#### Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

##### by Peter L. Bernstein

###### A history of risk, uncovering the science and mathematics behind decision making.

With the stock market breaking records almost daily, leaving longtime market analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a study of the concept of risk seems quite timely. Peter ... (Goodreads)

#### Plato: Complete Works

##### by Plato

###### Collection of ancient Greek philosopher Plato's dialogues, discussing morality, knowledge and truth.

Outstanding translations by leading contemporary scholars–many commissioned especially for this volume--are presented here in the first single edition to include the entire surviving corpus of works ... (Barnes & Noble)

#### A Brief History of Time

##### by Stephen Hawking

###### Exploring the depths of time and space and the emergence of the universe.

In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold ... (Goodreads)

#### The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

##### by Susan Wise Bauer

###### A comprehensive guide to classical education, providing parents with the tools to educate their children at home.

This book will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school. Two veteran home educators outline the ... (Goodreads)

#### The Solitude of Prime Numbers

##### by Paolo Giordano

###### A poignant story of two strangers struggling to find a connection in a world of loneliness.

As a seven-year-old girl, Alice Della Rocca is forced by her father to take skiing lessons, although she hates the ski school and has no particular aptitude for the sport. One morning, Alice is ... (Wikipedia)

#### The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

##### by Brian Greene

###### An exploration of space and time in the physical world, looking at the fundamental laws of the universe.

From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe , comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely ... (Goodreads)

#### Quicksilver

##### by Neal Stephenson

###### Epic fantasy adventure set in a world of magic, politics and alchemy.

The first book is a series of flashbacks from 1713 to the earlier life of Daniel Waterhouse. It begins as Enoch Root arrives in Boston in October 1713 to deliver a letter to Daniel containing a ... (Wikipedia)

#### The Confusion

##### by Neal Stephenson

###### An epic tale of navigating a political and economic crisis in an alternate version of 18th century Europe.

Though the first publication of the Series in three volumes combined the two novels Bonanza and The Juncto , here the plots will be dealt with as separate entities, true to the author's original ... (Wikipedia)

#### The System of the World

##### by Neal Stephenson

###### A thrilling adventure of espionage, science, and revolution in a world on the brink of chaos.

Daniel Waterhouse returns to England from his "Technologickal College" project in Boston in order to try to resolve the feud between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz over who invented calculus . ... (Wikipedia)

#### Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

##### by Douglas R. Hofstadter

###### A complex exploration of logic, mathematics and art, exploring their relationships and interconnections.

Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of “maps” or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity ... (Goodreads)

#### Anathem

##### by Neal Stephenson

###### A philosophical novel set in a monastic society, exploring the limits of knowledge.

Anathem is set on the fictional planet of Arbre. Thousands of years before the events in the novel, the planet's intellectuals entered concents ( monastic communities) to protect their activities ... (Wikipedia)

#### Fermat's Enigma

##### by Simon Singh

###### Uncovering the centuries-old mathematical mystery of Pierre de Fermat's Last Theorem.

xn + yn = zn, where n represents 3, 4, 5, ...no solution "I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain." With these words, the ... (Goodreads)

#### Nightfall and Other Stories

##### by Isaac Asimov

###### Sci-fi collection exploring the wonders of science, technology and humanity.

A collection of early Asimov short stories, showcasing the development of the author's oeuvre. The title comes from Asimov's breakthrough short story. CONTENTS: Nightfall - Astounding, Sept 1941 ... (Goodreads)

#### What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

##### by Randall Munroe

###### A humorous exploration of science, tackling the most bizarre questions with real-world scenarios.

Randall Munroe left NASA in 2005 to start up his hugely popular site XKCD 'a web comic of romance, sarcasm, math and language' which offers a witty take on the world of science and geeks. It now has ... (Goodreads)

#### The End of Eternity

##### by Isaac Asimov

###### A renegade scientist unravels the secrets of time travel, challenging the status quo.

Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a man whose job it is to range through past and present Centuries, monitoring and, where necessary, altering Time's myriad cause-and-effect relationships. But when Harlan ... (Goodreads)

#### A Short History of Nearly Everything

##### by Bill Bryson

###### A captivating overview of the natural sciences, spanning the history of the universe.

In Bryson's biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory ... (Goodreads)

#### A Random Walk Down Wall Street

##### by Burton G. Malkiel

###### Exploring stock market strategies, focusing on long-term wealth building.

Today’s stock market is not for the faint of heart. At a time of frightening volatility, what is the average investor to do? The answer: turn to Burton G. Malkiel’s advice in his reassuring, ... (Goodreads)

#### Proof

##### by David Auburn

###### A young woman struggles to prove her mathematical genius, while dealing with a troubled past.

The play concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago , and her struggle with mathematical genius and ... (Wikipedia)

#### Chaos: Making a New Science

##### by James Gleick

###### Investigation of complex systems and the impact of chaos on scientific understanding.

A work of popular science in the tradition of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, this 20th-anniversary edition of James Gleick’s groundbreaking bestseller Chaos introduces a whole new readership to ... (Goodreads)

#### Alan Turing: The Enigma

##### by Andrew Hodges

###### Biographical exploration of the life and work of the British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing.

Alan Turing (1912-54) was a British mathematician who made history. His breaking of the German U-boat Enigma cipher in World War II ensured Allied-American control of the Atlantic. But Turing's ... (Goodreads)

#### The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

##### by Sam Kean

###### Fascinating tales of discovery and exploration of the elements of the periodic table.

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, ... (Goodreads)

#### Leonardo's Notebooks

##### by Leonardo da Vinci

###### A collection of writings and drawings exploring the mind of a genius inventor.

Leonardo's Notebooks, is a biography of the genius in his own words, connecting moments of his life to artistic accomplishments through his writings, drawings, and intimate thoughts. Leonardo da ... (Barnes & Noble)

#### A Briefer History of Time

##### by Stephen Hawking

###### A concise overview of the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the present day.

Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses ... (Goodreads)

#### Copenhagen

##### by Michael Frayn

###### A play exploring the meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg during WWII and the ethical implications of their work on atomic bombs.

For most people, the principles of nuclear physics are not only incomprehensible but inhuman. The popular image of the men who made the bomb is of dispassionate intellects who number-crunched their ... (Goodreads)

#### Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character

##### by Richard P. Feynman

###### A collection of tales from Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman's life, filled with humor and insight.

A, New York Times, bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, ... (Goodreads)

#### The Housekeeper and the Professor

##### by Yōko Ogawa

###### A gentle story of friendship and understanding between a brilliant mathematician and his housekeeper.

The narrator's housekeeping agency dispatches her to the house of the Professor, a former mathematician who can remember new memories for only 80 minutes. She is more than a little frustrated to find ... (Wikipedia)

#### Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession

##### by Apostolos Doxiadis

###### Uncle Petros, a reclusive mathematician, becomes obsessed with proving Goldbach's Conjecture, leading him down a path of isolation and madness.

In this critically acclaimed international bestseller, Petros Papachristos, a mathematical prodigy, has devoted much of his life trying to prove one of the greatest mathematical challenges of all ... (Goodreads)

#### Scientific Progress Goes "Boink"

##### by Bill Watterson

###### A humorous account of a boy's adventures as he tries to make sense of the world around him.

In this collection, Calvin and his tiger-striped sidekick Hobbes are hilarious whether the two are simply lounging around philosophizing about the future of mankind or plotting their latest ... (Goodreads)

#### M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

##### by M.C. Escher

###### An exploration of the art of M.C. Escher, differing perspectives in visual illusions.

Presenting the structurally unthinkable as though it were a law of nature M.C. Escher was born in 1898 in Leeuwarden (Netherlands). He received his first drawing lessons during secondary school from ... (Goodreads)

#### Cryptonomicon

##### by Neal Stephenson

###### A thrilling journey through the past and present, combining tech, history and adventure.

#### A Beautiful Mind

##### by Sylvia Nasar

###### The true story of mathematical genius John Nash, and his battle with mental illness.

Stories of famously eccentric Princetonians abound—such as that of chemist Hubert Alyea, the model for The Absent-Minded Professor , or Ralph Nader, said to have had his own key to the library as an ... (Goodreads)

#### E=mc²: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

##### by David Bodanis

###### A historical and scientific account of the equation that changed the world, exploring its origins and implications.

E=mc². Just about everyone has at least heard of Albert Einstein's formulation of 1905, which came into the world as something of an afterthought. But far fewer can explain his insightful linkage of ... (Goodreads)

#### The Grand Design

##### by Stephen Hawking

###### Exploring the origins of the universe and the laws of nature that govern its operation.

THE FIRST MAJOR WORK IN NEARLY A DECADE BY ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT THINKERS—A MARVELOUSLY CONCISE BOOK WITH NEW ANSWERS TO THE ULTIMATE QUESTIONS OF LIFE When and how did the universe begin? Why are ... (Goodreads)

#### Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

##### by Carlo Rovelli

###### An exploration of the fundamentals of physics, revealing its true beauty.

All the beauty of modern physics in fewer than a hundred pages. This is a book about the joy of discovery. A playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, it's already a ... (Goodreads)

#### The Broom of the System

##### by David Foster Wallace

###### A humorous exploration of modern life as a young woman struggles to make sense of the world.

Published when Wallace was just twenty-four years old, The Broom of the System stunned critics and marked the emergence of an extraordinary new talent. At the center of this outlandishly funny, ... (Goodreads)

#### What Do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character

##### by Richard P. Feynman

###### Memoir chronicling the life of a Nobel prize-winning physicist, exploring his curiosity and groundbreaking discoveries.

One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care ... (Goodreads)

#### Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

##### by Brian Christian

###### Exploring the relationship between computers and human thinking to help us make better decisions.

A fascinating exploration of how insights from computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind ... (Goodreads)

#### The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

##### by Leonard Mlodinow

###### Examines how the role of chance and randomness shapes our lives, from our successes and failures to our everyday decisions.

With the born storyteller's command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profoundly informed by chance and randomness and how everything from ... (Goodreads)

#### Earth Is Room Enough

##### by Isaac Asimov

###### A collection of science fiction short stories exploring the consequences of technology and humanity's relationship with it.

Contents: · The Dead Past · nv Astounding Apr ’56 · The Foundation of Science Fiction Success · pm F&SF Oct ’54 · Franchise · ss If Aug ’55 · Gimmicks Three [“The Brazen Locked Room”] · ss F&SF Nov ... (Goodreads)

#### Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking

##### by Michael Ruhlman

###### A guide to mastering the fundamental ratios and techniques of cooking, allowing for creativity and confidence in the kitchen.

Michael Ruhlman’s groundbreaking New York Times bestseller takes us to the very “truth” of cooking: it is not about recipes but rather about basic ratios and fundamental techniques that makes all ... (Barnes & Noble)

#### Rocket Boys

##### by Homer Hickam

###### A coming-of-age story of a small-town boy and his journey of pursuing his dreams in rocketry.

"Until I began to build and launch rockets, I didn't know my home town was at war with itself over its children, and that my parents were locked in a kind of bloodless combat over how my brother and ... (Goodreads)

#### The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

##### by Brian Greene

###### Exploring the hidden realms of physics, in pursuit of a unified theory of nature.

Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of ... (Goodreads)

#### Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

##### by Edwin A. Abbott

###### A two-dimensional world and its inhabitants explore the concept of multidimensionality.

The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a square , a ... (Wikipedia)

#### The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth

##### by Paul Hoffman

###### Biography of eccentric mathematician Paul Erdős, who spent his life traveling the world and collaborating with other mathematicians to solve complex problems.

Based on a National Magazine Award-winning article, this masterful biography of Hungarian-born Paul Erdos is both a vivid portrait of an eccentric genius and a layman's guide to some of this ... (Goodreads)

#### The Algebraist

##### by Iain M. Banks

###### A cosmic adventure to unlock the secrets of an ancient mathematical language in the depths of space.

The novel takes place in 4034. With the assistance of other species, humans have spread across the galaxy, which is largely ruled by the Mercatoria, a complex feudal hierarchy, with a religious zeal ... (Wikipedia)

#### The Quantum Thief

##### by Hannu Rajaniemi

###### Intergalactic heist of a quantum computer, revealing a dangerous criminal conspiracy.

Countless gogols of the legendary gentleman thief Jean Le Flambeur are trapped in a virtual Sobornost prison in orbit around Neptune, playing an iterated prisoner's dilemma until his mind learns to ... (Wikipedia)

#### Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

##### by Eliezer Yudkowsky

###### A rational, scientific approach to the world of Harry Potter, exploring the implications of magic.

Upon arriving at Hogwarts, Harry attempts to apply the scientific method to the study of magic with the help of Hermione Granger . At the same time, he befriends Draco Malfoy and tries to show him ... (Wikipedia)

#### Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

##### by Jean Lee Latham

###### A young man's struggle to gain knowledge and self-confidence, inspiring a revolution in navigation.

In Revolutionary War–era Salem, Massachusetts, a young Nat Bowditch, the smallest member of a sea-faring family, astounds his schoolteacher with his talent for mathematics. He dreams of someday ... (Wikipedia)

#### Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth

##### by Apostolos Doxiadis

###### A historical exploration of the development of logical thinking, from ancient Greece to the 20th century.

Set between the late 19th century and the present day, the graphic novel Logicomix is based on the story of the so-called "foundational quest" in mathematics. Logicomix intertwines the philosophical ... (Wikipedia)

#### Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy

##### by René Descartes

###### Philosophical treatise on the nature of knowledge and reality, examining the limits of human understanding.

La figura de Descartes como filósofo no ha sido objeto de unánime interpretación. Sobre todo en la actualidad se juzga y pondera su obra. no menos que su personalidad, de manera diferente. Para ... (Goodreads)

#### The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

##### by Simon Singh

###### A comprehensive history of cryptography and its role in shaping our world.

In his first book since the bestselling Fermat’s Enigma , Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, ... (Goodreads)

#### Math Curse

##### by Jon Scieszka

###### A humorous story about a student who wakes up to find everything in her life has turned into a math problem.

The nameless student, begins with a seemingly innocent statement by her math teacher- "you know, almost everything in life can be considered a math problem." The next morning, the hero finds herself ... (Wikipedia)

#### Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time

##### by Richard P. Feynman

###### Feynman's lectures on Einstein's theory of relativity, symmetry, and space-time, presented in a way that is accessible to non-scientists.

No twentieth-century American scientist is better known to a wider spectrum of people than Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) — physicist, teacher, author, and cultural icon. His autobiographies and ... (Barnes & Noble)

#### Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

##### by Randall Munroe

###### Exploring the world of science and technology, using only the 1000 most common English words.

Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the ... (Barnes & Noble)

#### Olasılıksız

##### by Adam Fawer

###### A thrilling tale of survival and transformation, as a man discovers his true potential.

Improbable is the story of a gifted young man named David Caine, who has been troubled by debilitating epileptic seizures to the extent that his medical condition has thrown his life completely off ... (Wikipedia)

#### Parallel Worlds: A Journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

##### by Michio Kaku

###### An exploration of the universe, its dimensions, and the possibilities of the future.

In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most ... (Goodreads)

#### Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics

##### by Gary Zukav

###### An exploration of the emergent theories of quantum physics, and their implications for our understanding of reality.

Gary Zukav has written "the Bible" for those who are curious about the mind-expanding discoveries of advanced physics, but who have no scientific background. Like a Wu Li Master who would teach us ... (Goodreads)

#### Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

##### by Charles Petzold

###### An accessible guide to the inner workings of computers, from circuits to programming languages.

What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating ... (Goodreads)

#### Foundation's Edge

##### by Isaac Asimov

###### A quest to discover the truth behind the mysterious origins of the galactic empire.

Five hundred years after the establishment of the Foundation, the Mayor of Terminus , Harla Branno , is basking in a political glow, her policies having been vindicated by the recent successful ... (Wikipedia)

#### Prelude to Foundation

##### by Isaac Asimov

###### A powerful ruler's journey to save his crumbling empire, and protect humanity from a mysterious force.

Prelude to Foundation is set in the year 12,020 G.E. (Galactic Era), during the rocky reign of the Emperor Cleon I. It starts with Seldon's presentation of a paper at a mathematics convention ... (Wikipedia)

#### How to Lie with Statistics

##### by Darrell Huff

###### A humorous guide to mastering the art of manipulating data to support any argument.

Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from ... (Goodreads)

#### Introduction to Algorithms

##### by Thomas H. Cormen

###### Comprehensive guide to algorithms, their design, analysis, and implementation. A must-read for computer science students and professionals.

This title covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of ... (Goodreads)

#### The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

##### by Edward R. Tufte

###### A guide to creating effective visual representations of data, with examples of good and bad design.

The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with ... (Goodreads)

#### Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

##### by Albert Einstein

###### An exploration of the laws of relativity and their implications on science and philosophy.

An accesible version of Einstein's masterpiece of theory, written by the genius himself According to Einstein himself, this book is intended "to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to ... (Goodreads)

#### The Feynman Lectures on Physics

##### by Richard P. Feynman

###### A collection of lectures on physics by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, covering topics from mechanics to quantum mechanics.

The revised edition of Feynman's legendary lectures includes extensive corrections and updates collated by Feynman and his colleagues. A new foreword by Kip Thorne, the current Richard Feynman ... (Goodreads)

#### The Calculus Affair

##### by Hergé

###### A thrilling detective story as two detectives and a professor try to retrieve a stolen calculus formula.

Tintin, the Captain, and Snowy attempt to rescue Dr. Calculus who has been kidnapped by the Bordurians. ... (Goodreads)

#### The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

##### by Brian Greene

###### A groundbreaking exploration of the multiple universes that may exist beyond our own.

From the best-selling author of, The Elegant Universe, and, The Fabric of the Cosmos, comes his most expansive and accessible book to date—a book that takes on the grandest question: Is ours the only ... (Goodreads)

#### QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

##### by Richard P. Feynman

###### Exploring the wave-particle duality of light and matter, and their implications for our understanding of the universe.

Famous the world over for the creative brilliance of his insights into the physical world, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining ... (Goodreads)

#### In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality

##### by John Gribbin

###### Exploring the mysterious implications of quantum physics and its potential for understanding the universe.

It is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no nuclear power ... (Goodreads)

#### The Doorbell Rang

##### by Pat Hutchins

###### A surprise visit from a friend leads to a chain reaction of unexpected guests. Chaos ensues as more and more people arrive.

Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made in this beloved classic. This enjoyable read-aloud picture book about friendship, sharing, and cookies can ... (Goodreads)

#### The Character of Physical Law

##### by Richard P. Feynman

###### A collection of lectures by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, exploring the fundamental laws of physics and their impact on our understanding of the universe.

In the Messenger Lectures, originally delivered at Cornell University & recorded for TV by the BBC, Feynman offers an overview of selected physical laws & gathers their common features into one broad ... (Goodreads)

#### The Currents of Space

##### by Isaac Asimov

###### A man with no memory is found on a distant planet, leading to a conspiracy that threatens the entire galaxy.

The story takes place in the context of Trantor 's rise from a large regional power to a galaxy-wide empire , unifying millions of worlds. The approximate date is around the year 11,000 AD ... (Wikipedia)

#### Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

##### by Michio Kaku

###### A journey into the unknown, exploring the possibilities of the mysterious world of higher dimensions.

Are there other dimensions beyond those of our everyday experience? Are there gateways to parallel universes? What happened before the first day of Creation? These types of questions are at the ... (Goodreads)

#### Einstein: His Life and Universe

##### by Walter Isaacson

###### A comprehensive biography of Albert Einstein, exploring his personal life, scientific achievements, and impact on the world.

Einstein was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days, and these character traits drove both his life and his science. In this narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the ... (Goodreads)

#### Isaac Newton

##### by James Gleick

###### A biography of the life and work of Isaac Newton, one of the most influential scientists in history.

Isaac Newton was born in a stone farmhouse in 1642, fatherless and unwanted by his mother. When he died in London in 1727 he was so renowned he was given a state funeral—an unheard-of honor for a ... (Goodreads)

#### The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe

##### by Stephen Hawking

###### Examining the laws of the universe and the search for a unifying theory.

Stephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world’s greatest minds, a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped reconfigure models of the universe and define what’s in it. Imagine ... (Barnes & Noble)

#### Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics By Its Most Brilliant Teacher

##### by Richard P. Feynman

###### Exploring the fundamentals of physics, from the perspective of one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.

Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher is a publishing first. This set couples a book containing the six easiest chapters from Richard P. Feynman's landmark ... (Goodreads)

#### Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

##### by Carlo Rovelli

###### A journey through the physical world and its underlying reality, from the macro to the micro.

From the best-selling author of, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what ... (Goodreads)

#### Gödel's Proof

##### by Ernest Nagel

###### A concise explanation of Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems, which revolutionized the field of mathematics and logic.

In 1931 Kurt Gödel published his fundamental paper, "On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems." This revolutionary paper challenged certain basic assumptions ... (Goodreads)

#### Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

##### by Charles Wheelan

###### Practical guide to understanding statistics, illuminating how vital it is to everyday life.

Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to ... (Goodreads)

#### Measuring the World

##### by Daniel Kehlmann

###### A humorous exploration of the history of science, revealing the dichotomy between objectivity and creativity.

The young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann conjures a brilliant and gently comic novel from the lives of two geniuses of the Enlightenment. Toward the end of the eighteenth century, two young Germans ... (Goodreads)

#### The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity

##### by Steven H. Strogatz

###### A journey through the world of mathematics, exploring its beauty and relevance in everyday life.

“Delightful . . . easily digestible chapters include plenty of helpful examples and illustrations. You'll never forget the Pythagorean theorem again!” —,Scientific American, Many people take math in ... (Barnes & Noble)

#### The Universe in a Nutshell

##### by Stephen Hawking

###### A concise and accessible explanation of the most complex theories in physics, from the Big Bang to black holes.

Stephen Hawking’s phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world. Now, in a major ... (Goodreads)

#### Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

##### by Ross King

###### A look into the remarkable life and legacy of the pioneering artist and architect, Filippo Brunelleschi.

The, New York Times, bestselling, award winning story of the construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and the Renaissance genius who reinvented architecture to build it. On ... (Barnes & Noble)

#### Tau Zero

##### by Poul Anderson

###### A spaceship's crew hurtles through space, experiencing time dilation and facing the possibility of never returning home.

Tau Zero follows the crew of the starship, Leonora Christine, , a colonization vessel crewed by 25 men and 25 women aiming to reach the nearby star Beta Virginis . The ship is powered by a Bussard ... (Wikipedia)

#### The Other Einstein

##### by Marie Benedict

###### A fictionalized account of the life and contributions of Mileva Maric, Albert Einstein's first wife.

A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history, written by, New York Times, bestselling author Marie Benedict! In ... (Goodreads)

#### Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius

##### by Ray Monk

###### A biography of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, exploring his life, work, and impact on philosophy.

"Great philosophical biographies can be counted on one hand. Monk's life of Wittgenstein is such a one."–"The Christian Science Monitor." ... (Goodreads)

#### Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

##### by Ben Mezrich

###### An inside account of a group of college students who won millions in Las Vegas casinos.

An exclusive blackjack club came up with a system to take the worldUs most sophisticated casinos for all they were worth. In two years, this ring of card savants earned more than three million ... (Goodreads)

#### How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

##### by Jordan Ellenberg

###### A journey through the power of mathematical thinking, and how it can be applied to everyday life.

The, Freakonomics, of math — a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, ... (Goodreads)

#### How Much Is a Million?

##### by David M. Schwartz

###### A fun and engaging exploration of the concept of a million, using relatable examples to help children understand large numbers.

“A jubilant, original picture book.” ,—,Booklist, (starred review) Ever wonder just what a million of something means? How about a billion? Or a trillion? Marvelosissimo the mathematical magician can ... (Goodreads)

#### The Time Ships

##### by Stephen Baxter

###### A sequel to H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine," where the protagonist travels through time to prevent the destruction of humanity.

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###### A young boy dreams of a number devil who teaches him the beauty and magic of mathematics.

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