It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted a simple list of the books I’ve acquired at any given point in time, so with a lovely batch received today for Christmas, here goes…
- Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution by Richard Fortey: Because trilobites are awesome.
- Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind by Richard Fortey: Because “living fossils” are also awesome.
- Here There Be Monsters: The Legendary Kraken and the Giant Squid by HP Newquist: Because cephalopods are awesome.
- 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart: On the recommendation of my brother.
- Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World by John W. Dower
- From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia by Pankaj Mishra
- The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien: Beautiful 75th-anniversary edition with original dust jacket art and illustrations by the author.
- The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must by Robert Zubrin with Richard Wagner
- Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku
I’m amused that every single book this year comes with a subtitle. As I said of Christmas 2006, not a bad haul!
2 thoughts on “The books of Xmas 2012”
Sounds like a great list of books for reading at the beach, where I am. Tell me about the Dower book on Japan–I might be interested.
Hmmm… Don’t know yet, since I haven’t cracked it yet…