My Library - Reading List (Books)

November 15, 2019

These are a brief selection of books that I have read multiple times and believe are vastly important to my understanding of the world.

  1. Deep Work by Dr. Cal Newport
  2. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky by Lillian Hoddeson
  3. Foundation Trilogy/Series by Isaac Asimov
  4. Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Prof. Harari
  5. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
  6. Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli
  7. Physics as a Way of Thinking by Alpheus W. Smith (PDF - 1936)

(Notable) Recently Finished (Schema: Finished Date (MM.DD.YYYY) - Link(Title - Author) - Quick Note)

11.06.2019 - Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction by Mary Ellen Hannibal

  • I have been using the term ‘citizen scientist’ to describe myself for years so when I saw this book on the shelves in my favorite section of the local library - I had to read it, and I am better for it.

11.01.2019 - The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior by Stefano Mancuso

10.28.2019 - The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World by Jenny Uglow

  • This was a great book about some of the greatest minds (Erasmus Darwin) in history and their connections to one another (Lunar Society of Birmingham).

09.09.2019 - Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity by Robert Beachy

07.28.2019 - Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex by Michael Hiltzik

07.01.2019 - Against the Odds: An Autobiography by James Dyson

06.14.2019 - Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age by Michael Hiltzik

06.10.2019 - Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson

05.27.2019 - Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology by Adrienne Mayor

05.15.2019 - Code Name Ginger: The Story Behind Segway by Steve Kemper

04.28.2019 - Hacking Darwin by Jamie Metzl

03.10.2019 - The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff

02.06.2019 - Digital Minimalism by Dr. Cal Newport

01.22.2019 - Capitalism in America by Alan Greenspan

01.05.2019 - Life at the Speed of Light: From The Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life by J. Craig Venter

11.12.2018 - The Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Z Muller

10.18.2018 - Originals: How Non-Confomists Move The World

00.00.2018 - The Social Transformation of American Medicine