FiveBooks Newsletter 50


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In [1]today’s interview, American novelist Tom Coraghessan Boyle talks about
  “man’s attempt to manage nature”. Also on the site last week: five books on
  [2]science in society and an exclusive interview with the head of USAID,
  [3]Rajiv Shah.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tc-boyle-on-man-and-nature
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/deborah-blum-on-science-society
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rajiv-shah-on-breakthroughs-development

Next week, look out for book recommendations from music writer Dorian
  Lynskey, _Foreign Affairs_ editor Gideon Rose, and food critic Giles Coren.

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[4]TC Boyle on Man and Nature
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tc-boyle-on-man-and-nature

Friday June 10

The novelist and nature lover tells us about delicious dodos, angry tigers,
  snakes on planes and why Viagra saves rhinos [5]Continue reading…
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tc-boyle-on-man-and-nature

[6]Hassan Abbas on Reform in Pakistan
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hassan-abbas-on-reform-pakistan

Thursday June 9

The academic and former government official suggests what Pakistan’s
  security services should be reading if they’re to grasp the dynamics of
  extremism, but says there’s more to his country’s problems than terrorism
  [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hassan-abbas-on-reform-pakistan

[8]Deborah Blum on Science in Society
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/deborah-blum-on-science-society

Wednesday June 8

The Pulitzer prize-winning writer says science is too important to be left
  for the scientists, and recommends books that show how much it matters in
  our daily lives [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/deborah-blum-on-science-society

[10]Rajiv Shah on Breakthroughs in Development
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rajiv-shah-on-breakthroughs-development

Tuesday June 7

The head of USAID says ending poverty is within our grasp, and explains why
  development and a flair for business can be a happy combination [11]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rajiv-shah-on-breakthroughs-development

[12]John King on Latin American Novels
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-king-on-latin-american-novels

Monday June 6

From magical realism to political upheaval, five books of essential Latin
  American fiction. And what Jorge Luis Borges was like in person [13]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-king-on-latin-american-novels

[14]Denise Russell on The Sea
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/denise-russell-on-sea

Sunday June 5

The Australian environmental philosopher discusses man’s interaction with
  the oceans – from whaling voyages and dynamite fishing to sea gypsies and
  the flourishing business of piracy [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/denise-russell-on-sea

[16]Paw Paw & Lady Love
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/isJdeY

Dan Lee | New York | 5 June 2011

The  unedifying  story, well-told here, of Anna Nicole Smith, J Howard
  Marshall, their children, associates and advisers. US Supreme Court now due
  to issue its final decision on the inheritance case, years after both died

Featured Topic

[17]American Conservatism
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-conservatism

Bemused by the emergence of the Tea Party and radical politics in the US?
  Read on to get a comprehensive overview of American Conservatism

Book of the Week

[18]Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by
Joshua Foer
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/moonwalking-einstein-art-and-science-remembering-everything-by-joshua-foer

[19]Deborah Blum says: “Foer asks the really interesting philosophical
  question, which is, are we defined by what we remember?”
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/deborah-blum-on-science-society

Video of the Week

[20]Daredevil pilots of Colombia
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/videos/daredevil-pilots-colombia

Where the greatest danger is not the weather or mechanical faults...

Quote of the Week

[21]Joe Posnanski, on tennis
    Links:
      21. http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011/06/06/the-unbeatable-rafa

"Federer’s game is scissors. Nadal’s game is stone"

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