Some books are to be tasted,
others to be swallowed,
and some few to be cherished and digested.
-- Francis Bacon
Books on Aging | Books on Nature | Books On Environment | Books on Bicycling and Hiking | Significant Summary Writing Collections | Books on Memory | Photo Books | Color and Visual Presentation | Books by Douglas R. Hofstedter | Books by Noam Chomsky | Books by Harold S. Kushner | Books by John McCain | Simple Secrets of Living | Books on Computer History | Books on Web Accessibility | Books on Web Usability | Books on Global Warming | Books on Music
I summarize many books that have helped me learn more about the aging process.
Books by Rachel Carlson, Edward O. Wilson, Bill McKibben,
Henry David Thoreau, Peter Jenkins, and Edwin Way Teale
which have had significant effect on environmental issues.
Topics include Gardens, US National Parks, Birds, Field Guides, Wild Flowers, Insects, Weather, New England, Butterflies and Moths, Universe.
Books on Rails-to-Trails in New England, Exploring in and around Boston on bike and foot, The Quotable Walker, Short Bike Rides in Eastern Massachusetts, New England Biking, John Forrester on Bicycle Transportation and on Effective Cycling, Fred Delong's Guide to Bicycles and Bicycling
These books summarize the writings that their authors feel have shaped our collective knowledge. I am impressed by the care the authors have taken to distill so many significant writings and present them lucidly for the reader's benefit.
I review books that have helped me understand how my mind works, and some that stretch it.
I have a long-time interest in photography, and have summarized books on photography, and on seeing photo opportunities.
Color alone should not be a conveyor
as it may exclude those who are blind, or those with color-blindness.
Effective visual presentation can make use of color,
if it not the only information conveyor.
Edward R. Tufte has long been recognized
as the expert on effective presentation. He has taught me much.
His books are significant references.
Douglas R. Hofstadter writes entertainingly with much perception.
From his early works dealing with the syntax of languages,
to his more recent insightful commentaries on society,
I look forward to learning from him.
Significant insight is shared in these books.
Dr. David Niven has compiled five books,
each with 100 simple secrets:
This compilation has been a good reflective exercise,
recalling what I've enjoyed with the common theme:
the history and evolution of computers.
A major interest of mine is Accessibility to information on the Internet, and how to design and use text structuring markup. This markup often includes metadata about the content and structure that can help to make documents accessible to all.
Usability is related to accessibility, but has an extended implication: that the user may wish to control the interaction with, and find whatever is important.
A serious concern is the effect of global warming on our future.
Included are Music Reference Materials
and Folksong Books.