Biography & Autobiography

Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio

Author: Danny Gregory

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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To an outsider, the world of ham radio is one of basement transmitters, clunky microphones, Morse code, and crackly, possibly clandestine, worldwide communications, a world both mysterious and geeky. But the real story is a lot more interesting: indeed, there are more than two million operators worldwide, including people like Walter Cronkite and Priscilla Presley. Gandhi had a ham radio, as do Marlon Brando and Juan Carlos, king of Spain. Hello World takes us on a seventy-year odyssey through the world of ham radio. From 1927 until his death in 2001, operator Jerry Powell transmitted radio signals from his bedroom in Hackensack, New Jersey, touring the worlds most remote locations and communicating with people from Greenland to occupied Japan. Once he made contact with a fellow ham operator, he exchanged postcards known as QSLs cards with them. For seven decades, Powell collected hundreds of these cards, documenting his fascinating career in amateur radio and providing a dazzling graphic inventory of people and places far flung. This book is both an introduction to the fascinating world of ham and a visual feast for anyone interested in the universal language of graphic design.
Science

Hello World

Author: Hannah Fry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 109

‘One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms. . .deserves a place on the bestseller charts.’ (The Times) You are accused of a crime. Who would you rather determined your fate – a human or an algorithm? An algorithm is more consistent and less prone to error of judgement. Yet a human can look you in the eye before passing sentence. Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a not-too-distant future where machines rule supreme, making important decisions – in healthcare, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go even who we send to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want? Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. In Hello World she lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrates their power, exposes their limitations, and examines whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing. A BBC RADIO 4: BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE AND 2018 ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE
Design

Hello World

Author: Alice Rawsthorn

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 336

View: 819

Our gadgets, appliances, and cars are sleeker and more elegant than they’ve ever been; in our free time, we trawl the internet for pictures of flawless minimalist interiors; and even the great industrialist of our time—Steve Jobs—is admired more for his visual savvy than his technological inventiveness. And yet with Instagram and Pinterest at our fingers and great design more available—and more affordable—than ever, we’ve had no guidebook to this ever-fascinating field. Though it’s an inescapable part of our lives, there has been no single book that could, in one fell swoop, tell us everything we need to know about design. Enter Hello World. The design critic for the International Heard Tribune, Alice Rawsthorn has spent many years reckoning with the history of design and with its place in contemporary life, and Hello World is the extraordinary summation of her research and reporting. Rawsthorn takes us on a trip through design that ranges across continents and centuries, and wherever she goes, she discovers inspiring, thrilling examples of resourcefulness, inventiveness, and sheer vision. From the macabre symbol with which eighteenth-century pirates terrorized their victims into surrender, to one woman’s quest for the best prosthetic legs, to the evolution of the World Cup soccer ball, Hello World describes how warlords, scientists, farmers, hackers, activists, and professional designers have used the complex, often elusive process of design to different ends throughout history. Hailed as a “rapid-fire and illuminating ode to contemporary design†? (Telegraph) and “an extremely readable tour of the subject†? (Financial Times), Hello World is a major work that radically broadens our understanding of what design can mean, and explains how we can use it to make sense of our ever-changing universe.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Hello, World! Pets

Author: Jill McDonald

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

View: 604

The latest in the hit Hello, World! board book series teaches toddlers all about different pet types and how kids can be the best animal companions ever, with easy-to-understand facts about cats, dogs, rabbits, and even less fuzzy pets, such as fish, frogs, and lizards. Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms ("Fish have lived on Earth since before the dinosaurs!") and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. It's a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series: •Solar Sytem •Weather •Birds •Dinosaurs •My Body •How Do Apples Grow? •Ocean Life •Backyard Bugs •Moon Landing •Arctic Animals
History

Hello world!

Author: Sten Möllerström

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 172

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Juvenile Nonfiction

Hello, World! Backyard Bugs

Author: Jill McDonald

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 212

Hello, World! is a series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to their babies and toddlers. Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them! Told in simple terms and accompanied by bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning easy for young children and offers useful prompts to the adult reader in order to help them engage with their child on each page. Every young child loves to look at bugs. Now they can learn all about the insects in their backyards—with colors, sounds, sizes, and super-simple facts (“Chomp! A bright red ladybug munches on a leaf. Point to each of its spots.”). It’s a perfect way to bring the outside world of natural science into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Hello, World! Moon Landing

Author: Jill McDonald

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

View: 494

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with the next book in the hit nonfiction board book series Hello, World! All young children love to look up at the moon. Now here's a board book that teaches them all about the first moon landing, with easy-to-understand details about the Apollo 11 astronauts, the NASA team, spacesuits, the rocket modules, and the world's celebration after the successful mission. Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms ("An astronaut's job is to travel into space") and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! is a perfect way to bring science, nature, and culture into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series: Solar System, Weather, Backyard Bugs, Birds, Dinosaurs, My Body, How Do Apples Grow?, and Ocean Life.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Hello, World! Dinosaurs

Author: Jill McDonald

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

View: 894

All young children love dinosaurs. Now here’s a board book that teaches toddlers all about Triceratops, Stegosaurus, T-rex, and many more—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts. Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms (“T. rex’s arms were very small, even though its body was large”) and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each sturdy page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. It’s a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series: Solar System, Weather, Backyard Bugs, Birds, and My Body.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Hello, World! My Body

Author: Jill McDonald

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

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Young children are fascinated by their eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and toes. Now here’s a board book that teaches toddlers all about the human body, with shapes, sizes, colors, and super-simple facts. Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each sturdy page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. ("How many fingers can you count on each hand?") It's a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series: Solar System, Weather, Backyard Bugs, Birds, and Dinosaurs.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Hello, World! How Do Apples Grow?

Author: Jill McDonald

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

View: 425

Young children love to eat apples. Now here's a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about how apples grow—from seed to sapling to tree to applesauce! Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms ("Apple seeds start to grow when they are planted in soil and given sunlight, water, and fresh air") and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! is a perfect way to bring science, nature, and culture into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series: Solar System, Weather, Backyard Bugs, Birds, Dinosaurs, My Body, and Ocean Life.