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Books and lectures

By: ChiThom , 4:01 PM GMT on February 09, 2017

Book List for LAbonbon:
I'm late in noticing your request for books to read. Can I include books not related to Scientists or Naturalists? I have dozens. Most of my collection were proudly owned by a scientist, my late Father! So in that sense, they're related to scientists though I think I'm stretching the meaning beyond the breaking point.
I'll start with Noam Chomsky and "Propaganda and the Public Mind" and many, many other books and lectures by him. I've been following him since the early nineties, when the documentary "The Manufacture of Consent" was produced. It was offered as an "Art Film" at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Then there's Thomas Mann, "The Magic Mountain" which is fascinating if you can tolerate getting bogged down on each page. Keep a dictionary handy. I read the whole thing in six months!
I am going to add books here when I can think of any, as time permits.

Everyone feel free to add your own.


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7. ChiThom
7:04 PM GMT on March 02, 2017
Don't forget professor Michael Mann
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6. ChiThom
12:34 AM GMT on February 27, 2017
"The Population Bomb" by Paul Ehrlich 1970-1971 was one of my first introductions to the concept. I did a paper on this, in my sociology class, as there was nowhere else to bring it up, such as Biology or History or Geography or Anthropology, or even Ontology and Philosophy.
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4:48 PM GMT on February 26, 2017
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4. Pipejazz
1:38 PM GMT on February 10, 2017
Quoting 3. ChiThom:

Silent Spring I read when it first came out. Pale Blue Dot- not yet. :-)

I'm working through Rachel Carson's biography. Amazing intellect.
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3. ChiThom
3:50 AM GMT on February 10, 2017
Silent Spring I read when it first came out. Pale Blue Dot- not yet. :-)
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2. Pipejazz
10:41 PM GMT on February 09, 2017
The classic "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson.
"Pale Blue Dot" by Carl Sagan
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1. ChiThom
4:08 PM GMT on February 09, 2017
Raymond Carver "Where I'm Calling From" short stories. These are a little dark, or "noir".
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My screen name is a play on ChiTown where I live, i.e.Chicago. As a carpenter, I always watch the weather closely since it affects the day's work.

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