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Books I have begun (and in many cases finished), but not remarked on in a review post.

  1. Indigenous Plants of the Sandbelt by , , , and 2 others

    5 stars

    Indigenous Plants of the Sandbelt is a gardening book which will increase your understanding of the local environment and enable …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 5 stars
  2. Life 3.0 by 

    3 stars

    Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is a book by Swedish-American cosmologist Max Tegmark from MIT. …

    wrul says:
    • rating of half a star, as stand-in for 0 stars
  3. Uncanny and Improbable Events by 

    5 stars

    In this personal and wide-ranging exploration of how our collective imaginations fail to grasp the scale of environmental destruction, Amitav …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 5 stars
  4. African Europeans by 

    4 stars

    As early as the third century, St Maurice—an Egyptian—became leader of the legendary Roman Theban Legion. Ever since, there have …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 4 stars
    • quoted passages remaining to digitise
  5. Gathering Moss by 

    4 stars

    Intriguing and uplifting stories of the world's oldest plants, from the revered botanist and indigenous teacher Robin Wall Kimmerer

    Living …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 4 stars
    • quoted passages remaining to digitise
  6. Machines Like Me by 

    2 stars

    Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 1 star
  7. The Nutmeg's Curse by 

    5 stars

    The history of the nutmeg is one of conquest and exploitation – of both human life and the natural environment …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 5 stars
    • quoted passages remaining to digitise
  8. Sand Talk by 

    4 stars

    This remarkable audiobook is about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schrödinger’s …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 5 stars
  9. On Freedom by 

    4 stars

    So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 4 stars
  10. Sauvage par nature by 

    1 star

    1 000 jours et 1 000 nuits : Sarah Marquis a traversé à pied et seule tout le continent austral. …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 1 star
  11. Dead Astronauts by 

    3 stars

    A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. A homeless woman haunted …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 3 stars
  12. The Dragonfly Will Be the Messiah by 

    5 stars

    Here the celebrated pioneer of the 'do-nothing' farming method reflects on global ecological trauma and argues that we must radically …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 5 stars
  13. Women and Leadership by ,

    4 stars

    An inspirational and practical book written by two high-achieving women, sharing the experience and advice of some of our most …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 4 stars (specific to audiobook edition)
  14. Loving Country by ,

    No rating

    Listeners are encouraged to discover sacred Australia by reconsidering the accepted history and hearing diverse stories of her Indigenous people. …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 4 stars
  15. Failed States by 

    4 stars

    The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against 'failed states' around the globe. In this much …

    wrul says:
    • provisional rating of 3 stars

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