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My love of books runs deep. I try to read for at least an hour every day (books unrelated to my studies). This category will contain a list of the books I have read or am reading.

Titles (completed)

Note: These are a list of books I have read in their entirety. This is nowhere near a complete list and the following list is in no particular order.

  1. From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life — by Jacques Barzun
  2. The Invention of Science: The Scientific Revolution from 1500 to 1750 — by David Wootton
  3. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions — by Dan Ariely (2008)
  4. The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor — by William Easterly
  5. The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution — by Francis Fukuyama
  6. Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy — by Francis Fukuyama
  7. Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World — by Bruce Schneier
  8. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies — by Nick Bostrom
  9. Smashing Physics — by Jon Butterworth
  10. The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome — by Susan Wise Bauer
  11. The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade — by Susan Wise Bauer
  12. The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople — by Susan Wise Bauer
  13. The Well Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had — by Susan Wise Bauer
  14. The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory — by Susan Wise Bauer (2015)
  15. Countdown to Zero Day — by Kim Zetter
  16. The Revenge of Geography — by Robert D. Kaplan
  17. The Master of Disguise — by Antonio J. Mendez
  18. To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science — by Steven Weinberg (2015)
  19. The Fall of the Roman Empire — by Peter Heather
  20. The Shadow Factory — by James Bamford
  21. Operation Shakespeare — by John Shiffman
  22. No Place to Hide — by Glenn Greenwald
  23. Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes — by Svante Pääbo (2014)
  24. Constantine the Emperor — by David Potter
  25. A Troublesome Inheritance — by Nicholas Wade
  26. The Selfish Gene — by Richard Dawkins
  27. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich — by Timothy Ferriss (2007)
  28. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution — by Steven Levy
  29. Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: An International Perspective — Thomas Sowell
  30. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win — by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  31. Paper: Paging Through History — by Mark Kurlansky
  32. Salt: A World History — by Mark Kurlansky
  33. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies — by Jared Diamond (1997)
  34. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed — by Jared Diamond (2005)
  35. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined — by Steven Pinker
  36. How to Win Friends & Influence People — by Dale Carnegie (1936)
  37. The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements — Eric Hoffer (1951)
  38. An Economic History of the World since 1400 — by Professor Donald J. Harreld
  39. The End of the Cold War 1985-1991 — by Robert Service
  40. Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 — by Christopher Clark
  41. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty — by Daron Acemoğlu and James A. Robinson (2012)
  42. The Six Wives of Henry VIII — by Alison Weir (1991)
  43. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark — by Carl Sagan (1996)
  44. Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War — by Fred Kaplan (2016)
  45. A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485 — by Nicholas Vincent (2012)
  46. The History of Science: 1700-1900 — by Professor Frederick Gregory (2003)
  47. Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire — by Peter H. Wilson (2016)
  48. The Story of Civilization - Volume 2: The Life of Greece — by Will Durant (1939)
  49. The Story of Civilization - Volume 3: Caesar and Christ — by Will Durant (1944)
  50. The Story of Civilization - Volume 4: The Age of Faith — by Will Durant (1950)
  51. Red Sparrow — by Jason Matthews (2013)
  52. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time — by Dava Sobel (1995)
  53. The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance — by Paul Strathern (2016)
  54. The Venetians: A New History: From Marco Polo to Casanova — by Paul Strathern (2013)
  55. The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization — by Anthony Everitt (2016)
  56. Red Mars — by Kim Stanley Robinson (1993)
  57. The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World — by Edward Dolnick (2011)
  58. The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake — by Steven Novella (2018)
  59. New Thinking: From Einstein to Artificial Intelligence, the Science and Technology That Transformed Our World — by Dagogo Altraide (2019)
  60. Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe — by George Friedman (2015)
  61. The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It — by Shawn Lawrence Otto (2016)
  62. Permanent Record — by Edward Snowden (2019)
  63. Mythos: The Greek Myths Reimagined — by Stephen Fry (2019)
  64. Heroes: The Greek Myths Reimagined — by Stephen Fry (2020)
  65. Troy: The Greek Myths Reimagined — by Stephen Fry (2021)
  66. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life — by Ed Yong (2016)
  67. How to Read a Book — by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren (1940)
  68. The Order: A Novel — by Daniel Silva (2020)
  69. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need — by Bill Gates (2020)
  70. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World — by David W. Anthony (2007)
  71. The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found — by Violet Moller (2019)
  72. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind — by Yuval Noah Harari (2015)
  73. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World — by Niall Ferguson (2008)
  74. Civilization: The West and the Rest — by Niall Ferguson (2011)
  75. Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World — by Niall Ferguson (2017)
  76. The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook — by Niall Ferguson (2018)
  77. The House of Rothschild, Volume 1: Money's Prophets: 1798-1848 — by Niall Ferguson (2019)
  78. Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe — by Niall Ferguson (2021)
  79. The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder — by Peter Zeihan (2014)
  80. The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam — by Douglas Murray (2017)
  81. The War on the West — by Douglas Murray (2022)
  82. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos — by Jordan B. Peterson (2018)
  83. The Historian — by Elizabeth Kostova (2009)
  84. The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order — by Benn Steil (2013)
  85. The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine — by Serhii Plokhy (2015)
  86. Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings — by Neil Price (2020)

Titles (textbooks)

Note: These are some of the textbooks I not only read in their entirety whilst in university, but studied them thoroughly. This is very much an incomplete list.

  1. X-ray Structure Determination — by Stout and Jensen
  2. Inferring Phylogenies — by Joseph Felsenstein, Sinauer Associates, Inc. (2003)
  3. A Biologist's Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data
  4. Molecular Cell Biology — by Scott MP, Matsudaira P, Lodish H, Darnell J, Zipursky L, Kaiser CA, Berk A, and Krieger M. W. H. Freeman, 5th Edition (2003)
  5. Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data — by Knudsen S, 2nd Edition (2004)
  6. General Chemistry — by Darrell D. Ebbing and Steven D. Gammon, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 6th Edition (1999)
  7. Organic Chemistry — by Paula Yurkanis Bruice, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 3rd Edition (2001)
  8. Principles and Techniques for an Integrated Chemistry Laboratory — by David A. Aikens, et. al., Waveland Press, Inc., Prospect Heights (1984)
  9. Physical Chemistry — by Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 7th Edition (2002)
  10. Biochemistry — by Christopher K. Mathews, K. E. van Holde, and Kevin G. Ahern, Addison Wesley Longman, San Fransisco, 3rd Edition (2000)
  11. Biology — by Neil A. Campbell, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc., Redwood City, 5th Edition (1999)
  12. Essential Cell Biology — by Bruce Alberts, et. al., Garland Publishing, Inc. New York (1998)
  13. Genetics: From Genes to Genomes — by Leland H. Hartwell, et. al., McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Boston (2000)
  14. Evolution: An Introduction — by Stephen C. Stearns and Rolf F. Hoekstra, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2000)
  15. Physics for Scientists and Engineers — by Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia, 5th Edition (2000)
  16. Physical Biochemistry — by Kensal E. van Holde, W. Curtis Johnson, and P. Shing Ho, Prentice Hall, New Jersey (1998)
  17. Object-Oriented Software Development Using Java — by Xiaoping Jia, Addison-Wesley, 2nd Edition
  18. Calculus — by James Stewart
  19. Calculus: Early Transcendentals — by James Stewart
  20. Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals — by James Stewart

Titles (uncategorized)

Note: These are some of my favourite books that I have read. I have read others, but these stood out to me. This does not mean, in any way, that I necessarily agree with everything these books have to say; they just interested me.

  1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — by Edward Gibbon (1776-1788) [1][2]
  2. The House of Intellect — by Jacques Barzun
  3. Also sprach Zarathustra ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1883-5)
  4. Jenseits von Gut und Böse ("Beyond Good and Evil") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1886)
  5. Zur Genealogie der Moral ("On the Genealogy of Morals") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1887)
  6. Götzen-Dämmerung ("Twilight of the Idols") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1888)
  7. Der Antichrist ("The Antichrist") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1888)
  8. Ecce Homo — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1888)
  9. Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben ("On the Use and Abuse of History for Life") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1874)
  10. Die Traumdeutung ("The Interpretation of Dreams") — by Sigmund Freud (1899)
  11. Das Ich und das Es ("The Ego and the Id") — by Sigmund Freud (1923)
  12. Die Zukunft einer Illusion ("The Future of an Illusion") — by Sigmund Freud (1927)
  13. Das Unbehagen in der Kultur ("Civilization and Its Discontents") — by Sigmund Freud (1929)
  14. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples — by Winston Churchill (1956–58)
  15. The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto — by Mario Vargas Llosa
  16. Die Waffen nieder! ("Lay Down Your Arms!") — Baroness Bertha von Suttner (1889)
  17. Europe's Optical Illusion (also: "The Great Illusion") — Sir Norman Angell (1909)
  18. Night — by Elie Wiesel (1960)
  19. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason — by Sam Harris
  20. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization — by Thomas L. Friedman
  21. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century — Thomas L. Friedman
  22. The Case For Goliath: How America Acts As The World's Government in the Twenty-first Century — by Michael Mandelbaum
  23. Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War And on the Civil War — by Julius Caesar
  24. Cem Escovadas Antes de Ir para Cama ("One Hundred Strokes of the Brush before Bed") — by Melissa Panarello
  25. Coryat's Crudities: Hastily gobled up in Five Moneth's Travels — by Thomas Coryat (1611)
  26. Italian Hours — by Henry James (1909)
  27. Italienische Reise ("Italian Journey") — by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1816/1817).
  28. Diarios de motocicleta ("The Motorcycle Diaries") — by Che Guevara (1951).
  29. The Prince of Tides — by Pat Conroy (1986).
  30. Il Nome Della Rosa ("The Name of the Rose") — by Umberto Eco (1980).
  31. Il Pendolo di Foucault ("Foucault's Pendulum") — by Umberto Eco (1988).
  32. The Book of the Courtier ("Il Cortegiano") — by Baldassare Castiglione (1528) [3].
  33. One Hundred Years of Solitude — by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  34. The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel — by Milan Kundera
  35. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting — by Milan Kundera
  36. Masters of Rome (series) — by Colleen McCullough
  37. The Wishing Game — by Patrick Redmond
  38. The Measure Of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World — by By Ken Alder (2002)
  39. De la démocratie en Amérique ("On Democracy in America") — by Alexis de Tocqueville (1835)
  40. The Anatomy of Revolution — by Crane Brinton (1938)
  41. God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World — by Walter Russell Mead (2007)
  42. Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia — by John Gray (2007)
  43. The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives — by Zbigniew Brzezinski (1998)
  44. Kim — by Rudyard Kipling (1901)
  45. The Lotus and the Wind — by John Masters

Authors (uncategorized)

Authors (I have not read yet)

  • Simone De Beauvoir (1908–1986): French existentialist, writer, and social essayist. (Author of The Necessity of Atheism [5].)
  • Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832): British jurist, eccentric, philosopher and social reformer, founder of utilitarianism. He had John Stuart Mill as his disciple. (Quoted as saying "The spirit of dogmatic theology poisons anything it touches". ~ [6].)
  • Albert Camus (1913–1960): French philosopher and novelist, a luminary of existentialism.
  • Auguste Comte (1798–1857): French philosopher, considered the father of sociology. (Quoted as saying "The heavens declare the glory of Kepler and Newton". ~ [7].)
  • André Comte-Sponville (1952–): French materialist philosopher.
  • Paul Henry Thiry, Baron d'Holbach (1723–1789): French homme de lettres, philosopher and encyclopedist, member of the philosophical movement of French materialism, attacked Christianity and religion as counter to the moral advancement of humanity.
  • Marquis de Condorcet (1743–1794): French philosopher and mathematician of the Enlightenment.
  • Daniel Dennett (1942–): American philosopher, leading figure in evolutionary biology and cognitive science, well-known for his book Darwin's Dangerous Idea.
  • Denis Diderot (1713–1784): French philosopher, author, editor of the first encyclopedia. Known for the quote "Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest".
  • Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (1804–1872): German philosopher, postulated that God is merely a projection by humans of their own best qualities.
  • Paul Kurtz (1926–): American philosopher, skeptic, founder of Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) and the Council for Secular Humanism.
  • Sir Karl Popper (1902–1994): Austrian-born British philosopher of science, who claimed that empirical falsifiability should be the criterion for distinguishing scientific theory from non-science.
  • Richard Rorty (1931–): American philosopher, whose ideas combine pragmatism with a Wittgensteinian ontology that declares that meaning is a social-linguistic product of dialogue. He actually rejects the theist/atheist dichotomy and prefers to call himself "anti-clerical".
  • Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (1872–1970): British mathematician, philosopher, logician, political liberal, activist, popularizer of philosophy, and 1950 Nobel Laureate in Literature. On the issue of atheism/agnosticism, he wrote the essay "Why I Am Not a Christian".
  • Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980): French existentialist philosopher, dramatist, novelist and critic.
  • Peter Singer (1946–): Australian philosopher and teacher, working on practical ethics from a utilitarian perspective, controversial for his opinions on abortion and euthanasia.
  • James Lovelock (1919-) wikiquote:James Lovelock

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