FiveBooks Newsletter 61


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[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

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Today Misha Glenny, author of Dark Market, tells us about the
  [5]unacknowledged cyber war going on all around us. "If the United States
  were not probing the network systems of China," he says, "then it would be a
  dereliction of duty."
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/misha-glenny-on-cyber-security

Also on the site this week, Jason Burke talks about [6]Islamic militancy,
  Carol Gilligan discusses [7]gender and human nature, Professor Andy Lawrence
  explains the connection between [8]astronomy, physics and people, and more.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-burke-on-islamic-militancy
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-gilligan-on-gender-and-human-nature
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-lawrence-on-astronomy-physics-and-people

Next week, check in for book recommendations on everything from Africa to
  Afghanistan, Putin to Philosophy. Thanks for following us.

FiveBooks News

[9]Misha Glenny on Cyber Security
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/misha-glenny-on-cyber-security

Friday August 26

There's an unseen, mostly unacknowledged cyber war going on. The author of
  _Dark Market_ tells us who's involved, how far it spreads and what could
  happen if we let it continue unchecked [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/misha-glenny-on-cyber-security

[11]Carol Gilligan on Gender and Human Nature
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-gilligan-on-gender-and-human-nature

Thursday August 25

The idea that girls are emotional and “boys don’t cry” is ridiculous, says
  the feminist and psychologist. She tells us about books that debunk the
  gender myths constricting our lives [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-gilligan-on-gender-and-human-nature

[13]Andy Lawrence on Astronomy, Physics and People
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-lawrence-on-astronomy-physics-and-people

Wednesday August 24

The astronomy professor says the process of scientific discovery can be slow
  and messy – but that reading about some of the extraordinary personalities
  involved brings the history alive [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andy-lawrence-on-astronomy-physics-and-people

[15]Jason Burke on Islamic Militancy
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-burke-on-islamic-militancy

Monday August 23

The author of an acclaimed book on Al-Qaeda tells us what he learnt about
  militants when he was caught in a firefight in Iraq, and suggests what we
  should read to understand their motivations [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-burke-on-islamic-militancy

[17]Arabella Lennox-Boyd on Garden Design
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/arabella-lennox-boyd-on-garden-design

Monday August 22

The award-winning garden designer recommends essential books for any budding
  gardener,  and  reveals  why trees are the backbone of any good garden
  [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/arabella-lennox-boyd-on-garden-design

[19]Turtle Bunbury on Family History
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/turtle-bunbury-on-family-history

Sunday August 21

The Irish-based writer says studying families is a fascinating way to learn
  about the past, and tells us about the books that have inspired his own
  investigations [20]Continue reading…
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/turtle-bunbury-on-family-history

[21]The Accomplice
    Links:
      21. http://b.rw/oUHtMS

Philippe Sands | Vanity Fair | 23 August 2011

Terrific feature on Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, assessing his complicity in
  father's crimes. International lawyer Sands talks to three who know him well
  – his LSE professor, mentor in Libya and the prosecutor who may yet decide
  his fate [22]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Featured Topic

[23]Revolution In Libya
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

With rebels in control of much of Tripoli, the battle to remove Colonel
  Gaddafi is reaching its endgame. Read our selection of articles about the
  Libyan leader's brutal 42-year rule and the revolt that's raising hopes of a
  better future   [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/revolution-libya

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[25]Living in Denial by Kari Marie Norgaard
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/living-denial-by-kari-marie-norgaard

[26]Carol Gilligan says: “This asks why people with knowledge about climate
  change often fail to translate that knowledge into action. It describes many
  kinds of denial” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-gilligan-on-gender-and-human-nature?utm_source=The+Browser's+weekly+newsletter&utm_campaign=3bf686512b-Newsletter&utm_medium=email
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[28]Incredible Shade Illusion
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/incredible-shade-illusion

As  the  YouTube commenter says: "I'm reporting you to Mother Nature!"
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[30]Steve Jobs, on market research
    Links:
      30. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/08/apple-after-jobs/244162

"It's hard for customers to tell you what they want when they've never
    seen anything remotely like it"

[31]More quotes
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  Arvind Subramanian | The Inevitable Superpower | Why China’s
  Dominance Is a Sure Thing [32]t.co/jfXmq4J (pdf) [33]#browsings [34]More
  like this
    Links:
      32. http://t.co/jfXmq4J
      33. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      34. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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