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Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. An American startup that promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, Uber instead built a new template for employment using algorithms and Internet platforms. Upending our understanding of work in the digital age, Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss.... more...

Research on driver behaviour over the past two decades has clearly demonstrated that the goals and motivations a driver brings to the driving task are important determinants for driver behaviour. The objective of the "Driver Behaviour and Training" volumes, and of the conference on which they are based, is to describe and discuss recent advances in the study of this important area. It bridges the gap between practitioners in road safety and... more...

Use of big data has proven to be beneficial within many different industries, especially in the field of engineering; however, infiltration of this type of technology into more traditional heavy industries, such as the railways, has been limited. Innovative Applications of Big Data in the Railway Industry is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the utilization of data sets in the railway industry. Featuring... more...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s only authorized book revealing the inside track on his final year of racing and retirement from the driver’s seat. “Time was running out on my charade… My secrets were about to be exposed to the world.” It was a seemingly minor crash at Michigan International Speedway in June 2016 that ended the day early for Dale Earnhardt Jr. What he didn’t know was that it would also end his driving for the... more...

Car Marques is the most detailed and comprehensive guide to car badges ever published. In 224 pages it reveals the history and design of over 90 marques from around the world, each with color illustrations and annotated diagrams. British motoring journalist Simon Heptinstall, who helped launch BBC Top Gear magazine, describes each badge, details the story behind it, and uncovers snippets of information that will delight motoring... more...


Increasing consolidation in the international aviation industry has lead to the loss of yet another famous name when in early 2001, the last of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11s was rolled out. This title is a fitting tribute to the last of a long and famous line of aircraft to carry the McDonnell Douglas name. The MD-11 was a follow-on to the DC-10 and proved less successful in terms of numbers produced. However, it has seen service with many airlines and... more...

Botanical and scientific illustration share many common themes—the meticulous observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering, and the accuracy of color are all intrinsic to this niche genre of art. In this beautiful book, Sarah Jane Humphrey explains the techniques of the botanical artist, but also introduces ideas for scientific illustration, so that the illustrator has a fuller understanding when rendering the... more...

Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots, and incidentally it will have applications in almost any robotics project. Why Arduino? Makers know Arduinos and their accessories, they are... more...

Tells the story of a laser technology that will have a big impact on society and the brilliant innovators responsible for its development Lidar--a technology evolved from radar, but using laser light rather than microwaves--has found an astounding range of applications, none more prominent than its crucial role in enabling self-driving cars. This accessible introduction to a fascinating and increasingly vital technology focuses on the engaging human... more...

Written to replace and extend Torr's Ancient Ships, this generously illustrated underwater Bible" traces the art and technology of Mediterranean ships and seamanship from their first crude stages (about 3000 B.C.) to the heyday of the Byzantine fleets. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...