Friday, August 22, 2008

A window into an extraordinary mind...

These were the books on Russ's reading table when he left the cabin on Thursday morning, Aug 7, 2008:
  • Conversational Portuguese
  • Common Usage Dictionary, Portuguese/English
  • French Phrase Book
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  • Loeb Classical Library Latin/English side-by-side editions of:
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura
    • Seneca, Naturales Quaestiones, vol 2 of 10
    • Virgil: Eclogues, Georgics, Aeneid I-VI
    • Cicero, Philippics
  • Cassell's New Latin Dictionary
  • Sierra Nevada Natural History, by Storer and Usinger
  • Falcon Guide to Sierra Nevada Wildflowers, by Karen Wiese
  • Binder, hand labeled "Penrose Tilings", contatining reprints of academic articles on the topic
  • Regular Polytopes, H. S. M. Coxeter (This was Russell's "bible", always to hand)
  • Mathematical Recreations and Essays, by Ball and Coxeter
  • Introduction to Geometry, 2nd Edition, by H. S. M. Coxeter
  • The Works of Archimedes
  • Carpe Jugulum (a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett)

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