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Empire: A New History of the World
Empire: A New History of the World

A dazzling new history of the world told through the ten major empires of human civilization.

Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire,...

Achieving DevOps: A Novel About Delivering the Best of Agile, DevOps, and Microservices
Achieving DevOps: A Novel About Delivering the Best of Agile, DevOps, and Microservices
Ben is stuck. A development lead with a strong vision for how the intersection of development and operations at his office can be improved, he can’t help but feel overwhelmed and discouraged by common problems such as slow turnaround time, rushed and ineffective handover documentation, mounting technical debt, and a...
The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA’s history, George W. S. Abbey was called “the Dark Lord,” “the Godfather,” and “UNO”—short for unidentified NASA official. He was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence...
The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Hacking, Trust and Fear Between Nations
The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Hacking, Trust and Fear Between Nations
Why do nations break into one another's most important computer networks? There is an obvious answer: to steal valuable information or to attack. But this isn't the full story. This book draws on often-overlooked documents leaked by Edward Snowden, real-world case studies of cyber operations, and policymaker perspectives to show that...
Make Your Own Python Text Adventure: A Guide to Learning Programming
Make Your Own Python Text Adventure: A Guide to Learning Programming

Learn programming with Python by creating a text adventure. This book will teach you the fundamentals of programming, how to organize code, and some coding best practices. By the end of the book, you will have a working game that you can play or show off to friends. You will also be able to change the game and make it your...

PMP® in Depth: Project Management Professional Certification Study Guide for the PMP® Exam
PMP® in Depth: Project Management Professional Certification Study Guide for the PMP® Exam
Use this study guide to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The revised third edition of the best-selling PMP in Depth, updated to the sixth edition of PMBOK, has a laser-sharp focus on the exam objectives for project...
Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications
Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications
Ruby on Rails has shaken up the web development industry in a huge way—especially when you consider that version 1.0 of Rails was only released in December 2005. The huge waves of enthusiasm for the new framework, originally in weblogs and later in the more traditional media, are probably the reason why this book is in your hands.
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Test Driven Development in Ruby: A Practical Introduction to TDD Using Problem and Solution Domain Analysis
Test Driven Development in Ruby: A Practical Introduction to TDD Using Problem and Solution Domain Analysis
Learn the basics of test driven development (TDD) using Ruby. You will carry out problem domain analysis, solution domain analysis, designing test cases, and writing tests first. These fundamental concepts will give you a solid TDD foundation to build upon. Test Driven Development in Ruby is written by a developer for...
Action to Language via the Mirror Neuron System
Action to Language via the Mirror Neuron System

Mirror neurons may hold the brain's key to social interaction - each coding not only a particular action or emotion but also the recognition of that action or emotion in others. The Mirror System Hypothesis adds an evolutionary arrow to the story - from the mirror system for hand actions, shared with monkeys and chimpanzees, to the...

Machine Learning for Multimedia Content Analysis (Multimedia Systems and Applications)
Machine Learning for Multimedia Content Analysis (Multimedia Systems and Applications)
Challenges in complexity and variability of multimedia data have led to revolutions in machine learning techniques. Multimedia data, such as digital images, audio streams and motion video programs, exhibit richer structures than simple, isolated data items. A number of pixels in a digital image collectively conveys certain visual content to...
Java Closures and Lambda
Java Closures and Lambda
This book is the culmination of many brash years and hard lessons. The story starts all the way back when I migrated from C++ into perl. The perl programming language was amazingly powerful compared to the low-level manipulations and bookkeeping of C++. (The fact that it was “slow” never bothered me – I would rather write...
Seven Databases in Seven Weeks: A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement
Seven Databases in Seven Weeks: A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement
It has been said that data is the new oil. If this is so, then databases are the fields, the refineries, the drills, and the pumps. Data is stored in databases, and if you’re interested in tapping into it, then coming to grips with the modern equipment is a great start.

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