Saturday, June 30, 2007

Essential reading for modern humans asked Richard K. Morgan to "Recommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise."

Here's what he came up with:

Essential Reading for Modern Humans: Six Books That Will Change the Way You View the World (Though You May Not Thank Them for It):
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human by Matt Ridley

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism by Robin Morgan (no relation!)

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk

Culture and Prosperity: Why Some Nations Are Rich But Most Remain Poor by John Kay
Read the entire Ink Q & A with Richard Morgan.

The Page 69 Test: Thirteen.

--Marshal Zeringue