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Best books ever published

  1. Jan 13, 2008 #1
    In your opinion what are the best books ever published?
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2008 #2

    Kurdt

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    Physics books!
     
  4. Jan 13, 2008 #3

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    That's got to be the James Howe books - Stories based on a vampire bunny

    Bunnicula

    The celery stalks at midnight

    Howliday Inn

    and all the rest

    The best reading a parent and child can do together.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2008 #4

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    For childrens books I thin Dr Seuss is fantastic. My favourite book is Penrose's Road to Reality.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2008 #5

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    I love Dr Seuss, but Howe's books are short novels that take days to read and keeps your attention. He has that ability to make it interesting for both child and adult. Read some, I guarantee you'll love them. :approve:

    Other than that I love science fiction short stories by Bradbury, Anderson, Heinlein, Asimov, etc...

    Fantasy by Eddings, Jordan, Feist, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman starting wih the Dragons of Autumn.
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2008 #6
    Kurdt Vonnegut?
     
  8. Jan 13, 2008 #7

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    Heh. :smile:

    Slaughterhouse 5
     
  9. Jan 13, 2008 #8

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    Well I'll certainly give them a look then. :smile:
     
  10. Jan 13, 2008 #9

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    Take them as fun books, afterall, the main character is a vampire bunny rabbit that sucks the juices out of vegetables. They are kind of murder-mystery books.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2008 #10
    That's a classic,

    so it goes. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jan 14, 2008 #11
    Sherlock holmes
     
  13. Jan 14, 2008 #12
    Second that. Also the Lord of the Rings and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery.
    All beautiful reads.
    Btw, the Bible is the best selling book of all time, also the first to come out printed.
     
  14. Jan 14, 2008 #13
    "How to profit from the coming boom in nuclear technology" by Milt Downes.
     
  15. Jan 14, 2008 #14
    "The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years" by Chinghiz Aitmatov.
    I know it sounds like something Borat would recommend but I loved it and found it very unique. Don't read the synopsis, it will ruin the experience.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2008 #15
    That book about that bear of very little brain? I'd have to ask Christopher Robin about it. Piglet has no idea too.
     
  17. Jan 14, 2008 #16

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    That's the King James version. Lotsa different bibles.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2008 #17
    A Brief History of Time
    Flatland
    Flaterland
    Beyond the Shadow (I dont think that name is accurate, but it studies the fourth dimension. I know is around here somewhere.)
     
  19. Jan 14, 2008 #18

    Kurdt

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    :rofl: I like it already.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2008 #19

    siddharth

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    Gotta add The Demon-Haunted World - Science as a Candle in the Dark to the list
     
  21. Jan 14, 2008 #20
    Actually, he was refering to the Gutenberg Bible, a version of the Latin Vulgate translation printed in around 1455. The King James translation was not published until 1611, some 150 years later.

    The Gutenberg Bible is not the first printed book, woodblock printing existed in China much earlier. In the section entitled "Gutenberg's printed books", this article suggests that the Bible may not have been Gutenberg's first printed book. In the section entitled "Hypotheses about East Asian origins", it suggests that movable type predated Gutenberg. Johannes Gutenberg
     
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