10 July 2004

50 Non-Fiction Books

And here's the list of non-fiction. Interesting to look at the patterns of my reading over the year-so-far. You can sort of see what things are fascinating me right now.
  1. Skeptics and True Believers by Chet Raymo
  2. Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer
  3. Eccentric Lives, Peculiar Notions by John Michel
  4. The Ancient Engineers by L. Sprague deCamp
  5. The New Aquarium Handbook by Ines Scheurmann
  6. Bettas by Robert J. Goldstein
  7. Galileo's Finger by Peter Atkins
  8. Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly
  9. Are Universes Thicker Than Blackberries? by Martin Gardner
  10. Generation S.L.U.T. by Marty Beckerman
  11. The Queen's Conjurer by Benjamin Wolley
  12. Voodoo Science by Robert Park
  13. The Search for the Giant Squid by Richard Ellis
  14. On Writing by Stephen King
  15. Shadows in the Sea by Thomas B. Allen
  16. A History of Pirates by Nigel Cawthorne
  17. How We Believe by Michael Shermer
  18. How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen
  19. Monsters by John Michael Greer
  20. West Coast Fossils by R. Ludvigsen and G. Beard
  21. Dinosaurs, Spitfires and Sea Dragons by Christopher McGowan
  22. The Flamingo's Smile by Stephen Jay Gould
  23. Second Act by Barbara Barrie
  24. The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
  25. How to Create Action, Fantasy and Adventure Comics by Tom Alvarez
  26. Animal Bone Archaeology by Brian Hesse and Paula Wapnish
  27. Science Fiction Comics: The Illustrated History by Mike Benton
  28. Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life by Stephen Jay Gould
  29. Murder One: A Writer's Guide to Homicide by Mauro V. Corvasce and Joseph R. Paglino
  30. The Rat: A Perverse Miscellany (compiled) by Barbara Hodgson
  31. Seals and Sea-Lions of the World by Nigel Bonner
  32. The Neptune File by Tom Standage
  33. Phantom Islands of the Atlantic by Donald S. Johnson

Depending on how much I keep reading, I might end up dividing the fiction into YA and adult books and the non-fiction into . . . maybe science, history and misc?

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