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Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by Max Tegmark

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<b><i>New York Times</i> Best Seller<br /><br />How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.</b><br />  <br /> How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle?<br />  <br /> What sort of future do <i>you</i> want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em><em> Wall Street Journal</em>, and Amazon Charts Bestseller!</strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."—NPR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
by Ashlee Vance

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English

Pages

374

Publication Date

May 19, 2015

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In <i>Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future</i>, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent over 40 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way. <br /><br />        Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.
EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse (Prepping For Tomorrow Book 1)
by Bobby Akart

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

January 29, 2016

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<b><i>I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.</i></b> ~ Albert Einstein<br /><br /><b>EMP: A threat from above to America's soft underbelly below. The clock is ticking.</b><br /><br />In poll after poll, one of the threats facing our nation is the use of an electromagnetic pulse weapon to cause a grid down scenario. There are many bad actors on the international stage capable of unleashing a devastating electromagnetic pulse attack. The list is long, including Russia, China, North Korea, and  Iran. Each is capable of wreaking havoc in the US by shutting down our power grid and enjoying the resulting chaos.<br /><br />Sixteen time bestselling author, Bobby Akart, provides a non-fiction primer on the threats we face as a nation from the bad actors mentioned above. It explores the history of the electromagnetic pulse technology, and discusses its use for both military and non-military purposes. <br /><br />EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse provides a detailed, non-fiction analysis of the EMP threat, whether man-made or naturally occurring.  It also provides the reader suggestions on how to prepare for a grid down scenario.<br /><br /><b>MORE BOOKS IN THE PREPPING FOR TOMORROW SERIES</b><br /><br />Cyber Warfare<br />Economic Collapse<br /><br /><b>MORE BOOKS FROM BOBBY AKART</b><br /><br /><b>THE BLACKOUT SERIES (An EMP post-apocalyptic survival series)</b><br /><br />36 Hours<br />Zero Hour<br />Turning Point<br />Shiloh Ranch<br />Hornet's Nest<br />Devil's Homecoming<br /><br /><b>THE PANDEMIC SERIES (A medical thriller post-apocalyptic survival series)</b><br /><br />Beginnings<br />The Innocents<br />Level 6<br />Quietus<br /><br /><b>THE BOSTON BRAHMIN SERIES (A political thriller post-apocalyptic survival series)</b><br /><br />The Loyal Nine<br />Cyber Attack<br />Martial Law<br />False Flag<br />The Mechanics <br />Choose Freedom<br /><br /><b>BOSTON BRAHMIN NOVELS</b><br /><br />Patriot's Farewell
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
by Nir Eyal

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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<b>How do successful companies create products people can’t put down?</b><br /><br />Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us?<p><br />Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging.</p><p><br /><i>Hooked</i> is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. <i>Hooked</i> is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.</p><p><br />Eyal provides readers with:</p><p><br />• Practical insights to create user habits that stick.<br />• Actionable steps for building products people love.</p><p>• Fascinating examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest to the Bible App, and many other habit-forming products.</p>
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870...
by David McCullough

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English

Pages

704

Publication Date

October 27, 2001

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The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough.<BR><BR>From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <I>Truman</I>, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise.<BR> <BR><I>The Path Between the Seas</I> tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.<BR> <BR>Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), <I>The Path Between the Seas</I> is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
by ARRL Inc.

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 27, 2014

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<b>All You Need to Become an Amateur Radio Operator!</b><br /><br />Discover the excitement of ham radio. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when all else fails. Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, participating in local contests and building experiments. The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual will guide you as you get started in the hobby as you select your equipment, set-up your first station and make your first contact.<br /><br />Easy-to-understand bite-sized sections. Use this book, and pass the 35-question Technician Class license test.<br />Includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use through June 30, 2018.<br />NEW! Use with ARRL s online Exam Review for Ham Radio.<br />Designed for self-study and for classroom use. Intended for all newcomers, instructors and schoolteachers.<br /><br />Use this book to study for your license exam. Every page presents information you will need to pass the exam and become an effective operator. You'll cover small sections at a time:<br /><br />Welcome to Amateur Radio<br />Radio and Signals Fundamentals<br />Electricity, Components, and Circuits<br />Propagation, Antennas, and Feed Lines<br />Amateur Radio Equipment<br />Communicating With Other Hams<br />Licensing Regulations<br />Operating Regulations<br />Safety<br /><br />At the end of the book, you'll find the entire Technician Question Pool.<br /><br />NEW FEATURE: Online Review and Practice Exams. As you complete each chapter of this book, use ARRL's online Exam Review for Ham Radio to help prepare you for exam day. This web-based service uses the question pool to construct chapter-by-chapter reviews. Once you've finished this book, use the online service to take practice exams with the same number and variety of questions that you'll encounter on exam day. You won't have any surprises on exam day!
C#: Learn C# in One Day and Learn It Well. C# for Beginners with ...
by , Jamie Chan

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

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<h2>Learn C# Fast and Learn It Well. Master C# Programming with a unique Hands-On Project (Updated for VS Community 2017)</h2><br /><br />Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the C# language fast?<br /><br />This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning C# from boring books that are 600 pages long, expensive online courses or complicated C# tutorials that just leave you more confused. <br /><br /><h2>What this book offers...</h2><br /><b>C# for Beginners</b><br /><br />Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the C# language <b>even if you have never coded before</b>.<br /><br /><b>Carefully Chosen C# Examples</b><br /><br />Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples.<br /><br /><b>Careful selection of topics</b><br /><br />Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to C#, while not overwhelming you with information overload. These topics include object-oriented programming concepts, error handling techniques, file handling techniques and more.<br /><br /><b>Learn The C# Programming Language Fast</b><br /><br />Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn C# in just one day and start coding immediately.<br /><br /><h2>How is this book different...</h2><br />The best way to learn C# is by doing. This book includes a unique project at the end of the book that requires the application of all the concepts taught previously. Working through the project will not only give you an immense sense of achievement, it"ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language.<br /><br />Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of C# coding? This book is for you. Click the BUY button and download it now.<br /><br /><h2>What you'll learn:</h2><br /><u>Introduction to C#</u><br />- What is C#?<br />- How to install and run Visual Studio Community 2015?<br /><br /><u>Data types and Operators</u><br />- What are the common data types in C#?<br />- What are arrays and lists?<br />- How to format C# strings<br />- What is a value type vs reference type?<br />- What are the common C# operators?<br /><br /><u>Object Oriented Programming</u><br />- What is object oriented programming?<br />- How to write your own classes<br />- What are fields, properties, methods and constructors?<br />- What is encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism?<br />- What is an abstract class and interface?<br />- What is an enum and struct?<br /><br /><u>Controlling the Flow of a Program</u><br />- What are condition statements?<br />- How to use control flow statements in C#<br />- What are jump statements?<br />- How to handle errors and exceptions<br /><br /><u>and Others...</u><br />- How to accept user inputs and display outputs<br />- How to use LINQ to save yourself from hours of work <br />- How to work with external files<br />...and so much more....<br /><br />Finally, you'll be guided through a hands-on project that requires the application of all the topics covered.<br /><br />Click the BUY button now and download the book now to start learning C#. Learn it fast and learn it well.<br /><br /><b>Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!</b><br /> <br /><br />Tags:<br />------------<br />C#, C# tutorial, C# book, learning C#, C# programming language, C# coding, C# programming for beginners, C# for Dummies, .NET, Visual Studio, C# operators
Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligen...
by Joseph E. Aoun

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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<DIV><P>Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win <I>Jeopardy</I>, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In <I>Robot-Proof,</I> Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover -- to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot.</P><P>A "robot-proof" education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students' minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society -- a scientific proof, a hip-hop recording, a web comic, a cure for cancer. Aoun lays out the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. The new literacies of Aoun's humanics are <I>data literacy</I>, <I>technological literacy,</I> and <I>human literacy</I>. Students will need data literacy to manage the flow of big data, and technological literacy to know how their machines work, but human literacy -- the humanities, communication, and design -- to function as a human being. Life-long learning opportunities will support their ability to adapt to change.</P><P>The only certainty about the future is change. Higher education based on the new literacies of humanics can equip students for living and working through change.</P></DIV>
A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age
by , Rob Goodman

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English

Pages

385

Publication Date

July 18, 2017

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<b>"We owe Claude Shannon a lot, and Soni & Goodman’s book takes a big first step in paying that debt." —<i>San Francisco Review of Books</i></b><BR> <BR><b>"Soni and Goodman are at their best when they invoke the wonder an idea can instill. They summon the right level of awe while stopping short of hyperbole." —<i>Financial Times</i></b><BR> <BR><b>"Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman make a convincing case for their subtitle while reminding us that Shannon never made this claim himself." —<i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i></b><BR> <BR><b>"Soni and Goodman have done their research...<i>A Mind at Play </i>reveals the remarkable human behind some of the most important theoretical and practical contributions to the information age." —<i>Nature</i></b><BR> <BR><b><i>"A Mind at Play </i></b><b>shows us that you don't need to be a genius to learn from a genius. Claude Shannon's inventive, vibrant life demonstrates how vital the act of play can be to making the most of work." —<i>Inc.</i></b><BR> <BR><b>“A charming account of one of the twentieth century’s most distinguished scientists…Readers will enjoy this portrait of a modern-day Da Vinci.” —<i>Fortune</i></b><BR><BR>In their second collaboration, biographers Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman present the story of Claude Shannon—one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century and the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded. Claude Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath, a brilliant tinkerer, and a digital pioneer. He constructed the first wearable computer, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots. He also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution, which has been called “the Magna Carta of the Information Age.” In this elegantly written, exhaustively researched biography, Soni and Goodman reveal Claude Shannon’s full story for the first time. With unique access to Shannon’s family and friends, <i>A Mind at Play </i>brings this singular innovator and always playful genius to life.

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