Professor Alex Dean spoke with us about his ARM embedded systems books and @NCState courses.
His book is Embedded Systems Fundamentals with Arm Cortex M Based Microcontrollers: A Practical Approach (ecopy available from the ARM Media site). It uses the FRDM-KL25Z as the example board throughout the text.
Alex also co-authored Embedded Systems, An Introduction Using the Renesas RX62N
His favorite RTOS is Keil RTX.
We also mentioned about Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin and Flush by Carl Hiaasen