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Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At the age of seven, he traveled alone ten miles on the London Underground, armed only with a map. He later gained entry to a graphic design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. After working in journalism and media, life came full circle on the publication of his first book, Transit Maps of the World. He lives in Paris, France, and London, England.Read more »
The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brainThe bold futurist and author of The New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain.Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge toRead more »
Mikal E. Belicove is an Entrepreneur magazine columnist and blogger who specializes in social media, website usability, content development, and messaging/positioning for individuals and businesses. His Internet-related books include 2009 Internet Directory: Web 2.0 Edition and Que’s Internet Yellow Pages 2007 Edition. When he’s not working, Mikal can be found musing about the world on Facebook and on his blog. Joe Kraynak has taught hundreds of thousands of novice computer users how to master their computers and their software. His long list of computer books includes The CompleteRead more »
Jerry Brotton is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London, and a leading expert in the history of maps and Renaissance cartography. His most recent book, The Sale of the Late King’s Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection (2006), was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize as well as the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize, and led to him being short-listed for the THES Young Academic Author of the Year Award. He has appeared on various British TV programmes, including ‘Leonardo’ (BBC1), ‘The Medici’ (Channel 4) and ‘Great British Islam’ (Channel 4), and he was the presenterRead more »
Fully revised and updated 9th edition for Ireland: includes changes to resuscitation techniques
From first-aid essentials to life-saving procedures, it’s worth having someone who knows what they are doing to cope with life’s little (and big) emergencies. The latest edition of the best-selling First Aid Manual, published in association with the Irish Red Cross, gives you the knowledge you need instantly if someone falls ill or gets hurt.
Live-action step-by-step photographs show you how to treat casualties and over 100 medical conditions and injuries, from minor burns to heart attacks. FindRead more »
Tom Ang is an award-winning photographer, best-selling author and has written for What Digital Camera and MacUser.Read more »
Kathleen Sharp is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Parade, Elle, and Fortune, among many other publications; she has won six awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, among other honors. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.Read more »
Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. Whether we’re deciding to take a cholesterol drug or choosing a cancer treatment, we are overwhelmed by information from all sides: our doctors’ recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, confusing statistics, conflicting media reports, the advice of friends, claims on the Internet, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads. Your Medical Mind shows us how to chart a clear path through this sea of confusion. Drs. Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a set of deeply rooted beliefs whose profound influenceRead more »
Jonathan Safran Foer meets Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason in a poignant, provocative memoir of survival, compassion, and awakening to the reality of our food system.Jenny Brown was just ten years old when she lost a leg to bone cancer. Throughout the ordeal, her constant companion was a cat named Boogie. Years later, she would make the connection between her feline friend and the farm animals she ate, acknowledging that most of America’s domesticated animals live on industrialized farms, and are viewed as mere production units. Raised in a conservative Southern Baptist family in Kentucky, BrownRead more »
So many apps and so little time. How do you get to the best with a minimum of fuss? The Rough Guide to the Best Android Apps solves the problem. It reveals the 300 best free and paid for applications for smartphones and tablets in all categories. Whether its navigation or news, photography or productivity, games or utilities this book highlights the best Android apps available from the marquee names to the hidden gems.
Discover now the 300 apps your Android device should be using.Read more »