This is an incomplete list of some of my favorite literature. The items which appear here are purely a reflection of my own personal taste. Except by coincidence, they do not reflect the opinions of any people or organizations I am professionally affiliated with. Items are ordered chronologically within topics, not according to perceived importance. So there.

## Technical

### Communication

Mathematical Writing.
1989.

[home]
[MAA]

Research Debt.
2017.

[Distill]

Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences.
3rd Edition, 2019.

[SIAM]

### Computer Science

A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks.
1970.

[Springer]

New Directions in Cryptography.
1976.

[IEEE]

Distributed Algorithms.
1996.

[home]

The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine.
1998.

[pdf]

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.
2008.

[pdf]

Quantum Computing Since Democritus.
2013.

[Wikipedia]

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.
4th Edition, 2020.

[Wikipedia]

Introduction to Algorithms.
4th Edition, 2022.

[Wikipedia]

### Optimization

Optimization by Vector Space Methods.
1969.

[Wiley]

Real World Operations Research: The Woolsey Papers.
2003.

[Lionheart]

Introduction to Stochastic Search and Optimization.
2003.

[Wiley]

Convex Optimization.
2004.

[home]

### Statistics, Info Theory, and Machine Learning

A Mathematical Theory of Communication.
1948.

[Wikipedia]

Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems: Networks of Plausible Inference. 1988.

.
Probability Theory: The Logic of Science.
2003.

[Cambridge]

Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms.
2003.

[home]

Probabilistic Graphical Models: Principles and Techniques. 2009.

.
Machine Learning: A Probabilistic Perspective.
2012.

[home]

Learning from Data.
2012.

[home]

Deep Learning.
2016.

[home]

Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction.
2nd Edition, 2018.

[home]

### Machine Perception

An Algorithm for Tracking Multiple Targets.
1979.

[IEEE]

Probabilistic Robotics. 2005.

.
State Estimation for Robotics.
2017.

[home]

Factor Graphs for Robot Perception.
2017.

[pdf]

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications.
2nd Edition, 2022.

[home]

### Dynamics and Control

Geometric Control of Mechanical Systems.
2004.

[home]

Differential Dynamical Systems.
2007.

[SIAM]

Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers.
2nd Edition, 2021.

[home]

Contraction Theory for Dynamical Systems.
2023.

[home]

### Motion Planning

Optimal and Efficient Path Planning for Partially-Known Environments.
1994.

[IEEE]

Principles of Robot Motion.
2005.

[home]

Planning Algorithms.
2006.

[home]

Sampling-Based Algorithms for Optimal Motion Planning.
2011.

[ArXiv]
[correction]

### Pure Math

Counterexamples in Analysis.
1962.

[Dover]

Proofs and Refutations.
1976.

[Wikipedia]

Counterexamples In Topology.
1978.

[Dover]

Algebraic Topology.
2001.

[home]

### Physics

The Feynman Lectures on Physics.
1964.

[home]
[Wikipedia]

The Road to Reality.
2007.

[Wikipedia]

### Biology

Molecular Biology of the Cell.
7th Edition, 2022.

[Wikipedia]

## Non-Technical

### Communication

The Elements of Style.
1959.

[Wikipedia]

How to Read a Book.
1972.

[Wikipedia]

slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations.
2008.

[O'Reilly]

The Sense of Style.
2014.

[Wikipedia]

### Philosophy

The Republic.
c. 375 BCE.

[Wikipedia]

The Book of Why.
2018.

[Wikipedia]

Rationality.
2021.

[Wikipedia]

### Applied Psychology

A Guide to Rational Living. 1975.

.The Family Crucible. 1978.

.Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. 1984.

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The Design of Everyday Things.
1988.

[Wikipedia]

The Speed of Trust. 2006.

.
Predictably Irrational.
2008.

[Wikipedia]

Nudge.
2008.

[Wikipedia]

Thinking, Fast and Slow.
2011.

[Wikipedia]

Nonviolent Communication. 2015.

.### Historical

Siddhartha.
1922.

[Wikipedia]

The Making of the Atomic Bomb.
1986.

[Wikipedia]

Alaska.
1988.

[Wikipedia]

Cadillac Desert.
1993.

[Wikipedia]

Masters of Doom.
2003.

[Wikipedia]

The Golden Spruce.
2005.

[Wikipedia]

Skunk Works. 2013.

.Leonardo da Vinci. 2017.

.### Nature and Science

The Computer and the Brain.
1958.

[Wikipedia]

The Peregrine. 1967.

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The World Without Us.
2007.

[Wikipedia]

The Hidden Life of Trees. 2015.

.### Science Fiction

Diaspora.
1997.

[Wikipedia]

### Climbing and Mountaineering

Eiger Dreams.
1992.

[Wikipedia]

The Rock Warrior's Way: Mental Training for Climbers.
2003.

[home]

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills.
9th Edition, 2017.

[Wikipedia]

### Music

Ludwig van Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas Vol. I & II.
1975.

[Wikipedia]
[Dover Vol. I]
[Dover Vo. II]

### Poetry

The Jabberwocky.
1871.

[Wikipedia]

Birches.
1915.

[Wikipedia]

Splitting Wood.
1996.

[Poetry Foundation]

### Children's Books

Bulfinch's Mythology.
1867.

[Wikipedia]

The Tomten.
1960.

[Wikipedia]

The Way Things Work.
1988.

[Wikipedia]