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What was Kent Beck thinking?

Kent Beck's book - Extreme Programming Explained is a classic book on agile. It's a very engaging and readable book. This is a list of books listed in his bibliography. I've left out his descriptions of why the book is important.

http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Programming-Explained-Embrace-Edition/dp/0321278658

Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish

Plain and Simple: A Woman's Journey to the Amish [Sue Bender, Richard Bender] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. I had an obsession with the Amish. Plan and simple. Objectively it made no sense. I, who worked hard at being special

Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age: From Method to Metaphor (Leonardo Books)

Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age: From Method to Metaphor (Leonardo Books) [Richard Coyne] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age puts the theoretical discussion of computer systems and information technology on a new footing.

Philosophy In The Flesh: The Embodied Mind And Its Challenge To Western Thought

Philosophy In The Flesh: The Embodied Mind And Its Challenge To Western Thought [George Lakoff] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. What are human beings like? How is knowledge possible? What is truth? Where do moral values come from? Questions like these have stood at the center of Western philosophy for centuries.

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture [Bill Mollison] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 1995 Reprint, New Edition, Tagari. 216-page Softcover.

Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Harvard Paperbacks)

Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Harvard Paperbacks) [Christopher Alexander] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. These notes are about the process of design: the process of inventing things which display new physical order

Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

Amazon.com: Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture (6230142000154): Ross King: Books

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Attacks

Attacks

Amazon.com: Attacks (9780960273607): Erwin Rommel, Lee Allen, J.R. Driscoll, Bob Heittman: Books

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master: 9780201616224: Computer Science Books @ Amazon.com

The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation

The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation [Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. An out-of-print collector's item since 1986, the definitive account of the development of Disney animation explains what made Disney's style unique and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey and the rest.

Amazon.com: Office Space (Full Screen Edition): Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Diedrich ...

Amazon.com: Office Space (Full Screen Edition): Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Ajay Naidu, Diedrich Bader, Stephen Root, Gary Cole, Richard Riehle, Alexandra Wentworth, Joe Bays, John C. McGinley, Paul Willson, Tim Suhrstedt, Mike Judge, David Rennie, Daniel Rappaport, Guy Riedel, Michael Rotenberg: Movies & TV

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure)

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure) [Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, Shlomo Angel] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers.

Chaos: Making a New Science

Chaos: Making a New Science [James Gleick] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. James Gleick explains the theories behind the fascinating new science called chaos. Alongside relativity and quantum mechanics

At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity

At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity [Stuart Kauffman] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A major scientific revolution has begun, a new paradigm that rivals Darwin's theory in importance.

Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe: Margaret J. Wheatley: 978188105...

Leadership and the New Science: Learning about Organization from an Orderly Universe [Margaret J. Wheatley] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Based on new science theories, this innovative management book sheds light on the issues that affect organizations most--order and change

Quality Software Management: Systems Thinking

Quality Software Management: Systems Thinking [Gerald M. Weinberg] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In this first volume of the Quality Software Management series, Gerald M. Weinberg tackles the first requirement for developing quality software: learning to think correctly -- about problems

The Athletic Skier

The Athletic Skier [Warren Witherell, David Evrard] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Warren Witherell is a legend in American skiing. Written for skiers from beginners to World Cup racers

Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency [Tom DeMarco] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. If your company's goal is to become fast, responsive, and agile, more efficiency is not the answer--you need more slack. Why is it that today's superefficient organizations are ailing?

Fatal Decision: Anzio and the Battle for Rome

Fatal Decision: Anzio and the Battle for Rome [Carlo D'Este] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Fatal Decision is a powerful, dramatic, moving, and ultimately definitive narrative of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II. In the winter of 1943-44

The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency (Sloan Technology)

The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency (Sloan Technology) [Robert Kanigel] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A young man named Frederick Winslow Taylor chose a factory over Harvard, and his decision has made all the difference in the world as we know it today.