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Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition): John V. Chelsom, Lawrence R.P. Reavill, Andrew... Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
John V. Chelsom, Lawrence R.P. Reavill, Andrew C. Payne
R1,514 R1,384 Discovery Miles 13 840 Save R130 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Significantly revised and updated, this second edition of "Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" is vital reading for all students of any of these subjects hoping to make it in the real world.

Increasingly, students of engineering, science and technology subjects are finding that their success depends as much on general management skills and understanding operational systems as on their technical expertise. This book offers students that all- important firm foundation in management training.

"Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" offers a practical and accessible introduction to management and provides a comprehensive guide to the management tools used in managing people and other resources. Part 1 includes a series of chapters on management applications and concepts, starting with basic issues such as 'What is a business?' and 'What is management?', continuing through management of quality, materials and new product development and concluding with examples of successful companies who provide good models of management. Part 2 considers human resource management and communications, introduces tools and techniques for managing machines and materials, examines financial management, describes the procedures and tools of project management, analyses the supply system and the processes of inventory control, studies business planning and marketing, and concludes with a new chapter on the management of SMEs.

The authors' significant experience in both teaching and industry provides valuable lessons in business management, and allows them to provide case studies with real insight.

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Hardcover): Jaron Lanier Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Hardcover)
Jaron Lanier 1
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer and 'high-tech genius' (Sunday Times) who first alerted us to the dangers of social media, explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and explains in ten simple arguments why liberating yourself from its hold will transform your life and the world for the better. Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together - it is tearing us apart. In Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier draws on his insider's expertise to explain precisely how social media works - by deploying constant surveillance and subconscious manipulation of its users - and why its cruel and dangerous effects are at the heart of its current business model and design. As well as offering ten simple arguments for liberating yourself from its addictive hold, his witty and urgent manifesto outlines a vision for an alternative that provides all the benefits of social media without the harm. So, if you want a happier life, a more just and peaceful world, or merely the chance to think for yourself without being monitored and influenced by the richest corporations in history, then the best thing you can do, for now, is delete your social media accounts - right now. You will almost certainly become a calmer and possibly a nicer person in the process.

Technology In Action - UNISA Custom Edition (Paperback): Technology In Action - UNISA Custom Edition (Paperback)
R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 In stock

We work with leading authors to develop the strongest learning experiences, bringing cutting-edge thinkingand best learning practice to a global market. We craft our print and digital resources to do more to helplearners not only understand their content, but to see it in action and apply what they learn, whether studyingor at work.

Pearson is the worlds leading learning company. Our portfolio includes Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, theFinancial Times and our educational business, Pearson International. We are also a leading provider ofelectronic learning programmes and of test development, processing and scoring services to educationalinstitutions, corporations and professional bodies around the world.

Pearson Custom Publishing enables our customers to access a wide and expanding range of market-leadingcontent from world-renowned authors and develop their own tailor-made book. You choose the content thatmeets your needs and Pearson Custom Publishing produces a high-quality printed book.

Teaching Science and Technology: Vol 2 (Paperback): Alex Larkin, Chris Haverly Teaching Science and Technology: Vol 2 (Paperback)
Alex Larkin, Chris Haverly
R119 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R18 (15%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

The South African National Commission on Higher Education has noted the shortage of skilled people in the fields of science and technology. The teaching of these subjects has been identified as an area of concern, and volume two of "Teaching Science and Technology" - a resource for training teachers at any level - seeks to address that. Throughout the book scientific knowledge is integrated with technological processes, and educators are shown how to enliven classes by applying science to everyday life in a practical way.

Advantage Play - Technologies that Changed Sporting History (Hardcover): Steve Haake Advantage Play - Technologies that Changed Sporting History (Hardcover)
Steve Haake
R486 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R122 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Advantage Play tells the dramatic stories of the key technological breakthroughs in four thousand years of sporting history used to gain an advantage in sport. Novel materials are never far away: rubber for rugby and tennis balls, carbon fibre for bikes and prosthetics, polyurethane for swimsuits. Breakthroughs crop up throughout history, not just for modern football boots but for the javelin of the ancient Greeks and even the original starting line at Olympia. Our obsession with sporting data is not new although our methods of collecting it is: phones, sensors and monitors. Together, these breakthroughs reveal that the way we design sports equipment has always been much the same. Rather than being a new thing, sports technology is actually as old as civilisation. Where will it all end? All current track and field events at the modern Olympic Games will reach their limit within a generation. With his 30 years as a sports engineer, Steve Haake shows that in a world where top performances are static, where we've found all the best athletes and deployed the best coaching methods, the one thing that might distinguish the winners from the losers is new technology.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Paperback): Klaus Schwab The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Paperback)
Klaus Schwab
R340 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R73 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum on how the impending technological revolution will change our lives We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history. Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see: commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver; 10% of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides. In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all.

The Great Kanawha Navigation (Paperback): Emory L. Kemp The Great Kanawha Navigation (Paperback)
Emory L. Kemp
R907 Discovery Miles 9 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The vision of a central waterway connecting tidewater Virginia with the Ohio River to rival the Erie Canal persisted for decades during the 19th century. The idea was at first fostered by the commonwealth of Virginia and then reincarnated as the Central Water Line, which was endorsed by the federal government. It was a grand vision, and though never implemented, the Great Kanawha Navigation nevertheless became a highly successful regionally controlled waterway that developed the rich resources of the Kanawha Valley. Emory Kemp has compiled a comprehensive history of navigation on the Great Kanawha River, detailing the industrial archaeology of this waterway from the early 19th century, and offering a detailed case study of a major 19th- and early 20th-century civil engineering project that would significantly advance the nation's industrial development.
Using the early unsuccessful attempts to connect the James River and western waters as a background, "The Great Kanawha Navigation" emphasizes technological innovation and construction of navigational structures on the river. With the river men championing open navigation during favorable stages of the river, and at the same time clamoring for controls to ensure navigation during periods of low flow, the Corps of Engineers responded with the concept of the movable dam to provide a cost-effective means of moving bulk cargo, especially coal, salt, lumber, cement, and chemicals, along nearly 100 miles of the Great Kanawha River. "The Great Kanawha Navigation" employed a series of ten locks and dams and became a laboratory for the use of movable dams in the United States, using first the French Chanoine shutter wicket dam and then the German Roller Gate dam. The innovative technology of the ten dams, the volume of freight carried and the management of the system by the Corps of Engineers made this one of the most significant public works in the nation. Each of the two systems provided cost-effective and environmentally sound means to tap the rich mineral resources of the Kanawha Valley. By any measure, the Great Kanawha Navigation has been one of the more successful ventures of the Corps of Engineers; Kemp has provided extensive photographs, illustrations, diagrams, and maps to further emphasize the construction of the various hydraulic structures. The result is an interesting and significant blend of biographical, technical, political, geographical, and industrial history that will delight historians of technology and the region.

Don't Be Evil - The Case Against Big Tech (Paperback): Rana Foroohar Don't Be Evil - The Case Against Big Tech (Paperback)
Rana Foroohar
R340 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R73 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From acclaimed Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst Rana Foroohar, comes this penetrating indictment of how today's biggest tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, and our minds.

Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all e-commerce in the US. Google and Apple operating systems run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - not the GEs and Toyotas of this world, but the digital titans. How did we get here? How did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? How did once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy, and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? In Don't Be Evil, Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar documents how Big Tech lost its soul - and became the new Wall Street.

Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access - won through nearly 30 years covering business and technology - she shows the true extent to which the 'Faang's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb any potential competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she reveals how these threats to our democracies, our livelihoods and our minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.

Learning about technology: Vol 2 (Paperback): Chris Haverly Learning about technology: Vol 2 (Paperback)
Chris Haverly
R157 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R24 (15%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days
#newpower (Paperback): Jeremy Heimans, Henry Timms #newpower (Paperback)
Jeremy Heimans, Henry Timms 1
R230 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R32 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For most of human history the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized, and then jealously guarded. Under this 'Old Power' we lived in a world of rulers and subjects.

Now, we all sense that something has changed. From #MeToo to Harvey Weinstein; Corbyn to Trump; from YouTube sensations to darker phenomena such as the emergence of ISIS – in our new hyper-connected world, ideas and movements can spread and flourish with astonishing force and speed.

In New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms confront the biggest story of our age and trace how New Power is the key to understanding where we are and will prosper in the 21st Century.

Drawing on examples from business, politics, popular culture and social justice, as well as case studies of organisations like LEGO and TED, they explain the forces that are changing the course of our age.

In a world increasingly shaped by New Power, this book will show you how to shape your future.

Techniques for Capital Expenditure Analysis (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Thorne Techniques for Capital Expenditure Analysis (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Thorne
R5,473 Discovery Miles 54 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work examines the most important techniques for analyzing the profitability of capital investments. It discusses time value mechanics and financial concepts, including discounted cash flow, return on investment, incremental analysis, cash flow tables, income taxes, depreciation, cost of capital and risk analysis. It provides a broad introduction to project evaluation and data needs.;This book is intended for: cost, project, design, mechanical, chemical, industrial, electronic, electrical and construction engineers; project and budget managers; cost estimators and controllers; planners and schedulers; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these discipline

Mobinomics - Mxit And Africa's Mobile Revolution (Paperback): Alan Knott-Craig, Gus Silber Mobinomics - Mxit And Africa's Mobile Revolution (Paperback)
Alan Knott-Craig, Gus Silber 1
R10 R8 Discovery Miles 80 Save R2 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In these crisscrossing threads are woven the fabric of a community, a society, an economy, a nation. And beyond that, the world itself. But the technology isn't the dream. The dream is what you can do with it.' Three revolutions changed the face of South Africa, the economic powerhouse of the African continent, in 1994. The first was democracy, as millions of newly-enfranchised citizens went to the polls to elect a new government. The second was the internet, bringing information, learning and entertainment into millions of homes. But the real signal of change in the air was the arrival of an electronic device that would put undreamed-of power into the hands of the people. The cellular phone. In a country where less than four per cent of the population had access to a landline phone, mobile telephony opened the gateway to new ways and new worlds of communication. Today, more than 90 per cent of South Africans own at least one mobile phone, and they're not just using them to talk to each other. Mobiles have become tools of education, entrepreneurship, trade, empowerment, activism, media and upliftment. With the advent of the mobile internet, mobiles have also become the hubs of the most powerful force in modern communication. The social network, bringing people together in an interchange of ideas, opinions, chatter and commerce that is changing the way we understand and define communities. This is the story of the biggest and fastest-growing social network in Africa. A network that took shape in the townships of the Western Cape and has grown to be part of the lives of more than 50 million users in 120 countries, sending more than 23 billion messages a month. This is the story of Mxit. A cultural force, a community of millions, with its own economy, its own infrastructure, its own language and its own traditions. This is the story of Mobinomics, the new economy of mobile, and how it is connecting people and changing lives. Read it and learn. Read it and understand. Read it and be moved by the power of mobile.

Harper's Hydraulic Tables for the Flow of Water in Circular Pipes (Hardcover): Joseph H. Harper Harper's Hydraulic Tables for the Flow of Water in Circular Pipes (Hardcover)
Joseph H. Harper
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Transportation Department of the Pennsylvania (Hardcover): Pennsylvania... Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Transportation Department of the Pennsylvania (Hardcover)
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Theory of the Flexure and Strength of Rectangular Flat Plates Applied (Hardcover): Henry Turner Eddy The Theory of the Flexure and Strength of Rectangular Flat Plates Applied (Hardcover)
Henry Turner Eddy
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Theory of the Flexure and Strength of Rectangular Flat Plates Applied (Paperback): Henry Turner Eddy The Theory of the Flexure and Strength of Rectangular Flat Plates Applied (Paperback)
Henry Turner Eddy
R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Norris's Hand-Book for Locomotive Engineers and Machinists (Hardcover): Septimus. Norris Norris's Hand-Book for Locomotive Engineers and Machinists (Hardcover)
Septimus. Norris
R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Homburg-Spa - An Introduction to Its Waters and Their Use (Hardcover): Carolus Fridericus Arnoldus Schetelig Homburg-Spa - An Introduction to Its Waters and Their Use (Hardcover)
Carolus Fridericus Arnoldus Schetelig
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Introductory Essay to the Study of Fortification for Young Officers of the Army (Hardcover): Hector Straith Introductory Essay to the Study of Fortification for Young Officers of the Army (Hardcover)
Hector Straith
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thing Explainer - Complicated Stuff In Simple Words (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): Randall Munroe Thing Explainer - Complicated Stuff In Simple Words (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Randall Munroe 1
R591 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R201 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro.

It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words.

Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what w ould happen if we heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button?

In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and many, many more. Funny, interesting, and alw ays understandable, this book is for anyone -- age 5 to 105 -- who has ever wondered how things work, and why.

What Every Engineer Should Know about Inventing (Hardcover): William H. Middendorf What Every Engineer Should Know about Inventing (Hardcover)
William H. Middendorf
R2,066 Discovery Miles 20 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides the reader with the information they need to develop into a person who seeks creative opportunities and responds with elegant inventions. It is intended for young inventor and to all those who have the talent and the desire to invent.

Engineering Science, N4 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): C.L. Moolman Engineering Science, N4 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
C.L. Moolman
R306 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R47 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Apocalypse How? - Technology and the Threat of Disaster (Hardcover, Main): Oliver Letwin Apocalypse How? - Technology and the Threat of Disaster (Hardcover, Main)
Oliver Letwin 1
R415 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R89 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Entertaining and insightful' -- Evening Standard 'One of the most important books of the year... Compelling' Jamie Bartlett, Literary Review 'Timely' -- New Statesman As the world becomes better connected and we grow ever more dependent on technology, the risks to our infrastructure are multiplying. Whether it's a hostile state striking the national grid (like Russia did with Ukraine in 2016) or a freak solar storm, our systems have become so interlinked that if one part goes down the rest topple like dominoes. In this groundbreaking book, former government minister Oliver Letwin looks ten years into the future and imagines a UK in which the national grid has collapsed. Reliant on the internet, automated electric cars, voice-over IP, GPS, and the internet of things, law and order would disintegrate. Taking us from high-level government meetings to elderly citizens waiting in vain for their carers, this book is a wake up call for why we should question our unshakeable faith in technology. But it's much more than that: Letwin uses his vast experience in government to outline how businesses and government should respond to catastrophic black swan events that seem distant and implausible - until they occur.

Life in a Technocracy - What It Might Be Like (Paperback, New Ed): Harold Loeb Life in a Technocracy - What It Might Be Like (Paperback, New Ed)
Harold Loeb
R460 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The origins of technocracy are shrouded in controversy, but most of its leaders were inspired by their association with the social critic Thorstein Veblen between 1919 and 1921. Harold Loeb, an expatriate in Paris in the 1920s, was one of the more accomplished and interesting of the technocrats. In Life in a Technocracy, now a twentieth-century utopian classic, he expounds on the merits of creating a utopian society through technocracy, predicting the future of art, education, religion, and government under the leadership of technical professionals.

The Airway to Everywhere - A History of All American Aviation, 1937-1953 (Paperback): W. David Lewis, William F. Trimble The Airway to Everywhere - A History of All American Aviation, 1937-1953 (Paperback)
W. David Lewis, William F. Trimble
R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book chronicles the history of All American Aviation of western Pennsylvania, a commercial airline pioneer. The brainchild of self-styled inventor Dr. Lytle S. Adams and Richard C. du Pont, the company began as an airmail delivery carrier, taking advantage of the Experimental Air Mail Act passed by Congress in 1938. "T""he Airway to Everywhere "relates the exciting early days of airmail delivery--hair-raising tales of courageous pilots who scooped mail bags tethered to wires strung between poles on makeshift airfields. The story of this airline is placed within the context a typical twentieth-century American business pattern-where technological innovation is followed by development and commercial application, followed by government subsidies and corporate takeovers. In that vein, All American Aviation would become Allegheny Airlines, and later, U.S. Air.

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