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The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
information

Author: James Gleick

Rating: 8/10

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Having spent a significant portion of my professional career in the field of communications, information transfer has always been a topic near and dear to my heart.

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Poincare's Prize: The Hundred-Year Quest to Solve One of Math's Greatest Puzzles
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Author: George G. Szpiro

Rating: 7/10

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The Poincare Conjecture was one of Topology's most challenging puzzles for over 100 years.

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Photo-Wisdom Master Photographers on Their Art
photowisdom

Author: Lewis Blackwell

Rating: 7/10

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As I've noted in earlier reviews of photographic books, writing about photography isn't easy. Perhaps for this reason, this book takes a very different approach.

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Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
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Author: John Derbyshire

Rating: 9/10

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I saw one review of this book that described it as a mathematics book that reads like a novel..

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Journey Through Genius - The Great Theorems of Mathematics
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Author: William Dunham

Rating: 10/10

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When it comes to the history of mathematics, there is perhaps no more gifted author than William Dunham.

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
longitude

Author: Dava Sobel

Rating: 9/10

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For centuries, fixing the longitude at sea was a serious problem for navigators.

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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
da

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Rating: 7/10

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I once read a review of a Malcolm Gladwell book that stated something to the effect that the author could write a book titled "Grass is Green" and millions would read it and find it fascinating.

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
history every

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
excel book

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
happiness

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
supercrunchers

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
allofstats

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
chaos

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
genius

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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Abundance - The Future Is Better Than You Think
abundance

Author: Peter H. Diamandis and Peter H. Diamandis

Rating: 9/10

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In a time where the daily news outfits bombards us with doom and gloom, it's refreshing to read a book with such an optimistic message.

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RF Circuit Design
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Author: Chris Bowick

Rating: 8/10

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Though this is a field I have not been exposed to much professionally, I've always been curious about RF design. I purchased this book hoping to get a more solid foundation on RF technology.

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The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
aleph

Author: Amir D. Aczel

Rating: 6/10

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The history of Mathematics is filled with interesting characters and great journeys of discovery.

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