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The following books are visible on the shelves in Leonard and Sheldon's living room.


  • College Physics Fifth Edition], Study Guide and Student Solutions Manual - Serway, Faughn and Gordon, Horcourt Press
  • Fundamentals of X-Ray and Radium Physics, 6th Edition
  • Handbook of Physics
  • Temperature Physics Low Temperature Physics
  • Perspectives of Modern Physics, Beiser
  • The Nature of Solids
  • The Particle Explosion - Oxford Press
  • The World of Physics, Weaver
  • Perspectives in Nuclear Physics at Intermediate Energies, ICTP
  • Electron-Molecule Collisions and Photoionization Processes , McKoy & Suzuki
  • pplied Elasticity , Wang
  • Nonlinear Methods of Spectral Analysis, Haykin
  • Nuclear Forces, Rosenfeld
  • University Physics, Young
  • Physics of Solids under High Pressure, James Schlling, Robert Shelton
  • Physics of the Atom, Wehr, Richards, Addison Wesley Press
  • Light Scattering Spectra of Solids : Proceedings of the International Conference Held at New York University, New York, September 3–6, Wright
  • New Problems in the Physics of Glass, Tarasov
  • Physics - Halliday/Resnick, 3rd edition
  • Thermal Physics, Kittel


  • Astronomical Techniques, W.A. Hiltner
  • Astronomy, Baker and Frederick
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics] 2nd Edition, Zeilik and Smith, Saunders College Publishing
  • Proceedings of the Fifth Lunar Science Conference Volume 2 - Pergamon Press
  • Proceedings of the Second Lunar Science Conference Volume 2 - Pergamon Press
  • Proceedings of the Seventh Lunar Science Conference Volume 1 - Pergamon Press
  • Star Atlas
  • Stellar Structure
  • The Astronomer's Universe, Nortone
  • Exploring Space, William Burrows, Random House Press
  • The Classification of Stars, Jascheck
  • The Origin of the Solar System, Dermott, Wiley Press
  • The Universe, Walker
  • Cambridge Photographic Atlas of the Planets, Briggs, Taylor
  • Cosmic Ecology, Seilestad

Cosmogenesis, Layzer, Oxford Press

  • Comets, Wilkening
  • Black Holes and Relativistic Stars, Wald
  • The Anthropic Cosmological Principal, Tipler
  • Dark Side of the Earth, Robert Muir Wood
  • Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Robert Burnham


  • Experimental Physical Chemistry, Daniels, Mathews, Williams
Lasers as Reactants and Probes in Chemistry, Jackson and Harvey
  • What is Chemistry?
  • The magnetic resonance spectrum of dilute iron ammonium alum as a function of temperature, Belson
  • Quantum Chemistry, Gatz,
  • Cainssances et reactions, Charlotte Cole, Prentice Hall


  • Calculus
  • Mathematics, Life Science LIbrary
  • The Theory of Spinors, Cartan
  • Advanced Mathematics, An Introductory Course, Brown

Medicine and Biology

  • Clinical Diagnosis 14th Edition, Saunders Press
  • Genetics 4th Edition - Hartle and Jones
  • Gray's Anatomy, Gray
  • Library Health and Wellness Library, Volume 2, Southwestern Press

Theory & Practice of Histotechnology 2nd Edition, Sheehan and Hrapchak, Mosby

  • Literature and Language, 10 Blue Level, McDougal and Littell
  • Medicine, Year Book Medicinal Publishers
  • Pathology of the Nervous System
  • Principals of Human Anatomy
  • Veterinary Clinic, Common Neurological Problems, May 1989 18:3, Saunders
  • Pathology, Robbins
  • Opiods in Anesthsia, Estafanous
  • Microfabric of Man, Warren Andrew
  • Nuclear Medicine in Vitro, Rothfeld
  • Technology and Interpretation of Nuclear Medicine Procedures] 2nd Edition, Sodee & Early
  • The Serpent on the Staff, the unhealthy politics of the AMA, Brune
  • Color Atlas of Pathology - Lippencott
  • Fundamentals of Immunology, Weiser, Myrvik, Pearsoll
  • Pathology of the Lung , Pergamon Press
  • Clinical Electrocardiography, Grant, McGraw Hill Press
  • Cell Physiology 2nd Edition, Giese, Saunders Press
  • Diagnostic Cell Pathology in Tissue and Smears - Nieburgs

Psychology and Sociology

  • Introduction to Physical Anthopology - Nelson / Jurmain
  • Psychology, The Hybrid Science, McMahon
  • Sociology 2nd Edition, Macionis
  • Taming your Teen
  • Mastering Business Style] , National Institute of Business Management
  • Mastering Office Politics , National Institute of Business Management
  • Ego Psychology and Work Practices , 2nd Edition, Goldstein

Misc Technology

  • Instrument / Commercial Pilot Manual, Jeppeson
  • Advances in Quantum Electronics, Jay Ralph Singer
  • Applied Chaos Theory and Paradigm for Complexity, Academic Press
  • The Laser Guidebook, Hecht
  • Dawn of Massively Parallel Processing in Meteorology, Hoffmann and Marelis

Nuclear Engineering

  • Nuclear Models and Nuclear Matter, Rao Sridhar
  • Nuclear Fuel Management, Harvey Graves
  • Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology Volume 22, Lewins and Becker
  • Nuclear Reactor Engineering, Glastone & Sesonske, Van Mostrand press


  • A Good Life, Ben Bradlee
  • Conflict of Interest
  • A Face, Aimee Liu
  • Fallen, Ian Rankin
  • First Wives Club, Olivia Goldsmith
  • Flavor of the Month, Joel Best
  • Gentlemen of Adventure, Ernest Gann
  • Good News for a Change: How Everyday People are Helping the Planet, David Suzuki
  • Higher Authority, Stephen White
  • One Small Lost Sheep, Claudia Mills
  • Scarlet Pimpernel, Orczy
  • The Age of Innocence, Wharton
  • Field of Vision The Field of Vision, Wright Morris
  • Twice Shy, Dick Francis
  • Isak Dinesen, Judith Thurman
  • An American Killing, Tirone Smith
  • The Breaking of the Seals, Francis Ashton
  • Restless are the Sails, Evelyn Eaton
  • A Child's Delight, Noel Perrin
  • The Rector of Justin, Louis Auchincloss
  • Mallory's Oracle, Carol O'Connel
  • Here to Get My Baby out of Jail , Louise Shivars
  • Cold Shoulder Road, Joan Aiken
  • 2010 The Year We Make Contact, Arthur C. Clarke


  • Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries), Lawrence M. Krauss
  • A Long Row of Candles: Memoirs and Diaries, 1934–1954, Cyrus L. Sulzberger II

General Reference Misc NonFiction

  • 1988 Guinness World RecordsGuinness Book of World Records
  • Backyard Insects], Selsam and Goor
  • Book of Popular Science volume 6
  • Dictionary of Physics and Electronics
  • English
  • Federal Practice Digest 4th volume 40A
  • Individual Income Taxes
  • Lap Supplies ( catalog)
  • Paris Guidebook
  • Rats, Lice and History], Hans Zinsser
  • Reclaiming our Democracy], Sam Daley-Harris
  • U.S.S.R., My Country Series
  • Resolved Instruments product leaflet
  • Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics and Astronomy Richard Alfred Matzner
  • Acronyms Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary , Volume 2 P-Z, 1992
  • Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking Volumes 1-5 (On top of Leonard and Sheldon's fridge)
  • Newport catalog

Misc Computer Books and Software Packages

  • Norton Internet Security 2007, 2008
  • Norton 360
  • Norton AntiVirus 2007, 2008
  • Norton Personal Firewall 2006
  • Norton System Works 2006
  • Pinnacle Studio Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Client, Microsoft Press

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