There recently was a question put on hold that asked for a recommended book on CogSci:
It was put on hold because of the opinion-basedness of the question.
Why? I think, despite different people thinking different books, this is a valid question? In my discipline, Neuroscience, there is basically just one masterpiece. Going up to the level of general Biology, it becomes admittedly more ambiguous, but still I could give good advice to a few general works. This can be valuable to folks of an unrelated discipline without any connections to that field.
Perhaps in Cognitive Science there is a bewildering number of excellent works, or CogSci.SE has a different attitude, so I thought to ask.