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Bret Victor posted his bookshelf one time and it was really interesting to see what kind of books he reads. Maybe we could do the same thing?

Here’s mine: https://imgur.com/a/tK2b1


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    My books:

    • Abelson, Harold, et. al. The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. MIT Press, 1996.
    • Albhari, Joeseph and Ben Albhari. C# 4.0 In A Nutshell. O’Reilly, 2010.
    • Armstrong, Joe. Programming Erlang. The Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2007.
    • Bach, Maurice. The Design of the Unix Operating System. Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, 1988.
    • Beazley, David M. Python Essential Reference. Pearson Education, 2009.
    • Bostrom, Nick. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. Oxford University Press, 2014.
    • Boylestad, Robert L. Introductory Circuit Analysis. MacMillan, 1990.
    • Bullock, Alan. Hitler: A Study In Tyranny. Penguin Books, 1990.
    • Burroughs, Bryan. Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence. Penguin Books, 2015.
    • Chiles, James. Inviting Disaster: Lessons From The Edge of Technology. Harper, 2002.
    • Cohen, G. A. Rescuing Justice and Equality. Harvard University Press, 2008.
    • Cormen, Thomas H, et al. Introduction To Algorithms. MIT Press, 2009.
    • Donovan, Alan A. A. and Brian W. Kernighan. The Go Programming Language. Addison Wesley, 2016.
    • Drescher, Gary L. Good and Real: Demystifying Paradoxes from Physics to Ethics. MIT Press, 2006.
    • Epstein, Lewis C. Relativity Visualized. Insight Press, 1985.
    • Fenton, Steve. Pro Typescript: Application-Scale Javascript Development. APress, 2014.
    • Flanagan, David and Yukihiro Matsumoto. The Ruby Programming Language. O’Reilly, 2008.
    • Flanagan, David. Java in a Nutshell. O’Reilly, 2005.
    • Flanagan, David. Javascript: The Definitive Guide. O’Reilly, 2011.
    • Gamma, Erich, et. al. Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Software. Addison Wesley, 1995.
    • Gleick, James. Chaos: Making A New Science. Penguin Books, 1987.
    • Graham, Paul. ANSI Common Lisp. Prentice Hall, 1996.
    • Halloway, Stuart. Programming Clojure. The Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2009.
    • Holiday, Ryan. Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of A Media Manipulator. Portfolio/Penguin, 2013.
    • Hunt, Andrew and Dave Thomas. The Pragmatic Programmer. Addison Wesley Longman, 2000.
    • Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Practical Reason. Dover Publications, 2004
    • Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Pure Reason. Dover Publications, 2003.
    • Kernighan, Brian W and Dennis M. Ritchie. The C Programming Language. Prentice Hall, 1988.
    • King, K. N. C Programming: A Modern Approach. W. W. Norton & Company, 2008.
    • Kochan, Stephen Z. Programming In C. Hayden Books, 1992.
    • Kopka, Helmut and Patrick W. Daly. Guide To LaTeX. Pearson Education, 2004.
    • Kozen, Dexter C. The Design and Analysis of Algorithms. Springer-Verlag, 1992.
    • Kozol, Jonathan. Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation. Harper Perennial, 1995.
    • Lerdorf, Rasmus, et. al. Programming PHP. O’Reilly, 2006.
    • Mahan, A. T. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783. Little, Brown and Company 1890.
    • Martin, Robert C. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Prentice Hall, 2009.
    • McDowell, Gayle L. Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions. CareerCup, 2015.
    • Michaela Wrong. In The Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu’s Congo. Harper Collins Perennial, 2002.
    • Montague, John. Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
    • Munroe, Randall. What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
    • Nagle, Angela. Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right. Zero Books, 2017.
    • Norman, Donald A. The Design of Everyday Things. Currency, Doubleday, 1990.
    • Press, William H, et. al. Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing. Cambridge University Press, 1986.
    • Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice. Harvard University Press, 1999.
    • Robbins, Kay A. and Steve Robbins. Unix Systems Programming: Communication, Concurrency and Threads. Pearson Education, 2003.
    • Robertson, Scott and Thomas Bertling. How To Draw: Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments from Your Imagination. Design Studio Press, 2013.
    • Rogers, Rick, et. al. Android Application Development. O’Reilly, 2009.
    • Rotman, Joeseph J. Advanced Modern Algebra. American Mathematical Society, 2002.
    • Sanderson, Brandon. The Way of Kings. Tor Fantasy, 2010.
    • Sanderson, Brandon. Words of Radiance. Tor Fantasy, 2014.
    • Schlosser, Eric. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety. Penguin Books, 2013.
    • Schneier, Bruce and Neil Ferguson. Practical Cryptography. Wiley, 2003.
    • Seibel, Peter. Coders At Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming. Apress, 2009.
    • Silberschatz, Adam, et. al. Operating System Concepts. John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
    • Sipser, Michael. Introduction to the Theory of Computation. Thompson, 2006.
    • Skiena, Steven S. The Algorithm Design Manual. Springer Verlag London, 2010.
    • Smith, Chris. Programming F# 3.0. O’Reilly, 2013.
    • Smith, S. A. Russia in Revolution: An Empire In Crisis, 1890-1928. Oxford University Press, 2017.
    • Stephenson, Neal. Anathem: A Novel. Harper Collins, 2008.
    • Stroustrup, Bjarne. The C++ Programming Language. Addison Wesley, 2000.
    • Vaishnav, Milan. When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics. Yale University Press, 2017.
    • Wall, Larry, et. al. Programming Perl. O’Reilly, 2000.
    • Walpole, Ronald E, et. al. Probability & Statistics For Engineers & Scientists. Prentice Hall, 2002.
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        Most of my books are stored at my parents’ house, but here’s what I have in my apartment:

        • Beowulf, dual-language edition, tr. Howell D. Chickering, Jr.

        • American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

        • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey

        • Kim, by Rudyard Kipling

        • Rudyard Kipling’s Verse

        • That Hideous Strength, by C.S. Lewis

        • The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea, by Yukio Mishima

        • Spring Snow, by Yukio Mishima

        • Runaway Horses, by Yukio Mishima (the remaining two books of the tetralogy are in the mail)

        • The Satyricon, by Petronius, and the Apocolocyntosis, by Seneca

        • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

        • The Baroque Cycle, by Neal Stephenson

        • Anathem, by Neal Stephenson

        • And Another Thing…, by Eoin Colfer

        • The HarperCollins Study Bible

        • Li Yong (1627-1705) and Epistemological Dimensions of Confucian Philosophy, by Anne D. Birdwhistell

        • The Life and Adventures of Buffalo Bill

        • The Masks of God: Occidental Mythology, by Joseph Campbell

        • A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, ed. Wing-Tsit Chan

        • America Bewitched, by Owen Davies

        • Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village, by William Hinton

        • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

        • The Pike, by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

        • A Book of New England, by Zephine Humphrey

        • Cartesian Meditations, by Edmund Husserl

        • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig

        • Russian Word Formation, by Charles E. Townsend

        • Zhuangzi, tr. Burton Watson

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          Here’s my bookshelf(ves): https://imgur.com/a/xjXsf

          (List to be added.)

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            Shelf #1:

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              Shelf #2:

              • A whole bunch of books of the collected works of the Strugatsky brothers; there’s no point in my listing them individually, just take a look at their bibliography on Wikipedia—I have them all
              • A couple of books of the collected works of Stanislaw Lem; ditto
              • A book of several of Soviet sf writer Alexander Belyaev’s novels, including:
                • The Last Man from Atlantis
                • Battle in the Ether
                • The Wonderful Eye
                • Ariel
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                Shelf #3:

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                  Shelf #4:

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                    Shelf #5:

                    • More Strugatsky brothers stuff (some duplication, due to stories appearing in more than one collection)
                    • All six books of Sergei Lukyanenko’s Night Watch trilogy:
                      • Night Watch
                      • Day Watch
                      • Twilight Watch
                      • Last Watch
                      • New Watch
                      • Sixth Watch
                    • The Tower of Babylon and Other Ancient Legends—a Soviet children’s book presenting Biblical stories as ancient myths, divorced from any religious content
                      • This was my first exposure to the Abrahamic religions. The word “god” is not mentioned anywhere in this little book (except the introduction, written in dense academese, which 6-year-old me definitely did not read); it’s “Yahweh” this and “Yahweh” that. I had no notion at all that this stuff had anything to do with anything that modern people, in the actual current real world, believed. (I was very surprised when my family came to the United States, and discovered otherwise.)
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                      Shelf #6:

                      • More stuff by Sergei Lukyanenko (the guy’s written a whole bunch of things, the overwhelming majority of which no one in West has heard of nor could possibly read, since there are no translations)
                      • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
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                        Shelf #7:

                        • Best-Loved Chocolate Recipes, Collector’s Edition
                        • Cookie Collection
                        • Dad’s Own Cookbook
                        • Cooking For Geeks
                        • Russian Cooking
                        • The Dessert Bible
                        • The Cook’s Bible
                        • Great Desserts from Ceil Dyer
                        • The Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer
                        • A custom-bound volume of Russian folk tales and other stories for children (my mother had this bound specially; many more like this are stored at my grandmother’s apartment
                        • A book of stories by Gianni Rodari in Russian translation
                        • On the Accuracy of Economic Observations by Oskar Morgenstern
                        • We by Yevgeniy Zamyatin
                        • The Prague Golem: Jewish Stories of the Ghetto
                        • Worlds Apart: An Anthology of Russian Fantasy and Science Fiction
                        • A bound tome of some of the collected works of A. S. Pushkin
                        • The Teutonic Knights by Henryk Sienkiewicz
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                        My bookshelves are rather crowded, and I don’t particularly see the point of pictures of the books, but my goodreads list is a fairly complete list of books I’ve read since 2012 (as opposed to those sitting on the shelves waiting to be read), all with ratings and most with reviews, also backed up externally.

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                          Nice page! This is great, definitely bookmarking it for later plundering.

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                          This is a lot to ask, but—it would be excellent if each of us could make a list (i.e., in text) of all the books on their shelves!

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