This list of suggested readings is exactly that, suggested. It is not required reading and participants are under no obligation to buy these books in order to participate in the short courses. They are offered as a courtesy for those who would like some pre-course reading. Reading any one of these will help you prepare for the things we will discuss during the course and reading a few even more so. However, the basics will be discussed during the course and pre-course study is not a prerequisite.