Some summertime reading suggestions

Faculty members and teaching staff at the SCHOOL of EARTH, ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES have a few suggestions for summertime reading if you are looking for an opportunity to lose yourself in a good book.

The list includes some predictable titles that reflect the faculty members’ areas of expertise. But there are a few surprises, as well, including novels by Barbara Kingsolver and Wallace Stegner.

The Earth Remains Forever
The Earth Remains Forever, by Rob Jackson

The list, compiled by Stanford Earth Director of Communications BARBARA BUELL, includes a few titles by Stanford faculty members, including ROB JACKSON’s “The Earth Remains Forever” and the late STEPHEN SCHNEIDER’s “Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth’s Climate.” Also included is the classic book of the environmental movement, the 1962 “Silent Spring.”

The two novels on the list are Stegner’s “Angle of Repose,” which is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning story of personal, historical and geographic discovery, and Kingsolver’s “Prodigal Summer,” which addresses the struggle between humans and the natural world.

See the complete list on the Stanford Earth webpages.

The GRADUATE SCHOOL of BUSINESS also posted eight books for summer reading, drawing suggestions from graduates of the Stanford MBA program, Ignite and executive programs. That list, too, contains predictable titles, including “Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers and Challengers” by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur. But the list also includes Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius’s “Meditations” Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” and Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air.”

See the GSB list.