March 27, 2012 § 2 Comments
Have you heard about the new TEDbooks? I recommend pursuing them for a topic that interests you. There aren’t many, yet, but there is still some intriguing content. These books are meant to be quick and accessible reads on interesting and innovative topics.
“What’s Killing US,” for example, is a brief guide to major global health issues by a prominent development worker and avid blogger, Alanna Shaikh. It is meant to be both an overview and a starting point. In the authors own words,”if you’ve been thinking you should probably know more about global health, I wrote this book for you.”. Other TEDbooks that seem interesting to me include, Rachel Armstrong’s Living Architecture and Aftercrimes, Geoslavery, and Thermogeddon: Thought-Provoking Words from a Lexicographer’s Notebook by Erin McKean.
I bought two TEDbooks today and will give a short review in the comments section of this post after I finish.