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Advice to Rocket Scientists: A Career Survival Guide for Scientists and Engineers (Library of Flight)

By Jim Longuski

Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
Paperback (86 pages)

Advice to Rocket Scientists: A Career Survival Guide for Scientists and Engineers (Library of Flight)
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A former NASA engineer and astronautics professor offers down-to-earth advice and recommended reading on preparing for and surviving in science-related professions. This book is especially valuable for those who are attempting career transitions between the work place and academic environments.

Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

By Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Wiley
Paperback (288 pages)

Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals
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Don't simply show your datatell a story with it! 
Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examplesready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. 

Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: 

  • Understand the importance of context and audience
  • Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation
  • Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information
  • Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data
  • Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization
  • Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience 
Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your dataStorytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

Data Science Jobs: Career Guide for Students & Professionals

By Ann Rajaram

Independently published
Paperback (171 pages)

Data Science Jobs: Career Guide for Students  & Professionals
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Land a high-paying $$$ DataScience job in 90 days or less! This book is the perfect guide for you, if you fall into any of these categories: * Looking to start a career in data science, but unsure where to start. * Tired of applying to dozens of jobs without getting a positive response and/or final job offer .* You recently completed a masters degree or bootcamp and need to quickly find a job. * Are you an experienced tech professional, but looking to pivot into analytics to boost your salary potential. The book will teach you proven successful strategies on:* Winning Profiles Turbocharge your resume and LinkedIn profile and start receiving interview calls from hiring managers. Let JOBS CHASE YOU, instead of the other way around! * LinkedIn - A dedicated chapter on LinkedIn that teaches you some creative (and SECRET) ways to leverage the site and identify high-paying jobs with low competition. * Niche sites - A full list of niche job boards that other candidates have overlooked. These sites have high-$ jobs but lesser competition than the popular job search sites. Upwork - Contrary to popular opinion, Upwork can help you make $$$ in data science jobs. Learn proven techniques to help you bag contracts and start earning, as quickly as next week. * 100+ interview questions asked in real-life data scientist interviews. * Other learner resources and much more...Unlike most job search books that are written by recruiters or professors, this book is written by a senior data science professional, who rose quickly from analyst to managerial roles. She has attended interviews of her own, and knows clearly the frustrations (and at times, hopelessness) of the job search process. Author is a seasoned analytics professional who has worked in Top Firms like NASDAQ , BlackRock, etc. The systems in this book have successfully helped dozens of job seekers and will work effectively for you too! Read on to launch your dream career! Note, this book is deliberately kept short and precise, so you can quickly read through and start applying these principles, instead of sifting through 500 pages of fluff.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

By Margot Lee Shetterly

William Morrow Paperbacks
Released: 2016-12-06
Paperback (368 pages)

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
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  • The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.
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The #1 New York Times bestseller

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.

Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.

 

BIG Jobs Guide: Business, Industry, and Government Careers for Mathematical Scientists, Statisticians, and Operations Researchers (Other Titles in Applied Mathematics)

By Rachel Levy;Richard Laugesen;Fadil Santosa

Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics,U.S.
Paperback (141 pages)

BIG Jobs Guide: Business, Industry, and Government Careers for Mathematical Scientists, Statisticians, and Operations Researchers (Other Titles in Applied Mathematics)
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Jobs using mathematics, statistics, and operations research are projected to grow by almost 30% over the next decade. BIG Jobs Guide helps job seekers at every stage of their careers in these fields explore opportunities in business, industry, and government (BIG). Written in a conversational and practical tone, BIG Jobs Guide offers insight on topics such as: What skills can I offer employers? How do I write a high-impact resume? Where can I find a rewarding internship? What kinds of jobs are out there for me? The Guide also offers insights to advisors and mentors on topics such as how departments can help students get BIG jobs and how faculty members and internship mentors can build institutional relationships. Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student or a job seeker in applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, or operations research, this hands-on book will help you reach your goal, whether landing an internship, getting your first job or transitioning to a new one.

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

By Ashlee Vance

Ecco Press
Released: 2017-01-24
Paperback (416 pages)

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
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  • Ecco Press
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New York Times and International Bestseller 

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon

More than 2 million copies sold

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs--a real-life Tony Stark--and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new "makers."
Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius's life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits.
Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.
Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.

Career Options for Biomedical Scientists

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Hardcover (232 pages)

Career Options for Biomedical Scientists
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Most people who do a PhD and postdoctoral work in the biomedical sciences do not end up as principal investigators in a research lab. Despite this, graduate courses and postdoctoral fellowships tend to focus almost exclusively on training for bench science rather than other career paths. This book plugs the gap by providing information about a wide variety of different careers that individuals with a PhD in the life sciences can pursue.

Covering everything from science writing and grant administration to patent law and management consultancy, the book includes firsthand accounts of what the jobs are like, the skills required, and advice on how to get a foot in the door. It will be a valuable resource for all life scientists considering their career options and laboratory heads who want to give career advice to their students and postdocs.

The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A Boxed Set

By Donald E. Knuth

Addison-Wesley Professional
Hardcover (9998 pages)

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  • Volume 1: Fundamental Algorithms
  • Volume 3: Sorting and Searching
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The bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of today’s software developers most of what they know about computer programming.

—Byte, September 1995

 

Countless readers have spoken about the profound personal influence of Knuth’s work. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of his analysis, while ordinary programmers have successfully applied his “cookbook” solutions to their day-to-day problems. All have admired Knuth for the breadth, clarity, accuracy, and good humor found in his books.

 

I can’t begin to tell you how many pleasurable hours of study and recreation they have afforded me! I have pored over them in cars, restaurants, at work, at home… and even at a Little League game when my son wasn’t in the line-up.

Charles Long

 

Primarily written as a reference, some people have nevertheless found it possible and interesting to read each volume from beginning to end. A programmer in China even compared the experience to reading a poem.

 

If you think you’re a really good programmer… read [Knuth’s] Art of Computer Programming… You should definitely send me a résumé if you can read the whole thing.

Bill Gates

 

Whatever your background, if you need to do any serious computer programming, you will find your own good reason to make each volume in this series a readily accessible part of your scholarly or professional library.

 

It’s always a pleasure when a problem is hard enough that you have to get the Knuths off the shelf. I find that merely opening one has a very useful terrorizing effect on computers.

Jonathan Laventhol


In describing the new fourth volume, one reviewer listed the qualities that distinguish all of Knuth’s work.


[In sum:] detailed coverage of the basics, illustrated with well-chosen examples; occasional forays into more esoteric topics and problems at the frontiers of research; impeccable writing peppered with occasional bits of humor; extensive collections of exercises, all with solutions or helpful hints; a careful attention to history; implementations of many of the algorithms in his classic step-by-step form.

—Frank Ruskey


These four books comprise what easily could be the most important set of information on any serious programmer’s bookshelf.

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

By Atul Gawande

Macmillan Audio
Audible Audiobook

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist

We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third.

In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospi-tal infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from homeland security to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds.

An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists

By Teresa M. Evans & Nathan L. Vanderford

Academic Press
Released: 2017-06-14
Paperback (274 pages)

ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists
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ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists is a career planning guide and practical tool for graduate students and postdocs. This book provides step-by-step processes for the assessment of career goals and the actions that can be taken in order to achieve them. ReSearch includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns.

This book also includes narratives from a number of perspectives to showcase the variety of career options available. ReSearch is written by experts with inside knowledge of how to effectively leverage skills in order to take that next step in your career, whether you are a recent graduate or are interested in transitioning into something new. This book is also a valuable resource for advisors and careers counselors who mentor students and postdocs about their career plans.

  • Fills the knowledge gap in career planning practices for students and early career researchers in the STEM fields, particularly those in the sciences
  • Provides global perspectives on seeking career opportunities outside of the United States
  • Includes strategies for how to market your transferable skill sets, network, and maximize informational interviews
  • Includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns

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