Ten Book Recommendations for March 2011

As usual, I have fallen behind on listing and recommending books. Here are ten: each has a separate entry on my website page, and links appear below both to the review (the link on the title) and to the book at Amazon.com.
  1. Anderson, R. (2008). Security engineering: a guide to building dependable distributed systems (2nd ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Pub.  Link to Security Engineering at Amazon.com
  2. Cooke, N. J., & Durso, F. T. (2008). Stories of modern technology failures and cognitive engineering successes. Boca Raton: CRC Press.    Stories of Modern Technology Failures and Cognitive Engineering Successes on Amazon.com
  3. Doctorow, C. (2009). Makers. New York: Tor. Download the book (legally) from his website: http://craphound.com/makers/download/      Makers on Amazon.com
  4. Gawande, A. (2010). The checklist manifesto: how to get things right. New York: Metropolitan Books.   The Checklist Manifesto on Amazon.com
  5. Johnson, S. (2010). Where good ideas come from: the natural history of innovation. New York: Riverhead Books.    Link to Where Good Ideas Come From on Amazon.com
  6. Lukic, B., & Katz, B. (2011). Nonobject. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. http://nonobjectbook.com/   Nonobject on Amazon.com
  7. Moggridge, B. (2010). Designing media. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.   Designing Media on Amazon.com
  8. Morris, I. (2010). Why the West rules-- for now: the patterns of history, and what they reveal about the future. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  Link to Why the West Rules--for Now on Amazon.com
  9. Pullin, G. (2009). Design meets disability. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.   Design Meets Disability on Amazon.com
  10. Wu, T. (2010). The master switch: the rise and fall of information empires. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.  The Master Switch on Amazon.com