East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Help me choose a book


OK, let’s try and do one of those things that the cool bloggers out there do and, like, get cartloads of hits, and so on.

I’ve got a stack this thick of ebooks on my reader, and I will (hopefully) read a few in August and relax and be happy and all that.
But what about you decide at least one of them?
What about non fiction?

So here’s the choice:

  • Richard Holmes – Falling Upwards
    A history of the pioneers of baloon flight, and the book that allegedly inspired the movie “The Aeronauts”
  • Stefan Buczacki – Earth to Earth
    Described as “A Natural History of Churchyards”.
  • Mary Dobson – Murderous Contagion
    A general history of epidemics and human history
  • Ernle Bedford – Mediterranean
    Being a history of the most trafficked sea in the world.
  • Cox & Forshaw – Why E=mC2 (and why should we care)
    A book about physics and our place in the universe.

All five books are on my to-read list, and all are asking for my attention.
Have your say, and help me decide.

The comments are open, cast your vote.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

4 thoughts on “Help me choose a book

  1. Murderous Contagion looks like a riot, but, in the current climate, maybe a little too ‘on the nose’. I’d go with Earth to Earth “)


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