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David Levine

Research Scientist, University of Tennessee

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What book have you read that everyone should read and why?

Many books have a profound effect on us and stay with us for the rest of our lives. Help us all to discover this new gem that we may not have found!

For example "The Giving Tree" for its lessons on unconditional love and selflessness

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    Jan 14 2014: A book I recommend sometimes to specific persons is "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson.
    Besides the interesting facts about the past and the evolution of science, there is a lot of "lessons learned" material. If you're willing to read between the lines. To think about how and why progress was made, or on the other hand delayed.
    All with the purpose to avoid the same kind of pitfalls in our digital age.
    • Jan 14 2014: I havn't read that one yet. He's a great writer. I was thinking about "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" For me it shows how corporations have taken over the roles of servants in older times. They have made a fortune in doing so. Bryson's writing style is so relaxed and the book is full of information about "the home". It's a great read.

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