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Amazon’s Political Heat Map of Book Purchases

Seattle-based Amazon.com has a very interesting political heat map of the country, showing the proportions of “red” books and “blue” books purchased by its customers in each state. It’s updated daily. As of this writing (8-22-12), so-called red (Republican) books … Continue reading

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A Contract With the Earth (Newt Gingrich)

QUICK TAKE:  A Contract With the Earth by Newt Gingrich [LibraryThing / WorldCat] is a book-length proposal for a new environmental policy.  It wasn’t as science-oriented as Bjorn Lomborg’s Cool It [LibraryThing / WorldCat], nor as hyperbolic as Al Gore’s … Continue reading

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