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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why …



People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors…

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World


New York Times bestselling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk shares hard-won advice on how to connect with customers and beat the competition. A mash-up of the best elements of Crush It! and The Thank You Economy with a fresh spin, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook is a blueprint to social media marketing strategies that really works. 

When managers and marketers outline their social media strategies, they plan for the “right hook”—their next sale or campaign that’s going to…

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Wi…



Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It’s Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO.

The company’s new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced.

With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy…

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide



Pass the First Time.

The CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-401 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201 and SY0-301 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it.

After a comprehensive review by ProCert Labs, the SY0-401 version has been certified as CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC) and covers every aspect of the SY0-401 exam. It includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of…

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts



The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda™ including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character…

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam


Validate your AWS skills. 

This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud.  AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex’s interactive online learning environment, and…

Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming


Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to programming with Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time.

In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a…

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age: Prima Collector’s Edition Guide


Bonus Content: Available only in the Collector’s Edition.

Premium Hardcover: Features gorgeous artwork—a must-have for every fan!

Complete Walkthrough: Complete coverage, including Hunts, Battles, and Mini-Games.

Labeled Maps: Fully labeled maps show you the locations for all important sites, items, and collectibles.

Extensive Bestiary and Expert Boss Strategies: Be prepared for every hurdle in your way, no matter how tough.

Comprehensive Zodiac Job System Coverage: All the depth and detail…

The Art of Persona 5


Character Gallery: Includes compelling artwork of the main characters and their personas, plus personal data never before released in English!

Concept Art: Loaded with initial character concepts, rough sketches, original drafts, and illustrations—a must-have for Persona fans!

Game Visuals: Chronicles the inspiration behind graphics seen in the game, including setting illustrations, story scenarios, and other key images.

Illustration Gallery: Magazine covers and posters collected in one…

Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools…


Graphics in this book are printed in black and white.

Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how.

By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two production-ready Python frameworks—scikit-learn and TensorFlow—author Aurélien Géron helps…