# Eric’s Most Important Set of Books

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## Mathematics[edit | edit source]

- Spin Geometry by Lawson and Michelson
- Einstein Manifolds by Besse
- Geometric Quantization by Woodhouse
- Road to Reality by Penrose
- Gravitation, Gauge Theories And Differential Geometry Eguchi, Gilkey, and Hansen 1980
- Calculus on Manifolds by Spivak
- Heat Kernels and Dirac Operators by Ezra Getzler, Michèle Vergne, and Nicole Berline
- Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology by Loring W. Tu and Raoul Bott
- Morse Theory / Characteristic Classes by Milnor
- Quantum Mechanics and the Particles of Nature: An Outline for Mathematicians by Anthony Sudbery

## Biology[edit | edit source]

- Double Helix by James D. Watson
- Heraclitean Fire: Sketches from a Life Before Nature by Erwin Chargaff
- The Eighth Day of Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Biology by Horace Freeland Judson
- The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses by Chandler Burr

## History of Science[edit | edit source]

## Evolutionary Theory[edit | edit source]

Extracted from Episode 472 of the James Altucher podcast @43:03 :

- The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

- The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Evolution by Stephen Jones

## Economics[edit | edit source]

- More Heat than Light: Economics as Social Physics, Physics as Nature's Economics (Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics) by Philip Mirowski
- The Physics of Wall Street by James Weatherall

## From Eric's bookshelves[edit | edit source]

Twitter photo of Eric's bookshelf:

### 1st (Top) Shelf:[edit | edit source]

- Turkish Phrase Book
- Russian Course
- The Loom of Language by Bodmer and Hogben
- Spoken and Written Hindi by Fairbanks and Misra
- Teach Yourself Hindi
- A Guide to Latex by Kopka and Daly
- Turkish Grammar
- Everyday Indonesian
- Colloquial Turkish
- Teach Yourself Hindi by Rupert Snell
- Hindi & Urdu
- Hindustani for the Tourist - ?
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- Basic Algebra I by Nathan Jacobson
- The Ideas of Particle Physics by G. D. Coughlan & J. E. Dodd
- Pattern Classification by Duda, Hart & Stork
- Introduction to Gauge Field Theories by Masud Chaichian (Author), Nikolai F. Nelipa (Contributor)
- Supermanifolds: Second Edition by Bryce DeWitt
- General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics by Norbert Straumann
- Quantum Mechanics and Integrals by Feynman and Hibbs
- Differential Topology by Victor Guillemin & Alan Pollack
- Morse Theory by John Milnor
- Characteristic Classes by John Willard Milnor & James D. Stasheff
- Elements of the Theory of Computation by Harry Lewis & Christos H. Papadimitriou
- Elements of Information Theory by Thomas M Cover & Joy A. Thomas
- A History of Economic Theory
- Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach by Jeffrey M. Wooldridge
- Peddling Prosperity by Paul Krugman
- Memoirs of an Unregulated Economist by George J. Stigler
- Accounting for Tastes by Gary S. Becker
- More Heat than Light by Philip Mirowski
- The General Theory by John Maynard Keynes
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### 2nd Shelf:[edit | edit source]

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- Particle Physics: A Los Alamos Primer by Necia Cooper
- Introduction to Linear Algebra by Gilbert Strang
- Modern Elementary Particle Physics by Gordon Kane
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- Introduction to Superstrings
- INVARIANCE THEORY, THE HEAT EQUATION, AND THE ATIYAH-SINGER INDEX THEOREM by Peter B. Gilkey
- A Comprehensive Introduction to Differential Geometry IV by Michael Spivak
- A Comprehensive Introduction to Differential Geometry III by Michael Spivak
- A Comprehensive Introduction to Differential Geometry V by Michael Spivak
- Principles of Quantum Mechanics by R. Shankar
- The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time by Hawkins, Ellis, et al.
- A Comprehensive Introduction to Differential Geometry I by Michael Spivak
- A Comprehensive Introduction to Differential Geometry II by Michael Spivak
- An Elementary Primer for Gauge Theory by K. Moriyasu
- Calculus on Manifolds by Michael Spivak
- Shelter Island II
- Topology and Analysis by B. Booss & D. D. Bleecker
- Representations of Compact Lie Groups
- Lie Algebras in Particle Physics by Howard Georgi
- Grand Unified Theories by Graham Ross
- Quantum Field Theory and Topology by Albert S. Schwartz, E. Yankowsky, S. Levy
- Essential Relativity by W. Rindler
- Modern Geometry I by B. A. Dubrovin & S. P. Novikov
- Differential Forms in Algebraic Topology by Raoul Bott & Loring W. Tu
- Analysis, Manifolds and Physics by Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat & Cecile DeWitt-Morette
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- Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem by Patrick Shanahan
- Concepts of Particle Physics by Kurt Gottfried & Victor F. Weisskopf
- General Relativity for Mathematicians by R. K. Sachs & H. Wu

### 3rd Shelf:[edit | edit source]

- 36 Lectures in Biology by S. E. Luria
- Not Even Wrong by Peter Woit
- Projecting Science and Engineering Personnel Requirements for the 1990s - How Good are the Numbers? by United States Congress
- Perfumes by Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez
- The Beat of a Different Drum: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by Jagdish Mehra
- The Geometric Universe: Science, Geometry, and the Work of Roger Penrose by S. A. Huggett (Editor), L. J. Mason (Editor), K. P. Tod (Editor), S. T. Tsou (Editor), N. M. J. Woodhouse (Editor)
- QED and the Men Who Made It by Silvan S. Schweber
- Gravitation by Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, & John Archibald Wheeler
- Encyclopedia of Cosmology by Norriss S. Hetherington
- Encyclopedia of Physics by Rita G. Lerner and George L. Trigg
- Aspects of Quantum Field Theory in Curved Space-Time by Stephen A. Fulling
- Topics in Advanced Scientific Computation by Richard E. Crandall
- The Whole Shebang by Timothy Ferris
- The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
- The Jazz of Physics by Stephon Alexander
- Heraclitean Fire by Erwin Chargaff
- A Literary Companion to Science edited by Walter Gratzer
- The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer
- The Denial of Death
- The Jazz of Physics by Stephon Alexander (That's right, he has two copies of this book)
- Ringside: A History of Professional Wrestling in America by Scott Beekman
- Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words by Albert Einstein

### 4th (Bottom) Shelf:[edit | edit source]

- Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
- Harvard Dictionary of Music by Willi Apel
- Makam by Karl L. Signell
- Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder
- The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics by Leonard Susskind & George Hrabovsky
- Quantum Mechanics by Leonard Susskind
- The Diary of Anais Nin Volume Six
- Symmetry by Hermann Weyl
- 100 Great Operas by Henry W. Simon
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- Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions by Chris Quigg
- Eat the Rich by P. J. O'Rourke
- The Diary of Anais Nin Volume Three
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- The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris
- Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
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- I Always Look Up the Word "e-gre-gious" by Maxwell Nurnberg
- Give War a Chance by P. J. O'Rourke
- Age and Guile: Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut by P. J. O'Rourke
- Necessary Illusions by Noam Chomsky
- Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World by René Girard, Stephen Bann, & Michael Metteer
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- Daemon by Daniel Suarez
- Father to Son
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