This is a list of some books that have been important to me in various ways: some are simply wonderfully written and entertaining and sources of joy, others have been books that expanded my thoughts and been sources of important knowledge and wisdom, yet others have been inspirations to enter new fields of knowledge. This, I suppose, explains the diversity. Some of the scientifically oriented books are not difficult reading, others are fiercesomely technical.
Argiri, Laura The God in Flight, 478 pp. Random House (1995) ISBN: 0679428313
Asimov, Isaac Foundation Second Foundation Foundation and Empire Foundation's Edge Prelude to Foundation Foundation and Earth
Baigent, Michael; Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln Holy Blood, Holy Grail The Messianic Legacy The Temple and the Lodge
Casta\~neda, Carlos The Teachings of Don Juan Journey to Iztlan A Separate Reality
Dirac, P. A. M. [Dirac 1958] [Dirac 1964]
Ecco, Umberto The Name of the Rose Foucault's Pendulum
Edelman, Gerald M. Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of Mind Basic Books (1992).
Exup\'ery, Antoine de Saint Le Petit Prince (1943)
Griffon, Patricia Blind Reason
Fowles, John The Magus
Hammer, Dean and Peter Copeland Living with Our Genes Doubleday (1998)
Helmholtz, Hermann L. F., [Helmholtz 1877]
Herbert, Frank Dune, Frank Herbert [LINK] The World of Dune [LINK] Dune Dune Messiah Children of Dune God Emperor of Dune Heritics of Dune Chapterhouse Dune The White Plague Man of Two Worlds (with Brian Herbert)
Jaynes, Julian The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
Kidder, Tracy The Soul of a New Machine Avon Books (1981).
Miller, Alice Prisoners of Childhood (reissued and generally known as The Drama of the Gifted Child) Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society's Betrayal of the Child Meridian (1986).
Minsky, Marvin The Society of Mind Simon and Schuster (1985).
Moldenhauer, Hans with Rosaleen Moldenhauer Anton von Webern: A Chronicle of his Life and Work, Alfred A. Knopf (1979).
Ornstein, Robert E. The Psychology of Consciousness, and The Nature of Human Consciouness W. H. Freeman (1972).
Pirsig, Robert M. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
Powell, James N. The Tao of Symbols (1982)
Anne Rice - Home Page from The Mining Company [LINK] Rice, Anne Cry unto Heaven Interview with a Vampire The Vampire Lestat The Queen of the Damned The Tale of the Body Thief The Witching Hour Lasher Taltos Servant of the Bones Violin
Rand, Ayn Atlas Shrugged The Fountainhead Objectivist Epistemology
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers Return of the King
Tuchman, Barbara W. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century (1978) The March of Folly (1984) Ballantine Books
Walker, Alan [Walker 1988] [Walker 1993]
Wheeler, John Archibald [Wheeler 1962]
Wolpe, Stefan [Wolpe 1959]
Xenakis, Iannis [Xenakis 1963]Yourcenar, Margurite Memoirs of Hadrian (1954) Mishima: a vision of the void (1986)
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