March 1, 2017

The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution

“Henry Schlesinger is playful and clever and obscenely good read.” — Richard Zacks, writer of The Pirate Hunter

"Henry Schlesinger’s attention-grabbing and beautifully researched heritage of the battery is the tale of civilization as we all know it." — Michael Belfiore, writer of The division of Mad Scientists

Henry Schlesinger’s The Battery is the 1st renowned heritage of the know-how that harnessed electrical energy and powered the best clinical and technological advances of our time. should you like stressed out journal and well known technological know-how books, you will love the "hidden heritage" of The Battery.

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March 1, 2017

Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading

By Jason Merkoski

A groundbreaking imaginative and prescient at the way forward for studying, from an early innovator on Amazon's Kindle team.

  • Is electronic the demise knell for print?
  • Or will it reinvigorate the written note?
  • What will occur to bookstores, e-book looking, libraries, even autographs?
  • Will they die out—or evolve into anything new?

In Burning the web page, digital pioneer Jason Merkoski charts the publication revolution's awesome impression at the ways that we create, observe, and proportion rules. From the graceful halls of Silicon Valley to the jungles of Southeast Asia, Merkoski explores how ebooks got here to be and predicts leading edge and interactive methods electronic content material will form our lives. all through, you're invited to proceed the dialog on-line and support form this interesting new global of "Reading 2.0."

For those that love books, gather books, personal an e-reader, vow never to possess one, or just need to know the place books are headed, it is a the most important consultant to either the way forward for studying and to our electronic tradition as a whole.

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March 1, 2017

Darwin among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence

By George B. Dyson

As well timed now because it used to be while it used to be first released in 1997, Darwin one of the Machines tells the tale of humankind’s lengthy trip into the electronic age. Historian of know-how George Dyson strains the process the data revolution, illuminating the lives and paintings of visionaries—from Thomas Hobbes to John von Neumann—who foresaw the advance of man-made intelligence, man made existence, and synthetic brain. Weaving a powerful, sometimes scary narrative of the evolution of the worldwide community, Dyson explores the boundaries of Darwinian evolution to indicate what lies forward. computing device courses and all over the world networks are combining to supply an evolutionary theater within which the differences among nature and know-how are more and more obscured, he argues. we live in the course of an experiment—one that echoes the prehistory of human intelligence and the origins of lifestyles. Now in a brand new paperback version, this vintage paintings at the emergence of collective mechanical intelligence will resonate for generations to come.

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March 1, 2017

LPIC-2 Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide: Exams 201 and 202

By Roderick W. Smith

The first publication to hide the LPIC-2 certification

Linux permits builders to replace resource code freely, making it an outstanding, inexpensive, safe substitute to trade, dearer working platforms. it's consequently that the call for for IT pros to have an LPI certification is so robust. This research consultant presents unheard of insurance of the LPIC-2 ambitions for tests 201 and 202. transparent and concise insurance examines all Linux management themes whereas sensible, real-world examples improve your studying technique. at the CD, you’ll locate the Sybex try out Engine, digital flashcards, and a word list containing crucial phrases you must understand..

  • Prepares you for checks 201 and 202 of the Linux specialist Institute Certification
  • Offers transparent, concise assurance on examination subject matters reminiscent of the Linux kernel, process startup, networking configuration, method upkeep, area identify server, dossier sharing, and more
  • Addresses extra key issues for the checks together with community consumer administration, electronic mail providers, method protection, and troubleshooting

This must-have learn consultant serves as a useful roadmap to reaching LPI certification.

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March 1, 2017

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know®

By P.W. Singer, Allan Friedman

A iteration in the past, "cyberspace" used to be only a time period from technological know-how fiction, used to explain the nascent community of pcs linking a number of college labs. this present day, our complete smooth lifestyle, from communique to trade to clash, essentially depends upon the web. And the cybersecurity matters that consequence problem actually everybody: politicians wrestling with every little thing from cybercrime to on-line freedom; generals keeping the kingdom from new kinds of assault, whereas making plans new cyberwars; company executives protecting organisations from as soon as unbelievable threats, and searching to make cash off of them; attorneys and ethicists construction new frameworks for correct and improper. such a lot of all, cybersecurity concerns impact us as participants. we are facing new questions in every little thing from our rights and tasks as electorate of either the web and actual global to easily how you can safeguard ourselves and our households from a brand new form of possibility. And but, there's probably no factor that has grown so vital, so speedy, and that touches such a lot of, that is still so poorly understood.

In Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What everybody must Know®, long island occasions best-selling writer P. W. Singer and famous cyber specialist Allan Friedman workforce as much as give you the type of easy-to-read, but deeply informative source e-book that has been lacking in this the most important factor of twenty first century lifestyles. Written in a full of life, available type, full of enticing tales and illustrative anecdotes, the publication is dependent round the key query parts of our on-line world and its safety: the way it all works, why all of it issues, and what do we do? alongside the best way, they take readers on a travel of the $64000 (and pleasing) matters and characters of cybersecurity, from the "Anonymous" hacker workforce and the Stuxnet trojan horse to the hot cyber devices of the chinese language and U.S. militaries. Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What every body must Know® is the definitive account at the topic for us all, which comes no longer a second too soon.

What every body must Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford collage Press.

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March 1, 2017

Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music

By Mark Katz

There is extra to sound recording than simply recording sound. faraway from being easily a device for the renovation of song, the know-how is a catalyst. during this award-winning textual content, Mark Katz presents a wide-ranging, deeply informative, continuously unique heritage of recording's profound effect at the musical lifetime of the earlier century, from Edison to the web. totally revised and up to date, this new version provides insurance of mashups and Auto-Tune, explores contemporary advancements in file-sharing, and contains an elevated end and bibliography.

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March 1, 2017

WooCommerce Cookbook

Create, layout, and deal with your personal customized on-line shop with WooCommerce, the quickest becoming e-commerce platform

About This Book

  • Get your on-line shop up and working in no time
  • Dozens of easy recipes to setup and deal with your store
  • Easy to appreciate code samples that may assist you customise each tiny element and take your shop to the subsequent level

Who This booklet Is For

If you've ever outfitted or controlled a WordPress website and need so as to add e-commerce performance into your website, WooCommerce and this e-book are ideal for you. studying the best way to use WooCommerce via this sequence of recipes provides you with an effective platform so as to add any destiny e-commerce needs.

What you are going to Learn

  • Install WooCommerce and get it up and running
  • Configure your items regardless of how advanced they are
  • Customize the appear and feel of your WooCommerce store
  • Learn to place your entire additional code in a plugin
  • Measure your conversion expense by means of integrating with Google Analytics
  • Add buyers on your newsletters immediately so you might keep up a correspondence with them
  • Use the WooCommerce dashboard to control your orders

In Detail

Explore the various methods an e-commerce shop might be configured and choose the simplest settings to your shop, utilizing this functional consultant. we start by means of introducing dozens of step by step recipes to configure all the uncomplicated settings you want to open your shop. you'll then move into the various methods you could create items. you could then get rid of pointless components or upload additional parts to assist humans navigate your shop. subsequent you will manage transport equipment and immediately get dwell charges. eventually, you are going to how you can arrange varied cost tools and customise the checkout.

Whether you are making plans on construction a WooCommerce web site for your self of for somebody else you could supply your self a 10-hour headstart through examining via this book.

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March 1, 2017

Intelligent Technologies for Web Applications (Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series)

By Priti Srinivas Sajja

The web has develop into a vital part of human existence, but the internet nonetheless makes use of mundane interfaces to the actual international, which makes web operations slightly mechanical, tedious, and no more human-oriented. Filling a wide void within the literature, clever applied sciences for net Applications is without doubt one of the first books to target delivering very important basic and complicated counsel within the quarter of net intelligence for novices and researchers.

The ebook covers concepts from various parts of analysis, including:

  • Natural language processing
  • Information extraction, retrieval, and filtering
  • Knowledge illustration and management
  • Machine learning
  • Databases
  • Data, internet, and textual content mining
  • Human–computer interaction
  • Semantic internet technologies

To improve potent and clever internet purposes and prone, it truly is severe to find necessary wisdom via reading quite a lot of content material, hidden content material buildings, or utilization styles of internet info assets. meant to enhance and make stronger problem-solving tools during this sector, this publication delves into the hybridization of man-made intelligence (AI) and net applied sciences to aid simplify advanced net operations. It introduces readers to the state-of-the artwork improvement of internet intelligence innovations and teaches easy methods to follow those ideas to increase the following new release of clever net applications.

The booklet lays out offered tasks, case experiences, and leading edge rules, which readers can discover independently as standalone examine tasks. This fabric enables experimentation with the book’s content material via together with primary instruments, learn instructions, perform questions, and extra reading.

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March 1, 2017

Official Ubuntu Book, The (6th Edition)

By Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke, Benjamin Hill, Amber Graner

Ubuntu is an entire, loose working method that emphasizes group, aid, and straightforwardness of use with no compromising velocity, strength, or flexibility. It’s Linux for people, designed for everybody from computing device newbies to specialists. Ubuntu 11.04 is the newest release–more strong, extra versatile, and friendlier than ever.  The legitimate Ubuntu publication, 6th Edition, gets you up and working fast.

Written by way of professional, top Ubuntu group contributors, this booklet covers all you want to recognize to utilize Ubuntu 11.04, even if you’re a house person, small enterprise person, server administrator, programmer, or beginner. The authors clarify Ubuntu 11.04 from begin to end: set up, configuration, computer productiveness, video games, administration, aid, and lots more and plenty extra. one of many subject matters coated during this version: Ubuntu One cloud garage, Ubuntu Server, and the groundbreaking harmony desktop.

This whole advisor additionally covers commonplace laptop functions, from be aware processing, spreadsheets, internet searching, email, speedy messaging, track, video, and video games to software program improvement, databases, and server purposes. moreover, you will
* methods to customise Ubuntu for domestic, small company, college, govt, and company environments
* easy methods to fast replace Ubuntu to generation models with upgraded functions
* locate up to date troubleshooting recommendation from Ubuntu clients all over the world from boards and different capacity to get the assistance you would like quickly
* research Ubuntu Server set up and management, together with LVM and RAID implementation
* the right way to use Ubuntu One to shop for criminal track out of your favourite artists and the way to take advantage of cloud garage to again up or percentage your vital files
* find out how you will be part of the neighborhood that creates Ubuntu

The DVD comprises the full Ubuntu Linux working process for deploy on computing device systems. The disk is preconfigured  with a great computer surroundings for either domestic and enterprise computing. it may be used to put in different whole versions of Ubuntu, together with Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), and Ubuntu Server.

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March 1, 2017

The Innovator's Way: Essential Practices for Successful Innovation

By Peter J. Denning

Innovation is the ruling buzzword in company at the present time. expertise businesses make investments billions in constructing new instruments; enterprise leaders see innovation because the key to a aggressive side; policymakers craft laws to foster a weather of innovation. And but companies file successful price of purely 4 percentage for innovation tasks. do we considerably elevate our odds of luck? In The Innovator's Way, innovation specialists Peter Denning and Robert Dunham answer with an emphatic definite. Innovation, they write, isn't easily an invention, a coverage, or a strategy to be controlled. it's a own ability that may be discovered, constructed via perform, and prolonged into companies. Denning and Dunham determine and describe 8 own practices that every one winning innovators practice: sensing, envisioning, delivering, adopting, maintaining, executing, best, and embodying. jointly, those practices can increase a fledgling innovator to luck. weak spot in any of those practices, they convey, blocks innovation. Denning and Dunham chart the trail to innovation mastery, from person practices to groups and social networks.

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