We've made a God-Tier math books thread.
Make one for physics...
Young and Freedman's University Physics with Modern Physics
Kleppner & Kolenkow's An Introduction to Mechanics
Purcell's Electricity and Magnetism
Eisberg & Resnick's Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles
Taylor's Classical Mechanics
Griffiths' Intro to Electrodynamics
Fowles' Introduction to Modern Optics
Carroll's An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics
Shankar's Principals of Quantum Mechanics
Schroeder's An Introduction to Thermal Physics
Reif's Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics
Ashcroft & Mermins' Solid State Physics
Schutz's A First Course in General Relativity
Griffiths' Introduction to Elementary Particles
Goldstein's Classical Mechanics
Jackson's Classical Electrodynamics
Sakurai's Modern Quantum Mechanics
Schutz's Geometrical Methods of Mathematical Physics
Peskin & Schroeder, An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory
Weinberg's The Quantum Theory of Fields
Landau & Lifshitz' Course of Theoretical Physics Volumes 1-10
Does anyone know a book I was recommended?
It was written by a scientist (probably a physicist) on the nature of success and what made the great scientists what they are.
I lost the paper I wrote the name on before I got a chance to buy or download it.
The sticky has been pretty much abandoned. I don't know if any of the users who have access to it even still browse /sci/.
The thread died but these threads happen on about a biweekly basis. Just look in the /sci/ archive, you'll find tons of math book threads (look for "book" to maximize your results, some threads start out as "topology book thread" and become math in general). Science books too.