Book picks as published in the July 31, 2019 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Reality bubble : blind spots, hidden truths, and the dangerous illusions that shape our world
By Ziya Tong
A groundbreaking, fascinating book for our times. Ziya Tong brings to bear her scientific worldview and formidable understanding of the urgent problems that confront our world. The Reality Bubble provides a vivid picture of what stalks our blind spots and reveals how the way we look at the world has the power to shake civilization. Fast-paced, utterly fascinating, and deeply humane.
Becoming Dr. Seuss : Theodor Geisel and the making of an American imagination
By Brian Jay Jones
Whimsical and wonderful, Dr. Seuss’ work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. Theodor Geisel, however, had a second, more radical side. It is there that the allure and fasciation of his Dr. Seuss alter ego begins. He had a successful career as an advertising man and then as a political cartoonist, his personal convictions appearing, not always subtly, throughout his books.