Reviews and Blog Posts: Mining

The toaster project, or A heroic attempt to build a simple electric appliance from scratch

by Thomas Thwaites

DPL Rating:
5

Thomas Thwaite's endeavor to build a toaster really is heroic, just as the alternate title suggests. You'll be amazed by what he does and you'll also learn a lot and be charmed by his story. This little book has science, adventure, travel, humor, philosophy, interesting characters and more. I loved...

White fire

by Douglas J Preston

DPL Rating:
4

The latest of the FBI Agent Pendergast series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child in which the authors take on an old mining story and combine it with current crimes being committed in Roaring Fork, Colorado, a very wealthy ski resort.  The authors are not very subtle in their description...

Angle of repose

by Wallace Stegner

DPL Rating:
4

Wallace Stegner is known as one of the West's greatest writers. I had read his non-fiction, and thought I'd introduce myself to his fiction with this Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Confined to a wheelchair in a house built by his grandparents, Oliver and Susan Ward, historian Lyman Ward sorts through...

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