Author : Hannah Fry
Publisher : Black Swan
Release : 2019-03-28
Pages : 320
ISBN : 1784163066
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Computer algorithms

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DESCRIPTION : 'One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms. . .deserves a place on the bestseller charts.' (The Times) You are accused of a crime. Who would you rather determined your fate - a human or an algorithm? An algorithm is more consistent and less prone to error of judgement. Yet a human can look you in the eye before passing sentence. Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a not-too-distant future where machines rule supreme, making important decisions - in healthcare, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go even who we send to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want? Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. In Hello World she lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrates their power, exposes their limitations, and examines whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing. A BBC RADIO 4- BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE AND 2018 ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE

Author : Danny Gregory
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 2003-03
Pages : 255
ISBN : 156898281X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Biography & Autobiography

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DESCRIPTION : To an outsider, the world of ham radio is one of basement transmitters, clunky microphones, Morse code, and crackly, possibly clandestine, worldwide communications, a world both mysterious and geeky. But the real story is a lot more interesting: indeed, there are more than two million operators worldwide, including people like Walter Cronkite and Priscilla Presley. Gandhi had a ham radio, as do Marlon Brando and Juan Carlos, king of Spain. Hello World takes us on a seventy-year odyssey through the world of ham radio. From 1927 until his death in 2001, operator Jerry Powell transmitted radio signals from his bedroom in Hackensack, New Jersey, touring the worlds most remote locations and communicating with people from Greenland to occupied Japan. Once he made contact with a fellow ham operator, he exchanged postcards known as QSLs cards with them. For seven decades, Powell collected hundreds of these cards, documenting his fascinating career in amateur radio and providing a dazzling graphic inventory of people and places far flung. This book is both an introduction to the fascinating world of ham and a visual feast for anyone interested in the universal language of graphic design.

Author : Jill McDonald
Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Release : 2018-02
Pages : 26
ISBN : 9781524766368
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Board books

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DESCRIPTION : Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms (oDogs have a better sense of smell than humanso)and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. It's a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series- Solar System, Weather, Backyard Bugs, Birds, and Dinosaurs.

Author : Alice Rawsthorn
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2014-02-06
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9781468309300
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Design

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DESCRIPTION : Our gadgets, appliances, and cars are sleeker and more elegant than they’ve ever been; in our free time, we trawl the internet for pictures of flawless minimalist interiors; and even the great industrialist of our time—Steve Jobs—is admired more for his visual savvy than his technological inventiveness. And yet with Instagram and Pinterest at our fingers and great design more available—and more affordable—than ever, we’ve had no guidebook to this ever-fascinating field. Though it’s an inescapable part of our lives, there has been no single book that could, in one fell swoop, tell us everything we need to know about design. Enter Hello World. The design critic for the International Heard Tribune, Alice Rawsthorn has spent many years reckoning with the history of design and with its place in contemporary life, and Hello World is the extraordinary summation of her research and reporting. Rawsthorn takes us on a trip through design that ranges across continents and centuries, and wherever she goes, she discovers inspiring, thrilling examples of resourcefulness, inventiveness, and sheer vision. From the macabre symbol with which eighteenth-century pirates terrorized their victims into surrender, to one woman’s quest for the best prosthetic legs, to the evolution of the World Cup soccer ball, Hello World describes how warlords, scientists, farmers, hackers, activists, and professional designers have used the complex, often elusive process of design to different ends throughout history. Hailed as a “rapid-fire and illuminating ode to contemporary design†? (Telegraph) and “an extremely readable tour of the subject†? (Financial Times), Hello World is a major work that radically broadens our understanding of what design can mean, and explains how we can use it to make sense of our ever-changing universe.

Author : Jill McDonald
Publisher : Doubleday
Release : 2016
Pages : 24
ISBN : 9780553521016
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Board books

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DESCRIPTION : "Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them. Hello, World! is a new series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to their babies and toddlers. a Narrated in an easy, friendly tone (oLook out the window. What is the weather like today?o) and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning easy for young children. Each page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. a Weathertakes children through the seasonal changes in a backyard, allowing them to see how the yard changes throughout the year- on a summer day the flowers are bright and a puppy plays on the green lawn; on a snowy day we see the same yard blanketed with snow; on a windy day the clothesline flaps in the breeze. Children can also have fun pointing to pictures of the different clothing we wear in each type of weather- mittens, hats, rain boots, and more. It's a perfect way to bring natural science into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops."

Author : Brian W. Kernighan
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1988-03-22
Pages : 285
ISBN : 9780133086218
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Computers

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DESCRIPTION : This ebook is the first authorized digital version of Kernighan and Ritchie’s 1988 classic, The C Programming Language (2nd Ed.). One of the best-selling programming books published in the last fifty years, "K&R" has been called everything from the "bible" to "a landmark in computer science" and it has influenced generations of programmers. Available now for all leading ebook platforms, this concise and beautifully written text is a "must-have" reference for every serious programmer’s digital library. As modestly described by the authors in the Preface to the First Edition, this "is not an introductory programming manual; it assumes some familiarity with basic programming concepts like variables, assignment statements, loops, and functions. Nonetheless, a novice programmer should be able to read along and pick up the language, although access to a more knowledgeable colleague will help."

Author : Jill McDonald
Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Release : 2019-06-04
Pages : 26
ISBN : 9780525648550
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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DESCRIPTION : Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with the next book in the hit nonfiction board book series Hello, World! All young children love to look up at the moon. Now here's a board book that teaches them all about the first moon landing, with easy-to-understand details about the Apollo 11 astronauts, the NASA team, spacesuits, the rocket modules, and the world's celebration after the successful mission. Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms ("An astronaut's job is to travel into space") and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! is a perfect way to bring science, nature, and culture into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series: Solar System, Weather, Backyard Bugs, Birds, Dinosaurs, My Body, How Do Apples Grow?, and Ocean Life.

Author : Warren Sande
Publisher : Manning Publications Company
Release : 2013-11-28
Pages : 464
ISBN : 1617290920
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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DESCRIPTION : Presents a guide for beginners on the fundamentals of computer programming using the Python language.

Author : Jill McDonald
Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Release : 2016
Pages : 26
ISBN : 9780553521030
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Astronomy

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DESCRIPTION : "Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them. Hello, World! is a new series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to their babies and toddlers. a Narrated in simple terms and featuring bright, simple, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning easy for young children. Each page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. a Every young child loves to look up at the moon in the night sky. Now here's a book that can teach toddlers about the sun, moon, stars, and planets-with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts (oCan you point to the red planet? That's Mars!o). It's a perfect way to bring natural science into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops."

Author : Jill McDonald
Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Release : 2017-02-14
Pages : 24
ISBN : 9780553521061
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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DESCRIPTION : Hello, World! is a series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to their babies and toddlers. Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them! Told in simple terms and accompanied by bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning easy for young children and offers useful prompts to the adult reader in order to help them engage with their child on each page. Every young child loves to look at bugs. Now they can learn all about the insects in their backyards—with colors, sounds, sizes, and super-simple facts (“Chomp! A bright red ladybug munches on a leaf. Point to each of its spots.”). It’s a perfect way to bring the outside world of natural science into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.