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List of famous textbook books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular textbook books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best textbook novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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An Introduction to Old Norse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
An Introduction to Old Norse E. V. Gordon An Introduction to Old Norse is an English textbook written by E. V. Gordon, arising from his teaching at the University of Leeds and first published in 1927 in Oxford at the Clarendon Press. It ...more

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Analysis of Genes and Genomes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Analysis of Genes and Genomes Richard Reece The textbook, Analysis of Genes and Genomes, is a clear introduction to the techniques and theories involved in genetic engineering in a molecular biology stteing. It does not contain detailed ...more

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Calculus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Calculus Michael Spivak

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Computers and Intractability: ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Computers and Intractability: A Guide to the Theory of NP-Completeness Michael Garey, David S. Johnson In computer science, more specifically computational complexity theory, Computers and Intractability: A Guide to the Theory of NP-Completeness is an influential textbook by Michael Garey and ...more

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Course of Theoretical Physics is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Course of Theoretical Physics The Course of Theoretical Physics is a ten-volume series of books covering theoretical physics that was initiated by Lev Landau and written in collaboration with his student Evgeny Lifshitz ...more

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Distributed revision control w... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels

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Egyptian Grammar: Being an Int... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs was written by Alan Gardiner and first published in 1927 in London by the Clarendon Press. It has been reprinted several times ...more

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Essentials of Programming Lang... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Essentials of Programming Languages Daniel P. Friedman Essentials of Programming Languages is a textbook on programming languages by Daniel P. Friedman, Mitchell Wand, and Christopher T. Haynes. EOPL surveys the principles of programming languages ...more

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Expressive Processing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Expressive Processing Expressive Processing : Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies is a digital media textbook authored by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and published through The MIT Press. Throughout the book ...more

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Five Centuries of Spanish Lite... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Five Centuries of Spanish Literature Linton Lomas Barrett Five Centuries of Spanish Literature: From the Cid through the Golden Age is a popular textbook providing a selection of Spanish literature from the 12th through 17th centuries. First published ...more

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Selected Solutions for Fundame... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Selected Solutions for Fundamentals of Physics Robert Resnick, David Halliday Fundamentals of Physics is a calculus-based physics textbook by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker. The textbook is currently in its tenth edition and is published in a five-volume ...more

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How to Design Programs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
How to Design Programs Matthias Felleisen, Matthew Flatt, Robert Bruce Findler How to Design Programs is a textbook by Matthias Felleisen, Robert Bruce Findler, Matthew Flatt and Shriram Krishnamurthi on the systematic design of computer programs published in 2001 by MIT ...more

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Intelligent Complex Adaptive S... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels

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Introduction to Automata Theor... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation John Hopcroft, Rajeev Motwani, Jeffrey Ullman Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation is an influential computer science textbook by John Hopcroft and Jeffrey Ullman on formal languages and the theory of computation.

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Lisp in Small Pieces is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Lisp in Small Pieces Christian Queinnec Lisp in Small Pieces is a book by Christian Queinnec on Lisp, Scheme and other related dialects, their interpretation, semantics, and compilation and contains code for 11 interpreters and 2 ...more

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Lo studio dell'orchestrazione is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Lo studio dell'orchestrazione This is a manual which describes general orchestration principles through almost a thousand musical examples, tenths of drawings, photographs and tables, and hundreds of references. It is ...more

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Manuale di scrittura musicale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Manuale di scrittura musicale Lorenzo Ferrero This is a manual which describes the basic rules of correct and elegant music writing from the orthographic as well as the graphic point of view. It is addressed to all composers, musicologists, ...more

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Programming in Haskell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Programming in Haskell Graham Hutton

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Real World Haskell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Real World Haskell John Goerzen, Don Stewart, Bryan O'Sullivan Real World Haskell is an O'Reilly Media book, ISBN 978-0-596-51498-3, about the Haskell programming language by Bryan O'Sullivan, Don Stewart, and John Goerzen and features a rhinoceros beetle ...more

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Structure and Interpretation o... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs Gerald Jay Sussman, Hal Abelson Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs is a textbook aiming to teach the principles of computer programming, such as abstraction in programming, metalinguistic abstraction, recursion, ...more

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views i... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Crime and Criminology Clashing Views is a textbook for college level courses in criminal justice. The first edition was published in 1999 and currently has 8 editions. The book is a discussion of nineteen issues that ...more

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The Conchologist's First Book is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
The Conchologist's First Book Edgar Allan Poe The Conchologist's First Book is an illustrated textbook on conchology issued in 1839, 1840, and 1845. The book was originally printed under Edgar Allan Poe's name. Poe never claimed, however, ...more

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The Globalization of World Pol... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations Steve Smith, John Baylis, Patricia Owens The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations is a book by John Baylis, Patricia Owens, and Steve Smith.

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The Haskell School of Expressi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels

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The New Media Reader is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
The New Media Reader Nick Montfort The New Media Reader is a new media textbook edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort and published through The MIT Press. The reader features essays from a variety of contributors such as ...more

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The Science of Life is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
The Science of Life Julian Huxley, H. G. Wells, G. P. Wells The Science of Life is a book written by H. G. Wells, Julian Huxley and G. P. Wells, published in three volumes by The Waverley Publishing Company Ltd in 1929–30, giving a popular account of all ...more

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Theory of Harmony is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Theory of Harmony Heinrich Schenker Harmony is a book published in 1906 by Heinrich Schenker. It is the first installment of Schenker's three-volume treatise on music theory entitled New Musical Theories and Fantasies; the others ...more

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Traité Élémentaire de Chimie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Traité Élémentaire de Chimie Antoine Lavoisier Traité élémentaire de chimie is an influential textbook written by Antoine Lavoisier published in 1789 and translated into English by Robert Kerr in 1790 under the title ...more

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Treatise on Instrumentation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Treatise on Instrumentation Hector Berlioz Grand traité d’instrumentation et d’orchestration modernes, abbreviated in English as the Treatise on Instrumentation is a technical study of Western musical instruments, written by ...more

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Wheelock's Latin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Textbook Books and Novels
Wheelock's Latin Wheelock's Latin, is a comprehensive beginning Latin textbook. Chapters introduce related grammatical topics and assume little or no prior knowledge of Latin grammar or language. Each chapter ...more