Welcome to Jiayi's Bookshelf

This page includes technical and non-technical books I like

Reviews might be included in the near future, I'll try to
update reviews periodically


The techincal part contains some of my favorite collections in terms of state estiamtion and control

Optimal State Estimation: Kalman, H Infinity, and Nonlinear Approaches

Dan Simon

"My estimation Bible, 1/3"

Optimal Filtering

Brian Anderson

John Moore

"My estimation Bible, 2/3"

Adaptive Filtering Prediction and Control

Graham Goodwin

Kwai Sang Sin

"My estimation Bible, 3/3"

Model Reduction for Control System Design

Brian Anderson

Goro Obinata


LMIs in Control Systems: Analysis, Design and Applications

Guangren Duan



None-technical part usually contains history, political science, sociology and more

One Summer America 1927

Bill Bryson

American life in 1927: What it was becoming still shapes our modern world.

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Jane Mayer

How the richest Americans are influencing American politics.

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

Jane Mayer

I wish these are not true.

The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World

Gay Talese

Stories inside The New York Times.

The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

Robert Kanigel

Story of the Indian math genius Ramanujan.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Jane Jacobs


The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

Lewis Mumford


Being and Time

Martin Heidegger


"Left-Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder

Vladimir Lenin


从鸦片战争到五四运动 (English: From the Opium War to the May Fourth Movement)

Hu Sheng


Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Jared Diamond


The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster

Richard Brautigan


India's China War

George Gamow


The Expert at the Card Table: The Classic Treatise on Card Manipulation

S. W. Erdnase


The Force of Destiny: A History of Italy since 1796

Christopher Duggan


One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

George Gamow


Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

Dambisa Moyo


中县干部 (English: Zhongxian Ganbu)



Qatar: A Modern History

Allen James Fromherz


Saudi, Inc.

Ellen R Wald


Argonauts of the Western Pacific

Bronisław Malinowski


Power and Prowess: The Origins of Brooke Kingship in Sarawak

J. H. Walker


Tristes Tropiques

Claude Lévi-Strauss


Politics as a Vocation

Max Weber


The Rise and Fall of Czech Capitalism: Economic Development in the Czech Republic Since 1989

Martin Myant


Britannia Unchained: Global Lessons for Growth and Prosperity

Kwasi Kwarteng, Priti Patel, Dominic Raab, Chris Skidmore and

Liz Truss


Indonesia: The Strange and Sudden Death of a Tiger Economy (Journal Paper)

Hal Hill