posted on Nov, 30 2007 @ 08:37 AM
While flipping through this months SEED magazine I came upon their book reviews and I figured why not get some ideas from fellow ATS's for holiday
wish lists, Here's one I'll be picking up for myself and a friend:
What Are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better by John Brockman
Many of the world's top thinkers see a rosy horizon despite cocerns about terrorism, global warming and AIDS.
Spanning a wide range of topics—from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of
world—What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York
Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors, among others) have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow.
The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus by Jacques Cousteau
As a scientist and an explorer, Cousteau laments the government's use of science as a handmaiden to profit, reproaching technocrats and military and
industrial leaders who, in pursuit of power and money, make decisions and leave the rest of the world, and its ecosystems, to live with their
Jacques Cousteau' s memoir.