This month I paid a visit to my sister and her husband in Arizona. I like my brother-in-law; he’s a good little reader. In fact, he’s a BIG reader, the biggest reader that I know. He’s big in both volume and content. As a reader, to paraphrase Wes Montgomery talking about jazz, he “goes way up and stays there.”
Here are some book titles that I picked off of his shelves:
Schopenhauer-Essays and Aphorisms.
General Economic History, by Max Weber.
Theory and Application of Infinite Series, by Knapp.
Engineering in the Ancient World, by Landels.
The Peoples of the Hills: Ancient Ararat and Caucasus, by Burney and Lang.
Introduction to Semimicro Qualitative Analysis, by Sorum
A History of the Ostrogoths, by Burns.
Introduction to Theoretical Meteorology, by Hess.
Who’s Afraid of Schroedinger’s Cat? By John Gribbin.
A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism (Volumes One and Two).
Frederick II, by David Abulafia.
Mohammed and Charlemagne.
The Empire of the Steppes: A History of Central Asia.
Elementary Matrix Theory, by Eves
Teach Yourself Sanskrit (!!!)
Arabic Grammar (Two of them, big ones).
Towards a New Philosophy of Biology.
He has a science background, and he’s always been interested in history and languages. “Interested” sounds too mild; he swims pretty deep in his interests. Nice guy, too, and a good husband to my sister. All in all, he’s worked out pretty well for the family.