From the list on history that will wake you up.
Who am I?
I spent twenty years as a book publishing executive learning how the trade works before launching myself as a full-time author wanting to make the world a better place. My books use state-of-the-art scholarship for history you can read on the beach, and focus on ‘hinge’ moments, great turnings of the world, as well as on forgotten and unsung heroes.
Craig's book list on history that will wake you up
Why did Craig love this book?
Entropy. The Uncertainty Principle. Schrodinger’s Cat. Such examples of the aligning of mathematical and verbal paradoxes rise to a wholly new level under the wings of Doug Hofstadter.
In this great classic, the incomplete math of Gödel twirls across the contradictions of Zen philosophy and the nucleotides of DNA, falling into the mesmerizing art of Escher and Magritte and then landing on the thematic acrobatics of Bach (one of whose melodies spells “BACH”). If you have any geek inside, you will be obsessed.