Controversial Books for

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.058 3.74 Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs by Ken Kocienda
1.046 3.55 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by George Dyson
1.015 3.93 Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans
0.986 3.88 Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman
0.974 3.97 The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus
0.963 3.69 The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton
0.95 3.74 Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee
0.945 3.66 Show Stopper!: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft by G. Pascal Zachary
0.919 4.16 Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti
0.916 3.81 Medieval Technology and Social Change by Lynn Jr. White
0.894 4.04 Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents by Ellen Ullman
0.878 4.04 The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder
0.877 3.92 In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
0.876 3.55 The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves by W. Brian Arthur
0.876 4.07 Taiko by Eiji Yoshikawa
0.86 3.95 The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
0.851 4 The Universal Computer: The Road from Leibniz to Turing by Martin Davis
0.848 4.33 Gödel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
0.84 3.43 The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson
0.838 4 Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham
0.837 4.2 Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram
0.831 4.21 The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal by M. Mitchell Waldrop
0.827 3.95 Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner
0.824 4.24 Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy
0.82 4.37 Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
0.809 4.31 The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
0.807 4.16 The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott
0.795 4.22 Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James C. Scott
0.785 4.24 Notes on the Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander
0.772 4.1 Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life by Jane Jacobs
0.766 4.21 Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold
0.766 4.34 How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber
0.763 3.73 Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again by Andy Clark
0.746 4.33 Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons by Siegfried Engelmann
0.734 3.44 Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet H. Murray
0.701 4.47 The Phenomenon of Life: An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe by Christopher Alexander