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Read books? [Aug. 8th, 2009|12:45 pm]
Jaime
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I got this facebook thing where there is a list of 100 books that I guess might be considered books you "should" have read at some point, I think I had like 14, but anyway, no science books. Why not? What is lacking from Origin of Species that makes it not worth mentioning compared to Harry Potter? So I'll make my own list...

Copy and paste and put an X by the books you've read.

(in no particular order)

1. Origin of Species - Darwin
2. The Principia - Newton
3. The C Programming Language - Kernighan, Ritchie - X
4. Flatland - Abbot
5. Hackers, Heroes of the Computer Revolution - Levy - X
6. A Beautiful Mind - Nasar - X
7. Feynman Lectures on Physics - Feynman - (sort of)
8. Any Dawkins Book - X (The God Delusion)
9. Crypto - Levy - X
10. The Elegant Universe - Greene - X
11. Relativity: The Special and General Theory - Einstein
12. A Brief History of Time - Hawking - X
13. Cosmos - Sagan
14. The Interpretation of Dreams - Freud
15. The Mathematical Theory of Communication - Shannon
16. An Investigation of the Laws of Thought - Boole
17. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - Abelson, Sussman, Sussman - (most of it)
18. The Art of Electronics - Horowitz, Hill - X
19. Calculus Made Easy - Thompson, Gardner - X
20. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA - Watson
21. A History of Pi - Beckmann
22. Chaos: Making a New Science - Gleick - X
23. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics - Dirac
24. Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (On the Shoulders of Giants) - Galileo
25. The Art of Computer Programming - Knuth

Uh, I feel like I must be missing a bunch, and probably threw in a few that aren't really classics, but that I liked. Improvements welcome
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