Energy and Renewables:

> Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air, by David JC Mackay, 2008.
> Energy by Vaclav Smil, 2006.

Good reads for PhDs, Post-docs, and whoever intends to pursue a career in research…

> How to Have a Bad Career in Research/Academia (Patterson , Kozyrakis)
> How to read papers (1 , 2) and how to review them.
> Writing a good abstract and introduction.
> How to do great research
What to do at scientific conferences?
> Can you trust your experimental results?
Networking on the Network:  A Guide to Professional Skills for PhD Students.
> How to write a killer cover letter for a postdoctoral application.