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My 2008 List

Keith McCormick "Keith McCormick is a data mining consultant, trainer, speaker, and author. More info at about.me/keithmccormick"
The list author says: "This is simply a working list of books that I am in the grip of.

I have recently completed, or have begun, or I am about to start the books on this list. A book's appearance here indicates that it was worth starting, or it is very high on my list to start. I only review books that I have read completely, and I can be partway through many books, for many months.

For that reason, these are actually the books that I am most interested in at the moment. If I have reviewed them, I have moved on."
Data Mining with Decision Trees: Theory and Applications (Series in Machine Perception and Artifical Intelligence)
Data Mining with Decision Trees: Theory and Applications (Series in Machine Perception and Artifical Intelligence)
"Working through some of the details. I have reviewed it. It is "OK". It is very academic in style. Would work for other specialists like me, but I won't be recommending it to clients. Longer review on my site."
Six Sigma For Dummies
Six Sigma For Dummies
"I have concluded Data Miners have to read something about Six Sigma. This is the only book on the subject I have looked into so far. I have written a review - longer review on my site."
Finding George Orwell in Burma
Finding George Orwell in Burma
"Recommended. Started in preparation of my recent Burma trip. I just reviewed it."
The Trouser People: A Story of Burma in the Shadow of the Empire
The Trouser People: A Story of Burma in the Shadow of the Empire
"Read on my Burma trip."
The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future
The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future
"Started this when thinking about a Laos trip."
The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language
The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language
"I like this book. It will become a review."
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
"This is one of three Steven Pinker book I have been working on for a long time. I keep coming back to this one."
A Life of Jung
A Life of Jung
"This book never manages to get off the list - neither by reading it, nor by removing it."
A Natural History of the Senses
A Natural History of the Senses
"What a great writer! I read a paragraph of this, and didn't care what it was about. She is such a skilled writer of prose. It will compete with other books until I get around to it."
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
"Another Pinker."
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (P.S.)
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (P.S.)
"Got this recently."
The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language
The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language
"Got this recently. I am a fan of his Teaching Company courses."
Language Interrupted: Signs of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars
Language Interrupted: Signs of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars
"Mentioned during an interview on C-Span. Probably not realistic to fit into my schedule, but I like the idea of reading it. It is about the mistakes that non-native speakers make (and don't make). It is not random."
Programming Python
Programming Python
"I am still working on this Python book, and will be for some time to come. Huge, but quite readable, and rich with information."
Multiple Correspondence Analysis and Related Methods (Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Multiple Correspondence Analysis and Related Methods (Chapman & Hall/CRC Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences)
"High on my wish list - a method I like to use. Not 100% this book is the one."
Freedom Evolves
Freedom Evolves
"Appeals to my philosophy side. Epistemology was my minor. I have been half-way through for a very long time."
The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
"I have found memories of seeing David Suzuki on science shows when I was a kid. I bought based on that, stuck at half-read, but it travels with me."
My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams
My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams
"Just got this - inspired to dig deeper after seeing HBO mini-series. Read (or rather listened to) 'John Adams' years ago."
A Guided Tour of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung
A Guided Tour of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung
"Just got this. Have been listening to the Jung Podcast, and I have the collected works. What I don't get through now, I'll read in retirement!"
The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Shorter Fifth Edition
The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Shorter Fifth Edition
"Progressing at less than one poem per month. The teaching company poetry course draws from this. Also, the PBS special on Whitman recently prompted me to give his work a try."
Google's PageRank and Beyond: The Science of Search Engine Rankings
Google's PageRank and Beyond: The Science of Search Engine Rankings
"I just got this."
Bangkok 8: A Royal Thai Detective Novel (1)
Bangkok 8: A Royal Thai Detective Novel (1)
"About halfway through this. I like the gritty underbelly of BKK thing even though the author exaggerates for effect. I cringe occasionally when something rings untrue, but I will read the others in the series."
A Blessing over Ashes: The Remarkable Odyssey of My Unlikely Brother
A Blessing over Ashes: The Remarkable Odyssey of My Unlikely Brother
"Touching. Excellent. I will review it, and give it 5 stars. I read it during a recent trip to Asia."
What Is Six Sigma?
What Is Six Sigma?
"I like it better than Six Sigma for Dummies. Has a modest goal, but does a great job."