Maritime History


Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time – Dava Sobel
The Endurance : Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition – Caroline Alexander
The Bounty: The True Story of the mutiny on the Bounty – Caroline Alexander
The Pirate Wars – Peter Earle
The Civil War at Sea – Craig L. Symonds
In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine – Rachel Lance
War at Sea: A Naval History of World War II – Nathan Miller
Hellcats of the Sea: Operation Barney and the Mission to the Sea of Japan – Charles A. Lockwood & Hans C. Adamson
The Vikings: A History – Robert Ferguson
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania – Erik Larson

Science

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory – Albert Einstein
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter – Richard P. Feynman
The Anthropic Principle: Man as the Focal Point of Nature – Reinhard Breuer
Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?) – Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw
The Origin of the Universe – John D. Barrow
The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) – Katie Mack
The Last Three Minutes: Conjectures About the Ultimate Fate of the Universe – Paul Davies
The Origin of Humankind – Richard Leakey
The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing’s Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine – Charles Petzold
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Science Fiction

The Stars My Destination – Alfred Bester
Stand on Zanzibar – John Brunner
Time and Again – Jack Finney
The Final Planet – Andrew M. Greeley
Fatherland – Robert Harris
Planet of the Damned – Harry Harrison
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Shikasta: Re, Colonised Planet 5 – Doris Lessing
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
A Canticle for Leibowitz – Walter M. Miller Jr.
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
Contact – Carl Sagan
Memoirs of an Invisible Man – H.F. Saint
The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan – Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson
Triplanetary: A Tale of Cosmic Adventure – Edward E. Smith
Star Maker – William Olaf Stapledon
The Guns of the South – Harry Turtledove
Slan – A. E. Van Vogt
Who Censored Roger Rabbit? – Gary K. Wolf

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