Heads Up Philosophy
The second installment in DK’s new Heads Up series, Heads Up Philosophy addresses the issues and theories that are most intriguing and relevant to the curious minds of teens — making a difficult topic easier to comprehend. Questions such as “What is knowledge?” “What is reality?” “What is the mind?” and “What’s right and wrong?” are all addressed, offering big ideas, simply explained. Written and designed specifically for the teen market, Heads Up Philosophy combines challenging but clear tex…
Service User and Carer Involvement in Education for Health and Social Care: Promoting Partnership for Health
This book is unique in that it will appeal to practitioners, policy makers, and commissioners in health and social care practice and education who buy in to the principles of service user engagement, but who find it hard to know how to progress the practicalities. Based on the set up and running of the unique and very successful Comensus project, this practical and accessible text will provide a framework for building authentic and sustainable community engagement in health and social care ed…
The Official Study Guide for All SAT Subject Tests
The only source of previously-administered practice tests for all 20 SAT Subject Tests Every year nearly 600,000 high school students take one or more SAT Subject Tests. Many selective colleges recommend or require them for admission or placement. The Official Study Guide for All SAT Subject Tests is the only source of official questions and answers for all 20 SAT Subject Test exams, and it is the only comprehensive guide developed by the test maker. This all-new editionincludes the following…
MR Architecture + Decor
MR Architecture + Decor’s work-which, true to its name, straddles the line between architecture and interior design-is driven by the belief that close collaborations with clients lead to personalized and intimate homes. The first collection of the firm’s 20 years of work includes a brief history of the firm, founded by David Mann. Featuring seven never-before-seen projects, the text not only describes each project but also includes two distinct points of view: that of MR Architecture + D…
Applied Scanning Probe Methods III: Characterization (NanoScience and Technology) (v. 3)
The Nobel Prize of 1986 on Sc- ning Tunneling Microscopy sig- led a new era in imaging. The sc- ning probes emerged as a new i- trument for imaging with a pre- sion suf?cient to delineate single atoms. At ?rst there were two – the Scanning Tunneling Microscope, or STM, and the Atomic Force Mic- scope, or AFM. The STM relies on electrons tunneling between tip and sample whereas the AFM depends on the force acting on the tip when it was placed near the sample. These were quickly followed by the…
Introduction to Cryptography
Authors: Delfs, Hans, Knebl, Helmut
New edition of successful cryptography textbook
Describes SHA-3 standard for cryptographic hash functions (Keccak), elliptic curve cryptosystems, and quantum cryptography
Suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in cryptography
About this Textbook / About the authors
The first part of this book covers the key concepts of cryptography on an undergraduate level, from encryption and digital signatures to cryptographic protocols. Essential techniques…
Jump Start Git
Get a Jump Start on version control with Git today!
Most engineers we meet prefer Git over other distributed version control systems.
These systems let you store different versions of project files and directories, so you can roll back to an earlier one if something goes wrong. And since they’re distributed, they smooth the path for dev team collaboration.
But what is it about Git that makes it mission-critical on so many web projects?
Spend just one weekend with this hands-on tutorial, and …
Growing Jobs Transforming the Way We Approach Economic Development
This compelling book provides concrete examples and practical guidelines for addressing the most serious economic challenge facing the United States and every community in the nation: growing good jobs and enabling people to function effectively in these occupations.
* Lays out a methodology that enables each community to find its unique path towards the common vision of an economy that works for all citizens
* Provides suggestions for moving the community from the current system to a “tr…
While most books written about Rails cater to programmers looking for information on data structures, Learning Rails targets web developers whose programming experience is tied directly to the Web.Rather than begin with the inner layers of a Rails web application–the models and controllers–this unique book approaches Rails development from the outer layer: the application interface. You’ll learn how to create something visible with Rails before reaching the more difficult database models an…
Advances in Neural Networks: Computational Intelligence for ICT (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies)
This carefully edited book is putting emphasis on computational and artificial intelligent methods for learning and their relative applications in robotics, embedded systems, and ICT interfaces for psychological and neurological diseases. The book is a follow-up of the scientific workshop on Neural Networks (WIRN 2015) held in Vietri sul Mare, Italy, from the 20th to the 22nd of May 2015. The workshop, at its 27th edition became a traditional scientific event that brought together scientists …