What We Are Reading Today: Dinopedia by Darren Naish

What We Are Reading Today: Dinopedia by Darren Naish
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Updated 03 December 2021

What We Are Reading Today: Dinopedia by Darren Naish

What We Are Reading Today: Dinopedia by Darren Naish

Dinopedia is an illustrated, pocket-friendly encyclopedia of all things dinosaurian. Featuring dozens of entries on topics ranging from hadrosaur nesting colonies to modern fossil hunters and paleontologists such as Halszka Osmólska and Paul Sereno, this amazing A–Z compendium is brimming with facts about these thrilling, complex, and sophisticated animals.

Almost everything we know about dinosaurs has changed in recent decades. A scientific revolution, kick-started in the late 1960s by astounding new discoveries and a succession of new ideas, has shown that these magnificent creatures were marvels of evolution that surpassed modern reptiles and mammals in size, athletic abilities, and more.

Darren Naish sheds invaluable light on our current, fast-changing understanding of dinosaur diversity and evolutionary history, and discusses the cultural impacts of dinosaurs through books, magazines, and movies.


What We Are Reading Today: The Psychology of Money

What We Are Reading Today: The Psychology of Money
Updated 18 January 2022

What We Are Reading Today: The Psychology of Money

What We Are Reading Today: The Psychology of Money

Author: Morgan Housel

The Psychology of Money is a book written by award-winning author Morgan Housel, teaching its readers about the behavioral aspect of money management.
The book presents us with nineteen short stories about the different ways in which individuals think about finances, but without the dense business jargon and math-based approach.
In the book, the author makes an argument that finances-related decision-making happens mostly in social setting such as meetings or dinner, hence, making the reader look deeper into behavioral psychology of money and the way we think about it rather than mere numbers.
He also argues that much more goes into the way we look at finances such as personal greed, history, and ego.
Housel was a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, won the Best Business award from the Society of American business Editors and Writers twice, with his book becoming an international bestseller with over one million copies sold worldwide.


What We Are Reading Today: Grief: A Philosophical Guide by Michael Cholbi

What We Are Reading Today: Grief: A Philosophical Guide by Michael Cholbi
Updated 18 January 2022

What We Are Reading Today: Grief: A Philosophical Guide by Michael Cholbi

What We Are Reading Today: Grief: A Philosophical Guide by Michael Cholbi

Experiencing grief at the death of a person we love or who matters to us — as universal as it is painful — is central to the human condition.

Surprisingly, however, philosophers have rarely examined grief in any depth.

In Grief, Michael Cholbi presents a groundbreaking philosophical exploration of this complex emotional event, offering valuable new insights about what grief is, whom we grieve, and how grief can ultimately lead us to a richer self-understanding and a fuller realization of our humanity.


What We Are Reading Today: Grant by Ron Chernow

What We Are Reading Today: Grant by Ron Chernow
Updated 16 January 2022

What We Are Reading Today: Grant by Ron Chernow

What We Are Reading Today: Grant by Ron Chernow

Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often the American military officer and politician is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman.

These stereotypes don’t come close to capturing adequately his spirit and the sheer magnitude of his monumental accomplishments.

A biographer at the height of his powers, Ron Chernow has produced a portrait of Grant that is a masterpiece, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency, according to a review on goodreads.com.


What We Are Reading Today: ‘The First 90 Days’

What We Are Reading Today: ‘The First 90 Days’
Updated 16 January 2022

What We Are Reading Today: ‘The First 90 Days’

What We Are Reading Today: ‘The First 90 Days’

“The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter,” is a leadership and negotiation book written by Michael D. Watkins.
Watkins is a Canadian-born author and professor of leadership and organizational change at the International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland. The book addresses the process of professional transition, outlining it as an important aspect that should be carefully studied before any career-altering decisions.
The book delves into a universe where transition strategies and principles apply on an intellectually stimulating level.
Watkins provides a critical analysis of countering the transition traps that might befall an individual facing obstacles and uncertainty that could cloud their reasoning and affect their negotiation skills when moving into a new career territory in different organizations.
Harvard Business Review Press referred to the international bestseller as a globally renowned go-to book on leadership and successful career transitions for all levels of seniority.


What We Are Reading Today: Chasing History

What We Are Reading Today: Chasing History
Updated 16 January 2022

What We Are Reading Today: Chasing History

What We Are Reading Today: Chasing History

Author: Carl Bernstein

In Chasing History, Carl Berstein recalls his first years in the world of newspapers, working for the Washington Evening Star, starting at the age of 16.
It was the early 1960s, and he covered many significant events during his time there.
Bernstein joined the newsroom before reporters took on the role of celebrity or newsmaker. The book is laced with names of Washington notables, national politicians, and Washington stores and restaurants which are long gone.
Bernstein “ignores the bad karma engulfing the newspaper industry to recreate his rookie days at The Washington Evening Star, a robust afternoon paper that ceased publication in 1981,” said Jill Abramson in a review for The New York Times.
Another review on goodreads.com said: “Funny and exhilarating, poignant and frank, Chasing History is an extraordinary memoir of life on the cusp of adulthood for a determined young man with a dogged commitment to the truth.”
In Chasing History, Bernstein recalls the origins of his storied journalistic career as he chronicles the Kennedy era, the swelling civil rights movement, and a slew of grisly crimes.
“It is not only a great biography that tells the story of a high school student who joined the newspaper as a copyboy but also the history of what was happening in Washington during the early 1960s,” said the review.