John “The Penguin” Bingham, Coach Jenny Hadfield, Marathoning for Mortals, A Regular Person’s Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Half-marathon or Marathon (New York: Rodale, 2003)
Content is obvious from title. Philosophically the emphasis of the authors is doing the training, and showing up for the race. The main emphasis is showing up at the start line, then the race will just happen.
Simon Singh, The Code Book, The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography (New York: Doubleday, 1999)
Interesting book which shows the importance of cryptography from early times through WW II and the breaking of Nazi code machines to present day.
Chris Shiflett, Essential PHP Security (Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly, 2006)
A short book I bought several years ago, but found useful for studying for my PHP certification exam.
Frank Mayer, Karl MacMillan, and David Caplan, SELinux by Example, Using Security Enhanced Linux (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007)
Technical book about security software I installed on our servers at work.
Jeffrey Zeldman with Ethan Marcotte, Designing with Web Standards Third Edition (Berkeley: New Riders, 2010)
An important book by an important writer in this field (or so I have been told). Many tips and ideas appear in my newly redesigned homepage.
Douglas R. Stinson, “Cryptography Theory and Practice Second Edition” (Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2002)
Technical reading about this topic. Haven’t actually read the last page of the last chapter, but have read enough to consider to have finished it. If you aren’t convinced that public key infrastructure really works or want to know how secure encryption is, then this is a good book.
Edward O. Wilson, “The Future of Life” (New York: Vintage Books, 2002)
Quick read by a famous writer.
Rob Dunn, “Every Living Thing, Man’s Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys,” (New York: Harper Collins, 2009)
Written by a professor in our department. I learned more from this book about zoology than a college graduate should.
James Buchanan, “Crowded with Genius, The Scottish Enlightenment: Edinburgh’s Moment of the Mind,” (New York: Harper Collins, 2003)
Pretty good book. A lot of the names of people in it were unfamiliar to me.