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Old 07-29-2010, 09:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I enjoy Neal Stephenson's work (ergo Quicksilver) but if you have any kind of interest in cryptography, WWII (although the book is technically light on war history and more just uses it as a setting), very basic math (no equations, but it is mentioned), and data archiving, then pick up his book Cryptonomicon. It's fictional, but uses a lot of real technology and theories.

It's about 990 pages, so it will take up a lot of your time but it's easy to grasp and it flows well.
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