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Find The Best Books For Computer Nerds | Expert Recommendations

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Books For Computer Nerds. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

The Unwritten by Mike Carey

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This comic book series is more than just a bunch of literary references. The book takes actual literary characters and plots from classic novels and makes them seem real. In this fictional world of Unwritten, the stories, the villains, heroes, and literary tropes are real. This book series contains ten books to get you through.

What is Life? by Erwin Schrodinger/Penrose

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Schroedinger started the whole idea about a “code” for human life before the discovery of DNA. This book explains his lectures about the idea and is well scripted for the lay reader. The book is crafted easily to avoid the reader falling asleep or going numb over crazy science concepts.

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddartha Mukherjee

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Nerds love big books, and this is a perfect example that features an exhaustive history, all the way back to the Egyptians. It narrates the most amazing stories in medicine, especially cancer. The book is a compilation suited for all kinds of nerds, from history to science nerds.

Neuromancer by William Gibson

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There are actually a lot that comes to mind but my most favorite is Neuromancer, written by William Gibson. The story-telling is superb and the premise strongly appeals to those that would love dwelling in a world of cyberspace with a dark and slightly noir-ish vibe. It is easy to read even for those that are not really well-versed in IT and can be enjoyed by almost anyone. The only problem I found was that the author almost immediately threw his readers into this world without going great lengths to explain it.

The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder

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Many things have changed ever since Tracy Kidder published this book, and now it is widely regarded as one of the most influential and prominent books about computers to ever hit the shelves. In it, Kidder does well to help readers acquaint themselves with the history of the computer, as she also inputs a good amount of drama, comedy, and excitement in the book to make it more interesting. As a computer nerd, it will help you appreciate how far we have come and may even instill some desire in you to want to make a contribution to the growth of technology.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

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There are very few people in the world who were as influential, or as controversial, like Steve Jobs and in this bestselling book, Walter Isaacson goes deeper into Jobs’ early life, the rise of Apple, and the personality that was well known for sometimes being tyrannical and being an emotional wreck the next moment. However, what makes this book different from most other biographies on Steve Jobs is that Isaacson carried out over 40 interviews before Jobs’ death, which means that this book does well to create a moving portrait. It’s an absolute must-read for any computer nerd looking for something that offers insight into both technology and business.

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