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This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

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books about: [health & medicine]   [culture]   [fiction]

climate & energy

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change
Marc Morano
The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
Alex Epstein
Polar Bear Facts & Myths: A Science Summary for All Ages
Susan J. Crockford
The IPCC: A Scientific Body?
Drieu Godefridi
Roosters of the Apocalypse: How the Junk Science of Global Warming is Bankrupting the Western World
Rael Jean Isaac
Climat Investigation
Philippe Verdier
(this French TV weatherman was fired for writing this book)
Searching for the Catastrophe Signal: The Origins of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Bernie Lewin


Intellectuals and Race
Thomas Sowell
Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs
Mark Lynas
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton
Jerome Karabel
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Jordan Peterson
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
Douglas Murray
Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate
Greg Lukianoff
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure
Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt
The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture
David Mamet
Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist
Patrick Moore

Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions
Richard Harris
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
Nina Teicholz
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense
Malcolm Kendrick
Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives
Vinayak Prasad & Adam Cifu
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
Gary Taubes
Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health
Denise Minger
The World Turned Upside Down: The Second Low Carbohydrate Revolution
Richard David Feinman


The Lost World: A Novel (Jurassic Park)
Michael Crichton
See What I See
Gloria Whelan

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