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For Biology, and especially for Molecular biology I'd go for:

- Albert's Molecular Biology of the cell - - It introduces basic Biochemistry, a lot of Genetics and Gene-regulation and Developmental biology. The book also touches other areas (but very vaguely) like Immunology... I think if you read this book you will be able to understand modern Molecular Biology papers.

- Biochem: Legninger's Principles of Biochemistry - Our prof taught us from this, it has great visuals and covers a lot of areas.

- Developmental biology: Gilbert's - - it introduces more genetic regulation and development for all walks of life

- Human developmental biology: Bruce M. Carlson - Human Embryology and Developmental biology - - Again it's the choice of my prof, but I loved it, great images and visual explanations.

- Anatomy: I'd definitely go for anything by Netter ->

- Cancer: Robert A. Weinberg - The biology of cancer -

- Plant biochem: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants - - A very good book with great illustrations.

For electronics and Embedded:

- Art of Electronics by Paul Horovitz - - I saw that others also suggested it, great book

- Paul Scherz - Practical Electronics for inventors - - I was introduced to electronics via this book. Not really a textbook but it's I think it's a great book to get started, it covers almost the same topics as the Art of Electronics but not as deep and with better visual explanations.

- Embedded systems - Michael Barr - Programming Embedded Systems in C and C++ - I was introduced to embedded software development by this book, when I was working for an IoT company and only had experience with systems and web programming.

Programming (my cherry picked favourites):

- Hacking: The Art of Exploitation - I love this book. I've read it after I had a few years of professional programming experience with C#. It introduces programming via C, also every example program is disassembled with GDB. It gives the reader an intuition of how C code compiled and what happens on the register level.

- C in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference - Usually when you search for good books to learn C from, you get titles like The C programming language, Deep C Secret. But I think C in a Nutshell beats all other C books. (Especially when you read it together with C related chapters from The Art of Exploitation).

- Functional Programming in Scala - - I saw that other people suggested SICP, and I agree with that, it does a great job introducing to some parts of functional programming. But FPIS also introduces a strictly typed aspect of FP, functional parallelism, functional designs patterns... It's a great book.

- Concurrency in Go: Tools and Techniques for Developers - - I love the Go language and how it handles concurrency. This book does a great job of describing how the go runtime works, and does a great job explaining concurrency in general. Also there are a lot of good design patters in it.

- Professor Frisby's Mostly Adequate Guide to Functional Programming - - It's not a textbook. This is the book that introduced me to FP. I love it, great book.

- Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective - - This was the suggested textbook for that was also available on Coursera. Great book.

Jemaclus · 2017-10-23 · Original thread
I picked up "Concurrency in Go" ( a few weeks ago. Total game changer on the concurrency part. It totally explains the whole model with a ton of examples and concurrency patterns. I'm still wrapping my head around a lot of it, but my day job code has improved significantly since even my first pass through the book. Highly recommend.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around garbage collection and other optimizations that we can make at a lower level. Go is so fun, though.

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