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The Ultimate Selfie Kit (Kit): Parragon Books Ltd The Ultimate Selfie Kit (Kit)
Parragon Books Ltd 4
R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 In stock

Everyone loves to take a "selfie" or "ussie" and this set is the perfect gift for those that want all of the ins and outs of how to take a selfie.

The etiquette handbook features how to properly take a selfie and quizzes and checklists to make sure you really want to put that picture online! Check out the hilarious frames so you can transform yourself into a body builder, Mona Lisa and much more!

Also includes:

  • expandable selfie stick
  • 12 press-out props
  • how-to book
Discovering Computers, Essentials  (c)2018: Digital Technology, Data, and Devices (Paperback, New edition): Jennifer Campbell,... Discovering Computers, Essentials (c)2018: Digital Technology, Data, and Devices (Paperback, New edition)
Jennifer Campbell, Steven Freund, Mark Frydenberg, Misty Vermaat
R674 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R99 (15%) In stock

Learn to maximize the use of mobile devices, make the most of online tools for collaboration and communication, and fully utilize the web and cloud with the latest edition of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS 2018. Clearly see how technology skills can assist you both in gaining employment and advancing your career. This edition highlights web development, how to create a strong web presence, and take full advantage of the latest Windows 10. To keep your instruction as current as possible, online coverage of contemporary technology developments builds on the book's timely discussions. The authors provide helpful suggestions within a proven learning structure and emphasize meaningful practice to reinforce your skills. Self-assessments open each module and enable you to focus your study and learn more in less time. DISCOVERING COMPUTERS presents the key content you need to succeed, using an approach that ensures understanding.

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Hardcover): Jaron Lanier Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Hardcover)
Jaron Lanier 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer and 'high-tech genius' (Sunday Times) who first alerted us to the dangers of social media, explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and explains in ten simple arguments why liberating yourself from its hold will transform your life and the world for the better. Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together - it is tearing us apart. In Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier draws on his insider's expertise to explain precisely how social media works - by deploying constant surveillance and subconscious manipulation of its users - and why its cruel and dangerous effects are at the heart of its current business model and design. As well as offering ten simple arguments for liberating yourself from its addictive hold, his witty and urgent manifesto outlines a vision for an alternative that provides all the benefits of social media without the harm. So, if you want a happier life, a more just and peaceful world, or merely the chance to think for yourself without being monitored and influenced by the richest corporations in history, then the best thing you can do, for now, is delete your social media accounts - right now. You will almost certainly become a calmer and possibly a nicer person in the process.

Building Cross-Platform Mobile and Web Apps for Engineers and Scientists - An Active Learning Approach, International Edition... Building Cross-Platform Mobile and Web Apps for Engineers and Scientists - An Active Learning Approach, International Edition (Paperback, International edition)
Pawan Lingras, Matt Triff, Rucha Lingras
R719 R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Save R107 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This powerful new book introduces cross-platform app design as an excellent starting point for mastering app development. The book contains numerous applications that you can adapt to different projects. You can use this book for independent study or for your project courses. The book introduces HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery Mobile, Node.js, JSON, localStorage, sessionStorage, NoSQL using MongoDB, SQL using MySQL, templating using handlebars, and maps. A strong app-centric view emphasizes appropriate subsets of these technologies to help you develop non-trivial apps. While apps continue to evolve and change, the technologies presented form the backbone of future cross-platform app development. You will learn to work with all major mobile and web platforms using the book's active learning approach that has you typing code in parallel as the apps are developed. Exercises further encourage you to make changes to the code and evaluate resulting app behavior.

Programming Logic & Design, Comprehensive (Paperback, 9th edition): Joyce Farrell Programming Logic & Design, Comprehensive (Paperback, 9th edition)
Joyce Farrell
R753 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R112 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Prepare for programming success as you learn the fundamental principles of developing structured program logic with Farrell's fully revised PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN, COMPREHENSIVE, 9E. Ideal for mastering foundational programming, this popular book takes a unique, language-independent approach to programming with a distinctive emphasis on modern conventions. Noted for its clear writing style and complete coverage, the book eliminates highly technical jargon while introducing you to universal programming concepts and encouraging a strong programming style and logical thinking. Frequent side notes and Quick Reference boxes provide concise explanations of important programming concepts. Each chapter also contains learning objectives, a concise summary, and a helpful list of key terms. End-of-chapter material ensures your comprehension with multiple-choice review, programming and debugging exercises, and a maintenance exercise that encourages you to improve working logic.

Automate The Boring Stuff With Python (Paperback): Al Sweigart Automate The Boring Stuff With Python (Paperback)
Al Sweigart
R640 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R236 (37%) In stock

Ever spent way too much time renaming a folder full of files, or updating hundreds of cells in Excel by hand? You might not be a programmer, but even non-programmers can benefit from knowing how to write simple time-saving scripts. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python teaches you just enough Python for you to start automating your own tedious computer tasks.

Starting from zero, author Al Sweigart gets you up and running with the beginner-friendly Python programming language as quickly as possible, without a lot of unnecessary theory. You start with the basics, learning from code examples that are as practical as they are illustrative. Soon you're using powerful pieces of pre-existing code (Python's "modules") to effortlessly perform truly impressive--and useful--feats of scripting prowess. In particular, this book teaches you how to: Search for any pattern of text in a file, or across multiple filesOrganize your life (and computer) by creating, updating, moving, and renaming files and foldersScrape the web for data and informationInstantly update Excel spreadsheets of any sizeAutomatically send out emails or text messagesSchedule your computer to perform tasks at regular intervalsIt turns out that you don't need to be a programmer to get your computer to work for you. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python really is the practical programming guide for the rest of us.

Service-Oriented Architecture - Concepts, Technology, and Design (Hardcover): Thomas Erl Service-Oriented Architecture - Concepts, Technology, and Design (Hardcover)
Thomas Erl
R1,229 Discovery Miles 12 290 In stock

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is at the heart of a revolutionary computing platform that is being adopted world-wide and has earned the support of every major software provider. In Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design, Thomas Erl presents the first end-to-end tutorial that provides step-by-step instructions for modeling and designing service-oriented solutions from the ground up.

Erl uses more than 125 case study examples and over 300 diagrams to illuminate the most important facets of building SOA platforms: goals, obstacles, concepts, technologies, standards, delivery strategies, and processes for analysis and design.

His book's broad coverage includes:

  • Detailed step-by-step processes for service-oriented analysis and service-oriented design
  • An in-depth exploration of service-orientation as a distinct design paradigm, including a comparison to object-orientation
  • A comprehensive study of SOA support in .NET and J2EE development and runtime platforms
  • Descriptions of over a dozen key Web services technologies and WS-* specifications, including explanations of how they interrelate and how they are positioned within SOA
  • The use of "In Plain English" sections, which describe complex concepts through non-technical analogies
  • Guidelines for service-oriented business modeling and the creation of specialized service abstraction layers
  • A study contrasting past architectures with SOA and reviewing current industry influences
  • Project planning and the comparison of different SOA delivery strategies

The goal of this book is to help you attain a solid understanding of what constitutes contemporary SOA along with step-by-step guidance for realizing its successful implementation.

The Creativity Code - How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint and Think (Hardcover, Edition): Marcus du Sautoy The Creativity Code - How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint and Think (Hardcover, Edition)
Marcus du Sautoy 1
R469 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R147 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference? As humans, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be alive. Yet in many other areas, new developments in AI are shaking up the status quo, as we find out how many of the tasks humans engage in can be done equally well, if not better, by machines. But can machines be creative? Will they soon be able to learn from the art that moves us, and understand what distinguishes it from the mundane? In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as providing an essential guide into how algorithms work, and the mathematical rules underpinning them. He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music. Marcus finds out how long it might be before machines come up with something creative, and whether they might jolt us into being more imaginative in turn. The result is a fascinating and very different exploration into both AI and the essence of what it means to be human.

Tim Noakes - The Quiet Maverick (Paperback): Daryl Ilbury Tim Noakes - The Quiet Maverick (Paperback)
Daryl Ilbury 5
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) In stock

On 5 February 2014, world-renowned scientist Tim Noakes fired off a tweet allegedly dispensing dietary advice to a young mother into a highly volatile media space; the fallout threatened to destroy his career. This is the untold backstory.

Veteran journalist and writer Daryl Ilbury unveils, layer by layer, a combustible mix of scientific ignorance, academic jealousy, the collapse of media ethics, and the interests of a world-renowned scientist in highlighting the intricacies of human nutrition and exposing those he believes have vested interests in regulating it.

Featuring interviews with people who have worked closely with Noakes, including former Springbok coach Jake White and polar swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh, as well as award-winning journalists and fellow scientists and academics, some of whom now consider Noakes dangerous and out of control, this book is bound to be as controversial as the man himself.

Discovering Computers - Introductory - Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World, International Edition (with Student Success... Discovering Computers - Introductory - Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World, International Edition (with Student Success Guide) (Paperback, International Ed)
Steven Freund, Gary B. Shelly, Misty Vermaat, Susan L. Sebok, Jeffrey J Quasney
R796 R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Save R112 (14%) In stock

Students are guided through the latest trends in computer concepts and technology in an exciting and easy-to-follow format. Updated for currency, ENHANCED DISCOVERING COMPUTERS, INTRODUCTORY: YOUR INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO THE DIGITAL WORLD, International Edition provides readers with the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.

Digital Minimalism - On Living Better with Less Technology (Paperback): Cal Newport Digital Minimalism - On Living Better with Less Technology (Paperback)
Cal Newport 1
R380 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R143 (38%) In stock

Learn how to combat screen addiction and get your technology use in check The urge to pick up our phones every few minutes has become a nervous twitch that shatters our time into shards too small to be present. Our addiction to tech leaves us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to be that way. In this timely book, professor Cal Newport shows us how to pair back digital distractions and live better with less technology. Introducing us to digital minimalists -- the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones or obsessively document everything they eat -- Newport reveals how to live more intentionally in our tech-saturated world. By following a thirty-day 'digital declutter' process, you'll learn to: * Rethink your relationship with social media * Prioritize 'high bandwidth' conversations over low quality text chains * Rediscover the pleasures of the offline world Take back control from your devices and become a digital minimalist. ---------------- 'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of mobile phones' Evening Standard 'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times 'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday 'Cal's call for meaningful and engaged interactions is just what the world needs right now' Daniel Levitin, author of The Organised Mind

Information And Communications Technology Law (Paperback, 2nd): D.P. van der Merwe, A. Roos, T. Pistorius, G.T.S. Eiselen, S.S.... Information And Communications Technology Law (Paperback, 2nd)
D.P. van der Merwe, A. Roos, T. Pistorius, G.T.S. Eiselen, S.S. Nel
R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 In stock

This title is meant to convey the emphasis which is now placed on the valuable contents of the safe (the information) rather than just on the safe in which those contents are stored (the computer). It should also convey to potential readers the impact of information communication technologies on the law, the increasing importance of telecommunications law and legal aspects of electronic commerce and the convergence between these fields and IT law.

The Creativity Code - How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think (Paperback): Marcus du Sautoy The Creativity Code - How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think (Paperback)
Marcus du Sautoy 1
R325 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R86 (26%) In stock

Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference?

As humans, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be alive.

Yet in many other areas, new developments in AI are shaking up the status quo, as we find out how many of the tasks humans engage in can be done equally well, if not better, by machines. But can machines be creative? Will they soon be able to learn from the art that moves us, and understand what distinguishes it from the mundane?

In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines the nature of creativity, as well as providing an essential guide into how algorithms work, and the mathematical rules underpinning them. He asks how much of our emotional response to art is a product of our brains reacting to pattern and structure, and exactly what it is to be creative in mathematics, art, language and music.

Marcus finds out how long it might be before machines come up with something creative, and whether they might jolt us into being more imaginative in turn. The result is a fascinating and very different exploration into both AI and the essence of what it means to be human.

Gray Day - My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy (Hardcover): Eric O'Neill Gray Day - My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy (Hardcover)
Eric O'Neill
R489 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R128 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
PRINCE2 Study Guide - 2017 Update (Paperback, 2nd Edition): David Hinde PRINCE2 Study Guide - 2017 Update (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
David Hinde
R894 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R303 (34%) In stock

Everything you need to pass the PRINCE2 with flying colors The PRINCE2 Study Guide, Second Edition, offers comprehensive preparation for the latest PRINCE2 exam. Covering 100 percent of the exam objectives, this guide provides invaluable guidance that will help you master both the material and its applications; indeed, a practice-centered approach helps you "learn by doing" to help you internalize PRINCE2 concepts on a deeper level. Although the exam is heavily focused on detailed business process, this guide's accessible writing and real-world approach make learning fun. Each chapter poses a common project challenge, and walks you through the solution based on essential PRINCE2 principles. A year of FREE access to electronic study aids allows you to study anywhere, at any time, and expert instruction throughout breaks complex topics down into easily-digestible concepts. The PRINCE2 exam is challenging, but thorough preparation is your best defense. Conceptual knowledge is important, but it isn't enough--knowledge is only useful if you can apply it. This book is designed as your personal PRINCE2 coach: Master 100 percent of the PRINCE2 exam objectives Apply your knowledge to real-world workplace scenarios Test your understanding with challenging review questions Access sample questions, electronic flashcards, and other study aids PRINCE2 is globally recognized as one of the premier project management credentials; while less expansive than the PMP, the PRINCE2 is more intense and tightly focused on detailed business processes. Companies around the world are in need of qualified project management professionals to optimize processes and boost organizational performance--and the PRINCE2 certification puts you on the map as a validated professional. If you're ready to take on your next challenge, the PRINCE2 Study Guide, Second Edition, is your ultimate companion for complete preparation.

Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Andy Field Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Andy Field 1
R1,322 R987 Discovery Miles 9 870 Save R335 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With an exciting new look, new characters to meet, and its unique combination of humour and step-by-step instruction, this award-winning book is the statistics lifesaver for everyone. From initial theory through to regression, factor analysis and multilevel modelling, Andy Field animates statistics and SPSS software with his famously bizarre examples and activities. What's brand new: A radical new design with original illustrations and even more colour A maths diagnostic tool to help students establish what areas they need to revise and improve on. A revamped online resource that uses video, case studies, datasets, testbanks and more to help students negotiate project work, master data management techniques, and apply key writing and employability skills New sections on replication, open science and Bayesian thinking Now fully up to date with latest versions of IBM SPSS Statistics (c). All the online resources above (video, case studies, datasets, testbanks) can be easily integrated into your institution's virtual learning environment or learning management system. This allows you to customize and curate content for use in module preparation, delivery and assessment. For instructions on how to upload the resources you want, please visit the Instructors' page or alternatively, contact your local SAGE sales representative. Please note that ISBN: 9781526445780 comprises the paperback edition of the Fifth Edition and the student version of IBM SPSS Statistics. More information on this version of the software's features can be found here.

Talk to Me - How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think (Hardcover): James Vlahos Talk to Me - How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think (Hardcover)
James Vlahos
R511 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Book of Why - The New Science of Cause and Effect (Paperback): Judea Pearl The Book of Why - The New Science of Cause and Effect (Paperback)
Judea Pearl 1
R235 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R50 (21%) Pre-order

'Wonderful ... Illuminating ... Fun to read' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow A pioneer of artificial intelligence shows how the study of causality revolutionized science and the world 'Correlation does not imply causation.' This mantra was invoked by scientists for decades in order to avoid taking positions as to whether one thing caused another, such as smoking and cancer and carbon dioxide and global warming. But today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, sparked by world-renowned computer scientist Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and placed cause and effect on a firm scientific basis. Now, Pearl and science journalist Dana Mackenzie explain causal thinking to general readers for the first time, showing how it allows us to explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It is the essence of human and artificial intelligence. And just as Pearl's discoveries have enabled machines to think better, The Book of Why explains how we can think better.

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide (Hardcover): Future Press Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide (Hardcover)
Future Press 1
R739 Discovery Miles 7 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get ready for the fight of your life. <====> Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a true shinobi experience-if you're not devious, patient and above all masterful, you'll almost certainly be cut down. Fear not, as Future Press have crafted a guide that makes the path to mastery clear. Sekiro's opponents are so ferocious and unyielding that defeating them in any form will take practice and dedication; beating them flawlessly requires shinobi skills that this book is designed to teach you: consider it the ultimate Esoteric Text. <====> The official guide to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is filled to bursting with combat tutorials, analysis, and overviews of the game's interconnecting mechanics. It's a veritable encyclopedia that is certain to enrich your shinobi experience. You've never faced a challenge like this before. It would be unwise to face it alone. <====> The Path of the Shinobi <====> With our expertly-crafted walkthrough, nothing is left to chance-following it will ensure that you never miss an opportunity for a Stealth Deathblow and learn all shortcuts, while grabbing everything of value along the way. Beautifully illustrated maps reveal the full majesty of the Ashina territories and all the secrets they hide. <====> Opposing Forces <====> The Ashina clan and the many monstrous creatures that inhabit their lands are FromSoftware's most deadly creations yet. 140 pages of this book are dedicated to dissecting them-we show you how to prepare, break down their attacks and explain exactly when and how to cut through their guard. <====> Ninjutsu Combat <====> This book will take you deep into the inner workings of Sekiro's combat. You'll learn how to acquire and manage a multitude of skill trees, combat arts, ninjutsu techniques and Prosthetic Tools, and not least your trusty katana, Kusabimaru-every encounter depends on it, and after reading this guide, you'll have mastered every aspect of the shinobi's arsenal. <====> NPCs <====> A truly mysterious bunch of characters stalk these lands. Each of them has their own schemes and desires that motivate them to help or hinder you, and many outcomes are possible. Easily keep track of them all with complete event lists, connection charts and quest walkthroughs. <====> The Ultimate Reference <====> This guide is designed to be extremely reference-friendly. Every item you can acquire in the game is detailed and indexed. We've also included step-by-step progression guides, with recommended orders for tackling bosses, upgrading tools, learning skills and spending your hard-earned Sen. <====> Video Links <====> Want to see a strategy in action? Many of the strategies and tutorials in this guide feature a QR code linking them to a video on our YouTube channel. These will be updated after the book's release to ensure that the absolute best strategies are always at your fingertips.

Careers for Computer Buffs and Other Technological Types, 3rd edition (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Marjorie Eberts,... Careers for Computer Buffs and Other Technological Types, 3rd edition (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Marjorie Eberts, Margaret Gisler
R302 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R59 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The only career book to match the right job to your byte-loving personality

The inspiring "Careers for Computer Buffs and Other Technological Types" encourages you to embrace your individuality by finding the job that matches your character traits.

Includes: Suggested jobs in a wide range of settings, from the office to the outdoors A selection of jobs with different levels of educational requirements Advice on competing in hot job markets Tips on transforming hobbies into job skills

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Collector's Edition Guide (Hardcover): Future Press Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Collector's Edition Guide (Hardcover)
Future Press
R747 R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Save R74 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ni no Kuni II follows Evan on his quest to build a kingdom and become the King he was destined to be. Building alliances and expanding a kingdom is no simple matter, though-Evan and his group must manage a sprawling network of favors and rewards and battle a great many foes as their adventure unfolds. The Official Collector's Edition Guide to Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom makes keeping track of everything as simple as can be. With this book by your side you'll experience all the game has to offer and be guaranteed to have a prosperous kingdom! -- Quest Guide: Let us guide you through Evan's adventure with a beautiful, in-depth walkthrough full of exclusive artwork and illustrated maps. In addition to the Main Quest, every Side Quest, Errand and Skirmish is fully covered to ensure that you don't miss a thing. -- Bestiary: Discover everything about the many exotic foes that Evan and company encounter on their travels. From the smallest Goo to the greatest Dragon, you'll find their statistics, strengths and weaknesses as well as strategies that let you deal with them easily. -- Kingdom Building: Building your kingdom is a huge part of this adventure-the size and influence of your kingdom affects almost everything you do in Ni no Kuni II. You'll want your Stores to be full and your Coffers to be overflowing, and this book will provide the most efficient ways to keep expanding at full pace. -- 100% Completion: If you want to see and collect everything in Ni no Kuni II then you'll find this guide invaluable. There are many lists to fill, Higgledies to rally, Tainted Monsters to beat and Citizens to recruit, and we have them all covered and organized. If you want the Platinum Trophy, this is the only source of help you'll need. -- Adorable Artwork: The world of Ni no Kuni II was built upon the amazing artistic work of Yoshiyuki Momose, and an incredible amount of sketches and concept artworks were created to develop the game's many wondrous locations and characters. This book is bursting with artwork, as we aim to enrich your time sent in this world as much as guide you through it.

How Technology Works - The facts visually explained (Hardcover): Dk How Technology Works - The facts visually explained (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R220 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R47 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide. How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart watches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population. All the way through the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work. The opening chapter explains principles that underpin lots of devices - from basic mechanics to electricity to digital technology. From there on, devices are grouped by application - such as the home, transport, and computing - making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side. How Technology Works is perfect for anyone who didn't have a training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.

Zucked - Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe (Hardcover): Roger McNamee Zucked - Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe (Hardcover)
Roger McNamee 1
R405 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R122 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the dramatic story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it. If you had told Roger McNamee three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't. Zucked is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face. And then comes Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put. To McNamee's shock, Facebook's leaders still duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue, and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travellers who share his concerns, and help him sharpen its focus. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray, to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook, and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy more broadly - to our public health and to our political order. Zucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a masterful explication of the forces that have conspired to place us all on the horns of this dilemma. This is the story of a company and its leadership, but it's also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, at a moment of political and cultural crisis, the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy. This is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us.

Pok mon Kanto Region Field Guide (Hardcover): Prima Games Pok mon Kanto Region Field Guide (Hardcover)
Prima Games
R182 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R44 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Portrait Revolution - Inspiration, Tips and Techniques for Creating Portraits from the Artists of Julia Kay's Portrait... Portrait Revolution - Inspiration, Tips and Techniques for Creating Portraits from the Artists of Julia Kay's Portrait Party (Paperback)
Julia L Kay 1
R455 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R139 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Julia Kay's Portrait Party is an international collaborative project in which artists all over the world make portraits of each other and share them online. After years of exchanging portraits, tips and techniques within the group, in Portrait Revolution these artists are now sharing their art, their words, and their inspiration with everyone who is interested in or would like to get started with portraiture. Here you can find information on using different media, how to handle difficult portrait issues, and more. Portrait Revolution showcases 450 portraits by 200 artists, in a wide variety of media from oil painting to iPad art, watercolour to ballpoint, linocut to mosaic. There are a range of styles from realistic to abstract and interpretations by multiple artists of the same subject.

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