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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
not set
Feb 05, 2012
Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality
Feb 09, 2010
Jan 28, 2010
Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
Nov 29, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
The Founding Fish
Jun 23, 2008
Jun 08, 2008
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