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The following reviews of selected, recently published books span a range of topics; all are presented as html files.

  1. Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, by Bruce Schneier, Wiley, New York, 2000.
  2. Digital Biology: How Nature is Transforming Our Technology and Our Lives, by Peter J. Bentley, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2001.
  3. Practical C++ Programming, 2nd ed., by Steve Oualline, O'Reilly, Sebastopol, CA, 2003.
  4. Investigations, by Stuart Kauffman, Oxford, New York, 2000.
  5. Ubiquity: The science of history … or why the world is simpler than we think, by Mark Buchanan, Crown, New York, 2001.
  6. A Matter of Degrees: What temperature reveals about the past and future of our species, planet, and universe, by Gino Segrè, Viking, New York, 2002.
  7. The Unfolding of Language: An evolutionary tour of mankind's greatest invention, by Guy Deutscher, Henry Holt and Co., New York, 2005.
  8. Gödel's Proof, rev.ed., by Ernest Nagel and James R. Newman, New York University Press, New York, 2001.
  9. The Music of the Primes: Searching to Solve the Greatest Mystery in
    Mathematics
    , by Marcus du Sautoy, HarperCollins, New York, 2003.
  10. Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom, by Ben Hammersley, O'Reilly Media, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2005.
  11. The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within, 2nd ed, by Edward R. Tufte, Graphics Press, Chesire, CN, 2006.