***Sci Forum Book Recommendations***

Discussion in 'Sci Reviews' started by Nin', Oct 4, 2008.

  1. ThreeLawsSafe Registered Member

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    Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, by Mary Roach
    The Canon, by Natalie Angier
    How the Mind Works, by Stephen Pinker
    Hyperspace, by Michio Kaku
    The Evolution of Species, by Charles Darwin
    Cosmos, by Carl Sagan
    Death by Black Hole, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
     
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  7. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    The Corps-First book is called "Semper fi"

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    The brotherhood of war- the first book is called "the lieutenants".

    They are both by WEB Griffin and are extremely good.
     
  8. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Emergence - by Steven Johnson - a rather good read into the realm of emergent properties.
     
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    Parental Advisory: Censorship in America
     
  10. Omega133 Aus der Dunkelheit Valued Senior Member

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    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    Art of War by Stung Stu(possibly spelled wrong)
    Hiroshima by John Hersey

    I also like 100 people who are screwing up America by Bernard Goldberg.
     
  11. Shogun Bleed White and Blue! Valued Senior Member

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    Sun Tzu by the way

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    The Seventy Great Battles in History is also an awesome book
     
  12. eupyongri Registered Senior Member

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    The origin of species by Charles Darwin,
    The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci,
    The Works of Archimedes.

    I'd like to recommend these books.
     
  13. Actual Facts Banned Banned

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    My favorite nonfiction in the categories of hardcore science and history are:

    1. The Holy Bible by the LORD thy God.
    2. The Mahabharata by various ancient authors and demigods.
    3. The Iliad by Homer.
    4. Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky.
    5. Chariots of the Gods by Erich Von Daniken.
    6. The Devil's Delusion by David Berlinski.
     
  14. eupyongri Registered Senior Member

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    I recommend the book - A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson, which is about science history. The book is very interesting and easy to understand even though its content is about science.
     
  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy was amazing. There were at least three words on every page I had to look up. (thankfully, the kindle has a built-in dictionary), but it would have helped if I knew Spanish.
     
  17. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I really liked The Road, so I'm gonna read this one. Thanks
     
  18. Greg Bernhardt www.physicsforums.com Registered Senior Member

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    I just read "This Perfect Day" and it was super super good. I also loved "Spin"
     
  19. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Wow, "The Road" was the most depressing book I think I've ever read.
    It was like the literary version of "Death of the Fireflies."

    Jared Diamond's book, Collapse, is brilliant. I need to get my hands on Guns Germs and Steel, his previous book.
     
  20. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Is that the same as "Grave of the Fireflies"?... If so it's been in my DVD collection for best part of 2 years and still unopened... never quite been in the mood. :/
    But "The Road" is good... just depressing.
     
  21. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    @ sarkus-yeah, I misspoke...or something like that...Grave Of The Fireflies.

    Beautifully animated...just absolutely stunning, and very well-told.

    Most. Depressing. Film. Ever.

    Yeah, The Road was good too...I reread it and bawled my eyes out each time.

    I'd just rather not read stuff that abets my Major Depressive Disorder, it does not need feeding, KWIM?
     
  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Grave of the Fireflies is more depressing. MUCH more
     
  23. Apoloto Eat your veggies now SHEWT EP! Registered Senior Member

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    OMG Michio Kaku? I've watched his show "SciFi Science", but I had no idea that he was an author! I am SOOOOOOO gonna look for Hyperspace!!
     

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