Ed's Canon

The following is a list of books I recommend reading.

 

Politics

1. Beyond Fundamentalism - Daniel B. Stevick

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-fundamentalism-Daniel-B-Stevick/dp/B0007IXLWO

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL5909379M/Beyond_fundamentalism.

 2. White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement - Allan J. Lichtman

http://www.amazon.com/White-Protestant-Nation-American-Conservative/dp/0802144209/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360134371&sr=1-1&keywords=White+Protestant+Nation

3. Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire

http://www.amazon.com/Justinians-Flea-First-Plague-Empire/dp/014311381X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360134469&sr=1-1&keywords=Justinian%27s+Flea

4. Our Stolen Future:  Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?

http://www.amazon.com/Our-Stolen-Future-Threatening-Intelligence/dp/0452274141

http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/

We'll Kill This Dog

New Dred Scott

Religion

1. A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam  - Karen Armstrong

http://www.amazon.com/History-God-000-Year-Judaism-Christianity/dp/0345384563/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_2

2. Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew  - Bart D. Ehrman

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Christianities-Battles-Scripture-Faiths/dp/0195182499

3. The Battle for God - Karen Armstrong

http://www.amazon.com/Battle-God-Karen-Armstrong/dp/0345391691

 

Mathematics

1. Oliver Heaviside: Sage in Solitude : The Life, Work, and Times of an Electrical Genius of the Victorian Age - Paul Nahin

http://www.amazon.com/Oliver-Heaviside-Solitude-Electrical-Victorian/dp/0879422386/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360134737&sr=1-1&keywords=Sage+in+solitude

http://kom.aau.dk/~heb/kurser/NOTER/OLIVER.PDF

http://www.quadritek.com/bstj/vol01-1922/articles/bstj1-2-43.pdf

  2. Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics - John Derbyshire

http://www.amazon.com/Prime-Obsession-Bernhard-Greatest-Mathematics/dp/0452285259

3. Symmetry and the Monster: The Story of One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics - Mark Ronan

http://www.amazon.com/Symmetry-Monster-Greatest-Quests-Mathematics/dp/0192807226/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i

 http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~ronan/The_Monster

 

Physics

1. Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions  - Lisa Randall

http://www.amazon.com/Warped-Passages-Unraveling-Mysteries-Dimensions/dp/0060531096

2. The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe - Roger Penrose

http://www.amazon.com/Road-Reality-Complete-Guide-Universe/dp/0679776311

http://camoo.freeshell.org/roadtoreality.html

 3. Black Hole Gravitohydromagnetics (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) -Brian Punsly

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Gravitohydromagnetics-Astronomy-Astrophysics-Library/dp/3540414665/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360136536&sr=8-1&keywords=black+hole+gravitohydromagnetics

http://books.google.com/books?id=Drm32I0mz5AC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

 

 

Other links

Pdf of Penrose's "Book The Road To Reality"

http://www.das.uchile.cl/~rmendez/Documents/Roger_Penrose_Road_to_reality.pdf

 

Tony Smith's Home Page

 Tony Smith’s Web Book (warning 200MB Pdf.)

http://www.tony5m17h.net/TonySwebBook.pdf

Quantum Consciousness

http://www.valdostamuseum.org/hamsmith/QuanCon.html