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read in Pittsburgh (2,787), sold (1,679), fantasy (1,519), donated (1,489), science fiction (1,442), read in grad school (Madison) (1,431), mystery (1,048), read in Santa Fe (grad student / post-doc) (1,028), returned (914), series mystery (815), comics (805), history (736), audiobook (561), reviewed (495), read in college (491), library (482), read in Ann Arbor (post-doc) (421), horror (421), philosophy (378), historical fiction (372), statistics (336), popular science (319), guilty pleasures (309), contemporary fantasy (289), space opera (279), romance (268), read in high school (264), short stories (259), gave up (255), economics (249), mathematics (248), history of ideas (217), amateur sleuths (211), physics (198), history of science (197), 20th century history (195), superheroes (191), cultural criticism (188), psychology (184), popular social science (183), historical mystery (180), literary fiction (176), thriller (170), China (167), early modern history (159), historical fantasy (157), New York (153), stochastic processes (153), biology (151), Central Asia (149), ancient history (145), memoirs (144), affectionate parody (142), philosophy of science (141), American history (141), photos (137), psycho killers (134), statistical theory (133), Markov models (131), art book (128), the progressive forces (128), military science fiction (127), fantasy epic (125), sociology (125), poems (122), Europe (120), travelers' tales (115), Afghanistan (115), read as a boy (114), literary criticism (105), psychoceramics (105), 19th century history (104), dynamical systems (104), swords and sorcery (101), review copy (100), police procedural (97), lives of the scientists (97), meddling private investigators (97), India (95), statistical mechanics (94), advanced probability (93), London (93), vampires (92), parallel worlds (92), cognitive science (90), political philosophy (89), social life of the mind (88), by people I know (88), Cthulhiana (87), debunking (87), art history (87), occult mystery (87), Marxism (87), satire (86), evolutionary biology (86), crime fiction (85), political economy (85), Communism (84), parody (83), world history (82), US politics (82), information theory (81), alternate history (81), social science methodology (80), machine learning (80), Italy (79), science fantasy (78), USSR (78), ethics (76), epistemology (76), imperialism (76), warrior women (75), anthropology (73), neuroscience (73), complexity (72), Christianity (72), maniacal cultists (72), time series (71), spy stories (71), economic history (67), hard science fiction (67), archaeology (66), democracy (65), something about America (65), theoretical biology (65), what's gone wrong with America (64), data analysis (64), finance (64), socialism (64), sea stories (63), lives of the scholars (63), history of philosophy (62), lives of the artists (62), apocalypse fiction (62), southern California (61), high fantasy (61), ancient Greece (61), Japan (61), collective cognition (60), begun in grad school (60), institutions (59), ergodic theory (59), European history (59), self-organization (58), diabolical conspiracies (58), social theory (58), hard-boiled (58), becoming post-human (58), mundanes in wonderland (57), alien invasion (57), post-apocalyptic (56), the French Disease (56), urban fantasy (56), Islamic civilization (56), time travel (56), dragons (55), social networks (55), networked life (55), stochastic modeling (55), Pittsburgh (54), the Enlightenment (54), apocalypticism (53), England (53), regression (53), architecture (52), literary essays (52), inequality (51), New Mexico (51), the American dilemma (50), defenses of liberalism (50), cozy mystery (50), historical materialism (50), the matter of Middle Earth (49), clerical mystery (48), programming (48), modernity (48), teaching: statistics of inequality and discrimination (48), lives of the writers (47), learning theory (47), Napoleonic wars (47), liberalism (46), outbreaks from the dungeon dimensions (46), history of technology (46), alien contact (46), chaos (46), dying Earth (46), mythology (45), cybernetics (45), food (45), the great transformation (45), screwball (45), pattern formation (45), cultural evolution (44), fascism (44), scientific revolution (44), textbooks I'd teach from (44), American South (44), slayers (44), the running dogs of reaction (44), computer science (43), vengeance is mine! (43), criticism of criticism of criticism (43), linguistics (43), philosophical psychology (43), ghosts (42), prediction (42), the Renaissance (42), secret history (42), zombies (42), Roman Empire (42), medieval history (42), education (41), alien artifacts (41), New England (41), musical obsessions (41), revolution (41), racism (41), Tang Dynasty (41), malevolent mind control (40), diffusions (40), logic (40), cellular automata (40), social history (40), causal inference (40), statistical inference for stochastic processes (40), bounded rationality (39), intellectual history (39), asymptotic statistics (39), smut (39), pragmatism (39), estimation (39), fee for manuscript review (39), werewolves (38), philosophical essays (38), Discworld (38), western (38), data mining (38), Maine (38), history of religion (38), journeys to the underworld (37), the Silk Road (37), visions of American decline (37), improbable human-alien relations (37), networks (37), mathematical biology (37), upstate New York (37), laptop (37), ancient Rome (36), non-parametrics (36), graphical models (36), Antarctica (36), economics of imperfect competition (36), intrepid reporters (36), ethnography (36), evolutionary psychology (35), coming of age (35), essays (35), moral psychology (35), forensic mystery (35), spirits of places (35), medieval Eurasian history (35), hypothesis testing (35), ecology (35), race (35), econometrics (34), Washington (34), the sorcerer's apprenticeship (34), Native American history (34), theoretical computer science (34), projects: in Soviet Union optimization problem solves you (34), tart noir (34), history of manners and morals (34), dreamlands (34), feminism (33), haunted house (33), 18th century history (33), artificial intelligence (33), practices relating to the transmission of genetic information (33), distributed systems (33), tiresome (33), history of tastes (33), political science (33), poetry (33), human evolution (32), R (32), Chinoiserie (32), collective social behavior (32), campus novel (32), natural philosophy (32), intellectuals in politics (32), fairy tales retold (32), the Cold War (32), connectionism (32), resurrections gone awry (32), rural decay (31), anthology (31), demons (31), causality (31), US culture wars (31), Florida (31)
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Tag-Wolke, Autoren-Wolke, Tag-Spiegel
Medium
Beigetreten
Jun 5, 2006
Bürgerlicher Name
Cosma Shalizi
Über meine Bibliothek
This is (or will be, when I finish adding books) the union of what I own with what I've read since 1994 or so. Some of what I've returned to libraries, sold, given away, etc., is marked as such.

Rating is sporadic and approximate. Roughly: 5 = "personal favorite; you must read this, at least if you're me"; 4 = very good (either for entertainment or instruction). 3.5 = good but not very good. 3 = OK, not painful. 2 = bad. 1 = horrible.

Reviews are links to my website.

Tagging is sporadic, not particularly consistent, and opinionated.

Reading and purchase dates are only sporadically entered. Many are approximate, because I only recorded month or academic year. (Yes, it's probably OCD-spectrum to record the date in the first place.)
Über mich
Weblog: Three-Toed Sloth, http://bactra.org/weblog/
Ort
Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA
Homepage
http://bactra.org/
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Beliebte Autoren
Eric Ambler, Stanislav Andreski, Stanislaw Andrzejewski, V. I. Arnold, W. Ross Ashby, Iain Banks, Jacques Barzun, Greg Bear, John Tyler Bonner, Raymond Boudon, Samuel Bowles, Ernest Bramah, Lois McMaster Bujold, Italo Calvino, William H. Calvin, Andrea Camilleri, L. Sprague de Camp, Karel Čapek, Lauren Henderson, C. J. Cherryh, Arthur C. Clarke, Norman Cohn, Evan S. Connell, Frederick C. Crews, E. E. Cummings, Avram Davidson, Daniel C. Dennett, Joan Didion, Lord Dunsany, Greg Egan, Barbara Ehrenreich, Harlan Ellison, Warren Ellis, Jon Elster, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Anne Fadiman, John M. Ford, Anatole France, Neil Gaiman, John Kenneth Galbraith, Ernest Gellner, Andy Goldsworthy, Larry Gonick, Martin H. Greenberg, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert van Gulik, Ian Hacking, Jane Haddam, J. B. S. Haldane, Sparkle Hayter, P. C. Hodgell, Marshall G. S. Hodgson, Barry Hughart, Robert Hughes, Shirley Jackson, Russell Jacoby, William James, Steven Johnson, James Joll, Diana Wynne Jones, Mark Kac, Wendy Kaminer, Rosemary Kirstein, Philip Kitcher, Leszek Kolakowski, Paul Krugman, Jane Langton, Larry Laudan, Stanisław Lem, John Leonard, Laura Lippman, H. P. Lovecraft, Ken MacLeod, William Leonard Marshall, Patricia A. McKillip, Robin McKinley, William McNeill, P. B. Medawar, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Christopher Moore, Franco Moretti, Philip Morrison, Joseph Needham, Friedrich Nietzsche, Patrick O'Brian, Heinz R. Pagels, Robert Pinsky, Katha Pollitt, Karl Popper, William Poundstone, Richard Powers, Terry Pratchett, W. V. Quine, I. A. Richards, Phil Rickman, David Ruelle, Bertrand Russell, Will Shetterly, Herbert A. Simon, Karin Slaughter, John Maynard Smith, Jonathan D. Spence, Dan Sperber, L. Susan Stebbing, Aurel Stein, Bruce Sterling, Peter Straub, Stephen Edelston Toulmin, Yi-Fu Tuan, Catherynne M. Valente, Jack Vance, Paula Volsky, Voltaire, Arthur Waley, Jill Paton Walsh, Norbert Wiener, Walter Jon Williams, William Carlos Williams, Connie Willis, Arthur T. Winfree, Roger Zelazny, Hans Zinsser
Lokale Favoriten

Buchhandlungen: Aunt Agatha's, Avol's Bookstore, Caliban Bookshop, Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, Dawn Treader Book Shop, Moe's Books, Nicholas Potter, Bookseller, Shaman Drum, The Other Change of Hobbit, University Press Books

Bibliotheken: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Main (Oakland), Doe Library - University of California, Berkeley, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library - University of Michigan, International House Library, University of California, Berkeley, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Memorial Library

Sonstige: Kiva Han Cafe, Santa Fe Institute

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