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Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory...
by A. J. Baime

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

June 17, 2010

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The epic story also told in the film FORD V. FERRARI: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather鈥檚 company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them.<i>Go Like Hell </i>tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. <i>Go Like Hell </i>transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

405

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."鈥擭PR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive 鈥?until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
3D Printing Failures: 2020 Edition: How to Diagnose and Repair AL...
by Sean Aranda

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English

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Publication Date

November 22, 2019

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This book has been entirely revamped and rewritten to encompass all of the updates in the 3D printing industry. Nearly 50% longer than the previous edition, this 2020 version of 3D Printing Failures has 7 new chapters, new photographs, and has each chapter rewritten, including a "Material Science" chapter by Nicolas Tokotuu, Product Manager at Polymaker. 聽Whether you are new to 3D printing or have dozens of prints under your belt, this book is for you! Sean Aranda and David Feeney have hundreds of thousands of successful hours of printing, so let them help you achieve consistent, clean prints.聽The failures and topics that are discussed in great detail by chapter are:聽* Bed Adhesion聽* Build Plate Not Heating聽* Build Plate Not Reading Correct Temperature聽* Built Up Material in Nozzle聽* Electrical Safety* Elephant Foot* Extruder Stepper Skipping聽* Filament Snapping聽* Gaps in Walls* Ghosting* Hotend Can't Reach or Maintain Temperature聽* Hotend Not Heating聽* Hotend Not Reading Correct Temperature聽* Layer Shifts聽* LCD Blank or Dark聽* Mandatory Maintenance* Material and their Settings* Material Science* Missing Layers* Model Errors聽* Not Finding Home聽* Nozzle Clogs聽* Over Extrusion聽* Parts Not Mating Together聽* Poor Layer Adhesion* Print Pauses Mid Print* Quality Options聽* Running Out of Filament聽* Settings Issues聽* Speed Limitations* Stepper Motors Overheating or Malfunctioning聽* Stripped Filament聽* Unlevelled Build Plate聽* Warping聽* Z-Axis Wobble聽* Z-Height Issues聽* And much more!
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

March 10, 2015

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<b>#1 New York Times Bestseller<br /><br />From the聽bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the <i>Lusitania</i></b><br /><br />On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the <i>Lusitania</i> was one of the era鈥檚 great transatlantic 鈥淕reyhounds鈥濃€攖he fastest liner then in service鈥攁nd her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.聽<br /><br />Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of <i>Unterseeboot</i>-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger鈥檚 U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the <i>Lusitania</i> made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small鈥攈ubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more鈥攁ll converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.<br /><br /> It is a story that many of us think we know but don鈥檛, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, <i>Dead Wake</i> brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love.聽<br /><br /> Gripping and important, <i>Dead Wake</i> captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by Max Tegmark

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English

Pages

382

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<b><i>New York Times</i>聽Best Seller<br /><br />How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology鈥攁nd there鈥檚 nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who鈥檚 helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.</b><br /> 聽<br /> How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today鈥檚 kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle?<br /> 聽<br /> What sort of future do <i>you</i> want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn鈥檛 shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues鈥攆rom superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.
101 iPhone Tips & Tricks: Unlock the useful, time saving and fun ...
by Rich DeMuro

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<h3><strong><em>101 iPhone Tips &聽Tricks</em> is the key that will help you unlock the most useful features on your phone!</strong></h3><h3>It鈥檚 written in a way you can actually understand and completely up to date for iOS 13. You鈥檒l learn about the latest changes and additions to Apple鈥檚 popular mobile operating system.</h3><h3>Important basics are covered including the new way to update, delete and rearrange apps, use the revamped Photos app and video editor, set time limits for apps and set your phone up properly to help out in an emergency situation.</h3><h3>Learn how to activate the new <strong>Dark Mode</strong>, <strong>swipe to type</strong>, <strong>stop robocalls</strong>, create an iMessage profile and choose WiFi and Bluetooth connections faster than ever.</h3><h3>Understand new settings that can help <strong>protect your privacy</strong> including how to share photos without revealing their GPS location, <strong>keep apps from accessing your location in the background</strong> and temporarily <strong>disable Siri鈥檚 listening</strong> feature instantly.</h3><h3>Fun tips include how to get Siri to play any radio station you can think of, find out if movies and TV shows are streaming for free and <strong>make sure you never get charged with a free trial fee ever again</strong>.</h3><h3>Favorites from the previous edition include how to <strong>turn your iPhone into a magnifying glass</strong>, <strong>scan a document</strong>, reveal hidden tools and use your phone as a level.</h3><h3><strong>From beginner to expert</strong>, all levels of iPhone users will appreciate the tips inside this book. You鈥檒l finally feel more in control of the device you use every day.</h3><p><br /></p><h4><strong>Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro appears on the #1 rated KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles and on TV stations nationwide.<br /></strong></h4><h4><strong>He is also a frequent contributor to KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles and fill in host for Leo Laporte鈥檚 nationally syndicated 鈥淭he Tech Guy鈥?radio show. He answers the questions viewers send him in a podcast called Rich on Tech.<br /></strong></h4><h4><strong>Rich is on a mission to help everyday folks understand technology and get the most out of their gadgets and apps.<br /></strong></h4><h4><strong>His previous book, 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone, was a bestselling iPhone guide.</strong></h4>
Island of the Lost: An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edg...
by Joan Druett

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English

Pages

299

Publication Date

June 08, 2007

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Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death.<br /> <br /> In 1864 Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner <em>Grafton</em> wreck on the southern end of the island. Utterly alone in a dense coastal forest, plagued by stinging blowflies and relentless rain, Captain Musgrave鈥攔ather than succumb to this dismal fate鈥攊nspires his men to take action. With barely more than their bare hands, they build a cabin and, remarkably, a forge, where they manufacture their tools. Under Musgrave's leadership, they band together and remain civilized through even the darkest and most terrifying days.<br /> <br /> Incredibly, at the same time on the opposite end of the island鈥攖wenty miles of impassable cliffs and chasms away鈥攖he <em>Invercauld</em> wrecks during a horrible storm. Nineteen men stagger ashore. Unlike Captain Musgrave, the captain of the <em>Invercauld</em> falls apart given the same dismal circumstances. His men fight and split up; some die of starvation, others turn to cannibalism. Only three survive. Musgrave and all of his men not only endure for nearly two years, they also plan their own astonishing escape, setting off on one of the most courageous sea voyages in history.<br /> <br /> Using the survivors' journals and historical records, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett brings this extraordinary untold story to life, a story about leadership and the fine line between order and chaos.
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show B...
by Neil Postman

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

December 27, 2005

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<b>What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's <i>1984</i>, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever.<br /><br /></b>"It's unlikely that Trump has ever read聽<i>Amusing Ourselves to Death</i>, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.鈥?-<i>CNN</i><br /><br />Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman鈥檚 groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media鈥攆rom the Internet to cell phones to DVDs鈥攊t has taken on even greater significance. <i>Amusing Ourselves to Death</i> is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of聽 entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals.<br /><br />鈥淎 brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.鈥?鈥揓onathan Yardley,聽<i>The Washington Post Book World</i>
Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story
by Carol Shaben

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

May 21, 2013

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Only four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to.<br /><br />On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. Despite the poor weather, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. Constable Scott Deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival. <br /><br />As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.
Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Gold...
by Ken Kocienda

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<p><b>* <i>WALL STREET JOURNAL </i>BESTSELLER *</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs.</b></p><p>Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. <i>Creative Selection</i> recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly-respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era鈥攖he Golden Age of Apple. </p><p>Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple鈥檚 creative process. For fifteen years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer, and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies.</p><p>Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation鈥攊nspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy鈥攁nd uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture.</p><p>An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, <i>Creative Selection</i> shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.</p>

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