Books in the computer non-fiction genre are based on all knowledge about using the computer and its maintenance. This genre helps readers learn how a computer works, its applications, different functions, and modern computer technology. It also covers info about programming, software, hardware, and the history of computers. Books in the technology genre explain using tools, machines, crafts, and methods to make our lives easier. They focus on the application of scientific info in industries and cover engineering and applied sciences. Computer technology is a form of technology. So, both of these genres are closely related. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Computers & Technology.
1. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
The inspiring, life-changing best seller by the author of Leaders Eat Last and Together Is Better . In 2009 Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work and, in turn, inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who've watched his TED Talk based on Start with Why - the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with why. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the why behind it. Start with Why shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way - and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.
- Author: Simon Sinek
- Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture, Motivation & Self-Improvement
2. First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers
Jumpstart reading success with this big collection motivating storybooks correlated with Guided Reading Level C. Most pages of these full-color storybooks feature just two or three lines of simple, repetitive text to help children learn to read with ease and confidence. Includes a 4-page, tip-filled parent guide. A great value! 1. The Pie that Jack Made 2. Funny Foods 3. Round the Clown 4. Follow that Cat! 5. Counting Bugs 6. Lunch Crunch 7. Bubble Shapes 8. All About Dinosaurs 9. Make a Pizza 10. This Little Piggy 11. Tail Tale 12. Eight Arms are Great 13. Bat Facts 14. Snow Tracks 15. Lots of Legs 16. Polka-a-Dot World 17. The Teeny Tiny Man 18. Giant Friends 19. Hot Dog, Hot Dog 20. Squares are Everywhere 21. Surprises 22. Shadow Guessing Game 23. Monkey Business 24. Draw a Pig 25. Clay Play For use with Grades PreK-2.
- Author: Liza Charlesworth
- Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching Strategies); Illustrated edition (October 1, 2010)
- Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
- ISBN: 978-0545231510
- Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.7 x 5.6 inches
3. Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare - one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery - apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them. Then, five months later, a seemingly unrelated event occurred: A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot some computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly. At first, the firm’s programmers believed the malicious code on the machines was a simple, routine piece of malware. But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they discovered a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity. They had, they soon learned, stumbled upon the world’s first digital weapon. For Stuxnet, as it came to be known, was unlike any other virus or worm built before: Rather than simply hijacking targeted computers or stealing information from them, it escaped the digital realm to wreak actual, physical destruction on a nuclear facility. In these pages, Wired journalist Kim Zetter draws on her extensive sources and expertise to tell the story behind Stuxnet’s planning, execution, and discovery, covering its genesis in the corridors of Bush’s White House and its unleashing on systems in Iran - and telling the spectacular, unlikely tale of the security geeks who managed to unravel a sabotage campaign years in the making. But Countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself.
- Author: Kim Zetter
- Genre: History, Military, Weapons & Warfare, Conventional
4. Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions
I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I've been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I've coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this book. Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck, learn (or re-learn) core computer science concepts, and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions. These interview questions are real; they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks. They reflect what's truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. WHAT'S INSIDE? 189 programming interview questions, ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems. A walk-through of how to derive each solution, so that you can learn how to get there yourself. Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions, just like what you would get in a real interview. Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions, so that you can solve questions you haven't seen. Extensive coverage of essential topics, such as big O time, data structures, and core algorithms. A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers. Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview: behavioral questions. For interviewers and companies: details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process. Illustrations note Illustrations : Illustrations, black and white
- Author: Gayle Laakmann McDowell
- Publisher: CareerCup; 6th edition (July 1, 2015)
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
- ISBN: 978-0984782857
- Dimensions: 7 x 1.59 x 10 inches
5. The Personal Internet Address & Password Logbook (removable cover band for security)
Tired of losing track of the websites you visit (whether frequently or infrequently), along with all those usernames and passwords? Now you can keep them all in one convenient place! This time- and headache-saving little volume is organized with tabbed A to Z pages, with space to list websites, usernames, passwords, and extra notes. You can also record notes on home network configurations, software license numbers, etc., too, in pages in the back of the book. An elastic band attached to the back cover keeps your place or keeps logbook closed. Removable label makes logbook discreet. Logbook makes a practical accessory for home or office. 4-1/4'' wide x 5-3/4'' high. 144 pages.
- Author: Inc. Peter Pauper Press
- Publisher: Peter Pauper Press; Adr edition (June 1, 2010)
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
- ISBN: 978-1441303257
- Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.1 x 0.6 inches
6. AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future
How will artificial intelligence change our world within 20 years? “This inspired collaboration between a pioneering technologist and a visionary writer of science fiction offers bold and urgent insights." (Yann LeCun, winner of the Turing Award; chief AI scientist, Facebook) “Amazingly entertaining...Lee and Chen take us on an immersive trip through the future.... Eye-opening.” (Mark Cuban) AI will be the defining development of the 21st century. Within two decades, aspects of daily human life will be unrecognizable. AI will generate unprecedented wealth, revolutionize medicine and education through human-machine symbiosis, and create brand-new forms of communication and entertainment. In liberating us from routine work, however, AI will also challenge the organizing principles of our economic and social order. Meanwhile, AI will bring new risks in the form of autonomous weapons and smart technology that inherits human bias. AI is at a tipping point, and people need to wake up - both to AI’s radiant pathways and its existential perils for life as we know it. In this provocative, utterly original work, Kai-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China and best-selling author of AI Superpowers , teams up with celebrated novelist Chen Qiufan to imagine our world in 2041 and how it will be shaped by AI. In 10 gripping short stories, they introduce listeners to an array of eye-opening 2041 settings, such as: In San Francisco, the “job reallocation” industry emerges as deep learning AI causes widespread job displacement In Tokyo, a music fan is swept up in an immersive form of celebrity worship based on virtual reality and mixed reality In Mumbai, a teenage girl rebels when AI’s crunching of big data gets in the way of romance In Seoul, virtual companions with perfected natural language processing (NLP) skills offer orphaned twins new ways to connect In Munich, a rogue scientist draws on quantum computing, computer vision and other AI technologies in a revenge plot that imperils the world By gazing toward a not-so-distant horizon, AI 2041 offers urgent insights into our collective future - while reminding listeners that, ultimately, humankind remains the author of its destiny.
- Author: Kai-Fu Lee
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Computer Science, AI & Machine Learning, Intelligence & Semantics
7. Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World
Technology is putting our humanity at risk to an unprecedented degree. This book is not for engineers who write the code or the policy makers who claim they can regulate it. This is a book for you. Because, believe it or not, you are the only one that can fix it. – Mo Gawdat Artificial intelligence is smarter than humans. It can process information at lightning speed and remain focused on specific tasks without distraction. AI can see into the future, predicting outcomes and even use sensors to see around physical and virtual corners. So why does AI frequently get it so wrong? The answer is us. Humans design the algorithms that define the way that AI works, and the processed information reflects an imperfect world. Does that mean we are doomed? In Scary Smart , Mo Gawdat, the internationally bestselling author of Solve for Happy , draws on his considerable expertise to answer this question and to show what we can all do now to teach ourselves and our machines how to live better. With more than thirty years' experience working at the cutting-edge of technology and his former role as chief business officer of Google [X], no one is better placed than Mo Gawdat to explain how the Artificial Intelligence of the future works. By 2049 AI will be a billion times more intelligent than humans. Scary Smart explains how to fix the current trajectory now, to make sure that the AI of the future can preserve our species. This book offers a blueprint, pointing the way to what we can do to safeguard ourselves, those we love and the planet itself.
- Author: Mo Gawdat
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan (September 27, 2021)
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Computer Science
- ISBN: 978-1529077629
- Dimensions: 6.14 x 0.76 x 9.21 inches
8. West with Giraffes: A Novel
An emotional, rousing novel inspired by the incredible true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depression-era America. “Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes…” Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It’s 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Behind the wheel is the young Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow. Inspired by true events, the tale weaves real-life figures with fictional ones, including the world’s first female zoo director, a crusty old man with a past, a young female photographer with a secret, and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffes. Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time, and a story told before it’s too late.
- Author: Lynda Rutledge
- Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (February 1, 2021)
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Operating Systems
- ISBN: 978-1542023344
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches
9. School Zone - Big First Grade Workbook - Ages 6 to 7, 1st Grade, Beginning Reading, Parts of Speech, Basic Math, Word Problems, Time, Money, Fractions, and More (School Zone Big Workbook Series)
School Zone products shipped and sold by Amazon are genuine and authentic. Products sold by other sellers may be of lesser quality and are not guaranteed by School Zone. Find our complete line of educational resources at Amazon.com/SchoolZonePublishing. BOOK FEATURES 320 pages: 302 activity pages, 18 answer key pages For ages 6 to 7 7.75" x 10.75" pages with durable glossy cover Book has multiple sections with Parent notes for each: Time, Money & Fractions, Phonics & Spelling, Basic Math, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Colorful, kid friendly illustrations reinforce the lessons Easy directions and visual clues promote self-directed learning Concepts flow from easy to more difficult, and pages are perforated to easily tear out for individual worksheets AMAZING - Big First Grade Workbook has 300+ colorful exercises that make learning fun! These proven activities will help prepare your children for success by teaching first grade math and reading skills, with problem-solving in order of increasing difficulty for added reinforcement learning. Kids learn to read and build skills in phonics, vocabulary, first grade writing, spelling, reading comprehension, logic, story problem-solving, inference, and deduction all in this book. This is also an addition and subtraction workbook that teaches 1st grade math with place values, telling time, fun fractions and much more! With the colorful and kid friendly illustrations and easy directions and visual clues, this first grade workbook is fun and easy to use. The perforated pages make it easy to tear out and create individual worksheets, and each skill being practiced is listed at the bottom of each page to help keep track. When the Big 1st Grade Workbook is complete, you can fill out the included “Great Job! You're #1” certificate to reward a job well done. Hang it on the wall or fridge to display their achievement with pride. WORKBOOKS FOR KIDS - Using kids workbooks is a great way to improve learning. Writing by hand, as opposed to typing on a computer, fires up specific areas of a child's brain, improving their ability to not only remember what he or she learns but to think of new ideas. Completing physical pages also give a sense of accomplishment that’s hard to get from a digital product. This is a workbook kids are sure to enjoy! PREPARATION - Let us help you prepare your young children for the next grade level with our workbooks, flashcards, card games, early reader books, and online learning program – Anywhere Teacher. Keep kids "classroom ready" with these great supplemental learning tools and more! AWARD WINNING - School Zone content has won The Parents’ Choice Foundation Award, Tillywig Toy Awards, Brainchild Award, Family Choice Award, Mom's Choice Awards Honoring Excellence, Gold Star Toy Scholastic Parent and Child Award and many more. OUR STORY - More than 40 years ago, long-time educators James Hoffman, Ed.D., and his wife Joan Hoffman, M.A., began a retail supply outlet for teachers, then soon identified a need for at-home learning materials to help parents support and supplement their children’s classroom instruction. School Zone Publishing fast emerged as the market leader in workbooks and flashcards for preschoolers through sixth graders. School Zone remains family-owned, focused on excellence, responsive to customers, alert to emerging technology, and committed to the community. We continually update our products with new features and content, reflective of changing standards, evolving teaching methods, and overall best practices.
- Author: School Zone
- Publisher: School Zone Publishing; BIG Workbook edition (July 1, 1997)
- Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
- ISBN: 978-0887431470
- Dimensions: 10.75 x 7.75 x 0.75 inches
10. Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems
Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords? In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications. Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures
- Author: Martin Kleppmann
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (April 18, 2017)
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Databases & Big Data
- ISBN: 978-1449373320
- Dimensions: 7.01 x 1.24 x 9.17 inches