Monday, November 15, 2004

Your Holiday Shopping (Book)list - Non-fiction

James McWorther
Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music and Why We Should, Like, Care

Gopnik, Meltzoff and Kuhl
The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About The Mind

Marjorie Kelly
The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy

Shock and Awe: War on Words
Bregje van EekelenJennifer GonzálezBettina StötzerAnna Tsing
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
Marion Nestle: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health
Food Fight : The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do About It by Kelly D. Brownell, Katherine Battle Horgen
Fat Land : How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
The McDonaldization of Society by George Ritzer
Against Love: A Polemic by Laura Kipnis
The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage by Cathi Hanauer
The Bastard on the Couch : 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom by Daniel H. Jones
Eco-Economy: Building a New Economy for the Environmental Age by Lester R. Brown*
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins
Win-Win Ecology: How The Earth's Species Can Survive In The Midst of Human Enterprise by Michael L. Rosenzweig
The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change by Stephen R. Palumbi
Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environment Rhetoric Threatens Our Future by Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich
Why We Get Sick : The New Science of Darwinian Medicine by Randolph M. Nesse, George C. Williams
Liars, Lovers, and Heroes: What the New Brain Science Reveals About How We Become Who We Are by Steven R. Quartz, Terrence J. Sejnowski
Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People's Minds by Howard Gardner
Moral Politics: What Conservatives Know That Liberals Don't by George Lakoff
Justice and Equality : A Dialogue on the Philosophies of Conservatism and Liberalism by E. Robert Morse
The Great Limbaugh Con: And Other Right-Wing Assaults on Common Sense by Charles M. Kelly
With God on Our Side : The Rise of the Religious Right in America by William Martin
Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist by Dan Barker, Annie L. Gaylor, Daniel E. Barker*
Atheism: The Case Against God by George H. Smith
Why I Am Not a Christian : And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects by Bertrand Russell
The Science of Good and Evil : Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule by Michael Shermer*
How We Believe, Second Edition : Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God by Michael Shermer*
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer
The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense by Michael Shermer
Demon-Haunted World by Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan
Darwin's Cathedrals: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society by David Sloan Wilson
Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior by Elliott Sober, David Sloan Wilson
Why I Am an Agnostic and Other Essays by Clarence Darrow
The Century of the Gene by Evelyn Fox Keller, L. L. Winship
The Triple Helix by Richard C. Lewontin
It Ain't Necessarily So: The Dream of the Human Genome and Other Illusions by Richard C. Lewontin
Biology as Ideology : Doctrine of DNA, The by Richard C. Lewontin
The Ontogeny of Information: Developmental Systems and Evolution by Susan Oyama, Richard C. Lewontin
The Dialectical Biologist by Richard Levins, Richard C. Lewontin
Not in Our Genes by Steven Rose, Richard Lewontin and Leon Kamin
Cycles of Contingency : Developmental Systems and Evolution by Susan Oyama
The DNA Mystique: The Gene As a Cultural Icon by Dorothy Nelkin, M. Susan Lindee
Exploding the Gene Myth : How Genetic Information Is Produced and Manipulated by Scientists, Physicians, Employers, Insurance Companies, Educators, and Law Enforcers by Ruth Hubbard (Author), Elijah Wald
What It Means to Be 98 Percent Chimpanzee: Apes, People, and Their Genes by Jonathan Marks
The Mismeasure of Man, by Stephen Jay Gould
Measured Lies : The Bell Curve Examined by Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), et al
The Bell Curve Wars: Race, Intelligence, and the Future of America by Steve Fraser (Editor), Steven Fraser (Editor)
At Home in the Universe : The Search for Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity by Stuart Kauffman
The Structure of Evolutionary Theory by Stephen Jay Gould
Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk: How We Defeat Ourselves by the Way We Talk and What to Do About It
How to Watch TV News
Building a Bridge to the 18th Century : How the Past Can Improve Our Future
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Technopoly : The Surrender of Culture to Technology
The Disappearance of Childhood
The End Of Education : Redefining the Value of School
Teaching As a Subversive Activity
Conscientious Objections : Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education
The Soft Revolution: A Student Handbook for Turning Schools Around
The school book; for people who want to know what all the hollering is about
The True Believer : Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer
Tide : The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry
Narratives of Human Evolution by Misia Landau
Rocks of Ages by STEPHEN JAY GOULD
The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox : Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities by Stephen Jay Gould
Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels With Science by Paul R. Gross, Norman Levitt*
Fashionable Nonsense : Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science by Alan Sokal , Jean Bricmont
The Killing of History: How Literary Critics and Social Theorists are Murdering Our Past by Keith Windschuttle
The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn by DIANE RAVITCH
The Myth of Political Correctness: The Conservative Attack on Higher Education by John K. Wilson
The Science of Good and Evil : Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule by Michael Shermer

Russia and Soul: an Exploration by Dale Pesmen

The New Military Humanism By Noam Chomsky

The Balkans: Nationalism, War & the Great Powers, 1804-1999 by Misha Glenny

The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War by Misha Glenny

Tito and the Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia by Richard West

Balkan Tragedy: Chaos and Dissolution After the Cold War by Susan L. Woodward

The Culture of Power in Serbia: Nationalism and the Destruction of Alternatives (this one is good about abuses of power in general, even in the USA!) by Eric D. Gordy

The Past in Question : Modern Macedonia and the Uncertainties of Nation by Keith Brown
Children First : What Society Must Do--and is Not Doing--for Children Today by PENELOPE LEACH

Born to Rebel : Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives -- by Frank J. Sulloway

Rocks of Ages : Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life by Stephen Jay Gould

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies -- by Jared Diamond

The Dependent Gene: The Fallacy of "Nature vs. Nurture" by David S. Moore

What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee : Apes, People, and Their Genes by Jonathan Marks

Tower of Babel: The Evidence against the New Creationism by Robert T. Pennock

Biological Exuberance : Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity by Bruce Bagemihl

Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People by Joan Roughgarden

More than Kin and Less than Kind : The Evolution of Family Conflict by Douglas W. Mock

The Two Americas : Our Current Political Deadlock and How to Break It by Stanley B. Greenberg

Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America by James Davison Hunter

Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen: Entropy Law and the Economic Process

Herman Daly: Ecological Economics and the Ecology of Economics: Essays in Criticism

Joel Kovel: The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World

Paul Hawken: Natural Capitalism

John Bellamy Foster: Ecology Against Capitalism and Marx's Ecology

Keith Bradsher: High and Mighty: SUVs, the World's Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way

Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children Ann Hulbert

Paranoid Parenting: Why Ignoring the Experts May Be Best for Your Child by Frank Furedi

Media Mythmakers: How Journalists, Activists, and Advertisers Mislead Us by Benjamin Radford

The NURTURE ASSUMPTION: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do by Judith Rich Harris

Nature Via Nurture : Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human by Matt Ridley

The Myth of the First Three Years : A New Understanding of Early Brain Development and Lifelong Learning by John Bruer

The Limits of Family Influence: Genes, Experience, and Behavior by David C. Rowe

Children First by Penelope Leach

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper by John Allen Paulos

Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos*

Beyond Numeracy by John Allen Paulos

Once Upon a Number : The Hidden Mathematical Logic of Stories by John Allen Paulos

A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market by John Allen Paulos

The Two Cultures by C. P. Snow

The Third Culture: Beyond the Scientific Revolution by John Brockman

The New Humanists : Science at the Edge by John Brockman

The Next Fifty Years : Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century by John Brockman

The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox : Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities by STEPHEN JAY GOULD

Hidden Histories of Science by Robert B. Silvers

Putting Science in Its Place: Geographies of Scientific Knowledge by David N. Livingstone

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor by David S. Landes

Music, The Brain, And Ecstasy : How Music Captures Our Imagination by R Jourdain

Demon-Haunted World by Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan

Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus by Martin Gardner*
Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by Martin Gardner
Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions by James Randi, Isaac Asimov

Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness by Robert K. Greenleaf, Larry C. Spears (Editor), Stephen R. Covey

Hard America, Soft America: Competition vs. Coddling and the Battle for the Nation's Future by Michael Barone

What is marriage for?
by E.J.Graff

Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs
A Reasonable Life: Toward a Simpler, Secure, More Humane Existence By Ference Mate

THE WISDOM OF CROWDS: WHY THE MANY ARE SMARTER THAN THE FEW AND HOW COLLECTIVE WISDOM SHAPES BUSINESS, ECONOMIES, SOCIETIES, AND NATIONS By James Surowiecki If you want good information, ask around - a lot Large groups are more accurate that any expert

Equations for traffic and marriage Philip Ball argues that human behavior follows the laws of physics in surprising and illuminating ways
Leaps of Faith: Science, Miracles, and the Search for Supernatural Consolation by Nicholas Humphrey
A Devil's Chaplain : Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love by Richard Dawkins
Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins
Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins

Banana Republicans by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber
Idiot Proof: Deluded Celebrities, Irrational Power Brokers, Media Morons, and the Erosion of Common Sense by Francis Wheen
Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain-and How It Changed the World by Carl Zimmer

The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought by Gary Marcus Centuries of "experimental philosophy" and cognitive neuroscience have led to a revolutionary understanding of how the brain makes the mind.
Why Men Won't Ask for Directions: The Seductions of Sociobiology by Richard C. Francis

Wisdom in those crowds,1413,36~28~2219417,00.html

Groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decisions and Fiascoes

POLITICS-US: Chickenhawk Groupthink?

Novel thoughts for the summer By ELLEN GOODMAN

Beyond Fear by Bruce Schneier,

Thomas Frank, "What's the Matter with Kansas?"

NOW THEY TELL US The American Press and Iraq By Michael Massing Preface by Orville Schell

Thomas Powers, The Vanishing Case for War (December 4, 2003)

GLORY AND TERROR The Growing Nuclear Danger By Steven Weinberg Preface by Anthony Lewis

FEAR AND LOATHING in George W. Bush's Washington
By Elizabeth Drew Preface by Russell Baker

Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives
by George Lakoff, Howard Dean and Don Hazen

"Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time" by Paul Rogat Loeb

"Wake Up, You're Liberal!" by Ted Rall

Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business, and Bad Medicine

Erich Fromm
Escape from Freedom

Authoritarian Character
by Adorno and Horkheimer

Bernstein, Basil B
Class, codes and control

Talking Politics: the substance of style from Abe to "W"by Michael Silverstein

The Wimp Factor : Gender Gaps, Holy Wars, and the Politics of Anxious Masculinity by Stephen J. Ducat

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