A Companion to American Technology (Blackwell Companions to by Carroll Pursell

By Carroll Pursell

A spouse to American expertise is a groundbreaking number of unique essays that study the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in the US. 22 unique essays via specialist students disguise crucial positive aspects of yankee know-how, together with advancements in cars, tv, and computingAnalyzes the ways that applied sciences are prepared, similar to within the engineering occupation, executive, medication and agricultureIncludes discussions of ways applied sciences engage with race, gender, type, and different organizing constructions in American society

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International Exploration of Technology Equity and the by Patricia Randolph Leigh

By Patricia Randolph Leigh

The electronic divide is an international phenomenon that negatively impacts teams world wide. overseas Exploration of expertise fairness and the electronic Divide: serious, ancient and Social views explores and provides learn that facilities at the ancient, political, sociological, and monetary components that engender worldwide inequities. buying such insights and data is a crucial step in the direction of rectifying socially ingrained inequities and an important step in training international justice in significant methods. This e-book aids these gaining knowledge of, educating, and learning within the zone of electronic fairness or within the broader contexts of social and worldwide justice. in addition, this reference presents important insights for pros and researchers drawn to reading problems with expertise fairness from a number of serious social theories.

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Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable by Malcolm Harkins

By Malcolm Harkins

Dealing with threat and data safeguard: shield to permit, an ApressOpen identify, describes the altering chance setting and why a clean method of details safeguard is required. simply because virtually each point of an company is now depending on expertise, the focal point of IT safeguard needs to shift from locking down resources to allowing the company whereas handling and surviving danger. This compact publication discusses enterprise threat from a broader point of view, together with privateness and regulatory concerns. It describes the expanding variety of threats and vulnerabilities, but additionally deals innovations for constructing strategies. those contain discussions of ways firms can make the most of new and rising technologies—such as social media and the large proliferation of Internet-enabled devices—while minimizing risk.

With ApressOpen, content material is freely on hand via a number of on-line distribution channels and digital codecs with the aim of disseminating professionally edited and technically reviewed content material to the global community.

Here are the various responses from reviewers of this unheard of work:

“Managing chance and knowledge defense is a perceptive, balanced, and infrequently thought-provoking exploration of evolving details possibility and safeguard demanding situations inside of a enterprise context. Harkins sincerely connects the wanted, yet often-overlooked linkage and conversation among the enterprise and technical worlds and provides actionable concepts. The publication includes eye-opening safety insights which are simply understood, even by means of the curious layman.”

Fred Wettling, Bechtel Fellow, IS&T Ethics & Compliance Officer, Bechtel

“As disruptive know-how recommendations and escalating cyber threats proceed to create huge, immense info safeguard demanding situations, dealing with probability and data defense: guard to let offers a much-needed standpoint. This ebook compels info safeguard execs to imagine another way approximately strategies of chance administration with a purpose to be more suitable. the explicit and useful suggestions deals a fast-track formulation for constructing info protection suggestions that are lock-step with enterprise priorities.”

Laura Robinson, vital, Robinson Insight

Chair, protection for company Innovation Council (SBIC)

Program Director, government defense motion discussion board (ESAF)

“The mandate of the knowledge defense functionality is being thoroughly rewritten. regrettably so much heads of safety haven’t picked up at the swap, impeding their companies’ agility and talent to innovate. This booklet makes the case for why defense must swap, and indicates tips on how to start. it will likely be considered as marking the turning element in details safeguard for years to come.”

Dr. Jeremy Bergsman, perform supervisor, CEB

“The international we're accountable to guard is altering dramatically and at an accelerating velocity. know-how is pervasive in nearly each point of our lives. Clouds, virtualization and cellular are redefining computing – and they're only the start of what's to return. Your safety perimeter is outlined via anywhere your details and folks ensue to be. we're attacked through specialist adversaries who're higher funded than we'll ever be. We within the details safety career needs to switch as dramatically because the setting we shield. we'd like new talents and new techniques to do our jobs successfully. We actually have to switch the way in which we think.

Written via the most effective within the enterprise, coping with threat and knowledge safety demanding situations conventional safety conception with transparent examples of the necessity for swap. It additionally offers professional suggestion on the right way to dramatically elevate the luck of your safeguard process and strategies – from facing the misunderstanding of hazard to how you can turn into a Z-shaped CISO.

Managing hazard and data safety is the final word treatise on tips to carry powerful safeguard to the realm we are living in for the subsequent 10 years. it really is absolute needs to interpreting for an individual in our career – and may be at the table of each CISO within the world.”

Dave Cullinane, CISSP

CEO defense Starfish, LLC

“In this evaluate, Malcolm Harkins can provide an insightful survey of the tendencies, threats, and strategies shaping details chance and safety. From regulatory compliance to psychology to the altering possibility context, this paintings presents a compelling creation to an immense subject and trains beneficial cognizance at the results of adjusting expertise and administration practices.”

Dr. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Professor, Stanford legislations School

Co-Director, Stanford middle for foreign safeguard and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University

“Malcolm Harkins will get it. In his new ebook Malcolm outlines the most important forces altering the data safeguard threat panorama from a tremendous photograph point of view, after which is going directly to provide powerful tools of coping with that threat from a practitioner's perspective. the combo makes this ebook precise and a needs to learn for a person attracted to IT risk."

Dennis Devlin AVP, details safety and Compliance, The George Washington University

“Managing hazard and knowledge safety is the first-to-read, must-read publication on details defense for C-Suite executives. it really is obtainable, comprehensible and actionable. No sky-is-falling scare strategies, no techno-babble – simply immediately speak about a significantly vital topic. there is not any larger primer at the economics, ergonomics and psycho-behaviourals of safeguard than this.”

Thornton may well, Futurist, govt Director & Dean, IT management Academy

“Managing danger and knowledge protection is a serious warning call for info defense executives and a ray of sunshine for company leaders. It equips firms with the data required to rework their safety courses from a “culture of no” to at least one fascinated by agility, worth and competitiveness. in contrast to different courses, Malcolm presents transparent and instantly acceptable options to optimally stability the often opposing wishes of chance relief and company development. This publication might be required examining for somebody at the moment serving in, or looking to in achieving, the function of leader details defense Officer.”

Jamil Farshchi, Senior company chief of Strategic making plans and projects, VISA

“For too a long time, enterprise and defense – both genuine or imagined – have been at odds. In dealing with possibility and knowledge safeguard: safeguard to permit, you get what you are expecting – genuine lifestyles functional how one can holiday logjams, have safety truly permit enterprise, and marries protection structure and company structure. Why this e-book? It's written by means of a practitioner, and never simply any practitioner, one of many prime minds in safety today.”

John Stewart, leader safeguard Officer, Cisco

“This publication is a useful consultant to assist protection execs tackle probability in new methods during this alarmingly quickly altering atmosphere. filled with examples which makes it a excitement to learn, the e-book captures sensible methods a ahead pondering CISO can flip info safeguard right into a aggressive virtue for his or her business.

This booklet offers a brand new framework for coping with hazard in an exciting and inspiration scary method. this can switch the best way safeguard pros paintings with their enterprise leaders, and aid get items to industry faster.

The 6 irrefutable legislation of data protection can be on a stone plaque at the table of each safety professional.”

Steven Proctor, vice chairman, Audit & danger administration, Flextronics

What you’ll learn

The e-book describes, at a administration point, the evolving firm defense landscape
It presents tips for a management-level viewers approximately how one can deal with and live to tell the tale risk
Who this publication is for

The target market is made out of CIOs and different IT leaders, CISOs and different info protection leaders, IT auditors, and different leaders of company governance and danger features. even if, it bargains broad attract these within the hazard administration and safety industries.

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Rubber-Clay Nanocomposites: Science, Technology, and by Maurizio Galimberti

By Maurizio Galimberti

The one-stop source for rubber-clay nanocomposite information

The first accomplished, single-volume ebook to assemble the entire most vital facts on rubber-clay nanocomposites in a single position, Rubber-Clay Nanocomposites: technology, expertise, and purposes experiences rubber-clay nanocomposites in an easy-to-reference structure designed for R&D professionals.

Including contributions from specialists from North the United States, Europe, and Asia, the booklet explores the houses of compounds with rubber-clay nanocomposites, together with their rheology, curing kinetics, mechanical houses, and lots of others.

Rubber-clay nanocomposites are of growing to be curiosity to the clinical and technological group, and feature been proven to enhance rubber compound reinforcement and impermeability. those usual mineral fillers are of capability curiosity for large-scale purposes and are already making an influence in different significant fields. full of precious information regarding the synthesis, processing, and mechanics of those strengthened rubbers, the booklet covers different rubber-clay nanocomposites purposes, similar to in automobile tires and as polymer fillers.

Promoting universal wisdom and interpretation of an important facets of rubber-clay nanocomposites, and clarifying the most effects completed within the box of rubbers and crosslinked rubbers—something no longer coated in different books within the field—Rubber-Clay Nanocomposites is helping scientists comprehend morphology, vulcanization, permeability, processing tools, and characterization elements speedy and simply.

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The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted by David L. Ulin

By David L. Ulin

Studying is a progressive act, an act of engagement in a tradition that wishes us to disengage. In The misplaced paintings of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a couple of well timed questions—why is literature vital? What does it provide, specifically now? mixing statement with memoir, Ulin addresses the significance of the easy act of examining in an more and more electronic tradition. examining a e-book, flipping via demanding pages, or shuffling them on screen—it doesn't subject. the secret is the act of analyzing, the seriousness and intensity. Ulin emphasizes the significance of mirrored image and pause allowed via preventing to learn a booklet, and the point of interest required to enable the brain run loose in a global that's not one's personal. faraway from preaching to the choir, The misplaced paintings of Reading is a decision to palms, or particularly, pages.

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Macworld (June 2008)

Macworld, the main widely-read Macintosh journal, has received a myriad of editorial and layout awards through the years. Macworld combines goal product checking out with years of marketplace adventure to offer readers the viewpoint, recommendation, and suggestion to get the main in their Mac. each one factor is loaded with authoritative product studies, professional tricks and assistance, extensive characteristic articles and extra!

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Dodging the Toxic Bullet: How to Protect Yourself from by David R. Boyd

By David R. Boyd

Dodging the poisonous Bullet provides doable options that express how we will be able to dwell longer, more healthy lives by way of respiring fresh air, maintaining a healthy diet meals, ingesting secure water, and utilizing non-toxic items. writer David R. Boyd offers obtainable historical past on various dangers together with mercury in fish, cancer causing agents in cleansing items, lead in toys, and deadly E. coli in floor red meat. His transparent instructions for lowering possibility contain becoming plenty of houseplants, determining entire meals, averting shopper items with powerful or long-lasting smells, and utilizing eco-friendly cleansing items. Easy-to-follow recommendation and informative sidebars and checklists make this vital advisor, specifically for folks of babies and children.

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Sweeteners and Sugar Alternatives in Food Technology, Second

Content material:
Chapter 1 Glycaemic Responses and Toleration (pages 1–26): Geoffrey Livesey
Chapter 2 Dental healthiness (pages 27–61): Anne Maguire
Chapter three Digestive overall healthiness (pages 63–76): Henna Roytio, Kirsti Tiihonen and Arthur C. Ouwehand
Chapter four Calorie keep watch over and Weight administration (pages 77–89): Michele Sadler and Julian D. Stowell
Chapter five Acesulfame ok (pages 91–115): Christian Klug and Gert?Wolfhard von Rymon Lipinski
Chapter 6 Aspartame, Neotame and Advantame (pages 117–136): Dr Kay O'donnell
Chapter 7 Saccharin and Cyclamate (pages 137–166): supply E. Dubois
Chapter eight Sucralose (pages 167–183): Samuel V. Molinary and Mary E. Quinlan
Chapter nine traditional High?Potency Sweeteners (pages 185–212): Michael G. Lindley
Chapter 10 Erythritol (pages 213–241): Peter de Cock
Chapter eleven Isomalt (pages 243–274): Anke Sentko and Ingrid Willibald?Ettle
Chapter 12 Lactitol (pages 275–293): Christos Zacharis
Chapter thirteen Maltitol Powder (pages 295–308): Dr Malcolm W. Kearsley and Ronald C. Deis
Chapter 14 Maltitol Syrups (pages 309–330): Michel Flambeau, Fr?ed?erique Respondek and Anne Wagner
Chapter 15 Sorbitol and Mannitol (pages 331–346): Ronald C. Deis and Dr Malcolm W. Kearsley
Chapter sixteen Xylitol (pages 347–382): Christos Zacharis
Chapter 17 New advancements in Sweeteners (pages 383–396): man Servant and Gwen Rosenberg
Chapter 18 Isomaltulose (pages 397–415): Anke Sentko and Ingrid Willibald?Ettle
Chapter 19 Trehalose (pages 417–431): Takanobu Higashiyama and Alan B. Richards
Chapter 20 Bulking brokers – Multi?Functional components (pages 433–470): Michael Auerbach and Anne?karine Dedman

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Geographical Impact on Coastal Defense Navies: The Entwining by Michael S. Lindberg

By Michael S. Lindberg

Coastal defence navies represent a unique form of naval strength on the earth this day. They own a distinct set of strength constitution and help infrastructure features. And, greater than the other form of army, they're without delay stimulated through the geographical stipulations in their operational environments. This e-book examines and classifies either coastal defence navies and their operational environments. unique recognition is paid to the impression that geography has upon the strength constitution in addition to the method and strategies of those navies.

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Oculus Rift in Action by Bradley Austin Davis, Karen Bryla, Phillips Alexander Benton

By Bradley Austin Davis, Karen Bryla, Phillips Alexander Benton

Oculus Rift in motion introduces the strong Oculus Rift headset and teaches you ways to combine its many beneficial properties into 3D video games and different digital fact studies. You'll begin through figuring out the features of the Rift undefined. Then you'll persist with attention-grabbing and instantly-relevant examples that stroll you thru programming genuine functions utilizing the Oculus SDK. Examples are supplied for either utilizing the Oculus C API at once and for utilizing cohesion, a well-liked improvement and 3D portraits engine, with the Oculus team spirit integration package.

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