7 Aug 2009

Book Recommendations

A few excellent books worth reading:

The Science of Cooking, by Peter Barham
If you watch a few TV cooking programmes you will hear often repeated rules without any explanantion, "sear your steak first", "always sieve flour". If this ever gives you the pestering thought of, "Why?", then this is the book for you.

The Unfolding of Language, by Guy Deutscher
Absolutely superb! Gives you a great insight into why language changes and how it develops; why irregularites come about, and shows how fundamental metaphor is to any language.

The Selfish Gene