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The mix of written material that Arts and Science people read is always intriguing. Here’s what some of them have been reading for study and pleasure.

Junior interdisciplinary studies major Tommy Obenchain (pictured) recently finished reading several books, among them South: The Endurance Experience by Ernest Shackleton.

His other reading material:

  • Business Stripped Bare by Richard Branson
  • RuinAir by Paul Kilduff
  • Understand My Muslim People by Abraham Sarker
  • The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
  • The Southwest Airlines Way by Jody Hoffer Gittel

  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer by Tracy Kidder
  • Science Journal articles

Deepa Subbi Joshi, junior, medicine, health and society

  • Relics of Eden: The Powerful Evidence of Evolution in Human DNA by Daniel J. Fairbanks
  • Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters by Donald R. Prothero
  • The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution by Peter Beurton, et. al., eds.,
  • Autonomy in Jewish Philosophy by Kenneth Seeskin
  • De Usu Partium by Galen, translated by Margaret Tallmadge May
  • The Seven Books of Paulus Aegineta, translated by Francis Adams
  • The Song of Songs (and its Arabic & Hebrew commentaries)
  • TLS (Times Literary Supplement, London)
  • Review of Metaphysics
  • History of Philosophy Quarterly, etc.

Lenn E. Goodman, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of philosophy

  • Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance by Tony Dungy
  • The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
  • Meat Market by Bruce Feldman
  • Sports Illustrated

Daniel Powers, senior, neuroscience

  • The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
  • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
  • Buster Olney’s baseball blog on ESPN
  • NYMag.com’s Daily Intel blog

Kat Miller, senior, economics

  • The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman
  • Democracy Incorporated by Sheldon S. Wolin
  • The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler (a re-read)
  • kunstler.com
  • peaksurfer.blogspot.com
  • energybulletin.net

Pam Jones, editorial assistant, mathematics

  • USA Today
  • The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
  • The Testament by John Grisham

Patrick Benoist, senior, economics

photo credit: John Russell

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