It's almost summer here in the northern hemisphere, and summer reading lists are starting to make their appearances. Just for the record, we like to read year-round. But for those who find reading to be more of a summer sport, let's have a look at a few summer readings lists (well, the ones that include MIT Press books, anyway).
The witty "The World's Fair", one of our favorites of the ScienceBlogs, is planning to read The Landscape of Reform by David Minteer. But see the entire list here.
University of Michigan's Urban and Regional Planning department maintains a summer reading list of good urban titles, including several MITP titles such as the classic Image of the City by Kevin Lynch.
A discussion on Rhizome about summer reading for art grads can be found here. Some suggestions made so far: Participation by Clare Bishop and Rhythm Science by DJ Spooky (both are on sale right now, by the way).
From "Educational Paradigms", a summer reading list for "music lovers of different types" includes David Huron's Sweet Anticipation, a book that explains how and why music evokes various emotions.
"Differences and Repetitions", a blog about "media, philosophy, and the politics of culture" notes several MIT Press books on last year's summer reading list. Galaxygoo, who blogs on "science, art, education, technology, science and data visualization", made a visit to the MIT Press bookstore last year and produced a summer must-read list. Well, so, how did it go last year? and what's on the agenda for this summer?