Saturday, April 04, 2009

The Nonfic Five

My wife informed me that this Challenge is on again. If there is one thing I love, it is reading nonfiction. Last year I made a long list and ended up changing most of the books. I'm sure I'll do much the same this year. But, for whatever it's worth, here is a list of possible books that are lookin' good as of this moment:
- Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer
- Remarkable creatures by Sean Carroll
- Among Orangutans by Van Shaik
- Lost on Planet China by Troost
- Blue latitudes by Tony Horwitz
- Rebels, mavericks, and heretics by Oren Herman
- The pleasures of entomology by Howard E. Evans
- Superorganism by Bert Holldobber and E. O. Wilson
- Kluge by Gary Marcus
- The case of the female orgasm by Elisabeth Lloyd
- The bone museum by Wayne Grady
- Evolutionary ecology across three trophic levels by Abrahamson and Weis

The only problem is deciding what to read first...perhaps a good bug book to make it feel like spring, even thought it is currently snowing outside.

2 comments:

Trish said...

Debi twisted your arm, huh? Well, I'm glad she did. :) Thanks for signing up, Rich. I haven't read anything on your list, but let me tell you how intriguing they all sound. The Case of the Female Orgasm? LOL.

Debi said...

Are we going to have to fight over who reads Parasite Rex first? Guess you should get to, since it is your book, huh? :)