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Mike Johnston’s 266 (or so) Books By Genre

Over on The Online Photographer the host Mike Johnston recently wrote about a list of books he’s been compiling for some time: The list started when my son decided at age ten or 11 that he didn’t like to read. As an inveterate reader and bibliophile, this consternated me deeply—how do you learn about the […]

Best Intro Book

Best Intro Book is a site that suggests the best book to read on any chosen topic. It’s a nice and simple approach to a Septivium-like problem, although it seems like it’s not quite there. There’s no information about how these recommendations have been arrived at, so it’s hard to judge how authoritative it might […]

Five Books

It’s been very quiet round here for a while. I got to the point where I didn’t have much more to add; it felt like I’d said everything I had to say on the topic for the time being. The only next step was to do a lot of research, or talk to a lot […]

Ask MetaFilter’s best introductory books

A list of most of the books suggested on the 2007 Ask MetaFilter thread “What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople?”

Alternatives to books

Looking at alternatives to traditional books.