A long time ago I posted a rather long entry on books I would like to write in the future. This list is on books I would like to read, but do not wish to write. In fact I probably lack the skills needed to write them. Things like reading non-Indo-European languages are not easy to acquire. The wish list is in no particular order. If any of these books have been written please let me know so I can try and acquire them.
A comparative history of desert agriculture, particularly cotton in Central Asia, the Middle East and the US South West including Texas.
A history of the hookah.
A comparative history of Native Americans explaining why the Navajos seem to have fared better than almost all the other indigenous peoples of the US.