I’ve been reading A Short History of Nearly Everything, an entertaining and fascinating book by the way, and have found myself with a renewed interest in earth sciences, as well as gaining new interest in astrophysics and cosmology. I spent a couple of hours last Friday scouring Amazon for good, but also recent, books on this new topic. I’ve always had a passing interest in astronomy, but as I read Bill Bryson’s book I found the physics behind it just as intriguing. My search of Amazon provided me with a list of about 16 books that looked good, fortunately I had some Borders Rewards bucks to spend. Armed with my list (what a nerd, eh?), I traveled down to Borders on Saturday to pick up two books:
(Click on the author’s names to check out what Wikipedia has to say about them, some brilliant minds these two.)
I’ve also dug up what look to be some great books on evolution and epidemiology. I would also like to find some good books on oceanography and just about any other science really. If anyone has suggestions feel free to pass them along. As you can see my interest in science has really taken off. This is one of the things I love about reading, you find interests you didn’t know you had and it gets you excited to learn.
(As I read back over this post I realized how incredibly nerdy I sound, oh well…)