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10 books about technology
Pick up one of these featured titles on technology in May 2021.
The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives (Exponential Technology Series) by Peter H. Diamandis
Category: Computers & Technology
This book was published last year by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think, a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption. Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet? Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, bestselling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives—transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance—taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it. As indispensable as it is gripping, The Future Is Faster Than You Think provides a prescient look at our impending future.
How Technology Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work) by DK
This book was published 2 years ago by DK and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
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. Throughout 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, devices are grouped by application--such as the home, transportation, 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 training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.
Unplugged Ninja: A Children's Book About Technology, Screen Time, and Finding Balance (Ninja Life Hacks) by Mary Nhin
Category: Daily Activities
This book was published last year by Grow Grit Press LLC and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
Unplugged Ninja learns to do create activities, reconnect with the outdoors, and relax instead of being on his eletronic devices all day long.
Blockchain Technology Explained 2021: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide About Blockchain Wallet, Mining, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, Ripple, Dash, IOTA and More by Warren Larsen
Category: Business & Money
This book was published this year by Warren Larsen and takes approximately 3.5 hours to read.
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What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z by Tiffani Teachey
Category: Children's Books
This book was published 2 years ago by Thrive Edge Publishing and takes approximately 1.0 hours to read.
What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z is an inspiring and easy-to-read alphabet picture book that teaches our next generation about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers.This book provides colorful illustrations of six diverse children representing various STEM careers (i.e. astronauts, doctors, scientists, and engineers, etc), helping children (5 to 8 years old) see themselves in one of the STEM careers, and motivates them to shape their future through STEM!
Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space by Stephen Walker
This book was published this year by Harper and takes approximately 17.1 hours to read.
A fresh and exciting take on an epic flight into space, the triumph of technology, and the Cold War battle in which the Soviets pre-empted the first American space mission by three weeks--a history with uncanny echoes of contemporary Russian resurgence at the expense of the U.S. On April 12, 1961, twenty-seven-year old Yuri Gagarin, a Russian ex-foundry worker and loyal member of the Communist Party, climbed inside a tiny spherical capsule sitting on top of the Soviet Union's most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile--originally designed to carry nuclear warheads--and blasted into space, becoming the first human to leave Earth. For more than a year he and nineteen other cosmonauts had trained in secret for this pioneering mission. Traveling at over 17,000 mph--ten times faster than the speed a rifle bullet travels--it took Gagarin 106 minutes to orbit the globe. While the launch began in total secrecy, within hours of its successful completion it made headlines worldwide and transformed the unknown Gagarin into the most famous man on Earth. On the 60th anniversary of that flight, Beyond tells the story of this epic moment in history. In the darkest days of the Cold War, the race between the superpowers to put the first human in space was momentous. While the Soviets space program was shrouded in secrecy, the Americans were openly training their astronauts, the Mercury Seven. Colossal risks were taken on both sides. The race to be first came down to a knife edge--in the end, a matter of just days separated the launches. Drawing on original documentary research and eyewitnesses, many of whom have never spoken before, and featuring 32-pages of black-and-white photos, Beyond reconstructs the gripping tale of Gagarin's flight, how it changed the world--and how one man first looked down on the beauty and fragility of our planet by riding a missile specifically designed to destroy it.
Distracted: Why Students Can't Focus and What You Can Do About It by James M. Lang
Category: Adolescent Psychology
This book was published last year by Basic Books and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
A provocative, scientific solution to every teacher's biggest problem Why is it so hard to get students to pay attention? Conventional wisdom blames iPhones, insisting that access to technology has ruined students' ability to focus. The logical response is to ban electronics in class. But acclaimed educator James M. Lang argues that this solution obscures a deeper problem: how we teach is often at odds with how students learn. Classrooms are designed to force students into long periods of intense focus, but emerging science reveals that the brain is wired for distraction. We learn best when able to actively seek and synthesize new information. In Distracted, Lang rethinks the practice of teaching, revealing how educators can structure their classrooms less as distraction-free zones and more as environments where they can actively cultivate their students' attention. Brimming with ideas and grounded in new research, Distracted offers an innovative plan for the most important lesson of all: how to learn.
Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service (Pearson Automotive Series) by James Halderman
Category: Repair & Maintenance
This book was published last year by Pearson and takes approximately 59.2 hours to read.
For courses in automotive principles, service, or mechanics. Preparing today's automotive students for career success! Market-leading Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service has been fully updated and expanded to address the latest technology and automotive systems. Written to current ASE tasks and standards, the text covers the 8 major areas of automotive service in 136 concise chapters. Many chapters include practical examples and step-by-step photo sequences covering terminology, best practices, and on-the-job procedures. Now in the sixth edition are case studies that include the "Three Cs" (Complaint, Cause and Correction). The 6th edition includes 6 new chapters which include that latest automotive technology as well as breaking up long chapters into two shorter and easier to read chapters. It also includes 50 new videos and over 100 new full color photos and line drawings to help bring the topics to life. Automotive Technology, 6th Edition , will be available for spring 2020 via Revel(tm) , an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
Quantum Marketing: Mastering the New Marketing Mindset for Tomorrow's Consumers by Raja Rajamannar
This book was published this year by HarperCollins Leadership and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
The chief marketing officer of Mastercard shares the forward-thinking ways all business must rethink their entire marketing landscape to remain relevant and successful by developing revolutionary marketing strategies that reach a whole new level.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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