A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
"Not what I expected but brilliant!"
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.
The authors of the best-selling Bold and The Rise of Superman explore altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink's Drive and Charles Duhigg's Smarter Faster Better.
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Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces.
Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.
"Interesting Topic... Difficult Read"
Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next 10 years - for businesses, governments, and the global community - and how we can navigate them.
Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumers' identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge - and he teaches you "the art of invisibility".
Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dexterous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones). AI is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it. This new book from best-selling author Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money. Self-driving cars will probably be the canary in the coal mine, providing a wake-up call for everyone who isn't yet paying attention.
"Great contribution to the discussion of our possible AI future"
In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery and is soon to do the same for radiologists.
"Comprehensive review in robot influence"
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?
Science is humanity's greatest achievement. It ranges from the study of the universe itself to the smallest particles of matter contained within it - and everything in between. If you want to better understand our physical world, as most of us do, gaining a basic understanding of science itself is profoundly important - yet many are intimidated by the breathtaking scope of such an endeavor. Now an award-winning science teacher has taken out the intimidation, harnessing that breathtaking scope into a series of 60 exciting, comprehensive, and accessible lectures.
"All you need to know about nature."
Is circuit engineering what you want to learn? Always wondered how one becomes an electrical engineer? Do semiconductors and circuit boards interest you? Purchase Circuit Engineering to discover everything you need to know about basic electronics. Step by step to increase your electrical skills. Learn the anatomy of a circuit. All your basic knowledge in one download!
The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers.
Steve Case was on the leading edge of the Internet revolution when he cofounded AOL in 1991. He was an entrepreneur in a business that hadn't even been invented, yet he saw how significantly his efforts could change not only America but the world. In The Third Wave, Case uses his insights garnered from nearly four decades of working as an innovator, investor, and businessperson to chart a path for future visionaries.
Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.
We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed. Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered. The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-'80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.
Consumers create a data trail by tapping their phones; businesses can tap into this trail to harness the power of the more than three trillion dollar mobile economy. According to Anindya Ghose, a global authority on the mobile economy, this two-way exchange can benefit both customers and businesses. In Tap, Ghose welcomes us to the mobile economy of smartphones, smarter companies, and value-seeking consumers.
Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.How much should you pay for a return trip to the moon? How are Winnie the Pooh and the artificial heart related? Did teenagers exist before 1950? If not, who invented them? James May's 20th Century answers all these questions and more.
Here is a guide anyone can learn from, no matter what your programming experiences are. It's meant to be a beginners guide but those with programming languages are also welcome to start learning or enhancing their knowledge about C++.
Do you want to run your own eBay business? Are you sick of trying and failing because you can't find profitable products? Do you want your own eBay business but don't know where to begin? Or, are you sick of hearing about other people's success on eBay, and finally want your own success? If you're ready to change your life and start creating income online through eBay selling or by owning your own eBay store, this will be the last book you ever buy!
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The Python programming language has long been seen as one of the best ones to use. It has a big library to use, is easy to read, and has all the great features that you are going to need when first learning how to work with coding. It is all there ready for you to use, and you just need to take the first steps! This guidebook is going to help you to take these first steps by showing you exactly how to get started with the Python programming language.
I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie's hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays make something clear: that all of us have a much more twisted, meaningful, emotional relationship with the online world than we realize or let on.
Who doesn't dream of building a financially independent life for themselves and being their own boss? In our modern day, this is more possible than it's ever been in the past. In YouTube: The Secret to Building an Audience and Creating a Massive Passive Income, you will be learning about using YouTube to do this. In its chapters, you will find out: how to make engaging videos; how to grow your traffic; using AdSense and selling; and more!
Are you struggling to understand some of the Advanced Java programming concepts? Are you desperate to further your knowledge and make something out of your programming experience?
Are you ready to enhance your computer experience? Learn everything you need to know about the hidden Internet world. Discover how to your hide your IP address and navigate the deep web. The time is now to reclaim your privacy rights.
In this guide, you're about to discover tips and tricks to help improve your work with Python. You will find coding in each chapter that helps with a certain application, and each chapter will cover a different tip, and will have different coding.
Blockchain is an often-misunderstood technology. It has been much hyped in the past, and many people are talking about it. But what is it? How do you use it? What consequences does it have? All of these questions and more will be answered in this book.
Just got your new toy, the Raspberry Pi 3, but clueless on what's next? The fun and innovative possibilities with Raspberry Pi 3 are almost limitless, and up to your imagination, knowledge, and skills. Learn all you need to know about Raspberry Pi 3 and impress your friends with your new DIY toy. Suitable for beginners and no prior technical knowledge or skills required!
Good news! All that time you've spent playing video games is actually good for you. Asi Burak, coauthor, along with Laura Parker, of Power Play: How Video Games Can Change the World, is here to talk about how playing video games can be beneficial to learning as well as what other companies should be learning from the video game industry.
Automation and robotics are coming to the workforce and they're poised to be as disruptive as the industrial revolution. Where will humans fit in to this new world of work? Edward Hess, coauthor along with Katherine Ludwig of the new book Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age, joins us to talk about job opportunities for a newly automatic world.
Maybe you've heard of the Internet of Things but don't understand its potential to change business life as we know it. Cisco Systems VP of Corporate Strategic Innovations Group Maciej Kranz's new book provides the baseline awareness and contextual framework for building that understanding. He spent a recent rainy afternoon in our studio answering questions only an IoT newbie could appreciate.
Technology - at least in theory - is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. The one thing it's not doing is making us happier. We are experiencing historically high levels of depression and dissatisfaction. But it doesn't have to be that way. Technology can drive - not diminish - human happiness.
When the smartphone was introduced, many of us quickly adopted it into our lives - too quickly to stop and think about the future costs we were unboxing along with the device. Now blessed with this revolutionary piece of handheld technology, we try to wield it with wisdom, fending off anxieties about how our digital habits impact our spiritual health. Drawing on the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies 12 potent ways our smartphones have changed our lives.
In this issue: "Congress Takes Blockchain 101" by Mike Orcutt; "Why Congress Can't Seem to Fix This 30-Year-Old Law Governing Your Electronic Data" by Mike Orcutt; "Trump's Tax Talk Sounds Less Than "Phenomenal" for Tech" by Peter Burrows; "The U.S. Military Wants Its Autonomous Machines to Explain Themselves" by Will Knight; "Messaging App Sweeping Asia Could Blunt Snapchat's Global Ambitions" by Yoochul Kim and Elizabeth Woyke; "This Lab-in-a-Box Could Make Gene Therapy Less Elitist" by Antonio Regalado; and more!
In this issue: "How Chobani's Hamdi Ulukaya Is Winning America's Culture War": From Kurdish shepherd to billionaire CEO: Hamdi Ulukaya turned milk into gold and created a model for 21st-century leadership. "How Instagram Changed – Before It Had To": When the photo phenom found the courage to mess with success, growth went bang and innovation took off. Can it also burst Snapchat's bubble. "How Charity: Water Uses Data to Connect Donors and the People They're Helping": The clean-water organization is pioneering new forms of accountability for their projects.
This digest depicts the rise of Bitcoin as it secures its position as the number one digital currency and as the new "digital" gold standard for the millennial age.
A groundbreaking exposé of the hidden truths of electropollution, Zapped is the first comprehensive, step-by-step guide to counteracting the invisible hazards of everyday electromagnetic exposure. Award-winning author, nutritionist, and First for Women magazine columnist Ann Louise Gittleman combines the best of energy medicine with the latest scientific research in a user-friendly powerhouse designed to safeguard you and your family.