Wanted Books

These are some books i'd love to own a copy of or at least read through carefully.


  • Visual Complex Analysis by Tristan Needham
  • Visualizing Data: Exploring and Explaining Data with the Processing Environment by Ben Fry
  • General Theory of Relativity by P. A.M. Dirac
  • Computability and Unsolvability by Martin Davis
  • Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics by John von Neumann
  • Real and Complex Analysis by Walter Rudin
  • Art of Computer Programming by Donald E. Knuth
  • Euclid's Elements
  • Mathematical Physics by Robert Geroch
  • The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing by Steven Smith
  • 21st Century C by Ben Klemens


(I haven't really looked in to most of these, just sound interesting)

  • On formally undecidable propositions of Principa Mathematica and related systems, by Kurt Godel.
  • Computability and Unsolvability, by Martin Davis.
  • Mathematical Foundations of Information Theory, by A.I. Khinchin.
  • Calculus of Variations with Applications to Physics and Engineering, by Robert Weinstock.
  • Relativity, Thermodynamics, and Cosmology, by Richard Tolman.
  • Mathematics Applied to Continuum Mechanics, by Lee Segel.
  • Optimization Theory and Applications, by Donald Pierre.
  • The Variational Principles of Mechanics, by Cornelius Lanczos.
  • Tensor Analysis for Physicists, by J.A. Schonten.
  • Investigations on the Theory of Brownian Movement, by Albert Einstein.
  • Great Experiments in Physics, ed. by ???.
  • Curvature and Homology, by Samuel Goldberd.
  • The Philosophy of Mathematics, by Stephan Korner.
  • The Various and Ingenious Machines of Agostino Ramelli, by A. Ramelli (!).
  • Experiments in Topology, by Stephan Barr.

Computer Security

  • Beautiful Security by Andy Oram and John Viega
  • Secure Programming Cookbook for C and C++ by John Viega and Matt Messier


  • Return From the Stars by Stanislaw Lem
  • Mortal Engines by Stanislaw Lem
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Heinlen
  • Babel-17 (

    SciFi, a language is invented to be used as a weapon

  • The Mote in God's Eye by Niven and Pournelle
  • The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! by Harry Harrison
  • Red Sorghum by Mo Yan
  • Big Breasts & Wide Hips by Mo Yan
  • Journey to the West
  • Dream of the Red Chamber


  • Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons by J. Carter and R. Wilson (JPL founder)
  • The Guttenberg Galaxy by M. McLuhan (media format leading to cognative structure)
  • The Gift by Marcell M (?)


  • Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow by Zak Smith
  • The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by A.T. Mahan
  • A Perfect Vacuum by Stanislaw Lem (fictional book reviews)
  • Imaginary Magnitude by Stanislaw Lem (fictional book introductions)
  • Doktor Sleepless by Warren Ellis
  • Rules for Radicals
  • Sun in a Bottle
  • I am a Strange Loop
  • Fenman and Computation
  • How Buildings Learn
  • Whole Earth Discipline
  • Bertrand Russell's Problems of Philosophy
  • Planning for Freedom
  • Robert's Nonstandard Analysis
  • de Beauvior's Ethics of Ambiguity
  • Knuth's Surreal Numbers

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