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- Hyperion 2008; US$ 21.95
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." --Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
NATIONAL BESTSELLER ? The Social Network , the much anticipated movie?adapted from Ben Mezrich?s book The Accidental Billionaires .? ? The New York Times Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University?s elite, comptetitive, and accomplished student body.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2006; US$ 14.95
This is the first biography of William Shockley, founding father of Silicon Valley - one of the most significant and reviled scientists of the 20th century. Drawing upon unique access to the private Shockley archives, veteran technology historian and journalist Joel Shurkin gives an unflinching account of how such promise ended in such ignominy. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.95
From one of our most acclaimed novelists, a David-and-Goliath biography for the digital age. One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois?Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics at Iowa State University, after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab, hit on the idea that the binary... more...
- British Informatics Society Limited 2012; US$ 23.99
Secret wartime projects in areas such as code-breaking, radar and ballistics produced a wealth of ideas and technologies that kick-started the development of digital computers. This is the story of the people and projects that flourished in the post-war period. Their influence is still discernable deep down within today?s hardware and software. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 19.95
Praise for Google Speaks "It's not hard to see that Google is a phenomenal company....At Geico, we pay these guys a whole lot of money for this and that key word." – Warren Buffett "Google rocks. It raised my perceived IQ by about 20 points." – Wes Boyd , President of Moveon.Org "Google is my rapid response research assistant. It's... more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 10.95
Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling... more...
- O'Reilly Media 2011; US$ 17.99
Free as in Freedom interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement. It examines Stallman's unique personality and how that personality has been at turns a driving force and a drawback in terms of the movement's overall success. Free as in... more...