Author: Michael Lopp
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
As a software engineer, you recognize at some point that there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Is it time to become a manager? Tell your boss he’s a jerk? Join that startup? Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Netscape, and Symantec in Being Geek -- an insightful and entertaining book that will help you make better career decisions. With more than 40 standalone stories, Lopp walks through a complete job life cycle, starting with the job interview and ending with the realization that it might be time to find another gig. Many books teach you how to interview for a job or how to manage a project successfully, but only this book helps you handle the baffling circumstances you may encounter throughout your career. Decide what you're worth with the chapter on "The Business" Determine the nature of the miracle your CEO wants with "The Impossible" Give effective presentations with "How Not to Throw Up" Handle liars and people with devious agendas with "Managing Werewolves" Realize when you should be looking for a new gig with "The Itch"
The Internship Bible
Author: Mark Oldman, Samer Hamadeh, Princeton Review
Publisher: The Princeton Review
Lists internship opportunities in a variety of fields, giving information about selectivity, compensation, deadlines, and duration.
Explains how to create cover letters that get read and includes over one hundred sample cover letters.
An industry insider explains why there is so much bad software—and why academia doesn't teach programmers what industry wants them to know. Why is software so prone to bugs? So vulnerable to viruses? Why are software products so often delayed, or even canceled? Is software development really hard, or are software developers just not that good at it? In The Problem with Software, Adam Barr examines the proliferation of bad software, explains what causes it, and offers some suggestions on how to improve the situation. For one thing, Barr points out, academia doesn't teach programmers what they actually need to know to do their jobs: how to work in a team to create code that works reliably and can be maintained by somebody other than the original authors. As the size and complexity of commercial software have grown, the gap between academic computer science and industry has widened. It's an open secret that there is little engineering in software engineering, which continues to rely not on codified scientific knowledge but on intuition and experience. Barr, who worked as a programmer for more than twenty years, describes how the industry has evolved, from the era of mainframes and Fortran to today's embrace of the cloud. He explains bugs and why software has so many of them, and why today's interconnected computers offer fertile ground for viruses and worms. The difference between good and bad software can be a single line of code, and Barr includes code to illustrate the consequences of seemingly inconsequential choices by programmers. Looking to the future, Barr writes that the best prospect for improving software engineering is the move to the cloud. When software is a service and not a product, companies will have more incentive to make it good rather than “good enough to ship."
The internship bible
Author: Mark Oldman, Samer Hamadeh, Princeton Review (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton Review
The Biggest, Most Up-to-Date Source of Internship Information Available Anywhere No other book offers you so many chances to launch a distinguished career with a successful internship. Whether you want to helpIBMresearchers develop new technology, conduct tours at theMetropolitan Museum of Art, or accompany a writer fromRolling Stoneon assignment, you'll find everything you need to know to do it. Researched and Written by The Internship Informants Mark Oldman and Samer Hamadeh have turned investigating internships into a full-time job. They've surveyed and interviewed hundreds of interns, internship coordinators, and career placement counselors to locate prime opportunities across the country. They are the only nationally recognized experts on internships and the founders of Vault Inc., a leading authority and resource for career information. All the Information You Need This annually updated guide gives you the most current information on more than 100,000 internships. You can conduct a complete internship search by using the comprehensive information in these pages. You'll find opportunities with the nation's most prominent companies. Included throughout the book are special sections that give you professional advice on letter writing and interviewing, as well as exclusive interviews with famous former interns like Jodie Foster and George Stephanopoulos.
Author: David G. Gilbert
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
How to Read a Paper
Author: Trisha Greenhalgh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses. How to Read a Paper is a standard text for medical and nursing schools as well as a friendly guide for everyone wanting to teach or learn the basics of evidence-based medicine.
The Wonder of Aging
Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Bestselling author and psychologist Michael Gurian, who's guided readers through the world of raising children, turns his attention to aging in this comprehensive, holistic look at the emotional, spiritual, and physical dimensions of life after 50, showing how the reader can learn to embrace and celebrate life as they age"--
Discover functional training like you’ve never seen or experienced! This training is easy, fast and fun and it will revolutionize your health and athletic performance. It will become a new way of life! Functional training is a scientific method for personal training, workouts at the gym, at home or outdoors. The book is divided into three parts: The first, theoretical part explains the ‘why’ at the foundation of functional training; the second, practical part contains bodyweight exercises and exercises with various tools (sandbags, medicine ball, kettlebells). The final section proposes several specific training programs for strength, hypertrophy and weight loss. Welcome to the revolution in functional training! Get your focus and follow it!
Presents a general overview of fossils and minerals from the differing perspectives of geology, paleontology, and collecting.
The Coroner's Lunch
Author: Colin Cotterill
Publisher: Soho Press
Laos, 1978: Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old medical doctor, has unwillingly been appointed the national coroner of the new socialist Laos. His lab is underfunded, his boss is incompetent, and his support staff is quirky, to say the least. But Siri’s sense of humor gets him through his often frustrating days. When the body of the wife of a prominent politician comes through his morgue, Siri has reason to suspect the woman has been murdered. To get to the truth, Siri and his team face government secrets, spying neighbors, victim hauntings, Hmong shamans, botched romances, and other deadly dangers. Somehow, Siri must figure out a way to balance the will of the party and the will of the dead.
Toshiko Tomura is a genius; the darling of the intelligentsia. A modern-day Michelangelo, this twenty year-old is already an established international stage actress, an up-and-coming architect, and the next recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize as Japan's best new writer. Her actions make headlines in the papers, and inspire radio and television programming. And like many great talents, her troubled past is what motivates her to greatness. She has the amazing ability to emulate the talents of others. Toshiko is also the mastermind behind a series of murders. The ultimate mimic, she has plagiarized, blackmailed, stolen and replicated the works of scores of talents. And now as her star is rising within the world of the elites and powerful she has amassed a long list of enemies frustrated by the fact that she has built critical and financial acclaim for nothing more than copying others' work. Neglected as a child, she is challenging the concepts of gender inequality while unleashing her loneliness upon the world as she climbs the social ladder one body at a time. One of Osamu Tezuka's most wicked tales, The Book of Human Insects renders the 70's as a brutal and often polarizing bug-eat-bug world, where only those willing to sell their soul to the masses and become something less than human are capable of achieving their wildest dreams
Mapping the First World War
Author: Peter Chasseaud, Imperial War Museum
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Follow the First World War from 1914 to 1918 through a fascinating collection of historical maps, expert commentary and photographs.
My Atlas of the Human Body
Author: Benoit Delalandre, Benjamin Chaud, Jérémy Clapin
Publisher: Tanglewuld Press
Learn about the human body in this comprehensive spiral-bound atlas. Everything is covered from the bones and muscles of the body to the working of the brain; from hormones, adolescence and puberty to physical health and emotional well-being.
I Am Your Mirror
Author: Matteo Rizzato, Davide Donelli
Publisher: Blossoming Books
Mirror neurons are one of the most extraordinary discoveries of contemporary neuroscience. They explain, on a scientific level, why we understand other people's behavior to a deep degree. They were discovered by Professor Giacomo Rizzolatti, who wrote the preface to this book. Our aim here is to provide basic knowledge of the key concepts of this discovery through the use of clear language and many illustrations. The book also covers the effects of mirror neurons in our daily lives and in the mechanisms that regulate social interactions, so we can learn how to handle them in a more effective way.