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Betting On A Darkie - Lifting The Corporate Game (Paperback): Mteto Nyati Betting On A Darkie - Lifting The Corporate Game (Paperback)
Mteto Nyati
R280 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R71 (25%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Mteto Nyati knew as a schoolboy in Mthatha, working at his mother’s store, that he wanted to fix and build things. After completing his studies at Natal University, he turned down a Rhodes scholarship and headed for Jo'burg to take up a position at Afrox. He was the only black engineer and the advice he received was ‘don’t mess up’. 

He didn’t and today is one of South Africa’s top CEOs. This is his inspirational story. 

Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition): John V. Chelsom, Lawrence R.P. Reavill, Andrew... Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
John V. Chelsom, Lawrence R.P. Reavill, Andrew C. Payne
R1,187 R926 Discovery Miles 9 260 Save R261 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Significantly revised and updated, this second edition of "Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" is vital reading for all students of any of these subjects hoping to make it in the real world.

Increasingly, students of engineering, science and technology subjects are finding that their success depends as much on general management skills and understanding operational systems as on their technical expertise. This book offers students that all- important firm foundation in management training.

"Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" offers a practical and accessible introduction to management and provides a comprehensive guide to the management tools used in managing people and other resources. Part 1 includes a series of chapters on management applications and concepts, starting with basic issues such as 'What is a business?' and 'What is management?', continuing through management of quality, materials and new product development and concluding with examples of successful companies who provide good models of management. Part 2 considers human resource management and communications, introduces tools and techniques for managing machines and materials, examines financial management, describes the procedures and tools of project management, analyses the supply system and the processes of inventory control, studies business planning and marketing, and concludes with a new chapter on the management of SMEs.

The authors' significant experience in both teaching and industry provides valuable lessons in business management, and allows them to provide case studies with real insight.

View From City Hall - Reflections On Governing Cape Town (Paperback): Patricia De Lille, Craig Kesson View From City Hall - Reflections On Governing Cape Town (Paperback)
Patricia De Lille, Craig Kesson 3
R265 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R236 (89%) In stock

The City of Cape Town is a place of contrasts, the legacy of apartheid having left a distinct make-up. Yet the challenges confronting the contemporary city are notably aggravated by modern-day factors such as increasing unemployment and poverty.

In this timely work, Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille and Craig Kesson, the city’s Director of Policy and Strategy, confront some of the issues of governance: how can the city help overcome social and physical segregation; how can the government live up to the promises made to South Africans; and how can the city function and heal within these limitations?

"I’ve seen firsthand the progress Cape Town has made under Mayor De Lille. Successes in one city often spreads to others, and this book provides a valuable guide for how, with a bit of motivated and dynamic leadership, cities can lead the way on the most important issues of our day.” Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P. and former mayor of New York City

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology (Paperback, 5th Edition): John M. Nicholas, Herman Steyn Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology (Paperback, 5th Edition)
John M. Nicholas, Herman Steyn
R500 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R36 (7%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology, 5th edition, addresses project management across all industries.

First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important "people" aspects-project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project management-to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals.

This new edition features:

  • Updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies
  • New examples and 18 new case studies throughout to help students develop their understanding and put principles into practice
  • A new chapter on agile project management and lean
  • Expanded coverage of program management, stakeholder engagement, buffer management, and managing virtual teams and cultural differences in international projects.
  • Alignment with PMBOK terms and definitions for ease of use alongside PMI certifications
  • Cross-reference to IPMA, APM, and PRINCE2 methodlologies
  • Extensive instructor support materials, including an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, answers to chapter review questions, problems and cases, and a test bank of questions

Taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition, is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.

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.

Drawing for Engineering (Paperback): P. Smith Drawing for Engineering (Paperback)
P. Smith
R469 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R84 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This volume is a step-by-step guide to drawing techniques. It teaches both technical drawing and freehand sketching and has special units with applications for mechanical and chemical engineering. Based on the South African Bureau of Standards Code of Practice for Engineering Drawing (SABS 0111).

The Design of Everyday Things (Paperback, revised and expanded edition): Donald A Norman The Design of Everyday Things (Paperback, revised and expanded edition)
Donald A Norman
R359 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R72 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A fully updated and expanded edition of Don Norman's classic and influential work, which pioneered the application of cognitive science to design. Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we try to figure out the shower control in a hotel or attempt to navigate an unfamiliar television set or stove. When The Design of Everyday Things was published in 1988, cognitive scientist Don Norman provocatively proposed that the fault lies not in ourselves, but in design that ignores the needs and psychology of people. Fully revised to keep the timeless principles of psychology up to date with ever-changing new technologies, The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful appeal for good design, and a reminder of how-and why-some products satisfy while others only disappoint.

30-Second Leonardo da Vinci - His 50 greatest ideas and inventions, each explained in half a minute (Paperback): Marina Wallace 30-Second Leonardo da Vinci - His 50 greatest ideas and inventions, each explained in half a minute (Paperback)
Marina Wallace 1
R237 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds. 30-Second Leonardo da Vinci uses this unique approach to grapple with the truly diverse thoughts of the ultimate Renaissance Man. Artist, anatomist, sculptor, inventor, architect, cartographer, mathematician, musician, botanist, geologist the word polymath does not quite do Leonardo justice. The painter of the Mona Lisa and conceptualizer of the helicopter seems like a Renaissance superhero. Here, the world's leading Leonardo scholars present an instant and expert guide to the breadth and brilliance of his greatest innovations.

The Essential Matlab & Simulink - For Engineers And Scientists (Paperback): O. I. Okoro, E. Chikuni The Essential Matlab & Simulink - For Engineers And Scientists (Paperback)
O. I. Okoro, E. Chikuni
R653 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R127 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

MATLAB is a software package for high-performance computation. Combined with Simulink, this is a de-facto industry standard for the analysis, modelling and visualising of complex systems.

This comprehensive textbook is ideal for engineers, scientists and those in the financial sector who want to grasp the essence of systems modelling and computation.

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Paperback): Jaron Lanier Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Paperback)
Jaron Lanier 1
R202 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R57 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Technology: Workbook (Paperback): Technology: Workbook (Paperback)
R361 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R59 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
Rocket Boys (Paperback): Homer Hickam Rocket Boys (Paperback)
Homer Hickam
R266 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R67 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Previously published in paperback as October Sky. Three years in the life of Homer `Sonny' Hickam, from the moment he sees the Sputnik satellite overhead in West Virginia to his successful launch of a prizewinning rocket. In 1957, Coalwood, West Virginia, was a town the post-war boom never quite reached, and dominated by the black steel towers of the mine. For fourteen-year-old Homer `Sonny' Hickam there are only two routes in life: a college football scholarship, or a life underground. But from the moment the town turns out to watch the world's first space satellite, Sputnik, as it passes overhead, Sonny and his friends embark on a mission of their own - to form the Big Creek Missile Agency, and build a rocket. Looking back after a distinguished career as a NASA engineer, Homer Hickam tells the warm, vivid story of youth and ambition that inspired the 1999 film October Sky. It is the tale of a group of teenage boys who dared to imagine a life beyond the confines of the coal pit, and went on to design, build and launch the rockets that would change their lives, and their town, forever.

Lab Rats - Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable (Paperback, Main): Dan Lyons Lab Rats - Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable (Paperback, Main)
Dan Lyons 1
R200 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R43 (21%) Pre-order

Guardian's Best Non-Fiction, 2019 The Tablet's Highlights of 2019 Personality tests. Team-building exercises. Forced Fun. Desktop surveillance. Open-plan offices. Acronyms. Diminishing job security. Hot desking. Pointless perks. Hackathons. If any of the above sound familiar, welcome to the modern economy. In this hilarious, but deadly serious book, bestselling author Dan Lyons looks at how the world of work has slowly morphed from one of unions and steady career progression to a dystopia made of bean bags and unpaid internships. And that's the 'good' jobs... With the same wit that made Disrupted an international bestseller, Lyons shows how the hypocrisy of Silicon Valley has now been exported globally to a job near you. Even low-grade employees are now expected to view their jobs with a cult-like fervour, despite diminishing prospects of promotion. From the gig economy to the new digital oligarchs, Lyons deliciously roasts the new work climate, while asking what can be done to recoup some sanity and dignity for the expanding class of middle-class serfs.

A Short History of Trains (Paperback): Christian Wolmar A Short History of Trains (Paperback)
Christian Wolmar 1
R317 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R159 (50%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A fascinating journey through the history of railways, packed with first-hand accounts of innovation, triumph, and tragedy. From the earliest steam engine to the high-speed bullet trains of today, A Short History of the Railway reveals the hidden stories of railway history across the world - the inspired engineering; the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the construction of the tracks; the ground-breaking innovations behind the trains that travelled along them; and the triumphs and tragedies of the people who made the railway what it is. Chart the history of the Trans-Siberian railway, the Orient Express, and Maglev trains and the impact of world events on the development of trains and the railway. Explore the pioneering railway lines that crossed continents, the key trains of each era, and the locomotives that changed the world. A riveting narrative packed with photographs, diagrams, and maps to illustrate and illuminate, this is the biography of the machines that carried us into the modern era.

The Weather Machine - A Journey Inside the Forecast (Hardcover): Andrew Blum The Weather Machine - A Journey Inside the Forecast (Hardcover)
Andrew Blum
R472 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R98 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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.

Oloff Die Seerower 2: Boek 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Gerrie Radloff Oloff Die Seerower 2: Boek 2 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Gerrie Radloff; Edited by Francois Maree; Illustrated by Nico Meyer
R65 Discovery Miles 650 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Gerrie Radlof se gewilde Oloff die Seerowerreeks is oorspronklik tussen 1957 en 1961 uitgegee en het daarna reeds vier uitgawes beleef. Die verhale, wat in die 1740's afspeel aan die Kaap de Goede Hoop en die seewee daarom heen, is verwerk om aan te pas by die moderne taalgebruik en aan te sluit by die hedendaagse tiener, maar niks van die oorspronklike sjarme en spanning het in die verwerking verlore gegaan nie. Ook geskik as leesstof vir Afrikaans tweede taal vir ouer leerlinge.

Die swaardvegter (Afrikaans, Paperback): Gerrie Radloff Die swaardvegter (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Gerrie Radloff; Edited by Francois Maree; Illustrated by Douw van Heerden
R65 Discovery Miles 650 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Gerrie Radlof se gewilde Oloff die Seerowerreeks is oorspronklik tussen 1957 en 1961 uitgegee en het daarna reeds vier uitgawes beleef. Die verhale, wat in die 1740's afspeel aan die Kaap de Goede Hoop en die seewee daarom heen, is verwerk om aan te pas by die moderne taalgebruik en aan te sluit by die hedendaagse tiener, maar niks van die oorspronklike sjarme en spanning het in die verwerking verlore gegaan nie. Ook geskik as leesstof vir Afrikaans tweede taal vir ouer leerlinge.

Kingdom of Lies - Unnerving adventures in the world of cybercrime (Hardcover): Kate Fazzini Kingdom of Lies - Unnerving adventures in the world of cybercrime (Hardcover)
Kate Fazzini 1
R400 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R114 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Would you say your phone is safe, or your computer? What about your car? Or your bank? There is a global war going on and the next target could be anyone, from a global corporation to a randomly selected person. From cybercrime villages in Romania to intellectual property theft campaigns in China, these are the true stories of the hackers behind some of the largest cyberattacks in history, and those committed to stopping them. You've never heard of them and you're not getting their real names. Kate Fazzini has met the hackers that create new cyberweapons, hack sports cars and develop ransomware capable of stopping international banks in their tracks. Kingdom of Lies is a fast-paced look at technological innovations that were mere fantasy only a few years ago, but now make up an integral part of all our lives.

Surveying the Early Republic - The Journal of Andrew Ellicott, U.S. Boundary Commissioner in the Old Southwest, 1796-1800... Surveying the Early Republic - The Journal of Andrew Ellicott, U.S. Boundary Commissioner in the Old Southwest, 1796-1800 (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Robert D. Bush
R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Introductory digital systems for engineering (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Mahomed Rafi Bera, Telp Introductory digital systems for engineering (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Mahomed Rafi Bera, Telp
R427 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R74 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This book teaches the principles and techniques of digital systems through a range of examples.It has step-by-step solutions to exercises and over 200 practical examples, activities and selfevaluation exercises to assist the learner. A glossary of important terms makes it easily accessible to the new learner.

Teaching Science and Technology: Vol 2 (Paperback): Alex Larkin, Chris Haverly Teaching Science and Technology: Vol 2 (Paperback)
Alex Larkin, Chris Haverly
R119 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R18 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The South African National Commission on Higher Education has noted the shortage of skilled people in the fields of science and technology. The teaching of these subjects has been identified as an area of concern, and volume two of "Teaching Science and Technology" - a resource for training teachers at any level - seeks to address that. Throughout the book scientific knowledge is integrated with technological processes, and educators are shown how to enliven classes by applying science to everyday life in a practical way.

Windmill Tales - Stories from the American Wind Power Center (Paperback): Coy F Harris Windmill Tales - Stories from the American Wind Power Center (Paperback)
Coy F Harris; Photographs by Wyman Meinzer; Foreword by Steve Halladay
R460 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R94 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

On the prairies of North America, wind and water were pervasive, but whereas wind was tangible, water in quantity was hidden beneath the surface. The vast grasslands fed great herds of animals, which in turn sustained Native Americans, but it was not until water could be brought to the surface that the plains could be cultivated and developed into a great agricultural bread-basket for the growing nation. The self-governing windmill forever changed the culture of this vast region. In Windmill Tales, in nearly one hundred beautiful full-color images, photographer Wyman Meinzer shows American windmills as they appear today. Many of them are still working, and others have fallen or are preserved at the American Wind Power Center in Lubbock, Texas, but all illustrate the way of life that was made possible by the windmill. Brief reminiscences and stories told by visitors to the American Wind Power Center give the reader a sense of the central importance of windmills in the lives of early pioneers in the West. Some of the stories reflect the sense of humour ranch and farm families developed to help them through hard times, whereas others hint at disappointment and tragedy. Together with the photographs they give us a fascinating insight into our history.

Exactly - How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Paperback): Simon Winchester Exactly - How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Paperback)
Simon Winchester 1
R241 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection. We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world? Simon Winchester seeks to answer these questions through stories of precision's pioneers. Exactly takes us back to the origins of the Industrial Age, to Britain where he introduces the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production: John `Iron-Mad' Wilkinson, Henry Maudslay, Joseph Bramah, Jesse Ramsden, and Joseph Whitworth. Thomas Jefferson exported their discoveries to the United States as manufacturing developed in the early twentieth century, with Britain's Henry Royce developing the Rolls Royce and Henry Ford mass producing cars, Hattori's Seiko and Leica lenses, to today's cutting-edge developments from Europe, Asia and North America. As he introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, Winchester explores fundamental questions. Why is precision important? What are the different tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it? Has the pursuit of the ultra-precise in so many facets of human life blinded us to other things of equal value, such as an appreciation for the age-old traditions of craftsmanship, art, and high culture? Are we missing something that reflects the world as it is, rather than the world as we think we would wish it to be? And can the precise and the natural co-exist in society?

Harper's Hydraulic Tables for the Flow of Water in Circular Pipes (Hardcover): Joseph H. Harper Harper's Hydraulic Tables for the Flow of Water in Circular Pipes (Hardcover)
Joseph H. Harper
R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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