Reviews & Recommendations

Staff Picks: Best Reads of 2013 (part 2)

This post continues our favorite reads “best of” list for 2013. Following are the picks from Cal Maritime’s Library Dean, which he heartily endorses and recommends. Feel free to add them to your to-read lists for your New Year aspirational self!

From Rick Robison:

feynmanFeynman by Jim Ottaviani ; art by Leland Myrick ; coloring by Hilary Sycamore

This graphic novel is a biography of one of the most celebrated scientists of the 20th century, physicists Dr. Richard Feynman.  Feynman’s life includes his contributions to The Manhattan Project, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster investigation, winning the Noble Prize in Physics for his discovery of QED (Quantum Electrodynamics), and his popular non-technical approach, peppered with his wry humor, to teaching physics to first-year students and the general public.

measurelifeHow will you measure your life? by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon

Renowned Harvard Business School Professor and “disruptive technologies” researcher Clayton Christensen sets about to offer well-researched “theories” from business scholarship to guide the reader to ask and answer questions regarding their own life. Christensen takes theories and strategies from the world of business, such as resource allocation strategies and motivation theory, and asks readers to think about these theories in terms of their personal lives.


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