(all these books make good emergency fuel for the fire and the warming of hands/feet and tea water)
The Fourth Dimension and How to Get There Rudy Rucker - Penguin
adventures of the good soldier svejk jaroslav hasek http://www.zenny.com/msiepage.html author bio: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/hasek.htm
The Dancing Wu Li Masters An Overview of the New Physics Gary Zukav
The Turning Point Science, Society, and the Rising Culture Fritjof Capra
Tao of Physics An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism Fritjof Capra
Dropping Ashes on the Buddha The Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn
Zen in the Art of Archery Eugen Herrigel
Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka: The Art of Living Author: William Hart Publisher: Vipassana Research Institute
"The cat that Walks through Walls" "The Number of the Beast" by Robert Heinlein
So begins A.K. Dewdney’s tale of discovery and communication with the two-dimensional civilization of Arde. Since its original publication in 1984 The Planiverse has developed a kind of cult readership, following in the footsteps of Edward Abbot’s nineteenth-century classic Flatland. As a kind of mental puzzle or brain-teaser, it challenges and delights, inviting readers to imagine just how a two-dimensional world might actually work. But the book is also a Sufi fable, written by a member of the Chishti order, serving as a cautionary tale about the difficulties of communication from one totally alien world to another, and suggesting that it is not only Yendred and his fellow 2-D Ardeans who cannot imagine dimensions beyond those they see.
Source: A’K. Dewdney: The Planiverse – Computer contact with a two-dimensional world; ISBN 0-387-98916-1.
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