Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nine books Bill Gates thinks you should read

The Christian Science Monitor published a list of the nine books Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates told the folks at TED that you should read, including:
Collapse, by Jared Diamond

In "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" Pulitzer Prize-winner Jared Diamond explains why some societies – from the Anasazi of the American Southwest to the Viking colonies of Greenland to present-day Rwanda – have collapsed.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Collapse appears on Andrew Ellson's critic's chart of "cash crashes" and the Guardian's list of the best books on global warming.

--Marshal Zeringue