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Michael Eisen is an American computational biologist and the editor-in-chief of the journal eLife. He is a professor of genetics, genomics and development at University of California, Berkeley. He is a leading advocate of open access scientific publishing and is co-founder of Public Library of Science.
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The Family That Couldn't Sleep
A Medical Mystery
D. T. Max - 2007-09-11 (first published in 2006)
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For two hundred years a noble Venetian family has suffered from an inherited disease that strikes their members in middle age, stealing their sleep, eating holes in their brains, and ending their lives in a matter of months. In Papua New Guinea, a primitive tribe is nearly obliterated by a sickness whose chief symptom is uncontrollable laughter. Ac...
Michael Eisen
2022-08-09T21:36:16.000Z
@Caroline_Bartma Loved that book      source
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University, Inc.
The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education
Jennifer Washburn - 2006-08-22 (first published in 2005)
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Our federal and state tax dollars are going to fund higher education. If corporations kick in a little more, should they be able to dictate the research or own the discoveries? During the past two decades, commercial forces have quietly transformed virtually every aspect of academic life. Corporate funding of universities is growing and the money c...
Michael Eisen
2019-11-27T18:57:26.000Z
I've written previously about how patents are corrupting academia And I encourage everyone to read University Inc. by Jennifer Washburn - a fantastic book that goes into these and other issues in detail.      source
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We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen - 2016-10-11
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Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan finale a surprising new twist.Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in t...
Michael Eisen
2018-11-06T21:27:13.000Z
@reina_sabah @HarmitMalik That’s my favorite book!      source
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I Want My Hat Back
Jon Klassen - 2011-09-27
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A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.The bears hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by an...
Michael Eisen
2018-11-06T21:27:13.000Z
@reina_sabah @HarmitMalik That’s my favorite book!      source
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen - 2019-12-16 (first published in 1813)
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Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. A classic pie...
Michael Eisen
2018-01-08T01:20:59.000Z
@Spacekatgal 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 2. War with the Newts by Karel Čapek 3. Snow Crash      source
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The War with the Newts
Karel Capek - 2014-12-20 (first published in 1936)
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War with the Newts, also translated as War with the Salamanders, is a 1936 satirical science fiction novel by Czech author Karel Capek. It concerns the discovery in the Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, an intelligent breed of newts, who are initially enslaved and exploited. They acquire human knowledge and rebel, leading to a global war for supremac...
Michael Eisen
2018-01-08T01:20:59.000Z
@Spacekatgal 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 2. War with the Newts by Karel Čapek 3. Snow Crash      source
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Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - 2011-01-01 (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...
Michael Eisen
2018-01-08T01:20:59.000Z
@Spacekatgal 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 2. War with the Newts by Karel Čapek 3. Snow Crash      source
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Death's End
Cixin Liu - 2016-09-20 (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...
Michael Eisen
2016-10-06T05:31:06.000Z
Death's End by @liu_cixin (3rd book of Three Body Problem series) is one of greatest sci-fi books ever written      source