Books

The Better Angels of Our Nature Steven Pinker   here’s a video of Steven giving a summary of the book and his here’s his TED Talk

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot

A Universe from Nothing  Lawrence Krauss  and here’s his talk that led to the book

Bad Science Ben Goldacre   and here’s his TED Talk

Trick or Treatment: Alternative Medicine on Trial Professor Edzard Ernst & Simon Singh

Richard Dawkins  read Richard’s fascinating passage about the human chain of mothers and daughters leading back to our common ancestor with chimpanzees here (from A Devil’s Chaplain, pp23-24) 

Christopher Hitchens  both his books and his regular columns in Vanity Fair columns and Slate

The End of Faith Sam Harris

All Bill Bryson’s Books  particularly A Short History of Nearly Everything and the The Life and Times of The Thunderbolt Kid

Born to Run Christopher McDougall

Skinny Legs and All Tom Robbins this is the book that somehow made me fall in love with reading as a young adult (not very suitable for the kiddies)

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