28 Good Books


Astronomy, Cosmology


Arp, Halton; Quasars, Redshifts and Controversies, Insteller Media, 1987


Arp, Halton; Seeing Red: Redshifts, Cosmology, and Academic Science, Apeiton, 1998


Contopoulos, G., Kotsakis, D.; Cosmology, Springer-Verlag 1987


Unsold, A., Baschek, B., The New Cosmos, Springer-Verlag 1991, 4th ed.


Biology, Evolution


Dawkins, Richard, The Selfish Gene, Granada 1978


Dawkins, Richard, The Ancestor's Tale, Weidenfield and Nicolson, 2004


Dennett, Daniel C., Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Smon & Schuster, 1995

 Dennett, Daniel C., Breaking the Spell, VIKING Penguin, 2006


Pinker, Steven - How the Mind Works, W. W. Norton, New York, London 1997 


Sagan, Carl and Druyan, Ann, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Ballantine 1992

 Sagan, Carl - The Demon-Haunted World, Random House, New York 1995 


Wilson Edward O. - The Diversity of Life, W. W. Norton, New York, London, 1992 


Wright, Robert, The Moral Animal", Vintage Books, 1994


Economics, History, Sociology


Bernstein, Peter L., Against the Gods - the Remarkable Story of Risk, Wiley 1996


Evans. Richard J., The Third Reich in Power 1933 - 1939, Penguin New York 2005 


Figes, Orlando, A People's Tragedy - The Russian Revolution 1891-1924, Pimlico, 1996 


Friedman, Milton & Rose - Free to Choose, Harcourt Brace, New York and London, 1979


Grossman, Vasily, Life and Fate, NYRB Classics, 2006, 896 pages

Greenblatt, Stephen, The Swerve, How the World Became Moden, W. W. Norton, 2011. 

Hitchens, Christopher, Arguably, Essays by, Signal/McClelland & Stewart, 2011


Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Morrow, 2005


Lucretius, On the Nature of Things (trans. H. A. J. Munro) Great Books of the Western World, Robert M. Hutchins, Encyclopedia Britannica.

Ridley, Matt, The Rational Optimist, Harper Collins 2010


Steil, Benn and Hinds, Manuel, Money, Markets and Sovereignty, Yale University Press, 2009


Wolf, Martin, Fixing Global Finance, John Hopkins University Press, 2010





Lee, M. Owen, First Intermissions, Oxford University Press, 1995


Lee, M. Owen, A Season of Opera, University of Toronto Press, 1998


Loesser, Arthur, Men, Women and Pianos, Simon & Schuster, 1954