General Science

  • One Two Three . . . Infinity : Facts and Speculations of Science
–George Gamow ISBN 0486256642
  • The Evolution of Cooperation
–Robert Axelrod ISBN 0465021212
  • The Selfish Gene
–Richard Dawkins ISBN 0192860925
  • The Constants of Nature : The Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe
–John Barrow ISBN 1400032253
Mind-boggling.
  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr.Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character
–Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton ISBN 009917331X
  • The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation
–Gary William Flake ISBN 0262561271
  • Chaos: Making a New Science
–James Gleick ISBN 0140092501
  • Fermat’s Enigma : The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem
–Simon Singh ISBN 0385493622
An enchanting account of the challenge, and Andrew Wiles’ hardwork
  • The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
–Simon Singh ISBN 0385495323
Another absorbing book by Simon Singh. A good history of crypto.
  • The Golden Ratio : The Story of PHI, the World’s Most Astonishing Number
–Mario Livio ISBN 0767908163
  • Nature’s Numbers: The Unreal Reality of Mathematics
–Ian Stewart ISBN 0465072747
  • Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So
–Ian Stewart ISBN 073820675X
A very well written book that explores various aspects of geometry
  • What is Life? : With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches
–Erwin Schrodinger ISBN 0521427088
  • Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means
–Albert-Laszlo Barabasi ISBN 0452284392
Barabasi is already getting to be a legend. This book is a landmark one, for those interested in the study of networks
  • FLATLAND — A Romance of Many Dimesions
–Edwin Abbott Abbott ISBN 0691025258
The prequel to Flatterland.
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