Andreas' Bookstore

Here are a number of books that I think people might be interested in. If things work out,these should all have their individual listings on separate pages on my site (somewhere, but most notable in the database section) but here's a comprehensive list:

All of these links will take you to where you will be able to order any item directly and securely through the net. Ain't technology wonderful?


Computational Methods in Molecular Biology (New Comprehensive Biochemistry, V. 32) by Steven L. Salzberg (Editor), David B. Searls (Editor), Simon Kasif (Editor)

Bioinformatics : A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins by Andreas Baxevanis (Editor), B.F.Francis Ouellette (Editor)

Interesting. Not as "in-depth" as I would have liked, but good general info.

Biological Sequence Analysis :Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids by R. Durbin, R. Eddy, A. Krogh, G. Mitchison

A good introduction to similaritry searching although the statistics may be a bit much for many readers.

Calculating the Secrets of Life :Applications of the Mathematical Sciences in Molecular Biology by Eric S. Lander, Michael S. Waterman (Editor)

Introduction to Computational Molecular Biology by Joao Carlos Setubal, Joao Meidanis.

Introduction to Computational Biology : Maps, Sequences, and Genomes (Interdisciplinary Statistics) by Michael S. Waterman.

Bioinformatics : The Machine Learning Approach (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning) by Pierre Baldi, Soren Brunak.

Algorithms on Strings, Trees, and Sequences : Computer Science and Computational Biology by Dan Gusfield.

The Practical Sql Handbook : Using Structured Query Language by Judith S. Bowman, Sandra L. Emerson, Marcy Darnovsky

Now that I'm getting into database construction, I've found this book to be an excelent introduction an reference to SQL.

Database Design for Mere Mortals : A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design by by Michael J. Hernandez

Oracle 8 : The Complete Reference (Oracle Series) by Kevin Loney, George B. Koch

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I'm no expert in programming (yet) but I found the following texts VERY useful:

Core Java: Fundamentals and Core Java: Advanced both by Horstman and Cornell.

These two texts are an excellent introduction (full of examples) to programming in Java.

C++ Primer by by Stanley B. Lippman, Josee Lajoie

An EXCELLENT introduction and reference resource for programming in C++

The Philosophical Programmer; Reflections on the Moth in the Machine by Daniel Kohanski

Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz & Tom Christiansen

I'll admit it, I found the Learning Perl text ESSENTIAL for the next step:

Programming Perl (The Camel Book) by Larry Wall (Editor), Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Christiansen, Stephen Potter

How did people ever live before Perl? How did they handle text strings? Who cares! Perl is NECESSARY for anyone handling large amounts of data (like I do when I examine BLAST output for example).

The Cgi/Perl Cookbook by Craig Patchett, Matthew Wright, Peter Holfelder

Fun stuff, I'm using the included scripts to get started and I've already monkeyed around enough to get a feel for CGI but the REAL CGI reference is:

The Official Guide to Programming with by Lincoln Stein

Perl Cookbook by Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington

The best way to learn any code is through example..... this text has saved my butt so many times I should kiss the author (or perhaps they prefer that I don't)

Advanced Perl Programming by Sriram Srinivasan

I can't believe I've come so far that I think I really need this book, but..... I have!

Mastering Regular Expressions : Powerful Techniques for Perl and Other Tools (Nutshell Handbook) by Jeffrey E. F. Friedl

Once you get regular expressions down Perl and String/Text handling is a breeze!

Mklinux : Microkernel Linux for the Power MacIntosh by Rich Morin (Editor)

You know you want your Mac to be dual-boot MacOS and Linux.....

Genetic Programming : An Introduction : On the Automatic Evolution of Computer Programs and Its Applications by Wolfgang Banzhaf, Peter Nordin, Robert E. Keller, Frank D. Francone

Cool stuff -- more on this later!

Red Hat Linux Secrets by Naba Barkakati and Nabajyoti Barkakati

This is a pretty useful book, although not as often used as:

A Practical Guide to Linux by Mark G. Sobell

The most often used reference when it comes to Linux on my desk

Essential System Administration : Help for Unix System Administrators by AEleen Frisch

What well dressed UNIX desk can be without one?

Xml: Extensible Markup Language by Elliotte Rusty Harold

I'm beginning to use XML to define biological datatypes -- seems to be working OK, need to spend more time on it

Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Refrence by Danny Goodman

Along with XML, DHTML will hopefully make my database be able to show data on the fly -- as well as creat user-defined output!

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Math and Statistics:

The Fractal Geometry of Nature by Mandelbrot

Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies : Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought by Douglas Hofstadter

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Plant Breeding/QTL Analysis/Mapping:

Genome Mapping in Plants by Andrew H. Paterson

Statistical Genomics: Linkage, Mapping, and QTL Analysis by Ben Hui Liu

Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits by Lynch and Walsh

Molecular Systematics by by David M. Hillis (Editor), Craig Moritz (Editor), Barbara K. Mable (Editor)

Molecular Evolution by Wen-Hsiung Li

Isozymes in Plant Genetics and Breeding by Steven Tanksley

Although I've never dealt with isozymes, I thought that some people might be interested....

The Biology and Taxonomy of the Solanaceae JG Hawkes, RN Lester, AD Skelding EDs.

This is out of print, but it promises to be a wonderful resource!

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General Science and Evolution:

Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution by Douglas Futuyma

I took Dr. Futuyma's evolutoin course at SUNY Stony Brook when I was an undergraduate, and it was inspiring. This text is meant for a general readership to explain evolution and to dismiss some of the claims of creationism. Well written.

Darwin's Dangerous Idea by D. C. Dennett

Dr. Dennett puts some interesting twists on evolutionary theory. This text is accessible to people without much science background, and yet thought-provoking enough for the professional scientist.

Life's Other Secret : The New Mathematics of the Living World by Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart writes the Mathematical Recreations column for Scientific American. A good attempt to combine math and genetics/biology!

'Net Culture:

Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate by Steven Johnson

I'm impressed by the number of people who can "see" the way that the internet is going, and where it has come from. This book is an interesting view at the way computer interfaces dictate how we use computers. I'm trying to incorporate some of these ideas into my interface design -- biologists tend to think about their problems in a graphical context -- but translating that pictorial representation into a computer interface is difficult.

Growing Up Digital by Don Tapscott.

This drags a bit, but the pretense is interesting: the grade school kids of today are growing up with computers. They won't fear them, they'll demand more of them. Interesting and thought-provoking, although a bit repetitive at times.

Being Digital by Nicholas Negroponte.

Fantastic and still up-to-date although it was published way back in 1995. Stop moving atoms and start moving bits! This book may make you change the way you look at commerce and the "information age". Much too optomistic at times...

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The Future of Science:

Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century by Michio Kaku.

An interest account of what "will be" by a physiscist. I was particularly interested in the advances in computer chip technologies as well as what a physiscist perceives to be the future of molecular biology.

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Neuromancer by William Gibson.

There's been so much written about this book that I don't think I have anything new to say. If you haven't read it, you really should.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

The basis for the film Bladerunner -- I read this soon after reading Asimov's Robot series. I love the novel's vision of a "dark" future!

The Artificial Kid by Bruce Sterling

The Silicon Man by Charles Platt

White Light by Rudy Rucker

These three books are all reprints of "classic" cyberpunk, republished by Wired. So far they have all been wonderful!

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Metropolitan by Walter Jon Williams

Headcrash by Bruce Bethke

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Stuff I read to relax:

Generation X by Douglas Coupland.

This is perhaps my most favorite book of all time. Douglas Coupland's style is beautiful, the story is compelling and I am a BIG fan.

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland.

I tore through this baby in one sitting. Not only hilarious, but it is a must read for people interested in the computer (software) industry.

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby.

This brilliantly funny novel describes in perfect detail the male mind (OK, my male mind, anyway).

About a Boy by Nick Hornby.

Haven't read it yet....but if it's as funny and insightful as his others....

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby.

You must be a soccer fan to appreciate this one....

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.

Fantastic epic fantasy....

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Korn - Follow the Leader


Pearl Jam - Binaural

Movies, VHS and DVD:

Star Wars, Episode 1 on VHS

The Matrix on DVD

Ghost in the Shell on DVD

Record of Lodoss War

Bubblegum Crisis

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