#BBIHUT6: Tentang Buku Nonfiksi

Pernah sekali waktu (sekitar Mei sampai dengan November 2016, aku lupa persisnya), blog bukuku ini dikhususkan hanya untuk buku-buku nonfiksi.

Nah, di postingan marathon BBI HUT 6 hari ini, aku akan membahas soal masa-masa itu, soal buku-buku nonfiksi, mengapa aku memutuskan untuk mengubah kembali blog bukuku menjadi blog buku campuran, dan minutiae lain tentang nonfiksi.

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Bomb: Persaingan Demi Senjata Paling Mematikan di Dunia (Steve Sheinkin, 2012)

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Judul: Bomb: Persaingan Demi Senjata Paling Mematikan di Dunia
Original Title: Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
Penulis: Steve Sheinkin
Penerjemah: Putra Nugroho
Editor: Lian Kagura, Novikasari Eka S.
Genre: History, Non-fiction
Terbit: April 2015 (originally published: September 4, 2012)
Bahasa: Indonesia (terjemahan dari Inggris)
Penerbit: NouraBooks
Cover: Paperback
Tebal: 348 pages
ISBN-13: 978-602-130-697-0
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, Washington Post Best Book of The Year, dan Robert F, Sibert Award.

Sinopsis Official

Desember, 1938: Dunia gempar saat ahli kimia berkebangsaan Jerman menemukan fisi (pembelahan atom) pada uranium–sesuatu yang tadinya mustahil terjadi.

Pembelahan atom-atom uranium secara bersamaan akan melepaskan energi yang sangat dahsyat. Inilah cikal bakal bom terkuat yang pernah dibuat manusia!

Berita penemuan itu menyebar dengan cepat dan sampai di telinga ilmuwan Amerika. Mereka waswas Jerman akan membangun senjata ledak mahadahsyat yang bisa digunakan Hitler menaklukkan dunia. Einstein pun mengirimkan surat kepada Presiden Roosevelt, memperingatkan Amerika akan ancaman bom mematikan ini. Para ilmuwan terbaik dikumpulkan dan ditugasi membuat bom serupa–berlomba dengan para fisikawan Jerman.

Sontak seluruh dunia bersaing. Sabotase, operasi intelijen, pembunuhan, segala intrik dan taktik dikerahkan demi menjadi pemenang.

BOMB! Inilah kisah di balik penemuan senjata yang berpotensi menghapus semua spesies di planet bumi, yang bahkan sampai saat ini masih mengancam dunia.

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The King’s Speech (film 2010)

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Censor rating: R
Duration: 118 minutes
Language: English
Release date: December 25, 2010
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
IMDb rating: 8.0/10
Metacritic score: 80/100
Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer: 95%
Director: Tom Hooper
Casts: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall

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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

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My Blurbs Episode 3: Luck and Money

Di My Blurbs kali ini, saya akan membahas tiga buku yang membicarakan keberuntungan dan uang, yang kebetulan sudah saya baca. Ini dia…

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How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy (Stephen Witt, 2015)

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Original Title: How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy
Alternative Title 1: How Music Got Free: What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?
Alternative Title 2: How Music Got Free: The Inventor, The Mogul, and The Thief
Alternative Title 3: How Music Got Free: A Story of Obsession and Invention
Author: Stephen Richard Witt
Publisher: Viking
Publication date: June 16, 2015
Genre: Non-fiction, Music, Law/Crime, Science/Technology, Economics/Business, Cultural, History
Pages number: 304
Cover: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-052-542-661-5
1. Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Nominee for Shortlist (2015)
2. Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Science & Technology (2015)

Sinopsis Official (1st version)

What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?

How Music Got Free is a riveting story of obsession, music, crime, and money, featuring visionaries and criminals, moguls and tech-savvy teenagers. It’s about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful executive in the music business, a revolutionary invention and an illegal website four times the size of the iTunes Music Store.

Journalist Stephen Witt traces the secret history of digital music piracy, from the German audio engineers who invented the mp3, to a North Carolina compact-disc manufacturing plant where factory worker Dell Glover leaked nearly two thousand albums over the course of a decade, to the high-rises of midtown Manhattan where music executive Doug Morris cornered the global market on rap, and, finally, into the darkest recesses of the Internet.

Through these interwoven narratives, Witt has written a thrilling book that depicts the moment in history when ordinary life became forever entwined with the world online — when, suddenly, all the music ever recorded was available for free. In the page-turning tradition of writers like Michael Lewis and Lawrence Wright, Witt’s deeply-reported first book introduces the unforgettable characters—inventors, executives, factory workers, and smugglers—who revolutionized an entire artform, and reveals for the first time the secret underworld of media pirates that transformed our digital lives.

An irresistible never-before-told story of greed, cunning, genius, and deceit, How Music Got Free isn’t just a story of the music industry—it’s a must-read history of the Internet itself.

Named one of Time magazine’s Best Books of 2015 So Far • Long-listed for the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year A New York Times

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Right Hand, Left Hand (Chris McManus, 2002)

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righthandlefthandJudul: Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms and Cultures
Penulis: Chris McManus
Penerbit: Harvard University Press
Genre: Nonfiction, Science, Psikologi
Bahasa: Inggris
Terbit: March 14, 2002
Tebal: 460 halaman
Cover: Hardcover/Paperback
Ukuran: 13.5 cm x 20 cm
ISBN-13: 978-067-400-953-0


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A labor of love and enthusiasm as well as deep scientific knowledge, Right Hand, Left Hand takes the reader on a trip through history, around the world, and into the cosmos, to explore the place of handedness in nature and culture. Chris McManus considers evidence from anthropology, particle physics, the history of medicine, and the notebooks of Leonardo to answer questions like:

  • Why are most people right-handed?
  • Are left-handed people cognitively different from right-handers?
  • Why is the heart almost always on the left side of the body?
  • Why does European writing go from left to right, while Arabic and Hebrew go from right to left?
  • Why do tornadoes spin counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere?
  • And how do we know that Jack the Ripper was left-handed?

McManus reminds readers that distinctions between right and left have been profoundly meaningful–imbued with moral and religious meaning–in societies throughout history, and suggests that our preoccupation with laterality may originate in our asymmetric bodies, which emerged from 550 million years of asymmetric vertebrate evolution, and may even be linked to the asymmetric structure of matter. With speculations embedded in science, Right Hand, Left Hand offers entertainment and new insight to scientists and general readers alike.

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Kubunuh di Sini (Soe Tjen Marching, 2013)

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Judul buku: Kubunuh Di Sini
Pengarang: Soe Tjen Marching
Genre: Inspirasi, motivasi, biografi, sosiologi, antropologi
Penerbit: Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia
Ukuran: 13.5 x 20 cm
Terbit: September 2013
Tebal: 262 halaman
ISBN: 9789799106223

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