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How to Run a City Like Amazon, and Other Fables
What operating system does your city run on? After many months in the making, we are excited to announce the publication of our first book: How to Run a City Like Amazon, and Other Fables
books  cities 
november 2019 by philapple
How Mosquitoes Changed Everything
It turns out that, if you’re looking for them, the words “mosquitoes,” “fever,” “ague,” and “death” are repeated to the point of nausea throughout human history. (And before: Winegard suggests that, when the asteroid hit, dinosaurs were already in decline from mosquito-borne diseases.) Malaria laid waste to prehistoric Africa to such a degree that people evolved sickle-shaped red blood cells to survive it. The disease killed the ancient Greeks and Romans—as well as the peoples who tried to conquer them—by the hundreds of thousands, playing a major role in the outcomes of their wars.
books  history  read 
august 2019 by philapple
Micro Books
Learn design principles or quickly refresh your knowledge in minutes.
design  books 
august 2019 by philapple
Can Britain’s Top Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble?
The first Daunt Books, which opened in 1990, dazzled patrons the moment they walked in, though not because of its country-centric arrangement. It was the store itself, the long-shuttered home of an antiquarian bookseller, constructed in the Edwardian age, its oak shelves, galleries, balcony and skylight all gloriously intact.
books  read 
august 2019 by philapple
SHAPE UP
Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters
books  design  product 
july 2019 by philapple
Another Book on Data Science
If you have little programming experience, and want to learn it. If you know either R or Python, and want to learn the other.
books  python  data  resources  learn 
june 2019 by philapple
Pollen: the book is a program
Pollen is a publishing system that helps authors make functional and beautiful digital books.
books  tools  ebooks 
june 2019 by philapple
But How Do It Know
The basic principles of computers
books  computers  learn 
may 2019 by philapple
Libraries remain the only place where you can spend hours in a publicly-accessible building without being expected to spend money
Libraries remain the only place where you can spend hours in a publicly-accessible building without being expected to spend money. Parents come to entertain their children for free on wet days. People in poverty come for a warm place to sit. Libraries are a haven.
tweet  books  library  read 
may 2019 by philapple
The Feynman Lectures
Now, anyone with internet access and a web browser can enjoy reading a high quality up-to-date copy of Feynman's legendary lectures.
physics  science  books  learn 
may 2019 by philapple
Hello Web Books
Really Friendly Beginner Web Books
courses  textbooks  dev  books  design  learn 
may 2019 by philapple
The Undead Institute
Unique web development books for your learning enjoyment
learn  resources  webdev  books 
march 2019 by philapple
Designers & Books
Book lists and commentary from esteemed designers and architects
books  design  resources 
november 2018 by philapple
Pollen: the book is a program
Pollen is a publishing system that helps authors make functional and beautiful digital books.
books  ebooks  dev 
october 2017 by philapple
On Margins
On Margins is a podcast about making books, hosted by Craig Mod, who is winging it.
books  podcast 
may 2017 by philapple
Books That Are Never Done Being Written
Digital text is ushering in an era of perpetual revision and updating, for better and for worse
books  writing 
january 2012 by philapple

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