BOOKS

This is a collection of books that I have read. I created the list mainly as a way to remember what I have read and learned, but also as a way to share good books with others.


Travels with Charley
John Steinbeck 7/10
Traveling across America with Steinbeck and his dog. Great chapter about the love of Montana.

Copper Kings
C.B. Glasscock 6/10
History of Butte and the Copper Kings that ruled the Richest Hill in the world. Great read for anyone interested in Butte and MT history.

Genome
Matt Ridley 5/10
In depth explanation of genes and how they work but gets very in-depth about other topics as well. I got a bit bored.

Poisoner's Handbook
Deborah Blum 8/10
The history of poisons and the chemistry/chemicals that make them work. Major focus on the development of forensic science to determine poisons.

Proof: The Science of Booze
Adam Rogers 6/10
Interesting read about the chemicals and history of alcohol and its effects on the human body.

Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo
Eric Hansen 7/10
Trekking from one coast to the other across the highlands, jungles and waterways of Borneo. Perfect read for anyone who has been to Borneo or is interested in learning about if from the 'inside'.

Stuff Matters
Mark Miodownik 9/10
Exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world. Excellent account of how chemistry shapes materials and materials shape our lives.

Copies in Seconds
David Owen 6/10
How a lone inventor created the Xerox, the greatest communication breakthrough of the 20th century.

Fall of Giants (Fiction)
Ken Follett 8/10
Historical fiction following the lives of 4 people who's experiences leading up to and during WW1 begin to intertwine. Good historical look at the events leading up to World War 1 and how it changed the lives of those in England, Russia and Germany

Tears in the Darkness
Michael and Elizabeth Norman 7/10
Story of the Ben Steel and the Bataan Death March.

A Crack in the Edge of the World
Simon Winchester 7/10

The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown 9/10

9,000 Miles of Fatherhood
Kirk Millson 6/10

The Ice Balloon
Alec Wilkinson 5/10

The Martian
Andy Weir 10/10

Tambora
Gillen D'Arcy Wood 6/10

Reflections of Eden
Birute M.F. Galidkas 2/10

Moby-Duck
Donovan Hahn 8/10

Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone
George Black 7/10

How Children Succeed
Paul Tough 2/10

The Map That Changed the World
Simon Winchester 5/10

The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michaelango
by Irving Stone 9/10

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
Sharon Matola 9/10

Men to Match My Mountains
by Irving Stone 9/10

Packing for Mars
by Mary Roach 7/10

Over the Edge of the World - (Magellan's Circumnavigation of the Globe)
by Lawrence Bergreen 8/10

Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer 6/10

Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson 8/10

The Origin
by Irving Stone 10/10

A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson 10/10

Big Bang
by Simon Singh 7/10

The Disappearing Spoon
by Sam Keane 10/10

The Violinist's Thumb
by Sam Keane 2/10

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History
by Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson 9/10

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing 10/10

Ghenghis Khan: The Making of the Modern World
by Jack Weatherford 10/10

Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia
by George Crane 6/10

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond 3/10

The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt 8/10

At Home
by Bill Bryson 6/10

Journey
by James Michener 5/10

What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained
Robert L. Wolfe 6/10

Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
by Joshua Foer 7/10

Through the Brazilian Wilderness
by Theodore Roosevelt 1/10

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot 10/10

Skeletons of the Zahara: A True Story of Survival
by Dean King 10/10

The Long Walk
by Slavomir Rawicz 10/10

Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
by Adrian Forsyth, et al 1/10

A Walk In the Woods: Rediscovering North American on the Appalachian Trail 
by Bill Bryson 7/10

Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
Richard Louv 3/10

Undaunted Courage
by Steven Ambrose 10/10


Fiction

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Stieg Larson 10/10

The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Mocking Jay
by Suzanne Collins 7/10


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