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Jeff Dean is an American computer scientist and software engineer. He is currently the lead of Google AI, Google's AI division
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Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder - Aug 31, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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This powerful and inspiring book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. ...
Jeff Dean
Feb 20, 2018
A very well-deserved award. If you want to learn more, I really enjoyed Tracy Kidder's book "Mountains Beyond Mountains" about Paul Farmer's work on improving healthcare in Haiti.      source
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013
Siddhartha Mukherjee - Oct 08, 2013
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Pulitzer Prize–winning authorSiddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer physician and researcher,selects the year’stop science and nature writing fromjournalists who dive into their fields with curiosity and passion, deliveringmust-read articlesfrom a wide array of fields....
Jeff Dean
Dec 28, 2017
Links to a bunch of great longer articles from 2017 on topics in science and technology. Reminds me of an online version of a book series I used to read every year called "The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013". You stumble across topics you wouldn't otherwise see.      source
The Box
How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author
Marc Levinson - Apr 04, 2016 (first published in 2006)
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In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. "The Box" tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the s...
Jeff Dean
Dec 27, 2017
@sarahookr Slight side note. If you want a great book about the invention of the shipping container and what impacts it had across many industries, I highly recommend "The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger" by Marc Levinson.      source
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