In his book Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West, acclaimed historian and TV presenter Michael Scott challenges our traditionally western-focused perception of the past, connecting Greco-Roman civilisation to the great rulers and empires that swept across Central Asia to India and China—resulting in a truly global vision of ancient history.
Creating Web Animations by Kirupa Chinnathambi (subtitled “Bringing Your UIs to Life”) is an enlightening guide book on creating awesome and effective UI animations. The book offers clear explanations so readers can have firm technical knowledge and ability to create beautiful animations using CSS. With practical examples, the book also demonstrates how to work on the most widely used UI patterns so readers learn how to solve a core problem related to UI animations.
Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming by Lentin Joseph is an advanced guide book of Robotics Operating System. The book is perfect for those with some basic in ROS and want to hone their robotics knowledge and ability. However, the book still offers a brief introduction to ROS with the basics knowledge in the first chapter to refresh the concepts and it can be really helpful for beginners.
Making Simple Robots by Kathy Ceceri (subtitled “Explore Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff”) is an informative tutorial book for those who want to learn making robots. This book starts with the very basic techniques and knowledge to help new comers in robotics. What makes this book special is how it explores the possibility of making fully functional robots with everyday stuffs around us.
Learning Ubuntu by Nathan Neil (subtitled “A Beginners Guide to Using Linux”) is a great guidebook for those who want to learn Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu is one of the most popular distros of Linux. For new users, this book provides simple, clear tutorials on how to get into Ubuntu Linux, from how to install the operating system and the basic knowledge to use it. The book ultimately useful for those who want to know how to manage VPS hostings using Ubuntu.
Drones the Complete Manual is an essential handbook for drone enthusiasts published in 2016 by Imagine Publishing. The book provides necessary information for those who are interested in drone technology. There are a lot of tips for all level of drone enthusiasts. It starts with the very basic, which is choosing the best and getting to know drones. The book then digs the usage potentials of drones, from productive works (photography and filming) to racing. It also covers the legal matters, what regulations should be taken into account when flying drones.
First released in 2017, Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin by David Birch is an enlightening book about money, how (digital) technology affects the system of money and economy, and the potential of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency) in the future. In this book, David Birch traces back to early history of money and how it has been progressing with the invention of newer technologies. He then evaluates the emerging cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) in this digital era and how it can be a smart system of money—money that understands us.
Linux Pocket Guide by Daniel J Barrett is a guidebook on Linux first released in 2004 and has been reissued several times. In short helpful guides, the book focuses on the most common, practical, and essential commands used in most Linux distros. For beginners this book provides helpful introduction to grasp the basics of Linux commands. For more experienced readers, this book will help them to sharpen and expand their programming ability with Linux.