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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition by Jared Diamond
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition

oregonreader_73, January 1, 2013

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed is a great follow up to Guns, Germs, and Steel. Of course the stories of how various civilizations, both large and small, throughout history failed are very interesting, but it's also fascinating to learn how those civilizations grew to begin with. Any student of our planet's human and ecological history will enjoy this book.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

oregonreader_73, January 1, 2012

A vital book on medical ethics of today. The story is as fascinating on its own merits as it is as a mechanism that prompts self-introspection, leading one to examine his or her own values and beliefs regarding medical research and handling of tissue. As a bonus, the book is also well-written and an easy, interesting read.
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

oregonreader_73, January 19, 2010

If you could only read one book this year, Guns, Germs, and Steel should be it. It's a readable exploration of why certain groups have more power in today's world than others. It's without a doubt the best book I've read in the last decade and one of the most important published in the last century.
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