Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Books without which Josh would not be Josh

An idiosyncratic and incomplete sampling of books which I find my mind drawing on:

Macroecology by James H. Brown
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Le Ton Beau De Marot: In Praise of the Music of Language by Douglas R. Hofstadter
A Sand County Almanac : With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River by Aldo Leopold
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story (Deluxe Edition) by Douglas Adams

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams

The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem

Twisted Tales from Shakespeare by Richard Armour

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
One Life at a Time, Please by Edward Abbey

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf by John Muir
John Muir : Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth; My First Summer in the Sierra; The Mountains of California; Stickeen; Essays (Library of America) by John Muir

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

What's the Matter with Kansas? : How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank

Shake Hands with the Devil : The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire

What are yours?