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Best Mind Expanding Books You Should Enjoy

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Mind Expanding books.

1. Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology (2000)

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoyThe digital revolution did not begin with the teenage millionaires of Silicon Valley, claims Howard Rheingold, but with such early intellectual giants as Charles Babbage, George Boole, and John von Neumann. In a highly engaging style, Rheingold tells the story of what he calls the patriarchs, pioneers, and infonauts of the computer, focusing in particular on such pioneers as J. C. R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Bob Taylor, and Alan Kay. Taking the reader step by step from nineteenth-century mathematics to contemporary computing, he introduces a fascinating collection of…
Author(s): Howard Rheingold

2. On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks (ALA Notable Books for Adults) (2013)

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoySimon Garfield’s Just My Type illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on Comic Sans and care about kerning. Now Garfield takes on a subject even dearer to our fanatical human hearts: maps.Imagine a world without maps. How would we travel? Could we own land? What would men and women argue about in cars? Scientists have even suggested that mapping—not language—is what elevated our prehistoric ancestors from ape-dom. Follow the history of maps from the early explorers’ maps and the awe-inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and the satellite renderings on our smartphones, Garfield explores…
Author(s): Simon Garfield

3. 30-Second Maths: The 50 Most Mind-Expanding Theories in Mathematics, Each Explained in Half a Minute (2017)

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoyFrom Rubik’s cubes to Godel’s incompleteness theorem, everything mathematical explained, with colour illustrations, in half a minute. Maths is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. So how can you avoid being the only dinner guest who has no idea who Fermat was, or what he proved? The more you know about Maths, the less of a science it becomes. 30 Second Maths takes the top 50 most engaging mathematical theories, and explains them to the general reader in half a minute, using nothing more than two pages, 200 words and one picture. Read at your own pace, and…
Author(s): Richard J. Brown

4. Learning Vacations: Mind-expanding Recreation for Every Interest, Age and Budget by Eisenberg Gerson G (1982-01-01) Paperback ()

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoyPaperback ASIN: B012UOAIAA Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1600

5. On the Map( A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks)[ON THE MAP][Paperback] (2013)

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoyTitle: On the Map( A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks) Binding: Paperback Author: SimonGarfield Publisher: GothamBooks…
Author(s): Simon Garfield, Profusely illustrated

6. Learning Vacations: Mind-expanding Recreation for Every Interest, Age and Budget (1982)

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoyBack cover text:If you are looking for a change from lying on the beach, join the thousands of others who combine intellectual excitement with fun in new places on a learning vacation!For example, on your next vacation you could:- take your family to a college campus for courses, sports, and cultural activities (some programs even make provisions for toddlers)- go whale watching off the Baja California coast- participate in an archaeological dgi of a colonial village, Spanish mission, or biblical site- earn college credit for a Climbing Seminar in Nepal or Alaska- learn Italian cooking in Bologna- discover elderhostels – stimulating weeklong…
Author(s): Gerson G Eisenberg

7. Class Dismissed: 75 Outrageous, Mind-Expanding College Exploits (and Lessons That Won’t Be on the Final) (2006)

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoyYour diploma says it, your student loans prove it: You went to college. But be honest: What you really learned had nothing to do with your GPA.Just when you thought it was safe to matriculate, three university grads reveal amazing campus stories of hilarious extracurricular adventures and eccentricities. Ben Applebaum, Ryan McNally, and Derrick Pittman–Web hosts of–culled through thousands of tall but true tales of psycho roommates, legendary pranks, hellish hookups, and vertigo nights. The result is this wild collection…
Author(s): Ben Applebaum , Derrick Pittman, et al.

8. Unsolved Mysteries of Science: A Mind-Expanding Journey Through a Universe of Big Bangs Particle Waves and Other Perplexing Concepts (2001)

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoyPaperback: 230 pages Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1st edition (December 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 0471215945 ISBN-13: 978-0471215943 Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,004,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #34181 in History & Philosophy of Science (Books) #118250 in Physics (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): John Williams Malone, John Malone

9. Self-Hypnosis and Other Mind-Expanding Techniques (1987)

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoyExplains how to use methods such as self-hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback, and pre-birth regression to achieve personal growth and success…
Author(s): Charles Tebbetts

10. The Dreaming Universe: A Mind-Expanding Journey Into the Realm Where Psyche and Physics Meet (1995)

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoyIn The Dreaming Universe author Fred Alan Wolf examines the psychological and scientific elements of this most personal yet most enigmatic of human processes. By linking research ranging from the ancient Greek “dream temples” and modern experiments in telepathy, REM, and lucid dreaming to his own research on human consciousness, he theorizes that dreaming is the basis for consciousness, and that it is through dreaming that we are able to manifest a sense of ourselves….
Author(s): Fred Alan Wolf

11. Movie Science: 40 Mind-Expanding, Reality-Bending, Starstruck Activities for Kids (Jim Wiese Science Series) (2001)

 Best Mind Expanding Books You Should EnjoyROLL CAMERA. . .ROLL SOUND. . .SET. . .ACTION! Discover the magic of science behind the mysteries of moviemaking! Create hair-raising sound effects and ghostly images Turn an ordinary mirror into a two-way mirror Produce fearsome lightning and billowing fog Make your own camera Find out how the movies bring fantasy to life with science and special effects. How does a camera reproduce an image? Why do your eyes combine many separate images into one continuous moving picture? How do movie crews control insects, show us feats of superhuman strength, make actors fly, and much more! Filled with…
Author(s): Jim Wiese

Best Mind Expanding Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some mind expanding books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The LEGO Arduino Cookbook: Expanding the Realm of MINDSTORMS EV3 Invention

Author(s): Grady Koch
ID: 2876955, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches

Author(s): Ciro Scotto, Kenneth M. Smith, John Brackett
ID: 2377517, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Inflexible Me: Expanding Past the Inflexible Barriers of the Body, Mind, and Soul

Author(s): Nicole Frolick
ID: 1502423, Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2016, Size: 187 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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