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Two highlights from an earlier blog post (http://bellm.org/blog/2012/11/24/the-best-books-i-read-in-20...):

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, Mike Brown

A funny and very humanizing picture of a scientist at work: A great account of the quest to discover planets beyond Pluto, and of the upheaval that followed.

Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Foer

Can a normal person become a memory champion? Joshua Foer covers a lot of ground in this well-written book, including extensive historical background as well as considerations of neuroscience, deliberate practice and expertise, savantism, and immersive journalism.

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