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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
3.82
I've been avoiding this book for a while, along with all other manner of pop-science best-seller flotsam that seems to be floating around now, (books...more
Jun 2007
Jun 19, 2007
 
Against the Day
4.09
Probably the closest Pynchon's gotten yet to any sort of human solidarity with the characters he spins out into his elaorately intertwined work, and t...more
Apr 2007
Apr 23, 2007
 
The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind
3.99
Ended up skipping most of the Book One, going on about obligations, and the large section in the middle of Book Two about France and its history up to...more
Oct 2007
Jul 21, 2007
 
The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
3.96
De Soto has a point, namely that the biggest reason for the continued laggardness of people in developing countries to "catch up" with those in the de...more
not set
Oct 02, 2008
 
Education for Critical Consciousness (Impacts)
4.31
The Introduction to Education for Critical Consciousness starts right out with a little something about Freire's dialectical ability to move beyond hi...more
Jul 2007
Jun 09, 2007
 
Island
3.84
As much as I'd like to shake it off, I can't quite get past the feeling that Huxley's critique of Western developmentalism, which I pretty much agree...more
Jul 2007
Jun 28, 2007
 
Spaceship Earth
3.50
The general thesis is excellent, in sum a prescient analysis of the new international order, above and beyond the old nationalisms, and the intensifyi...more
Aug 2008
Aug 07, 2008
 
Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World
4.15
While I don't normally tend to dip into the business management side of the book spectrum, this book, upon flipping through its pages, drew me right i...more
Oct 2007
Oct 16, 2007
 
A Creed for the Third Millennium
3.23
Anybody else struck in the middle of the face by the similarities between the situation in this book and the current state of things? A debilitating e...more
Feb 2008
Mar 23, 2008
 
Myths to Live By
4.25
Typical Campbell, the book is adapted from a series of talks he gave at the Cooper Union Forum between 1958 and 1971... equal parts penetrating analys...more
May 2007
May 18, 2007
 
Corpse: Nature, Forensics, And The Struggle To Pinpoint Time Of Death
3.94
Found the "uncorrected page proofs" for this book in a free-box from the local public radio station at a renewable energy fair of all places. The more...more
Sep 2007
Sep 17, 2007
 
The Road
3.94
Having spent a good amount of time in Biloxi, MS and New Orleans post-Katrina, and only just started this book, I find myself constantly flashing back...more
Apr 2007
Apr 24, 2007
 
The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems
4.10
fascinating take on the Rhizome (see A Thousand Plateaus by Deleuze and Guattari), through the lens of the scientific history behind dynamical systems...more
Jun 2007
May 29, 2007
 
Babylon by Bus: Or, the true story of two friends who gave up their valuable franchise selling YANKEES SUCK T-shirts at Fenway to find meaning and adventure in Iraq, where they became employed by the occupation in jobs for which they lacked qualificati...
3.59
Gives an amazingly grounded glimpse into the on-the-ground reality of our occupation of Iraq, of, by, but by no means just for those of us in the 20-s...more
Sep 2007
Sep 05, 2007
 
The Case Against the Global Economy: And for Local Self-Reliance
4.11
Written in '94 I believe, does feel a bit dated, but still entirely relevant.
The really exciting part was the last section of four, which deals with a...more
Apr 2007
Apr 25, 2007
 
The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review
4.00
Read with the 4th Assessment Report put out last year by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the most up-to-date, in-depth overview of t...more
Aug 08, 2008
Jul 19, 2008
 
A Confederacy of Dunces
3.87
I don't think I get it.
Why is this bloated, insensitive blow-hard deemed "funny"?
Oh, the mysteries...
Jul 2006
Aug 10, 2007
 
Social Ecology and Communalism
3.84
A good intro to Bookchin's particular formulation of Social Ecology.
Aug 2007
Aug 21, 2007
 
The Monkey Wrench Gang
4.07
abbey should have stuck with non-fiction.
Jun 2007
Apr 24, 2007
 
Life of Pi
3.86
absolutely not worth the hype
Mar 2008
Mar 23, 2008
 
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
4.15
None
Dec 2007
Dec 28, 2007
 
Reading Lolita in Tehran
3.53
None
Sep 2006
Aug 10, 2007
 
On Beauty
3.60
None
Mar 2008
Mar 23, 2008
 
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
4.27
None
Aug 2007
May 22, 2007
 
Erewhon
3.30
None
Oct 03, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
 
Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet
3.55
None
Sep 2008
Jul 01, 2008
 
The River Why
4.25
None
not set
Feb 20, 2008
 
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
3.90
None
Jan 2007
Apr 24, 2007
 
Ishmael
3.93
None
Apr 2007
Apr 30, 2007
 
Burmese Days
3.80
None
Feb 2008
Feb 20, 2008
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