Non-fiction book recommendations
I have classified my non-fiction recommendations a bit, but many slop
across different categories. I also have some summaries of the
rest of the non-fiction I've read, not
lectione infernum reputo sine consolatione, patibulum sine releuamine,
carcerem sine lumine, sepulcrum sine respiramine.
I consider a room without reading material
to be hell without consolation, punishment without relief, prison
without light, burial without an airshaft.
-- Peter of Celle
Non-fiction recently read
biology, evolution, ...
cognition, psychology, ...
design and style
Sir, my friend
John Baynes used to say that the man who published a book without an
index ought to be damned ten miles beyond Hell, where the Devil could
not get for stinging nettles.
-- Francis Douce, Notes and Queries,
5th series, vol. Viii. p.87,
in Henry B Wheatley, What is an Index? A Few Notes on
Indexes and Indexers, 1879
physics, cosmology, ...
- Julian Barbour The
End of Time
- Paul Davies The
Last Three Minutes -- the End of the Universe
- David Deutsch The
Fabric of Reality The Beginning of Infinity
- Robert Forward Indistinguishable
from Magic -- anti-gravity, time travel, space warps: all with
- Brian Greene The
Elegant Universe The Fabric of the Cosmos
- Alan Guth The
Inflationary Universe -- cosmology and the Big Bang
- David Lindley Where
Does the Weirdness Go?
- Ed Regis Great
Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition
- Lee Smolin The
Life of the Cosmos Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
The Trouble with Physics
[Hay on Wye] has
tens of bookstores, ranging from the 'what kind of mold infection is
moving into my lungs?' to 'Instant Bankruptcy Through Book Purchase'.
-- James Nicoll
God forbid that
any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as
-- Dame Rebecca West