For Salon’s first annual What To Read Awards, we surveyed our favorite book critics, both print and online, from high-profile publications to the hottest literary blogs. We asked for their top-10 books of 2012, and then tabulated the winners by assigning 10 points for a No. 1 selection, 9 for No. 2, all the way to 1 point for No. 10. Some critics did not want to rank their top-10; we assigned a fixed value to those ballots. Our voters’ top-10 is below.
Need a last-minute gift? Or sitting on a gift card and need a great book to read over the holiday break? You could check out our What To Read Awards for the top-10 books by our Laura Miller as well as our favorite critics. Or, you could get some recommendations straight from the authors of some of our best books of 2012.
<img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/business/2012/04/icons-mag-logo-1.gif"/> One of the marquee attractions at the MIT Media Lab is a camera that can take photographs of objects sitting out of sight, around a corner. It’s the result of years of sophisticated science.
Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science ( French : Impostures Intellectuelles ), published in the UK as Intellectual Impostures , is a book by Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont . Sokal is best known for the Sokal Affair , in which he submitted a deliberately absurd article [ 1 ] to Social Text , a critical theory journal, and was able to get it published. The book was published in French in 1997, and in English in 1998; the English editions were revised for greater relevance to debates in the English-speaking world. [ 2 ] As part of the so-called science wars , the book criticizes postmodernism in academia for what it claims are misuses of scientific and mathematical concepts in postmodern writing.
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
By: Haris Ioannides - Armida Publications Going through this impressive list by onlineschools.org , I have to admit that the books mentioned definitely deserve being there. As a Greek, I was glad to see “ Zorba the Greek “, by Nikos Kazantzakis , and “ Middlesex “, by Jeffrey Eugenides . Kazantzakis is perhaps one of the most recognized Greek author and needs no introductions. I’d just like to add “Askitiki”, another of his books you should read which, personally, I find to be a masterpiece.
The 48 Laws of Power (2000) is the first book by American author Robert Greene . [ 1 ] The book, an international bestseller , is a practical guide for anyone who wants power, observes power, or wants to arm himself against power. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] It has sold over 1.2 million copies in the United States alone and is popular with famous rappers , entrepreneurs , celebrities , athletes and actors including 50 Cent , Jay-Z , Kanye West , Busta Rhymes , Ludacris , DJ Premier , Dov Charney , Brian Grazer , Andrew Bynum , Chris Bosh , and Will Smith . [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ] [ edit ] Background