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Hobbes 05-20-2004 05:47 PM

America, Russia, and the Cold War, Walter Lafeber
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson

SnarkFish 05-20-2004 09:32 PM

Richard Dawkins - [i]The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design[/i]

Kruzen 05-24-2004 10:48 PM

Darwin's Black Box - Michael J. Behe - A Biochemical challenge to evolution.
A Divine Revelation Of Death & Hell - Heaven or hell? Over a period of forty days, God gave Mary K. Baxter visions of hell and commissioned her to tell all to choose life. Here is an account of the place and beings of hell contrasted with the glories of heaven (believe what you will)
Creator and the Cosmos - Hugh Ross - Scientific Breakdown Of Creation Theory for the universe. Not Earth focused, but the universe rather.
The Elegant Universe. - Brian Greene - Superstring theory.

deltabourne 05-24-2004 11:46 PM

I'm reading Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything atm.. great fucking book, add that to the list.

g0rg0n 05-26-2004 01:10 AM

On The Road - Jack Kerouac, a documentation of youthful discovery

Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs, stunning social comentary and satire

Junkie - William S. Burroughs, a paridigm shifting novel

Pecked to Death by Ducks - Tim Cahill, a journalistic recount of un published adventures, of note are the desert storm stories

Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson, a great novel outlining the spread of information

How The Irish Saved Civilization - Thomas Cahill, a history of the transition from the Roman Empire to the Dark Ages and how the Irish through thier isolation and temperment preserved the ancient civilized world when it was being detroyed everywhere else in europe.

The Fall Of The Dynasties - Edmond Taylor, a history of the downfalls of great civilizations.

The Leader As Martial Artist - Arnold Mindell PH.D., techniques and strategies for resolving conflict and creating community.

Sitting In The Fire - Arnold Mindell PH.D., large group transformation using conflict and diversity

The Power Of Myth - Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers, a documentation of mythological influences on social structure.

The Advent Of The Algorithm - David Berlinski, how philosophical modal logic developed into the computer.

Batteling The Hosts Of Hell - Win Worley, diary of an exorcist

be0wulfe 05-29-2004 04:26 PM

George R. R. Martin
A Song of Ice & Fire Series
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast of Crows (forthcoming)

CaNaDiAn PyRo 05-29-2004 04:30 PM

[QUOTE=be0wulfe]George R. R. Martin
A Song of Ice & Fire Series
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast of Crows (forthcoming)[/QUOTE]
He doen't write fast enough damn it! :mad:

omfgw00tbbq 05-30-2004 03:23 PM

what about science research articles
From Science (one of the best research journals)
Advanced Technology Paths to Global Climate Stability: Energy for a Greenhouse Planet

[url]http://fire.pppl.gov/science_adv_energy_103102.pdf[/url]
good summary of next gen technologies that are being researched to be used as alternative energy sources

ForeverLurk-MK2 05-30-2004 04:54 PM

My Suggested Reading List:

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler - Hitlers life during WWI, his stay in prison, the german political reality of the time

The Art of War by Sun Tzu - Good wisdom for anyone trying to combat things in life, whether they be physical wars, mental wars, social wars, cultural wars etc. Often quoted, rarely heeded.

Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein - A futuristic book which fleshes out a workable fascist state that makes sense. Intended to "discredit" fascism, but instead makes it seem preferrable to the soulless modern model of capitalism used in the US and various other dying countries.

The Holy Bible by various - Need I say more?

The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements by Dr. Kevin MacDonald - Explores jewish involvement in various genocidal political movements. everything from leninist bolshevism to bloody south african communism.

feebnam 06-03-2004 08:30 PM

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan- The series has become rather drawn out but the first few books are very good and the last 2 have been very good as well. Be prepared for a lot of reading if you want to read the whole series. Each book is roughly 800 pages and there's 10 books I believe, maybe 11 I don't remember which. First book is "The Eye of The World".

As for non-fiction, "Many Lives Many Masters" by Dr. Brian Weiss is very good. It's about a psychiatrist, who begins to believe in reincarnation through a patient of his. Who he is trying to help with some serious disorders through hypnosis and she starts recalling strange things. He was pretty much an athiest prior to this patient. It's a very eye opening read.

tracerbullet 06-09-2004 01:03 AM

Update the first post, man! :mad: :cool: :rolleyes:

Pudgygiant 06-09-2004 07:36 AM

Everything by Robert Ludlum (not a title, literally everything), and Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

walkingcarpet 06-09-2004 11:46 AM

[QUOTE=ieyeasu]More:

A History of the English Speaking Peoples--Winston Churchill
Guns, Germs, and Steel--Jeremy Diamond[/QUOTE]

I just wanted to second the
Guns, Germs, and Steel; [b]Jared[/b] Diamond; Development of human societies and geographic factors that led the certain dominant civilizations.

ieyeasu 06-09-2004 11:53 AM

Ah, damnit. Well, I got the "J" right.

NAV man 06-09-2004 01:04 PM

I'm still waiting for nano's booklist. :(


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