“It’s what you read when you don’t have to that determines who you will be when you can’t help it.” - Oscar Wilde



 

Quantifying Life: A Symbiosis of Computation, Mathematics, and Biology

Dmitry A. Kondrashov

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

William Zinsser

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How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life

Thomas Gilovich

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Complexity: A Guided Tour

Melanie Mitchell

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The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Leonard Mlodinow

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The Order Of Time

Carlo Rovelli

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Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace

John M Williams

Joseph Bizup

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Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter

Peter Singer

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The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century

David Salsburg

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Why Don't Students Like School?

Daniel T. Willingham

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A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society

John H. Miller

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Reclaiming Conversation

Sherry Turkle

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Humble Pie: A Comedy of Maths Errors

Matt Parker

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Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies

Geoffrey West

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The Most Good You Can Do

Peter Singer

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Reproducible Research with R and R Studio

Christopher Gandrud

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Mary Roach

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Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology

Valentino Braitenberg

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The Lessons of History

Will Durant

Ariel Durant

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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters

Thomas M Nichols

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The Book of Why

Judea Pearl

Dana Mackenzie

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Naked Statistics: Stripping The Dread From The Data

Charles Wheelan

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The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game

John Fox

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The Life You Can Save

Peter Singer

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The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing

Daniel Shiffman

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SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed

Martin A. Nowak

Roger Highfield

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Mathematics for the Life Sciences

Erin N. Bodine

Suzanne Lenhart

Louis J. Gross

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Nature's Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodiversity, and Ourselves

Menno Schilthuizen

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Algorithms To Live By: The Computer Science Of Human Decisions

Brian Christian

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Infinite Powers

Steve Strogatz

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The Coddling of the American Mind

Greg Lukianoff

Jonathan Haidt

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The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us

Christopher Chabris

Daniel Simons

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Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

Nicholas Epley

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This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape The Future

Edited By John Brockman

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Sex At Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stay, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

Christopher Ryan

Cacilda Jetha

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Can Medicine Be Cured? The Corruption of a Profession

Seamus O’Mahony

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Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality

Ben Orlin

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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson

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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Chip Heath

Dan Heath

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The Ravenous Brain: How The New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search For Meaning

Daniel Bor

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Matrices and Society: Matrix Algebra and Its Applications in the Social Sciences

Ian Bradley

Ronald L. Meek

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The Beginning Of Infinity: Explanations That Transform The World

David Deutsch

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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Edward R. Tufte

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Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life

John H. Miller

Scott E. Page

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari

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The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

Sam Harris

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Sick Societies: Challenging the Myth of Primitive Harmony

Robert B. Edgerton

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The Expanding Circle: Ethics, Evolution, and Moral Progress

Peter Singer

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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Atul Gawande

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Discrimination and Disparities

Thomas Sowell

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

Steven Strogatz

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10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

Charles Wheelan

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Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan

Richard McElreath

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Reflections on the Human Condition

Eric Hoffer

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Thinking with Data: How to Turn Information into Insights

Max Shron

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Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard

Chip Heath

Dan Heath

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Mathematical Modeling of Social Relationships

Urszula Strawinska-Zanko

Larry S. Liebovitch

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The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom

Stephen M. Stigler

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Life's Other Secret: The New Mathematics of the Living World

Ian Stewart

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What Should We Be Worried About? Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night

Edited by John Brockman

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Introduction To Scientific Programming and Simulation Using R

Owen Jones

Robert Maillardet

Andrew Robinson

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Stumbling on Happiness

Daniel Gilbert

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Brain Bugs: How The Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

Dean Buonomano

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Sync

Steven H. Strogatz

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This Idea Is Brilliant

Edited by John Brockman

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Jenny Odell

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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Jordan Ellenberg

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Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python

John V. Guttag

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Cooperation Under Anarchy

Kenneth A. Oye

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Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Dan Ariely

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The Passionate State of Mind

Eric Hoffer

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Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Viktor Mayer-Schonberger

Kenneth Cukier

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An Introduction to Models in the Social Sciences

Charles A. Lave

James G. March

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In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

Ian Stewart

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

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The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

Will Durant

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This Blinding Absence of Light

Tahar Ben Jelloun

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Working and Thinking on the Waterfront

Eric Hoffer

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The Art of Thinking Clearly

Rolf Dobelli

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Retire Before Mom and Dad: The Simple Numbers Behind A Lifetime of Financial Freedom

Rob Berger

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7 Tipping Points That Saved the World

Chris Stewart

Ted Stewart

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Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport

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The Tyranny of Metrics

Jerry Muller

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The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You

Scott E. Page

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The Briefest History of Time

Arieh Ben_Naim

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Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

Gordon Livingston

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System Dynamics Modeling with R

Jim Duggan

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Ten Great Ideas About Chance

Persi Diaconis

Brian Skyrms

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Risk Savvy: How To Make Good Decisions

Gerd Gigerenzer

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Thinking in Systems: A Primer

Donella H. Meadows

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This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

Edited by John Brockman

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