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Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
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The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll
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This book undertakes the difficult endeavor of simplifying something as complex as quantum physics and makes it accessible to lay people such as me. This book is very informative and it not only talks about the fundamental particles but also deals wi ...more
The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
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I love this book because I learned so much from it! In this book Pinker discusses three main concepts that were controversial when he wrote it, and are much less so today. Science doesn't happen in a vacuum and political, societal, and cultural expec ...more
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The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll
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The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
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The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely
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Probably I should have read Predictably Irrational instead of this. Latest is not always the greatest. I would rate it 2.5 but since that is not allowed I decided to round it off to 3. It's so full of anecdotes I was turned off by it. Not a great boo ...more
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Cracking the Coding Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell
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Algorithms in C++ Part 5 by Robert Sedgewick
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Accelerated C++ by Andrew Koenig
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How Not to Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg
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If you have kept up with recent trends, you probably already have read or heard about books on how irrational our thinking is and what we can do about it. I believe it's a move in the right direction. We really are biased and not as rational as we th ...more
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