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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City.
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The Wealth Of Nations
by Adam Smith (Jan 17, 2018)
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth, and is today a fun...
Neil deGrasse Tyson
May 31, 2018
The Wealth of Nations by Smith, to learn that capitalism is an economy of greed, a force of nature unto itself.     source
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The Science of Interstellar
by Kip Thorne (Nov 06, 2014)
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A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolans highly anticipated film, Interstellar, from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist w...
The Planiverse
Computer Contact with a Two-Dimensional World
by A.K. Dewdney (Oct 11, 2000)
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A classic book about life in a two-dimensional universe, written by a well-known author. Now brought back into print in this revised and updated edition, the book is written within the great tradition of Abbott's Flatland, and Hinton's famous Sphereland. Accessible, imaginative, and clever, it will appeal to a wide array of readers, from serious ma...
Flatland
A Romance of Many Dimensions
by Edwin A. Abbott (Sep 20, 1992)
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This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square [sic – ed.], a mathematician and resident of the two-di...
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The System of the World
by Isaac Newton (May 12, 2015)
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The System of the World by Isaac Newton. Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution.This great work supplied the momentum for the Scientific Revolution and dominated physics for over 200 years....
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dec 17, 2011
The System of the World by Newton, to learn that the universe is a knowable place.     source
Holy Bible
English Standard Version.
by ESV (Mar 31, 2012)
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dec 17, 2011
To learn that it’s easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself.     source
The Age of Reason
by Thomas Paine (May 28, 2010)
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dec 17, 2011
The Age of Reason by Paine, to learn how the power of rational thought is the primary source of freedom in the world.     source
The Art Of War
by Sun Tzu (Nov 06, 2007)
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Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and civilization have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. The Art of War is a book which should b...
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dec 17, 2011
The Art of War by Sun Tsu, to learn that the act of killing fellow humans can be raised to an art.     source
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The Origin of Species
150th Anniversary Edition
by Charles Darwin (Sep 01, 2003)
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The classic that exploded into public controversy, revolutionized the course of science, and continues to transform our views of the world.Few other books have created such a lasting storm of controversy as The Origin of Species. Darwin's theory that species derive from other species by a gradual evolutionary process and that the average level of e...
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dec 17, 2011
On the Origin of Species (Darwin), to learn of our kinship with all other life on Earth.      source
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Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift (Sep 17, 1996)
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Regarded as the preeminent prose satirist in the English language, Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) intended this masterpiece, as he once wrote Alexander Pope, to "vex the world rather than divert it." Savagely ironic, it portrays man as foolish at best, and at worst, not much more than an ape.The direct and unadorned narrative describes four remarkable ...
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Dec 17, 2011
Gulliver's Travels by Swift, to learn, among other satirical lessons, that most of the time humans are Yahoos.     source
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The Prince
by Niccolò Machiavelli (Dec 25, 2016)
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
To learn that people not in power will do all they can to acquire it, and people in power will do all they can to keep it.     source
The Principia
The Authoritative Translation and Guide
by Sir Isaac Newton (Feb 04, 2016)
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In his monumental 1687 work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, known familiarly as the Principia, Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantu...
Neil deGrasse Tyson
We owe modern civilization to this towering genius of science.     source
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The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniencies of life which it annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations.According, therefore, as this produce, or what is purchased wi...
Neil deGrasse Tyson
To learn that capitalism is an economy of greed, a force of nature unto itself.     source
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How to Lie with Statistics
by Darrell Huff (Oct 16, 1993)
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
A cute little tiny book that tells you all the things about people who want to fool you into thinking something that’s true, that’s not, and how they manipulate statistics in order to accomplish this.     source
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