Whilst I’m in Vienna, I’m hoping to catch on my reading, both for work and for fun. I’ll try to keep an updated list here:
- ✓ Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time, by Andrew Scott.
- Really nice book covering development of fire on Earth with a focus on charcoal in the geological record. This will be a recommended reading as part of my new Pyrogeography course in 2018/19.
- The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn.
- A classic text on the history of science. I’ve never really studied the history of science so will be interesting attempting this book.
- An Introduction to Systematic Reviews, by David Gough, Sandy Oliver, and James Thomas
- Whilst I’m on leave at the University of Vienna, I want to revisit some fundamentals of research, including how we review the literature.
- Introduction to Meta-Analysis, by Michael Borenstein, Larry Hedge, Julian Higgins, Hannah Rothstein
- As I’m reading up on systematic reviews, I’d also like to learn more about quantitative analysis of the literature. I expect it’s not going to be an easy read!
- Individual-based Modeling and Ecology, by Volker Grimm and Steven Railsback
- As part of the Indonesia wildfire project I’m part of, colleagues at Universitas Gadjah Mada are developing agent-based models to help predict the complex interaction people and their environments in the context of wildfires.
- ✓ The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde – one of my all time favourite books but its been far too long since reading it last. Finished this one last week. I’ll be bringing the rest of the series back with my when I go back to the UK in mid-July.
- The Shortest History of Germany, by James Hawes.
- Spotted this in Vienna airport bookshop the other week and thought I should swot up on Germanic history.
- What We Owe to Each Other, by T. M. Scanlon
- A potentially heavy book on moral philosophy might seem an odd choice for the ‘fun’ section, but this is heavily referenced in the very funny TV show ‘The Good Place‘, so I thought I’d see what all the fuss is about.