David Wiley lent me his copy of Stephen Wolfram's book, "A New Kind of Science." I've seen Dave toss books across his desk to students who may glean information from them, but there was no tossing this book. It was as large as a cinder block, and twice as heavy. The font is 2 point, but it is a fascinating read (or at least the first hundred pages are, I haven't finished it yet).
Setphen Wolfram has the entire book online, and I recomend at least the first two chapters. In fact, skim the first chapter, and read the second.
Really, it's fascinating.
Amost as fascinating as this. (be sure to click on the 7 second trial)