- Six Legs Better – a history of myrmecology.
- The Superorganism – group-level evo strategies.
- Slant – social insects, info theory and echoes of Brunner’s great Stand on Zanzibar.
- Lost Worlds of the Guiana Highlands. Outstanding – geology, history, biology and lots of gorgeous pictures.
- Climb to the Lost World – I need to read this. Among other things, it may stop me from thinking ‘Ben Nevis’ as soon as I hear Dr. MacInnes’ name (it’s a hell of a thing to be type-cast).
- The Lost World – the original trip to Maple White Land.
The Ottoman Empire (and the world to its west).
- The Snake Stone (or The Janissary Tree or The Bellini Card) – great very-late Ottoman mystery.
- The Siege – on it’s way to me from #amazonfail (current events Twitter-joke).
- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Hurray for the Sultan’s cannons – I want one.