Saturday, September 8, 2012

Books I have read so far in 2012

I am now using a Kobo touch and a Blackberry Playbook for reading e-books.

Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky. [e-book]

Edison and The Electric Chair, by Mark Essig. Walker & Co., New York. 2003. [e-book]

Quantum Leaps: 100 Scientists Who Changed the World, by John Balchin. Indigo Books 2003.

Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science, by Phillip Manning. National Geographic Society, Washington, DC. 2008.

The Celts. A Brief History, by Peter Berresford Ellis. Robinson, London. 2003.

Dark History of the Popes. Vice, Murder and Corruption in the Vatican, by Brenda Ralph Lewis. Amber Books, London. 2011(12).

Ancient Rome from Republic to the Empire, by Duncan Hill. Parragon, Bath. 2007.

Across the Wide Missouri, by Bernard DeVoto. With an account of the discovery of the Miller Collection, by Mae Reed Porter. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston. The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1947.  I read the parts of this book dealing with James Kipp “Mountain Man and fur trader.” This book contains a 96 page section of contemporary watercolour paintings by Alfred Jacob Miller and others.

That New England. Compiled by the Editors of Yankee Magazine. 1968.

Travels in New England. Volume one. Photographs by Katharine Knowles. Text by Thea Wheelwright. Barre Publishers, Mass. 1972.

The Taming of the Canadian West, by Frank Rasky. McClelland and Stewart. Toronto. 1967.

Canadian Songbirds and their ways, by Trudy and Jim Rising. Tundra Books Inc. Montreal. 1982.
Distant Relations. How my Ancestors Colonized North America, by Victoria Freeman. McClelland & Stewart Ltd. Toronto. 2000.  I wasn’t sure about reading this book when I first came across it.  But I did start reading and it is a fascinating view of the New England Puritan and Native Indian worlds and how they interacted.  Man of the names mentioned I had read about previously including my ancestor Roger Williams.  If you have New England ancestors this book is worthwhile reading.

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