Saturday, 22 October 2011

Books that have made a positive impact on my life

These books are linked to Amazon, move your mouse over the titles to see the link.

Simon Baron-Cohen's book Zero Degrees of Empathy. 
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Baron-Cohen's book The Essential Difference is also a "must read" book. It should really be on the national curriculum, we should all be learning this stuff at a young age. The Essential Difference will teach you a great deal about yourself and about those you know. Get someone to buy it for you for xmas.

My book remains a really good read; there is a lot of finely interwoven context enabling the big-picture to the fascinating world of female dominated primatology to be told.


'...a book in which journalism and scholarship unite in a riveting insight into a new branch of knowledge...'
(My Darwinian vampire novel, "Worth Their Weight in Blood" will be published in 2012 & will also be "riveting" - check this page for up-dates.)

The Third Chimpanzee is fabulous, you must read it! Diamond's book does a great job of contextualising evolution.,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg
Frans de Waal’s The Age of Empathy is also a wonderful read.,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Paul Stewart's book Galapagos - Islands the Changed the World, is a spectacular book, full of amazing photographs and a full historical and scientific appraisal of Darwin and the Galapagos Islands, value for money here.

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