Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021



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. A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021

A best-selling author, neuroscientist, and computer engineer unveils a theory of intelligence that will revolutionize our understanding of the brain and the future of AI.   For all of neuroscience's advances, we've made little progress on its biggest question: How do simple cells in the brain create intelligence? Jeff Hawkins and his team discovered that the brain uses map-like structures to build a model of the world - not just one model, but hundreds of thousands of models of everything we know. This discovery allows Hawkins to answer important questions about how we perceive the world, why we have a sense of self, and the origin of high-level thought.  A Thousand Brains heralds a revolution in the understanding of intelligence. It is a big-think book, in every sense of the word. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Jeff Hawkins
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Computer Science, AI & Machine Learning, Intelligence & Semantics

                 

2. How to Be Fine: What We Learned by Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021

A humorous and insightful look into what advice works, what doesn't, and what it means to transform yourself, by the co-hosts of the popular By the Book podcast. In each episode of their podcast By the Book , Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer take a deep dive into a different self-help book, following its specific instructions, rules, and advice to the letter. From diet and productivity to decorating to social interactions, they try it all, record themselves along the way, then share what they’ve learned with their devoted and growing audience of fans who tune in. Before they began their podcast, Jolenta wanted to believe the promises of self-help books, while Kristen was very much the skeptic. They embraced their differences of opinion, hoping they’d be good for laughs and downloads. But in the years since launching the By the Book , they’ve come to realize their show is about much more than humor. In fact, reading and following each book’s advice has actually changed and improved their lives. Thanks to the show, Kristen penned the Amish romance novel she’d always joked about writing, traveled back to her past lives, and she broached some difficult conversations with her husband about their marriage. Jolenta finally memorized her husband’s phone number, began tracking her finances, and fell in love with cutting clutter.  In How to Be Fine , Jolenta and Kristen synthesize the lessons and insights they’ve learned and share their experiences with everyone. How to Be Fine is a thoughtful look at the books and practices that have worked, real talk on those that didn’t, and a list of philosophies they want to see explored in-depth. The topics they cover include: Getting off your device Engaging in positive self-talk Downsizing Admitting you're a liar Meditation Going outside Getting in touch with your emotions Seeing a therapist Part memoir, part prescriptive handbook, this honest, funny, and heartfelt guide is like a warm soul-baring conversation with your closest and smartest friends. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Jolenta Greenberg
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Internet & Social Media, Podcasts & Webcasts

                 

3. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021

A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades. And the solutions they've found have much to teach us. In a dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian (who holds degrees in computer science, philosophy, and poetry, and works at the intersection of all three) and Tom Griffiths (a UC Berkeley professor of cognitive science and psychology) show how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. They explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one's inbox to understanding the workings of human memory, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.

  • Author: Brian Christian
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership, Decision-Making & Problem Solving

                 

4. Encyclopaedia Eorzea ~The World of Final Fantasy XIV~ Volume II


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021

The second volume of the official Final Fantasy XIV lore books, written and compiled by the Final Fantasy XIV development team! Packed with art and information, this full-color, hardcover volume presents a panoramic overview of the world of Eorzea and its inhabitants. The world of Final Fantasy XIV has grown to encompass not only the untraversed corners of Eorzea, but the far-reaching lands of an entire new continent to the east. With new horizons come new discoveries, and so it is with great pleasure that we bring you the second volume of Square Enix’s best-selling Encyclopaedia Eorzea , containing hundreds of pages of newly compiled information on the realms we proudly call our second home.   Dedicated to those for whom the pursuit of knowledge is a never-ending journey.   Includes an exclusive bonus item code for an in-game item, Matoya’s Hat (head gear)!

  • Author: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix Books (April 12, 2022)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Other Media
  • ISBN: 978-1646091430

                 

5. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021

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

                 



6. Crafting Interpreters


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021

Despite using them every day, most software engineers know little about how programming languages are designed and implemented. For many, their only experience with that corner of computer science was a terrifying "compilers" class that they suffered through in undergrad and tried to blot from their memory as soon as they had scribbled their last NFA to DFA conversion on the final exam. That fearsome reputation belies a field that is rich with useful techniques and not so difficult as some of its practitioners might have you believe. A better understanding of how programming languages are built will make you a stronger software engineer and teach you concepts and data structures you'll use the rest of your coding days. You might even have fun. This book teaches you everything you need to know to implement a full-featured, efficient scripting language. You’ll learn both high-level concepts around parsing and semantics and gritty details like bytecode representation and garbage collection. Your brain will light up with new ideas, and your hands will get dirty and calloused. Starting from main(), you will build a language that features rich syntax, dynamic typing, garbage collection, lexical scope, first-class functions, closures, classes, and inheritance. All packed into a few thousand lines of clean, fast code that you thoroughly understand because you wrote each one yourself.

  • Author: Robert Nystrom
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming

                 

7. The Personal Internet Address & Password Logbook (removable cover band for security)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021

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

                 

8. Trapped in a Video Game (Volume 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021

Kids who love video games will love this first installment of the new 5-book series about 12-year old Jesse Rigsby and the wild adventures he encounters inside different video games. Age Level: 8-12 Grade Level: 3rd and up   Jesse Rigsby hates video games—and for good reason. You see, a video game character is trying to kill him. After getting sucked in the new game Full Blast with his friend Eric, Jesse starts to see the appeal of vaporizing man-size praying mantis while cruising around by jet pack. But pretty soon, a mysterious figure begins following Eric and Jesse, and they discover they can't leave the game. If they don't figure out what's going on fast, they'll be trapped for good!

  • Author: Dustin Brady
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Illustrated edition (April 10, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1449494865
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches

                 

9. Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021

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

                 

10. 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)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Computers & Technology - August 2021

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