Tropics' Non-Fiction Books Read 2017

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Tropics' Non-Fiction Books Read 2017

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1tropics
Editado: Jan 11, 2017, 8:42pm

2tropics
Jan 12, 2017, 10:16am

3tropics
Jan 17, 2017, 5:23pm

3. Listen Liberal: - Or - What Ever Happened To The Party Of The People? - Thomas Frank

4tropics
Jan 22, 2017, 2:55pm

4. The Elephants In My Backyard - Rajiv Surendra

5tropics
Editado: Fev 4, 2017, 8:49pm

5. Insane Clown President: Dispatches From The 2016 Circus - Matt Taibbi

8JulieLill
Fev 13, 2017, 12:20pm

>7 tropics: How is this?

9tropics
Fev 15, 2017, 3:19pm

Julie: You may have seen or read about Bill Nye's 2014 debate with creationist Ken Ham.

I commend the author for continuing his efforts to make the process of evolution more understandable to the layman - a formidable challenge, to be sure. In Chapter 38 he explains why he changed his mind about genetically modified foods - and how their benefits are greater than he originally believed. I've been taking a lot of notes.

10tropics
Fev 28, 2017, 7:49pm

12madpoet
Mar 8, 2017, 7:23pm

I tried to write a joke with a dull pencil, but it was pointless.

13JulieLill
Mar 9, 2017, 4:41pm

14JulieLill
Mar 9, 2017, 4:43pm

>9 tropics: You have some interesting titles- How is Hayward's book?

15tropics
Mar 9, 2017, 7:11pm

Although I've never done a "big year", and am not so inclined, I've been a birder since 1988. This is yet another book (there are several) which recounts the effort, expense and logistics involved in finding and identifying 700 species in a single year.

17cindydavid4
Editado: Mar 17, 2017, 11:56pm


(wrong thread)

18tropics
Mar 17, 2017, 5:58pm

Cindy: Your post mistakenly ended up on my site.

19tropics
Mar 17, 2017, 6:03pm

20tropics
Mar 17, 2017, 6:04pm

21cindydavid4
Mar 17, 2017, 11:56pm

sorry about that, think I meant to put that in the general non fiction reads!

23varielle
Mar 22, 2017, 2:34pm

>22 tropics: That one's been on my TBR pile for a while. How was it?

24tropics
Mar 28, 2017, 1:18am

Varielle: Very touching - a painful reminder of the appalling carnage visited upon that country.

25tropics
Mar 28, 2017, 1:21am

14. Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari

Reread.

27tropics
Abr 16, 2017, 2:21pm

29tropics
Abr 23, 2017, 4:24pm

30tropics
Maio 31, 2017, 11:20am

33tropics
Jul 1, 2017, 2:10pm

35tropics
Jul 1, 2017, 2:13pm

36tropics
Jul 4, 2017, 7:50pm

37JulieLill
Editado: Jul 5, 2017, 12:12pm

>36 tropics: How was this book and have you read Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain- which I loved.

39tropics
Jul 10, 2017, 1:21pm

Juliet: I recommend that you read the reviews of this excellent book. The author repeatedly makes clear that "loners" are often viewed as aberrant, even potentially dangerous. Personally, it's my preferred modus operandi. I flee "hen party" chit-chat.

40JulieLill
Jul 11, 2017, 3:24pm

>38 tropics: How was this book?

41Sandydog1
Jul 14, 2017, 11:07am

>39 tropics: I'm not always comfortable at big, noisy parties. Maybe I'm Danish?

42tropics
Jul 16, 2017, 8:44pm

I'm Swedish and Norwegian!

44tropics
Jul 30, 2017, 7:01pm

46tropics
Set 3, 2017, 7:44pm

47tropics
Set 9, 2017, 9:48pm

48tropics
Set 16, 2017, 4:00pm

33. Vietnam: A History Of The War - Russell Freedman

49tropics
Set 18, 2017, 8:04pm

51tropics
Out 7, 2017, 4:04pm

53tropics
Out 16, 2017, 2:12pm

38. The Republican Brain - Chris Mooney

54tropics
Out 22, 2017, 6:55pm

39. The Life Of The Skies: Birding At The End Of Nature - Jonathan Rosen

55tropics
Nov 1, 2017, 3:50pm

56tropics
Nov 9, 2017, 6:22pm

57tropics
Editado: Nov 22, 2017, 5:16pm

58tropics
Editado: Nov 22, 2017, 5:17pm

59tropics
Nov 25, 2017, 12:28am

61tropics
Dez 2, 2017, 7:34pm

62tropics
Dez 5, 2017, 8:19pm

63tropics
Dez 19, 2017, 11:54pm