Harry Potter and the role of accounting in public expenditure and monetary policy in the first century and roman empire
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This is a list of things I ought to get around to reading.
Things to consider
Remember that a book may have been released multiple times, so it may have different ISBN numbers.
Even if a book is out of print it may be purchasable or downloadable..
As an audiobook, and some even with the author as the narrator!
A PDF or other e-book.
Do not give up just because you have one small scrap of information. Write down anything you know about the subject and search for other keywords and perhaps you can find a hint somewhere in the world.
Does the author have a website? That's a great place to start for information on getting a book.
There are MANY ways to buy used books. There are online stores of them, there are real-world stores.. there are little clubs and other ways to request used books. Sometimes you can post a "wanted note" a book.. you never know what would turn up!
Don't forget the real world! Libraries and book stores should not be discounted. Asking a real person about a book isn't out of the question.. you might turn up some good information, especially if the book is/was popular.
Distributed Proofreaders provides a web-based method to ease the conversion of Public Domain books into e-books.
Gregory Benford -- "Calculating the Future," (F&SF, September 1993)
Payback - (1999 movie) supposedly has a "Mysterious Press" novel.
The Golden Bough
Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software, by Sam Williams
Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution
Tools of Critical Thinking - ISBN 0205260837 - David A.Levy, 1997
How to Solve It - ISBN 0691023565 - 1945, George Polya
Ways People Think and Learn
Cognition in the Wild - ISBN 0262581469 - 1996, Edwin Hutchins
Thinking and Deciding - ISBN 0521659728 - 1994, Jonathan Baron
Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step - ISBN 0060903252 - 1990, Ed De Bono
The Social Life of Information - ISBN 1578517087 - 2000, John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid
Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine - ISBN 0201581299 - 1993, Donald Norman
The Sciences of the Artificial, 3rd Ed. - ISBN 0262691914 - 1996, Herbert A. Simon
Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge - ISBN 0415043182 - 1992, Karl Popper
Theory and Evidence: The Development of Scientific Reasoning - ISBN 0262112094 - 1996, Barbara Koslowski
Abductive Inference: Computation, Philosophy, Technology - ISBN 0521434610 - 1996, John R. Josephson, Susan G. Josephson
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out - ISBN 0738203491 - 1999, Richard Feynman
Science as a Questioning Process - ISBN 0750303697 - 1996, Nigel Sanitt
Administrative Behavior, 4th ed. - ISBN 0684835827 - 1997, Herbert Simon
Of mice and men
A Thousand Splendid Suns
My Name is Red, by Orhan Pamuk
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Foucault's pendulum (Eco)
American Gods by Gaiman
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Night, Elie Wiesel
Flowers for Algernon, Keys
Moonalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Foer
Catch 22, Heller
Ender's Game, Scott Card
The Stranger, Camus
The Name of the Rose, Eco
Thinking Fast and Slow, Kahneman
A Clockwork Orange, Burgess
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde
Tuesdays with Morrie, Albom
The Alchemist, Coelho
Lord of the Flies, Golding
In Cold Blood, Capote
A Confederacy of Dunces, Toole
Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury
Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut
The Things they carried, Tim O'Brien
The Trial, Kafka
Frankenstein, Mary Shelly
The Lord of the Rings
The Sword of Shannara
TODO - I read a lot of these
The Book of Five Rings
Michael A. Stackpole
Pragmatic Thinking and Learning
"It's another motivating book. Makes you want to be productive, get shit done, organize your life, encourage your creative side (R-brain in the book)." -- Josh Creek
"It also makes a point to give you a mental model for your brain." -- Josh Creek
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams
Tom DeMarco, Timothy Lister
"A lot of attention is paid to environment, things like noise, concentration, flow, lighting, furniture, etc. A lot about what makes a good team, and how to avoid killing an otherwise good team. A lot of attention paid to valuing people." -- Josh Creek
Short and focused chapters make it easy to pick up and read a little bit at a time.
Read. Good book. To re-read.
The Mythical Man-Month
The Deadline: "A Novel About Project Management"
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
True Names: And the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier
I've already read something called
True Names by Vernor Vinge, but this is a collection of essays.
The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully
More Secrets of Consulting: The Consultant's Tool Kit
The Deadline: A Novel about Project Management Paperback – Jun 1997, by Tom DeMarco
The Human Side of Enterprise: 25th Anniversary Printing Hardcover – Aug 1 1985, by Douglas McGregor
Managing for Results Paperback – May 22 1989, by Peter Ferdinand Drucker
Computer Repair with Diagnostic Flowcharts Third Edition: Troubleshooting PC Hardware Problems from Boot Failure to Poor Performance Paperback – Jan 25 2013, by Morris Rosenthal
What Smart Students Know: Maximum Grades. Optimum Learning. Minimum Time. Paperback – July 27, 1993, by Adam Robinson
The Invisibles Hardcover – August 28, 2012
SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient--Powered by the Science of Games Hardcover – September 15, 2015, by Jane McGonigal
Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light Paperback – Sep 17 2010, by Valerie Tarico Ph.D. (Author), Ph D Tarico (Author)
Doubting Jesus' Resurrection: What Happened in the Black Box? (First Edition) Paperback – September 15, 2009, by Kris D Komarnitsky
The Open Society and its Enemies: The Spell of Plato (Routledge Classics) (Vol 1) Revised ed. Edition, by Karl Popper (Author)
They're never too young for books : a guide to children's books for ages 1 to 8 * Edythe M McGovern, Helen D Muller
Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible, by
Underground (Dreyfus book), by Suelette Dreyfus
This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress, by John Brockman
Worthless: The Young Person's Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major, by Aaron Clarey
Spurious Correlations, by Tyler Vigen
Science fiction fanzine
The World Set Free
Swarmwise - The Tactical Manual To Changing The World
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics) (9780143039884): Hannah Arendt, Amos Elon: Books
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
∞ Science Fiction
Have Spacesuit, Will Travel (Robert Heinlein).
Startide Rising (David Brin)
The Mote In God's Eye (Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle)
The Shockwave Rider (John Brunner)
The Warrior's Apprentice (Lois McMaster Bujold)
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (Spider Robinson)
Little Fuzzy (H. Beam Piper)
Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
Wasp (Eric Frank Russell)
Hospital Station (James White)
Mistborn (Brandon Sanderson)
Needle (Hal Clement)
Lest Darkness Fall (L. Sprague de Camp)
The Stars My Destination (Alfred Bester)
The Stainless Steel Rat (Harry Harrison)
The Ship Who Sang (Anne McCaffrey)
1632 (Eric Flint)
Neutron Star (Larry Niven)
The Trouble Twisters (Poul Anderson)
The Space Merchants (Frederik Pohl, C.M. Kornbluth)
Accelerando (Charles Stross)
(others are scrapbooked)
∞ To research
I'm told these things have novels:
∞ labeled "later"
∞ Other Stuff
Stuff here may not have even been considered yet.. this is just a dump of stuff I should possibly take a look at.
Pavel Tsatsouline:: The Naked Warrior: Master the Secrets of the Super-Strong--Using Bodyweight Exercise Only ISBN 0938045555
Eric Franklin:: Conditioning for Dance ISBN 0736041567
Eric Franklin:: Pelvic Power for Men and Women: Mind/Body Exercises for Strength, Flexibility, Posture, and Balance ISBN 0871272598
Gymnastics Fun & Games 51 Activities for Children by Patty Hacker and Eric Malmberg and Jim Nance (1996) ISBN 0880115572
Thomas Kurtz:: Science of Sports Training: How to Plan and Control Training for Peak Performance ISBN 0940149001
The Answer is in Your Bloodtype (ISBN 0967012503) a spin off book from the original
Eat Right For Your Type (ISBN 039914255X) Staying Healthy With the Seasons: Ssu Chi Chien Kang Fa by Elson M. Haas, Elson M., Md. Haas / ISBN 1587611422
Research Tim Cartmell and his martial arts related works.
Julia Ross:: Diet Cure: The 8-Step Program to Rebalance Your Body Chemistry and End Food Cravings, Weight Problems Mood Swings-Now ISBN 0140286527
Deals with food addictions and drug addictions alike as amino deficiencies in the brain. Very interesting from a Biological standpoint.
A. Westbrook, O. Ratti:: Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction ISBN 0804800049
Peter Ralston:: Cheng Hsin: The Principles of Effortless Power ISBN 1556433026
His other stuff was reported as being full of misinterpretable bs.
Bruce K. Siddle:: Sharpening the warriors edge ISBN 0614191564
Check out Bhaskaracharya's stuff.. in particular, I saw some interesting ideas of multiplying complex numbers over
here. Eric Franklin:: has several other books
H. John Poole -- Phantom Soldier: The Enemy's Answer to U.S. Firepower ISBN 0963869558
Ron Shillingford: The Elite Forces Handbook of Unarmed Combat ISBN 0312264364
F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.: Your bodies many cries for water Hardcover ISBN 0-9629942-5-1 - Softcover ISBN 0-9629942-3-5
Patricia Benner - From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, Commemorative Edition ISBN 0130325228
Hans Conkel: How To Open Locks With Improvised Tools: Practical, Non-Destructive Ways Of Getting Back Into Just About Everything When You Lose Your Keys (formerly published as Lock Bypass Methods) ISBN 0966608712
Paul L. Moses: The Voice of Neurosis -- Grune & Stratton, New York, 1954 ISBN 1348491249
psychic tensions and their effect upon the voice
Gates of Fire : An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by STEVEN PRESSFIELD -- ISBN 0553580531
The Virtues of War : A Novel of Alexander the Great by STEVEN PRESSFIELD -- ISBN 0385500998
Research this Stanley Krippner's efforts into understanding the psychic :
source) - Stanford and Maimonides Medical Center during the 60s and 70s. Much of if funded by the CIA. You can look up the psychologist (one of my friends and mentors) Stanley Krippner (of the Maimonides labs). He just recieved a lifetime achievment award from the American Psychological Association in 2004. Ted Kaptchuk:: Web That Has No Weaver / ISBN 0-8092-2840-8
Daniel Goleman:: Emotional Intelligence : Why It Can Matter More Than IQ ISBN 0553375067
Talks about things like body language spreading in crowds.
Geoff Thompson, a veteren bouncer, has books which include concepts of verbal de-escalation.
Gary Zukav:: Thoughts from Seat of the Soul: Meditations for Souls in Process ISBN 0743227891
Robert Becker:: The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life ISBN 0688069711
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman:: On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society ISBN 0316330116
Romance of the three kingdoms -- a collection of books
Vladislav Tamarov:: Afghanistan : a Russian soldier's story ISBN 1580084168
Victor Suvorov:: Inside the Aquarium ISBN 042509474X
Victor Herman:: Coming Out of the Ice (out of print)
ISBN 0-7861-9353-0 (mp3-cd,
buy online) - ISBN 0-7861-1134-8 (10 tapes) Maybe also try: Alexander Solzhenitsyn:: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich ISBN 0451527097
George Thompson:: Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion ISBN 0688137865
Philip Yancy:: The gift of pain ISBN 0310221447
Jacques Lusseyran:: And There Was Light: Autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, Blind Hero of the French Resistance ISBN 0930407407
companion book: Jacques Lusseyran:: What One Sees Without Eyes: Selected Writings of Jacques Lusseyran ISBN 0863153046
Daniel P. Mannix:: The Way of the Gladiator ISBN 0743413032
Rupert Sheldrake:: The Sense of Being Stared At : And Other Aspects of the Extended Mind ISBN 060960807X
Rupert Sheldrake has published the results of his extensive researches in his books, such as 'The Sense of Being Stared At' . He concludes that there is a 'Seventh Sense' which provides us with vital information through telepathy and premonition. It is not in any way magical or 'paranormal'. Rather, he says, 'it is normal, part of our basic nature which we share with animals'.
www.geraldmweinberg.com -- highly recommended reading for management, consulting, even programming. "deep thoughts" (jack handy) - there's apparently two little booklets of stuff.
Dr. Dean Ornish has scientific proof that heart disease can be reversed. He's published a book on it.
These items are suspect. The guy who I borrowed this list from is a nut!
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