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Star Maker (SF Masterworks)
Star Maker (SF Masterworks)
"A work of fiction that reads like history...reduce humanity to a speck of dust in the grand scheme of things."
Ken's Guide to the Bible
Ken's Guide to the Bible
"1995: Will be offensive to many, but it puts the contradictions of the bible in full and funny context."
The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
"1994: You'll never look at another person (including yourself) the same way again..."
Terror on the Highway: Rage on America's Roads
Terror on the Highway: Rage on America's Roads
"2006: The reptile inside.  Other people are no good...and neither are you (or me) for that matter."
What Is Intelligence?: Beyond the Flynn Effect
What Is Intelligence?: Beyond the Flynn Effect
"2007: An instant classic that renders obsolete all previous books on this topic.  IQ is like your current salary and does NOT represent capacity."
The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities
The Mathematical Universe: An Alphabetical Journey Through the Great Proofs, Problems, and Personalities
"1994: A remarkable survey of elementary math."
A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
"2009: A very provocative look at what's wrong with math education today."
Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You
Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You
"2002: Probably the most practical book on statistics. E.g., if you test positive for AIDS and you're in a low-risk group, the chances of a false positive can be 50%!"
SuperFreakonomics, Illustrated edition: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
SuperFreakonomics, Illustrated edition: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
"Buried in this great book is the best response (geo-engineering) to the potential risks of global warming."
What We Know About Climate Change (Boston Review Books)
What We Know About Climate Change (Boston Review Books)
"2007: Concise and to the point- clearly explains the consensus view of climate change (CO2) in less than 100 pages."
The Chilling Stars: A Cosmic View of Climate Change
The Chilling Stars: A Cosmic View of Climate Change
"2007:  What if CO2 isn't the real culprit?  An alternative theory (cosmic rays cause clouds) of climate change that is being tested by CERN now..."
The End Of Science: Facing The Limits Of Knowledge In The Twilight Of The Scientific Age
The End Of Science: Facing The Limits Of Knowledge In The Twilight Of The Scientific Age
"1996: Perhaps we've hit a plateau and major discoveries are a thing of the past."
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
"2008:The best non-fiction book of 2008.  It refutes John Horgan's the "End of Science"."
Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified
Simply Einstein: Relativity Demystified
"2003: The best book for understanding Special Relativity- also gives a brief overview of General Relativity."
The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
"2005:  An important book on why string theory is NOT (yet) real science."
The Theory of Almost Everything: The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics
The Theory of Almost Everything: The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics
"2006:  Learn about the theory of almost everything, which gets no respect- but has been experimentally verified- unlike string theory."
Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness
Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness
"The universe is stranger than we can imagine."
Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines
Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines
"2008:  A remarkable book...it's stunning how ignorant most of us are (I include myself)."
Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines
Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines
"2012:  More evidence of how ignorant most of us (including me again) are."
Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy
Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy
"2009:  Even more evidence of how ignorant I am."
What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
"Great self-help book.  Are you your own worst enemy?"
How to Win Friends & Influence People
How to Win Friends & Influence People
"Last but not least...a classic that should be read by everyone."