The Books that made this trip thus far and how they ineract with each other=)
Bill Bryson – A Short History of Nearly Everything (http://www.randomhouse.com/features/billbryson/)
In which Mr. Bryson brings us up to speed on the cumulative efforst of Science and those responsible, reads like a very good novel and puts it “all” in perspective…. Could be read with…
Jared Diamond – Guns, Germs, and Steel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel)
I have only just begun this book, written in a much more studious style than Mr. Bryson, in which the focus is on human development and how who conquered who did so and the best and most logical reason for why, as I said, I have only just begun, so, finish this later=)
Piers Anthony – GeoOddyssey, a series (http://us.macmillan.com/series/geodyssey)
Here Mr. Anthony takes all the knowledge which Bill Bryson expounded on in regard to human development, begins and ends each chapter with the science and in between writes a story that takes you through the ages of man as it most likely wold have been played out based on our knowledge of our interpretation of the fossil record.
Could be read with, but only if you are looking to see why “the MaN” is doing what it is doing, and how it is done…
John Berger – Ways of Seeing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ways_of_Seeing)
In which we are taken through time at the rise of materialism and how it is brought to the masses and sold to us en masse, EXTREMELY POINGANT and succinct.
Lao Tsu – Tao Te Ching (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lao_Tsu)
Explains the nature of things by pointing in their direction, acknowledges from page one, line one that to describe is impossible, religion without dogma, if one believes in the nature of things…. this is what started me on my path, actually, was the “Tao of Pooh”, purchased while in the Navy in Singapore.
Christopher Moore – Lamb, The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal (http://www.chrismoore.com/)
As to whether it is fictitious or happens to be as it was, this is a fantastic book that left me quite inspired=)
Ryan Mecum – Zombie Haiku (http://www.zombiehaiku.com/fakePoet.html)
This is one of the best books I have read in a very long time, since I started reading books.
Erich Fromm – To Have or to BE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Fromm)
A look at how after WWII the American language changed to become that of a materialistic society and at that time how we (America) became a throw away society.
Schopenhauer/Tudor Publishing – The Philosophy of Schopenhauer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schopenhauer)
Can only be explained by reading it – My favorite, essay on life…
Voltaire – Candide (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candide)
Same as above – some things are best read and not explained, especially when they are amazing=]
Neil Gaiman – Sandman Series (http://www.neilgaiman.com/p/FAQs/Sandman)
Follows the spark of the Sandman through time and space, most enlightening…
Aloha and enjoy getting smarter!