I ran across these from my various reading over the weekend:
This book explores when the curiosity seekers of the 17th and 18th century would bring back exotic finds to their homelands. Published in 2009, I don’t know how I missed it. Looks very interesting!!!
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design Charles Montgomery
The author uses numerous illustrations as more people are moving back to the city on how we can make them a happier and a less stressful place to live.
Divine Fury: A History Of Genuis Darrin M. McMahon
The author explores the history of genuis throughout history and its effects on our lives and our culture.
Think Like A Freak Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dunbar
This book comes out in May of 2014 by the authors of Freakonomics.