Here I have collected interesting books
that I've read or am reading and that I recommend to you. You can securely buy them online from Amazon.com. Click on the cover to see reviews and comments at Amazon.com. (If you decide to purchase one, please start from this page and I will get a small commission. Thanks!)
Synchronicity and the Stories of Our Lives
by Robert H. Hopcke
The book discusses synchronistic events without any mumbo-jumbo.
A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine
A gentle introduction to meditation, starting by focusing on one's breath. Why breath? Because it is always with us!
Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse
One of the best books I have ever read.
If the Buddha Dated : A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path by Charlotte Sophia Kasl, Phd.
Much more than for dating ... From this I learned that namaste means: 'I honor that of god in you' or 'I bow to the light in you' (page 205-206).
The Planiverse: Computer Contact With a Two-Dimensional Worldby A. K. Dewdney
The Search for Solutions
Horace Freeland Judson
The book is a wonderful exposition of how science really works. Unfortunately this book is out of print, but Amazon may be able to get you a copy.
However, it seems to be available from The Association of American University Presses.
why warmth disperses and time passes
Hans Christian von Baeyer
This is an excellent introduction to thermodynamics. It is not technical but has many insightful examples, such as describing the entropy as the number of digits of the number of ways a system can be arranged. There are few technical errors. However towards the end Landauer and Bennett are given credit for solving the demon problem, whereas they have truely muddied the waters.
The New Way Things Workby David Macaulay. If this is anything like the original The Way Things Work, then it is spectacular!
Phantoms in the Brain by V. S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee
This is a spectacular book. Ramachandran and Blakeslee use examples of strokes in different parts of the brain to begin to dissect how the brain works. Highly recommended.
Classics of Free Thought by Paul Blanshard. A spectacular tour of powerful arguments against religious idiocy.
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Knowlton Zinsser. This inspired a little ditty. It helped me a lot when I wrote molecular machine theory papers Level I and Level 2.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett (Author), Ron Barrett (Illustrator)
The verbally abusive relationship. How to recognize it an how to respond.
Patricia Evans. 1992. I recommend that everybody read this book. It will allow you to recognize verbal abuse.