Some people like books and some people like academic papers. If you’re the former, this page is for you; if you’re the latter go to the papers link; if you like both, well, I guess you’re in luck!
Here I’m going to dump books I’ve found most useful in the course of my MSc. Where possible I’ll include a link to a place from where it can be bought. Do check – especially on Amazon – whether second hand copies are available and cheaper (after you include postage). The authors would no doubt prefer you buy new copies, but I prefer loved ones. Indeed, if you are studying, you might even find a previous owner has marked up some good notes for you into the bargain.
My Favourite Go-To Books
[A note from our sponsors… I've not done this on a blog before - my others are clean, honest - but I do get a tiny commission if you buy from an Amazon link on this page only and it only applies to new books from Amazon - not second hand ones. It's only about 5% which does not make it worth putting up links to things I wouldn’t buy. Besides, this blog forms part of my academic credibility! So please know that I’ve either bought or would like to buy the item: in fact at time of writing (12.12.2010) I own all 15 books listed. They're all available in other places too - my backup for secondhand books is AbesBooks.]