April 2002

Reading Recommendations · 100 Notable Books in the Science & Technology Department


Birch Browsings: A John Burroughs Reader

John Burroughs
508 B972b 1992

The Lost Notebooks of Loren Eiseley

Loren Eiseley
508 q87.3

Encounters with Nature

Paul Shepard
508 S547Xs 1999

His Life and Letters and Other Writings

John Muir (1838-1914)
508.092 M953Xg 1996

The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White
508.42274 W584 1997

In the Company of Light

John Hay
508.741 H412 1998

Klamath Knot: Explorations of Myth and Evolution

David Rains Wallace
508.795 83

Scientist: A Metaphysical Autobiography

John C. Lilly
509.2 L729 1997

Science and Civilization in China

Joseph Needham
R509.51 q54 (7 volumes)

Essential Einstein

Albert Einstein
530.092 qE35Ze 1995

Wholeness and the Implicate Order

David Bohm
530.12 B676w 1995


What is Life? The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell

Erwin Schroedinger
571.634 S381 1962

Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution

Lynn Margulis
576.85 M331 1998

The Diversity of Life

Edward O. Wilson
577 W742 1993

The Fields of Noon

Sheila Burnford
578.092 B965 1964


Ethnobotany by Richard Evans Schultes

Plants, Man and Life

Edgar Anderson
581.6 A546 1952

Ethnobotany: Evolution of a Discipline

Richard Evans Schultes
581.6 qE84 1995


Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness

Donald R. Griffin
591.5 G851a 2001

Selected Journals and Other Writings

John James Audubon
598.092 A916Za2 1996

Tigers in the Snow

Peter Matthiessen
599.756095 M443 2000

Reflections of Eden: My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo

Birute M.F. Galdikas
599.8092 G149Zg 1995

Gorillas in the Mist

Dian Fossey
599.884 F752 1983

Genes, Peoples and Languages

L.L. Cavalli-Sforza
599.938 C377gE 2000

Animal Happiness

Vicki Hearne
636 H436 1993

The Hidden Life of Dogs

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
636.7 T455 1993

The Oysters of Locmariaquer

Eleanor Clark
639.41 64

Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay

William W. Warner
639.560975 W285 1976

The Ninemile Wolves

Rick Bass
639.979773 B317 1992


Cover of Woman: An Intimate Geography

Woman: An Intimate Geography

Natalie Angier
612.62 A588 1999

A Natural History of the Senses

Diane Ackerman
612.8 A182 1990

How to Use Your Eyes

James Elkins
612.84 qE43 2000


Bob Anderson
613.71 qA545 2000

Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

Oliver Sacks
616.8092 S121Zs 2001

Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss

Frederick Barthelme
616.85841 B285 1999

Beyond Technique: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century

Lawrence L. Leshan
616.891401 L629 1996

The Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton
616.895 B974 1991 (2 volumes)

Match to the Heart

Gretel Ehrlich
617.122 E33Ze 1994


Cover of Buckyworks: Buckminster Fuller’s Ideas for Today

Buckyworks: Buckminster Fuller’s Ideas for Today

J. Baldwin
620.0092 qF967Zb 1996

Soul of a New Machine

Tracy Kidder
621.381958 K46 1997

Survival of the Bark Canoe

John A. McPhee
623.812 75

Under a Wing: A Memoir

Reeve Lindbergh
629.13092 L7421 1998

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive

John Muir (1918-1990)
629.28722 qM961 1999


Herbs and the Earth

Henry Beston
633.9 B561 1990

Young Men and Fire

Norman MacLean
634.961809786 M163 1992

Orchid Thief

Susan Orlean
635.934409 L326Zo 1998

Family Living

Travels with Alice

Calvin Trillin
641.013 89

Between Meals

A.J. Liebling
641.013 L716ZL 1995

The Measure of Her Powers: An M.F.K. Fisher Reader

M.F.K. Fisher
641.092 F535Xg 1999

Puligny-Montrachet: Journal of a Village in Burgundy

Simon Loftus
641.2209444 L829 1993

The Best Thing I Ever Tasted: The Secret of Food

Sallie Tisdale
641.3009 T613 2000

Is There a Nutmeg in the House?

Elizabeth David
641.5 D249 2001

Curious Cook: More Kitchen Science and Lore

Harold McGee
641.5 M145 1990

Simple French Food

Richard Olney
641.5944 O51 1992

Serious Pig: An American Cook in Search of his Roots

John Thorne, Matt Lewis Thorne
641.5973 T511 1996
Need more suggestions? Contact the Science & Technology Department (513-369-6936) and a reference librarian will be happy to assist you.