Book picks as published in the July 18, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Origin story : a big history of everything
By David Christian
Christian takes readers on a wild ride through the entire 13.8 billion years we’ve come to know as “history.” By focusing on defining events, major trends, and profound questions about our origins, he exposes the hidden threads that tie everything together — from the creation of the planet to the advent of agriculture, nuclear war, and beyond.
Tesla : inventor of the modern
By Richard Munson
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind. His most advanced ideas went unrecognized for decades, yet he never stopped imagining.