a moment. I read “Galileo’s Daughter” a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed it. Definitely a fascinating look at science, faith, relationships, and a very interesting time in history. Galileo had to navigate a very difficult situation, and this story really is about him more than his daughter. It makes good use of her letters to add a primary source historical perspective. It’s amazing to read about how Galileo worked at his discoveries (and a few mistakes he made as well).

    Comment by Robert — January 5, 2004 @ 3:53 pm

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