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uncle ebeneezer
11-22-2009, 03:51 PM
Hey everybody, a member of my family just asked what books I want for Christmas. I've really enjoyed alot of the books by B-heads diavloggers (John Horgan, Neil Shubin, Carl Zimmer, Mark Kleiman, Bob Wright, Etc.) We have so many good authors and thinkers come through this site that it's hard for me to maintain a list of all the books I want to check out. If anybody has read any good ones recently that they would recommend, I'd love to hear them. I tend to lean towards sciencey ones but I'm open to good policy discussions as well. Aside from Jonah Goldberg or Ann Althouse I would probably read just about any other BH book regardless of the authors political leanings. Cheers--Uncle Eb

claymisher
11-23-2009, 01:06 AM
Hey everybody, a member of my family just asked what books I want for Christmas. I've really enjoyed alot of the books by B-heads diavloggers (John Horgan, Neil Shubin, Carl Zimmer, Mark Kleiman, Bob Wright, Etc.) We have so many good authors and thinkers come through this site that it's hard for me to maintain a list of all the books I want to check out. If anybody has read any good ones recently that they would recommend, I'd love to hear them. I tend to lean towards sciencey ones but I'm open to good policy discussions as well. Aside from Jonah Goldberg or Ann Althouse I would probably read just about any other BH book regardless of the authors political leanings. Cheers--Uncle Eb

I really loved Thomas Homer-Dixon's "The Upside of Down." He was on a long time ago.

I also loved "Bounding Power" by Daniel Deudney, but it's basically an MA in international relations in one book. It took me two months to get through it.

"Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations" by David R. Montgomery (who ought to be on bhtv!) is probably my favorite science book ever, but I haven't read nearly as much science as most folks around here.

uncle ebeneezer
11-23-2009, 01:18 AM
Thanks Clay, I will check those out. Of the Bloggingheads science books I would start with George Johnson and Carl Zimmer. I've read several of each, and so far never been disappointed. Pinker's are all great and so was Neil Shubin's "Your Inner Fish" and Horgan's "The End of Science."

JonIrenicus
11-27-2009, 09:30 PM
If you don't mind fiction, there are innumerable entertainment reads out there that are better than the classics as far as I am concerned.


On the fantasy side the wheel of time series is great (and a new book was recently released by another author who is finishing the series after the original author died).

Mistborn is another great series. But I think most of you traffic in the non fiction book realm.

stephanie
11-29-2009, 02:01 PM
I've read a bunch of bloggingheads books, although weirdly enough Evolution of God lingers on my too be read pile. (My sister and I found this show separately, because we both liked Moral Animal, although I also did End of Equality, so really liked the pairing.)

I've found the Will Wilkerson show an especially good source of books.

TwinSwords
12-03-2009, 07:08 AM
Have you read Jeff Sharlet's The Family (http://newsrealblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/the-family.jpg?w=196&h=300)?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PcPn-X18ZAg/SlpIpEwrp6I/AAAAAAAAA3Q/jIKCt3g8sDY/s400/the+family.jpg

SkepticDoc
12-05-2009, 05:13 PM
Republican Gomorrah (http://www.republicangomorrah.com/)

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/4/republican_gomorrah_inside_the_movement_that