The Making of an Expert Engineer

The Making of an Expert Engineer
  • Author : James Trevelyan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 612
  • Relase : 2014-09-22
  • ISBN : 9781138026926

The Making of an Expert Engineer Book Review:

This book sets out the principles of engineering practice, knowledge that has come to light through more than a decade of research by the author and his students studying engineers at work. Until now, this knowledge has been almost entirely unwritten, passed on invisibly from one generation of engineers to the next, what engineers refer to as “experience”. This is a book for all engineers. It distils the knowledge of many experts in one volume. The book will help engineers enjoy a more satisfying and rewarding career and provide more valuable results for their employers and clients. The book focuses on issues often seen as “non-technical” in the world of engineering, yet it shows how these issues are thoroughly technical. Engineering firms traditionally have sought expert advice on these aspects from management schools, often regarding these aspects of engineering practice as something to do with psychology or organisational behaviour. The results are normally disappointing because management schools and psychologists have limited insight and understanding of the technical dimensions in engineering work. Little if any of the material in this book can be obtained from management texts or courses. Management schools have avoided the technical dimension of workplace practices and that is precisely what characterises engineering practice. The technical dimension infuses almost every aspect of an engineer’s working day and cannot be avoided. That’s why this book is so necessary: there has not yet been any authoritative source or guidance to bridge the gap between inanimate technical issues and organisational behaviour. This book fills this gap in our knowledge, is based on rigorous research, and yet is written in a style which is accessible for a wide audience.

Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research

Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research
  • Author : Aditya Johri,Barbara M. Olds
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2014-02-10
  • ISBN : 9781107785854

Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research Book Review:

The Cambridge Handbook of Engineering Education Research is the critical reference source for the growing field of engineering education research, featuring the work of world luminaries writing to define and inform this emerging field. The Handbook draws extensively on contemporary research in the learning sciences, examining how technology affects learners and learning environments, and the role of social context in learning. Since a landmark issue of the Journal of Engineering Education (2005), in which senior scholars argued for a stronger theoretical and empirically driven agenda, engineering education has quickly emerged as a research-driven field increasing in both theoretical and empirical work drawing on many social science disciplines, disciplinary engineering knowledge, and computing. The Handbook is based on the research agenda from a series of interdisciplinary colloquia funded by the US National Science Foundation and published in the Journal of Engineering Education in October 2006.

The Making of a Manager

The Making of a Manager
  • Author : Julie Zhuo
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2019-03-21
  • ISBN : 9780753552902

The Making of a Manager Book Review:

No idea what you're doing? No problem. Good managers are made, not born. Top tech executive Julie Zhuo remembers the moment when she was asked to lead a team. She felt like she’d won the golden ticket, until reality came crashing in. She was just 25 and had barely any experience being managed, let alone managing others. Her co-workers became her employees overnight, and she faced a series of anxiety-inducing firsts, including agonising over whether to hire an interviewee; seeking the respect of reports who were cleverer than her; and having to fire someone she liked. Like most first-time managers, she wasn’t given any formal training, and had no resources to turn to for help. It took her years to find her way, but now she’s offering you the short-cut to success. This is the book she wishes she had on day one. Here, she offers practical, accessible advice like: · Don’t hide thorny problems from your own manager; you’re better off seeking help quickly and honestly · Before you fire someone for failure to collaborate, figure out if the problem is temperamental or just a lack of training or coaching · Don’t offer critical feedback in a ‘compliment sandwich’ – there’s a better way! Whether you're new to the job, a veteran leader, or looking to be promoted, this is the handbook you need to be the kind of manager you've always wanted.

How to Become an Expert Software Engineer (and Get Any Job You Want)

How to Become an Expert Software Engineer (and Get Any Job You Want)
  • Author : Marcus Tomlinson
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 166
  • Relase : 2016-01-01
  • ISBN : 1523282541

How to Become an Expert Software Engineer (and Get Any Job You Want) Book Review:

Want to know the secret to becoming an expert software engineer and getting any job you want? The answer is simple: Experience. Although, the only valuable form of experience you can add to your résumé, is the kind you can actually prove to have earned. So, how do you gain tangible experience in skills your current job can't offer you? Get back to programming for fun! What better way is there to prove a skill in coding than with code itself? Not only is writing open source software a great way to learn and acquire new skills, it's a brilliant way to gain real world experience that you can legitimately claim on your résumé! In this book, I will show you the system I use to design, develop, and deliver open source projects, steer you away from the mistakes I've made along the way, and help you build an impressive résumé of projects that'll get you that job you've always wanted, and in time, will earn you the right to call yourself an expert.

Site Reliability Engineering

Site Reliability Engineering
  • Author : Niall Richard Murphy,Betsy Beyer,Chris Jones,Jennifer Petoff
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 552
  • Relase : 2016-03-23
  • ISBN : 9781491951170

Site Reliability Engineering Book Review:

The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems? In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization. This book is divided into four sections: Introduction—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices Principles—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE) Practices—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems Management—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use

Engineering Production-Grade Shiny Apps

Engineering Production-Grade Shiny Apps
  • Author : Colin Fay,Sébastien Rochette,Vincent Guyader,Cervan Girard
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 398
  • Relase : 2021-09-27
  • ISBN : 9781000389555

Engineering Production-Grade Shiny Apps Book Review:

From the Reviews "[This book] contains an excellent blend of both Shiny-specific topics ... and practical advice from software development that fits in nicely with Shiny apps. You will find many nuggets of wisdom sprinkled throughout these chapters...." Eric Nantz, Host of the R-Podcast and the Shiny Developer Series (from the Foreword) "[This] book is a gradual and pleasant invitation to the production-ready shiny apps world. It ...exposes a comprehensive and robust workflow powered by the {golem} package. [It] fills the not yet covered gap between shiny app development and deployment in such a thrilling way that it may be read in one sitting.... In the industry world, where processes robustness is a key toward productivity, this book will indubitably have a tremendous impact." David Granjon, Sr. Expert Data Science, Novartis Presented in full color, Engineering Production-Grade Shiny Apps helps people build production-grade shiny applications, by providing advice, tools, and a methodology to work on web applications with R. This book starts with an overview of the challenges which arise from any big web application project: organizing work, thinking about the user interface, the challenges of teamwork and the production environment. Then, it moves to a step-by-step methodology that goes from the idea to the end application. Each part of this process will cover in detail a series of tools and methods to use while building production-ready shiny applications. Finally, the book will end with a series of approaches and advice about optimizations for production. Features Focused on practical matters: This book does not cover Shiny concepts, but practical tools and methodologies to use for production. Based on experience: This book is a formalization of several years of experience building Shiny applications. Original content: This book presents new methodologies and tooling, not just a review of what already exists. Engineering Production-Grade Shiny Apps covers medium to advanced content about Shiny, so it will help people that are already familiar with building apps with Shiny, and who want to go one step further.

Art of Doing Science and Engineering

Art of Doing Science and Engineering
  • Author : Richard R. Hamming
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 2003-12-16
  • ISBN : 9780203450710

Art of Doing Science and Engineering Book Review:

Highly effective thinking is an art that engineers and scientists can be taught to develop. By presenting actual experiences and analyzing them as they are described, the author conveys the developmental thought processes employed and shows a style of thinking that leads to successful results is something that can be learned. Along with spectacular successes, the author also conveys how failures contributed to shaping the thought processes. Provides the reader with a style of thinking that will enhance a person's ability to function as a problem-solver of complex technical issues. Consists of a collection of stories about the author's participation in significant discoveries, relating how those discoveries came about and, most importantly, provides analysis about the thought processes and reasoning that took place as the author and his associates progressed through engineering problems.

The Engineering-Business Nexus

The Engineering-Business Nexus
  • Author : Steen Hyldgaard Christensen,Bernard Delahousse,Christelle Didier,Martin Meganck,Mike Murphy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 537
  • Relase : 2018-11-14
  • ISBN : 9783319996363

The Engineering-Business Nexus Book Review:

Fascinating and compelling in equal measure this volume presents a critical examination of the multilayered relationships between engineering and business. In so doing the study also stimulates ethical reflection on how these relationships either enhance or inhibit strategies to address vital issues of our time. In the context of geopolitical, economic, and environmental tendencies the authors explore the world that we should want to create and the role of the engineer and the business manager in this endeavor. Throughout this volume the authors identify periods of alignment and periods of tension between engineering and business. They look at focal points of the engineering-business nexus related to the development of capitalism. The book explores past and present movements to reshape, reform, or reject this nexus. The volume is informed by questions of importance for industry as well as for higher education. These are: What kinds of conflict arise for engineers in their attempts to straddle both professional and organizational commitments? How should professionals be managed to avoid a clash of managerial and professional cultures? How do engineers create value in firms and corporations? What kinds of tension exist between higher education and industry? What challenges does the neoliberal entrepreneurial university pose for management, faculty, students, society, and industry? Should engineering graduates be ready for work, and can they possibly be? What kinds of business issues are reflected in engineering education curricula, and for what purpose? Is there a limit to the degree of business hybridization in engineering degree programs, and if so, what would be the criterion for its definition? Is there a place in engineering education curricula for reflective critique of assumptions related to business and economic thinking? One ideal of management and control comes to the fore as the Anthropocene - the world transformed into an engineered artefact which includes human existence. The volume raises the question as to how engineering and business together should be considered, given the fact that the current engineering-business nexus remains embedded within an economic model of continual growth. By addressing macro-level issues such as energy policy, sustainable development, globalization, and social justice this study will both help create awareness and stimulate development of self-knowledge among practitioners, educators, and students thereby ultimately addressing the need for better informed citizens to safeguard planet Earth as a human life supporting system.

Skills of an Effective Administrator

Skills of an Effective Administrator
  • Author : Robert L. Katz
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Pages : 88
  • Relase : 2009-05-07
  • ISBN : 9781633691391

Skills of an Effective Administrator Book Review:

While there is a widespread belief that some people are born to lead, the existence of an 'ideal manager' is almost entirely a myth. Basic skills - the ones that most employees can learn - are often more important than personality traits. In Skills of an Effective Administrator, Robert L. Katz identifies the three fundamental abilities companies should seek to develop in their managers. Find out for yourself how these vital skills can be put to work today. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

Advanced Well Completion Engineering

Advanced Well Completion Engineering
  • Author : Wan Renpu
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Pages : 736
  • Relase : 2011-08-23
  • ISBN : 0123858690

Advanced Well Completion Engineering Book Review:

Once a natural gas or oil well is drilled, and it has been verified that commercially viable, it must be "completed" to allow for the flow of petroleum or natural gas out of the formation and up to the surface. This process includes: casing, pressure and temperature evaluation, and the proper instillation of equipment to ensure an efficient flow out of the well. In recent years, these processes have been greatly enhanced by new technologies. Advanced Well Completion Engineering summarizes and explains these advances while providing expert advice for deploying these new breakthrough engineering systems. The book has two themes: one, the idea of preventing damage, and preventing formation from drilling into an oil formation to putting the well introduction stage; and two, the utilization of nodal system analysis method, which optimizes the pressure distribution from reservoir to well head, and plays the sensitivity analysis to design the tubing diameters first and then the production casing size, so as to achieve whole system optimization. With this book, drilling and production engineers should be able to improve operational efficiency by applying the latest state of the art technology in all facets of well completion during development drilling-completion and work over operations. One of the only books devoted to the key technologies for all major aspects of advanced well completion activities. Unique coverage of all aspects of well completion activities based on 25 years in the exploration, production and completion industry. Matchless in-depth technical advice for achieving operational excellence with advance solutions.

From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition, Second Edition

From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition, Second Edition
  • Author : B. Michael Aucoin
  • Publisher : Artech House
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2018-09-30
  • ISBN : 9781630815455

From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition, Second Edition Book Review:

Providing clear, expert guidance to help engineers make a smooth transition to the management team, this a newly revised and updated edition of an Artech House bestseller belongs on every engineer’s reference shelf. The author’s 30-plus year perspective indicates that, while most engineers will spend the majority of their careers as managers, most are dissatisfied with the transition. Much of this frustration is the result of lack of preparation and training. This book provides a solid grounding in the critical attitudes and principles needed for success. The greatly expanded Second Edition adds critical new discussions on the development of healthy teams, meeting management, delegating, decision making, and personal branding. New managers are taught to internalize the attitudes and master the associated skills to excel in, and be satisfied with the transition to management. The book explains how to communicate more effectively and improve relationships with colleagues. Professionals learn how to use their newly acquired skills to solve immediate problems. Moreover, they are shown how to apply six fundamental principles to their on-going work with engineering teams and management. Supplemental material, such as templates, exercises, and worksheets are available at no additional cost at ArtechHouse.com.

The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance

The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance
  • Author : K. Anders Ericsson,Robert R. Hoffman,Aaron Kozbelt,A. Mark Williams
  • Publisher : Cambridge Handbooks in Psychol
  • Pages : 908
  • Relase : 2018-05-17
  • ISBN : 9781107137554

The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance Book Review:

In this book, some of the world's foremost 'experts on expertise' provide scientific knowledge on expertise and expert performance.

97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know

97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know
  • Author : Emily Freeman,Nathen Harvey
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 301
  • Relase : 2020-12-04
  • ISBN : 9781492076681

97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know Book Review:

If you create, manage, operate, or configure systems running in the cloud, you're a cloud engineer--even if you work as a system administrator, software developer, data scientist, or site reliability engineer. With this book, professionals from around the world provide valuable insight into today's cloud engineering role. These concise articles explore the entire cloud computing experience, including fundamentals, architecture, and migration. You'll delve into security and compliance, operations and reliability, and software development. And examine networking, organizational culture, and more. You're sure to find 1, 2, or 97 things that inspire you to dig deeper and expand your own career. "Three Keys to Making the Right Multicloud Decisions," Brendan O'Leary "Serverless Bad Practices," Manases Jesus Galindo Bello "Failing a Cloud Migration," Lee Atchison "Treat Your Cloud Environment as If It Were On Premises," Iyana Garry "What Is Toil, and Why Are SREs Obsessed with It?", Zachary Nickens "Lean QA: The QA Evolving in the DevOps World," Theresa Neate "How Economies of Scale Work in the Cloud," Jon Moore "The Cloud Is Not About the Cloud," Ken Corless "Data Gravity: The Importance of Data Management in the Cloud," Geoff Hughes "Even in the Cloud, the Network Is the Foundation," David Murray "Cloud Engineering Is About Culture, Not Containers," Holly Cummins

Teaching Engineering, Second Edition

Teaching Engineering, Second Edition
  • Author : Phillip C. Wankat,Frank S. Oreovicz
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 2015-01-15
  • ISBN : 9781612493626

Teaching Engineering, Second Edition Book Review:

The majority of professors have never had a formal course in education, and the most common method for learning how to teach is on-the-job training. This represents a challenge for disciplines with ever more complex subject matter, and a lost opportunity when new active learning approaches to education are yielding dramatic improvements in student learning and retention. This book aims to cover all aspects of teaching engineering and other technical subjects. It presents both practical matters and educational theories in a format useful for both new and experienced teachers. It is organized to start with specific, practical teaching applications and then leads to psychological and educational theories. The "practical orientation" section explains how to develop objectives and then use them to enhance student learning, and the "theoretical orientation" section discusses the theoretical basis for learning/teaching and its impact on students. Written mainly for PhD students and professors in all areas of engineering, the book may be used as a text for graduate-level classes and professional workshops or by professionals who wish to read it on their own. Although the focus is engineering education, most of this book will be useful to teachers in other disciplines. Teaching is a complex human activity, so it is impossible to develop a formula that guarantees it will be excellent. However, the methods in this book will help all professors become good teachers while spending less time preparing for the classroom. This is a new edition of the well-received volume published by McGraw-Hill in 1993. It includes an entirely revised section on the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and new sections on the characteristics of great teachers, different active learning methods, the application of technology in the classroom (from clickers to intelligent tutorial systems), and how people learn.

How to Be an Engineer

How to Be an Engineer
  • Author : Carol Vorderman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2018-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781465477552

How to Be an Engineer Book Review:

Clearly explained engineering concepts and fun, simple projects give kids ages 7-9 the chance to put their STEAM knowledge to the test! Teach kids to think like an engineer! The engaging projects in this book will encourage kids to investigate using items from around the house. Build a robot arm out of rulers; learn about jet propulsion with balloons; crush toilet-paper rolls to explore materials; and much more. Read about how engineers use STEAM subjects and their imaginations to think critically and solve problems. Be inspired by engineering heroes such as Leonardo da Vinci, Mae Jemison, and Elon Musk. Fun questions, engineering experiments, and real-life scenarios come together to make engineering relevant. In How to Be an Engineer, the emphasis is on inspiring kids, which means less time at a computer and more time exploring in the real world.

Software Engineering at Google

Software Engineering at Google
  • Author : Titus Winters,Tom Manshreck,Hyrum Wright
  • Publisher : O'Reilly Media
  • Pages : 602
  • Relase : 2020-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781492082767

Software Engineering at Google Book Review:

Today, software engineers need to know not only how to program effectively but also how to develop proper engineering practices to make their codebase sustainable and healthy. This book emphasizes this difference between programming and software engineering. How can software engineers manage a living codebase that evolves and responds to changing requirements and demands over the length of its life? Based on their experience at Google, software engineers Titus Winters and Hyrum Wright, along with technical writer Tom Manshreck, present a candid and insightful look at how some of the world’s leading practitioners construct and maintain software. This book covers Google’s unique engineering culture, processes, and tools and how these aspects contribute to the effectiveness of an engineering organization. You’ll explore three fundamental principles that software organizations should keep in mind when designing, architecting, writing, and maintaining code: How time affects the sustainability of software and how to make your code resilient over time How scale affects the viability of software practices within an engineering organization What trade-offs a typical engineer needs to make when evaluating design and development decisions

Look I'm an Engineer

Look I'm an Engineer
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 48
  • Relase : 2018-08-07
  • ISBN : 9781465482341

Look I'm an Engineer Book Review:

This playful preschool activity book for kids will unleash your child's curiosity and creativity as they play their way through 15 super fun STEM projects. Every project features bright photography and charming illustrations, which support the easy-to-follow instructions. Perfect for ages 3-6, this children's book will excite little ones by revealing the everyday ways they can be an engineer. Children are born with everything they need to be great engineers - inquisitive minds, unlimited imagination, and super senses. With this educational book in hand, little readers are encouraged to use their senses to investigate and discover the world of science and math while having fun. This kids book is ridiculously cool and filled with fun experiments you and your kids can do together. They'll learn how to make the strongest paper bridges, how to power a tugboat with an elastic band, which materials make the best parachutes, and much more. These ingenious hands-on activities align with subjects taught at school, including science, math, and technology. Children have the opportunity to do what they do best with this awesome kids' activity book - imagine, create, learn, problem-solve, and above all, play their way to engineering discovery. Get Your Engineering Hat Ready! You were born with everything you need to be an engineer - a brilliant brain and spectacular senses! Get ready to touch, smell, see, hear, and taste your way to engineering excellence. Find out how to make a floating rescue raft, what makes a bridge super strong, why paper planes glide and much, much more! Full of amazing engineering creations for kids to make like: - A magical woodland den - A sweet, sweet pyramid - The coolest paper bridge - A totally artistic painting pendulum (we're learning gravity here) - And much more! Prepare to have all the FUN! DK's Look! I'm Learning series of exciting and educational STEM books focus on the sensory experience of practical learning and play and finds the science in everyday activities. Hands-on learning experiences tap straight into kids' insatiable curiosity and sense of wonder. These books for children are perfect for ages 3-6 as they are formatted with a padded cover and toddler-tough pages. The series encourages children to develop independence and improves their critical thinking, investigation skills, and motor skills. Try the other titles in the series next, including Look I'm A Scientist, Look I'm A Mathematician, and Look I'm A Cook.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2009-07-29
  • ISBN : 9780309142397

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book Review:

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

10+1 Steps to Problem Solving

10+1 Steps to Problem Solving
  • Author : Andrew Sario
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2020-11-26
  • ISBN : 9798654218506

10+1 Steps to Problem Solving Book Review:

Going far beyond "plug-and-chug" solutions, this relatable guide simplifies the scientific principles and breaks down the art of efficient problem-solving. Andrew Sario breaks down years of experience into digestible tips. Boost your career with 10+1 steps to solve real-life engineering problems effectively. Can engineers improve their problem-solving skills? Sario guides readers through ten steps of practical problem-solving with each step including engineering stories from his career as a lead systems engineer in the critical infrastructure and operational technology fields. The 10+1 Steps are an unorthodox way of looking at things but spend its efforts on improving your average time to solve. 1. The Question 2. The Obvious 3. Eyes 4. Check Yourself 5. Doctor G 6. The RTFM Protocol 7. Strip 8. What about the environment? 9. Phone-A-Friend 10. PrayThe last step? The Secret step. The steps are designed so that they can work with formal engineering methods giving you ways to improve your approach. 10+1 Steps to problem-solving provides that extra "+1" step for those situations when you have run out of options. The book shows the reader how their problem-solving skills can lead to better pay, more respect and land bigger projects. By following the guiding principles in this book you can confidently help solve problems regardless of current skill and experience.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Author : Mark Haddon
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2009-02-24
  • ISBN : 9780307371560

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Book Review:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.