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The Power of Mindful Learning – Ellen Langer – www.ellenlanger.com
Longitude – Dava Sobel
The Doctor’s Plague – Sherwin B. Nuland
The Terrible Hours – Peter Maas
It’s Your Ship – D. Michael Abrashoff
All of them, absolute excellent reading. Though honestly if I had to pick a favortie from all of these, it would be Longitude by Dava Sobel. It is exquisite writing.
(The links in the references to his marine timepieces contain spectacular images of design genius)
John Harrison’s H-1 – the first sea clock, made by a carpenter and hobbyist clock maker.
Michael Abrashoff on setting limits – and allowing people to try knew things.