1. Take a single book from Amazon as a root.
  2. Take the recommended books for that book.
  3. Repeat until you have reached a distance of 20 from the original book.
  4. Add up the number of recommendations for each book.
  5. Calculate the BookRank from the Distance, Recommendations and SalesRank
  6. Display the 250 books with the highest BookRank.
User Experience
Ambient Findability : What We Find Changes Who We Become
Ambient Findability >>
What does it mean to be "findable" in this day and age?
Everyware : The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing
Everyware >>
The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield
Usability
The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business As Usual
Cluetrain Manifesto >>
When was the last time you laughed out loud reading a business book?. You can read it for free.
Designing Pleasurable Products: An Introduction to the New Human Factors
Designing Pleasurable Products >>
Pat Jordan looks both at and beyond usability, considering how products can appeal to use holistically, leading to products that are a joy to own.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward Tufte >>
Visualise that.
Essential Blogging (Essential)
Essential Blogging >>
Blog this
Ethnography: Principles in Practice
Ethnography >>
Ethnography refers to the qualitative description of human social phenomena, based on months or years of fieldwork. (Wikipedia)
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)
Flatland >>
A Romance of Many Dimensions. Read it for free.
Chris Crawford on Game Design
Game Design >>
Chris Crawford wrote the definitive book, but what are the other distinctive game design books?
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
Information Architecture >>
Blueprints for the We
Readings in Information Visualization : Using Vision to Think (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies)
Information Visualization >>
This collection of classic and ground-breaking papers explores the issues involved in information visualization--thought versus perception, mental process versus graphic representation.
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, 20th  Anniversary Edition
Mythical Man Month >>
How did that project get to be 5 years late?
The Soul Of A New Machine
Our Computer Heritage >>
How can you create a better future, if you don't understand how we got here?
"Surely You
Richard Feynman >>
A very curious character.
The Social Life of Information
The Social Life of Information >>
Read Chapter Three, or find out more about the Chief of Confusion.
The Trouble with Computers: Usefulness, Usability, and Productivity
The Trouble With Computers >>
Governments and the general public are spending a fortune on computers, but the real potential of the new technology has remained largely unrealized.
Designing Web Usability : The Practice of Simplicity
Usability >>
The mighty Jakob heads this list that spans subjects ranging from Design to Dreamweaver to XML.
User Experience
Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change
Design for the Real World >>
He is lowering the curtain on the historical scene of an Earth-bound humanity universally frustrated.
The Timeless Way of Building
The Timeless Way of Building >>
The opening work in Christopher Alexander's seminal trilogy on architecture.
Sport
Baseball for Dummies
Baseball >>
Is it really Rounders by another name? (Go Tampa, Go Tampa)
Films
Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman >>
Jason's favourite film of all time.
Society
All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front >>
Soldier: Well, he never had a war before. Every full-grown Emperor needs one war to make him famous. Why, thatís history.
Paul: Yeah, Generals too. They need war.
Soldier: And manufacturers. They get rich.
The Communist Manifesto
Communist Manifesto >>
The proletariat, the lowest stratum of our present society, cannot stir, cannot raise itself up, without the whole superincumbent strata of official society being sprung into the air.
In Praise of Slowness : How A Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed
In Praise of Slowness >>
Wait just one minute.
The Art of Looking Sideways
Looking Sideways >>
Or is it?
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Pedants Corner >>
Who knew grammar could be so much fun?
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression
Studs Terkel - Just People Talking >>
"True, there were hunger marches and protestations to City Hall and Washington, but the millions experienced a private kind of shame when the pink slip came. No matter that others suffered the same fate, the inner voice whispered, 'Iím a failure.'"
Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
Stupid White Men >>
Politics through satire.
Through the Lens: National Geographic
Through the Lens >>
"National Geographic" Greatest Photographs
Detroit, I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution (Classics Series)
Urban Revolution >>
These black revolutionaries take on the racism of the bosses, as well as the racism of the union beauracracy, in a daring and valliant attempt to bring about real social change.
Voices of A People
Voices of the people >>
Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies to living history-speeches, letters, poems, songs-left by the people who make history happen, but who usually are underrepresented or misrepresented in history books.
War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America
War Against the Weak >>
Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
History
Homage to Catalonia (Harvest Book)
Homage To Catalonia >>
In the Lenin Barracks in Barcelona, the day before I joined the militia, I saw an Italian militiaman standing in front of the officers' table.
The Great War for Civilisation : The Conquest of the Middle East
The Great War for Civilisation >>
The Conquest of the Middle East. The book opens with a deftly juxtaposed account of Fisk's two interviews with Osama bin Laden.
Myth and Mystery
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Collapse >>
Jared Diamond Collapse examines why ancient societies, including the Anasazi of the American Southwest and the Viking colonies of Greenland, as well as modern ones such as Rwanda, have fallen apart using geographic and environmental reasons.
Indigo Children
Indigo Children >>
The New Kids Have Arrived
Nostradamus and His Prophecies
Nostradamus and His Prophecies >>
Complete, definitive study of the controversial French prophet
Satanic Bible
Satanic Bible >>
Lets have a bit of balance.
The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code >>
Dan Brown reveals all
The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ
The Templar Revelation >>
How many secret lives did Jesus have?
Other
Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past
Chariot of the Gods >>
Conspiracy theories and cover ups litter this list.
The War of the Worlds
War Of The Worlds >>
Classic adventure and much, much more.
Watchmen
Watchmen >>
This title made is acceptable for adults to read Graphic Novels in public.
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