The following bibliography, of mostly books, provides some indication of the nature and extent of my study.

The texts that I found most valuable are marked , but interest petered out on some , and others were recycled .

I make unreliable summaries and incoherent notes, and publish some of them (as is)

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."

Mark Twain

"You will get little or nothing from the printed if you bring it nothing but your eye."

Walter Pitkin Art of Rapid Reading

Current Study

Gazzaniga,M.S (2004), The Cognitive Neurosciences III. The MIT Press.

Rao,M. & Jacobson,M. eds (2005), Developmental Neurobiology. Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers

Klain,D. & Rota,G (1997), Introduction To Geometric Probability (Lezioni Lincee). Cambridge University Press

Plaskota,L. (1996), Noisy Information and Computational Complexity. Cambridge University Press.

Hofstadter,D. (1995), Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies. Basic Books.

Cognitive Science

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants."

Isaac Newton (1676)

Allman,J. (2000), Evolving Brains. W. H. Freeman.

Barlow,M. and Kemmer,S. (eds.). (2000), Usage-Based Models of Language. Center for the Study of Language and Inf

Boyer,P. (2001), Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought. Basic Books

Burnod,Y. (1990), An Adaptive Neural Network - the cerebral cortex. Prentice Hall.

Butler,A,B. & Hodos,W. (2005), Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy - Evolution and Adaption. Wiley.

Campbell,J. (1989), The Improbable Machine. Simon & Schuster.

Chalmers,D. (2002), Philosophy of Mind. Oxford University Press.

Churchland,P.S. and Sejnowski,T.J. (1992), The Computational Brain. The MIT Press.

Damasio,A.R (1995), Descartes' Error : Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. Harper Perennial.

de Bono,E. (1996), I Am Right-You Are Wrong. Penguin Books.

de Bono,E. (1999), Six Thinking Hats. Back Bay Books

de Bono,E. (1992), Serious Creativity : Using the power of lateral thinking to create new ideas. Harper Business.

Dean,W., Morgenthaler,J. (1990), Smart Drugs & Nutrients. Smart Publications.

Dennett,D.C (1992), Consciousness Explained. Back Bay Books. ✔✔

Eiser,J.R. (1994), Attitudes Chaos & the Connectionist Mind. Blackwell.

Fix,J.D (2005), High-Yield Neuroanatomy. Lippincott Williams & Williams.

Gentner,D. & Holyoak,K.J & Kokinov,B.N (eds) (2001), The Analogical Mind. The MIT Press.

Hofstadter,D. (1996), Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern. Basic Books.

Jourdain,R. (1998), Music, The Brain, And Ecstasy : How Music Captures Our Imagination. Harper Paperbacks.

Kandel,E.R (2006), In Search of Memory. W. W. Norton & Company.

Koch,C. (1999), Biophysics of Computation. Oxford University Press.

Kokinov,B., Holyoak,K. & Gentner,D. (eds) (2009), New Frontiers in Analogy Research. NBU Series in Cognitive Science.

Lamb,S.M (1999), Pathways of the Brain: The Neurocognitive Basis of Language. John Benjamins Publishing Co.

Levitin,D. (2006), This Is Your Brain On Music. Penguin

Luria,A.R. (1973), The Working Brain: An Introduction to Neuropsychology. Basic Books

Maquet,P. & Smith,C. & Stickgold,R. eds (2003), Sleep and Brain Plasticity. Oxford University Press.

Marcus,F.M. (2004), The Birth Of The Mind. Basic Books.

Minsky,M. (2006), The Emotion Machine. Simon & Schuster.

Nisbett,R. (2003), The Geography of Thought : How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why. Free Press.

Pagels,H. (1988), The Dreams of Reason. Bantam Books

Penrose,R. (1989), The Emperor's New Mind. Vintage.

Penrose,R. (1994), Shadows of the Mind. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Rumelhart,D.E and McClelland,J.L. (1987), Parallel Distributed Processing. Volume 1: Foundations The MIT Press.

Rumelhart,D.E and McClelland,J.L. (1987), Parallel Distributed Processing. Volume 2: Psycological and Biological Models. The MIT Press.

Russell,S. J. and Norvig, P. (2003), Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach. (2nd Edition) Prentice Hall.

Schrodinger,E., D. (1944), What is Life? with Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches. Cambridge University Press.

Sompayrac,L. (2003), How the Immune System Works. Blackwell Publishing

Sperber,D. and Wilson, D. (1995), Relevance: Communication and Cognition. (2nd Edition) Blackwell Publishers.

Storr,A. (1992), Music and the Mind. Collins.

Squire,L.R. (1987), Memory and Brain. New York, Oxford Univerity Press.

Taleb,N.N. (2007), The Black Swan. Random House.

Wittgenstein,L. (1953), Philosophical Investigations. Blackwell.

Self Organising Systems

Ball,P. (1999), The Self-Made Tapestry - Pattern Formation in Nature. Oxford University Press

Barnsley,M. & Devaney,R. & Mandelbrot,B. & Peitgen,H. & Saupe,D. & Voss,R. (1988), The Science of Fractal Images. Springer-Verlag

Brueckner,S. & Serugendo,G. & Hales,D. (eds) (2006), Engineering Self-Organising Systems 2005. Springer.

Brueckner,S. & Serugendo,G. & Hales,D. Franco Zambonelli,F. (eds) (2007), Engineering Self-Organising Systems 2006. Internet.

Dawkins,R. (1999), The Extended Phenotype. Oxford University Press.

Dawkins,R. (1987), The Selfish Gene. Oxford University Press. ✔✔

Gleick,J. (1988), Chaos. Cardinal.

Griffeath,D. & Moore,C. eds (2003), New Constructions in Cellular Automata. Oxford University Press.

Hemelrijk,C. ed (2005), Self-organisation and Evolution of Social Systems. Cambridge

Kauffman,S. (2002), Investigations. Oxford University Press.

Langdon,W. & Poli,R. (2002), Foundations of Genetic Programming. Springer.

Lorenz, E. N. (1995), The Essence of Chaos. University of Washington Press.

Resnick,M. (1997), Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams. The MIT Press.

Shalizi,C. (2001), Causal Architecture, Complexity and Self-Organization in Time Series and Cellular Automata. ✔✔

Simon,H,A. (1962), The Architecture of Complexity. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 106, No. 6. pp. 467-482. ✔✔


" If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Hungarians."

Peter Winkler

Chartrand,G. (1977), Introductory Graph Theory. Dover Publications.

Cover,T.M. & Thomas,J.A. (2006), Elements of Information Theory. Wiley Publications.

Garey,M. & Johnson,D. (1979), Computers and Intractability. W.H.Freeman and Company

Goldstein,R. (2005), Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel. W. W. Norton & Company.

Guillen,M. (1983), Bridges to Infinity. Rider

Kreyzig,E. (1983), Advanced Engineering Mathematics. John Wiley & Sons

Myerson,R.B. (1997), Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict. Harvard University Press.

Ruelle,D. (1989), Chaotic Evolution and Strange Attractors (Lezioni Lincee). Cambridge University Press.

Steen,L.A. ed (1980), Mathematics Today. Vintage Books

Traub,J.F. & Werschulz,A.G. (1999), Complexity and Information (Lezioni Lincee). Cambridge University Press.


"All warfare is based in deception."

Sun Tzu The Art of War

"... throughout the ages, effective results in war have rarely been attained unless the approach has had such indirectness as to ensure the opponent's unreadyness to meet it. The indirectness has usually been physical, and always psychological."

B. H. Liddell Hart (1954) Strategy.

Boar,B.H. (1997), Strategic Thinking for Information Technology. Wiley Computer Publishing.

D'Averni,R.A. (1994), Hyper-Competition. The Free Press.

Gray,A.M. (1989), Warfighting, The US Marine Corps book of Strategy. Currency Doubleday. ✔✔

Griffith,S.B. (1963), Sun Tzu: The Art of War. Oxford Paperbacks.

Kaufman,S. (1994), Book of Five Rings. Tuttle Publishing, Boston.

Lawrence,T.E. (1926), Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Anchor Books.

Liddell,H. (1991), Strategy. Penguin Books.

Machiavelli,N. (1984), The Prince. Bantam Classics

Mitnick,K.D. and William,s.L. and Wosniak,S. (2002), The Art of Deception. Wiley.


Azimov,I. (1988), The Relativity of Wrong. Oxford, Oxford University Press

Azimov,I. (1983), The Roving Mind. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Brockman,J. (2006), What We Believe but Cannot Prove. Harper Perennial.

Gleick,J. (1992), Genius Richard Feynman and modern Physics. London, Abacus.

Gribbin,J. (1986), In Search of the Big Bang. Billing & Sons.

Hawking,S.W. (1988), A brief History of Time. Bantam Books.

Hesse,H. (1943), The Glass Bead Game. Bantam Books.

Johnson,G. (2003), A Shortcut Through Time : The Path to the Quantum Computer. Knopf.

Kirwan,A.D. (2000), Mother Nature's Two Laws: Ringmasters for Circus Earth Worldscientific.

Suzuki,R. and Knudtson,P. (1988), Genethics. Allen & Unwin Australia.

Warner,R. (1958), The Greek Philosophers. New American Library, Library of Congress 58-12836


Everest,F.A. (1994), The Master Handbook of Acoustics (3rd Edition). Tab Books.

Gamma,E. & Helm,Richard. & Johnson,R. & Vlissides,J. (1995), Design Patterns. Addison-Wesley

Gerhart,P.M. and Gross,R.J. (1985), Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

Meriam,J.L (1980), Engineering Mechanics Volume 2 - Dynamics.

Molian,S. (1982), Mechanism Design. Cambridge University Press

Ozisik,M.Necati. (1985), Heat Transfer - A Basic Approach. McGraw-Hill Book Company

Singiresu,S.Rao (1986), Mechanical Vibrations. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

Sorenson,H.A. (1983), Energy Conversion Systems. John Wiley & Sons

Staniforth,A. (1988), Competition Car Suspension: Design-Construction-Tuning. Somerset, Haynes Publications Inc.

Timoshenko,S.P. and Goodier,J.N. (1982), Theory of Elasticity - Third Edition. McGraw-Hill Book Company


Adams,S. (1996), The Dilbert Principal. Harper Business.

Blanchard,K. & Johnson,S. (1983), The One Minute Manager. Harper Collins Publisher.

Gates,B. (1999), Business @ the speed of thought. Penguin books.

Goldratt,E.M. and Cox,J. (1992), The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement. North River Press.

Collins,J. (2001), Good to Great. HarperCollins Publishers. ✔✔

Connelly,R. and Mosimann,R. (1999), The Multidimensional Manager. Cognos

Connelly,R. and Mosimann,R. (1999), The Multidimensional Organisation. Cognos

Hanan,H. &Karp,P. (1991), Competing on Value. AMACOM.

Hargroves,K. and Smith,M.H. (2005), The Natural Advantage Of Nations. Earthscan Publications.

Pritchett,P. (), New Work Habits for a Rapidly Changing World. Pritchett & Associates

Ries,A. and Trout,J. (1993), The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing. Harper Collins Publishers.

Semler,R. (1995), Maverick : The Success Story Behind the World's Most Unusual Workplace. Warner Books.


Ali,T. (2002), The Clash of the Fundamentalists. Verso.

Dawkins,R. (2006), The God Delusion. Bantam Press.

Friedman,T.L. (2006), The World is Flat. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Kimlicka,W. (2002), Contempory Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press.

Mandela,N. (1994), Long Walk to Freedom. Abacus.

Meyer,R. (2000), Living the Dream, The Story of Victor Smorgan New Holland.

Smart,N. (1998), The Worlds Religions. Cambridge Press.

Thaler,R.T. & Sunstein,C.R. (2008), Nudge. Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness. Penguin Books.

The Reading Stack

The books at the top keep the dust off those lower down.

Andreson,P. & Morris,R. & Amaral,D. & Bliss,T. & O'Keefe,J. eds (2007), The Hippocampus Book. Oxford University Press.

De Bono,E. (1992), Teach your child how to think. Penguin Books.

Von Clausewitz,C. (1968), On War. Penguin.

Traub,J.F. & Wasilkowski,G.W. & Wozniakowski,H. (1988), Information-Based Complexity. Academic Press.

Yamaguti,M. & Hata,M. & Kigami,J. (1993), Mathematics of Fractals. American Mathematical Society

Dayan,P. & Abbott,L.F (2001), Theoretical Neuroscience - Computational and Mathematical Modelling of Neural Systems. The MIT Press.

McLeod,P. and Plunkett,K. and Rolls,R,T. (1998), Introduction to Connectionist Modelling of Cognitive Processes. Oxford University Press.

Door-stop status.

Lucky,R. (1989), Silicon Dreams. St Martin's Press.

Gonnet,G.H. & Baeza-Yates,R. (1991) Handbook of Algorithms and Data Structures in Pascal and C. Addison-Wesley Pub.

Ming,L. & Vitanyi,P. (1997), An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Application. Springer.

Ashby,W.R. (1956), An Introduction to Cybernetics. Chapman & Hall, London.

Maxwell,C.W Hyman,S.E Shooter,E.M Stevens,C.F (2001), Annual Review of Neuroscience: 2001. Annual Reviews.

Mason,D.J. & Kohn,M.L. (2001), The Memory Workbook. New Harbinger Publications.

Hyerle,D. (2004), Student Successes With Thinking Maps. Corwin Press

Osborne,M.J. (1990), Bargaining and Markets. Academic Press Inc.

Kaplan,R.S. and Norton,D.P. (2001) The Strategy Focused Organisation. Harvard Business School Press.

Porter,M.E. (1985), Competitive Advantage : Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance. Free Press.

Rifkin,J. (2000) The Age of Access. New York, Penguin Putnam Inc.

Ford,K.W. and Hewitt,P. (2005), The Quantum World : Quantum Physics for Everyone. Harvard University Press

Shermer,M. (2005), Science Friction : Where the Known Meets the Unknown. Times Books

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