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Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours by Joe Casad
If you want an intro book to:
- Computer Networking,
- how the Internet (www) works,
- TCP/IP Protocol, layers, and utilities,
- Networking Applications
(with lots of diagrams, eye-friendly page layout, extensive index, end-of-chapter summary, Q&A, terminology) then .... you MUST read this book.
Make sure to read the 3rd edition (c. 2004). This edition has some new chapters and material over the 2nd edition and even discusses recent and emerging technologies, and does not spend time going over obsolete protocols or apps.
NOTE: I think this book deserves a 4 1/2 stars because some material (like Encryption part) could have been explained… Read more
The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze &hellip by Cliff Stoll
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hacker's Classic, May 1 2004
This is a classic book about real life network hacking.
The book reads like a detective story, and all the details are real life happenings of a grad student from Berkeley and some astute West German hackers during the Cold War era (mid 1980's). The technical details are not esoteric, and should not dissuade the non-techies from picking it up.
I picked up the book at the library one afternoon and could not put it down until the next day, when I had finished the last chapters.
IMPRESSIONS: Very captivating, good exposition of technical details for the lay reader, fast read.
Also, great epilogue speculating the future of security and "trust" on the web, meaning… Read more
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars Learning from History, July 19 2003
Kennedy chronicles the rise of the Great Powers starting with the Ming Dynasty in China and taking us all the way to the contemporary times of the 1980s.
By analyzing world history through the prisms of economical, political, and military status of each great rising power, Kennedy fuses a theory of why certain countries throughout history (1500-present) rose to be regional or world powers and why they later collapsed.
As the other reviewers noted, Kennedy's book falls short of accurately predicting the changes that were to follow the publication date of his book (fall of Russia, Asian market crises). Nevertheless this book is a valuable historical resource.