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Which books do you take?

  1. Nov 19, 2011 #1
    You have been chosen by aliens to build a new human civilization on another planet in an adjacent solar system and you are allowed to take 3 books on your shelf right now, which ones do you take?

    1. The Road to Reality

    2. The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

    3. Cosmos
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2011 #2

    Pengwuino

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    I'd bring a Kindle.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2011 #3
    The bible.

    Key to power
     
  5. Nov 19, 2011 #4
    So which three books on your kindle?
     
  6. Nov 19, 2011 #5

    Pengwuino

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    I'd hide the kindle inside 1 hollowed out book storing 1/3 of all the books ever written. I would proceed to buy 2 more kindles and do similar things for the other 2 books.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2011 #6

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    1. Physicsforums
    2. Google
    3. Wikipedia

    Oh darn! These aren't books!
    My intelligence is going to suffer!!
     
  8. Nov 19, 2011 #7
    1. Pimsleur Alienian.
    2. Swiss Navy Survival Guide.
    3. To Serve Aliens.
     
  9. Nov 19, 2011 #8
    Bible, King Lear, and the Encyclopedia Britannica

    Sorry, it's more than a "book," but I can fit it on a thumb drive. As I'm bringing it, you'll just have to cope. :)
     
  10. Nov 19, 2011 #9
    "Steal This Book", Abbie Hoffman
    "The Secrets Of Houdini" by J. C. Cannell
    "Alien Abduction Escape" by Steve Schultz
     
  11. Nov 19, 2011 #10
    Hahahaha!
     
  12. Nov 19, 2011 #11
    If I look at the shelf now they would be
    The River Cottage Year
    Nigel Slater's Real Food \
    Katie Stewart Times Cookery Book
    It's a bummer to read PF on a laptop in the kitchen.

    In a better room
    Complete Shakespear
    King James Bible
    Other Men's Flowers
     
  13. Nov 19, 2011 #12

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  14. Nov 19, 2011 #13

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    1) Feynman lectures on physics
    2) Biology - Campbell
    3) Introduction to psychology - Atkinson
     
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  15. Nov 19, 2011 #14

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    What's this?
    Are you working through the Feynman lectures?
    Good! I definitely recommend them! :smile:
     
  16. Nov 19, 2011 #15
    It's said that Abraham Lincoln had just three books available to him in his formative years: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, the King James Bible and an arithmetic textbook. (Of course, he grew up to be a lawyer.)
     
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  17. Nov 19, 2011 #16
    I'm suprised it took 12 replies to say the Feynman lectures. That's one book that i will definitely take.
     
  18. Nov 19, 2011 #17

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    And that from a mathematician!!! :biggrin:
     
  19. Nov 19, 2011 #18
    Textbooks, Textbooks and Textbooks. :biggrin:

    What else do i have to study? :rofl:
     
  20. Nov 19, 2011 #19

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    Oh, you need the book that explains how to study books!
     
  21. Nov 19, 2011 #20
    Where can i find this book? :rofl:
     
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