Programming in Python 3 : a complete introduction to the Python language
I'll need to upgrade my Python installation at some point. Fortunately, it looks like the changes are not too severe.
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
Lawrence M. Krauss, Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Free Press
I've written a review of this book here.
A Princess of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
I re-read this book due to the John Carter movie coming out (Wikipedia). I've still not seen the movie!
Henry Norris Russell
David H. DeVorkin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
A very good history of astronomy in the United States in the early 1900s, centered around the astronomer Henry Russell (wikipedia) whose discoveries established much of our modern observational understanding about stars.
Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown
Publisher: Times Books
Story of Mathematics
Publisher: Quercus Books
A general audience book describing the development of mathematics and its importance in our modern society.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
This book is a collection of essays by Dr. Tyson covering many topics related to space and space exploration. Dr. Tyson is about my age, so many of his recollections about the early history of manned space flight brought back a lot of memories.
Seeing Red: Redshifts, Cosmology and Academic Science
Halton C. Arp
Publisher: C. Roy Keys Inc
I've been exploring this book pretty heavily during my hiatus. I expect to post a review in the near future, and a series of articles about the things Dr. Arp DOES NOT TELL READERS.
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
A. Square (Edwin A. Abbott)
I've never read this before but it was an interesting read (Wikipedia article)