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.