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« on: April 03, 2008, 03:33:46 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, 04:48:21 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, 04:52:02 PM »
I haven't seen a mouse with ball in it in years.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 05:42:27 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.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 06:11:32 PM »
That's great!  Thanks

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 06:54:16 AM »
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I haven't seen a mouse with ball in it in years.


Richard Gere claims likewise.

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Re: Children's Books
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 11:47:13 AM »
Have to get a last one Paddington Bear book at least.

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2015, 02:20:57 PM »
Have to get a last one Paddington Bear book at least.

What is it with you and resurrecting threads from years ago?

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2015, 03:57:52 PM »
Have to get a last one Paddington Bear book at least.

What is it with you and resurrecting threads from years ago?

Why start a new thread, if there is one covering the same topic?   

Don't you do the same with work e-mail?

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Re: Children's Books
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2015, 05:37:23 PM »
Allow me. This is not work email, DoktorBob. On this forum, we ask that you not revive old threads. (You should have seen a warning notice when you clicked Post. That should stop you.) Please start a new thread; you may post a link to the previous thread in your thread-starting post, e.g. "I was browsing through old threads and saw this one about children's books. I would absolutely recommend including at least one Paddington book." I'm sure you weren't aware of this when you posted in this musty, ancient thread, but now you know and will follow forum protocol in the future. (I recommend The Phantom Tollbooth, also.)
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2015, 07:54:02 PM »
  (I recommend The Phantom Tollbooth, also.)
I hand it to my kids whenever they say they are bored.
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Re: Children's Books
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2015, 02:18:55 AM »
This is not work email, DoktorBob.  On this forum, we ask that you not revive old threads.  (You should have seen a warning notice when you clicked Post.  That should stop you.)  Please start a new thread; you may post a link to the previous thread in your thread-starting post, e.g. "I was browsing through old threads and saw this one about children's books.  I would absolutely recommend including at least one Paddington book."  I'm sure you weren't aware of this when you posted in this musty, ancient thread, but now you know and will follow forum protocol in the future.  (I recommend The Phantom Tollbooth, also.)
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Ok, but can't threads older than a certain period be locked so this doesn't occur?

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2015, 07:18:43 AM »
This is not work email, DoktorBob.  On this forum, we ask that you not revive old threads.  (You should have seen a warning notice when you clicked Post.  That should stop you.)  Please start a new thread; you may post a link to the previous thread in your thread-starting post, e.g. "I was browsing through old threads and saw this one about children's books.  I would absolutely recommend including at least one Paddington book."  I'm sure you weren't aware of this when you posted in this musty, ancient thread, but now you know and will follow forum protocol in the future.  (I recommend The Phantom Tollbooth, also.)

Ok, but can't threads older than a certain period be locked so this doesn't occur?

Indeed. We need to think of all the illiterate people posting who can't read the warning.

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2015, 09:47:37 AM »
Stand down, Plastiq.  C'mon.

DoktorBob, I'll take that suggestion over to the modcave.  We're currently discussing posting in zombie threads.  We know that after the asteroid strikes, older threads can seem more current than they actually are.
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Re: Children's Books
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2015, 10:34:25 AM »
Stand down, Plastiq.  C'mon.

DoktorBob, I'll take that suggestion over to the modcave.  We're currently discussing posting in zombie threads.  We know that after the asteroid strikes, older threads can seem more current than they actually are.

Cool.

I can definitely see a few points to each side.

 

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