Dr. Stylianos Chatzimanolis (Dr. C!) from the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences shares some of his favorite books for the new UTC READS program. Read about them below, find the books in the library’s online catalog, or visit the display on the 1st floor of the Library.
Dr. Chatzimanolis says:
This is a collection of my favorite fiction/non-fiction/popular science books. Several of the popular science books listed below (such as the “The Naturalist on the River Amazons” or ‘The Song of the Dodo”) are the ones that inspired me to become a biologist and an entomologist. The fiction/non-fiction books listed below are the ones that somehow left a mark or provided comfort during various periods of my life.
Share your thoughts about these books with Dr. C – find him on Twitter @schatzimanolis!
Here are the books (see the books online through the UTC catalog here)
Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes
Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to all Creation: The definitive guide to the evolutionary biology of sex by Olivia Judson
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Walter Bates
The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen
The Amateur Naturalist by Gerald Durell
Hitch 22: a memoir by Christopher Hitchens
The Signal and the Noise: Why so many predictions fail but some don’t by Nate Silver
The forest unseen: A year’s watch in Nature by David George Haskell
Jennifer Government by Max Berry
Replay by Ken Grimwood
Intuition by Allegra Goodman
Little Infamies by Panos Karnezis
The Poet at the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes