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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell
The Speed of Dark
Elizabeth Moon
Battle Royale
Koushun Takami, Yuji Oniki
Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet - Neil deGrasse Tyson This book is a summary of the recent kerfuffle and hoopla over the status of Pluto. There is an excellent history of Pluto, from Planet X (and why that was important) to the diminishing size of Pluto to it's eventual classification as a Kuiper Belt Object. There are also excerpts from humorous (and serious) letters and emails, and a good overview of the Hayden Planetarium decision to classify objects orbiting our sun. There is unfortunately quite more of that last then there needs to be, and the repetition of that knocks a star off what could have been an excellent small tome.