Truly exceptional books

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The books here are ones that I have found to be truly exceptional and helpful.

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Chemistry

Chemistry : A General Chemistry Project of the American Chemical Society, by American Chemical Society, Jerry A. Bell

   

Mathematics

 

Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills, Paul J. Nahin

 

The Equations: Icons of Knowledge, Sander Bais

Visual Complex Analysis, Tristan Needham. I have always wondered how to visualize integration in the complex plane (Cauchy integration formula), and purchased this book a few years ago in the hopes it would help. Then, reading in Penrose, The Road to Reality, the book was mentioned in just this context in a footnote. It turns out Needham was a student of Penrose.

I strongly recommend Mathematica Navigator, 2e, Heikki Ruskeepää, as your guide to working with Mathematica.

   

Photography and design

The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers, Peter Krogh. This is an extraordinarily accessible and detailed tutorial on the importance of digital asset management, and its efficient and flexible implementation using using Adobe Bridge and iView Media Pro.