Office of the Chief Scientist: Summer reading list
Following the release of the Chief Scientist’s summer reading list, the staff of the Office of the Chief Scientist have also compiled a list of their favourite books for summer.
The books vary widely in topic, style and age, although science and science fiction seem to dominate! From old classics to fresh-off-the-shelf publications, we hope you enjoy these as much as we do.
In no particular order:
Gaia Vince, Adventures in the Anthropocene
Isaac Asimov, Foundation
Hannah Kent, The Good People
Malcolm Gladwell, What the Dog Saw
Jane Harper, The Dry
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
StanisÅ‚aw Lem, Solaris
The Best Australian Science Writing 2016, edited by Jo Chandler
Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game