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  Feynman QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter; 
  Penrose The road to reality; 
  Greene The elegant universe; 
  Greene The fabric of cosmos; 
  Greene The hidden reality; 
  Hofstadter Gödel, Escher, Bach; 
  Asimov Understanding Physics; 
  Ivanov Easy as pi; 
  Boyer a history of Mathematics; 
  Robbins What is Mathematics?; 
  Russel principia mathematica;



From the few I have read, I certainly know this is a great list. Am adding others to my queue. Question: Which all amongst these are NOT high on signal-to-noise ratio, if any?

E.g., I did not find Courant/Robbins as high density, though it is a very good book still.




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