Most of the year, your reading materials are likely technical guides, journals, instruction manuals, or how-to books. With summer vacation upon us, take a break and crack open a book that doesn't include any coding language.
Presented here are IDG Enterprise editors' recommendations for summer reading that should appeal to geeks of all shapes, sizes, and ages, with a mixture of new books and classic books that you may have already read, but are worth a second glance.
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While most of us will likely never travel in space, scientists from around the world are preparing for what life may be like for long space journeys. In this very entertaining book, Mary Roach discusses all sorts of questions about what it's like to live in space, including the lack of privacy, the inability to smell flowers, what happens when you vomit in your helmet during a space walk, and of course, sex in space.
If you're sick of reading about space elevators, flying cars, and Internet-enabled contact lenses in your favorite science-fiction novel, pick up this book, in which theoretical physicist Michio Kaku details life in the year 2100. Kaku shows developments in computer technology, artificial intelligence, medicine, space travel, and more, as well as how these inventions will affect the world's economy.
Internationally renowned security expert Bruce Schneier delves into the world of trust, bringing together "ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust ... how trust works and fails in social settings, communities, organizations, countries and the world."