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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
Minecraft s four bestselling handbooks are available in this stunning gold-foiled boxed set Includes the Essential Handbook Redstone Handbook Combat Handbook and Construction Handbook For the first time ever Minecraft s four bestselling handbooks are available in a stunning gold-foiled boxed set This ultimate collection includes the Essential Handbook Redstone Handbook Combat Handbook and Construction Handbook Minecraft--the indie sandbox video game that took the world by storm--has been hailed as one of the greatest phenomena amongst gamers and educators for both its simplicity and its brilliance Allowing players to build explore create collaborate and even survive Minecraft has created a brave new world of gameplay Each handbook contains helpful tips and information from the creators themselves all of which will prove vital to your survival and creativity as you learn to mine craft and build in a world that you control
If you can dream it you can build it in Minecraft This OFFICIAL guide will give you tips and tricks on how to be a creative genius You can make theme parks with incredible water rides or entire pirate coves complete with galleons Is there nothing that can t be achieved in Minecraft Here the experts talk you through amazing constructs which range from awe-inspiring cathedrals to wacky inventions--like the hilarious animal cannon that catapults cows out to sea Find out which are Notch s personal favorites and get step-by-step instructions to fuel your own creative genius Be ORE-some
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
Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives At the time the company was already well-known for doing things differently reflecting the visionary--and frequently contrarian--principles of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin If Eric and Jonathan were going to succeed they realized they would have to relearn everything they thought they knew about management and business Today Google is a global icon that regularly pushes the boundaries of innovation in a variety of fields HOW GOOGLE WORKS is an entertaining page-turning primer containing lessons that Eric and Jonathan learned as they helped build the company The authors explain how technology has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers and that the only way to succeed in this ever-changing landscape is to create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom Eric and Jonathan dub smart creatives Covering topics including corporate culture strategy talent decision-making communication innovation and dealing with disruption the authors illustrate management maxims Consensus requires dissension Exile knaves but fight for divas... Think 10X not 10 with numerous insider anecdotes from Google s history many of which are shared here for the first time In an era when everything is speeding up the best way for businesses to succeed is to attract smart-creative people and give them an environment where they can thrive at scale HOW GOOGLE WORKS explains how to do just that more
The OFFICIAL Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players In Minecraft you re never alone and the threat of attack is constant How will you survive The Official Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players You can learn how to build a fort craft armor and weapons set mob traps defeat your enemies in one-on-one combat and battle your way out of the Nether and the End With tips from Minecraft experts developer Jeb and creator Notch himself you ll be a Minecraft warrior in no time
This book has been FULLY updated to reflect PMI s changes to the PMP exam and should be used to prepare for all PMP exams delivered on or after July 30th of 2013 Can you imagine valuing a book so much that you send the author a Thank You letter Hundreds of thousands of project managers know and understand why PMP Exam Prep is a worldwide best-seller Years of PMP exam preparation experience endless hours of ongoing research interviews with project managers who failed the exam to identify gaps in their knowledge and a razor-sharp focus on making sure project managers don t waste a single minute of their time studying are THE reasons this book is the best-selling PMP exam preparation guide in the world PMP Exam Prep Eighth Edition contains hundreds of updates and improvements from previous editions--including new exercises and sample questions never before in print Offering hundreds of sample questions critical time-saving tips plus games and activities available nowhere else this book will help you pass the PMP exam on your FIRST try
Now in the 5th edition Cracking the Coding Interview gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs This is a deeply technical book and focuses on the software engineering skills to ace your interview The book is over 500 pages and includes 150 programming interview questions and answers as well as other advice The full list of topics are as follows The Interview ProcessThis section offers an overview on questions are selected and how you will be evaluated What happens when you get a question wrong When should you start preparing and how What language should you use All these questions and more are answered Behind the ScenesLearn what happens behind the scenes during your interview how decisions really get made who you interview with and what they ask you Companies covered include Google Amazon Yahoo Microsoft Apple and Facebook Special SituationsThis section explains the process for experience candidates Program Managers Dev Managers Testers SDETs and more Learn what your interviewers are looking for and how much code you need to know Before the InterviewIn order to ace the interview you first need to get an interview This section describes what a software engineer s resume should look like... and what you should be doing well before your interview Behavioral PreparationAlthough most of a software engineering interview will be technical behavioral questions matter too This section covers how to prepare for behavioral questions and how to give strong structured responses Technical Questions 5 Algorithm Approaches This section covers how to prepare for technical questions without wasting your time and teaches actionable ways to solve the trickiest algorithm problems It also teaches you what exactly good coding is when it comes to an interview 150 Programming Questions and AnswersThis section forms the bulk of the book Each section opens with a discussion of the core knowledge and strategies to tackle this type of question diving into exactly how you break down and solve it Topics covered include Arrays and StringsLinked ListsStacks and QueuesTrees and GraphsBit ManipulationBrain TeasersMathematics and ProbabilityObject-Oriented DesignRecursion and Dynamic ProgrammingSorting and SearchingScalability and Memory LimitsTestingC and C JavaDatabasesThreads and LocksFor the widest degree of readability the solutions are almost entirely written with Java with the exception of C C questions A link is provided with the book so that you can download compile and play with the solutions yourself Changes from the Fourth Edition The fifth edition includes over 200 pages of new content bringing the book from 300 pages to over 500 pages Major revisions were done to almost every solution including a number of alternate solutions added The introductory chapters were massively expanded as were the opening of each of the chapters under Technical Questions In addition 24 new questions were added Cracking the Coding Interview Fifth Edition is the most expansive detailed guide on how to ace your software development programming interviews more
Power up with this OFFICIAL Redstone handbook--it s electrifying It s time to wire up and get connected to one of the most complex areas of Minecraft--Redstone Redstone experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone including mining smelting using repeaters circuit components and circuit designs This handbook also includes exclusive tips from game creator Notch himself and some of the most extraordinary Redstone creations ever made So power up and get switched on to Redstone--it s electrifying
The long-awited first OFFICIAL guide to the online gaming sensation Minecraft You re alone in a mysterious new world full of hidden dangers You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you What do you do This official handbook might just save your life Learn how to find resources make a shelter craft tools armor and weapons and protect yourself from monsters With tips from Minecraft experts including developer Jeb and creator Notch himself this is the definitive guide to surviving your first few days in Minecraft
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