Richard dawkins' the selfish gene is one of the most influential books in science. The narration in the book appears particularly unique and peculiarly well-versed.
Promotes self reflection, and contemplative thinking. I t makes good assessments of the human condition without being overly flowerly or belaboring points.
Gets better everytime u re read. Will definitely reread many times. Probably should be revisited often.
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In the brilliant penultimate chapter she meditates on an ancient compendium of jokes, the philogelos. Admittedly, i'm a cultural relativist, but still i think that some of the examples she cites are still funny--funnier than she thinks.
Mary beard's book shows that romans applied humor more broadly than greeks. The romans found many things that we find humorous today, humorous in the olden times. Beard is a well-regarded historian with a long beard.