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David's Bibliography (by Domain)

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current Amazon
not so Current selective book list.
by Author

Biographies/Autobiographies/Personal Histories

  1. Adams, Henry, The Education of Henry Adams, Blackstone Audio Books, 1994.
  2. Ambrose, Stephen, The Supreme Commander,: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower, University of Mississippi Press, 1970.
  3. Armstrong, Karen, The Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness,2004 [Healer Idealist]
  4. Armstrong, Lance, Its Not About The Bike, [Crafter Artisan (ISTP)]
  5. Asimov, Issac and Jean Jepperson Asimov, Issac Asimov: Its been a Good Life, Prometheus Books, 2002 [Mastermind Rational (INTJ)]
  6. Baez, Joan, And a Voice to Sing With: A Memoir, Summit Books, 1987. [Champion Idealist]
  7. Belford, Barbara,  Oscar Wilde: A Certain Genius [Peformer Artisan (ESFP)]
  8. Bowker, Gordon, Inside George Orwell: A Biography, MacMillen, 2003.
  9. Bradlee, Ben, A Good Life [Promoter Artisan (ESTP)]
  10. Broda, Engelbert, Ludwig Boltzmann: Man, Physicist, Philosopher, Ox Bow Press, 1983.[Architect Rational INTP]
  11. Buchwald, Art, Leaving Home, [Performer Artisan (ESFP)]
  12. Butler, Brett, Knee Deep in Paradise, [Performer Artisan (ESFP)]
  13. Chase, Alston, Harvard and the Unabomber: The Education of an American Terrorist, Norton and Company, 2003. {Ted Kaczynski} Mastermind Rational
  14. Chernow, Ron, The House of Morgan : An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance, Touchstone Books, 1991.[Julius ESTJ, Pierpoint ENTJ, Jack ISFJ]
  15. Chernow, Ron, Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., Random House, 1998.[Inspector Guardian ISTJ]
  16. Chunovic, Louis, Jodie: A Biography, 1995.
  17. Clinton, Bill, My Life, [Performer Artisan]
  18. Clark, Ronald,W., Einstein: The Life and Times, Avon Books, 1972. [Architect Rational INTP]
  19. Cramer, James, Confessions of a Street Addict, [Performer Artisan]
  20. Crewson, John,  Science Fictions: A Scientific Mystery, A Massive Cover-up and the Dark Legacy of Robert Gallo, Little and Brown Company, 2002.
  21. Dauben, Joseph Warren, Georg Cantor: His Mathematics and Philosophy of the Infinite, Princeton University Press, 1979.
  22. Dauben, Joseph Warren, Abraham Robinson: The Creation of Nonstandard Analysis, A Personal and Mathematical Odyssey, Princeton University Press, 1995.
  23. Dawson, John W., Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Gödel, A.K. Peters, 1997.
  24. Drucker, Peter, Adventures of a Bystander, Wiley and Sons, 1998.
  25. Ellis, Joseph, His Excellency: George Washington, Knopf, 2004. [Provider Guardian]
  26. Elon, Amos, Founder: A Portrait of the First Rothschild and His Times, Viking, 1996.
  27. Erickson, Carolly, Great Catherine, St. Martin's Press, 1995. [Inventor Rational]
  28. Gabler, Neil, Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination, 2006.
  29. Greenspan, Alan, The Age of Turbulence, 2007 [Mastermind Rational]
  30. Gill, Gillian, Nightingales: Extraordinary Unbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale, Ballantine Books, 2004 [Mastermind Rational]
  31. Gill, Gillian, Mary Baker Eddy, Perseus Publishing, 1999. [Counselor Idealist]
  32. Giuliani, Rudolph, Leadership, Miramax Book, 2002. [Fieldmarshal Rational]
  33. Goertzel, Victor and Mildred G. Goertzel, Cradles of Eminence, Little, Brown and Company, 1962.
  34. Gorbachev, Mikhail, Memoirs, Doubleday, 1996. [Teacher Idealist]
  35. Halberstam, David, Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan [Crafter Artisan (ISTP)] and the world he made
  36. Hepburn, Katherine, Me [Crafter Artisan (ISTP)]
  37. Heymann,C. David, Liz! (Elizabeth Taylor) [Performer Artisan (ESFP)]
  38. Hibbert, Christopher, Wellington: A Personal History, Harper Collins, 1998. [Field Marshal Rational ENTJ]
  39. Issacson, Walter, Einstein: His Life and Universe, 2007.
  40. Kanigel, Robert, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Washington Square Press, 1991. {Ramanujan} [INTP]
  41. Kashner, Sam and Nancy Schoenberger, A Talent for Genius: The life and times of Oscar Levant, Random House, New York, 1994. [Provider Guardian]
  42. Lowenstein, Roger, Buffet: The Making of an American Capitalist, [Inspector Guardian]
  43. Mac Lane, Saunders, A Mathematical Autobiography, AK Peters, 2005.
  44. Mahon, Basil, The Man who changed everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell, Wiley, 2004.
  45. Martin, Justin, Greenspan: The Man behind the Money, Perseus Books, 2001.
  46. Massie,Robert K.  Peter the Great[Mastermind Rational (INTJ)]
  47. McNamara, Robert, In Retrospect,  [Mastermind Rational (INTJ)]
  48. Mehra, Jagdish, The Beat of a Different Drum : The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, Oxford Univ Press, 1996. [Inventor Rational ENTP]
  49. Mehra, Jagdish and Kimball A Milton, Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger, Oxford Press, 2000.
  50. Mehra, Jagdish and Helmut Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Vols 1-6, Springer Verlag.
  51. Mitchell, Andrea, Talking Back: Presidents, Dictators, and Other Scoundrels, 2005
  52. Moneymaker, Chris, Moneymaker: How an amateur poker player turned $40 dollars into $2.5 million at the World Series of Poker, Harper, 2005 [Promoter Artisan]
  53. Murray, Nicholas, Aldous Huxley: A Biography, 2002. [Healer Idealist]
  54. Nasar, Sylvia, a Beautiful Mind: The Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Touchstone, 1998. [Mastermind Rational INTJ]

  55. Noor, Queen, Leap of Faith: Memoir of an Unexpected Life, 2005 [Counselor Idealist].
  56. Obama, Barack, Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, 2007
  57. Ogden, Christopher, Life of the Party (Pamela Digby Churchill Harriman)[Promoter Artisan (ESTP)]
  58. Oppenheimer, Robert, Robert Oppenheimer, Letters and Recollections, edited by Alice Kimball Smith and Charles Weiner, 1980. [ENTP]
  59. Pais, Abraham,  Maurice Jacob, David I. Olive, Michael F. Atiyah, Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work, Cambridge Press, 1998. [Architect Rational INTP]
  60. Peat, F. David, Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David Bohm, 1997. [Architect Rational INTP]
  61. Pelzer, David, The Child named It, Health Communications, 1993.
  62. Pelzer, David, The Lost Boy, Health Communications, 1997.
  63. Pelzer, David, A Man named Dave, Plume Books, 1999.
  64. Quinn, Susan, Marie Curie, Simon & Schuster, 1995. [Architect Rational]
  65. Read, Piers Paul, Alec Guinness, Simon & Schuster, 2003. [Counselor Idealist]
  66. Reid, Constance, Hilbert, Springer-Verlag, 1996.
  67. Roosevelt, Theodore, Rough Riders [Promoter Artisan (ESTP)]
  68. Salinger, Pierre, Memoirs [Promoter Artisan (ESTP)]
  69. Schechter, Bruce, My Brain is Open  (Paul Erdos), Simon and Schuster, 1998.[Architect Rational INTP]
  70. Schroeder, Alice, Snowball: Warren Buffet and Business of Life, 2008.
  71. Schwartzkopf, General H. Norman, and Peter Petra, It Doesn't take a Hero, Books on Tape, 1992.
  72. Secrest, Meryle, Leonard Bernstein: A Life [Performer Artisan (ESFP)]
  73. Sebba, Anne, Mother Teresa: Beyond the Image, Doubleday, 1997. [Protector Guardian]
  74. Schorr, Daniel, Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism, Pocket Books, 2001.
  75. Scorsese, Martin, Scorsese on Scorese, Edited by Ian Charles and David Thompson, Faber and Faber, 2003.
  76. Siebert, Muriel, Changing the Rules: Adventures of Wall Street Maverick, Simon & Schuster, 2002.
  77. Sime, Ruth Lewin, Lise Meitner, A Life in Physics, University of California Press, 1996. [Mastermind Rational]
  78. Simon, Linda, Genuine Reality: A Life of William James, Harcourt & Brace, 1998. [Architect Rational]
  79. Slick, Grace, Somebody to Love, [Promoter Artisan (ESTP)]
  80. Soros, George, Soros on Soros: Keeping Ahead of the Curve, John Wiley, 1995. [Architect Rational]
  81. Spada, James, Grace: The Secret Lives of a Princess, Dell, 1987. [ISTP]
  82. Stashower, Daniel, The Boy Genius and the Mogul: The Untold Story of Television, (Philo Farnsworth and David Sarnoff) Random House, 2002.
  83. Teichman, Howard, Fonda: My Life, Penguin Books, 1984. [Idealist]
  84. Toland, John, Adolf Hitler,
  85. Torvalds, Linus [INTP] and David Diamond, Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidential Revolutionary, HarperCollins, 2001.
  86. Trotsky, Leon, My Life, [Champion Idealist]
  87. Ulam, StanislasAdventures of a Mathematician, University of California Press, 1991.
  88. Wallace, Mike, Between You and Me: A Memoir, Hyperion, 2005. [Supervisor Guardian]
  89. Walton, Sam, Sam Walton: Made in America, Bantam, 1993. [Provider Guardian]
  90. Watts, Steven, The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American way of Life, Houghton Mifflin, 1997. [Inventor Rational]
  91. Westfall, Richard S., Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton. Cambridge Press, 1980. [Mastermind Rational]
  92. Wheeler, John Archibald, and Kenneth Ford, Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam : A Life in Physics, Norton and Company, 1998.
  93. White, Betty, Here we go again, [Performer Artisan]
  94. Wooden, John, They Call Me Coach, McGraw Hill, 2003. [Teacher Idealist]
  95. Yeltsin, Boris, The Struggle for Russia

History/History of Science/History of Mathematics

  1. Aczel, Amir, Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science, 2003.
  2. Beatty, Jack, Colussus, How the Corporation Changed America, Broadway Books, 2001.
  3. Bell, E. T., The Men of Mathematics,  Simon & Schuster, 1986.
  4. Berenstein, Peter L., Against the Gods, The Remarkable Story of Risk, Wiley, 1996.
  5. Boyer, Carl and Uta C. Merzbach, A History of Mathematics, 1991.
  6. Brand, Stewart, How Buildings Learn: What happens after they're built, Viking, 1994.
  7. Bronowski, Jacob, The Ascent of Man, Little, Brown, Company, 1973.
  8. Chaitin, Gregory, Meta Math: The Quest for Omega, Pantheon, 2005.
  9. Chang, Iris, The Chinese in America, Viking, 2003.
  10. Clancy, Tom and General Fred Franks, Into The Storm, 1998.
  11. Durant, Will and Ariel, The Lessons of History, Audio Specialists, 1992.
  12. Durant, Will and Ariel, The Story of Civilization: Vols 1-11, Simon & Schuster.
  13. Durant, Will, The Story of Philosophy,
  14. Ferguson, Niall, Colossus: The Price of America's Empire, 2004.
  15. Ferguson, Niall, Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power, Basic Books, 2002.
  16. Ferguson, Niall, Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World 1700-2000, Basic Books, 2001.
  17. Fukuyama, Frances, The Origins of Political Order, 2011
  18. Gabler, Neil, An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, 1989.
  19. Graham, Margaret and Alec T. Shuldiner, Corning and the Craft of Innovation, Oxford University Press, 2001.
  20. Hanson, Victor Davis, The Soul of Battle, Anchor, 1999.
  21. Keegan, Thomas, The History of Warfare, 1994.
  22. Keegan, Thomas, World War I, 1999.
  23. Keirsey, David, Brains and Careers, PNB Partners, 2007.
  24. Kuhn, Thomas, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago Press, 1996.
  25. Macrone, Michael, Eureka! 81 Key Ideas Explained, Calder Company, 1994.
  26. MacNeil, Robert, The Story of English, MacNeil-Lehrer Productions, VHS tapes, 1986.
  27. McCullough, David, Path Between the Seas: the Creation of the Panama Canal, Simon & Schuster, 1999.
  28. Mehra, Jagdish and Helmut Rechenburg, The Historical Development of Quantum Mechanics, Vols 1-6, Springer, 2000.
  29. Potok, Chaim, Wanderings: The History of the Jews, Fawcett Crest, New York, 1978.
  30. Singh, Simon, Fermat's Enigma, Walker and Company, 1997.
  31. Smith, John Maynard and Eors Szathmary, The Major Transitions in Evolution, W.H. Freeman, 1995. ISBN 07167-4525-9
  32. Sowell, Thomas, The Economics and Politics of Race, 1985
  33. Sowell, Thomas, Conquests and Cultures, 1997
  34. Watson, James, The Double Helix : A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA,
  35. Weatherford, Jack, The History of Money, 1997.
  36. Winchester, Simon, The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, HarperCollins, 2001.
  37. Yergin, Daniel, The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, Touchstone Books, 1993.


  1. McWhorter, John, Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority, Gotham Books, 2003.
  2. Obama, Barack, The Audacity of Hope, 2006
  3. Dershowitz, Alan M., Why Terrorism Works, Yale University Press, 2002.
  4. The Marketing of Madness


  1. Bagehot, Walter, Lombard Street: Description of the Money Market, 1873.
  2. Michael Barone, Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding Fathers, 2010
  3. Gleeson, Janet, Millionaire: John Law, The Philanderer, Gambler, and Killer Who Invented Modern Finance, Simon and Schuster, 1999.
  4. Goodwin, Jason, Greenback: The Almighty Dollar and the Invention of America, Henry Holt and Company, 2003.
  5. Greenspan, Alan, The Age of Turbulence, 2007.
  6. Hughes, Neil C., China's Economic Challenge: Smashing the Iron Rice Bowl, E. Sharpe Inc, 2002.
  7. Hyde, Alan, Working in Silicon Valley: Economic and Legal Analysis of a High-Velocity Labor Market, E. Sharpe Inc, 2003.
  8. Lowenstein, Roger, When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management, Random House, 2001
  9. Madrick, Jeff, Why Economies Grow, The Century Foundation, 2002.* (misguided and confused)
  10. Senor, Dan and Saul Singer, Startup Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, 2009.
  11. Soros, George, The Alchemy of Finance, John Wiley, 1994.
  12. Soros, George, The Crisis of Global Capitalism, 1998.
  13. Soros, George, On Globalization, PublicAffairs, 2002
  14. Sowell, Thomas, Knowledge and Decisions, Basic Books, 1996.
  15. Yergin, Daniel, Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, DVD, 2002


  1. Bohm, David and B.J. Hiley, The Undivided Universe, Routledge, 1993.
  2. Carezani, Ricardo, Autodynamics: Fundamental Basis for a New Relativistic Mechanics, Society for the Advancement of Autodynamics, 1999.
  3. Deutsch, David, The Fabric of Reality, Penguin Books, 1997.
  4. Frieden, Roy, Physics from Fisher Information, 1999.
  5. Gardner, Martin, The New Ambidextrous Universe, WH Freeman, 1990.
  6. Greene, Brian, The Elegant Universe,
  7. Glashow, Sheldon L., The Charm of Physics, Simon and Schuster, 1991.
  8. Guth, Alan, The Inflationary Universe, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1997.
  9. Kaku, Michio, Hyperspace : A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension,Anchor Books, 1994.
  10. Kaku, Michio, Strings, Conformal Fields, and M-theory, Second Edition, Springer, 2000.
  11. Kaku, Michio, Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos, 2004.
  12. Lederman, Leon and David M. Schramm, From Quarks to the Cosmos, 1995.
  13. Narlikar, J. V., Introduction to Cosmology, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  14. Mehra, Jagdish, The Beat of a Different Drum : The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, Oxford Univ Press, 1996. [Inventor Rational ENTP]
  15. Mehra, Jagdish and Kimball A Milton, Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger, Oxford Press, 2000.
  16. Mehra, Jagdish and Helmut Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Mechanics, Vols 1-6, Springer Verlag.
  17. Smolin, Lee, The Life of the Cosmos, Oxford University Press, 1997.
  18. Smolin, Lee, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Oxford University Press, 2000.
  19. Smolin, Lee, The Trouble with Physics, Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
  20. Susskind, Leonard, The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics, Little, Brown and Company, 2008.
  21. Woit, Peter, Not Even Wrong, Basic Books, 2007.


Mathematics/Computer Science

  1. Aczel, Amir, The Artist and the Mathematician, Avalon, 2006.
  2. Adams, Colin, The Knot Book, W.H. Freeman Company, 2001.
  3. Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo, Linked: The New Science of Networks, Perseus, 2002.
  4. Beckmann, Petr, a history of pi, St. Martin's Press, 1971.
  5. Bernstein, Peter, L., Against the Gods, The Remarkable Story of Risk, John Wiley and Sons, 1996.
  6. Chaitin, Gregory, Meta Math!, The Quest for Omega, Pantheon, 2005.
  7. Conway, John H. and Derek A. Smith, On Quaterions and Octonions: Their Geometry, Arithmetic, and Symmetry, AK Peters, 2003
  8. Derbyshire, John, Prime Obsession, 2004.
  9. Derbyshire, John, Unknown Quantity, 2007.
  10. Dunham, William,  Journey through Genius, Penguin Books, 1990.
  11. Dunham, William, Euler: The Master of Us All, 1999.
  12. Erdmann, Karin and Mark J. Wildon, Introduction to Lie Algebras, Springer, 2006.
  13. Escofier, Jean-Pierre, Galois Theory, Springer-Verlag, 1997.
  14. Grattan-Guinness, I. The Search for Mathematical Roots 1870-1940, Princeton Press, 2000.
  15. Hamming, Richard, The Art of Probability for Engineers and Scientists, Perseus Books, 1991.
  16. Havil, Julian, Gamma: Euler's Constant,
  17. Horowitz, Ellis and Sartaj Sahni, Fundamentals of Data Structures, Computer Science Press, 1977.
  18. Humphries, John, A Course in Group Theory, Oxford University Press, 1996.
  19. Gullberg, Jan, Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers, WW Norton, 1997.
  20. Kleene, Stephen,  Mathematical Logic, 1967.
  21. Knuth, Donald, Fundamental Algorithms, Addison-Wesley, 1969.
  22. Lawvere, F. William and Robert Rosebrugh, Sets for Mathematics, Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  23. Li, Ming and P. I Vitanyi, An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications, 1997.
  24. MacLane, Sanders and Ieke Moerdijk, Sheaves in Geometry and Logic: A first introduction to Topos Theory, Springer, 1992.
  25. Manna, Zohar, Mathematical Theory of Computation, McGraw-Hill, 1977.
  26. Maor, Eli,  e: The Story of a Number, Princeton University Press, 1994.
  27. McDonald, John, and Neil Weiss, A Course in Real Analysis, Academic Press, 1999.
  28. Mendelsohn, Introduction to Mathematical Logic, Van Norstand, 1964.
  29. Mortensen, C.E., Inconsistent Mathematics, Springer, 1994.
  30. Nagel, Ernest and Jams R. Newman, Godel's Proof. 1958.
  31. Nahin, Paul, An Imaginary Tale the Story of Square Root of Minus One, Princeton University Press, 1998.
  32. Nahin, Paul, Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula, Princeton University Press, 2006.
  33. Pesic, Peter, Abel's Proof, MIT Press, 2004.
  34. Pierce, Benjamin, Basic Category Theory for Computer Scientists, MIT Press, 1993.
  35. Poston, Tim and Ian Stewart, Catastrophe Theory and its Applications, Dover Pubications, 1978.
  36. Pratt, Terence and Marv Zelkowitz, Programming Languages: Design and Implementation, Prentice Hall, 2000.
  37. Ronan, Mark, Symmetry and Monster, Oxford University Press, 2006.
  38. Samet, Hanan, The Design and Analysis of Spatial Data Structures, Addison-Wesley, 1989.
  39. Samet, Hanan, Applications of Spatial Data Structures, Addison-Wesley, 1989.
  40. Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, The Black Swan, 2007.
  41. Von Neumann, John, Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata, University of Illinois Press, 1966.
  42. Wapner, Leonard, The Pea and the Sun: A Mathematical Paradox, AK Peters, 2005.
  43. Weisstein, Eric W., CRC Concise Encylopedia of Mathematics, 1998.
  44. Weyl, Hermann, The Continuum: A Critical Examination of the Foundation of Analysis, Dover, 1987.
  45. Wolfram, Steven, A New Kind of Science, Wolfram Media, 2002.

Biology/Anthropology/Biochemistry/Earth Science

  1. Molecular Biology of the Cell, Third Edition, Editors: Bruce Alberts,Dennis Bray,Julian Lewis,Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, James D. Watson.
  2. Austad, Why We Age, 1997.
  3. Becker, Robert and Gary Selden, The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life, William Morrow and Company, 1985.
  4. Benton, M. J., When Life nearly died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time, Thames & Hudson, 2003.
  5. Boaz, Noel T., Eco Homo, Basic Books, 1997.
  6. Broad, William, J., The Universe Below: Discovering the Secrets of the Deep Sea, Touchstone, 1998.
  7. Buss, Leo W., The Evolution of Individuality, Princeton University Press, 1987
  8. Dawkins, Richard, The Blind Watchmaker,
  9. De Waal, Frans and Frans Lanting, Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape, 1997.
  10. Diamond, Jared, The Third Chimpanzee, HarperCollins, 1992
  11. Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs, and Steel, 1997.
  12. Diamond, Jared, Collapse: How Societies choose to fail or succeed, Viking, 2005
  13. Gold, Thomas, The Deep Hot Biosphere, Copernicus Books, 1999.
  14. Goodwin, Brian, How the Leopard Changed Its Spots : The Evolution of Complexity, Touchstone Books, 1996.
  15. Gould, Stephen J., The Structure of Evolutionary Theory, Belnap Publishers, 2002.
  16. Gould, Stephen J., Its a Wonderful Life, The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History, Norton & Company, 1990.
  17. Gould, Stephen J., The Flamingo's Smile, Norton & Company, 1985.
  18. Gould, Stephen J., Leonard's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms,
  19. Hamer, Dean and Peter Copeland, Living with Our Genes, Bantam Doubleday, 1998.
  20. Kauffman, Stuart, The Origins of Order, Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-19-507951-5
  21. Kauffman, Stuart, At Home in the Universe, Oxford University Press, 1995.
  22. Kauffman, Stuart, Investigations, Oxford University Press, 2000.
  23. Knoll, Andrew, Life on a Young Planet, The first three billion years of evolution, Princeton University, 2003.
  24. Lane, Nick, Oxygen: The molecule that made the world, Oxford Press, 2003.
  25. Lieberman, Philip, Eve Spoke, Norton, 1998.
  26. Lovelock, James, Gaia : A New Look at Life on Earth, Oxford University Press, 1987.
  27. Margulis, Lynn and Dorion Sagan, Acquiring Genomes: A Theory of the Origin of Species, Basic Books, 2002.
  28. Margulis, Lynn, Symbiotic Planet : A New Look at Evolution, 1998
  29. Margulis, Lynn and Karlene V. Schwartz, Five Kingdoms: A Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth, Second Edition, 1982.
  30. Margulis, Lynn and Dorion Sagan, Slanted Truths, Copernicus, 1997.
  31. Margulis, Lynn and Dorion Sagan, Microcosmos,1986.
  32. McMenamin, Mark, The Garden of Ediacara, 1998.
  33. McMenamin, M. and D. McMenamin, Hypersea: Life on Land, Columbia University Press, 1994.
  34. McMenamin M. and D. McMenamin, The Emergence of Animals: The Cambrian Breakthough, Columbia University Press,
  35. Morgan, Elaine, The Aquatic Ape,
  36. Morgan, Elaine, The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis, Souvenir Press, 1997.
  37. Ridley, Matt, Rational Optimist, 2010
  38. Ridley, Matt, Nature via Nuture, Harper Collins, 2003.
  39. Ridley, Matt, Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters,
  40. Ridley, Matt, The Origins of Virtue : Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation, Viking Press, 1997.
  41. Schopf, J. William, The Cradle of Life, Princeton University Press, 1999.
  42. Skoyles, John R. and Dorion Sagan, Up From Dragons, McGraw-Hill, 2002.
  43. Spielman, Andrew and Michael D'Antonio, Mosquito, Hyperion, 2001.
  44. Tudge, Colin, The Variety of Life, Oxford University Press, 2000.
  45. Vernadsky, Vladimir, The Biosphere, Synergetic Press, 1986 (reprint from 1928 original).
  46. Volk, Tyler, Gaia's Body, Springer-Verlag, 1997.
  47. Watson, James, DNA: The Secret of Life, Knopf, 2003.
  48. Wills, Christopher, Yellow Fever Black Goddess, Addison-Wesley, 1996.
  49. Wills, Christopher, The Children of Prometheus, 1999.
  50. Wilson, Edward O., The Diversity of Life, W.W. Norton, 1992.

Psychology/Personality/Brain Studies/Behavioral Sciences/Sociology

  1. Belsky, Gary and Thomas Gilovich, Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes, Simon and Schuster, 1999.
  2. Damasio, Antonio, Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain, Harvest Books, 2000.
  3. Damasio, Antonio, The Feeling of What Happens : Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, Harvest Books, 2000.
  4. Davis, Ronald, The Gift of Dyslexia, Ability Workshop Press, 1994.
  5. Deacon, Terrace W., The Symbolic Species: The co-evolution of language and the brain, Norton & Company, 1997.
  6. Dehaene, Stanislas, Reading in the Brain, 2010.
  7. Dehaene, Stanislas, The Number Sense, 1997.
  8. Dennett, Daniel, Kinds of Minds : Toward an Understanding of Consciousness, HarperCollins, 1996.
  9. Freeman, Walter J., How Brains Make up Their Minds, Columbia University Press, 2000.
  10. Freeman, Walter J., Neurodynamics: An Exploration in Mesoscopic Brain Dynamics, Springer-Verlag, 2000.
  11. Harris, Judith Rich, The Nuture Assumption, 1998.
  12. Keirsey, David, Portraits of Temperament, Prometheus Nemesis, 1987.
  13. Keirsey, David, Please Understand Me II, Prometheus Nemesis, 1998.
  14. Keirsey, David and Marilyn Bates, Please Understand Me, Prometheus Nemesis, 1978.   ISBN 0-9606954-0-0
  15. Keirsey, David and Ray Choinere, Presidental Temperament, Prometheus Nemesis, 1992.
  16. Keirsey, David W., Dark Escape, Unpublished Draft.
  17. Keirsey, David, Brains and Career, PNB Partners, 2008.
  18. Kuran, Timur, Private Truths, Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Perference Falsification, Harvard Press, 1997.
  19. LeDoux, Joseph, Synaptic Self:How our brains become who we are, Viking Press, 2000.
  20. LeDoux, Joseph, The Emotional Brain, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996.
  21. McCrone, John, Going Inside: A Tour Round as Single Moment of Consciousness, Fromm International, 2001.
  22. Montgomery, Stephen, The Pygmalion Project: The Artisan, Prometheus Nemesis, 1989.
  23. Montgomery, Stephen, The Pygmalion Project: The Guardian, Prometheus Nemesis, 1990.
  24. Montgomery, Stephen, The Pygmalion Project: The Idealist, Prometheus Nemesis, 1993.
  25. Norretranders, Tor, The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness down to size, Penguin Books, 1991.
  26. Rhodes, Richard, Why They Kill: Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist, Knopf, 1999.
  27. Shefrin, Hersh, Beyond Greed and Fear, Harvard Business School Press, 2000.
  28. Shermer, Michael, How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science, WH. Freeman, 1999.
  29. Williams, Donna, Nobody Nowhere, Times Books, 1992.
  30. Williams, Donna, Somebody Somewhere, Random House, 1994.


  1. Lakoff, George, Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things, University of Chicago Press, 1987.
  2. McWhorter, John, The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language, Perennial Press, 2003.
  3. Pinker, Steven, The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, HarperCollins, 1995.
  4. Safire, William, On Language,


    From a physics perspective From a chemistry perspective From a biological perspective
    • Blackmore, Susan, The Meme Machine,Oxford University Press, 1999.
    • Buss, Leo W., The Evolution of Individuality, Princeton University Press, 1987
    • Dennett, Daniel, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, 1996
    • Kauffman, Stuart, The Origins of Order, Oxford University Press, 1993.
    • Kauffman, Stuart, At Home in the Universe, Oxford University Press, 1995.
    • Kauffman, Stuart, Investigations, Oxford University Press, 2000.
    • Smith, John Maynard and Eors Szathmary, The Major Transitions in Evolution, W.H. Freeman, 1995. ISBN 07167-4525-9
    • Vernadsky, Vladimir, Biosphere, Copernicus Books, 1998. [Original in Russian 19??]

    From an information/math perspective
    • Kauffman, Stuart, The Origins of Order, Oxford University Press, 1993.
    • Kauffman, Stuart, At Home in the Universe,  Oxford University Press, 1995.
    • Kauffman, Stuart, Investigations, Oxford University Press, 2000.
    • Mowshowitz, Abbe, Virtual Organization: Toward a Theory of Societal Transformation Stimulated by Information Technology, Quorum Books, 2002.
    • Peitgen, Jurgens, and Saupe, Chaos and Fractals,  Springer-Verlag, 1992
    • Li, Ming and P. I Vitanyi, An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications, 1997.

    From a historical/future point of view
    • Stock, Gregory, MetaMan, Simon and Schuster, 1993.
    • Mowshowitz, Abbe, Virtual Organization: Toward a Theory of Societal Transformation Stimulated by Information Technology, Quorum Books, 2002.

    From a "popular" science perspective (e.g., miscellaneous)
    • Capra, Fritjof, The Web of Life, Doubleday, 1997.*
    • Waldrop, M. Mitchell, Complexity: The emerging science at the edge of order and chaos, Simon and Schuster, 1992.
    • Kelly, Kevin, Out of Control, Addison Wesley, 1994.

    From a "systemic" point of view?
    • Kampis, George, Self-Modifying Systems in Biology and Cognitive Science, Pergamon Press, 1991.
    • Rosen, Robert, Essays on Life Itself, Columbia University Press, 1999.
    • Rosen, Robert, Life Itself, Columbia University Press, 1991 review
    • Rosen, Robert, Anticipatory Systems, 1985.
    • Rosen, Robert,  Fundamentals of Measurement, 1978
    • Oyama, Susan, The Ontogeny of Information: Developmental Systems and Evolution, Cambridge Press, 1986.

The Web/Computers

  1. Berners-Lee, Tim,  Weaving the Web, Collins, 2000.
  2. Dell, Michael,  Direct from Dell,
  3. Dertouzos, Michael, The Unfinished Revolution, HarperCollins, 2001.
  4. Downes, Larry and Chunka Mui, Unleashing the Killer App : Digital Strategies for Market Dominance, Harvard Business School Press, 1998.
  5. Dyson, Esther, Release 2.0, Broadway Books, 1997.
  6. Hafner, Katie and Matthew Lyon, Where Wizards Stay Up Late, Touchstone, 1998.
  7. Hagel, John III, and Arthur G. Armstrong, Net Gain, Harvard Business School Press, 1997.
  8. Hiltzik, Michael A, Dealers of Lightning : Xerox Parc and the Dawn of the Computer Age, Harper Business, 1999.
  9. Levinson, Paul, The Soft Edge: A Natural History and the Future of Information Revolution, Routledge, 1997.
  10. Lewis, Michael,  The New New Thing, 1999
  11. Reingold, Howard, Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, Perseus Publishing, 2002.


  1. Godin, Seth, Permission Marketing, 1999
  2. Godin, Seth, Unleashing the Ideavirus, 2000
  3. Shechtman, Morris, Internal Frontier, 1998
  4. King, Stephen, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Pocket Books, 2001.
  5. Postrel, Virginia, The Future and Its Enemies : The Growing Conflict over Creativity, Enterprise and Progress, Touchstone Books, 1999.
  6. Thoreau, Henry David, Walden,
  7. Tufte, Edward, R.,  The Visual Display of Quantitive Information, Graphics Press, 1983.
  8. Tufte, Edward, R.,  Envisioning Information, Graphics Press, 1990.
  9. Tufte, Edward, R.,  Visual Explanations, Graphics Press, 1997.

* Not recommended or reader beware, more than normal.

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