posts tagged ‘science’

King Solomon’s Ring

July 16th, 2010
King Solomon's Ring

by Konrad Lorenz

I read this natural history book as a kid and it inspired me to keep a variety of pets. The illustrations by the author, and the chapters on aquariums are especially wonderful.…

Guns, Germs and Steel

July 16th, 2010
Guns, Germs and Steel

by Jared Diamond

It is not often that I read a book that makes me think: Wow, this explains everything!” Jared Diamond’s book did exactly that, in a literal sense. The entire tapestry of global civilizations is explained in this book.…

Cosmicomics

July 16th, 2010
Cosmicomics

by Italo Calvino

This might be the ultimate read-aloud book to share with a sweetheart or your kids. It is equally interesting and amusing for grown ups and kids, as it mixes cosmology and Italian folk wisdom in ludicrous tales.