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Brideshead Revisited
Evelyn Waugh
McSweeney's #30
Dave Eggers, McSweeney's Publishing

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife - Mary Roach Fun.

Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters and Complexity

Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters and Complexity - James P. Sethna A wonderful assortment of topics and a friendly, engaging style don't quite make up for informal & too-brisk discussions of important ideas.

Elementary Statistical Physics

Elementary Statistical Physics - Charles Kittel Concise and elegant but, as an autodidact mathematician and engineer, sometimes difficult to approach.

Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics

Window to the Past: The Washington State Historical Society's First Century - John M. McClelland Jr. A beautifully-written book. Not a reference, but a rare scientific text to learn from.

First Course in Probability, A (7th Edition)

A First Course in Probability - Sheldon M. Ross Undergraduate text with lots and lots of really good examples.

All of Statistics: A Concise Course in Statistical Inference

All of Statistics: A Concise Course in Statistical Inference (Springer Texts in Statistics) - Larry Wasserman Useful.

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson Bemusing and mildy enlightening.

The Brothers Karamazov

Intellectual Property Rights In China: Politics Of Piracy, Trade And Protection - Gordon C.K. Cheung This totally blew my mind when I was 16. And I'm sure I totally didn't understand it.

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle Totally didn't notice the christian stuff when I was a kid.

The Inverted World: A Novel

The Inverted World - Christopher Priest I gorged myself on stuff like this in middle school and I found I had a soft spot for it, even if sometimes the pacing was slow and the characters seemed lower dimensional (if that's a pun, it counts as intended). I do wish he'd left out the math if he wasn't really going to go into it (pet peeve, I guess)

Omon Ra

Omon Ra - Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield Pretty awesome. Huge personal plus as a direct consequence of bicycle references. I love the "light touch" of the imagery.

Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis

Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis - George F. Simmons this is supposed to be fantastic. if you can find it.

An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications, Vol. 1, 3rd Edition

Saddletramp: From Ottoman Hills to Offa's Dyke - Jeremy James i admit, this is as good as everything says it is.

Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos: With Applications To Physics, Biology, Chemistry, And Engineering (Studies in Nonlinearity)

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering - Steven H. Strogatz great source of examples, and a great way to build intuition for more abstract stuff. i could do with more "proofs", but it's not like those are hard to find in other texts.

The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov, Diana Burgin, Katherine Tiernan O'Connor enjoyed it a super-lot!

Heart of a Dog

Heart of a Dog - Mikhail Bulgakov, Mirra Ginsburg nice nice nice nice