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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 In his masterly saga Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace Lord Byron s daughter who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution such as Vannevar Bush Alan Turing John von Neumann J C R Licklider Doug Engelbart Robert Noyce Bill Gates Steve Wozniak Steve Jobs Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive It s also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative For an era that seeks to foster innovation creativity and teamwork The Innovators shows how they happen
From the New York Times bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas In this illustrated history Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries tracing facets of modern life refrigeration clocks and eyeglass lenses to name a few from their creation by hobbyists amateurs and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life In his trademark style Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips Accompanied by a major... six-part television series on PBS How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world written in the provocative informative and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe more
How the massive power shift in Russia threatens the political dominance of the United StatesThere is a new cold war underway driven by a massive geopolitical power shift to Russia that went almost unnoticed across the globe In The Colder War How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America s Grasp energy expert Marin Katusa takes a look at the ways the western world is losing control of the energy market and what can be done about it Russia is in the midst of a rapid economic and geopolitical renaissance under the rule of Vladimir Putin a tenacious KGB officer turned modern-day tsar Understanding his rise to power provides the keys to understanding the shift in the energy trade from Saudi Arabia to Russia This powerful new position threatens to unravel the political dominance of the United States once and for all Discover how political coups hostile takeovers and assassinations have brought Russia to the center of the world s energy marketFollow Putin s rise to power and how it has led to an upsetting of the global balance of tradeLearn how Russia toppled a generation of robber barons and positioned itself as the most powerful force in the energy marketStudy Putin s long-range plans and their potential impact on the United States... and the U S dollarIf Putin s plans are successful not only will Russia be able to starve other countries of power but the BRIC countries Brazil Russia India and China will replace the G7 in wealth and clout The Colder War takes a hard look at what is to come in a new global energy market that is certain to cause unprecedented impact on the U S dollar and the American way of life more
Many new and revised requirements in the 2014 NEC impact residential commercial and industrial electrical installations The 2014 NFPA 70 NEC covers the latest requirements on electrical wiring and equipment installation issues including minimum provisions for the use of connections voltage markings conductors and cables Chapters address specific circumstances surrounding special occupancies and industrial equipment and machines It also contains specific details on the safe installation and use of communications and signaling conductors The 2014 edition of the NEC has been revised to include important changes such as Expanded AFCI and GFCI protection in homes Continued emphasis on making installations safe for electrical workers Coverage of new methods to distribute low voltage power New approaches toward ensuring safety of photovoltaic PV electric systems Changes to the long-standing voltage thresholds used in the Code Plus hundreds of others that allow for the safe implementation of the latest in electrical system and equipment technology
New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded AgeIn the late nineteenth century people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe the North Pole No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans although theories abounded The foremost cartographer in the world a German named August Petermann believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores James Gordon Bennett the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald had recently captured the world s attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr Livingstone Now he was keen to re-create that sensation on an even more epic scale So he funded an official U S naval expedition to reach the Pole choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland De Long led a team of 32 men deep into uncharted Arctic waters carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power On July 8 1879 the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to... cheering crowds in the grip of Arctic Fever The ship sailed into uncharted seas but soon was trapped in pack ice Two years into the harrowing voyage the hull was breached Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards the crew abandoned the ship Less than an hour later the Jeannette sank to the bottom and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies Thus began their long march across the endless ice a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival With twists and turns worthy of a thriller In The Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth more
From Apartment Therapy s cooking site The Kitchn comes 150 recipes and a cooking school with 50 essential lessons as well as a guide to organizing your kitchen--plus storage tips tool reviews inspiration from real kitchens maintenance suggestions 200 photographs and much more There is no question that the kitchen is the most important room of the home say Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand of the beloved cooking site and blog The Kitchn The Kitchn offers two books in one a trove of techniques and recipes plus a comprehensive guide to organizing your kitchen so that it s one of your favorite places to be For Cooking 50 essential how-to s from preparing perfect grains to holding a chef s knife like a pro 150 all-new and classic recipes from The Kitchn including Breakfast Tacos Everyday Granola Slow Cooker Carnitas One-Pot Coconut Chickpea Curry and No-Bake Banana and Peanut Butter Caramel Icebox Cake For Your Kitchen A shopping list of essentials for your cabinets and drawers knives appliances cookware and tableware with insider advice on what s worth your money Solutions for common kitchen problems like limited storage space and quirky layouts A 5-minute-a-day plan for a clean kitchen Tips for no-pressure gatherings A look... inside the kitchens of ten home cooks around the country and how they enjoy their spaces The Kitchn Cookbook gives you the recipes tools and real-life inspiration to make cooking its own irresistible reward more
the 2014 NEC Handbook from NFPA does much more than bring you up-to-code -- it also explains the reasoning behind NFPA 70 NEC concepts provides real-world examples and gives you the background behind Code revisions so you can work with authority Trust the only NEC Code reference that has it all Complete 2014 NEC text for convenient reference Explanations from experts involved with NEC development First-time commentary on four new articles that expand NEC coverage to address industry needs Commentary on important changes involving AFCIs and GFCIs electrical worker safety and green energy systems Full-color photos and visuals such as schematics floor plans flow charts and cross-sectional graphics Extracted data from other NFPA documents and UL White Book
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Ugly s Electrical References 2014 Edition is designed to be used as an on-the-job reference Used worldwide by electricians engineers contractors designers maintenance workers instructors and the military Ugly s contains the most commonly required electrical information in an easy-to-read and easy-to-access format Ugly s presents a succinct portrait of the most pertinent information all electricians need at their fingertips including mathematical formulas National Electrical Code tables wiring configurations conduit bending voltage drops and life-saving first aid procedures
Featuring time-tested safety concepts and the very latest industry standards in material design the 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE SOFT COVER version offers up-to-date comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems It provides valuable structural fire- and life- safety provisions that cover means of egress interior finish requirements roofs seismic engineering innovative construction technology and occupancy classifications for all types of buildings except those which are detached one and two family homes and townhouses not more than 3 stories high The content in this code book is developed in the context of the broad-based principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs making this an essential reference guide for anyone seeking a strong working knowledge of building systems Check out our app DEWALT Mobile Pro This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons To learn more visit dewalt com mobilepro
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