Books since June

Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi
The Brain That Changes itself by Dr Norman Doidge
The 3 Pound Enigma by Dr Shannon Moffett
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley
If I am so Smart, Why Can't I Lose Weight? by Brooke Castillo
James P. Hogan science fiction books
When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Impact Cratering: A Geologic Process by H.J. Melosh
Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You by Sam Gosling
Second Time Around: Ideas and Recipes for Leftovers by Pamela Le Bailly
The Use It Up Cookbook: Creative Recipes for the Frugal Cook by Catherine Kitcho
Marguerite Patten: We'll Eat Again, a Collection of Recipes from the War Years, and Post-War Kitchen, Nostalgic Facts and Food from 1945-54
Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero by E. Paul Zehr
Jack Vance's "Demon Princes" novels (5 novels, published respectively in 1964, 1964, 1967, 1979, & 1981
Plague Year, Plague War both by Jeff Carlson jverse.com
The Great Derangement by Matt Taibbi
Nature Via Nurture by Matt Ridley 599.935 R
Timothy Good UFO Books
Endangered Recipes: Too Good To Be Forgotten by Lari Robling
Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World by Tim Wu
Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle
Notes on the Underground: An Essay on Technology, Society, and the Imagination by Rosalind Williams
Crash, Empire of the Sun, Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard
City at the End of Time by Greg Bear
The Anthrax Letters by Leonard Cole
Fighting Words by Christine Ammer
Getting to the Roots by Martin Manser
Why Do We Say It by Nigel Rees
I've Got Goose Pimples by Martin Vanoni
Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited by Arthur Schwartz
The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives by Michael Heller
The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon
All Seated on the Ground by Connie Willis
Dreaming in Code by Scott Rosenberg
The Shaky Game by Arthur Fine
How East Asians View Democracy by Andy Nathan
Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race by Rebecca Fannin
Little Green Men by Christopher Buckley
(Not) Keeping Up With Our Parents by Nan Mooney
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones
House Lust by Daniel McGan
Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon
The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair: With 350 Projects and 2300 Photos (Black & Decker) by Creative Publishing International
Spring Cleaning by Jeff Campbell
1001 Books for Every Mood by Hallie Ephron
Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt
In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honore (he has a ted talk from 2005 about this topic)
The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era 1993 essay by Vernor Vinge
The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life by Ray Kurzweil
How to Cook Anything by Mark Bittman
The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist's Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books by Jeanne Cavelos
Kerry Greenwood -Death Before Wicket -I read but there are lots more
Infoquake, Multireal, GeoSynchron trilogy by David Louis Edelman
True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society by Farhad Manjoo
Remix by Lawrence Lessig
Hippocrates' Shadow: Secrets From the House of Medicine by Dr. David Newman
Einstein's Bridge by Dr. John Cramer (hard Sci Fi)
Earth by David Brin
The Hominids trilogy by Robert J. Sawyer
Through The Looking Glass by John Ringo
The Quirks and Quarks Guide to Space: 42 Questions (and Answers) About Life, the Universe and Everything by Jim Lebans's
The $50 and Up Underground House Book by Mike Oehler
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina
Caligula for President by Cintra Wilson
Copyright's Paradox by Neil Weinstock Netanel
Nighteyes by Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Nine Crazy Ideas in Science: A Few Might Even Be True by Robert Ehrlich
5-Factor Fitness by Harley Pasternak, Ethan Boldt
The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives by Michael Heller
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Mark Kingwell's Concrete Reveries: Consciousness and the City is the Canadian social theorist's most engaging read to date. Although ostensibly about the urban terrain, the book is less Mike Davis (City of Quartz) or even Jane Jacobs (Death and Life of Great American Cities) than it is like Robert Venturi's Learning from Las Vegas: Kingwell uses the physical city as a launching point for an extended meditation on the nature of local and non-local consciousness.
Elizabeth Royte's Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It
Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire by Morris Berman
The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies by Patrick Buckley and Lily Binns
Godel, Escher, Bach: by Douglas Hofstadter
Complexity by Mitchell Waldrop
At Home In The Universe by Stuart Kauffman
The User Illusion by Tor Norretranders
Programming The Universe by Seth Lloyd
Universe on a T-Shirt by Dan Falk
Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity by John Holland
Lost Discoveries: The Multicultural Roots of Modern Science From The Babylonians To The Maya by Dick Teresi
Secret History of Consciousness by Gary Lachman
The Cosmic Jackpot by ??
The Physics of Immortality by ??
"QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter" by Richard P. Feynman
intelligent man's guide to science.' by isaac asimov
Black Holes and Warped Spacetime by Kip Thorne
V Ramachandran's The Emerging Mind
The Road by ?? (sci fi)
"The Nine Nations of North America" by Joel Garreau
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
Yokai Attack: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt
Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez
Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old: A Step-by-Step Plan for Baby Sleep Success by Suzy Giordano and Lisa Abidin
The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George
The Zen Gun, The Forest of Peldain, The Soul of the Robot, The Star Virus, The Rod of Light, The Pillars of Eternity, Collision With Chronos, The Knights of the Limits all by Barrington J. Bayley
Eco Chick Guide to Life by Starre Vartan
Rapture for the Geeks: When AI Outsmarts IQ, Blue Streak, Critical Care, White Man's Grave, Bet Your Life, Bush Pigs by Richard Dooling
When Worlds Collide, After Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie, Edwin Balmer
Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need A Green Revolution - And How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman
Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
George Takai autobiography
Predator: South China Sea by Jeff Vandermeer
Aliens: DNA War by Diane Carey
Aliens: No Exit by B.K. Evenson
Aliens: Original Sin by ??
Homemade Hollywood by Clive Young
Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess
Callahan's Key, Very Bad Deaths, Very Hard Choices by Spider Robinson
Clone Wars (novel) by Karen Traviss author of the Republic Commando series of novels
Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
The Strange Case of Mrs. Hudson's Cat: Quantum Mechanics Explained By Sherlock Holmes by Colin Bruce
Brave New War by John Robb
The Manuscript by Michael Stephen Fuchs
Sly Mongoose by Tobias S. Buckell
The End of Work by Jeremy Rifkin Also: The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where All of Life is a Paid-For Experience
Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know Instructions for Life From The Everyday to the Exotic by Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom (kids book)
The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits by Erik Sass, Will Pearson and Steve Wiegand
Falling off the Edge: Travels Through the Dark Heart of Globalization by Alex Perry
Wham-O Super-Book: Celebrating 60 Years Inside the Fun Factory by Tim Walsh
Food Not Lawns by H.C. Flores
Edible Forest Gardening or Edible Forest Gardens by ??
Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn by Fritz Haeg
Not in the Flesh by Ruth Rendell
Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein maybe an article??
The Manhattan Project of 2009: Energy Independence Now by Jeff Wilson
Eat This, Not That by ??
Let It Rot! by Stu Campbell
As Heard on TV: Popular Music in Advertising by Bethany Klein
When Worlds Collide by Philip Gordon Wylie & Edwin Balmer (1933)
People of the Ruins by Edward Shanks
* Gabriel Tarde, Underground Man (1904 as Fragment d'histoire future; 1905 in English)
* George Long, Valhalla: A Novel (1906)
* Van Tassel Sutphen, The Doomsman (1906)
* H.G. Wells, In the Days of the Comet (1906)
* H.G. Wells, The War in the Air (1908)
* James Elroy Flecker, The Last Generation: A Story of the Future (1908)
* George Barr McCutcheon, Her Weight in Gold (1911; novella: The Wrath of the Dead)
* Garrett P. Serviss, The Second Deluge (1912)
* J.D. Beresford, Goslings (1913, pub. in US as A World of Women)
THE TEENS (1914-23):
* George Allan England, Darkness and Dawn (1914)
* Herbert Gubbins, The Elixir of Life, or 2905 A.D.: A Novel of the Far Future (1914)
* Maurice LeBlanc, The Tremendous Event (1920 as Le Formidable Evenement; 1922 in English)
* Cicely Hamilton, Theodore Savage (1922)
* Ella Scrysmour, The Perfect World: A Romance of Strange People and Strange Places (1922)
* C.F. Ramuz, The Triumph of Death (1922 as Presence de la Mort; in English, 1946; pub. in US as The End of All Men)
* J.J. Connington, Nordenholt's Million (1923)
* P. Anderson Graham, The Collapse of Homo Sapiens (1923)
THE TWENTIES (1924-33):
* H.M. Egbert, Draught of Eternity (1924)
* Martin Hussingtree, Konyetz (1924)
* V.T. Murray, The Rule of the Beasts (1925)
* Edgar Wallace, The Day of Uniting (1926)
* Shaw Desmond, Ragnarok: The Armageddon of the Gods (1926)
* C.E. Jacomb, And A New Earth: A Romance (1926)
* S. Fowler Wright, Deluge: A Romance (1927)
* Charles J. Finger, The Spreading Stain: A Tale for Boys and Men with Boys' Hearts (1927)
* Pierrepont B. Noyes, The Pallid Giant: A Tale of Yesterday and Tomorrow (1927)
* Philip Francis Nowlan, Armageddon 2419 A.D. (August 1928, novella in Amazing Stories)
* J.W. Chancellor, Through the Visograph (1928)
* Paul Creswick, The Turning Wheel (1928)
* S. Fowler Wright, Dawn (1929)
* Lionel Britton, Brain: A Play of the Whole Earth (1930)
* F. Wright Moxley, Red Snow (1930)
* Thomas Alva Stubbins, The Story of the Tomb of Gold (1932)
* John Collier, Tom's A-Cold (1933, pub. in US as Full Circle)
* Helen Simpson, The Woman on the Beast: Viewed from Three Angles (1933)
* Neil Bell, The Lord of Life (1933)
* H.G. Wells, The Shape of Things to Come: The Ultimate Revolution (1933)
Before the Golden Age (many volumes) Asimov's Anthologies
The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns recommended by C Doctorow
Napoleon by Kevin Brownlow quote from Loren D. Estelman: Brownlow's fisthand account of the search for a complete print of Abel Gance's Napoleon reads like a Tom Clancy thriller, with a triumphant ending.
The Movies by Richard Griffith and Arthur Mayer -no relation to the movie guys
Close-Up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream by Sam Staggs
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meningful Life by Dacher Keltner
The Strand Prophecy by J.B.B. Winner
Tube of Plenty: The Evolution of American Television by Erik Barnouw
The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind by James Boyle
Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Automobile Industry by Paul Ingrassia
Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon (about the literay worth of Sci Fi
The Making & Unmaking of Ignorance by Robert Proctor and Londa Schiebinger


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New list of books to check out

The Narrows by Alexander C. Irvine
Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease by Dr. Dean Ornish
Eat More, Weigh Less by Dr. Dean Ornish
Love & Survival by Dr. Dean Ornish
Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates co-author Donald Rumbelow
Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn
Mastering Regular Expressions by Jeffery Friedel (macbreak weekly pick on episode 80)  
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday
Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn also lots of other books and CDs
The Best of Technology Writing 2007 edited by Steven Levy
The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture is Reinventing Capitalism by Matt Mason
Death From the Skies! by Phil Plait
Common Wealth by Jeffery D. Sachs
The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby
"Thunder and Lightning" books (Rolling Thunder being the latest by John Varley
Mammoth by John Varley available at FH and F
The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Rod A. Bekstrom
The New Space Opera by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan
Cronos (1993 film) directed by Guillermo del Toro
The Great Warming by Brian Fagen
Accelerendo by Charles Stross
Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan by Lisa Katayama
Woman's World: A Novel by Graham Rawle
Donald Westlake (didn't like Westlake book I tried) and pseudonym Richard Stark
QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson 
The Book of General Ignorance by John Mitchinson and John Lloyd
The Future of the Internet -- And How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain
Video Game Play and Addiction by Koroush Dini
Krakatoa by Simon Winchester
Dragon Bones by Lisa See
A Body to Die For by Kate White
The Postman Always Rings Twice ed by James Cain
Amelia Peabody's Egypt by Elizabeth Peters and Kristen Whitbread
Prisoner of Vandam Street by Kinky Friedman (anything really by Kinky is great)
The Battle For Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum
What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception by Scott McClellan, the former White House press secretary
The Three Pound Enigma by Dr. Shannon Moffett
The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr. Norman Doidge
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley
Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights by Bill Ivey
Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan by Lisa Katayama Illustrator Joel Holland
The Life of the Cosmos by Lee Smolin
The Virgin Homeowner: The Essential Guide to Owning, Maintaining, and Surviving Your Home by Janice Papolos
State of War by James Risen
Hollywood Science: Movies, Science and the End of the World by Sidney Perkowitz
The Secret History of the War on Cancer by Devra Davis
How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back by Ruth Stout
One Straw Reveloution by Masanobu Fukuoka
The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy
A Trouble of Fools, The Snake Tatoo, Coyote, Steel Guitar, Snapshot, Hardware, Coldcase, Flashpoint, Big Dig (liked Big Dig) all by Linda Barns (Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries)
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
Them: Adventures With Extremists by Jon Ronson
The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
Student's Vegetarian Cookbook: Quick, Easy, Cheap and Tasty Vegetarian Recipes by Carole Raymond
More-With-Less Cookbook by ?
Top Secret Recipes by ?
The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
Messengers of Deception: UFO Contacts and Cults by Jacques Vallée
Architecture of Change: Sustainablility and Humanity in the Built Environement by Kristin Feireiss and Lukas Feireiss


Other Books

• ❑ The Way of the Tao -Lao-Tzu
• ❑ Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain -Oliver Sacks
• ❑ Marching Plague -Critical Art Ensemble
• ❑ Atlas of Middle-earth -Karne Wynn Fonstad
• ❑ A Whack on the Side of the Head -Roger von Oech
• ❑ Tinkertoys, Cracking Creativity -Michael Michalko
• ❑ Lateral Thinking, Serious Creativity (newer than Lateral Thinking -
Edward De Bono
• ❑ Ideas are Free
• ❑ Blue Ocean Strategy
• ❑ 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl -Daniel Pinchbek
• ❑ Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks -Christopher Brookmyre
• ❑ God's Mechanics
• ❑ The Seth Books by Jane Roberts
• ❑ The Toothpick: Technology and Culture -Henry Petroski
• ❑ Telling Lies for Fun and Profit -Lawrence Block
• ❑ How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President
Run Amok -Glenn Greenwald
• ❑ Organizing Plain and Simple: A Ready Reference Guide with Hundreds
of Solutions to Your Everyday Clutter Challenges -Donna Smallin (look
for others by her too)
• ❑ The Organizing Sourcebook: Nine Strategies for Simplifying Your Life -
Kathy Waddill
• ❑ Making Peace with the Things in Your Life -Cindy Glovinsky (other books
• ❑ How to Be Organized in Spite of Yourself -Sunny Schlenger
• ❑ Mission: Organization -HGTV
• ❑ Getting Organized: Learning How to Focus -Chris Crouch
• ❑ The Beverly Hills Organizer's Home Organizing Bible: A Pro's Answers to
Your Organizing Prayers -Linda Koopersmith
• ❑ Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can
Stop -Fugen Neziroglu
• ❑ Eliminate Chaos: The 10-Step Process to Organize your Home and Life -
Laura Leist
• ❑ Unclutter Your Home -Donna Smallin
• ❑ Zen Buddism -D.T. Suzuki
• ❑ The Art of Worldly Wisdom -Baltasar Gracián y Morales
• ❑ Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World's Top Bloggers -
Michael A. Banks
• ❑ Coming of Age In the Milky Way, Seeing In The Dark -Timothy Ferris
• ❑ Good Calories, Bad Calories -Gary Taubes
• ❑ Eat to Live -Dr. Fuhrman
• ❑ Do Not Open: An Encyclopedia of the World's Best Kept Secrets -John
• ❑ Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Objects -Cy Tymony
• ❑ The Cyclopedia -A world of knowledge in a Pocket sized book -running
• ❑ Scaling Down : Living Large in a Smaller Space - Judi Culbertson, Marj
Decker, and George Booth
• ❑ Decluttering for Creative People - ?
• ❑ The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desktop
Reference for the Curious Mind -edited by David Moldawer
• ❑ The Creative Habit - Learn It and Use It for Life -Twyla Tharp
• ❑ Creators on Creating -Frank Barron, Alfonso Montuori, Anthea Barron
• ❑ Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management -Mark Forster
• ❑ The Four Hour Work Week -TimFerriss
• ❑ Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA -Richard C. Hoagland and
Mike Bara
• ❑ Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World
-Rick Smolan
• ❑ The Best of Technology Writing 2007
• ❑ The Dream Manager -?
• ❑ First Break All the Rules -?
• ❑ The Alchemist -?
• ❑ Sixty Days and Counting -Kim Stanley Robinson
• ❑ Fourty Signs of Rain -Kim Stanley Robinson
• ❑ Life 101 series -?
• ❑ I Am Ledgend -Richard Mathison
• ❑ Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--and the Myths and
Realities of Dieting (Hardcover) by Gina Kolata
• ❑ Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think (Paperback) by Brian
• ❑ Apocalypse Chow: How to Eat Well When the Power Goes Out by ??
• ❑ Your Inner Fish -Neil Shubin
• ❑ The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hahn
• ❑ Everyday Zen: Love and Work by Joko Beck
• ❑ Pema Chodron
• ❑ In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
• ❑ I Can Make You Thin by Paul McKenna
• ❑ The Shangri-La Diet by Seth Roberts
• ❑ How Doctors Think -Dr. Jerome Groopman
• ❑ The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American
Car Market by Micheline Maynard
• ❑ Alan Watts books on eastern religions
• ❑ The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
• ❑ Japan mystery books by Sujata Massey
• ❑ The Lost Ark of the Covenant: Solving the 2,500 Year Mystery of the
Fabled Biblical Ark by Tudor Parfitt
• ❑ Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth About Health and Exercise by
Gina Kolata
• ❑ The End of America by Naomi Wolf
• ❑ Here Comes Everybody: How Digital Networks Transform Our Ability to
Gather and Cooperate by Clay Shirky
• ❑ Survival of the Prettiest by Nancy Etcof
• ❑ The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
• ❑ 5 Ingredients 15 Minutes" from Cooking Light