Originally posted on Creativity Park:
I tend to like non-fiction books spanning across genres and branches of studies. Above is a showcase of some fascinating such books I have read and enjoyed organized in a four set Venn Diagram.
A Venn diagram or set diagram is a diagram that shows all possible logical relations between a finite collection of sets. Venn diagrams were conceived around 1880 by John Venn.
The four major sets for the Venn diagram above are organized as:
- Humanities (Vertical Blue Toned Column)
- Social Sciences (Vertical Green Toned Column)
- Natural Sciences (Horizontal Yellow Toned Column)
- Formal Sciences (Horizontal Orange Column)
Where Genres meet the colors merge to reflect this. To give an example, Godel, Escher, Bach; An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter is book that spans across, Mathematics, Computing (Formal sciences), Music, Fine Arts, Religion (Humanities), Physics (Natural Science). Therefore it is at the intersection of these three sets: Humanities…
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