A Short History of Nearly Everything

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Author: Bill Bryson

Rating: 7/10

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Writing "A Short History of Everything" seems an ambitious goal, to say the least.

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Excel 2007 Power Programming with VBA

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Author: John Walkenbach

Rating: 10/10

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Microsoft Excel comes standard with a very powerful built-in programming language called VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). Having seen the cool things a colleague could do with this tool, I decided to invest some time learning it myself.

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The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

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Author: Shawn Achor

Rating: 8/10

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 "Positive Psychology" is something I generally view with some skepticism. Therefore, I approached this book with a cautious attitude. To my surprise, the book turned-out to be much better than I anticipated.

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Isaac Newton

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Author: James Gleick

Rating: 7/10

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Isaac Newton is perhaps the greatest Physicist and one of the best Mathematicians in the history of mankind.

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Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart

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Author: Ian Ayres

Rating: 9/10

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Number crunching is everywhere these days.

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All of Statistics: A Concise Course in Statistical Inference

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Author: Larry Wasserman

Rating: 8/10

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While the title "All of Statistics" is certainly an exaggeration, the ground covered by this book is remarkable.

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The Story of Mathematics: From Creating the Pyraminds to Exploring Infinity

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Author: Anne Rooney

Rating: 7/10

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Few areas of knowledge have had more impact on the progress of humanity than mathematics.

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The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900

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Author: Stephen M. Stigler

Rating: 7/10

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This year I decided to improve my knowledge of statistics. Along with technical books and online courses (to be reviewed in separate articles), I felt curious about the history of statistics.

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Chaos: Making a New Science

 
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Author: James Gleick

Rating: 6/10

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After reading two excellent biographies by James Gleick (Richard Feynman's and Newton's) his book on the development of Chaos theory caught my attention.

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Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

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Author: James Gleick

Rating: 9/10

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I've become fascinated with Richard Feynman ever since I read his "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" book in my college days.

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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Author: Charles Duhigg

Rating: 8/10

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Habits are important factors in our lives. Some even contend that we no more than a collection of our habits.

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