Every once in a while, I post some of the books I am reading at the moment. Since childhood, I have been of the opinion that one should read books that challenge your preconceived notions – especially if those notions were developed because you read another book!
|After the Ice: A Global Homan History 20,000-5,000 BC
A fascinating look at what can be gleaned from the material culture of prehistoric dwelling uncovered by archaeologists, paleo-botanists, and any number of other corollative disciplines.
|A Crack in the Edge of the World America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
Masquerading as a narrative about a great tragedy, this is really a book about modern geology and the understanding of the earth’s composition.
|What Language Is (And What It Isn’t and What It Could Be)
I just got this one in the mail. I cannot wait to dive in. McWhorter is one of those rare mainstream academics who has an engaging perspective wholly his own.
|Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
I am not sure I will finish this one. There’s just only so much of Luther I can stomach. I know, I’m not supposed to say that; but he has never really been that interesting of a character to me.