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How Many Reference Books Have You Used?

These are books that aren't meant to be read cover-to-cover but are intended as quick and easy guides to find specific information before the internet was invented and made the whole idea of picking up a book to find information seem kind of silly in retrospect.
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A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time
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The Art of War
The Art of War
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (J. K. Rowling)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (J. K. Rowling)
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Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman)
Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman)
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Quidditch Through the Ages (J. K. Rowling)
Quidditch Through the Ages (J. K. Rowling)
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A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
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On Writing
On Writing
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A People's History of the United States
A People's History of the United States
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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
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How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
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Tao Te Ching
Tao Te Ching
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The Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita
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The Prince
The Prince
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The Tao of Pooh (By Benjamin Hoff)
The Tao of Pooh (By Benjamin Hoff)
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Mythology
Mythology
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
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The Federalist Papers
The Federalist Papers
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Bird by Bird
Bird by Bird
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
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The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E. B. White
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21
The Republic (Plato)
The Republic (Plato)
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How to Read Literature Like a Professor (Thomas C. Foster)
How to Read Literature Like a Professor (Thomas C. Foster)
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The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)
The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)
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The Zombie Survival Guide (Max Brooks)
The Zombie Survival Guide (Max Brooks)
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Quiet (Susan Cain)
Quiet (Susan Cain)
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The Constitution of the United States of America
The Constitution of the United States of America
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Lies My Teacher Told Me (James W. Loewen)
Lies My Teacher Told Me (James W. Loewen)
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The Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)
The Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)
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Ethics (Spinoza)
Ethics (Spinoza)
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The Analects of Confucius
The Analects of Confucius
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Zen in the Art of Writing (Ray Bradbury)
Zen in the Art of Writing (Ray Bradbury)
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The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon
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What to Expect When You're Expecting
What to Expect When You're Expecting
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (William Shakespeare)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (William Shakespeare)
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The Dhammapada of the Buddha
The Dhammapada of the Buddha
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What Color Is Your Parachute?
What Color Is Your Parachute?
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A History of Western Philosphy (Bertrand Russell)
A History of Western Philosphy (Bertrand Russell)
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The Upanishads
The Upanishads
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Writing Down the Bones (Natalie Goldberg)
Writing Down the Bones (Natalie Goldberg)
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