Book picks as published in the January 16, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
21 Lessons for the 21st century
By Yuval Harari
Yuval Noah Harari provides a kind of instruction manual for the present day to help readers find their way around the 21st century, to understand it, and to focus on the really important questions of life. Harari answers the overarching question: what is happening in the world today, what is the deeper meaning of these events, and how can we individually steer our way through them?
How to invent everything : a survival guide for the stranded time traveler
By Ryan North
What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past. . . and then broke? Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted–from first principles. This illustrated manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up.