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Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (Penguin Books)
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (Penguin Books)
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize

The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan


With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret
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The Coming of Materials Science (Pergamon Materials Series)
The Coming of Materials Science (Pergamon Materials Series)

Hardbound. The Coming of Materials Science both covers the discipline of materials science, and draws an impressionistic map of the present state of the subject.

The first chapter examines the emergence of the materials science concept, in both academe and industry. The second and third chapters delve back into the prehistory of...

Canadian Semantic Web: Technologies and Applications
Canadian Semantic Web: Technologies and Applications

The emergence of Web technologies for the distribution of an immense amount of data and knowledge has given rise to the need for supportive frameworks for knowledge management. Semantic Web technologies aim at providing shared semantic spaces for Web contents, such that people, applications and communities can use a common platform to share...

Programming Many-Core Chips
Programming Many-Core Chips

Parallel computing has been confined, for much of its over 40 year history, to highly specialized, technology-wise advanced domains such as scientific computing or telecommunications. There were only a few experts who had the background and experience to write efficient, robust and scalable programs for these parallel machines.

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Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (McGraw-Hill Communications Engineering)
Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (McGraw-Hill Communications Engineering)
THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO EPON
Written by one of the authors of the IEEE802.3ah standard, this is the first book to fully explain the EPON architecture, analyze its performance, and annotate the standard.

Clearly addressing efficiency, performance, and implementation issues, Ethernet Passive Optical Networks...

The Economics of Open Source Software Development
The Economics of Open Source Software Development
Open Source Software (OSS) development appears to present a stark contrast to traditional production and innovation methods and an unlikely contestant in the marketplace. Some of the most striking features are that OSS development is based on contributions of volunteer programmers, that these programmers only associated with each other through...
Information Systems: Achieving Success by Avoiding Failure
Information Systems: Achieving Success by Avoiding Failure
Despite people’s best efforts information systems are particularly prone to failure. Some systems never materialize, others appear late and/or over budget and those that are implemented often fail to deliver the promised levels of performance. The consequences of these failures affect people throughout the organization concerned and beyond,...
The Trend Following Bible: How Professional Traders Compound Wealth and Manage Risk
The Trend Following Bible: How Professional Traders Compound Wealth and Manage Risk

A proven approach to trading success based on the best commodity trading advisors

Profiting from long-term trends is the most common path to success for traders. The challenge is recognizing the emergence of a trend and determining where to enter and exit the market. The Trend Following Bible shows individual traders...

Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications uncovers the growing and expanding phenomenon of human behavior, social constructs, and communication in online environments. This multiple volume publication presents the latest research on social change, evolving networks, media, and interaction with technology to offer...

The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory
The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory
Over the last thirty years, postcolonial critiques of European imperial practices have transformed our understanding of colonial ideology, resistance, and cultural contact. The Enlightenment has played a complex but often unacknowledged role in this discussion, alternately reviled and venerated as the harbinger of colonial dominion and avatar of...
The Ethics of Computer Games
The Ethics of Computer Games
Despite the emergence of computer games as a dominant cultural industry (and the accompanying emergence of computer games as the subject of scholarly research), we know little or nothing about the ethics of computer games. Considerations of the morality of computer games seldom go beyond intermittent portrayals of them in the mass media as training...
Genetic Toxicology and Cancer Risk Assessment
Genetic Toxicology and Cancer Risk Assessment

Presents state-of-the-art regulatory cancer risk assessment models including a biologically based model for two-hit carcinogenesis and cell proliferation!

This book comprehensively reviews the various roles of genetic toxicology in human cancer risk assessment conducted by United States and worldwide regulatory
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