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The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson
The Social Conquest of Earth

curseten, July 4, 2012

Definitely E.O. Wilson's swan song. He admits mistakes and ends up furthering our understanding of the human condition. The book is science heavy at points (you can always skip ahead if you don't want to learn the meaning of haplodiploidy). Overall Wilson provides insight into how we got to be humans and where we should go from here. Wilson is one of the greatest living biologists and with this book I believe his legacy will be even greater.
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Against Nature (Penguin Classics) by Joris Karl Huysmans
Against Nature (Penguin Classics)

curseten, April 26, 2012

Book that inspired Oscar Wilde. More importantly though is the fact that JK Huysmans predicted hipsters in 1884: "Last but not least, he hated with all the hatred that was in him the rising generation, the appalling boors who find it necessary to talk an laugh at the top of their voices in restaurants and cafes, who jostle you in the street without a word of apology, and who, without expressing or even indicating regret drive the wheels of a baby-carriage into your legs." Of course he didn't predict babies in ironic t-shirts, but close enough.
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The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Art of Fielding

curseten, January 7, 2012

best book of 2011. baseball, yes. gay, yes. coming of age, yes. more, yes. and even more? definitely.
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