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My Reading List

Here is a list of the books I have recently read or are currently reading.

Mathematics Related

  • Netz & Noel, The Archimedes Codex. Da Capo Press, 2007
  • Beckmann, A History of Pi. The Golem Press, 1971
  • Nahin, An Imaginary Tale: The Story of Sqrt(-1). Princeton University Press, 1998
  • Schey, div, grad, curl, and all that. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1973
  • Boyer, The History of the Calculus and its Conceptual Development. Dover Publications, Inc., 1949
  • Maor, Trigonometric Delights. Princeton University Press, 1998
  • Maor, e: The Story of a Number. Princeton University Press, 1998
  • Berlinghoff/Gouvea, Math through the Ages. Oxton House Publishers, 2002
  • James, Remarkable Mathematicians. Cambridge University Press, 2002
  • Casti, Five Golden Rules. John Wiley & Sons, 1996
  • Berlinski, A Tour of the Calculus. Vintage Books, 1997
  • Gleick, Chaos: Making A New Science. Penguin Books, 1987

General Interest

  • Simon, North to the Night, Broadway Books, 1998
  • Doxiadis and Papadimitriou, Logicomix, Bloomsbury USA, 2009
  • Krakauer, Where Men Win Glory, Anchor Books, 2010
  • Bartlett, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much, Riverhead Books, 2009
  • Krakauer, Eiger Dreams, Anchor Books, 1997
  • Campbell, The Power of Myth, Anchor Books, 1988
  • Howkins, K2: One Woman's Quest for the Summit, Adventure Press, 2001
  • Viesturs, No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks , Broadway Books, 2006
  • Weihenmayer, Touch the Top of the World : A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See: My Story, Penguin Books, 2002
  • Krauss, ATOM: A Single Oxygen Atom's Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond, Little, Brown and Company, 2001
  • Krakauer, Into the Wild. Anchor Books, 1997
  • Alder, The Measure Of All Things. Free Press, 2002
  • Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation. The University of Michigan Press, 1994
  • Warren, The Purpose Driven Life. Zondervan, 2002
  • Fatsis, Word Freaks. Houghton Mifflin, 2001
  • Armstrong, It's Not About The Bike. Berkley Books, 2001
  • Harvey, The Island of Lost Maps. Broadway Books, 2000