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The HarperCollins 200
Why I Read
Inside The Archives
A book that influenced me and why:
by George Eliot.
Coming of Age in Samoa
A classic that brought science and literature together for both scholars and the general public.
Life on Earth
Established Sir David as a foremost naturalist and an iconic and beloved figure in British cultural life.
I read to save my life, to take communion, to enter a community of fellow sufferers and rejoicers.
The Kon-Tiki Expedition
This classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage has been translated into sixty-five languages.
I owe my mother everything.
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Pulitzer Prize winner; considered one of the classic works of creative nonfiction of the late twentieth century.
William Collins V (known as Billy Collins) and the printers AdPrint came up with the idea of the New Naturalist Library in 1942.
Its remarkable interaction between the author and a lion cub named Elsa enchanted generations.
Seven Years in Tibet
A landmark in travel writing, it has been translated into fifty-three languages.
Fermat’s Last Theorem
International number one bestseller about solving a puzzle that had confounded mathematicians since the seventeenth century.
The Kitchen Diaries
Now in its third installment; the original was named “Book of the Year” by sixteen publications.