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Christmas book reading

December 15, 2010

Some reading suggestions for the holidays

The Nature of Things, by the first century BC philosopher, Lucretius is a delightful, poetic and contemplative book, ideal for restoring the spirit over Christmas. It is a wonder to behold. Set out in rhyming couplets that capture the spirit of the original, Lucretius was able to effectively flag, one thousand years before the Enlightenment, the importance of disinterested observation in discovering the laws of nature and the nature of Man.

You can get check out some of my other suggestions here, and more ideas for books from from Quadrant Online contributors here.


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