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The Arabian Nights

I loved this part:> The Modernists felt little obligation to entertain their readers. That was just the price you paid for your Joycean epiphany. Conversely they have trained us, Pavlovia...

The Right Stuff

It is a brilliant book, especially his description of what he thought those poor chimpanzee astronauts were thinking and feeling.

From Bauhaus to Our House

Yes, that is a great book as well.I think "From Bauhaus to Our House" is more important because we can survive a period of terrible art: most people will simply ignore it and when it is o...

Softwar

Business side: Most business books are fun to read, but it's really hard to say that any have been truly helpful. Most lean more to the motivational/inspirational side, instead of focus...

The Box

Some years ago I read The Box by Marc Levinson, a history of containerized shipping. Highly recommend it. If you live in SF and have wondered about the numerous barely used piers, this bo...

The LEGO Technic Idea Book

I recently got these books: http://nostarch.com/technic_set.htm. Lego Technic Idea Book Set. My son (4 year old) and I have an absolute blast with these books, our box full of Technics pa...

Musashi

I loved this part:> The Modernists felt little obligation to entertain their readers. That was just the price you paid for your Joycean epiphany. Conversely they have trained us, Pavlovia...

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Not directly related to medicine, but I advise every high schooler and undergrad that I mentor to take as much math and/or computer science as they can if they are interested in biology o...

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