All Stars Technology Books

What Technology Wants
$14.90 $18.00
In this provocative book, one of today's most respected thinkers turns the conversation about technology on its head by viewing technology as a natural system, an extension of biological evolution. By mapping the behavior of life, we paradoxically get a glimpse at where technology is headed-or "what it wants." Kevin Kelly offers a dozen trajectories in the coming decades for this near-living system. And as we align ourselves with technology's agenda, we can capture its colossal potential. This visionary and optimistic book explores how technology gives our lives greater meaning and is a must-read for anyone curious about the future.
In this provocative book, one of today's most respected thinkers turns the conversation about technology on its head by viewing...
The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves
$11.20 $16.00
“More than anything else technology creates our world. It creates our wealth, our economy, our very way of being,” says W. Brian Arthur. Yet despite technology’s irrefutable importance in our daily lives, until now its major questions have gone unanswered. Where do new technologies come from? What constitutes innovation, and how is it achieved? Does technology, like biological life, evolve? In this groundbreaking work, pioneering technology thinker and economist W. Brian Arthur answers these questions and more, setting forth a boldly original way of thinking about technology. The Nature of Technology is an elegant and powerful theory of technology’s origins and evolution. Achieving for the development of technology what Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions did for scientific progress, Arthur explains how transformative new technologies arise and how innovation really works. Drawing on a wealth of examples, from historical inventions to the high-tech wonders of today, Arthur takes us on a mind-opening journey...
“More than anything else technology creates our world. It creates our wealth, our economy, our very way of being,” says...
Telepsychiatry and Health Technologies: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals
$69.00
Telepsychiatry and Health Technologies: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals is a practical guide for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals seeking to exploit the enormous potential of today s innovative digital technologies to improve the quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of care for patients with psychiatric disorders. Taking the doctor patient relationship as its consistent focus, the book explores currently available mental health care delivery technologies from telephony, smartphones, and apps to e-mail, secure texting, and videoconferencing and offers practical advice to clinicians on how best to make use of these tools to provide high-quality care to their patients. Beginning with an overview of current psychiatric practice, the authors cover the broader context of telepsychiatry, including its history and evidence base; give specific guidance on setting up and managing a telepsychiatry practice; and discuss in-person, online, and hybrid models of care, as well as data collection, electronic records, clinical documentation, and...
Telepsychiatry and Health Technologies: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals is a practical guide for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals...
Technology: Feats and Failures (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers)
$9.99
With every new feat, there is at least one big failure. Learn about some of the biggest technological feats and failures in human history in this fascinating nonfiction title that allows readers to discover some of the technological innovations that have made life easier. Featuring detailed images, charts, and graphs, informational text, and intriguing facts, children will be engaged and captivated from cover to cover!About Shell Education Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today,...
With every new feat, there is at least one big failure. Learn about some of the biggest technological feats and...
Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (MIT Press)
$18.99 $24.95
Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? In Robot-Proof, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover―to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot. A "robot-proof" education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students' minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society―a scientific proof,...
Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work...
Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America (Technology, Education-Connections (The TEC Series))
$29.95
The digital revolution in education is well under way, with more and more learners plugged into the online world. How can schools make the most of both the technology and the learning potential of today’s “born digital” students? In this new edition of their groundbreaking book, Collins and Halverson argue that new technologies have transformed our workplaces, our lives, and our culture and it is time we take the next step to transform learning―in and out of schools. The authors show how, over time, public schooling was so successful that it became synonymous with education. But new technologies risk making schools obsolete and this book explains why and how today’s educators, policymakers, and communities must adapt to provide all learners with access to the new learning tools of the 21st century. The insightful, Second Edition: Explains how our school systems need to embrace new technologies to address the opportunity gaps we face...
The digital revolution in education is well under way, with more and more learners plugged into the online world. How...
Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th Ed
$271.91 $440.00
Get your PE Mechanical Study Schedule and PE Mechanical Reference Manual index at ppi2pass.com/downloads.** New Practice Exams and Six-Minute Problem Books Now Available for New PE Mechanical Exams**The following new titles are available from the Publisher PPI on Amazon.  Free study schedules to support the new exams are available on ppi2pass.com.PE Mechanical HVAC and Refrigeration Practice Exam (MEHRPE), PE Mechanical Thermal and Fluids Systems Practice Exam (METSPE), and PE Mechanical Machine Design and Materials Practice Exam (MEMDPE).  HVAC and Refrigeration Six-Minute Problems (MEHRSX2), Thermal and Fluids Systems Six-Minute Problems(METSSX2), and Machine Design and Materials Six-Minute Problems (MEMDSX2).Comprehensive Mechanical Engineering Coverage You Can TrustThe Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive textbook for the Mechanical PE exam. This book’s time-tested organization and clear explanations start with the basics to help you quickly get up to speed on common mechanical engineering concepts. Together, the 76 chapters provide an in-depth review of NCEES Mechanical PE exam topics. The extensive index contains thousands of terms, most...
Get your PE Mechanical Study Schedule and PE Mechanical Reference Manual index at ppi2pass.com/downloads.** New Practice Exams and Six-Minute Problem...
Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation
$21.00 $32.00
If you think the phrase “going digital” is only relevant for industries like tech, media, and entertainment—think again. In fact, mobile, analytics, social media, sensors, and cloud computing have already fundamentally changed the entire business landscape as we know it—including your industry. The problem is that most accounts of digital in business focus on Silicon Valley stars and tech start-ups. But what about the other 90-plus percent of the economy?In Leading Digital, authors George Westerman, Didier Bonnet, and Andrew McAfee highlight how large companies in traditional industries—from finance to manufacturing to pharmaceuticals—are using digital to gain strategic advantage. They illuminate the principles and practices that lead to successful digital transformation. Based on a study of more than four hundred global firms, including Asian Paints, Burberry, Caesars Entertainment, Codelco, Lloyds Banking Group, Nike, and Pernod Ricard, the book shows what it takes to become a Digital Master. It explains successful transformation in a...
If you think the phrase “going digital” is only relevant for industries like tech, media, and entertainment—think again. In fact,...
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
$11.59 $17.00
Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones. Half of us would rather suffer a broken bone than a broken phone, and Millennial kids spend so much time in front of screens that they struggle to interact with real, live humans. In this revolutionary book, Adam Alter, a professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, tracks the rise of behavioral addiction, and explains why so many of today's products are irresistible. Though these miraculous products melt the miles that separate people across the globe, their extraordinary and sometimes damaging magnetism is no accident. The companies that design these products tweak...
Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least...
Dynamic Tensions
$9.99 $24.95
The early years of the 21st century find the IT industry struggling to balance a multitude of constituencies and work paradigms in a manner that assures adequate levels of enterprise security, personal privacy, mobility, economic viability and the sacrosanctness of human identity. This balance is not always self-evident. Nor does the continual barrage of industry advances suggest an imminent status quo looms near on the horizon.Here, in a series of essays dating back to the immediate aftermath of 911, that tackles these dynamic tensions in a clear and forthright manner with particular attention to the challenges and opportunities afforded by teleworking, new authentication protocols, health information security and other critical and cutting-edge issues.This collection is essential reading for any IT professional who wishes to engage the larger social context of Information Technology’s responsible place in an increasingly complex world.
The early years of the 21st century find the IT industry struggling to balance a multitude of constituencies and work...
Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education
$22.26
Timely and powerful, this book offers a new framework to elevate instructional practices with technology and maximize student learning. The T3 Framework helps teachers categorize students’ learning as translational, transformational, or transcendent, sorting through the low-impact applications to reach high-impact usage of technologies. Teachers and leaders will find: Examples of technology use at the translational, transformational, and transcendent levels Activities, guides, and prompts for deeper learning that move technology use to higher levels of the T3 Framework Evaluative rubrics to self-assess current technology use, establish meaningful goals, and track progress towards those goals
Timely and powerful, this book offers a new framework to elevate instructional practices with technology and maximize student learning. The...
Cement Production Technology: Principles and Practice
$179.95
This multidisciplinary title on cement production technology covers the entire process spectrum of cement production, starting from extraction and winning of natural raw materials to the finished products including the environmental impacts and research trends.
This multidisciplinary title on cement production technology covers the entire process spectrum of cement production, starting from extraction and winning...
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