List of 20 Books Engineers might enjoy

List of 20 Books Engineers might enjoy

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Title: The Inevitable

In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives--from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded ...
Author(s): Kevin Kelly
ISBN 13: 9780525428084
Pages: 336
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Title: The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations or "ems." Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times: an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs. In this new economic era, the world economy may double in size every few weeks. Some say we can't know the future, especially following such a disruptive new technology, but Professor Robin Hanson sets out to prove them wrong. Applying decades of expertise in physics, computer science, and economics, he uses standard theories to paint a detailed picture of a world dominated by ems. While human lives don't change greatly in the em era, em lives are as different from ours as our lives are from those of our farmer and forager ancestors. Ems make us question common assumptions of moral progress, because they reject many of the values we hold dear. Read about em mind speeds, body sizes, job training and career paths, energy use and cooling infrastructure, virtual reality, aging and retirement, death and immortality, security, wealth inequality, religion, teleportation, identity, cities, politics, law, war, status, friendship and love.
Author(s): Robin Hanson
ISBN 13: 9780198754626
Pages: 448
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Title: Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists

Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide.
Author(s): Dustyn Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780071741675
Pages: 368
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Title: Monetizing Innovation

This book will also explain the following 4 common red flags: Feature Shocks – Product concepts overloaded with features and functions, the result of trying to serve too many customers and customer needs because the core customer and need ...
Author(s): Madhavan Ramanujam;Georg Tacke
ISBN 13: 9781119240860
Pages: 256
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Title: 507 Mechanical Movements

2013 Reprint of 1908 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This title illustrates the most important mechanical movements in dynamics, hydraulics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, steam engines, mill and other gearing, presses, horology, and miscellaneous machinery ; and including many movements never previously published, and several which had only recently come into use as of 1868, the first date of publication for this classic title. This 1868 compendium of ingenious mechanisms employs simple drawings to explain 507 of the small components that constitute complex machinery. Left-hand pages feature illustrations, and facing pages offer brief descriptions of their use and operation. Ranging from simple to complex, the mechanisms include cranks, pulleys, drills,
Author(s): Henry T. Brown
ISBN 13: 9781614275183
Pages: 126
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Title: The Industries of the Future

This is an essential work for understanding how the world works—now and tomorrow—and a must-read for businesspeople, in every sector, from every country.
Author(s): Alec Ross
ISBN 13: 9781476753652
Pages: 320
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Title: Get A Grip

Their story is not unusual. The challenges they were facing are common, predictable, and solvable. Get A Grip tells the story of how Swan Services resolves its issues by implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System®.
Author(s): Gino Wickman;Mike Paton
ISBN 13: 9781939529824
Pages: 320
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Title: The Laws of Simplicity

Finally, we are learning that simplicity equals sanity. We're rebelling against technology that's too complicated, DVD players with too many menus, and software accompanied by75-megabyte "read me" manuals. The iPod's clean gadgetry has made simplicity hip. But sometimes we find ourselves caught up in the simplicity paradox: we want something that's simple and easy to use,but also does all the complex things we might ever want it to do. In The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda offers ten laws for balancing simplicity and complexity in business, technology, and designguidelines for needing less and actually getting more.Maedaa professor in MIT's Media Lab and a world-renowned graphic designerexplores the question of how we can redefine the notion of"improved" so that it doesn't always mean something more, something added on.Maeda's first law of simplicity is "Reduce." It's not necessarily beneficial to add technology features just because we can. And the features that we do have must be organized (Law 2) in a sensible hierarchy so users aren't distracted by features and functions they don't need. But simplicity is not less just for the sake of less. Skip ahead to Law 9: "Failure: Accept the fact that some things can never be made simple." Maeda's concise guide to simplicity in the digital age shows us how this idea can be a cornerstone of organizations and their productshow it can drive both business and technology. We can learn to simplify without sacrificing comfort and meaning, and we can achieve the balance described in Law 10. This law, which Maeda calls "The One," tells us: "Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful."

Author(s): John Maeda
ISBN 13: 9780262134729
Pages: 117
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Title: Basic Machines and how They Work

A simple introduction to the principles of mechanical engineering which presupposes only an elementary knowledge of mathematics
Author(s): United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
ISBN 13: 9780486217093
Pages: 161
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Title: The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

Endless terror. Refugee waves. An unfixable global economy. Surprising election results. New billion-dollar fortunes. Miracle medical advances. What if they were all connected? What if you could understand why? The Seventh Sense examines the historic force now shaking our world--and explains how our leaders, our businesses, and each of us can master it.
Author(s): Joshua Cooper Ramo
ISBN 13: 9780316285063
Pages: 352
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Title: Making Simple Automata

A superb book that explains how to design and construct small scale, simple mechanical devices for funperfect for toy makers, woodworkers, crafters, and tinkerers Designing and making successful automata involves combining materials, mechanisms, and magic. Illustrated with color photos throughout, this wonderful book explains the six golden rules for making automata alongside detailed step-by-step projects. Many materials are discussed, including paper and card, wood, wire, tinplate, and plastics; mechanisms discussed include levers and linkages, cranks and cams, wheels, gears, pulleys, springs, ratchets, and pawls. Finally, there is the magican unanalyzable charm, a strong fascination so that the whole is more than the sum of its parts.
Author(s): Robert Race
ISBN 13: 9781847977441
Pages: 96
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Title: 1800 Mechanical Movements

Originally published in 1899, this is the unabridged republication of the 16th enlarged edition: Mechanical movements, powers, and devices. New York: Norman W. Henley Pub., 1921.
Author(s): Gardner Dexter Hiscox
ISBN 13: 9780486457437
Pages: 409
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Title: The Big Picture

The Big Picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E. O. Wilson for years to come.
Author(s): Sean Carroll
ISBN 13: 9780525954828
Pages: 480
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Title: The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds

Best-selling author Michael Lewis examines how a Nobel Prizewinning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality. Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewiss own work possible. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms. The Undoing Project is about the fascinating collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures. They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield―both had important careers in the Israeli military―and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankinds view of its own mind.
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393254594
Pages: 320
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Title: 507 Mechanical Movements

A detailed index provides easy reference to specific mechanisms. Inventors, tinkerers, and anyone with an interest in the history of invention and technology will find this volume a treasury of information and inspiration.
Author(s): Henry T. Brown
ISBN 13: 9780486443607
Pages: 122
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Title: Superintelligence

Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole ...
Author(s): Nick Bostrom
ISBN 13: 9780198739838
Pages: 384
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Title: The Six Sigma Handbook, Fourth Edition

...This fourth edition...(features) expanded materials on innovation, strategic development, Lean, and constraint management. ..
Author(s): Paul Keller;Thomas Pyzdek
ISBN 13: 9780071840538
Pages: 608
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Title: Machinerys Handbook & Toolbox

The 30th edition of the "Bible of the Metalworking Industries" contains major revisions of existing content, as well as new material on a variety of topics.
Author(s): Erik Oberg;Henry H. Ryffel;Franklin D Jones
ISBN 13: 9780831130916
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Title: Chaos Monkeys

Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a datacenter powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this chaos monkey to test online services robustnesstheir ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur. Tech entrepreneurs are societys chaos monkeys, disruptors testing and transforming every aspect of our lives, from transportation (Uber) and lodging (AirBnB) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder). One of Silicon Valleys most audacious chaos monkeys is Antonio Garca Martnez. After stints on Wall Street and as CEO of his own startup, Garca Martnez joined Facebooks nascent advertising team, turning its users data into profit for COO Sheryl Sandberg and chairman and CEO Mark Zuck Zuckerberg. Forced out in the wake of an internal product war over the future of the companys monetization strategy, Garca Martnez eventually landed at rival Twitter. He also fathered two children with a woman he barely knew, committed lewd acts and brewed illegal beer on the Facebook campus (accidentally flooding Zuckerberg's desk), lived on a sailboat, raced sport cars on the 101, and enthusiastically pursued the life of an overpaid Silicon Valley wastrel. Now, this gleeful contrarian unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and online marketing and reveals how it is invading our lives and shaping our future. Weighing in on everything from startups and credit derivatives to Big Brother and data tracking, social media monetization and digital privacy, Garca Martnez shares his scathing observations and outrageous antics, taking us on a humorous, subversive tour of the fascinatingly insular tech industry. Chaos Monkeys lays bare the hijinks, trade secrets, and power plays of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists, accidental tourists, and money cowboys who are revolutionizing our world. The question is, will we survive?
Author(s): Antonio Garcia Martinez
ISBN 13: 9780062458193
Pages: 400
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Title: Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition

Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, covers: Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits Optoelectronics, solar cells, and phototransistors Sensors, GPS modules, and touch ...
Author(s): Paul Scherz;Simon Monk
ISBN 13: 9781259587542
Pages: 1104
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