FiveBooks Newsletter 11 b
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See below for links to an honest interview with Max Mosley on privacy, a
moving talk on the miracle of autism, China, maths, string theory and
___Alex Bellos on Maths_
Monday, August 30th
The author of Alex’s _Adventures in Numberland_ says nothing can be done
without zero. However, we are afraid of zero because we are afraid of the
Godless void of nothingness. He chooses five books on maths.
_Steven Gubser on String Theory_
Tuesday, August 31st
The Princeton physics professor says the trouble with heavy ion collisions
is that they are complicated affairs. They’re like an enormous car crash
where everything breaks, there’s tremendous confusion, and then you try to
sort out afterwards what happened. He chooses five books on string theory.
_Max Mosley on Privacy_
Wednesday, September 1st
Today Max Mosley, formerly of the FIA, says if someone wants to have sex in
public or make a porn video then it’s up to them. But if they don’t then
it’s not up to the _News of the World_ to do it for them. He chooses five
books on privacy.
___Rupert Isaacson on the Miracle of Autism_
Thursday, September 2nd
Author and autism father Rupert Isaacson took his son to the shamans of
Mongolia to be healed and says some societies consider autism to be a
qualification for a job and not a disqualification from society. He chooses
books on compassion.
_Marianne Bastid-Bruguière on Life in China_
Friday, September 3rd
World-renowned sinologist Marianne Bastid-Bruguière chooses books on life in
China – bandits and rickshaw drivers, public toilet managers and people
traffickers, tragic lovers and a husband and wife who love to look at the
_EJ Dionne on The appeal of conservatism_
Sunday, September 5th
EJ Dionne joins our American Conservatism collection.
Have a great week. Don't miss HSBC's chief economist Stephen King on
globalisation on Wednesday.
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