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              Books by Alex Davies

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              Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car

              Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

              By Davies, Alex

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              Wired editor Alex Davies tells the dramatic, colorful story of the quest to develop driverless cars-and the fierce competition between Google, Uber, and other companies in a race to revolutionize our lives. The self-driving car has been one of the most vaunted technological break...throughs of recent years. But early promises that these autonomous vehicles would soon be on the roads have proven premature. Alex Davies follows the twists and turns of this story from its origins to today. The story starts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which was charged with developing a land-based equivalent to the drone, a vehicle that could operate in war zones without risking human lives. DARPA issued a series of three Grand Challenges that attracted visionaries, many of them students and amateurs, who took the technology from Jetsons-style fantasy to near-reality. The young stars of the Challenges soon connected with Silicon Valley giants Google and Uber, intent on delivering a new way of driving to the civilian world. Soon the automakers joined the quest, some on their own, others in partnership with the tech titans. But as road testing progressed, it became clear that the challenges of driving a car without human assistance were more formidable than anticipated. Davies profiles the industry's key players from the early enthusiasm of the DARPA days to their growing awareness that while this spin on artificial intelligence isn't yet ready for rush-hour traffic, driverless cars are poised to remake how the world moves. Driven explores this exciting quest to transform transportation and change our lives.
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              ISBN 9781982151768
              Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car

              Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car (Hardback)

              By Davies, Alex

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              The origin story of the revolutionary driverless car, from concept to its present status, told through the stories of the key innovators by the Wired reporter who has covered this story for the past five years --

              ISBN 9781501199431
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2021
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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              Creating Society and Constructing the Past: Social Change in the Thames Valley from the Late Bronze Age to the Middle Iron Age
                

              Creating Society and Constructing the Past: Social Change in the Thames Valley from the Late Bronze Age to the Middle Iron Age (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, Contains 1 Paperback / softback and 1 Digital online)

              By Davies, Alex

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              With additional material online --Cover.

              ISBN 9781407316062
              Publisher BAR Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series British Archaeological Reports British Series
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              Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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              High Availability MySQL Cookbook
                

              High Availability MySQL Cookbook (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised ed.)

              By Davies, Alex

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              High Availability is something that all web sites hope to achieve, especially those that are linked to big companies. MySQL, an open source relational database management system (RDBMS), can be made highly available to protect from corruption, hardware failure, software crashes, ...and user error. Running a MySQL setup is quite simple. Things start getting complex when you start thinking about the best way to provide redundancy. There are a large number of techniques available to add 'redundancy' and 'high availability' to MySQL, but most are both poorly understood and documented. This book will provide you with recipes showing how to design, implement, and manage a MySQL Cluster and achieve high availability using MySQL replication, block level replication, shared storage, and the open source Global File System (GFS). This book covers all the major techniques available for increasing availability of your MySQL databases. It demonstrates how to design, implement, troubleshoot and manage a highly available MySQL setup using any one of several techniques, which are shown in different recipes. It is based on MySQL Cluster 7.0, MySQL (for non clustered recipes) 5.0.7 7, and CentOS / RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3. The book starts by introducing MySQL Cluster as a technology and explaining how to set up a simple cluster. It will help you to master the options available for backing up and restoring a file in the MySQL Cluster. By following the practical examples in this book, you will learn how to manage the MySQL Cluster. Further, we will discuss some troubleshooting aspects of the MySQL Cluster. We also have a look at achieving high availability for MySQL databases with the techniques of MySQL Replication, block level replication, shared storage (a SAN or NAS), and DRBD. Finally, you will learn the principles of Performance tuning and tune MySQL database for optimal performance.
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              ISBN 9781847199942
              Publisher Packt Publishing
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              Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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              The Client Experience: How to Optimize Client Service and Deliver Value
                

              The Client Experience: How to Optimize Client Service and Deliver Value (Paperback)

              Edited by Davies, Alex; By Kane, Sally; Taylor, Will; Cartusciello, Yolanda; Hedley, Andrew

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              • Pub Date
                30 Nov 21

              A client-centric business model is essential for future law firm success and the authors of this far-reaching title utilize their own experience and real-life case studies to drill down into the importance of maintaining the one thing no business can do without: its client.

              ISBN 9781787428133
              Publisher Globe Law and Business
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Nov 2021
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              Async in C# 5.0
               

              Async in C# 5.0 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Davies, Alex

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              This book is for experienced C# developers that need to get a quick yet in depth look at what the new feature async in C# 5.0 means for their current and future projects.

              ISBN 9781449337162
              Released NZ 25 Sep 2012
              Publisher O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
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              Innovating for competitive advantage in the legal profession
               

              Innovating for competitive advantage in the legal profession (Paperback)

              Edited by Davies, Alex; By Hartung, Markus; Gartner, Arne; Tharmaraj, Deepa; Billing, Adam

              A deep-dive into the key areas that drive innovation forward in the legal profession

              ISBN 9781783583423
              Publisher Globe Law and Business
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
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