Another interesting thread for autodidacts on Less Wrong, this one dedicated to compiling a list of the best text books on particular subjects.

There have been other pages of recommended reading on Less Wrong before and elsewhere, but this post is unique. Here are the rules:

1.Post the title of your favorite textbook on a given subject.
2.You must have read at least two other textbooks on that same subject.
3.You must briefly name the other books youve read on the subject and explain why you think your chosen textbook is superior to them.

Less Wrong: The Best Textbooks on Every Subject –

(via Theoretick)

See also: A Treasure Trove for Autodidacts