The books

The books

The books I will attempt to read, in no particular order, are below. As I work my way through them, I will link to my reviews of them here.

  1. SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed, Martin Nowak
  2. Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies, Geoffrey West
  3. What is Life?, Erwin Schrodinger
  4. Complexity: A very short introduction, John H. Holland
  5. Complexity: A Guided Tour, Melanie Mitchell
  6. Deep Thinking, Garry Kasparov
  7. Peak: How All of Us Can Achieve Extraordinary Things, Anders Ericsson
  8. Sync: How Order Emerges From Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life, Steven Strogatz
  9. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
  10. The Gene, Siddhartha Mukherjee
  11. The Periodic Table, Primo Levi
  12. Christmas lectures from the Royal Institution: Explorations into life on earth, Helen Scales
  13. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn
  14. Earthrise, Robert Poole
  15. Tænk vildt, Rane Willerslev
  16. Selected non fictions, Jorge-Luis-Borges
  17. What Makes Biology Unique, Ernst Mayr
  18. A Fire on the Moon, Norman Mailer
  19. Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, Tim Harford
  20. The Discarded Image, CS Lewis
  21. The Quark And The Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex, Murray Gellmann
  22. The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands, Eric Topol
  23. The Ascent Of Man, Jacob Bronowski
  24. Structures: or Why Things Don’t Fall Down, J. E. Gordon
  25. The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments, George Johnson
  26. Signals and boundaries; building blocks for complex adaptive systems, John H. Holland

When I was trying to find books to read, I of course ended up with more then 26. Here are the extra books I came across, which perhaps I'll give a shot next year:

  • A Crack in Creation, Jennifer Doudna and Samuel Sternberg
  • Forces of Nature, Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox
  • Endurance, Scott Kelly
  • From Stone to Star, Claude Allègre
  • Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, Charles Petzold
  • Arabia Felix: The Danish expedition, Thorkild Hansen
  • Cells to Civilization, Enrico Coen
  • Redesigning Life: How Genome Editing Will Transform the World, John Parrington
  • The Diversity of Life, Edward O Wilson
  • A Brief History of Time: And Other Essays, Stephen Hawking
  • A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society, John H. Miller
  • On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin

Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions, they were all very good.