Discussion in 'Non-Fiction Books' started by unconcerned, Jun 28, 2004.
The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point by Fritjov Capra
Himalaya - Michael Palin
Beautiful and descriptive journey into his travels.
something i just came accross on the net less then a week ago, but i'm loving it so much it brings me tears of happiness, what i've read of it so far.
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
I'm reading it now so it's all I can think of..
'The Revenge of Gaia' by James Lovelock. It got me worried about what might happen in the future if climate change really does kick in.
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks
What about "The Weather Makers" by Tim Flannery.
I'm not finished, but I am astonished by the description of Earth (slightly seen as a being).
Flannery explains quite good when it comes to scientific descriptions. It makes it easier to read even without background.
In this book you really learn a lot about Greenhouse effect, global warming, climate changes like ice ages, extinction of animals and the importance of our atmosphere..
Anything by DERRICK JENSEN.
A Language Older Than Words
Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests
Powerful and energising! I can't recommend them highly enough.
Wikipedia page about the author
Evasion is realy good, i wish i had an author to give but i don't, i'm still combing the book but i dont think there is one.
"spliffs 2 - further adventures in cannabis culture" by tim pilcher. a tremendous read, informative, funny and gives you information about famous people and cannabis use, different smoking toys, how it's grown, information on cross pollination, etc.
I second (or is it third?) Zinn's Peoples' History of the United States
also, for a fast read, Freakonomics by Levitt, Dubner
i read a lot, but these days, mostly history.
i think a lot of you would enjoy hog farm and friends, by wavy gravy.
as far as history, this ain't exactly hippy stuff, but any factual books about genghis khan, or the battles of agincourt and crecy, are interesting. and one of my favorite books is Breakout: the chosin reservoir campaign, korea 1950, by martin russ.
if you truly want a better world, an understanding of history is essential.
i will also mention i am a book seller, i have over 100, 000 titles, and i do read quite a bit.
I recently read "Eats, shoots and leaves" . I liked it.
Hold my hand - Glenys Carl
it WILL change your life!!!
History of the English Speaking Peoples - Winston Churchill
I recommend, FREAKONOMICS very interesting book that covers issues such as Why do Drug Dealers live with their Mums and Real-estate agents vs the Ku Klux Klan.
1968 by mark kurlansky
The Good Old Days...They Were Terrible
Anything by Thoreau, especially Walden and Civil Disobedience, agreed with the above.
Riding the Rails is an *awesome* book documenting the train hopping culture of teenagers and young adults during the American Deppression.
The Vertigo Years by Phlipp Blom. It's a fascinating look at Europe between 1900 & 1914, and how the societal changes across the continent contributed to WWI. I also recommend 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents and Doris Kearns Goodwin's No Ordinary Time, about FDR and Eleanor, and Team of Rivals, about Lincoln and his Cabinet. Truly amazing reads.
'LSD: My Problem Child' (Albert Hofmann)
'Mr. Nice' (Howard Marks)
'Kingdom of Fear' (Hunter S. Thompson)
'The Proud Highway' (Hunter S. Thompson)
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