Now I'm getting the chance to read books I didn't have time for before. Think of me whenever you see the slogan "So many books, so little time!" Now I've got the time.  Cheers, Fred.

Science

How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

Book Number: 
729
Date Fred Read: 
November 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Lee Alan Dugatkin
Author: 
Lyudmila Trut
Total Pages: 
195
Publisher: 
Univ. of Chicago Press
Year: 
2017

Lee Alan Dugatkin is a biologist and historian of science at Louisville U. Lyudmila Trut/, the lead researcher on the silver fox domestication experiment since 1959, is a professor of evolutionary genetics at at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics at Novosibirsk, Siberia.  Read more

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

Book Number: 
719
Date Fred Read: 
September 2004
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Charles Darwin
Total Pages: 
694
Publisher: 
Penguin Classics
Year: 
2004

Charles Darwin’s first edition of this book was in 1871, twelve years after he published On the Origin of Species. This 2004 reprint edition has a 58-pp Introduction by James Moore and Adrian Desmond. This was a gift book.  Read more

Human: The Science Behind What Makes Your Brain Unique

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Book Number: 
709
Date Fred Read: 
June 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Michael Gazzaniga
Total Pages: 
390
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
2009

Michael Gazzaniga, director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the U. of California-Santa Barbara and its Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think

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Book Number: 
688
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen M. Kosslyn
Author: 
G. Wayne Miller
Total Pages: 
181
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2013

Stephen M. Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institue, had academic director positions at Stanford and Harvard, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. G. Wayne Miller, staff writer at the Providence Journal. Both have written several books.  Read more

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Einstein's Essays in Science

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Book Number: 
687
Date Fred Read: 
January 2017
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Albert Einstein
Total Pages: 
128
Publisher: 
Dover Publications
Year: 
2009

Besides his research that culminated in acclaimed theories of relativity, Albert Einstein (1879-1955) lectured at universities around the world. He received numerous awards and honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine, and philosophy.  Read more

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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle

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Book Number: 
673
Date Fred Read: 
October 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Andreas Wagner
Total Pages: 
221
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year: 
2014

Andreas Wagner, Professor at University of Zurich’s Institute of Evolutionary Biology, is an award-winning science writer who has published over 150 papers in leading journals. This book popularizes his new evolutionary systems research.  Read more

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Mental Biology: The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate

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Book Number: 
670
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
W. R. Klemm
Total Pages: 
263
Publisher: 
Prometheus
Year: 
2014

W. R. Klemm, Senior Professor of Neuroscience at Texas A&M, published over 500 articles and 16 previous books, most recently The Ghost in the Machine and Core Ideas in Neuroscience. This book was recommended to me.  Read more

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The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality

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Book Number: 
669
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Dave Goldberg
Total Pages: 
300
Publisher: 
Dutton
Year: 
2013

Dave Goldberg is a professor at Drexel. He got his PhD from Princeton. He currently works on theoretical cosmology, especially on how gravity can distort our view of the universe. He writes the Ask a Physicist column for io9.com and wrote articles for Slate.com and the LA Times. This was a gift book.  Read more

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Science and the Modern World

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Book Number: 
657
Date Fred Read: 
June 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
208
Publisher: 
Free Press
Year: 
1997

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), esteemed British philosopher, remains a seminal thinker of the 20th century. This book was first published in 1925. Called SMW for short, it was followed in 1926 by RM (Religion in the Making, book 658), and in 1929 by PR (Process and Reality, book 195), the magnum opus of his philosophy. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Meaning of Human Existence

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Book Number: 
654
Date Fred Read: 
May 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Edward O. Wilson
Total Pages: 
167
Publisher: 
Liveright
Year: 
2015

Edward O. Wilson, currently Honorary Curator in Entomology and University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard, is widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent biologists and naturalists and as the creator of the scientific disciplines of island biogeography and sociobiology. He has won two Pulitzer prizes and more than 100 awards. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name).  Read more

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