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Why do people build with arches? Why do we use stone in some places and wood in others? What's a foundation? How do you plan a road or construct a bridge? The answers to these questions can help gamers in Minecraft and in the real world! Through building their own structures and systems in Minecraft, young readers and gaming fans will learn about the past and present of human engineering, with a vision toward the future.
More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginners guide, you will quickly grasp how to play Minecraft in the three modes of game play:...
"Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen but real ether of the Internet in a journey both compelling and profound....You will never open an email in quite the same way again."
—Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of Traffic
When your Internet cable leaves your living room, where does it go? Almost everything about our day-to-day lives—and the broader scheme of human culture—can be found on...
13) So you want to start a podcast: finding your voice, telling your story, and building a community that will listen
2020 Audie Awards® Winner – Business/Personal Development
A comprehensive step-by-step guide to creating a hit show, So You Want to Start a Podcast covers everything from hosting and guest booking to editing and marketing - while offering plenty of encouragement and insider stories along the way.
Though they are the fastest-growing form of media, podcasts are actually difficult
"Is Google making us stupid?" When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?
Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration yet published of the Internet's intellectual...
Unravel the mysteries of blockchains
Blockchain technologies are disrupting some of the world's biggest industries. Blockchain For Dummies provides a fast way to catch up with the essentials of this quickly evolving tech. Written by an author involved in founding and analyzing blockchain solutions, this book serves to help those who need to understand what a blockchain can do (and can't do).
This revised edition walks...
Enjoy movies, apps, e-books, games, and more on the hottest tablet in town — the Kindle Fire HD!
Your Kindle Fire HD is loaded with cool features, and this handy little book helps you get up and running quickly and easily. You'll learn how and where to buy the latest books, music, apps,and periodicals to personalize your Kindle Fire experience. You'll also discover how to set up your e-mail account, browse the web, make Skype calls,...
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