Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A week In Books (5)

It has really quietened down at work now as it seems that most of the tourists have headed back home, so I have been getting lots of reading in . This week's picks:
Another good Bill Bryson book, I think I have pretty much completed the back catalogue now! This one is a collection of the columns he wrote for a British newspaper after he relocated to the USA, when his kids were young. Nice easy read and thoroughly enjoyable as usual.

The big Rough Guide is a book of dreams really, 1000 amazing travel experiences, it certainly makes me want to get up off my backside and get out there. I really haven't travelled much and would definitely like to see some of the big wide world that is out there, unfortunately, the funds never seem to be there! I have a 5 year plan though, culminating (hopefully ! ) in an epic adventure. Something to dream of anyway . . .

As a biologist, I really should of got round to reading 'The Selfish Gene" earlier, and I really should have done as my lecturers told me, it would definitely have made some of my modules more comprehensible! Never mind, I can tick it off the list now, and it was fascinating, although I have a reasonably good background knowledge of evolutionary theory, the perspective in this book is very insightful, and it has made me an even more dedicated Darwinian evolutionist (he is my God for sure ! ) . A very good read, and will surely bring clarity to any one who is not quite clear on the finer points of how evolution works.

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