Most of my favorite nonfiction books are what I call Poetic Science; science-, study-, and observation-based information written in a bit of a romantic way.
So, I’m thinking: Poetic Science = The Big Idea Book
Here’s my list of books in the (possible) genre:
- The Tipping Point
- A Natural History Of The Senses
- The Vanishing Neighbor
- Last Child In The Woods
- Outliers (of course)
I’ll add more to the list as they come to mind. (And remove some if I notice that they’re not really fitting in with the genre.)
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