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Books to Read

Science Fiction:

Deep Fathom by James Rollins

The Web Between the Worlds by Charles Sheffield

The Secret of Life by Paul J. McAuley

Probability Sun by Nancy Kress

As It Is On Mars by Thomas William Cronin

Mars Underground by William K. Hartmann

First Landing by Robert Zubrin

Terraforming Earth by Jack Williamson

The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson

Passage by Connie Willis

The Children's War by J. N. Stroyar

K by Daniel Easterman

Blind Waves by Steven Gould

Falling Stars by Michael Flynn

The Mars Transmission by Ronald Reed Jackson

Terminal Visions by Richard Paul Russo

Jet Stream - Part 1 of WWIII: The Breakup Of America; A 21st Century Thriller by R.L. Muehlberg

The Rock by Robert Doherty

Atlantis by Greg Donegan

Atlantis : Bermuda Triangle by Greg Donegan

Atlantis : Devil's Sea by Greg Donegan

The Tenth Planet : Oblivion by Dean Wesley Smith

The Tenth Planet : Final Assault by Dean Wesley Smith

Thunder Rift by Matthew Farrell

The King of the Sun by A.A. McFedries

Catch a Falling Star by Cheryl L. Daniel

The Year the Cloud Fell by Kurt R.A. Giambastiani

Ninth Day of Creation by Leonard Crane

Last Day by A.D. Allen

Lunar Encounter by Harold W.G. Allen

Dome by M.J. Rusch

Cosmonaut Keep by Ken MacLeod

The Fresco by Sheri S. Tepper

Science Fiction (Damien Broderick):

The Last Mortal Generation by Damien Broderick

Transcension by Damien Broderick

Fiction (General):

Spectacular Happiness by Peter D. Kramer

Non-Fiction (Misc.):

Living at Nature's Pace: Farming and the American Dream by Gene Logsdon, Wendell Berry

The Contrary Farmer's Invitation to Gardening by Gene Logsdon

The Man Who Created Paradise: A Fable by Gene Logsdon (October 2001)

This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader by Joan Dye Gussow

Stone Circles: A Modern Builders Guide to the Megalithic Revival by Robert L. Roy

Dancing Naked in the Mind Field by Kary Mullis

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner

Growth Illusion by Richard Douthwaite

The Case Against the Global Economy: And for a Turn Toward the Local by Jerry Mander

Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Dispensing with the Truth by Alicia Mundy

The Lexus and The Olilve Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman

The End of Privacy : How Total Surveillance Is Becoming a Reality by Reginald Whitaker

The Unwanted Gaze : The Destruction of Privacy in America by Jeffrey Rosen


The Bread Builders : Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens by Daniel Wing, Alan, Scott

Brother Juniper's Bread Book : Slow Rise As Method and Metaphor by Brother Peter Reinhart

Crust & Crumb: Master Formulas For Serious Bakers by Peter Reinhart

Bird Watching:

The Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley

Science (Misc.):

The Parable of the Tribes: The Problem of Power in Social Evolution by Andrew Bard Schmookler

The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples by Tim Flannery

The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, The Big Consequences of Little Things by Hannah Holmes

Bold Science: Seven Scientists who are Changing the World by Ted Anton

Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence by George B. Dyson

Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind by Hans P. Moravec

The Triumph of Evolution: And the Failure of Creationism by Niles Eldredge

At the Water's Edge: Macroevolution and the Transformation of Life by Carl Zimmer

Spirituality (Buddhism):

A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path by Jack Kornfield

The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life by Jean Francois Revel

Choosing Reality: A Buddhist View of Physics and the Mind by B. Alan Wallace

The Bridge of Quiescence: Experiencing Tibetan Buddhist Meditation by B. Alan Wallace

Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up: A Practical Approach for Modern Life by B. Alan Wallace

Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World by Surya Das

The Beginner's Guide to Zen Buddhism by Jean Smith

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics by Robert Aitken

Taking the Path of Zen by Robert Aitken

On Having No Head: Zen and the Re-Discovery of the Obvious by D.E. Harding

Look for Yourself: The Science & Art of Self Realization by Douglas E. Harding

Face to No-Face: Rediscovering Our Original Nature by Douglas E. Harding

Embracing the Present: Living an Awakened Life by Leonard Jacobson

The Taboo of Subjectivity: Towards a New Science of Consciousness by B. Alan Wallace

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa


Cooking Light Annual Recipes

Betty Crocker's Eat & Lose Weight

Better Homes and Gardens One Dish Dinners by Better Homes and Gardens (Editor), Winifred Moranville

Gardening (Ken Druse Books):

The Collector's Garden : Designing With Extraordinary Plants by Ken Druse

The Natural Garden by Ken Druse

Natural Shade Garden by Ken Druse

The Natural Habitat Garden by Ken Druse

80 Great Natural Habitat Plants by Ken Druse

80 Great Natural Garden Plants (Ken Druse's Natural Garden Guides) by Ken Druse

80 Great Collector's Garden Plants (Ken Druse's Natural Garde Guides) by Ken Druse

Gardening (General):

Weedless Gardening by Lee Reich

Better Homes and Gardens Step-By-Step Yard & Garden Basics by Better Homes and Gardens (Editor), Liz Ball

Better Homes and Gardens Water Gardens by Better Homes and Gardens (Editor), Eleanore Lewis

Better Homes and Gardens Perennials for Today's Gardens by C. Colston Burrell (Editor)

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

Herbal Remedy Gardens by Dorie Byers

Garden Elements by Joan Clifton

Annuals by Richard Bird

Perennials for Every Purpose by Larry Hodgson

Horticulture Gardener's Desk Reference by Anne Halpin

Outdoor Stonework by Alan and Gill Bridgewater

Outdoor Water Features by Alan and Gill Bridgewater

Tranquility Fountains by Mickey Baskett

Gardens of Illusion : Places of Wit and Enchantment by Sara Maitland

Dream Plants for the Natural Garden by Henk Gerritsen and Piet Oudolf

Designing With Plants by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury

Gardening With Grasses by Michael King, Piet Oudolf

Gardening (Zen):

Gardens of Gravel and Sand by Leonard Koren

Zen Gardens by Erik Borja

Zen in Your Garden: Creating Sacred Spaces by Jenny Hendy

Secret Teachings in the Art of Japanese Gardens by David A. Slawson

Reading Zen in the Rocks : The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden by Francois Berthier

Health and Wellness:

Say Goodbye to Illness by Devi S. Nambudripad

The NAET Guide Book (4th Ed.) by L.Ac., R.N., Ph.D. Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad D.C.


Joey Green's Encyclopedia of Offbeat Uses for Brand-Name Products: Hundreds of Handy Household Hints for More Than 120 Household Products from Alka-Seltzer to Ziploc Storage Bags by Joey Green

Polish Your Furniture With Panty Hose: And Hundreds of Off-Beat Uses for Brand-Name Products by Joey Green

Clean Your Clothes With Cheez Whiz: And Hundreds of Offbeat Uses for Dozens More Brand-Name Products by Joey Green

Paint Your House With Powdered Milk, and Hundreds More Offbeat Uses for Brand-Name Products by Joey Green

Crafts (Misc.):

Classic Mosaic by Elanie M. Goodwin

Garden Decoration from Junk by Leeann Mackenzie

The New Mosaics by D.T. Dawson

The Complete Guide to Glues & Adhesives by Nancy Ward & Tammy Young

Faux Finishing for the First Time by Rhonda Rainey


Essentially Soap by Dr. Robert McDaniel

The Soapmaker by Janita Morris

Environment (Paul Shepard Books):

Encounters With Nature : Essays by Paul Shepard

The Tender Carnivore and the Sacred Game by Paul Shepard

The Only World We've Got : A Paul Shepard Reader by Paul Shepard (Editor)

Thinking Animals : Animals and the Development of Human Intelligence by Paul Shepard

Nature and Madness by Paul Shepard


The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes by Daniel D. Chiras

Environment (General):

The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World by Bjorn Lomborg (September 2001)

Earth Odyssey : Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future by Mark Hertsgaard

A Green History of the World : The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations by Clive Ponting

Runaway World : How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives by Anthony Giddens

Spirituality (General):

Who Are You?: 101 Ways of Seeing Yourself by Malcolm Godwin

Books to Buy

Environment (General):

The Spirit in the Gene: Humanity's Proud Illusion and the Laws of Nature by Reg Morrison

The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight : Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation by Thom Hartmann, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Neale Donald Walsch (Afterword)

Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change by William Robert Catton

Geodestinies : The Inevitable Control of Earth Resources over Nations and Individuals by Walter Lewellyn Youngquist


The "God" Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God by Matthew Alper

Gardening (Zen):

Zen Gardening by Sunniva Harte

Creating Japanese Gardens by Philip Cave

The Art of Japanese Gardens: Designing & Making You Own Peaceful Space by Herb L. Gustafson

Japanese Garden Design by Marc P. Keane

Gardening (General):

Backyard Living: From Gardening & Grilling to Stone Walls and Stargazing by Time Life Books

Natural Stonescapes by Richard L. Dube and Frederick C. Campbell

Spirituality (Buddhism):

Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen

Science (Physics):

Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces that Shape the Universe by Martin J. Rees

Crafts (Misc.):

Simple Fountains for Indoors & Outdoors by Dorcas Adkins


Rustic Retreats by David & Jeanie Stiles

Philosophy (End of the World):

The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction by John Leslie

-- Anonymous, August 12, 2001

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