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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout by Philip Connors
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

Urchina, January 19, 2012

In this lyrical and compelling book, Connors discusses life as a Forest Service wildnerness area lookout, one of the few remaining from what used to be a large company of individuals who spent entire summers on top of remote mountains looking for wisps of smoke. The book has plenty about fire and wildnerness, as one would expect, but also covers topics such as marriage, bartending, and friendship with observant and clear language. It's a charming book and one I'd recommend for outdoorsy types as well as introverts.
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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Urchina, September 20, 2011

A riveting book about a seemingly-utilitarian subject. Atul Gawande brings insight, a practical viewpoint, and fearless introspection to a topic that saves lives, saves time, saves money and has wide applicability. He makes a compelling case that checklists should have a larger presence in our lives, and that a well-designed checklist is a thing of beauty. It sounds plain and boring, but this book is anything but.
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