Cult of Information
Theodore Roszak, The Cult of Information (Pantheon Books, 1986)
Computer folklore and the true art of thinking.
Awakenings
Oliver Sacks, Awakenings (Picador, 1982)
Neurologist brings zombie-like victims of the so-called sleeping-illness miraculously back to life. The film stars Robert de Niro and Robert Williams.
Seeing Voices
Oliver Sacks, Seeing Voices (University of California Press, 1989)
About the language of the deaf.
Closing of the American Mind
Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind (Simon & Schuster, 1988)
The Great Dying
Kenneth Hsü, The Great Dying (Harcourt Brace, 1986)
The best book ever written about the mass extinction which wiped out the dinosaurs.
Bird of Life
Jonathan Evan Maslow, Bird of Life, Bird of Death (Simon & Schuster, 1986)
A naturalist's journey through a land of political turmoil.
Toscanini's Fumble
Harold Klawans, Toscanini's Fumble (Contemporary Books, 1988)
Neurological case-histories. Better than The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Oliver Sacks.
Newton's Madness
Harold Klawans, Newton's Madness (Harper & Row, 1990)
More problems of minds in disarray. Was Newton mad? Read it!
The Emperor's New Mind
Roger Penrose, The Emperor's New Mind (Oxford University Press, 1989)
The most important book of the twentieth century about the human mind in the universe.
Music of Another World
Szymon Laks, Music of another world (Northwestern University Press, 1989)
One of the most penetrating accounts of the nazi hell.

 

 

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