Good read, bit too much about his old professors.
Feeding the Fire: The Lost History and Uncertain Future of Mankind's Energy Addiction: Mark Eberhart
Really fun book, if yur a scientist, EXCELLENT run down on thermodynamics. Will probably use this for a class I teach.
The man who ate the 747. Ben Sherwood ... Whimsical tale. It was good enough that I now have his next book The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud but I have not started it yet.
I also read in the last year a bunch of Karen Armstrong's books.
The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions (2006)
The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (2000)
A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (1993)
Also "Mindless eating" Brain Wansick. Very interesting read. A whole host of unconscious eating behaviours driven by macro and micro cues from our surroundings.
Just finished - in one sitting Monty Python Terry Jones's rant - Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror (2005), ISBN 1-56025-653-2. Some points of view that I agree with but somewhat over the top.
much better was his "Barbarians" with Alan Eriera based on a BBC documentary series... Stickin' it to the myth that the Romans weren't barbaric.