The “Last” Whole Earth Catalog — Stewart Brand

I had been running across reverential mentions of “the catalog” multiple times in the last few months in books and podcasts, so I jumped on eBay and picked up a yellowed, 72’ copy for ten bucks. In addition to being a delightful proto-internet, “hippy” time-capsule to browse, it is still a great resource for book and tool recommendations on a vast array of subjects. While the sources for purchasing said recommendations have changed, the sound knowledge remains, and that may be the catalog’s most impressive trick. Definitely worth a look if you come across a copy.