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Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
"Good introduction to whether or not we can ever really know anything. Very interesting and well written. (Also it is quite short so you feel clever for finishing it so quickly)"
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
"Excellent book that explains the nature of genes and genetics. This book will give you an insight into your own makings. Not recommended if you are a moron (a creationist)."
Animal Farm, and, 1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
Animal Farm, and, 1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
"Nineteen Eighty-Four is a masterpiece referenced repeatedly in modern culture. Animal Farm is a brilliant piece of political satire, very readable and very short."
Brave New World
Brave New World
"The one before Nineteen Eighty-Four, read this inspirational work that was way ahead of it's time. (DNA was discovered in 1952, cloning is expliained in the first chapter, written in 1932)"
The Art of War
The Art of War
"Interesting one-liners here. Supposedly used in the business world alot. Just worth reading to see what it's all about."
Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Economics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
"Excellent introduction to the difficult subject of economics. Makes you feel fuzzy inside when concepts sink in (GDP etc)."
The Book of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book)
The Book of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book)
"A fantastic compilition of interesting facts that you'll be amazed at. The best book of this type (interesting facts about...)."
A Short History Of Nearly Everything
A Short History Of Nearly Everything
"Very readable explanation of science, the history of the universe and an interesting journey along which you'll pick up lots of new knowledge, all simply explained but impressive to share with others!"
Original Rubik's cube
Original Rubik's cube
"This isn't a book I know, but I recommend learning how to solve one of these. I learnt in 1 day (from a youtube video lol). But it makes you more confident about your abilities and it looks impressive"
A History of Modern Britain
A History of Modern Britain
"If you feel a little naive about the history of Britain then check this book out. Just enough to give you a picture of what happened when, and written in a style that makes it interesting to read on."
Schott's Almanac 2007
Schott's Almanac 2007
"I LOVE this book. If you are ever bored but feel like you could be reading something to make yourself smarter, then just read a few pages of this. It is fascinating the amount of triva there is in it!"
The Philosopher's Toolkit: A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods
The Philosopher's Toolkit: A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods
"Outlines many famous and interesting arguments/tools(duh) for philosohical debate. Broad but relatively shallow, but deep enough to understand and to impress friends!"
Introducing Logic
Introducing Logic
"Introduces Logic, a very interesting topic, and gives background and history to it. It is an introduction though, so enough to give you grounding in this area but not university course standard."
The God Delusion
The God Delusion
"The definitive argument for the lack of existance of a God. As an Atheist I think this book is a brilliant rational look at religion. Not everyone agrees though lol."
The Great Gatsby (Penguin Popular Classics)
The Great Gatsby (Penguin Popular Classics)
"An awesome piece of early 20th century fiction. Read this and you'll learn a lot about human nature, and it's a glitzy story too!"
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
"Hard core short story (sort of) which, if you complete it and understood everything in it, then you are very well read indeed."
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story (Literary Classics - Gramercy Books)
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story (Literary Classics - Gramercy Books)
"BEST FICTION EVER.  I love these books so much, such good stories, such loveable characters, such genius. Douglas Adams rocks (atheist mac lover, brlliant)"
American Psycho
American Psycho
"Disturbing and brilliant. You might surprise yourself when you laugh guiltily at awful things in this book. Don't worry though, you're probably not a Psycho! (or american)"
How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life
How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday Life
"As you can probably tell, I have a curious mind, and this book does sate my thirst for random knowledge that I can pass on to friends. Machines are amazing."
Tricks Of The Mind
Tricks Of The Mind
"This book is fun, useful and interesting. The techniques for memory etc, are pretty impressive. The memory techniques are awesome. Absolutely fascinating how it works."
How to Win Friends and Influence People
How to Win Friends and Influence People
"Annoying wordage but interesting book. Don't be put off by the name, it isn't for people with no friends, it's just a look at how to interact with people, new and old."
The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Words
The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Words
"As this list is essentially about becoming more knowledgable and showing it off, this book has to be present. If you think your vocab is too basic then just look through here."