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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 (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 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich — by Timothy Ferriss (2007)
  2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — by Edward Gibbon (1776-1788) [1][2]
  3. From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life — by Jacques Barzun
  4. The House of Intellect — by Jacques Barzun
  5. Also sprach Zarathustra ("Thus Spoke Zarathustra") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1883-5)
  6. Jenseits von Gut und Böse ("Beyond Good and Evil") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1886)
  7. Zur Genealogie der Moral ("On the Genealogy of Morals") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1887)
  8. Götzen-Dämmerung ("Twilight of the Idols") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1888)
  9. Der Antichrist ("The Antichrist") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1888)
  10. Ecce Homo — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1888)
  11. Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben ("On the Use and Abuse of History for Life") — by Friedrich Nietzsche (1874)
  12. Die Traumdeutung ("The Interpretation of Dreams") — by Sigmund Freud (1899)
  13. Das Ich und das Es ("The Ego and the Id") — by Sigmund Freud (1923)
  14. Die Zukunft einer Illusion ("The Future of an Illusion") — by Sigmund Freud (1927)
  15. Das Unbehagen in der Kultur ("Civilization and Its Discontents") — by Sigmund Freud (1929)
  16. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples — by Winston Churchill (1956–58)
  17. The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto — by Mario Vargas Llosa
  18. Die Waffen nieder! ("Lay Down Your Arms!") — Baroness Bertha von Suttner (1889)
  19. Europe's Optical Illusion (also: "The Great Illusion") — Sir Norman Angell (1909)
  20. Night — by Elie Wiesel (1960)
  21. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason — by Sam Harris
  22. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization — by Thomas L. Friedman
  23. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century — Thomas L. Friedman
  24. The Case For Goliath: How America Acts As The World's Government in the Twenty-first Century — by Michael Mandelbaum
  25. Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War And on the Civil War — by Julius Caesar
  26. Cem Escovadas Antes de Ir para Cama ("One Hundred Strokes of the Brush before Bed") — by Melissa Panarello
  27. Coryat's Crudities: Hastily gobled up in Five Moneth's Travels — by Thomas Coryat (1611)
  28. Italian Hours — by Henry James (1909)
  29. Italienische Reise ("Italian Journey") — by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1816/1817).
  30. Diarios de motocicleta ("The Motorcycle Diaries") — by Che Guevara (1951).
  31. The Prince of Tides — by Pat Conroy (1986).
  32. Il Nome Della Rosa ("The Name of the Rose") — by Umberto Eco (1980).
  33. Il Pendolo di Foucault ("Foucault's Pendulum") — by Umberto Eco (1988).
  34. The Book of the Courtier ("Il Cortegiano") — by Baldassare Castiglione (1528) [3].
  35. One Hundred Years of Solitude — by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  36. The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel — by Milan Kundera
  37. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting — by Milan Kundera
  38. Masters of Rome (series) — by Colleen McCullough
  39. The Wishing Game — by Patrick Redmond
  40. The Measure Of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World — by By Ken Alder (2002)
  41. De la démocratie en Amérique ("On Democracy in America") — by Alexis de Tocqueville (1835)
  42. The Anatomy of Revolution — by Crane Brinton (1938)
  43. God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World — by Walter Russell Mead (2007)
  44. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies — by Jared Diamond (1997)
  45. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed — by Jared Diamond (2005)
  46. Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia — by John Gray (2007)
  47. The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives — by Zbigniew Brzezinski (1998)
  48. Kim — by Rudyard Kipling (1901)
  49. The Lotus and the Wind — by John Masters

Titles (completed)

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

  1. The Invention of Science: The Scientific Revolution from 1500 to 1750 — by David Wootton
  2. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions — by Dan Ariely (2008)
  3. The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor — by William Easterly
  4. The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution — by Francis Fukuyama
  5. Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy — by Francis Fukuyama
  6. Civilization: The West and the Rest — by Niall Ferguson
  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. Countdown to Zero Day — by Kim Zetter
  15. The Revenge of Geography — by Robert D. Kaplan
  16. The Master of Disguise — by Antonio J. Mendez
  17. To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science — by Steven Weinberg (2015)
  18. The Fall of the Roman Empire — by Peter Heather
  19. The Shadow Factory — by James Bamford
  20. Operation Shakespeare — by John Shiffman
  21. No Place to Hide — by Glenn Greenwald
  22. Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes — by Svante Pääbo (2014)
  23. Constantine the Emperor — by David Potter
  24. A Troublesome Inheritance — by Nicholas Wade
  25. The Selfish Gene — by Richard Dawkins
  26. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution — by Steven Levy
  27. Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: An International Perspective — Thomas Sowell
  28. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win — by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  29. Paper: Paging Through History — by Mark Kurlansky
  30. Salt: A World History — by Mark Kurlansky
  31. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined — by Steven Pinker
  32. An Economic History of the World since 1400 — by Professor Donald J. Harreld
  33. The End of the Cold War 1985-1991 — by Robert Service
  34. Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 — by Christopher Clark
  35. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty — by Daron Acemoğlu and James A. Robinson (2012)
  36. The Six Wives of Henry VIII — by Alison Weir (1991)
  37. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark — by Carl Sagan (1996)
  38. Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War — by Fred Kaplan (2016)
  39. A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485 — by Nicholas Vincent (2012)
  40. The History of Science: 1700-1900 — by Professor Frederick Gregory (2003)
  41. Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire — by Peter H. Wilson (2016)
  42. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World — by Niall Ferguson (2008)
  43. The Story of Civilization - Volume 2: The Life of Greece — by Will Durant (1939)
  44. The Story of Civilization - Volume 3: Caesar and Christ — by Will Durant (1944)

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

Authors (uncategorized)

Authors (I haven't 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.
  • Ayn Rand (1905-1982): Novelist and Philosopher, founder of Objectivism a philosophy of rational individualism. In novels such as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Rand dramatized her ideal man, the producer who lives by his own effort and does not give or receive the undeserved, who honors achievement and rejects envy. Rand laid out the details of her world-view in nonfiction books such as The Virtue of Selfishness and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.
  • 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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Subcategories

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