Understanding Networked Multimedia
Covers all networking, multimedia applications and technology in one volume. Has a tutorial approach to the subject, complete with formal definitions, glossary (500 terms), 230 illustrations, a list of frequently asked questions, real world examples and analogies, and end-of-chapter summaries. Sophisticated technologies are explained in a rigorous but easy-to- understand way. Network managers and administrators handling private and public LANs or WANs, system designers, computer industry product developers, and multimedia IS managers.
The prize-winning book Organizational Intelligence focuses on the structural and ideological roots of intelligence (informational and analytical) failures in government, industry, and other institutions. It provides groundbreaking theory and structure to the analysis of decision-making processes and their breakdowns, as well as the interactions among experts and the organizations they inform. In this book, both "organization" and "intelligence" are taken to their larger meanings, not just focused on the military meaning of intelligence or on one set of institutions in society. Astute illustrations of intelligence failures abound from real-world cases, such as foreign policy (the Bay of Pigs, Soviet predictions in the Cuban missile crisis), military (civilian bombing of Germany, Pearl Harbor), financial (AmEx's investment in a vegetable oil guru), economics (the Council of Economic Advisers) and industrial production (Ford's Edsel), as well as many other telling arenas and disciplines. Economic, cultural, legal, and political contexts are considered, as well as the more known institutions of government and commerce. The new Classics of the Social Sciences edition from Quid Pro Books features a 2015 Foreword from Neil J. Smelser, University Professor Emeritus at Berkeley and former chair of its sociology department. He writes that the book remains "one of the classics in organizational studies, and—in ways I will indicate—it is still directly relevant to current and future problems of organizational life. ... What makes this book a classic? It is a disciplined, intelligent, and elegant model of applied social science. ... The text itself, richly documented empirically, yields an informed and balanced account of the decision-making process as this is shaped by the quality of information available (and unavailable) to and used (and not used) by organizational leaders." Reviews of the book at the time it was written similarly attest to the originality and breadth of its interdisciplinary analysis. Amitai Etzioni wrote in the American Sociological Review: "This book opens a whole new field — the macrosociology of knowledge. It is as different from the traditional sociology of knowledge as the study of interaction is from that of the structure of total societies." He adds, "The power of Wilensky's contribution is further magnified by his historical perspective. He studies structures and processes, but not in a vacuum." Gordon Craig wrote in The Reporter that the book's examples from organizations "show a similar tendency to believe what they want to believe, to become the victims of their own slogans and propaganda, and to resist or to silence warning voices that challenge their assumptions.... In his fascinating analysis of intelligence failures and their causes ... in the public and private sectors, Wilensky finds that the most disastrous miscalculations are those which have occurred in the field of governmental operations, especially foreign policy and national security." The book explains how such highly institutionalized actors are vulnerable to informational pathologies. The new digital edition features active Contents, a fully linked Index, linked notes, and proper ebook formatting. It is a modern, quality, and authorized re-presentation of a classic work in social science and organizational studies.
The Travels of Marco Polo
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Guide to Reliable Distributed Systems
This book describes the key concepts, principles and implementation options for creating high-assurance cloud computing solutions. The guide starts with a broad technical overview and basic introduction to cloud computing, looking at the overall architecture of the cloud, client systems, the modern Internet and cloud computing data centers. It then delves into the core challenges of showing how reliability and fault-tolerance can be abstracted, how the resulting questions can be solved, and how the solutions can be leveraged to create a wide range of practical cloud applications. The author’s style is practical, and the guide should be readily understandable without any special background. Concrete examples are often drawn from real-world settings to illustrate key insights. Appendices show how the most important reliability models can be formalized, describe the API of the Isis2 platform, and offer more than 80 problems at varying levels of difficulty.
Children Talking Television
Is television harmful to children? Does it destroy imagination, provode delinquency and violence, undermine family life and have other detrimental effects on children?; The author, himself a parent, teacher and researcher investigates the complex ways in which children actively make meaning and take pleasure from television. Chapters cover the popular debates about children and television from a general and academic perspective. The characteristics of children's talk about television are explored, as children interact with other children and other family members in "family viewing" sessions.; Key concepts which inform children's talk about television are investigated i. e. genre, narrative, character, modality, and agency. Finally, conclusions are presented and issues outlined for further research.; Drawing on theories and ideas developed within media and cultural studies, English, education, psychology, sociology, linguistics and other related areas, this book will be useful to both students and teachers in the field, and to the general reader with an interest in children and the media.
Dictionary of Ecodesign
The first guide to the terminology of sustainable design. Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field, this illustrated dictionary provides over 1500 definitions and explanations of ecodesign terms. Providing a unique resource for the practitioner and student, this book leaves the reader free to 'dip' in and out of the book allowing for 'bite-sized' learning at their own convenience. It is an essential reference for all architects, engineers, planners and environmentalists involved in designing and planning projects and schemes in the built environment.
This updated edition teaches everything you need to know to create effective web applications with the latest features in PHP 5.x. You’ll start with the big picture and then dive into language syntax, programming techniques, and other details, using examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. If you have a working knowledge of HTML, the authors’ many style tips and practical programming advice will help you become a top-notch PHP programmer. Get an overview of what’s possible with PHP programs Learn language fundamentals, including data types, variables, operators, and flow control statements Understand functions, strings, arrays, and objects Apply common web application techniques, such as form processing, data validation, session tracking, and cookies Interact with relational databases like MySQL or NoSQL databases such as MongoDB Generate dynamic images, create PDF files, and parse XML files Learn secure scripts, error handling, performance tuning, and other advanced topics Get a quick reference to PHP core functions and standard extensions
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol used to exchange routing information across the Internet. It makes it possible for ISPs to connect to each other and for end-users to connect to more than one ISP. BGP is the only protocol that is designed to deal with a network of the Internet's size, and the only protocol that can deal well with having multiple connections to unrelated routing domains.This book is a guide to all aspects of BGP: the protocol, its configuration and operation in an Internet environment, and how to troubleshooting it. The book also describes how to secure BGP, and how BGP can be used as a tool in combating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Although the examples throughout this book are for Cisco routers, the techniques discussed can be applied to any BGP-capable router.The topics include: Requesting an AS number and IP addresses Route filtering by remote ISPs and how to avoid this Configuring the initial BGP setup Balancing the available incoming or outgoing traffic over the available connections Securing and troubleshooting BGP BGP in larger networks: interaction with internal routing protocols, scalability issues BGP in Internet Service Provider networks The book is filled with numerous configuration examples with more complex case studies at the end of the book to strengthen your understanding. BGP is for anyone interested in creating reliable connectivity to the Internet.
Voyage en Icarie
Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1848 edition. Extrait: ... nous avons meme peine a croire a tant de barbarie: mais beaucoup d'entre vous ne trouveront que trop croyables et trop fideles plus d'une partie de cet effrayant tableau. Et cependant, ne l'oubliez jamais, ce n'est pas pour vous irriter contre les hommes que je vous retrace ces affligeantes verites, mais uniquement pour vous indiquer le remede, pour vous montrer ses heureux effets, et pour vous donner l'esperance de voir la guerison de la maladie chez vous. La Monnaie, inventee pour etre utile, augmentait encore le mal en donnant a l'Aristocrate, qui n'aurait pu amasser et conserver en nature les produits de la terre, la facilite de les convertir en argent, d'entasser son or et d'augmenter continuellement sa fortune. La Monnaie representant ainsi toutes choses, chacun n'aspirait qu'a acquerir de l'or et de Vargent, de la richesse et de la fortune: c'etait le souverain bien, la principale affaire, et tous les moyens paraissaient bons pour s'enrichir. Nous allons voir, en effet, que la Monnaie, l ' Inegalite de fortune et la Propriete etaient la Cause de tous les vices, de tous les crimes et de tous les malheurs pour les Riches aussi bien que pour les Pauvres. Posseder et retenir du superflu quand des milliers et des millions manquaient du necessaire etait manifestement un acte d'nuus TICE. Car nest-il pas certain que la Nature a donne a tous les hommes, au moment de leur naissance, a tous les enfants au berceau, le meme droit a l'existence et au bonheur? Est-il possible de nier que c'est pour eux tous egalement et pour satisfaire leurs...
"Praised for providing an engaging balance of thoughful examples and illustrative discussion, Absolute Java, Fourth Edition, is the most comprehensive book available for both beginning and intermediate Java programming students. Best-selling author Walter Savitch and contributor Kenrick Mock explain Java programming in a straightforward style using clear language as well as code enhanced by a suite of pedagogical tools. Its features include: coverage of web programming with JSP that introduces readers to the client/server side model; an extensive set of videonotes, step-by-step video tutorials, that bring programming concepts to life and allow beginning students to see first-hand how experienced programmers solve problems; and additional programming projects that offer even more opportunity for programming practice."--Publisher's description.