The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Updated and Expanded Edition

This is a really engaging book. It will take you to the journey of just few microseconds after the big bang, the sequence of events for next few minutes and how everything came to existance. It’s not baseless as it may sound, there is tons of mathematics behind every conclusion. Even more engaging is the discussion why we should bother about this? The book is slim and probably the best in astrophysics ever written for a layman!

Moon Lander : How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module

Book written by Thomas Kelly, Chief Engineer of LM itself. Also check out for the very cool DVD set called “From Earth To Moon”. This book is whole of Part 5 in DVD2. More on this book…

Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope--and How to Find Them

The best book to start out for amature astronomy. There’s heavens up there! More on this book…

HAL's Legacy: 2001's Computer as Dream and Reality

So you have seen the movie “2001: The Space Odyssey” and thought for a while it’s 2001 already and why we are not there? Well, important question would be where we are and still how far to go. This book is the essays written by few of the top experts in computer industry outlining what are the extremes achieved so far. Well, after few chapters it becomes quite boring though…

The Ultimate Book of Business Breakthroughs: Lessons from the 20 Greatest Business Decisions Ever Made

The only way to make your dreams come true, to do things your way and have more than enough money - it to have your own business! This book is about 20 companies who made certain critical decisions and came out to be the top and way ahead of competitors. More on this book…

Journey Through Genius : The Great Theorems of Mathematics

There are lots and lots of books written on mathematics claiming to target mass audience and containing none to minimal “mathematics”. You read these kind out of books and when you turn last page, you ask yourself what was really going on all the way? Well this book is different and if you ask me, it’s the best book on mathematics I’ve came across. It’s collection of few not-too-obvious theorems derived from scratch with it’s histories and uses and stories.

Neural Networks And Learning Bayesian Networks

These are the two most interesting subjects for me right now. This book on Neural Networks is probably the best to take a dive in the field. This is truly the magnificent book that you can read like some thriller story (assuming you are not afraid of some mathematical depth) and look at the real working through cool numerical examples. Short but concise explanations might make this book deceptively tiny but it’s sure the best introduction in this field.

Sticky Chapter

I’m stuck on Chaper 8 of Brief History Of Time again. This is happening for the 3rd time. Everytime I read this book I get until this chapter and then eventually give up. This time I tried to track down the fault and realized this chapter is so much unorganized and has apparently unrelated thoughts, though interesting - which keeps me coming back to it. Okay… let’s start again. Shall we?

Language Of Flowers

I found a little booklet today titled “The Secret Language Of Flowers” by Rachel Ibarra explaining nicely what each flower means when you give it to someone. I’ve to confess, I’m not good at it and so have to depend on the lady at the check-out counter to make sure I don’t buy flowers for my boss which would mean “secret love” on her birthday :). I can’t find this book on Amazon or B&N so you have to go to your nearest grocery store such as Pathmark to get it.

New Books

I’m running out of books to read so I was on shopping spree at Amazon. Just picked up few books from my Wish List and then few books from my favorite authors. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Gamma: Exploring Euler’s Constant How Would You Move Mount Fuji? Microsoft’s Cult of the Puzzle - How the World’s Smartest Company Selects the Most Creative Thinkers Artificial Life: A Report from the Frontier Where Computers Meet Biology Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary The Best American Science Writing 2002

Book Find - Complications By Atul Gowande

This book I’d bought for my brother who is a doc by profession but unfortunately he has to now wait until I finish reading it. While the lingo of biological sciences usually tends to scare us, I’d always a fascination for doctor’s life and this book is about it and more. The author takes you in the real stories that happened in his career as a trainee surgeon with a style that might put a fiction writer to a shame.

Some Books <i>About</i> Programmers

Just read couple of reviews of my blogs at Weblog Review. Looks it aren’t all that bad after all :). This one is about the few cool books that I came across on programmer’s life, passions, dreams and thoughts. To tell you the truth, all of them has kept me awake until early mornings since past few months. If you are hard core programmer from the roots, you are in for the real treat!

How to Read Music : Reading Music Made Simple

If you were amazed by people interpreting those beautiful musical symbols or wanted to learn piano, this is for you! More on this book..