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Adam Savage is an American special effects designer and fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality and producer, known as the former co-host of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters and Unchained Reaction.
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Atlas Obscura
An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Joshua Foer - Oct 15, 2019 (first published in 2016)
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“A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”...
Adam Savage
Apr 11, 2018
Atlas Obscura. Go to the site. Buy the book. Seriously great content. My favorite way to travel (this endorsement based only in love) @atlasobscura      source
A History of Ancient Rome
Mary Beard - Sep 06, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant...
Adam Savage
Jan 05, 2018
SPQR was one of my favorite books of last year.      source
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Andrew M. Mwenda
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry into Values
Robert M Pirsig - Apr 25, 2006 (first published in 1974)
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Robert M. Pirsig's Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father & his young son....
Adam Savage
Feb 06, 2017
Yeah. Game changer. At in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Great book for other reasons too.      source
Deluxe Edition
Dune Series
Frank Herbert - Oct 01, 2019 (first published in 1965)
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A deluxe hardcover edition of Frank Herbert's epic masterpiece--a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. This deluxe hardcover edition of Dune includes: - An iconic new cover- Stained edges and fully illustrated endpapers- A beautifully designed poster on the interior of the jacket- A redesigned wo...
Adam Savage
If you haven't read it, just go read it. It is amazing!      source
William Gibson - Oct 25, 2016 (first published in 1984)
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Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer is a cyberpunk, science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus-hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cybe...
Adam Savage
This series changed my life.      source
Death's End
Cixin Liu - Sep 20, 2016 (first published in 2010)
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Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exi...
Adam Savage
I felt like I was getting a Chinese version of Chinese culture. And that frame felt unique.      source
The Dark Forest
Cixin Liu - Aug 16, 2016 (first published in 2008)
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This is the second novel in the "Remembrance of Earth’s Past" near-future trilogy. Written by the China's multiple-award-winning science fiction author, Cixin Liu. In Dark Forest, Earth is reeling from the revelation of a coming alien invasion—four centuries in the future. The aliens' human collaborators have been defeated, but the presence of the ...
Adam Savage
I felt like I was getting a Chinese version of Chinese culture. And that frame felt unique.      source
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Neal Stephenson - May 17, 2016
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What would happen if the world were ending?A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature co...
Adam Savage
A better book than Snow Crash.      source
The Three-Body Problem
Cixin Liu - Jan 12, 2016 (first published in 2006)
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The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization o...
Adam Savage
I felt like I was getting a Chinese version of Chinese culture. And that frame felt unique.      source
Haruki Murakami - Jan 22, 2013 (first published in 2009)
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The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named ...
Adam Savage
Seriously, one of my favorite books of all time.      source
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Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - Jan 01, 2011 (first published in 1992)
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After the Internet, what came next?Enter the Metaverse - cyberspace home to avatars and software daemons, where anything and just about everything goes. Newly available on the Street - the Metaverse's main drag - is Snow Crash, a cyberdrug. Trouble is Snow Crash is also a computer virus - and something more. Because once taken it infects the person...
Adam Savage
It's a tough call because I prefer other books of Neal Stephenson. But Snow Crash is so important within the history of science fiction.      source
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Count Zero by William Gibson
Gun, with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. le Guin
Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home by Julia Child
Girl in Landscape by Jonathan Lethem
Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson