Danny Yee

Books and Media

my book reviews - ramblings of a pathologically eclectic generalist
a film diary - with brief comments and the occasional review
Australian bookshops and publishers
rec.arts.books.reviews - book reviews on Usenet
Reading Notes - including Harry Potter criticism.

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Links and News

How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World - The Horse, The Wheel, and Language [my review]
Hollywood's individualism failed to do justice to George R.R. Martin's sociological storytelling - Scientific American
when pictures tell a thousand stories: wordless picturebooks for all ages - Federation of Children's Book Groups [PDF via @librarymice]
Ziegler and Aigner on _Proofs from the Book_ - Quanta [via @QuantaMagazine] - my review
science, engineering, history and politics - The Future of Fusion Energy [my review]
our favourite picturebooks - OxfordBlog
Britain and the Industrial Revolution 1700-1850 - The Enlightened Economy [my review]
the polyjuice potion has worn off: "an exclusive school for quasi-aristocratic magical √úbermensch living off invisible slave labour" - UseJournal
reading complexity and constraints at six - Oxford Blog
the central ideas of mathematics, in their historical context - Mathematics and Its History [my review]
A Teachers' Manifesto - Flip the System UK [my review]
Betty Ballantine helped make science fiction and fantasy mainstream - Smithsonian

(For more, see my blog Pathologically Polymathic or the latest book reviews.)

Other Resources

I don't really follow the publishing industry, or the latest in book gossip - I prefer to wait till five or ten years after a book's publication, when the fuss has died down a little and a longer-term perspective is available. If you're after book news I recommend the Complete Review's Literary Saloon, which also has links to other literary weblogs.

Danny Yee