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Re: What are you reading?

Postby sad2 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:21 pm

Hobbit. The series has been on my list for a while.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:33 pm

"The Signal and the Noise" by Nate Silver. Fascinating discussion of forecasting and prediction in various areas (weather, economics, elections, epidemics, sports). Not to spoil the plot, but it reinforced my impressions of weather forecasts (short-term forecasts have improved markedly in recent years, but anything over 8 days is worse than taking the averages for the date!). Also, economists are really, really bad at predicting the future, but usually don't care because of political bias.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby MUni Rider » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:48 pm

Sisterhood of Dune. by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson. January 2012

1st book of "The Great Schools Trilogy", one of several sets of prequels to Dune. This one deals primarily with the origins of the Bene Gesserit.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Fishdude » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:49 pm



I avoid reels at all costs :shock:

The Cod biography was written by a distant cousin. He is a huge liar. None of that happened :lol:

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby DeucesWild » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:01 pm

Fishdude wrote:He is a huge liar. None of that happened


All fishermen are liars...it comes with the job.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby 12ersRule » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:51 am

Fishdude wrote:The Cod biography was written by a distant cousin. He is a huge liar. None of that happened :lol:


Probably just regurgitating what he learned in school.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby TallGrass » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:55 pm

Free and online, many might find this interesting as it intertwines with CO 14ers, especially with many summits being benchmarked by the USGS. Also an interesting and different historical angle on the development of the U.S.:

The United States Geological Survey: 1879-1989
By Mary C. Rabbitt
A history of the relation of geology during the first 110 years of the U.S. Geological Survey to the development of public-land, Federal-science, and mapping policies and the development of mineral resources in the United States
Not sure if I'll do more 14ers. The trip reports are too tiring. :wink:

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby VagabondSurveyor » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:32 pm

TallGrass wrote:Free and online, many might find this interesting as it intertwines with CO 14ers, especially with many summits being benchmarked by the USGS. Also an interesting and different historical angle on the development of the U.S.:

The United States Geological Survey: 1879-1989
By Mary C. Rabbitt
A history of the relation of geology during the first 110 years of the U.S. Geological Survey to the development of public-land, Federal-science, and mapping policies and the development of mineral resources in the United States



As a Surveyor myself, I can +1 that it is an interesting read..

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby herdbull » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:22 pm

No Place But up..... signed by the man himself.

OK so I'm not reading it yet, but will be starting it in a day or 2.

http://www.foxeverest.com/book.html

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby ChrisRoberts » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:57 pm

A Night on the Ground, A Day in the Open by Doug Robinson

Picked it up as a signed copy at a whole in the wall bookstore in Fort Collins. $6
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Alpineair » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:27 am

Anyone considering the tall one should read this, from another climbing journalist.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby nicholasblee » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:58 am

I just finished Mountains of Light: Seasons of Reflection in Yosemite

I found it randomly in my local library and it turned out to be pretty good. The author spends time hiking around Yosemite after his wife's death. Good mix of philosophical topics, trail descriptions, and history of the park itself.

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