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  • 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 ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • Ways of Being

    Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence

    by James Bridle ...
    'Heady, exhilarating, often astonishing' New York Times'Iridescently original, deeply disorientating and yet somehow radically hopeful ... worth reading and rereading' Brian Eno'Be prepared to re-evaluate your relationship with the amazing life forms with whom we share the planet. Fascinating, innovative and thought provoking: I thoroughly recommend Ways of Being' Dr Jane Goodall, DBERecent years ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Corporation Wars: Emergence

    by Ken MacLeod ...
    Series Book 1 - The Corporation Wars
    '[The Corporation Wars] is a tasty broth of ideas taking in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, the philosophy of law and disquisitions on military ethics.' - The Herald'MacLeod manages big Ideas (political and futurological) and propulsive action without short-changing either side of that classic science-fictional tension-of-opposites.' - LOCUSThe enemy is out in the open. The Reaction has ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Fundamentals of Software Architecture

    An Engineering Approach

    Salary surveys worldwide regularly place software architect in the top 10 best jobs, yet no real guide exists to help developers become architects. Until now. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of software architecture’s many aspects. Aspiring and existing architects alike will examine architectural characteristics, architectural patterns, component determination, diagramming and ... Read more

    $60.99 AUD

  • 2054

    A Novel

    ‘A pacy, gripping page-turner of a thriller . . . Don’t venture into the future without having read this book’ Andrew RobertsFrom the acclaimed authors of the runaway New York Times bestseller 2034 comes an explosive work of speculative fiction about a radical leap forward in artificial intelligence that combines with America’s violent partisan divide to create an existential threat to the... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • All Time High

    The Power of Cryptocurrencies and How to Invest the Right Way

    by Sydel Sierra ...
    Welcome to the World of Cryptocurrencies.An asset class that has proven to produce more millionaires than any other asset in human history-and faster!All Time High: The Power of Cryptocurrencies and How to Invest the Right Way is a comprehensive guide to enter this market as a complete beginner and prosper. Cryptocurrencies have the power to radically transform not only our financial lives, but ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible

    Series series Bible
    Advance your understanding of the Linux command line with this invaluable resourceLinux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible, 4th Edition is the newest installment in the indispensable series known to Linux developers all over the world. Packed with concrete strategies and practical tips, the latest edition includes brand-new content covering:Understanding the ShellWriting Simple Script ... Read more

    $55.99 AUD

  • Mastering Scrivener Themes

    Creating your personal digital writing environment

    by Antoni Dol ...
    Series Book 2 - Mastering Scrivener
    This book presents all the secrets of creating Themes going far beyond changing colors and settings in the Appearance Options dialog or even the QSS Stylesheet.The book digs deeper into creating Themes than any other tutorial or video. It tells you what you need, how to start, and what to change to create your Themes.Dig deep into the QT 6 platform, the developers used to write the software, and ... Read more

    $14.78 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Seen to Be Believed

    A tense and suspenseful crime thriller

    by Louisa Scarr ...
    Series Book 4 - Butler & West
    'Butler and West are fast becoming my favourite detective partnership... Addictive reading!' Alison Belsham, author of The Tattoo ThiefNothing is as it seems, for Butler and West.One spring evening, a mother and her children are brutally attacked in their home. The unprovoked and violent assault leaves DS Robin Butler and DC Freya West in the dark – the luxury items were left untouched and there ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Coming Wave

    The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the ultimate AI insider

    **A Sunday Times, Economist, Prospect and Financial Times Book of the Year******SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023**AI. SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY. QUANTUM COMPUTING. Everything is about to change. This is the only book you need to understand this new world.**From the ultimate AI insider, Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of DeepMind, part of Google.'Fascinating, well-written, and impo... ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • ITF+ CompTIA IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam FC0-U61)

    This fully updated study guide delivers 100% coverage of every topic on the CompTIA ITF+ IT Fundamentals examTake the CompTIA ITF+ IT Fundamentals exam with complete confidence using this bestselling and effective self-study system. Written by CompTIA certification and training experts, this authoritative guide explains foundational computer technologies in full detail. You’ll find learning ... Read more

    $64.99 AUD

  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

    A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives.In this dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show us how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. Modern life is constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

    The History and Future of Reading

    by Leah Price ...
    Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggeratedDo you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the curiosity to look beyond the day's news, the willingness ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

    Series series Very Short Introductions
    Over the past sixty years, the spectacular growth of the technologies associated with the computer is visible for all to see and experience. Yet, the science underpinning this technology is less visible and little understood outside the professional computer science community. As a scientific discipline, computer science stands alongside the likes of molecular biology and cognitive science as one ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Faking It

    Artificial Intelligence in a Human World

    by Toby Walsh ...
    A prescient analysis of what makes artificial intelligence so … artificialThe brave new world of faking it …Artificial intelligence is, as the name suggests, artificial and fundamentally different to human intelligence. Yet often the goal of AI is to fake human intelligence. This deceit has been there from the very beginning. We've been trying to fake it since Alan Turing answered the question ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Alan Turing: The Enigma

    by Andrew Hodges ...
    A new edition to celebrate Alan Turing's centenary, includes a new foreword by the author and a preface by Douglas Hofstadter.Alan Turing was the extraordinary Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma ciphers and transformed the Second World War. But his vision went far beyond this crucial achievement. Before the war he had formulated the concept of the universal ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Falls

    From the iconic #1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

    by Ian Rankin ...
    Series Book 1 - A Rebus Novel
    The twelfth Inspector Rebus bestseller - a powerfully gripping novel where past and present collide...From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES'This is, quite simply, crime writing of the highest order' DAILY EXPRESS'The unopposed champion of the British police procedural' GUARDIANA student has gone missing in Edinburgh. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Island

    by Ben Coes ...
    Series Book 9 - Dewey Andreas Thrillers
    Dewey Andreas is the last line of defence. The latest in the New York Times bestselling series from Ben Coes.America is about to face the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11. Iran has been planning revenge, with three goals in mind: assassinate the President. Bring America to its knees. And neutralize their most successful agent, Dewey Andreas.When the President arrives in New York to address ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Weapons of Math Destruction

    How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

    by Cathy O'Neil ...
    'A manual for the 21st-century citizen... accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Financial Times'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the YearIn this New York Times bestseller, Cathy O'Neil, one of the first champions of algorithmic accountability, sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Life 3.0

    Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    by Max Tegmark ...
    ***'*This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen HawkingTHE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEARSELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2018**AI is the future - but what will that future look like? Will superhuman intelligence be our slave, or become our god?Taking us to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Superintelligence

    Paths, Dangers, Strategies

    by Nick Bostrom ...
    The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking

    by Simon Singh ...
    The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum CryptographyFrom the best-selling author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book is a history of man’s urge to uncover the secrets of codes, from Egyptian puzzles to modern day computer encryptions.As in Fermat’s Last Theorem, Simon Singh brings life to an anstonishing story of puzzles, codes, languages and riddles that reveals man’s continual ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Sea of Rust

    The post-apocalyptic science fiction epic about AI and what makes us human

    *One of Financial Times' Best Books of 2017*"SEA OF RUST is a 40-megaton cruise missile of a novel - it'll blow you away and lay waste to your heart . . . visceral, relentless, breathtaking" Joe Hill, Sunday Times bestselling authorAn action-packed post-apocalyptic thriller from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic.Humankind is extinct. Wiped out in a global ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Accelerate

    The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

    Winner of the Shingo Publication AwardAccelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we've been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn't matter―that it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD