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Offline capitated

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« on: April 03, 2008, 02:33:46 PM »
Yay for a Books forum!

A kiddo who I used to babysit for is turning 10 this weekend, and I'd like to get him a skeptical or general science book.  He's super smart, so even an older kids type book would be great.  Do you guys have any recommendations?  I love the Junior Skeptic section from Skeptic mag.  Too bad they haven't published a compilation (yet?).

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 03:48:21 PM »
From another post of mine...

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I really enjoyed The Way Things Work growing up. Its a really nicely illustrated book explaining basic mechanics, simple machines, electronics, all things I was very interested in as a kid. And the best part is that all forces external to the machine are expressed and illustrated as wooly mammoths pulling or pushing things. Its fantastic and fun and educational.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 03:52:02 PM »
I haven't seen a mouse with ball in it in years.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 04:42:27 PM »
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I haven't seen a mouse with ball in it in years.
I haven't seen an ostrich wearing a scarf in... waitaminute. Never mind.
An environment of pervasive credulity is incompatible with a healthy democracy.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 05:11:32 PM »
That's great!  Thanks

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 05:54:16 AM »
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I haven't seen a mouse with ball in it in years.


Richard Gere claims likewise.