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The Selfish Gene
40th Anniversary Edition (Oxford Landmark Science)
Richard Dawkins - Jul 31, 2016 (first published in 1976)
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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of i...
P. D. Mangan
Aug 09, 2020
@radioriley @RichardDawkins Yes, excellent book, also his The Blind Watchmaker.     source
The Blind Watchmaker
Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
Richard Dawkins - Sep 27, 2015 (first published in 1986)
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The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins crafts an elegant riposte to show that the complex process of Darwinian natural selection is unconscious...
P. D. Mangan
Aug 09, 2020
@radioriley @RichardDawkins Yes, excellent book, also his The Blind Watchmaker.     source
Walden
Henry David Thoreau - Apr 11, 2020 (first published in 1854)
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Originally published in 1854, Walden; or, Life in the Woods, is a vivid account of the time that Henry D. Thoreau lived alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. It is one of the most influential and compelling books in American literature. This new paperback edition-introduced by noted American writer John Updike-celebrates the 150th anniversary o...
P. D. Mangan
Aug 09, 2020
@bellidux Definitely in my top 5 of most influential books.     source
Wheat Belly
Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
William Davis - Jun 03, 2014 (first published in 2011)
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Renowned cardiologist, William Davis, MD explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor...
P. D. Mangan
Aug 06, 2020
@DrewRoyster Good book.     source
Fortune's Formula
The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street
William Poundstone - Sep 19, 2006
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In 1956 two Bell Labs scientists discovered the scientific formula for getting rich. One was mathematician Claude Shannon, neurotic father of our digital age, whose genius is ranked with Einstein's. The other was John L. Kelly Jr., a Texas-born, gun-toting physicist. Together they applied the science of information theory—the basis of computers and...
P. D. Mangan
Dec 30, 2019
@MarquisDeMarche @natstewart5 Great book.     source