The Wright Brothers by David McCullough.
All about those Ohio bicycle mechanics who changed history with their airplanes. Now out in paperback.
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? By Frans de Waal.
Read about the intelligence of various animals.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Her cells were taken without her knowledge. They became vital to many of the medical discoveries of the 20th century. Therein lies a tale of ethics, race, and medicine that has been described by many as riveting.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
The author is winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. His book is all about choices. Can we trust out intuitions? This book has won more awards than I can type.
The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman.
The complex intelligence of birds.
Quiet by Susan Cain
Let’s hear it for the introverts.
Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide by Charles Foster
He describes living alongside badgers in a hill in Wales and other exotic, crazy adventures. He acts like an animal. According to one reviewer “this is not your typical nature book.”
Comments always appreciated. Which one will you read?