Books I Must Read
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| This is of course
an ongoing project. I just realized reading over some book reviews
that there were a tremendous number of books that I must have and read, and
not only read but absorb! I was excited and depressed at the same
time...depressed because I despair at absorbing the knowledge in them!
New Books about Darwin:
1. From So Simple a Beginning, released 6Nov2005 by the famous biologist Edward O. Wilson. I must get this! ($40, W.W. Norton)
2. Darwin, The Indelible Stamp: The Evolution of an Idea released in September, 2005 by the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, James Watson who presents Darwin's major works with four introductory essays.($30, Running Press)
3. The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin's Dilemma, released in October, 2005 by Marc Kirschner and John Gerhart, which tries to "updeate Darwin's theories with advances in genetic research that answer questions left unresolved in the original material." This looks like a winner! ($30, Yale University Press)
4. Darwin, Discovering the Tree of Life by Niles Eldridge who with Stephen Gould presented the idea of evolution as an episodic process rather than a continuous one. ($35, W.W. Norton)
Cyberpunk--This genre deals with the impact that modern technology including computers has had on society. This site, voidspace.org.uk, has a great introduction to the entire topic.