Books

Category Title Author Rating Description
Sci Fi Terenesia Greg Egan
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I might call this a genetics thriller, sort if in the same category as Jurasic Park, but not lame.
Business The Art of the Start Guy Kawasaki
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A great book covering the most difficult time in starting a business: the beginning.
Gothic The Road to Madness H.P. Lovecraft
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A collection of short stories by the grandfather of modern horror.
History Ghenghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Jack Weatherford
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Genghis Khan was the most successful conqueror to ever live.
Altered States Saying Yes Jacob Sullum
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An impressive work that manages to turn the "drugs are bad" mindset of modern times completely on its head with clear,...
History Battle Cry of Freedom James McPherson
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Top-notch narrative-style writing on what is possibly one of the most intriguing events in modern history, the...
Business Lean Thinking James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones
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"Lean" is an approach to business pioneered by Toyota.
Culture The Wisdom of Crowds James Surowiecki
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It is an almost universally held misconception that people are dumber in large numbers.
History Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond
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Why did Europeans come to dominate the world?
Cognition On Intelligence Jeff Hawkins
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Examination of the human neocortex in the context in hopes of building a silicon equivalent.
History A Short History of the World J.M. Roberts
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A delicate balance is necessary to write about history.
Economics Gifts of Athena Joel Mokyr
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Industry was not the fuel of the industrial revolution: it was knowledge.
Mathematics Innumeracy John Allen Paulos
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Most people would be embarrassed to state that they were illiterate; why then do most wear innumeracy like a badge of...
Mathematics A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper John Allen Paulos
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Paulos uses numeric wisdom to tear apart the myths and distortions that commonly appear in the daily newspaper.
Mathematics A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market John Allen Paulos
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If you have any stock market investments, read this book.