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  1. #1 Suggest me some good books to expand my education. 
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    Hello everyone, I am interested in almost every field of science and in knowledge in general, so what kind of books would be the best one to enhance my knowledge?


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    Narrow the focus....by a lot and you'll probably get lots of recommendations.
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    For instance let say, suggest me some books that was the most beneficial to you, or some books that you consider as 'must read'.
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    The Tain
    The Illiad
    constatine's "Know your woods"
    gregory Bateson's "an ecology of mind"
    Hesiod's theogony, also works and days,
    Suzuki's "zen mind"
    relativity
    the epic of gilgamesh
    beowulf

    there's a start, ask me again when you're done with these.

    (in order for me to understand bateson's ecology, I had to get everything he published, and work forward as his style changed.---I think the effort was worthwhile.)
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    Or just read "Hitchhikers Guide the Universe" and be done with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    The Tain
    The Illiad
    constatine's "Know your woods"
    gregory Bateson's "an ecology of mind"
    Hesiod's theogony, also works and days,
    Suzuki's "zen mind"
    relativity
    the epic of gilgamesh
    beowulf

    there's a start, ask me again when you're done with these.

    (in order for me to understand bateson's ecology, I had to get everything he published, and work forward as his style changed.---I think the effort was worthwhile.)
    Thank you the most! I hope I'll get more recommendations :-)

    I have already read the epic of gilgamesh and the Iliad but several years ago..
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    "The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives", by Tenney L. Davis, last printing I know of took place during WW-II, a fact he mentioned, which restricted certain entries he did not make.

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    Hello, here are some books that I consider very entertaining and educational;

    1.Richard Dawkins : Selfish Genes
    2. Daniel Kahneman : Thinking fast and slow
    3.Malcom Gladwell : Outliers the story of success
    4. Freaconomics : A rogue economist explore the hidden side of everything
    5.Richard Dawkins: The magic of reality
    6.Sir Ken Robinson :The Element
    7.Carl Sagan : Cosmos
    8.Top 5 Richard Feynman books | Focus Magazine All of the listed books
    And many more..
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    Thanks everyone, can you share more suggestions please?
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    • Godel, Escher and Bach by Douglas Hofstadter - an entertaining introduction to the basics of computability, AI, number theory, music, ...
    • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
    • The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
    • Historical Linguistics by RL Trask - an excellent introduction to the subject (requires some basic knowledge of phonetics, phonology and morphology)
    • Visible Speech: The Diverse Oneness of Writing Systems by John DeFrancis - an excellent overview of the history and structure of writing systems. (If particularly interested in Chinese then his The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy is also a good read.)
    • The History of the World by J.M. Roberts
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    Henry C. Dethloff, Ronald A. Schorn 'Voyager's Grand Tour' Konecky & Konecky ? ISBN:978-1-56852-715-4
    Christian de Duve 'Vital Dust' Harper Collins 1995 ISBN:0-456-09044-3
    Arthur Holmes 'Principals of Physical Geology' Thomas Nelson and Sons 1965
    J. Bronowski 'The Ascent of Man' BBC 1973
    Simon Winchester 'The Map That Changed the World' Penguin Books 2001 ISBN:0-670-88407-3
    Deborah Cadbury 'The Dinosaur Hunters' Harper Collins 2000 ISBN:1-85702-959-3
    Walter Alvarez 'T.rex and the Crater of Doom' Princeton University Press 1997 ISBN:0-691-01630-5
    Daniel C. Dennett 'Darwin's Dangerous Idea' Simon & Schuster 1995 ISBN:0-684-80290-2
    Stephen J. Gould 'The Structure of Evolutionary Theory' Belknap Press 2002 ISBN:0-674-00613-5
    Thomas S. Khun 'The Structure of Scientific Revolutions' The University of Chicago Press 1962 ISBN:0-226-45807-5
    Walter Sullivan 'We Are Not Alone' Pelican Books 1964 ISBN:64-24113
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    The Road to Reality - Roger Penrose
    The Hidden Reality - Brian Greene
    The Magic of Reality - Richard Dawkins
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    Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
    Discourse on The Method - René Descartes
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    Zarathustra - Nietzsche
    Antichrist - Nietzsche
    behind good and bad - Nietzsche
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