Book Reviews

R. Gregory Turner, AIA, LEED AP, MBA, APF


Certain books possess topics, approaches, or presentation methods that deserve mention. The reviews
herein highlight key aspects of these works, with the intent of capturing what is most interesting and worthy of merit.


25 Books You Will Want to Read, in No Particular Order

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Ed Tufte
Vanished Kingdoms, Norman Davies
Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
American Boundaries, Bill Hubbard
The Effective Board of Trustees, Richard Chait et al
Superintelligence, Nick Bostrom
The Singularity is Near, Ray Kurzweil
Nature’s Metropolis, William Cronon
Infrastructure: A Guide to the Industrial Landscape, Brian Hayes
QED, Richard Feynman
Out of the Mountains, David Kilcullen
Empire of the Summer Moon, S.C. Gwynne
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Darwin Comes to Town, Menno Schilthuizen
Paradoxes of Freedom, Sydney Hook
The Secular City, Harvey Cox
At Home in the Universe, Stuart Kauffman
The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral Epigenetics, David Moore
A Third Window, Robert Ulanowicz
Why Information Grows, Cesar Hidalgo
Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind, Kevin Laland
Continents Adrift and Continents Aground, J. Tuzo, Editor
Gaia, James Lovelock
Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv
The Power Broker, Robert Caro