My Bookshelf

They say you can tell a lot about a person by taking a look at their bookshelf. Traditionally, this meant standing in their living room with a tilted head, but with ebooks our reading history tends to become more hidden. Our virtual bookshelves lie inside our personal devices and aren’t that easy for others to glance on. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can also choose to make them public. Here’s mine, as generated from my Kindle profile. Updated February 2nd, 2016.

Data science

Science, technology, history, economy, politics

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility” (Incerto)
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World
by Jeremy Rifkin
The Clash of the Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation
by John C. Bogle
Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape
by David Bainbridge
The Human Web: A Bird’s-Eye View of World History
by William H. McNeill, John Robert McNeill
Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
by J. Craig Venter
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
by Glenn Greenwald
Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet
by Tim Jackson
Remaking Eden: Cloning and Beyond in a Brave New World
by Lee M. Silver
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
by Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal (P.S.)
by Jared Diamond

Biographies

Communication, psychology, work

Urbanism

Sailing, exploration, mountaineering, survival

Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea
by Steven Callahan
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
by Piers Paul Read
The Birthday Boys
by Beryl Bainbridge
Blue Water, Green Skipper: A Memoir of Sailing Alone Across the Atlantic
by Stuart Woods
The Care And Feeding of the Sailing Crew
by Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey
Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper
by Tom Cunliffe
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing
Fastnet, Force 10: The Deadliest Storm in the History of Modern Sailing (New Edition)
by John Rousmaniere
The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Oceans: Crewing Around the World
by Alison Muir Bennett
How to Sail Around the World: Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail
by Hal Roth
Into Thin Air: A personal account of the Everest disaster
by Jon Krakauer
The Journey to the Polar Sea
by John Franklin
Left For Dead: 30 Years On – The Race is Finally Over
by Nick Ward, Sinead O’Brien
The Lost Art of Finding Our Way
by John Edward Huth
A Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the Helm, and Sailed to a New Life in the Caribbean
by Renee Petrillo
Sailing Alone Around the World
by Joshua Slocum
Scott’s Last Expedition Volume I
by Robert Falcon Scott
The Self-Sufficient Sailor
by Larry Pardey, Lin Pardey
Sextant: A Voyage Guided by the Stars and the Men Who Mapped the World’s Oceans
by David Barrie
South: The Story of Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Expedition
by Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
This Old Boat, Second Edition: Completely Revised and Expanded
by Don Casey
True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent of Annapurna
by David Roberts
Yachtmaster for Sail and Power: A Manual for the RYA Yachtmaster® Certificates of Competence
by Alison Noice

Exercise and wellbeing

8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot
by Susan Adams, Esther Gokhale
Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance by Kelly Starrett 1st (first) Edition (2013)
by Kelly Starrett
Convict Conditioning: How to Bust Free of All Weakness-Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength
by Paul Wade
Convict Conditioning 2: Advanced Prison Training Tactics for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss and Bulletproof Joints
by Paul Wade
Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World
by Kelly Starrett
Explosive Calisthenics: Superhuman Power, Maximum Speed and Agility, Plus Combat-Ready Reflexes–Using Bodyweight-Only Methods
by Paul Wade
Raising the Bar: The Definitive Guide to Bar Calisthenics
by Al Kavadlo

Other

Animal farm: A Fairy Story
by Trevor Millum, George Orwell
The Cat’s Table
by Michael Ondaatje
The Catcher in the Rye
by J. D. Salinger
The Client
by John Grisham
Cryptonomicon
by Neal Stephenson
The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown
Dance of the Tiger: A Novel of the Ice Age
by Björn Kurtén
The Deeper Meaning of Liff: A Dictionary of Things There Aren’t Any Words for Yet–But There Ought to Be
by Douglas Adams, John Lloyd
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
The Meaning of Liff
by Douglas Adams, John Lloyd
The Old Man and The Sea
by Ernest Hemingway
On the Road (Penguin Classics)
by Jack Kerouac
The Outsiders
by S. E. Hinton
Post Office: A Novel
by Charles Bukowski
Purge
by Sofi Oksanen
Three Men in a Boat
by Jerome K. (Jerome Klapka) Jerome
War with the Newts
by Karel Capek
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water: A Novel
by Michael Dorris

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