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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@bioinformer @ayirpelle @AmandaLynGunn @Kyle_Ireton Years ago, when I was first starting to ride and commute, I found the book Effective Cycling by John Forester very good. Covers lots of tips for staying safe cycling in traffic, how to do repairs, etc. Highly recommended. – source
A riveting non-fiction narrative, Mountains Beyond Mountains shares the inspiring true story of Paul Farmer, a gifted doctor and Harvard professor who believes that the only real nation is humanity. Farmer’s extraordinary dedication to curing infectious diseases and bringing modern medicine to those who need it most takes readers on a journey from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia. With the help of Partners in Health, the Gates Foundation, and others, Farmer shows how radical change can be fostered and how a meaningful life can be created based on hope and an understanding of the truth that beyond every problem there lies another mountain to climb.
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
Discover top science and nature writing of 2013 with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee. Articles from a diverse range of fields showcase journalists who explore their passions with curiosity and expertise. A must-read for anyone interested in science and nature.
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" is a fascinating account of how a simple idea - container shipping - revolutionized global trade. The book traces the creation of the container, the struggles it faced before gaining widespread adoption, and the massive economic consequences of its success. Readers will discover the story behind containerization and the visionary entrepreneur, Malcom McLean, who made it possible. From private investors to port negotiations, author Marc Levinson delves deep into the history of the shipping container and how it transformed economic geography across the world. This comprehensive history is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of trade, transportation, and logistics.
@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