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The Ishmael Network Reading List

    These resources are suggested by readers. Ishmael Network members can add their suggested readings by logging into their record here... Please note that this list is neither compiled nor reviewed by Daniel Quinn. It should not be assumed, therefore, that he either endorses these books or agrees with the comments made about them. This statement holds true for the Ishmael Webmaster as well.... As of Tuesday, August 14, 2018 there are 29 books in the suggested reading list that start with N. Here is an easy to print list of everything...)

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  • Naked in the Garden of the Serpent by Carey RavenStar Robin has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Carey RavenStar Robin...and Carey RavenStar has this to say about the book: "Naked in the Garden of the Serpent envisions a new mythology - one in which nature wasn't deemed evil and profane - one in which the earth is a living, soulful being."
    Check out and/or Order Naked in the Garden of the Serpent from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Native American Wisdom by Kent Nerburn has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Mark Davern...and Mark has this to say about the book: "Simplier, the better, according to the native american peoples."
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  • Native Wisdom for White Minds by Anne Wilson Schaef has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Silvia Wilson...and Silvia has this to say about the book: "This book opens "white minds" to other ways of understanding the world. Written as a series of one page contemplations of a native person's remark, it is a year's-worth of "smart bombs" aimed at cracking open our closed system of Western thought, our "bunker mentality.""
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  • Natural Capitalism by Amory, L. Hunter & Paul Lovins, Lovins, & Hawken has been suggested by Ishmael Network member David Clark...and David has this to say about the book: "A possibility and reality of moving forward. Quotes from those who recommend the boook: "If Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations was the bible for the first Industrial Revolution, then Natural Capitalism may well prove to be it for the next." Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline. "Natural Capitalism…is a conceptual milestone on the road toward ecological sustainability." Fritjof Capra, author of The Web of Life"
    Check out and/or Order Natural Capitalism from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Nature and Madness by Paul Shepard has been suggested by Ishmael Network member John Weiland...and John has this to say about the book: "Explores the possible reasons why we became agricultural and took dominion over the earth....why history went from being 'natural history' to 'human history' and the ramifications to the future of the planet because of this."
    Check out and/or Order Nature and Madness from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas by Donald Worster has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Mark Meritt...and Mark has this to say about the book: "A great overview of the history of ecology and the ecological perspective, demonstrating our ever-increasing understanding of how life systems work and how people exist within them."
    Check out and/or Order Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Nature's Services Societal Dependance on Natural Ecosystems by Gretchen Daily has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Aaron Codiga...and Aaron has this to say about the book: "This book provides an economic breakdown of the services that nature provides that we tend to bypass. Such as soil and composting vs. hydroponics and manufactured chemical fertilizers."
    Check out and/or Order Nature's Services Societal Dependance on Natural Ecosystems from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Neighborhood Forager, The by Robert K. Henderson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "The neighborhood forager provides us with a guide for getting the wherewithall to live, i.e. food, without having to pay for it or grow it. There are numerous wild edibles growing around, even in the middle of an urban center, that no one makes use of. Some people just use them for ornamentals. Use this knowledge to supplement your food stores, lower your grocery bill, and get around the people who have locked up all the food.....because the missed some of it that's in plain sight! Spending less money on food means you'll have more to more to play with else where.....like maybe buying that acre of land you've been wanting so you can live rent free?"
    Check out and/or Order Neighborhood Forager, The from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Neither Wolf nor Dog by Kent Nerburn has been suggested by Ishmael Network member arnold smithers...and arnold has this to say about the book: "Every American should read this book. Ties in many ideas from ishmael, etc. with a new spin."
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  • Next of Kin by Roger Fouts has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Gus Steeves...and Gus has this to say about the book: "If you can read this book and DON'T come back feeling chimps are undeniably our kin, there's something wrong with you. Dr. Fouts, famous for his work with Project Washoe, tracks the family of signing chimps he raised, and with it both our past and our destiny. Sometimes, you'll fall over laughing; other times, you want to kill some of the humans he had to put up with for what they do in the name of "science." Either way, Fouts makes very clear the truth of his statement that "'human' is only an adjective describing 'being' ... and the essence of who I am is not my humanness but my beingness." Chimps are far more worthy of the term "people" than many humans are."
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  • Next of Kin by Roger Fouts has been suggested by Ishmael Network member CLARK CRUIKSHANK...and CLARK has this to say about the book: "For three decades, primatologist Roger Fouts has been involved in language studies of the chimpanzee. Among his subjects was the renowned Washoe, who was "endowed with a powerful need to learn and communicate," and who developed an extraordinary vocabulary in American sign language. Another chimpanzee, Fouts writes, "never made a grammatical error," which turned a whole school of linguistic theory upside down. While reporting these successes, Fouts also notes that chimpanzees are regularly abused in laboratory settings and that in the wild their number has fallen from 5,000,000 to fewer than 175,000 in the last century. Next of Kin shows that the ape experiments that fail are those that forbid human sympathy for their subjects. For Fouts, chimpanzee and human minds are fundamentally alike, so it makes sense to care deeply about one's chimpanzee subjects. What Fouts has learned from chimpanzees is that Descartes was wrong. Other animals do have minds. You cannot read this book and stay neutral."
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  • Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger has been suggested by Ishmael Network member adam haupt...and adam has this to say about the book: "im amazed this was not already here!"
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  • Ninja Vol 3: Warrior Path Of The Togakure by Stephen Hayes has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "In this book, I recommend Chapters 1&2, again dealing with honest self examination, ridding oneself of those pre-programmed emotional responses that have been drilled into us by Mother Culture since the day of our birth, and becoming free of her influence."
    Check out and/or Order Ninja Vol 3: Warrior Path Of The Togakure from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Ninja Vol. 1:Spirit Of The Shadow Warrior by Stephen Hayes has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "Like all the other books I've listed on Ninjutsu, I can only recommend chapter 7 of this book as relevant to Daniel's books. Chapter 7 is The Art Of Understanding: Seeing others through a knowledge of self. By careful, intense, and honest examination of our own personalities, motivations and weaknesses we can come to know others, relate better to others, understand other. We can also free ourselves of the nagging voice of Mother Culture in our minds, becoming more natural human beings."
    Check out and/or Order Ninja Vol. 1:Spirit Of The Shadow Warrior from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Ninja Vol. 2: Warrior Ways Of Enlightenment by Stephen Hayes has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "In Volume 3, I recommend chapters 1&2. Chapter 1 is titled Spiritual Purity:Ninja Morality in History and begins with this poem..... Ninjutsu skills in which we train would best be known as the art of winning. We will assist the sincere with out ability to win with the spirit. Their dreams become the force of our vision which become a vibrant intention taking shape inthe mind and weaving into the fabric of reality. Chapter 2 again deals with being emotionally manipulated by others. "The second lesson: work at transcending your emotions so that you do not always automatically respond with a defense even when a defense is not needed. This is realized through developing the mind." Again, Mother Culture has taught us from birth to react a certain way to certain things without thinking about them. By un-learning these learned reactions that Mother Culture has programmed us with, we can become free of her psychological influence."
    Check out and/or Order Ninja Vol. 2: Warrior Ways Of Enlightenment from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Ninja Vol. 4: Legacy Of The Night Warrior by Stephen Hayes has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "Various parts of Volume 4 deal not only with honest self-examination as a way of understanding the world and others, but also with learning to be aware and listen to the rest of the community of life: "His close communion with nature gives him the wisedom to survive." Which is in essence the same as Ishmael saying "The answer is written in the community of life on this planet""
    Check out and/or Order Ninja Vol. 4: Legacy Of The Night Warrior from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Ninja Vol. 5: Lore Of The Shinobi Warrior by Stephen Hayes has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "This is the last volume in Hayes's O'Hara Ninja series, but not his last book. Here I found the most relevance to Daniels books in Chapter One: Lessons Behind the Lessons; A personal reflection of progress in the art of the shadow warrior. And Afterword: An Interview with Stephen K. Hayes. Again dealing with the theme of knowing yourself, preventing others from using inappropriate and useless emotional responses to manipulate you into doing what you do not what to do, and in freeing yourself from such psychological manipulations becoming free of mother culture's overriding influence in our lives."
    Check out and/or Order Ninja Vol. 5: Lore Of The Shinobi Warrior from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • No Logo by Naomi Klein has been suggested by Ishmael Network member William Hardy...and William has this to say about the book: "Gives a detailed description of the culture shaping undertaken by corporations. And their profit at the expense of the people, both worker and consumer. A key to the pervasive culture marketing and branding of people."
    Check out and/or Order No Logo from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • No More Prisons by William Upski-Wimsatt has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jessica Schwalenberg...and Jessica has this to say about the book: "No More Prisons presents Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-Hop Leadership, the Cool Rich Kids Movement, a Hitchhiker's Guide to Community Organizing, and why Philanthropy is the greatest Art Form of the 21st century. It promotes a healthy awareness and desire to get involved in the world we live in."
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  • No More Prisons: Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-Hop Leadership, the Cool Rich Kids Movement, a Hitchhiker's Guide to Community Organizing, and Why Philanthropy is the Greatest Art Form of the 21st Century by William " Upski " Wimsatt has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Josh Marinko...and Josh has this to say about the book: "Organizing and activism is encouraged and explained. "
    Check out and/or Order No More Prisons: Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-Hop Leadership, the Cool Rich Kids Movement, a Hitchhiker's Guide to Community Organizing, and Why Philanthropy is the Greatest Art Form of the 21st Century from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Noise: the Political Economy of Music by Jacqued Attali has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Chris DeVoe...and Chris has this to say about the book: "Attali discusses the importance of coming up with original music played solely for the musician. He brings to light our repetitive and meaningless popular music and culture of today."
    Check out and/or Order Noise: the Political Economy of Music from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Non Zero by Robert Wright has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Kosta Perris...and Kosta has this to say about the book: "sociology"
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  • Non-Money: That "Other Money" You Didn't Know You Had by Olaf Egeberg has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Cydni Mack...and Cydni has this to say about the book: "Here's a self-explanantory quote: "This book is about your non-money, the non-monetary resources you have right now for getting goods and services that you need. It's about meeting needs and pursuing interests in ways that are better for each of us and for the larger world as well...building a world locally and globally that is better for each of us to live in and more helpful for the environment, too." -pg. 11"
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  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Conal Elliott...and Conal has this to say about the book: "NVC supports the partnership paradigm ("power with", rather than "power over") and helps people stay in conscious choice"
    Check out and/or Order Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Nonzero : The Logic of Human Destiny by Robert Wright has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bryan Beaugez...and Bryan has this to say about the book: "Accessable history of social evolution with good detail about the agricultural revolution(s). Discusses shift from competition to cooperation, seen as inevitable - be that as it may, still a good starting point for budding Ishmaelians."
    Check out and/or Order Nonzero : The Logic of Human Destiny from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Northern Lights-The Subtle Knife-The Amber Spyglas by Phillip Pulmann has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Agnes Boddington...and Agnes has this to say about the book: "A trilogy of phantasy books aimed at the 12-15 age group, but a fantastic read for all. It's underlying theme is the final war between the inhabitants of all the worlds, heaven and hell: the war between Good and Evil (which is which?)."
    Check out and/or Order Northern Lights-The Subtle Knife-The Amber Spyglas from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Don Neeper...and Don has this to say about the book: "Recalling the culinary customs of our ancestors, and looking ahead to a future of robust good health for young and old, Nourishing Traditions offers modern families a fascinating guide to wise food choices and proper preparation techniques. Sally Fallon unites the wisdom of the ancients with the latest independent and accurate scientific research in over 700 delicious recipes that will please both exacting gourmets and busy parents."
    Check out and/or Order Nourishing Traditions from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Nuclear Madness; What You Can Do by Helen Caldicott has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Lasek...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "While you weren't looking the nuclear industry is edging its way back. It is more dangerous now than ever. Solar/wind energy are still thwarted by the government influence of big nuclear. For your children's sake find out about it and tell others, before it's too late. You will not believe what is going on to this day. READ THIS BOOK."
    Check out and/or Order Nuclear Madness; What You Can Do from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston Price has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Don Neeper...and Don has this to say about the book: ""Circling the world in the 1920s and '30s, Dr. Price and his wife found the same sinister pattern among "primitive" populations, whether isolated Irish fishermen, tribal Africans, Pacific Islanders, Eskimos, North and South American Indians or Australian Aborigines. Those groups that followed their traditional nature- based diets enjoyed good health and vigor, and those that turned to the "civilized" diet of processed, sugar- laden foods soon developed a variety of ills, including misshapen bones and teeth - and the situation worsened with each generation. Dr. Price's fascinating accounts of his discoveries, and the extensive photo documentation he provides, drive home the nutritional truths that are only now gaining general understanding, and Nutrition and Physical Degeneration remains an unequaled source of basic information." - Publisher Dr. Price labeled the foods most people eat today the "displacing foods of modern commerce" and his photographs graphically demonstrate why so many of us suffer through braces and other orthodontal problems as a rite of adolescent passage. If you have young children or are planning on having children then reading this book is an absolute necessity!"
    Check out and/or Order Nutrition and Physical Degeneration from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

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