Wednesday, 15 February 2012

It's 5am and I'm awake and bored

I woke up with IAAS, PAAS and SAAS models spinning in my head and needed a break.

So I went to www.fishpond.com.au and browsed the science books "new releases" and "coming soon."
It never ceases to amaze me how many real physical books there are still left to read.
Here are some gems:

Oxford Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Oxford Medical Handbooks) (Can I have new teeth buds now please?)
This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
Calculus Diaries: A Year Discovering How Maths Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (The last bit is what I'm after)
Non-Toxic Avenger: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse (Soooo getting this one)
How to Survive in Anaesthesia: A Guide for Trainees (Wait. What?)
Watermelons: How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing Your Children's Future (Getting this one too)
Pocketbook of Emergency Care: A Quick Reference Guide for Paramedics (For your Go! bag perhaps?)
Making Your Home Sustainable: A Guide to Retrofitting (Arduino to the rescue!)
Think Like a Pancreas: A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes with Insulin
Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention
The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does)
Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium (Say what?)
Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain
The Great Disruption: How the Climate Crisis Will Transform the Global Economy
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, (Remember them?
The Happy Atheist: Dancing on the Graves of the Gods
Beautiful Ducks (I love ducks)
Silent Spring Revisited (loved the first version...)
The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra (Yoikes)
Engineering Principles of Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulation (fascinating)

I've actually ordered some of these...

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