Reading 2022

  1. The Dawn of Everything: A new History of Humanity. David Graeber and David Wengrow.
  2. The Frontiers of Knowledge: Whaat We Now Know about Science, History and the Mind. A.C. Grayling.
  3. Unwell Women: A Journey Through Medicine and Myth in a Man-Made World. Elinor Leghorn.
  4. Greek Myths: A New Retelling. Charlotte Higgins.
  5. The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird. Joshua Hammer.
  6. Red Thread: On Mazes & Labyrinths. Charlotte Higgins
  7. The Age of AI: And Our Human Future. Henry Kissinger, Erica Schmidt and Daniel Huttenlocher.
  8. H is for Hawk. Helen Macdonald.
  9. Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life. Zena Hitz.
  10. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. Becky Chambers.
  11. A Closed and Common Orbit. Becky Chambers.
  12. To be Taught If Fortunate. Becky Chambers.
  13. Record of a Spaceborn Few. Becky Chambers.
  14. The World we Create: From God to Market. Tomas Björkman.
  15. The Galaxy and the Ground Within. Becky Chambers.
  16. Bildung – Keep Growing: Report to the Club of Rome. Lene Rachel Andersen.
  17. The Cat Who Saved Books. Sosuke Natsukawa.
  18. Klara and The Sun. Kazuo Ishiguro.
  19. The Weirdest People in the World: How the West became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous. Joseph Henrich.
  20. Three Epic Battles That Saved Democracy: Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis. Stephen P. Kershaw.
  21. Powers and Thrones: A New History of The Middle Ages. Dan Jones.
  22. Persians: The Age of The Great Kings. Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones.
  23. Philip & Alexander: Kings and Conquerors. Adrian Goldsworthy.
  24. Nomads: The Wanderers who Shaped our World. Anthony Sattin.
  25. The Bird: The Great Age of Avian Illustration. Phillip Kennedy.*
  26. The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BCR – 1492 CE. Simon Schama
  27. Elektra: Jennifer Saint
  28. Ithaca. Claire North.
  29. How Birds Work: An Illustrated Guide to Form and Function – From Bones to Beak. Marianne Taylor.
  30. Bird Anatomy for Artists. Natalia Bali.
  31. Homage to the Bird. Greg Oatley (manipulated hyper realistic digital images.
  32. Stone Blind: Medusa’s Story. Natalie Haynes.
  33. The Botanical Illustrator’s Handbook. Sally Pinhey.
  34. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face: My adventures in the art and science of relating and communicating. Alan Alda.
  35. Living Planet: The Web of Life on Earth. David Attenborough
  36. The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration: An artist’s guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna and botanical scenes from nature. Mindy Lighthipe.
  37. Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Minerology, Anatomy and the Arts. Trans. Patrick Syme
  38. Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists. William T Cooper.
  39. Color Mixing in Acrylic: Learn to mix fresh, vibrant colors for still life’s, landscapes, portraits and more. David Lloyd Glover.
  40. A Short Philosophy of Birds. Philippe J. Dubois and Elise Rousseau.
  41. Extraordinary Birds: Natural Histories: Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library. Paul Sweet.
  42. Histoire des Oiseaux. Francois Nicolas Martinet.
  43. Australian Parrots. Joseph M. Forshaw, illustrated by William T. Cooper (for reference and the illustrations).
  44. User Friendly: How the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work and play. Cliff Kuang with Robert Fabricant.
  45. Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World. Tara Isabella Burton.
  46. Nature’s Palette. Introduced by Patrick Baty.
  47. Nights of Plague. Orhan Pamuk.
  48. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future. David Attenborough.
  49. Nature and Its Symbols. Lucia Impelluso translated by Stephen Satarelli.
  50. The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Animal Behaviour. David Attenborough.
  51. Medicine – A Graphic History. Jean-Noel Fabiani & Philippe Bercovici.
  52. Feather and Brush: A History of Australian Bird Art, Second Edition. Penny Olsen.

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