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Furious Cool
David Henry, Joe Henry
The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living
Wendy Tremayne

The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World - Steven Johnson I really like Steven Johnson's thinking and moreover, his writing. Emergence was a great book, and The Ghost Map ties into that book by looking at the city of London (in 1854), the epidemic, and the cholera bacteria as systems. [full review]