Peter’s Bookshelf

  • The Technological Society

    The Technological Society

    by Jacques Ellul
    The The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul is about the pervasive power of technology in impacting our way of thinking of ourselves and who our society is becoming. It is in no way...

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  • To Be of Use | The Seven Seeds of Meaningful Work

    To Be of Use | The Seven Seeds of Meaningful Work

    by Dave Smith
    There are many books about spirit at work, finding meaning in your work and living a life on purpose. There are also a growing number of books about...

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  • Tools: A Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia

    Tools: A Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia

    My Kingdom for a Tool
    One of my favorite catalogues is the Wade Garrett Tool Catalogue. Every place I go, people are always looking for tools and techniques and this catalogue...

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  • What’s Really Worth Doing and How to Do It  | From Behind the Piano

    What’s Really Worth Doing and How to Do It | From Behind the Piano

    By Judith Snow and Jack Pearpoint
    In every profession there is a network of people attempting to radicalize what passes as the conventional wisdom and practice....

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  • The Timeless Way of Building

    The Timeless Way of Building

    By Christopher Alexander
    Alexander is an architect who has spends his life articulating what brings a quality of aliveness into the world. The fact that he frames the question this way, in itself...

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  • The Measure of Reality

    The Measure of Reality

    By Alfred W. Crosby
    This is a fascinating book that traces the origins of quantitative nature of our culture. The technology that we think is transforming our culture now, is minor compared to the creation...

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