As We May Think by Vannevar Bush
The Mathematical Theory of Communication by Claude Shannon
Boosting Our Collective IQ, by Douglas C. Engelbart
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter


A Mathematician's Apology by G. H. Hardy
The Art of Doing Science and Engineering by Richard Hamming
Euclid's Elements


Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Alexander von Humboldt's New World
The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau: The Act of life
The Silent World by Jacques Cousteau
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus
Fundamentals of Ecology Eugene Odum, Gary W. Barrett
A Designers' Manual by Bill Mollison
Deep Ecology for the 21st Century ed. George Sessions
Cosmos by Alexander von Humboldt
On Human Nature by Edward O Wilson
The Insect Societies by Edward O. Wilson (1971)
The Voyage of the Beagle (1845) and The Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin
Ever Since Darwin by Stephen Jay Gould
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson
Under the Sea Wind by Rachel Carson
David Attenborough
The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
The Panda's Thumb by Stephen Jay Gould
Signature in the Cell by Stephen C. Meyer
The Genesis Flood by Whitcomb
Darwin's Doubt by Stephen C. Meyer


The Discovery and Characterization of Transposable Elements: The Collected Papers of Barbara McClintock
A feeling for the organism : the life and work of Barbara McClintock
Molecular Biology of the Cell Bruce Alberts
What Is Life? by Erwin Schrödinger 


Feynman's Lectures on Physics
Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman
Six Not-so-Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman
The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynman
QED by Richard Feynman
Physics and Philosophy by Werner Heisenberg 
Sir Isaac Newton - Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Sir Isaac Newton - Optics
The Emperor's New Mind by Roger Penrose
Annus Mirabilis papers by Albert Einstein
The World as I See It by Albert Einstein
Ideas And Opinions By Albert Einstein
The Evolution of Physics by Albert Einstein
Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein
Nicolaus Copernicus On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
Thermodynamics By Enrico Fermi



Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
The Double Helix by James Watson 
The Big Score by Michael S. Malone
The Ascent of Man Hardcover by Jacob Bronowski (Author)
Civilisation by Sir Kenneth Clark
History of Civilization in Europe
History of the World (Updated) J. M. Roberts
Herodotus Histories
Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War 
Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius
George Washington Carver --   1897 or Thereabouts: George Washington,  Carver's Own Brief History of His Life
Livy History of Rome
My Experiments with Truth by Gandhi
Lives, by Plutarch
Thomas Paine, "A Call to Patriots – December 23, 1776"
Annals by Cornelius Tacitus


Adam Smith: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Steady State Economics by Herman Daly
Karl Marx: Capital
Economy and Society by Max Weber
Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher 
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism By Max Weber 
Principles of Political Economy: and Chapters on Socialism By John Stuart Mill

Political Science

Discourses on Titus Livius: by Niccolò Machiavelli
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
The Art of War: by Sun Tzu
Federalist Papers
Thomas Hobbes Leviathan
Two Treatises of Government by John Locke 
Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Essays
The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner
Correspondence by Voltaire


How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury
The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society by Norbert Wiener
The Logic of Scientific Discovery By Karl Popper

Physica (Physics) by Aristotle

Gaia's Garden A Guide to Home-scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway, John Todd
Seven Pillars
Treatise on Radioactivity by Marie Curie
Abraham Lincoln, "Address at Cooper Institute"; "First Inaugural Address"; "Letter to Horace Greeley", "Meditation on the Divine Will"; "The Gettysburg Address"; "Second Inaugural Address"; "Last Public Address"
A Prosperous Way Down by Howard and Elisabeth Odum
Loren Eiseley
Johannes Kepler
Galileo Galilei Dialogues Concerning the Two New Sciences
William Harvey On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
Sir Francis Bacon 
René Descartes
Blaise Pascal - The Provincial Letters
Christiaan Huygens - Treatise on Light
Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier - Elements of Chemistry
Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier - Analytical Theory of Heat
Michael Faraday - Experimental Researches in Electricity
Alfred Wegener - The Origin of Continents and Oceans
Edmund Burke
Frédéric Bastiat
Thomas Malthus
The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time By Karl Polanyi
The Civilizing Process by Norbert Elias
Chen-Ning Yan
Gene Shoemaker
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo
On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies by William Gilbert
On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres by Nicolaus Copernicus 
The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter
The Harmony of the Worlds by Johannes Kepler 
Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
On the Fabric of the Human Body) by Andreas Vesalius (1543)
Is Anyone Out There?: Frank Drake
Ronald Fisher
Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey (1983)
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Micrographia by Robert Hooke (1665)
Gaia by James Lovelock (1979)
Science and the Modern World by Alfred North Whitehead
Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers By Max Planck
General Chemistry By Linus Pauling
Molecular Biology of the Cell By Bruce Alberts; Peter Walter; Julian Lewis
Cathedrals of Science: The Personalities and Rivalries That Made Modern Chemistry By Patrick Coffey
Advice To A Young Scientist By P. B. Medawar
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
On Growth and Form
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies By E. O. Wilson; Bert Holldobler
One Two Three ... Infinity by George Gamow (1947)
Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets
What Is Life? by Erwin Schrödinger (1944)
Against Method By Paul Feyerabend
The Realm of the Nebulae By Edwin Hubble
ABC of Relativity By Bertrand Russell
Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science By Werner Heisenberg
The Same and Not the Same By Roald Hoffmann
The Fractal Geometry of Nature By Benoit Mandelbrot
Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature By Niels Bohr
The Expanding Universe By Arthur Eddington
What Is Mathematics?  By Richard Courant; Herbert Robbins; Ian Stewart
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
The Richness of Life
Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould
Georges Cuvier
George Washington, "Circular Letter to the Governors of All the States on Disbanding the Army"; "The Farewell Address"
The Double Helix A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
Alexis de Tocqueville, "Observations on American Life and Government" from Democracy in America
Henry David Thoreau, "Civil Disobedience"; "A Plea for Captain John Brown"
David Hume, "Of Refinement in the Arts"; "Of Money"; "Of the Balance of Trade"; "Of Taxes"; "Of the Study of History"
Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu
The Spirit of the Laws
Edward Gibbon: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Thorstein Veblen: The Theory of the Leisure Class
Max Weber: Essays in Sociology (selections)
John Maynard Keynes: The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money
The Economic Consequences of the Peace John Maynard Keynes 
The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings by Thomas Paine
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
Second Treatise of Government by John Locke
Novanglus Essays by John Adams
The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States by Founding Fathers
The Articles of Confederation by Continental Congress
The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time By Karl Polanyi
Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy By Joseph A. Schumpeter
The Theory of the Leisure Class By Thorstein Veblen
The Affluent Society By John Kenneth Galbraith
Individualism and Economic Order By Friedrich Hayek
The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
Buckminster Fuller

Human Knowledge, Its Scope and Limits by BERTRAND RUSSELL 
SICM (Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics) 
Functional Differential Geometry
Perceptrons, by Marvin Minsky
The Harmonic Mind, Volumes 1 and 2, by Smolenck and Legendre 
Radiotron Designer's Handbook, 4th edition, RCA 
A Survey of Modern Algebra, by Garrett Birkhoff and Saunders MacLane 
Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits, by Grey and Meyer 
Get the 2nd or 3rd edition, not later ones.
Linear and Nonlinear Circuits, by Chua, Desoler, and Kuh

    ISBN: 0070108986
    More up-to-date than Network Theory
    10/10 would teach
    Mathematically very clear

The Art of Electronics, by Horowitz & Hill
 The Variational Principles of Mechanics by Cornelius Lanczos

A First Course in General Relativity, by Bernard F Schultz ISBN: 9780521277037

Dealers of Lightning Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age Michael A. Hiltzik
Men, Machines, and Modern Times New Ed Edition by Elting E. Morison (Author)
Where Is My Flying Car?  by J. Storrs Hall (Author)
The End of Error: Unum Computing (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science) 1st Edition by John L. Gustafson (Author)
Revolt of the Masses by Ortega y Gasset
Pieces of the Action by Vannevar Bush
Orality and Literacy: 30th Anniversary Edition (New Accents) 3rd Edition by Walter J. Ong (Editor)
Structure of Scientific Revolutions
The Copernican Revolution Thomas S. Kuhn
A Mathematician's Apology G. H. Hardy
The Gallic Wars (Military Theory Book, #1) Julius Caesar
Asimov's New Guide to Science
Computers and the World of the Future (MIT Press) by Martin Greenberger (Editor) 	
Fractal Geometry by BENOIT MANDELBROT 
Computation: Finite and Infinite Machines by MARVIN MINSKY 
From Quarks to Cosmos by LEON LEDERMAN

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Theodore Roosevelt
John James Audubon
John Muir
Elements of Style William Strunk Jr.
Hiroshima by John Hershey
Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
The Clash of Civilizations by Samuel Huntington
The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience. Lantern Books. 2004. ISBN 978-1590560402.; (1985)
The Praise of Folly by Erasmus
Quantum Computing since Democritus, by Scott Aaronson Everything you might want to know about computing with QM, with a philosophical outlook.
The Mayflower Compact by Pilgrim Fathers
The Virginia Declaration of Rights
The Declaration of Independence
Great Documents
The English Bill of Rights
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Charter of the United Nations
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Plato The Republic
The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith 
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
The Principles of Psychology by Will James 
The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich von Hayek 
The Varieties of Religious Experience by Will James
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
The Constitution of Liberty by Friedrich von Hayek
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
The City in History by Lewis Mumford
Jean Jacques Rousseau 
William Stanley Jevons
Jacob Riis - How the Other Half Lives
Dee Brown - Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
John Stuart Mill
Alfred Marshall
Ludwig von Mises
David Ricardo
Murray Rothbard
Jean-Baptiste Say
Milton Friedman
Carl Menger
Joseph Schumpeter
Thorstein Veblen
Collected Essays of George Orwell by George Orwell 
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs 
Discourse on Method by Rene Descartes 
Friedrich Engels
Milton Friedman
Henry George
Dudley North
The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (1814)
The True History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo
Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
School and Society by JOHN DEWEY
Freedom and Culture by JOHN DEWEY 
History of Western Philosophy by BERTRAND RUSSELL
Human Knowledge, Its Scope and Limits by BERTRAND RUSSELL 
What is a Masterpiece by KENNETH CLARK 
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Paperback – November 4, 1986 by Neil Postman (Author)
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison By Michel Foucault
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks (1985)
Leviathan: by Thomas Hobbes
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
Jean de Crevecoeur, "The Making of Americans" from Letters from an American Farmer
Thomas Jefferson, "The Virginia Constitution" from Notes on the State of Virginia; "First Inaugural Address"; "Biographical Sketches"
Benjamin Franklin, "A Proposal for Promoting Useful Knowledge among the British Plantations in America", "Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania"
Johan Huizinga: The Autumn of the Middle Ages
The Cosmic Connection by Carl Sagan (1973)
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Kwame Nkrumah
Marcus Garvey