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Antipatterns: Identification, Refactoring, and Management
Antipatterns: Identification, Refactoring, and Management
AntiPatterns: Identification, Refactoring, and Management catalogs 48 bad management practices and environments common to software development, IT, and other organizations. The authors cover antipatterns of management, along with environmental/cultural antipatterns and personality antipatterns/phenotypes. Through the classification of these harmful...
The Sailor King: The life of King William IV
The Sailor King: The life of King William IV
Of all the British monarchs who have claimed they ruled the seas, just one, King William IV, has been a truly professional seafarer.

Known as the ‘Sailor King’ in his own lifetime, he saw himself as a naval officer who happened to become the sovereign, rather than a monarch who had been a naval
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Programmers at Work: Interviews With 19 Programmers Who Shaped the Computer Industry (Tempus)
Programmers at Work: Interviews With 19 Programmers Who Shaped the Computer Industry (Tempus)

A collection of interviews that probe the minds of 20 of the most notable programmers. They highlight the forces, events and the personality traits that influenced today's software movers and shakers - how they approach design, is it a talent?, and how they see the future. Among the interviewees are Andy Hertzfield (Macintosh Operating...

Autobiographical Memory and the Self: Relationship and Implications for Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
Autobiographical Memory and the Self: Relationship and Implications for Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

Autobiographical memory shapes our understanding of ourselves, guides our behaviour, and helps us to develop and maintain relationships with others. The ways in which we interpret and narrate our memories have important implications for our psychological well-being, and can sometimes contribute to the onset and maintenance of a...

Personality Disorders (Diseases and Disorders)
Personality Disorders (Diseases and Disorders)
Charles Best, one of the pioneers in the search for a cure for diabetes, once explained what it is about medical research that intrigued him so. “It’s not just the gratification of knowing one is helping people,” he confided, “although that probably is a more heroic and selfless motivation. Those feelings may enter in, but...
Erdos on Graphs : His Legacy of Unsolved Problems
Erdos on Graphs : His Legacy of Unsolved Problems
A tribute to Paul Erdos, the wandering mathematician once described as the prince of problem solvers & the absolute monarch of problem posers, examines within the context of his personality & lifestyle the legacy of open problems he left to the world of mathematics after his death in 1996. DLC: Graph theory.

There is no
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Discrimination at Work: The Psychological and Organizational Bases
Discrimination at Work: The Psychological and Organizational Bases
This volume brings together top scholars in industrial and organizational psychology with social psychologists to explore the research and theory relating to various areas of workplace discrimination. Many of the contributors to this book participated in a conference on workplace discrimination held at Rice University in May 2000. The idea came...
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
In 1984, Richard Stallman launched the GNU Project for the purpose of developing a complete UNIX-like operating system that would allow for free software use. What he developed was the GNU operating system. (GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not UNIX,'' and it is pronounced guh-NEW. Linux is a variant of the GNU operating system.) This...
The Mind of the Mathematician
The Mind of the Mathematician

What makes mathematicians tick? How do their minds process formulas and concepts that, for most of the rest of the world's population, remain mysterious and beyond comprehension? Is there a connection between mathematical creativity and mental illness?

In The Mind of the Mathematician, internationally famous mathematician Ioan James and...

Creativity Across Domains: Faces of the Muse
Creativity Across Domains: Faces of the Muse
Creativity Across Domains: Faces of the Muse sorts through the sometimes-confusing theoretical diversity that domain specificity has spawned. It also brings together writers who have studied creative thinkers in different areas, such as the various arts, sciences, and communication/leadership. Each contributor explains what is known about the...
Effective Perl Programming: Writing Better Programs With Perl
Effective Perl Programming: Writing Better Programs With Perl
Effective Perl Programming is a gem of a Perl book. Its author, Joseph Hall, is a well-known Perl instructor and frequent poster on the seminal comp.lang.perl.misc newsgroup. The book's technical editor is none other than Randal Schwartz, noted Net personality, enigmatic author of Learning Perl, and contributor to Programming...
Job Interviews For Dummies (Career/Education)
Job Interviews For Dummies (Career/Education)
Job interviews are crucial meetings that seal the deal on who gets hired. But, since the previous edition of Job Interviews for Dummies was published, everything about the interview process has changed in ways you need to know about and get comfortable with beforehand.

This completely revised and updated 3rd Edition...

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