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sharkeyandgeorge

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« on: 25/06/2005 23:00:25 »
i enjoy reading and participating in the discussions here but for in deapth knowledge you need a good book i was hopig that in this topic people could recommed good text books that are thourgh and acessible for my part id like to start off with..

An introduction to engineering mechanics by david reid

not only written by my favorite lecturer from uni but a really good star to understanding the principles of physical engineering

perhaps a bit boring to start but they dont all have to be in this genre perhaps a good cookbook next?

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« Reply #1 on: 26/06/2005 10:30:12 »
Anthony Giddens
Sociology 4th edition

http://www.polity.co.uk/giddens/
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« Reply #2 on: 27/06/2005 19:32:41 »
thanks for the reply memasa ill give it a read

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« Reply #3 on: 29/06/2005 13:09:13 »
sharkey: That's gonna take some time. :) If I remember right, it's 1600-odd pages. But it's a very readable :) and even entertaining textbook of the subject.
I own the book, but I haven't browsed it for a while.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/06/2005 19:12:55 »
One of my favorites is the Symbolic Species by Terrance Deacon. He reviews a broad set of evidence and proposes a theory of how people learned to use language.

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« Reply #5 on: 29/06/2005 20:04:42 »
Talking about language: one of the best books I've read is "The Study of Language" (2nd ed.) by George Yule.

http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=052156851X
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« Reply #6 on: 03/07/2005 16:51:21 »
ive called a mate at uni to try to get me a loan of the sociology book guess ill have to ask him for the other two as well. Thanks for the input ill root around my old text books to see if i can find a good book about fluid mechanics a very interesting subject with surprising relavance to everyday stuff but its often poorly explained.

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« Reply #7 on: 04/07/2005 21:21:28 »
...I just noticed 3rd edition has been published.

Oh, sorry, it will be published December 2005.
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« Reply #8 on: 08/07/2005 13:30:32 »
quote:
If I remember right, it's 1600-odd pages


1600 pages my a!s! [:I] I have exaggerated -- once again.

700-odd pages would be more correct. ;)
 

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« Reply #9 on: 10/07/2005 18:22:20 »
thanks for all the replies ill try to read as many as possible. however a thought occured... as well as factual books that tell you whats real how about fictional books that aspire to make you think out side reality? in that vein try The Golden Age by john c wright a vision of whats the world could become as we hand more and more respomsibility to computers.

oh and thanks again memasa my mate says hes tracked down the sociology book and withdrawn it for the summer so ill start reading as soon as i see him

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