The Innovators is Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really happens. This is the story of how the minds of those innovators worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative.
Richtel explores technology's influence on the human mind and society, told through the lens of a tragic "texting-while-driving" car crash that claimed two lives in 2006. He examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption. He interweaves Reggie's story with scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains, proposing solid, practical, and actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society.
What if it's possible to learn the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less? It can be difficult to learn a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos, but Kaufman offers a better way. His systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition shows you how to deconstruct complex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. After 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you can pick up the basics in record time.
Searching for a job with heart, and despite having no formal qualifications or experience, Ware found herself working in palliative care. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind.
"Frequent New Yorker contributor Jake Halpern investigates the shadowy, unregulated world of consumer debt collection, focusing on an unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and former armed robber who go in search of "paper," spreadsheets of uncollected debt sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar"-- Provided by publisher
An avowed environmentalist discovers she will inherit mineral rights and oil royalties from land once owned by her grandfather. In exploring her family's history and the mining industry in North Dakota, she comes to see shades of gray in issues of conservation and development that once seemed black and white.
Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes, How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life and unearths unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields.
From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cozy crimes of the Golden Age, historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the traditional English murder--and reveals why we are so fascinated by this sinister subject.
A gripping day-to-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.
The authors-- one a philosopher, the other a physicist-- draw on their training and six years of co-teaching to dramatize the quantum's rocky path from scientific theory to public understanding while also exploring the quantum's manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace.
Vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli digs into her Italian roots to create more than 150 recipes. A healthy vegan diet does not mean giving up pasta in creamy sauce, cheesy pizza, and luscious tiramisu. Chef Chloe goes to her family's homeland to veganize its time-honored delicacies--and add some distinctively delicious twists. Chloe also includes directions for making her recipes allergy- and gluten-free so that you can feast on all your favorite foods, no matter your diet. Buon appetito!
The bento food movement teaches us that foods can be attractive, nutritious, fun and delicious all at the same time. Kids love to try foods that bring a smile to their faces, and will eat things they wouldn't otherwise try. Copley takes the Japanese concept of bento--a single meal packed at home in a reusable container--and Americanizes it. Using simple ingredients, Wendy creates entertaining meals sure to delight even the most finicky eater. The 50 bento meals feature familiar foods with fun themes that will appeal to children and adults alike.
Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinners--main course, side, and dessert--all for less than ten dollars for a family of four.
An uproarious, inspiring cookbook from the longtime editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, in which the first lady of food spills the secret of her culinary ineptitude, while learning--finally--to cook, side-by-side with some of the greatest chefs working today.
Melissa Gilbert spent ten years enveloped in the comfort of the cast and crew of Little House on the Prairie. They shared so much-- laughter, tears, and many meal, both on-screen and off. This book is filled with her memories and photos from those years, plus the recipes that she loves.
You can simplify dinnertime-- and cleanup!-- with these one-pot recipes everyone will love. This collection will help you add savory new dishes to your weekly rotation, streamline your meals, and satisfy the people you share them with.
The creation of the first weapon in history that can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Whittle shows, it was the most profound development in military and aerospace technology since the intercontinental ballistic missile. Once considered fragile toys, drones were long thought to be of limited utility. The Predator itself was resisted at nearly every turn by the military establishment, but a few iconoclasts refused to see this new technology smothered at birth.
Jessica Merchant, creator of the food blog How Sweet Eats, makes food that people get excited about, nothing run-of-the-mill or expected. Seriously Delish features recipes that are tasty and original and bring readers to a place where cooking becomes adventurous and food becomes fun.
Using research from his Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University, an expert in eating behavior reveals how innovative, inexpensive design changes can make it mindlessly easy and profitable for people to eat healthier.
Neela Paniz revolutionizes the long-slow approach to making Indian cuisine by rethinking its traditional recipes for the slow cooker. She showcases the best regional foods, with both classic and innovative recipes, so the results are complete and authentic Indian meals perfect for busy cooks.
Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer's disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of "other" dementias. This book is a comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer's dementias.
Whether your kid is 3, 5 or 12 years old it's hard to keep them entertained all day, or even for a few hours. Now this book has time tested activities to keep your children laughing and learning for hours. With outdoor and indoor activities and tips for adjusting according to your child's age, you'll have hours of fun with your family, and can spend quality time with your kids, no matter their age.
Behind-the-scenes accounts about animals who played central roles in major films and their relationships with animal trainers, actors, and directors. Celebrities described include Steven Spielberg, Ewan MacGregor, and Julia Roberts, and films include War Horse, Harry Potter, True Grit, Runaway Bride, The Jungle Book, and The Artist.
In 1973, fimmaker George Lucas dreamed about a far-fetched space-fantasy epic. More than forty years and $37 billion later, the Star Wars creation has grown into far more than a cinematic classic: it is one of the most lucrative, influential, and interactive franchises of all time. This is the complete history of Star Wars--its influences and impact, the controversies it has spawned, its financial growth and long-term prospects.
This book traces the history of the art, from its origins in the 1820s to the digital photography of the 21st century, along the way showcasing the inspirational images that demonstrate its power and versatility. It weaves profiles of key photographers from around the world. Photography also analyzes iconic images, revealing the context and stories behind them and picking out the defining details.
In the tradition of book anthologies created from public radio programs such as StoryCorps and This I Believe, THE MOTH collects the best storytelling moments--most in print here for the very first time--straight from their archive of more than 3000 shows since the first Moth Evening in 1997.
Pinker has a lot of ideas and sometimes controversial opinions about writing and in this entertaining and instructive book he rethinks the usage guide for the 21st century. Don't blame the internet, he says, good writing has always been hard. It requires imagination, taking pleasure in reading, overcoming the difficulty we all have in imaging what it's like to not know something we do know.
The true-life adventure of two men who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and the history of those who came before. For more than seventy days, Adam Rackley and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed their small boat in one of the world's most extreme environments. This is their story of adventure, endurance, and self-discovery. Following in the wake of pioneers before them--this is their story, too.
On February 19, 2007, soldier Shilo Harris was patrolling a southern Iraqi roadway when his Humvee was struck by an IED and his life was changed forever. Through more than 60 surgeries, countless hard decisions, and his steadfast wife, Shilo discovered that he was being reshaped--within and without--into the person he was meant to be all along.
Randy Schmidt has collected and presented the most important Garland interviews and encounters that took place between 1935 and 1969. The result is the closest we will likely come to experiencing and exploring Judy Garland's plans to write her own autobiography.
Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance, and embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered one of our country's greatest military figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson's private life, traces Jackson's career in the Civil War, looks at his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of an American hero.
Drama critic John Lahr gives intimate access to the mind of Tennessee Williams, one of the brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This book is as much a biography of the man as it is an exploration of his plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen.