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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
4.02
Clear and well written, this book paints a pretty gloomy picture about the future of the planet. Oh, humans will probably survive, even if we have to...more
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
 
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
3.94
The book is on firmer ground when it's talking about controlling our own habits. It gets shakier when talking about how companies and movements manipu...more
Mar 28, 2014
Mar 28, 2014
 
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
3.96
This isn't a book so much as a collection of Dr. Tyson's writings that somehow relate to NASA and space exploration. A reader could dip in and out of...more
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
 
Animal Liberation
4.15
This classic makes its case in excruciating and stomach-turning detail, which of course is its intent. Piling on the data may be more persuasive than...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
 
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
3.98
This is a short book and a quick read, although I have a feeling I'll read it again. The "rules" make so much sense for healthy living and eating, and...more
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 20, 2010
 
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
3.92
What drives you? What's your purpose? There's a lot to think about here, and it's not just about managing employees in a big company.
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
 
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
4.05
Pollan's good, but the best part of this book is Part III, Getting over Nutritionism, and it turns out that his latest book, the tiny "Food Rules" is...more
Jun 12, 2010
May 22, 2010
 
Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future
3.40
The bottom line: scientists need better PR. And, by the way, atheists should shut up because they're giving science a bad name (see "bottom line").
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
 
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
4.10
The flaws here, if any, are attributable to it being drawn from a series of columns Tyson did for Natural History. That means there is some repetition...more
Sep 22, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
 
The Way of Ignorance and Other Essays
4.20
Many of these essays, adapted from talks given, are pretty dry. His philosophy shines through, though, and it's an interesting take on the world.
Aug 27, 2008
Jul 07, 2008
 
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
4.12
Stress is bad for you. There are some things you can do to reduce stress. The end.
Jan 23, 2013
Nov 30, 2012
 
The Language Instinct
4.04
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Feb 05, 2012
 
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
3.95
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Sep 12, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
 
Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality
3.68
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Feb 09, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
 
Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
3.96
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Nov 29, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
 
The Founding Fish
3.82
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Jun 23, 2008
Jun 08, 2008
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