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

Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Book Number: 
783
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Robert Wright
Total Pages: 
279
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year: 
2017

In this book Robert Wright states that Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly, and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life

Book Number: 
782
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Robert Wright
Total Pages: 
392
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year: 
1995

New Republic senior editor Robert Wright's account of the latest trends in Darwinian theory describes the logic behind the emerging evolutionary psychology; the subjects range from friendship and romance to xenophobia and sibling rivalry. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time / The Universe in a Nutshell – Two Books in One

Book Number: 
780
Date Fred Read: 
November 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Stephen Hawking
Total Pages: 
464
Publisher: 
Bantam Books
Year: 
2007

For this illustrated edition, Stephen Hawking prepared a new introduction (dated 1996) to BHT and wrote an entirely new chapter on wormholes and time travel. This edition is enhanced with more than 240 full-color illustrations. It was a gift book. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life

Book Number: 
769
Date Fred Read: 
August 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Edward O. Wilson
Total Pages: 
231
Publisher: 
Liveright
Year: 
2017

Edward O. Wilson, widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent biologists and naturalists and author of 31 books, is a professor emeritus at Harvard University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes. This was a gift book. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures

Book Number: 
757
Date Fred Read: 
June 2018
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Antonio Damasio
Total Pages: 
247
Publisher: 
Pantheon
Year: 
2018

Antonio Damasio, University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Philosophy, is the director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at UCLA. A member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has received many awards. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Fairness Instinct: The Robin Hood Mentality and Our Biological Nature

Book Number: 
750
Date Fred Read: 
April 2018
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
L.Sun
Total Pages: 
282
Publisher: 
Prometheus Books
Year: 
2013

L. Sun is a professor of biology at Central Washington University. He first studied biology and animal ecology and then he focused on zoology and animal behavior. Co-author of two books, this is his first book as the sole author.  Read more

Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe

Book Number: 
745
Date Fred Read: 
March 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Megan Watzke
Author: 
Kimberly Arcand
Total Pages: 
157
Publisher: 
Black Dog & Leventhal
Year: 
2017

Kimberly Arcand is the visualization lead for the NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in image and measurement research. Megan Watzke is press officer for Chandra, specializing in communicating astronomy with the public.  Read more

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (Revised and Expanded)

Book Number: 
743
Date Fred Read: 
March 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Oliver Sacks
Total Pages: 
391
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year: 
2008

A practicing physician in New York City, Oliver Sacks is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and Columbia’s University Artist. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

Hope on Earth: A Conversation

Book Number: 
740
Date Fred Read: 
February 2018
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
183
Publisher: 
Chicago Press
Year: 
2014

Paul R. Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies and president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford. Michael Charles Tobias is an ecologist, author, filmmaker, and president of the Dancing Star Foundation. He focuses on biodiversity conservation, global environment education, and animal protection. This was a gift book.  Read more

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

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