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Books I read

This page will be updated with time. (the list is on gmail and I’ve made omissions as I’ve written this list).

NOTE: Effective January 13th, 2010, I’ll move my booklist to my google page

other booklists:

http://www.klab.caltech.edu/~koch/books-i-read.html

Finish dates:

Nov 6, 2007:
“moral sense” james q wilson
nov 15:
the myth of the rational voter: why democracies fail
16:
mismeasure of man (one chapter)
the singularity is near

Nov 19:

why do men fall asleep after having sex

Do Men Have Nipples?

the j curve
alan greenspan’s autobiography

Nov 23-25, 2007:

War and Change in World Politics

Dec 8, 2007:
the psychology of the internet (wallace)

Winter Break:
“Stuff of Thought” (Pinker)

Jan 7:
“Mean Genes”

Jan 11:
“Write this When I’m Gone”, reflections on reasoning

Jan 13-15
“Order out of Chaos”
Jan 22:
Cognitive biases potentially affecting judgment of global risks

March 17,2008: Figments of Reality, the Evolution of the Curious Mind

March 18, 2008: The Science of Self-Control (Rachlin)

interim:

Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman

Convention (Lewis)

How things work : the physics of everyday lifeGuns, Germs, Steel (Diamond)

Nov 4: Super Crunchers (Ayres)

Nov 6: Half-Blood Prince (Sailer)

Election night news and voter turnout : solving the projection puzzle (Adams, William C.)

Nov 24: Wild Minds (all but 1st chapter)

Nov 30/Dec 1: The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

Dec 1: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell” [in ~1 hr, 40 mins]

Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence–and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process [2-3 hrs]

Crowdsourcing (to 12 AM)

1.5 chapters of “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do ”

Dec 10: Discover your inner economist : use incentives to fall in love, survive your next meeting, and motiv

Predictably irrational : the hidden forces that shape our decisions / Dan Ariely.

Dec 11: Superorganism (EO Wilson)

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do

first 3-4 chapters of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste”

Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter (Steven Berlin Johnson)

Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We…

Dec 14: Extended Phenotype (Dawkins) – mid chapters i needed to finish from 2 yrs ago

Jan 1, 2009 (by 11:56 AM): World Question Center 2009 – What Will Change Everything?

Jan 3: Your Little Legal Companion

Jan 4: The Criminal Law Handbook

Jan 16: Animals Make Us Human: Creating the best lives for animals (temple grandin)

Jan 20: Moral Animal (Wright) – bah, for class, all of it was old

Jan 21: A Natural History of Rape

Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State

Feb 6: The Secrets of Economics Indicators

Feb 10: Stars and Their Spectra (Kaler)

Feb 19: The Big Sort

Mar 23:  Clear and simple as the truth : writing classic prose

Mar 24:  The global brain : the evolution of mass mind from the big bang to the 21st century

Mar 25: Parts of Guesstimation, Complex Adaptive Systems

Mar 26: More of Complex Adaptive Systems

Mar 27-28: finish Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime

Mar 29: Finish Predictably Irrational

Apr 12: Understanding Media, The Medium is the Message (McLuhan), Wiki-pages on it

Before May 11: Plugged in : the Generation Y guide to thriving at work

Week of June 17: The Creative Workforce

June 19: The Second World

July 28: the 10,000 year explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

Aug 17: Kea: Bird of Parafox

Aug 20: Free (anderson)

Aug 27: Burglars on the Job

Aug 31: // <![CDATA[// Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You: Sam Gosling

Columbine (Cullen)

Sep (sometime): Suicide and Attempted Suicide by Geo Stone

Sep 9-10:

How to live dangerously : the hazards of helmets, the benefits of bacteria, and the risks of living too safe

Sep 12:

The Biology of Human Survival

sep 27:

godel escher bach

sep 28:

the cult of statistical significance

soon: build your own economy

Oct 9: Experimental man

oct 12: the grandest of lives – eye to eye with whales

Books I’ve made a little (<50%) progress on:

Molecular Biology of the Cell (Alberts)

Organic Chemistry (Carey)

Sociobiology (EO Wilson)

An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits

Rudin

How to Read a Book

Books I want to read: (i am so motherfucking wannabe masochist)

Critical:

“Advanced Analytic Methods in Science and Engineering”

Stanford Fourier Transforms notes

Convex Optimization (Boyd)

ARFKEN

http://www.pma.caltech.edu/Courses/ph136/yr2008/

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Brain-and-Cognitive-Sciences/9-29JSpring-2004/Syllabus/index.htm

Less Critical:

Analytical Mechanics

Introduction to Elementary Particles (griffiths)

Integral transforms for engineers and applied mathematicians / Larry C. Andrews, Bhimsen K. Shivamog

Physical Chemistry – A Molecular Approach

Introduction to the Theory of Computation

Validity in Interpretation

Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics

An Introduction to Genetic Analysis

Swarm Intelligence

Basics Concepts in Biochemistry

http://literati.net/Bekoff/marc-bekoff-books.htm

http://engr.iupui.edu/~eberhart/web/PSObook.html

A Concise Introduction to Logic

Linear Models with R

Visual Complex Analysis

ADVANCED MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS

Kandel’s Intro to Neuroscience

Modern Operating Systems

The C Programming Language

Artificial Intelligence

Animals make us human : creating the best life for animals

Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System

K&K intro to mechanics

mcafee’s econ analysis

Feynman’s Lectures on Computation

intro to operations research

applied combinatorics

Landau and Lifshitz (lol i truly am masochistic eh)

http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/economics/keynes/general-theory/

Books I looked at:

Canada and the United States: differences that count

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archive:

animal books:
When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
http://www.amazon.com/When-Elephants-Weep-Emotional-Animals/dp/0385314280/ref=pd_sim_b_5/102-9755210-9099301

– I think this was earlier in

Animal Talk: Breaking the Codes of Animal Language (Hardcover)
http://www.amazon.com/Animal-Talk-Breaking-Codes-Language/dp/0743201574

To Touch a Wild Dolphin: A Journey of Discovery with the Sea’s Most
Intelligent Creatures (Paperback)
http://www.amazon.com/Touch-Wild-Dolphin-Discovery-Intelligent/dp/0385491778/ref=sr_1_3/102-9755210-9099301?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179862123&sr=8-3

Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication (Hardcover)
by Kathleen M. Dudzinski (Author), Toni Frohoff (Author), Marc Bekoff (Foreword)

Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family by Cynthia Moss (Paperback – Jul 15, 2000)

Coming of Age With Elephants by Joyce Poole

elephant books:

http://elephant.elehost.com/Books/Great_Ele-Books/great_ele-books.html

Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence–and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process by Irene Pepperberg

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Most influential articles:

Scientific American:
The Expert Mind, Intuition, A Digital Life, The Tyranny of Choice, Myth of the Teenage Brain, Sick of Poverty, Raven Intelligence, Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth, The Neurobiology of the Self, an Earth Without People, The Science of Lasting Happiness, Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace

(why am I only reading the behavioral science articles off Sciam?)

Science: GRE predicts academic outcomes for graduate students, Birth Order and Intelligence

Nature: Britannica vs. Wikipedia, Scent of Food Terminates Benefits of Calorie Restriction in Fruit Flies

Science Daily: Highly Accomplished People More Prone To Failure Than Others When Under Stress

Psychology Today (I know the magazine title sounds corny =P): Secrets of Happiness

Others:
The Seattle Times: Local News: An unpleasant “surprise”: higher risks from pollution

Adult Manifestations of Adolescent Talent in Science: A Longitudinal Study of 1983 Westinghouse Science Talent Search Winners (Subotnik, Steiner)

The Engine of Folly (Perkins)

Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber (Atlantic Monthly)

S. Baron-Cohen, S. Wheelwright, R. Skinner, J. Martin and E. Clubley, (2001)

Yee, N. (2006). The Labor of Fun: How Video Games Blur the Boundaries of Work and Play. Games and Culture , 1, 68-71. (pdf)

The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) : Evidence from Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism, Males and Females, Scientists and Mathematicians
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 31:5-17
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_spectrum_quotient

“Mathematics, physical sciences and engineering students were found to score significantly higher, e.g. 21.8 on average for mathematicians and 21.4 for computer scientists. The average score for the British Mathematical Olympiad winners was 24.”

“Abolish the SAT” (Charles Murray)
http://american.com/archive/2007/july-august-magazine-contents/abolish-the-sat

The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete

The Psychology of Transcending the here and now.pdf

Our choices in books, movies, music, and art go to the core of who we are. What your tastes reveal about you..htm

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List of readings:

– okay so basically i have lists of readings on animal intelligence, self-studying/criticism of formal education, and uh

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(partial and unorganized – should organize later):

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Posted by: InquilineKea Jan 4 2007, 07:35 PM
http://www.edge.org/questioncenter.html, The Structure of Scientific
Revolutions * (Kuhn), Consilience* (E.O. Wilson), The Psychology of
Science and the Origins of the Scientific Mind* (Feist), Origins of
Wealth (Beinhocker), The Blank Slate (Pinker), Origins of Genius
(Simonton), The Scientist as
Rebel (Dyson), Freedom Evolves (Dennett), Darwin’s Dangerous Idea
(Dennett), The Devil’s Chaplain (Dawkins), The Extended Phenotype
(Dawkins), The Selfish Gene (Dawkins), Scientific Genius: A Psychology
of Science (Dean Simonton), Beyond Good and Evil (Nietzsche), Towards
a Genealogy of Morals (Nietzsche), Human All Too Human (Nietzsche),
How the Mind Works (Pinker), Rare Earth (Brownlee and Ward), Collapse
(Diamond), Life and Death of Planet Earth, Fear of Knowledge: Against
Relativism and Constructivism (Boghossian), The Nurture Assumption
(Harris), No Two Alike (Harris), Animals in Translation (Temple
Grandin), The World is Flat (Friedman), Kinds of Minds (Dennett), The
Language Instinct (Pinker), Shutting Out the Sun: How Japan Created
Its Own Lost Generation (Zielenziger), Fat Politics: The Real Story
behind America’s Obesity Epidemic (Oliver), Romance of Three Kingdoms
(Guanzhong), Godel’s Proof (Nagel), The Man Who Loved Only Numbers,
Talking About Leaving – Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences,
Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, Sorry But Your Soul Just Died
(Wolfe), The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural
Scien

The Creating Brain Andreason
A Darwinian Left Singer
Deschooling Society Illich (Feb 16-18, 2007)

Posted by: InquilineKea Jan 13 2007, 01:32 PM
Our Endangered Moral Values (Carter) – 2006
Sweet Dreams (Dennett) Fin 01-13-2007
How to Lie with Statistics – 2006 over a break
A Brief History of Time

Candide (Voltaire)
Crime and Punishment
The Stranger
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
The Apology
Euthrypro

A Mathematician’s Apology

The Prince
Art of War

Problems of Philosophy
Sophie’s World
Letter to a Christian Nation
The Lessons of History (Will and Ariel Durant) – 2003

Timeline (Crichton), winter 2003
Nobel Prize Winning Women in Science
Countdown [Stock recommended me]
Marie Curie (Richard Reid)
A Whole New Mind
Mathematicians are People Too (both volumes)

The Ego and its Own (Stirner)

Iraq Study Group Report (Jan 20, 2007, 10:13-11:59 PM)
The Double Helix (Watson), early 2004 [9th grade]
The Scientist in the Crib (Gopnik), finished 01-22-2007 (pg. 70-211
from 3:45-7:00 PM). Initial reading in the snowstorm at Bellevue
Transit Center
The Scientific 100 (Simmons), 2003 along with Critical Mass (2003)

Partial:

The God Delusion
Religion as Natural Phenomenon
Out of Iraq (McGovern) – UBookstore late 2006
Vision and Mind
The Astonishing Hypothesis (Crick), started Jan 17, 2007; third
finished only in the return back from the bus
The Quest for Consciousness (Koch) started Jan 19, 2007
Towards Unity (in progress)

Old ones:

The Westing Game
Harry Potter (1,2,3)
Preparing For Adolescence (James Dobson) – it was just on the parental
bookshelf =P
Inside Moves Age of Empires II strategy guide [considering that I read
it over and over again]

Game manuals:
Civilization III
SimCity 2000
SimCity 3000
SimAnt
SimEarth
SimFarm
Streets of SimCity
SimCopter

Earth Science Glencoe

School:
Romeo and Juliet
Julius Caesar
To Kill a Mockingbird
O’Pioneers
Lord of the Flies
The Odyssey
All Creatures Great and Small
Animal Farm
The Giver
Things Fall Apart
Julie of the Wolves
So Far From the Bamboo Grove

Cat in the Hat [swp told someone to read it]

Posted by: InquilineKea Jan 14 2007, 11:52 AM
Articles

E.O. Wilson and J.D Watson rival books on Darwin (Harper’s Weekly)
James Dobson knows behavioral genetics, but misinterprets it (Time Magazine)
Stem Cell research goes back to Congress, and then the opponents point
out new research on semniotic fluid stem cell research [the
researchers pointed out that embryonic stem cell research would work
just as fine].

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Posted by: InquilineKea Jan 22 2007, 12:05 PM
The Universe for the Beginner

New Book of Knowledge

other encyclopedias

something about the voyager spacecraft

some atlas about stars

Posted by: InquilineKea Jan 31 2007, 12:37 PM
Partially:

Spandau (Speer)
Inside the Third Reich (Speer)
Nuremberg Diary (Gilbert) – Jan 31, 2007, from 2:15 PM to 6:30 PM
Then I chanced off to Guderian’s Panzer and Golden’s “The Price of
Admission”, which praises Caltech (and mentions Ben Golub!)
David Graff, Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900, (2002) ISBN 0-415-23955-9

Posted by: InquilineKea Feb 17 2007, 11:57 AM
Essays/Reviews:

Cracking Open the IQ Box
“Mainstream Science on Intelligence”

Illich: Enemy of Schools or School Systems?
Didier J. Piveteau

Posted by: Simfish Mar 27 2007, 10:56 PM
03/26-27 2007:

Freakonomics

Finished 03/27/2007:
Survival Skills for Scientists

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Some time in between:

SWB 2 guides at gamefaqs.com =P

Posted by: Simfish Apr 22 2007, 09:41 PM
a lot of these:
http://asianstudies.anu.edu.au/wiki/index.php/Early_Imperial_China

Posted by: Guest May 4 2007, 12:41 PM
Today: Mind Wars (Moreno)

two chapters of “The State of the Parties” (Green and Coffey)

Posted by: Simfish May 22 2007, 11:16 AM
Cruise Ship August 2005:
When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
http://www.amazon.com/When-Elephants-Weep-Emotional-Animals/dp/0385314280/ref=pd_sim_b_5/102-9755210-9099301

– I think this was earlier in 2005.

Animal Talk: Breaking the Codes of Animal Language (Hardcover)
http://www.amazon.com/Animal-Talk-Breaking-Codes-Language/dp/0743201574

To Touch a Wild Dolphin: A Journey of Discovery with the Sea’s Most
Intelligent Creatures (Paperback)
http://www.amazon.com/Touch-Wild-Dolphin-Discovery-Intelligent/dp/0385491778/ref=sr_1_3/102-9755210-9099301?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179862123&sr=8-3

and some illustrated encyclopedias on dolphins and other whales

there was also a presentation on minke whales on the cruise ship – I’m
unaware of whether I took notes or not

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I also remember checking out some crow and dolphin books in early 2005
(back when I brought those books to chem class instead of reading AP
Chem books)

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PLOS Biology
Cetaceans Have Complex Brains for Complex Cognition
http://biology.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pbio.0050139

Posted by: Simfish May 22 2007, 11:18 AM
2003:
http://www.amazon.com/SAT-Vocabulary-Dummies-Suzee-Vlk/dp/0764525468/ref=sr_1_1/102-9755210-9099301?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179860491&sr=1-1

Posted by: Guest May 23 2007, 09:31 PM
Book Cover The Grad School Handbook
Richard Jerrard and Margot Jerrard
+
Peterson’s Guide for getting into grad school
+ two other grad school books in odegaard

Posted by: Simfish May 24 2007, 05:37 PM
Started May 19:
The Origins of Mathematics

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May 24:
The g factor (Jensen) – reading through a couple of chapters – not
fully and completely though

Today:
Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence
Seattle Longitudinal Study
K. Warner Schaie

– read through many of the middle chapters

A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness (Ramachandran) – entire book, with
a few gaps

More Sex is Safer Sex (Landsburg) ~60% today

What is Life (Schrodinger) started 6:30 PM today

Posted by: Simfish May 24 2007, 05:39 PM

HSHSP reading list

My Independent Reading:

• Art of Problem Solving
• The Nurture Assumption
• Scientific American
• Discover
• Astronomy Today
• Discovering the Universe
• Three Kingdoms
• ZZTJ
• Art of War
• U.S. News and World Report
• The Scientific 100
• Countdown
• Making the Most out of college
• some Dave Barry books, not sure if I should mention
• Encyclopedia Britannica\
• Calculus – Stewart’s
and a few other science books I can’t remember

Assigned by school:

• Chemistry (using to self-study AP Chemistry as well). Zumdahl.
• Thomas’ Calculus Early Transcendentals (using to self-study AP Calculus BC)
• Modern Biology Holt, Rinehart, Winston
• The Western Experience
• C – How to program. Introducing C++ and Java
• O’Pioneers
• Julius Caesar
• The Odyssey
• To Kill a Mockingbird
• Things Fall Apart
• Discovering French

Posted by: Simfish May 26 2007, 12:06 AM
I remember in 2003/2004 I was reading about
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rad_%28unit%29
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B6ntgen_equivalent_man

in a book in NJH’s library. Certainly, the information would not be in
a physics textbook. Schrodinger’s “What is Life” does try to give a
theoretical basis for those though. I need to look for them again.

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gmail keyword search: whatislife

Posted by: Guest Jun 6 2007, 09:17 AM
somewhere 2003-2004
Rape of Nanking (Iris Chang)

Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900 (Warfare and History) (Paperback)
by David Graff

Posted by: Simfish Jun 24 2007, 11:44 AM
earlier 2006/2007

Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored,
and Still Live Happily Ever After by Bella DePaulo

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More Readings:
http://www.nobel.se, What is Life (Schrodinger), A Brief Tour of Human
Consciousness (V.S. Ramachandran), The g Factor (Jensen), Why Nerds
are Unpopular (Graham), Marie Curie biographies, The Wealth of
Networks:
How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
by Yochai Benkler
Most Influential Articles:
Scientific American:
The Expert Mind, Intuition, A Digital Life, The Tyranny of Choice,
Myth of the Teenage Brain, Sick of Poverty, Raven Intelligence,
Exploding the Self-Esteem Myth, The Neurobiology of the Self, an Earth
Without People, The Science of Lasting Happiness

(why am I only reading the behavioral science articles off Sciam?)

Science: GRE predicts academic outcomes for graduate students, Birth
Order and Intelligence

Nature: Britannica vs. Wikipedia, Scent of Food Terminates Benefits of
Calorie Restriction in Fruit Flies

Science Daily: Highly Accomplished People More Prone To Failure Than
Others When Under Stress

Psychology Today (I know the magazine title sounds corny =P): Secrets
of Happiness

Others:
The Seattle Times: Local News: An unpleasant “surprise”: higher risks
from pollution

Adult Manifestations of Adolescent Talent in Science: A Longitudinal
Study of 1983 Westinghouse Science Talent Search Winners (Subotnik,
Steiner)

The Engine of Folly (Perkins)

Posted by: Simfish Jul 24 2007, 12:35 AM
Comprehending Columbine (Paperback)
by Ralph W Larkin (Author)

Posted by: Simfish Jul 26 2007, 05:23 AM
German Generals Talk (Paperback)
by Basil H. Liddell Hart

Posted by: Guest Aug 1 2007, 03:41 PM
What does it mean to be well educated? and more essays on standards,
grading, and other follies

The end of education : redefining the value of school / Neil Postman

Teaching as a subversive activity [by] Neil Postman [and] Charles Weingartner

Teaching as a conserving activity / by Neil Postman

School’s out / Lewis J. Perelman

The schools we need and why we don’t have them / E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Posted by: Guest Aug 6 2007, 11:48 AM
The Higher Learning in America: A Reassessment

Posted by: Simfish Aug 9 2007, 07:58 AM
On bullshit / Harry G. Frankfurt

Strange Brains and Genius (Pickover)

Learning and Memory (Norman)

Posted by: Simfish Aug 12 2007, 05:18 AM
sometime 2002-2003
Quantum physics
Gribbin, John R.

New York : DK Pub., 2002.
72 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.
Y530.12 GRI

Posted by: Simfish Aug 17 2007, 09:23 PM
“Harvard and the Unabomber.” (Chase)

Posted by: Simfish Sep 7 2007, 09:12 PM
years ago:

mathematicians are people too

Posted by: Simfish Sep 18 2007, 03:29 PM
yesterday (half asleep)

2.5 chapters of “stuff of thought”
most of flynn’s “What is Intelligence?: Beyond the Flynn Effect”

Posted by: Simfish Sep 19 2007, 12:30 AM
America the book (Stewart)

week ago: curious minds

now: (1/3-1/2): Tigers in the Mud

Posted by: Simfish Sep 25 2007, 04:49 PM
sept 23: reading the book of nature finished
22: origins of wealth finished

Posted by: Guest Sep 27 2007, 04:20 PM
in the company of crows and ravens

Posted by: Simfish Oct 5 2007, 07:44 PM
started today
http://www.amazon.com/Order-Out-Chaos-Ilya-Prigogine/dp/0553343637

“a beautiful mind” (on nash) – half of it – the first

Posted by: Simfish Oct 10 2007, 07:15 PM
avoid boring people

Posted by: Simfish Oct 12 2007, 06:27 PM
HOW TO DOMINATE WOMEN (lawl)
< 2hrs, maybe 1.2

Posted by: Simfish Oct 27 2007, 12:58 PM
i am america and so can you

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over past few months:
LOGI
black swan
david mackay’s energy sustainability book
the physics of everyday life
hume’s enquiry

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carnegie’s “how to win friends and influence people”

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some “life as a therapist” book

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a student’s guide to maxwell’s equations

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“on intelligence” jeff hawkins

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hoe to one up wall street (lynch). oct 4-5

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last month: lern regular expressions in 10 minutes

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the art of philosophizing (russell)
on the experience of time (ornstein)

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Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication (Hardcover)
by Kathleen M. Dudzinski (Author), Toni Frohoff (Author), Marc Bekoff (Foreword)

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elephants on the edge

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nov 9-11: superfreakonomics

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Dec 17:
Hitler’s Empire

Dec 18:
Of Parrots and People
The Narcissism Epidemic
Parts of body toxic, sun in a bottle

Dec 17-19: The Medea Hypothesis

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Dec 30: how hitler could have won the war

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Jan 3: much of Berlin The Downfall 1945
Jan 4: the octopus and the orangutan
the parrot’s lament
Jan 5: the wild parrots of telegraph hill
googled – the end of the world as we know it
orangutans – wizards of the forest

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Mid-January: Worlds Without End

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2/19: Wesley the Owl
parts of “ivory’s ghosts”
Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture

Much of february: How Cooking Made Us Human

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The Man Awakened from Dreams (Harrison) – for class lolz.

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book summaries i’ve read without reading entire book (often you get most of the points without having to read through it):
48 laws of power
art of seduction

add “to read”:

“I am a strange loop”
“the lightness of being”

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QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

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lots of From Eternity to Here
some of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
some of How to Find a Habitable Planet

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At some time in 2009: Spent (Geoffrey Miller)

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Why Kids Kill
The Upside of Irrationality

Some of:
Rapt
Secrets of the Grown Up Brain
The Male Brain
The Female Brain
Nudge

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The Sexual Paradox (Susan Pinker)

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today:
Stumbling on Happiness (Gilbert)
Is There Anything Good About Men? (Baumeister)
some of
Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, and Behaviors: New Directions for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (Ellis)

Extra Lives (Bissell)

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Late August: The Republic (Plato)

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Elegance of Hedgehog

I’ll Mature When I’m Dead (Dave Barry)

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Loneliness

Part of Amen’s “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness “

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The Iliad (for class)

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Truths, Lies, and Online Dating

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2004: 1600 Perfect Score: The 7 Secrets of Acing the SAT [Hardcover]

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Luftwaffe Eagle

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