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Wanted Books
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These are some books i'd love to own a copy of or at least read through
carefully.
Technical
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* **Visual Complex Analysis** by Tristan Needham
* **Visualizing Data: Exploring and Explaining Data with the Processing Environment** by Ben Fry
* **General Theory of Relativity** by P. A.M. Dirac
* **Computability and Unsolvability** by Martin Davis
* **Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics** by John von Neumann
* **Real and Complex Analysis** by Walter Rudin
* **Art of Computer Programming** by Donald E. Knuth
* **Euclid's Elements**
* **Mathematical Physics** by Robert Geroch
* **The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing** by Steven Smith
* **21st Century C** by Ben Klemens
Math
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(I haven't really looked in to most of these, just sound interesting)
* **On formally undecidable propositions of Principa Mathematica and related systems**, by Kurt Godel.
* **Computability and Unsolvability**, by Martin Davis.
* **Mathematical Foundations of Information Theory**, by A.I. Khinchin.
* **Calculus of Variations with Applications to Physics and Engineering**, by Robert Weinstock.
* **Relativity, Thermodynamics, and Cosmology**, by Richard Tolman.
* **Mathematics Applied to Continuum Mechanics**, by Lee Segel.
* **Optimization Theory and Applications**, by Donald Pierre.
* **The Variational Principles of Mechanics**, by Cornelius Lanczos.
* **Tensor Analysis for Physicists**, by J.A. Schonten.
* **Investigations on the Theory of Brownian Movement**, by Albert Einstein.
* **Great Experiments in Physics**, ed. by ???.
* **Curvature and Homology**, by Samuel Goldberd.
* **The Philosophy of Mathematics**, by Stephan Korner.
* **The Various and Ingenious Machines of Agostino Ramelli**, by A. Ramelli (!).
* **Experiments in Topology**, by Stephan Barr.
Computer Security
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* **Beautiful Security** by Andy Oram and John Viega
* **Secure Programming Cookbook for C and C++** by John Viega and Matt Messier
Novels
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* **Return From the Stars** by Stanislaw Lem
* **Mortal Engines** by Stanislaw Lem
* **The Moon is a Harsh Mistress** by Heinlen
* **Babel-17** (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babel-17)
SciFi, a language is invented to be used as a weapon
* **The Mote in God's Eye** by Niven and Pournelle
* **The Windup Girl** by Paolo Bacigalupi
* **A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!** by Harry Harrison
* **Red Sorghum** by Mo Yan
* **Big Breasts & Wide Hips** by Mo Yan
* **Journey to the West**
* **Dream of the Red Chamber**
Non-Fiction
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* **Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons** by J. Carter and R. Wilson (JPL founder)
* **The Guttenberg Galaxy** by M. McLuhan (media format leading to cognative structure)
* **The Gift** by Marcell M (?)
Other
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* **Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow** by Zak Smith
* **The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783** by A.T. Mahan
* **A Perfect Vacuum** by Stanislaw Lem (fictional book reviews)
* **Imaginary Magnitude** by Stanislaw Lem (fictional book introductions)
* **Doktor Sleepless** by Warren Ellis
* Rules for Radicals
* Sun in a Bottle
* I am a Strange Loop
* Fenman and Computation
* How Buildings Learn
* Whole Earth Discipline
* Bertrand Russell's Problems of Philosophy
* Planning for Freedom
* Robert's Nonstandard Analysis
* de Beauvior's Ethics of Ambiguity
* Knuth's Surreal Numbers
List of Lists
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* `huge reddit sci-fi list `_