Inspirational Books

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  1. Treeman

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    Share your inspirational books so we can all profit! Obviously all the religious tomes are a given at least to some.

    In no particular or exhaustive order (I've read a few others). Quote if you like:

    1. The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
    2. French dictionary - especially the misuse of.
    3. Catcher in the Rye
    4. Into the Wild
    5. Light on Life - BKS Iyengar
    6. All About Circuits Free ebooks (not yet complete in either sense)
    7. The guitar handbook - Ralph Denyer
    8. The Dice Man - Luke Reinhardt
     
  2. Treeman

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    Wow a hundred viewers and no books. Or 100 viewers and no inspiration. Or both.


    Best close the thread and get back to the Sunday Sport. Fnaaarrrrr Kyuk Kyuk:p
     
  3. Wendy

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    I don't know about inspirational, but I am more of a Sci Fi reader. David Weber is my current favorite. My top three life favorites are the big three, Heinlein, Asimov, and Clark.
     
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    Analog Circuit Design; Art, Science and Personalities - Jim Williams
     
  5. bertus

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  6. MaxHeadRoom

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    My recent inspirational reading is the discovery about Canada's north, especially about the forgotten such as John Rae, who's name was smeared by Lady Franklin.
    Ken McGoogan has written inspirational stories of Rae, amazing guy, and of the north.

    Others are the works of Charles Darwin.
    And one of his modern scientific disciples, Richard Dawkins.
    The Selfish Gene.
    The Blind Watchmaker.
    The God Delusion.
    All a good read, IMO.
    Max.
     
  7. Treeman

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    Youd like call of the wild Max. by Jon Krakauer holiday reading
     
  8. Treeman

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    friends rave about Dan Simmons - up your street
     
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  10. Treeman

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    I totally agree- some is a bit cheesy but its great. His other stuff I didn't like as much.

    Don't look around!:D phttt- gone
     
  11. tracecom

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    I guess the question that immediately jumps to my mind is, "inspiration to do what?" Some people are inspired by Mein Kampf.
     
  12. Treeman

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    I've read bits of it and had two copies at one time (nice birthday gift from wife:D). Its awful - not because of the insight into Hitler or the extreme views but because I have no clue about the politics pre war in Germany and Prussia. One for Historians only. 75% was gobbledigook the remaining 25% whinging and blaming.
    A bit dated!

    Inspiration to do something worth sharing with yer pals on AAC, so they have the free will to be similarly inspired?

    Maybe the Karma Sutra should be struck off the list with 50 shades of grey?
     
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  13. JoeJester

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    50 shades is on of three in the trilogy...
    So I heard
     
  14. loosewire

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    Keep posting and reading post ,you will get feed back...you will get better with Ideas

    and smooth out your ability to communicate. You will always get a reply if within

    reason.
     
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  15. MaxHeadRoom

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    Belatedly Hitler has often been referred to as a Madman, among other things, yet 67 Million people of a sophisticated nation followed his lead, or was somehow inspired to follow, when desperate (i.e. starving) many will overlook a little madness.
    Max.
     
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  16. tracecom

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    We (in the USA) like to think that we would not follow a madman...or do we?
     
  17. justtrying

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    All books are inspirational to me. Some inspire me to never pick them up :) (50 shades of grey would be an example)

    "wind, sands, and stars" Exupery - “It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.”
     
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  18. Treeman

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    We're all still at it only the method changes.
     
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  19. Treeman

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    I must confess to a 80's/90's Babani fetish. I'm trying to hold it down but pocket sized and replete with esoteric dark art is a strong draw.



    :D
     
  20. Metalmann

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    Thank you for posting this, Bertus.

    Found this book about electricity, it explains that we do not know what electricity is; just how to do useful things with it.:


    http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/45955/pg45955.txt
     
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