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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:23 am 
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"A Tale for the Time Being" is written by Ruth Ozeki, who along with being a filmmaker and writer she is a Zen Buddhist priest.

I thought it was a great story, mingling Zen Buddhist principles with some historical and current events creating a stimulating story connecting two people living oceans apart from each other..


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Anthropocene is a word coined in 2000 by Paul Crutzen, a Nobel winning Dutch Chemist. It is an attempt to put a name to the current geological epoch in which man has been the instigator in the current world wide extinction of countless animals and plants.

Elizabeth Kolbert has written a Pulitzer prize winner called "The Sixth Extinction an Unnatural History" This is a fascinating book explaining the 5 previous mass extinctions, and how we are in the middle of the sixth. This book is powerful and should be textbook material in Biology, Geology and Social Science classes.

on a different note, what is with the Kindle price of books getting closer and closer to printed cost when there is now no production cost of printing and and authors get paid less for electronic distribution?


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1491 New Revelations About America Before Columbus

I highly recommend it. This guy got it right. Here is what Wikipedia says about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1491:_New_Revelations_of_the_Americas_Before_Columbus

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Quality literary and photo journalism right here.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/11/magazine/isis-middle-east-arab-spring-fractured-lands.html?_r=0


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Warren Miller's new book on his life story: "Freedom Found". Just fascinating and well-written!

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Did you knows trees in a forrest are social and communicate with each other? Share resources and food? Can taste and identify an insect by its saliva thereby knowing what chemical to send out to protect it and what scent to send out to other trees to warn of the onslaught? That a single underground fungi can connect hundreds of trees over many acres? Forrester Peter Wohlleben attempts to explain.these and other tree mysteries in a fascinating book "The Hidden Life of Trees - What They Feel, How They Communicate"

For those of you more interested in people than trees you might find a current memoir by J.D. Vace "Hillbilly Elegy" more interesting. J.D. Vance grew up between Middletown Ohio and Jackson Kentucky with true Hillbilly roots. He also served in Iraq as a marine and more recently graduated from Yale university. His story is brutally honest and though not particularly political shed more light on the recent elections than any news report I have viewed or read.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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"Jungle of Lies" by Kirk Stapp.

Kirk served in Vietnam, was awarded a Bronze Star with a "V" (for valor) and a Purple Heart.
He is a retired American Lit and Advance Placement Political Science teacher where he taught for 15 years at Mammoth High School. He once served as a Town Council member and Mayor.

So far it is a captivating book to read, even if it is a bit difficult since it is part memoir, part fiction and part history.

Kirk lost his wife to cancer a few years back and still lives in town. He writes a regular weekly column in the Mammoth Times and continues to write books.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I don't think we have to worry about ils posting in this thread for obvious reasons.


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