Books

Category Title Author Rating Description
Science A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
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The Einstein of our age, Hawking describes some of the most challenging topics in astrophysics in plain english.
Cognition A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness V.S. Ramachandran
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This book's primary virtue is that it is brief.
Fantasy A Fire Upon the Deep Scott Rosenberg
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This is one of those novels that propels science fiction as a genre to the top of the literary heap.
Sci Fi Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan
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This is a fast-action sci-fi detective story with some series teeth.
Mathematics A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market John Allen Paulos
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If you have any stock market investments, read this book.
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.
Fantasy Anvil of the World Kage Baker
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One cannot help but compare this book to the Discworld series, but this is far from copycat material.
Science A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
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A whirlwind tour through the history of science, told with charming wit that makes the whole thing more human and fun.
History A Short History of the World J.M. Roberts
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A delicate balance is necessary to write about history.
Software A Small Matter of Programming Bonnie Nardi
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End users can and should write computer programs.
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...
Fantasy Black Sun Rising C.S. Friedman
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Truly unique fantasy with a bit of Anne Rice gothic flair.
Business Blue Ocean Strategy W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
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Creating a new market (a "blue ocean") is easier and more lucrative than competing in an existing one (a "red ocean"),...
Business Brand New Nancy F. Koehn
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The story of six famous entrepreneurs and how they used branding to make their products successful.
Current Era Fiction Camp Concentration Thomas M. Disch
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An odd, almost surreal first-person narrative about a poet imprisoned for dodging the draft in an alternate history...