I have recently gotten myself into a bit of a predicament. Books have taken over my life. No I haven’t been forced by evil professors to read 50 books about the history of the physics behind culinary arts. Actually I out of curiosity I obtained a small collection of books that I plan to spend the course of the semester reading. The books shown bellow range from math and physics, to physiology and Intelligence.
How I obtained these books
1. How We Got to Now By: Steven Johnson
How We Got to Now is a book my high school gifted program teacher gave me as a graduation gift. It covers the history of innovation, and different inventions that changed the world.
2. The Joy of X By: Steven Strogatz
The joy of X is a book i bought from thriftbooks the online book store. Someone from a mathematics forum recommended I take a look at it since it goes over several mathematical theorems, principles, and their origins.
3. Exploding the Phone By: Phil Lapsley
If you have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know about this one. I have been reading this book for a little over a week and i’m about mid way done. It covers the history of phone phreaking, which is utilizing certain circuits and tricks young people used in the mid 50s to late 70s to take advantage of the phone system and cause all sorts of trouble.
4. For the Love of Physics By: Walter Lewins
This is a book written by Former MIT Professor Waltern Lewins, the book covers several physics topics and will hopefully help me get a better understanding and appreciation for physics, since physics has been a bit of a hassle for me. Many people recommended this to book to me because of the contents and how it helped many others learn to love physics.
5. The Bell Curve By Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein
If you’re a psychology major or someone who works in that field, you might know about this book. A modern Intellectual I admire recently spoke about this in one of his podcasts. Being an engineering major I am not too familiar with the ideas surrounding thing such as intelligence, the mind, and certain traits we may have. I got this book from my universities library and hope to delve in to it very soon.
I still plan on doing a book review on each of these as the course of the semester continues, hopefully you will take the time to read them. Anyways, its 3 am and I have spent the past 4 hours typing up posts and finishing up my portfolio page so I think its about time I hit the hay. Goodnight and don’t forget,to Stay Teckie!