William Bartram was a famous naturalist in the 18th century. He traveled in the southeastern region of the United States from 1773 to 1777, and made drawings and notes from his travels. Even thought he’s not really taught in schools, I knew of him since the highway to my house in high school was along the “William Bartram History Trail” – marking a portion of his journey.[Read more…] about Travels by William Bartram Book Review
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The Uninhabitable Earth was a runaway bestseller in 2018. I, like many buyers, found it via the author’s 2017 article in New York Magazine.
But it raced to the top of the queue after the 2018 IPCC Special Report in addition to Best Book award from a bunch of outlets.
The book has been…controversial. I’ve read plenty of the criticism, especially from climate scientists. In fact, so much has been written about this book – and so much has happened since publication – that I hesitated to even write a review at all.
But, these reviews are mainly for my future self, and if anyone stops by and finds this review interesting – awesome! So here’s my notes.[Read more…] about Uninhabitable Earth by David Wells-Wallace Book Review
Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life by John Bogle is a must-read for anyone in business or in any form of investing. It’s short, it’s concise, and it is packed full of timeless wisdom packaged for modern life.
The book was published in 2009, and I thoroughly regret not picking it up sooner. If every businessperson not only had the same principles as John Bogle…but also put them in real-world practice, I think that we would have a much wealthier, happier, safer world with less suffering and a whole lot less controversy about capitalism and inequality.[Read more…] about Enough by John Bogle Book Review
Best Tent Camping Georgia is a straightforward, excellent reference book by Johnny Molloy. Even if you just flip through the list in the table of contents, it’s worth reading for the descriptions of each campground and quick-reference when also balancing distance & weather.[Read more…] about Best Tent Camping Georgia by Johnny Molloy Book Review
Fyodor Dostoevsky changed how I read.
Until I was 23 or so, I had this commitment to finishing every single book that I started whether I liked it or not.[Read more…] about Books That I’ve Quit Reading
Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future by Johan Norberg is a concise, fast-paced book that you should read instead of scrolling your newsfeed or watching the news.
The book’s premise is that the daily news focuses on events that grab your attention.
But, by definition, events that grab your attention are rare and novel. These are, for the most part, the exception to much bigger trends changing human life.
In fact, news events are often the exceptions that prove the rule of general progress and improvements in human standards of living, decision-making, peacefulness, lifespan, and quality of life.
Progress delivers exactly what it says on the cover – 10 reasons to look forward to the future.[Read more…] about Progress by Johan Norberg Book Review