Book Reviews for 2012

The Oregon Trail, by Francis Parkman

The Great Divergence, by Kenneth Pomeranz

How the West Grew Rich, by Nathan Rosenberg and L.E.Birdzell, Jr.

The Perfect Swarm, by Len Fisher 

The History of Early Rome, by Livy

The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson

The Storytelling Animal, by Jonathan Gottschall

The Better Angels of Our Nature, by Steven Pinker

Finding Our Tongues, by Dean Falk

Documents of Christopher Columbus, by Samuel Eliot Morison

Life on a Young Planet, by Andrew H. Knoll

Journal of the Plague Year, by Daniel Defoe

Puddn’head Wilson, by Mark Twain

The Social Conquest of Earth, by Edward O. Wilson

The Correspondence of Erasmus, Volume 11, by Desiderius Erasmus

The Beginnings of Western Science, by David C. Lindberg

Seagoing Ships and Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant, by Shelley Wachsmann

The Origins of Political Order, by Francis Fukuyama

Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial Revolution, by Margaret C. Jacob

Interactive Storytelling for Videogames, by Josiah Lebowitz and Chris Klug