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Cazxxx
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“Loudness is measured in decibels (named after Alexander Graham Bell and abbreviated dB)”

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CuriousG
The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee
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I usually purchase from my local indie bookshop but noticed that the paperback version was 33% off on Amazon.ca this week so finally ordered it. I've been wanting to purchase this one since it came out and somehow never got around to it.❤️📚

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TheBookHippie
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🥶🥶☕️☕️☕️📘📗📕📙📚

Plans ..

LaraReads Perfection! ☺️ 16h
IndoorDame 👏👏👏 16h
MoonWitch94 SAME! 🥶📖☕️ 16h
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Cuilin Same, seriously. 16h
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I wish! My parents are visiting NJ this weekend so we're heading out to see them in a couple hours. 🥶 16h
MoMogrl Same! 15h
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MissHel
Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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I‘m not far in, but this book is hitting me right in the feels.

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wanderinglynn
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@AllDebooks some fungi puzzles to go with the tagged 🧩💚

The left puzzle is from Puzzle Culture.
Top right is Woodland Magic by Elena Essex
Bottom right is Mushrooms by New York Puzzle Co

AllDebooks Oh my, they are stunning!!! 😍 17h
wanderinglynn @AllDebooks I did a blog post last year pairing books with puzzles and I matched the tagged with the Elena Essex puzzle: http://wanderinglynn.com/2022/04/02/pairing-puzzles-with-books/ 17h
Soubhiville Those are great! This book is on my TBR. Someday… 🍄 17h
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AllDebooks @wanderinglynn that is an amazing blog post. Thanks for sharing x 17h
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn I love your blog post; the puzzles you included are so beautiful! 16h
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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy

Our first discussion thread on these magnificent tiny creatures, cuter than eels, right? 😅

Discussion of chapters 1 and 2.

All welcome to join us.
Please do let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the tag list.

@MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @BookwormAHN @Graywacke @Mitch @jenniferw88 @jlhammar @Soubhiville @SamAnne @Addison_Reads @tdrosebud @daena @TEArificbooks @Hooked_on_books @Julsmarshall

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AmandaBlaze Still waiting on my copy. 22h
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m a bit behind and have only made it through the Prologue and Chapter 1. 😅 I‘ll come back to the thread once I‘m caught up. 20h
ElizaMarie I‘m not gonna join on this one.But I‘m in on the Raven :) 20h
Soubhiville Starting chapter 2 now… 19h
Graywacke I‘m unreasonably fascinated that seahorses are the only fish that have necks. Also i‘m entertained by her casual style and casual references. 19h
Soubhiville Chapter one I had a hard time focusing on. I was interested in the Midenhall Treasure, and plan to listen to Dahl‘s book about it. But overall I found this chapter plodding and skimmed a lot of it. I‘m just more interested in the science than mythology I guess. 🤷‍♀️ 18h
Soubhiville Chapter 2 was much more interesting. The differences in species, the process of finding and naming and the levels of classification (hello refresher in biology 101). I love the idea of a single pregnant seahorse floating who knows how far on a bundle of seaweed to settle anew in the far reaches of the oceans. Also the reproductive cycle of these little guys- what a wonder. Evolution is fascinating. 18h
Soubhiville I wasn‘t aware how closely related to pipefish they are, or how many species of both exist. I googled several, and enjoyed seeing the shape and color ranges. Am I the only one who wasn‘t aware seahorses can shift color like an octopus or chameleon? 18h
Cazxxx I have only managed cheaper 1 so far and really enjoyed it. Was interesting finding out about the Midenhall treasure and I loved the mythology parts in this chapter too 18h
AllDebooks @AmandaBlaze hope it comes in soon 18h
AllDebooks @ElizaMarie noted 😊 18h
AllDebooks @Graywacke lol, me too. 18h
AllDebooks @Soubhiville @Cazxxx I loved the mythology/history section. But then, I'm nuts over that subject anyways. The evolution cycle and classification were fascinating. I had no idea they had been around for so long or that they were so widespread globally, absolutely captivating! 18h
AllDebooks Just in case you missed the Mildenhall link I found earlier in the week 😀 https://litsy.com/p/V2JnNVltMjdU 18h
Graywacke @Soubhiville had no clue they could change colors. Also I thought the earlier parts of chapter 1 were not written well. At some point she seemed to hit stride. So maybe that impacted how you took that info in. 18h
Graywacke @AllDebooks on their evolution, i‘m actually surprised how young they are. 🙂 It‘s just that 16.5 million years seems to me geologically recent for such a distinct and ancient-looking critter. 18h
TheBookHippie @Soubhiville I didn‘t know about the color either I‘m totally fascinated!! 17h
TheBookHippie I like them sooo much better than eels 😬. I think the first part was hard to get into I blamed migraine after affects but maybe it wasn‘t me 😵‍💫😂🤷🏻‍♀️. I feel it‘s hitting its stride now. I‘m amazed at how much I don‘t know and also they seem dinosaur - ish to me in looks 🙃. I love mythology so that was a bonus. 17h
jlhammar Yes, just a tad cuter than eels 😆 I'm enjoying this so far. I've never studied seahorses so this is all new and interesting to me. Very cool that they change colors and I love their hitchhiking ways. 17h
jlhammar Her writing style is working for me. I really liked this bit about the appearance of the seahorse after death “A seahorse's tough outer skeleton leaves behind an elegant corpse, a lasting impression of their winsome proportions, their intricate spines and ridges, fairy-tale crown, and curling tail.“ 16h
AllDebooks @jlhammar I noted that quote too, beautiful 😍 13h
AllDebooks @Graywacke 😅 wrapping my mind around the timescale makes my head hurt 13h
Hooked_on_books I‘m a bit behind and only through chapter 1 so far. I wasn‘t expecting a chapter on human history/artifacts relating to the seahorse. And I think you nailed it, @Graywacke about the writing—it seemed choppy then suddenly got smooth. I really liked the two stories about the treasures. I‘d like to read more about the Lydian horde. I see that the brooch was recovered in Germany and returned to Turkey. 11h
Aimeesue I didn't know they changed color like my favorite sea friend, the octopus. And can change their shape a bit to blend in, also like octopuses. I did like the fact that we thought there were a LOT more species, but turns out it's just seahorses changing color! 😂 7h
Aimeesue @Graywacke Yes, their necks! I mentioned this fact at dinner to night. (I am fantastic with the small talk, aren't I? 😋) 7h
Aimeesue Neat video of Pygmy seahorses: https://youtu.be/Q3CtGoqz3ww 7h
CaitZ Could you drop me from the list for this one? I can't get the book. 7h
Graywacke @Aimeesue that‘s was favorite fact. The necks. 🙂 I mean i enjoyed other parts too. 6h
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wanderinglynn Yes! This book is on my TBR. The Hidden Life of Trees touched a bit on fungi. I also have several fungi puzzles because fascinating! 18h
AllDebooks @wanderinglynn oooh, puzzles you say 🤔😍 18h
SamAnne I‘ve been trying to get to this one forever! 11h
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MissHel
Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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#firstlinefridays Okay, not technically the first first line, but in the first paragraph.

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jitteryjane724
Cosmos | Carl Sagan
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My bedtime reading. I'm delightfully befuddled.

#science #universe #astronomy #naturalhistory #time #eternity

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MatchlessMarie
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