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Melvin Jules Bukiet, on books:

And there you have several miracles, first among them the wonder of a three-dimensional volume where black squiggles on white paper create worlds.

(from Glenn Vanderburg's Quotes Collection.)

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The following are mini-reviews of books I read in
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.

Adams, Douglas The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide
Aldridge, Susan The Thread of Life: The Story of Genes and Genetic Engineering
Alighieri, Dante The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation
Armstrong, Karen A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Armstrong, Karen In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis
Armstrong, Karen Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths
Baer, Lee Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions
Beeching, Paul Q. Awkward Reverence: Reading the New Testament Today
Bishop, Martin J., ed. Guide to Human Genome Computing (Second Edition)
Borg, Marcus J. Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith
Boyer, Robert H., and Zahorski, Kenneth H., eds. Dark Imaginings: A Collection of Gothic Fantasy
Brontë, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Brontë, Emily Wuthering Heights
Brown, William; Malveau, Raphael; McCormick III, Hays; and Mowbray, Thomas AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis
Byatt, A. S., ed. The Oxford Book of English Short Stories
Casti, John L. Would-Be Worlds: How Simulation is Changing the Frontiers of Science
Cather, Willa Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chadwick, Henry The Early Church
Christie, Agatha Endless Night
Claiborne, Robert Saying What You Mean: A Commonsense Guide to American Usage
Conrad, Joseph Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer
Coles, Robert The Moral Intelligence of Children
Coote, John O., ed. The Norton Book of the Sea
Corballis, Michael C. The Lopsided Ape: Evolution of the Generative Mind
Crichton, Michael The Lost World
Crossan, John Dominic The Essential Jesus: Original Sayings and Earliest Images
Danby, Mary, ed. 65 Great Murder Mysteries
Davis, Michael and Clark, Hunter R. Thurgood Marshall: Warrior at the Bar, Rebel on the Bench
Dennett, Daniel C. Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
Dennett, Daniel C. Kinds of Minds: Toward an Understanding of Consciousness
Dewdney, A. K. 200% of Nothing: An Eye-Opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy
Dolnick, Edward Madness on the Couch: Blaming the Victim in the Heyday of Psychoanalysis
Donald, David Herbert Lincoln
Dutta, Krishna and Robinson, Andrew Rabindranath Tagore: The Myriad-Minded Man
Eliot, George Adam Bede
Eliot, George Daniel Deronda
Eliot, George Felix Holt, The Radical
Eliot, George The Impressions of Theophrastus Such
Eliot, George Middlemarch
Eliot, George The Mill on the Floss
Eliot, George Scenes of Clerical Life
Eliot, George Silas Marner
Ellis, John M. Literature Lost: Social Agendas and the Corruption of the Humanities
Ellis, Joseph J. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Eusebius Church History
Fagan, Brian Time Detectives: How Archeologists Use Technology to Recapture the Past
Gabriel, Richard P. Patterns of Software: Tales from the Software Community
Gomes, Peter J. The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart
Gould, Stephen Jay Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin
Gould, Stephen Jay Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
Gould, Stephen Jay Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown
Greene, Hugh, ed. The American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
Hall, Stephen S. Mapping the Next Millennium: How Computer-Driven Cartography is Revolutionizing the Face of Science
Hardy, Thomas Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Hillerman, Tony and Herbert, Rosemary, eds. The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories
Hugo, Victor The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Innes, Hammond The Wreck of the Mary Deare
Innes, Michael The Paper Thunderbolt
Kernighan, Brian W. and Pike, Rob The Practice of Programming
Kinsley, Michael Big Babies: On Presidents, Politics, and National Crazes
MacDonald, George The Gifts of the Child Christ: Fairy Tales and Stories for the Childlike, Volume I
MacDonald, George The Gifts of the Child Christ: Fairy Tales and Stories for the Childlike, Volume II
McNamara, Robert In Retrospect
McPhee, John The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed
Malamud, Bernard A Malamud Reader
Meyers, Scott Effective C++: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs (Second Edition)
Mortimer, John The Trials of Rumpole
Nuland, Sherwin B. How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
Nuland, Sherwin B. The Wisdom of the Body
Oberman, Heiko A. Luther: Man Between God and the Devil
Osborn, Ian Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Owens, Lily, ed. The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
Penrose, Roger The Emperor's New Mind
Pipher, Mary The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families
Postgate, John Microbes and Man
Powell, Colin An American Journey
Redinger, Ruby V. George Eliot: The Emergent Self
Rowen, Hobart Self-Inflicted Wounds: From LBJ's Guns and Butter to Reagan's Voodoo Economics
Sagan, Carl The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Sanders, E. P. The Historical Figure of Jesus
Schwartz, Jeffrey M. Brain Lock
Sheehan, Thomas The First Coming: How the Kingdom of God Became Christianity
Shryock, Richard H. Medicine and Society in America: 1660-1860
Singer, Isaac Bashevis The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Sobel, Dava Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Spong, John Shelby Liberating the Gospels: Reading the Bible With Jewish Eyes
Taylor, Ina A Woman of Contradictions: The Life of George Eliot
Trott, Peter "Programming Languages: Past, Present, and Future"
Tuchman, Barbara W. The First Salute
Updike, John The Music School
Urban, Linwood A Short History of Christian Thought
Vermeij, Geerat J. Privileged Hands: A Scientific Life
Wilde, Oscar The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wills, Christopher Exons, Introns, and Talking Genes
Wilson, A. N. God's Funeral
Wodehouse, P. G. P. G. Wodehouse: Five Complete Novels

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