Books

This page lists the books mentioned on my blog. Each book is followed by links to the posts that mention it.

See also the books tag on the blog.

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Entrepreneurship

Illusions of Entrepreneurship
Blog posts:
Plane crashes, software crashes, and business crashes

 

The Secrets of Consulting by Gerald Weinberg
Blog posts:
Gerald Weinberg's law of twins

 

The Dip by Seth Godin
Blog posts:
Innovation V

 

Inside Steve's Brain
Blog posts:
Peter Drucker and abandoning projects
Inside Steve Job's brain

 

Diffusion of Innovations
Blog posts:
Innovation II
Innovation III

 

The Logic of Failure
Blog posts:
Obscuring complexity

 

Inside Drucker's Brain
Blog posts:
Peter Drucker and abandoning projects

 

The Long Tail
Blog posts:
Index of tail weights in statistics

 

Founders at work
Blog posts:
Three quotes on originality

 

A Bias for Action
Blog posts:
Being busy

 

The Perfect Thing
Blog posts:
Top three iPod troubleshooting tips

 

The World is Flat
Blog posts:
How to avoid being outsourced or open sourced

 


Computing

Bricklin on Technology
Blog posts:
Interview with Dan Bricklin
Would you rather have a chauffeur or a Ferrari?
Two kinds of software challenges

Refactoring HTML
Blog posts:
The holy grail of CSS
Side benefits of accessibility
Migrating from HTML to XHTML

 

Beautiful Testing
Blog posts:
Beautiful Testing

 

Smart and gets things done
Blog posts:
Writes large correct programs
Experienced programmers and lines of code

 

Algorithms
Blog posts:
Upper and lower bounds on binomial coefficients
The cost of breaking things apart and putting them back together

 

Working effectively with legacy code
Blog posts:
Michael Feathers on refactoring

 

Out of their minds
Blog posts:
In praise of tedious proofs
The excitement of not knowing what you're doing

 

The Build Master
Blog posts:
Rotating programmers
Automated software builds

 

Expert Python Programming
Blog posts:
Book review: Expert Python Programming

 

Core Python Programming by Wesley Chun
Blog posts:
Book review: Expert Python Programming

 

Effective C++
Blog posts:
Book review: Expert Python Programming

 

The Mythical Man-Month
Blog posts:
Conceptual integrity

 

Windows PowerShell in Action
Blog posts:
PowerShell output redirection: Unicode or ASCII?

 

JavaScript: The Good Parts
Blog posts:
Programming language subsets

 

Literate Programming
Blog posts:
Literate programming and statistics
Complementary validation

 

Perl Cookbook
Blog posts:
Sample code sites

 

Operating Systems
Blog posts:
Architects versus engineers

 

Programming Windows by Charles Petzold
Blog posts:
Programmers aren't reading programming books
Free C# book

 

Mastering Regular Expressions by Jeffrey Friedl
Blog posts:
Tips for learning regular expressions

 

Debugging Microsoft .NET 2.0 Applications
Blog posts:
Interview with Green Baret debugger

 

Windows PowerShell Cookbook
Blog posts:
Customizing the PowerShell command prompt II

 

The C++ Standard Library Extensions
Blog posts:
Regular expressions in C++ TR1

 

Computers and Typesetting, Volume B: TeX: The Program
Blog posts:
Tricky code

 

Unicode Explained
Blog posts:
Why Unicode is subtle

 

Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering
Blog posts:
Feasibility studies

 

SICP: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Blog posts:
MIT replaces Scheme with Python

 


Math

The Art of Computer Programming volume 2: Seminumerical Algorithms
Blog posts:
Fast exponentiation
Comparing three methods of computing standard deviation

 

Concrete Mathematics
Blog posts:
Four uncommon but handy math notations
Finite differences

 


Blog posts:
Three books on inequalities

 


Blog posts:
Three books on inequalities

 

An Introduction to Probability Theory and its Applications by Feller
Blog posts:
Sums of uniform random values
Old math books

 

Variational Methods by Struwe
Mentioned:
Academic articles

 

Introduction to Applied Optimization by Diwekar
Mentioned:
Academic articles

 

Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means
Blog posts:
Networks and power laws

 

Numerical Methods that Work
Blog posts:
Random inequalities III: numerical results

 

The Fractal Geometry of Nature
Blog posts:
Simple legacy

 

Handbook of Mathematical Functions
Blog posts:
Computing the inverse of the normal CDF
Stand-alone error function erf(x)
Optical illusion, mathematical illusion

 

Chinese Remainder Theorem
Blog posts:
Constructive proof of the Chinese Remainder Theorem

 

Noise by Bart Kosko
Blog posts:
Random inequalities IV: Cauchy distributions
Thick tails

 

Proofs and Refutations
Blog posts:
Flaw in Riemann hypothesis proof

 

The Elements of Integration and Lebesgue Measure
Blog posts:
Diagramming modes of convergence

 

Lattice Methods for Multiple Integration
Blog posts:
Fibonacci methods at work

 

Inequalities
Blog posts:
Old math books
Means and inequalities
Three books on inequalities

 

A course in modern analysis
Blog posts:
Old math books

 

An Atlas of Functions
Blog posts:
Fractional derivatives

 


Statistics

The Lady Tasting Tea
Blog posts:
Origin of "statistically significant"
What is a confidence interval?

 

The Cult of Statistical Significance
Blog posts:
The cult of significance testing
Five criticisms of significance testing

 

Supercrunchers
Blog posts:
Early evidence-based medicine

 

Teaching Statistics: a bag of tricks. Gelman and Nolan
Blog posts:
What is a confidence interval?
Rolling dice for normal samples

 

Statistical Inference
Blog posts:
Probability distribution relationships
Finding the shortest interval with given mass

 


Probability Theory: The Logic of Science
Blog posts:
Plausible reasoning
How loud is the evidence?

 

Understanding Robust and Exploratory Data Analysis
Blog posts:
Index of tail weights in statistics

 

Theory of Probability by Jeffreys
Blog posts:
Good opening lines

 

Bayesian Inference by Anthony O'Hagan
Blog posts:
Four pillars of Bayesian statistics

 

Asymptotic Theory of Statistics and Probability
Blog posts:
Quantifying the error in the central limit theorem

 

The Black Swan: The impact of the highly improbable
Blog posts:
Random inequalities IV: Cauchy distributions
Black swan talk
Why heights are not normally distributed

 

Linear statistical inference and its applications
Blog posts:
Four characterizations of the normal distribution

 

Exploratory Data Analysis by John Tukey
Blog posts:
Tukey tallying
How to linearize data for regression

 

The Likelihood Principle
Blog posts:
Musicians, drunks, and Oliver Cromwell

 

Judgment under uncertainty: Heuristics and biases
Blog posts:
The law of small numbers

 


Eclectic

I'm Just Here for More Food by Alton Brown
Blog posts:
Don't forget the salt

 

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
Blog posts:
Originality
Stephen Covey and Pope Leo X

 

Outiers: The Story of Success
Blog posts:
Small advantages show up in the extremes
Twitter is not micro-blogging

 

Wine Politics
Blog posts:
Wine and politics

 

There is a God: How the world's most notorious atheist changed his mind
Blog posts:
Was Einstein an atheist?

 

Spanish with Michel Thomas
Blog posts:
Xylophones and zebras part II: learning Spanish

 

Einstein and Religion
Blog posts:
Was Einstein an atheist?

 

Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition
Blog posts:
Wendell Berry on publish-or-perish

 

Team Moon
Blog posts:
Team moon

 

Robert's Rules of Order
Blog posts:
Robert's rules of order and Galveston flooding

 

Houston Deco
Blog posts:
Houston deco

 

Crazy Busy
Blog posts:
C-state and F-state

 

Universal Principles of Design
Blog posts:
What to make flexible

 

A Whole New Mind
Blog posts:
How to avoid being outsourced or open sourced

 

The Nine
Blog posts:
Selective use of technology

 

Aging With Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives
Blog posts:
Aging with grace

 

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why
Blog posts:
Battling sharks

 

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version
Blog posts:
Things that work best when you don't notice them

 

Pragmatic Thinking and Learning
Blog posts:
Broken windows theory and programming

 

On the Incarnation by Athanasius, preface by C. S. Lewis
Blog posts:
C. S. Lewis on reading old books

 

Expert political judgment by Tetlock
Blog posts:
Three reasons expert predictions are often wrong

 

The Medici Effect
Blog posts:
The Medici Effect

 

Digital Barbarism by Mark Helprin
Blog posts:
Privacy