A Confederacy of Dunces
Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).
Secret Agent X-9
Author: Dashiell Hammett, Alex Raymond
Blown to Bits
Author: Harold Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry R. Lewis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.
The Callendar Effect
Author: James Fleming
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Guy Stewart Callendar (1898–1964) is noted for identifying, in 1938, the link between the artifcial production of carbon dioxide and global warming. Today this is called the “Callendar Efect. ” He was one of Britain’s leading steam and combustion engineers, a specialist in infrared physics, author of the standard reference book on the properties of steam at high tempe- tures and pressures, and designer of the burners of the notable World War II airfeld fog dispersal system, FIDO. He was keenly interested in weather and climate, taking measurement so accurate that they were used to correct the ofcial temperature records of central England and collecting a series of worldwide weather data that showed an unprecedented warming trend in the frst four decades of the twentieth century. He formulated a coherent theory of infrared absorption and emission by trace gases, established the nineteenth-century background concentration of carbon dioxide, and - gued that its atmospheric concentration was rising due to human activities, which was causing the climate to warm. Callendar’s contributions to climatology led the way in the mid-twentie- century transition from the traditional practice of gathering descriptive c- mate statistics to the new and exciting feld of climate dynamics. In the frst half of the twentieth century, the carbon dioxide theory of climate change xiv Introduction had fallen out of favor with climatists.
Television on Demand
Author: MJ Robinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Since the beginning of broadcasting, radio and television producers have pushed their shows to audiences in controlled environments that end in a discrete and quantifiable site to be transformed into advertising rates. Today's viewers program their DVR's to create their own viewing schedules, wait to watch entire seasons in marathon DVD viewing sessions and stream shows to their mobile devices. The rise of a curatorial culture where viewers create their own entertainment packages and select from a buffet of viewing options and venues has caused a seismic shift for the traditional television industry. While audiences clamor for more story-driven and scripted entertainment, their new viewing habits undermine the dominant economic structures that fund quality episodic series.Television on Demand examines how we have reached this present moment; and considers the viable future(s) of this crucial culture industry. This leads to an understanding of an empowered audience that realizes its means of control of how it consumes media, as well as a new way of looking at the industry we have traditionally and currently call 'television.'
Market-Led Strategic Change, 5th edition, has been fully revised and updated to reflect the realities of 21st century business and the practical issues for managers in the process of going to market. The world of business has changed dramatically, with a more complex environment, more demanding customers and radical new ways of going to market. This textbook develops a value-based strategy examining the roles of market sensing, customer value, organizational change and digital marketing in the implementation of strategy. This much-anticipated new edition has been carefully updated, now with Nigel Piercy’s unique and clear-sighted views on the latest developments in marketing strategy, retaining Piercy’s insightful, witty and provocative style. The text is supported throughout with brand new case studies from globally recognised companies such as Uber and Volkswagen, and covering topical issues such as the legalisation of marijuana and reinventing the healthcare business. Lecturers are assisted with a newly expanded collection of support materials including PowerPoint slides for each chapter, suggested frameworks for using the case studies in teaching, and case studies from previous editions. If you're an ambitious marketing student or practitioner, whether you are new to strategic change through marketing or just want a different view, this is the book for you. Lecturers will find this engaging, funny, thought-provoking but always practical textbook is a sure way to get your students thinking and enthused.
A Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) is the unconditional government-ensured guarantee that all citizens will have enough income to meet their basic needs without a work requirement. Significant questions include: Why should we adopt a BIG? Can the U.S. afford it? Why don't the current welfare programs work? Why not guarantee everyone a job? Would anyone work if his or her income were guaranteed? Has a BIG ever been tested? This book answers these questions and many more in simple, easy-to-understand language.
Author: William Robert Catton
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
The Steam Man
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Enormous steam-powered robots march across the Great Plains of the old American West, protecting the populace against invading aliens and monsters! The Steam Man and his operators seem to have their task well in hand, until a crazed and powerful vampire comes to town intent on bringing forth the apocalypse! Collects The Steam Man #1–#5. “With the heart of a western and the appeal of monster-extravaganzas, The Steam Man is a genuinely engaging read.”—Villain Smash “The Steam Man is an awesome comic. Good storyline, quality artwork, and the entertainment value is there.”—Graphic Policy
Modern Operating Systems
Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Herbert Bos
Modern Operating Systems, Fourth Edition, is intended for introductory courses in Operating Systems in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering programs. It also serves as a useful reference for OS professionals ¿ The widely anticipated revision of this worldwide best-seller incorporates the latest developments in operating systems (OS) technologies. The Fourth Edition includes up-to-date materials on relevant¿OS. Tanenbaum also provides information on current research based on his experience as an operating systems researcher. ¿ Modern Operating Systems, Third Editionwas the recipient of the 2010 McGuffey Longevity Award. The McGuffey Longevity Award recognizes textbooks whose excellence has been demonstrated over time.¿http://taaonline.net/index.html ¿¿ Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help: ¿ Provide Practical Detail on the Big Picture Concepts: A clear and entertaining writing style outlines the concepts every OS designer needs to master. Keep Your Course Current: This edition includes information on the latest OS technologies and developments Enhance Learning with Student and Instructor Resources: Students will gain hands-on experience using the simulation exercises and lab experiments.
Monstress Vol. 2
Author: Marjorie Liu
Publisher: Image Comics
The Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past...and discover a terrible new threat. Collects MONSTRESS #7-12.
Author: Rafael Alvarez
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Welcome to the critically acclaimed HBO drama series The Wire, hailed as "the best show on television, period" by the San Francisco Chronicle. The New York Times calls it "a vital part of the television landscape...unvarnished realism." Time declares that The Wire, "like its underfunded, workaday cops, just plugged away until it outshone everything else on TV." The Wire stands not only as riveting drama but also as a sociopolitical treatise with ambitions beyond any television serial. The failure of the drug war, the betrayal of the working class, the bureaucratization of the culture and the cost to individual dignity -- such are the themes of the drama's first two seasons. And with every new episode of season three and beyond, another layer of modern urban life will be revealed. Gritty, densely layered, and realistic, The Wire is series television at its very best, told from the point of view of the Baltimore police, their targets, and many of those caught in the middle. Rafael Alvarez -- a reporter, essayist, and staff writer for the show -- brings the reader inside, detailing many of the real-life incidents and personalities that have inspired the show's storylines and characters, providing the reader with insights into the city of Baltimore -- itself an undeniable character in the series. Packed with photographs and featuring an introduction by series creator and executive producer David Simon, as well as essays by acclaimed authors George Pelecanos, Laura Lippman, and Anthony Walton, here is an invaluable resource for both fans of the show and viewers who have yet to discover The Wire. Hollywood has long used the cop drama to excite and entertain, and Hollywood has always dictated the terms. But The Wire is filmed entirely in Baltimore, conceived by Baltimoreans, and written by rust-belt journalists and novelists intimately familiar with the urban landscape. It's as close as television has yet come to allowing an American city to tell its own tale.
Defeating the U-boat
Author: Jan S. Breemer
Publisher: Government Printing Office
In Defeating the U-boat: Inventing Antisubmarine Warfare, Newport Paper 36, Jan S. Breemer tells the story of the British response to the German submarine threat. His account of Germany's "asymmetric" challenge (to use the contemporary term) to Britain's naval mastery holds important lessons for the United States today, the U.S. Navy in particular. The Royal Navy's obstinate refusal to consider seriously the option of convoying merchant vessels, which turned out to be the key to the solution of the U-boat problem, demonstrates the extent to which professional military cultures can thwart technical and operational innovation even in circumstances of existential threat. Although historical controversy continues to cloud this issue, Breemer concludes that the convoying option was embraced by the Royal Navy only under the pressure of civilian authority. Breemer concludes his lively and informative study with some general reflections on military innovation and the requirements for countering it.
Author: Raymond A. Serway, Chris Vuille
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Volume 2 of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition, is comprised of chapters 15-30 of Serway/Vuille’s proven textbook. Designed throughout to help students master physical concepts, improve their problem-solving skills, and enrich their understanding of the world around them, the text's logical presentation of concepts, a consistent strategy for solving problems, and an unparalleled array of worked examples help students develop a true understanding of physics. Volume 2 is enhanced by a streamlined presentation, new problems, Interactive Video Vignettes, new conceptual questions, new techniques, and hundreds of new and revised problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.