Thursday, June 17, 2004

Very Interesting Readings

(Courtesy of BoingboingPosted by Hello

The Man Who Shocked the World: The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram

From the book jacket:

The sole and definitive biography of one of the 20th century's most influential and controversial psychologists. The creator of the famous "Obedience Experiments," carried out at Yale in the 1960s, and originator of the "six degrees of separation" concept, Stanley Milgram was one of the most innovative scientists of our time. In this sparkling biography--the first in-depth portrait of Milgram--Thomas Blass captures the colorful personality and pioneering work of a social psychologist who profoundly altered the way we think about human nature.

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

From Publisher's Weekly

Employing a chatty tone that ranges from pleasant rant to gentle lecture to bemused dismay, (Lynne) Truss dissects common errors that grammar mavens have long deplored (often, as she readily points out, in isolation) and makes elegant arguments for increased attention to punctuation correctness: "without it there is no reliable way of communicating meaning."


(I'm getting very peeved with how the Picasa program posts my pictures on the blog but then, I'm very particular about how to put it up. Likewise, I'm also very lazy in trying to figure out the controls, dammit!)

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