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2019比尔·盖茨冬季推荐书单

5 books to enjoy this winter

The holidays are a great time to catch up on reading.
节假日是大量阅读的极佳时机
Here are five books that really stood out to me.
以下是5本令我印象深刻的书
These Truths by Jill Lepore
吉尔·莱波雷 《这些真理》
A lot of people once you leave school,
许多人离开校园后
you never really go through the broad scope of American history again.
就不再重温波澜壮阔的美国历史
She brings this lens of looking backwards.
她把视角转向过去
How do we compare to other countries?
我们怎样与其它国家相比较?
What was controversial?
有哪些争议?
What hung in the balance?
有哪些悬而未决的事情?
Particularly slavery and gender and immigrants.
书中特别讲到了奴隶制 性别平权以及移民问题
I think the book is very worth reading.
我认为这本书非常值得一读
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
马修·沃克 《我们为什么要睡觉》
I’m a night person, but I’ve been paying more attention to sleep.
虽然我是个夜猫子 但对睡眠却一直很关注
This guy is super persuasive about
本书作者非常具有说服力 他在书中说
if you want to lose weight, get good sleep.
如果你想减肥 那么就先睡个好觉吧
If you want to really learn things, get good sleep.
如果想真正学进东西 还是先睡个好觉吧
He literally tells you,
他直接在书中告诉你
if you’re reading this when you should be sleeping,
如果你在该睡觉的点还在看这本书
please close the book.
请把书合上
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
塔雅丽•琼斯 《美国婚姻》
This is about a black couple in the south
它讲述了美国南部一对黑人夫妇的故事
and an injustice that totally reshapes the lives of the husband and the wife
一桩不公正的案件彻底改变了夫妻俩的命运
and eventually dooms their marriage.
最终导致婚姻走向破裂
The husband and wife are put into a difficult position.
丈夫和妻子陷入困境
You wouldn’t call it a happy ending, because they’ve been through so much.
由于他俩经历了太多 你不会觉得故事的结局是圆满的
Prepared by Diane Tavenner
戴安•塔文纳 《做好准备》
She asks the right questions about middle school and high school systems.
作者对中学和高中体系提出了合理质疑
What she’s done is really amazing.
她所做的事情十分令人惊叹
Not many people are brave enough to create a new school system.
很少有人有足够的勇气去创造新的学校体系
You have self-confidence, the ability to learn,
你需要拥有自信以及学习能力
the ability to manage your time,
时间管理能力
a sense of what you want to go and do.
清楚自己以后想做什么 该怎样实现
Sometimes, kids will get discouraged.
有时 孩子们会感到沮丧
You just hope your kid gets curious about something.
但大家只不过希望孩子对于某些事物仍然能够保持好奇心
Growth by Vaclav Smil
瓦科拉夫•斯米尔 《增长》
Modern civilization has performed all these miracles,
现代文明已创造出很多奇迹
and yet, you do hit limits.
但也达到了极限
We’ve been on various plateaus.
我们在很多方面陷入了停滞
When did we figure out how to build certain big buildings?
我们是什么时候弄懂如何修建高楼大厦的?

What was holding us back in terms of doing that?
修建高楼大厦的过程中有什么阻碍?

Why don’t we build them to the sky now?
为什么建筑物不是修得越高越好?
If you said to me “Oh, when you’re young, you can travel over the speed of sound,
如果你对我说 “年轻时 你可以超音速飞行
but then when you get older, you won’t be able to travel over the speed of sound,”
但年老后 你就不能超音速飞行了”
I would have been like, ‘That’s crazy.’
我的反应可能是这样:“那真是太荒唐了”
I found these books to be really clever and engaging.
在我看来 这些书籍充满智慧 也十分吸引人
I hope you find them as intriguing as I did.
希望大家在阅读时也能和我一样发现其中的乐趣

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