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Maoism: A Global History
Maoism: A Global History
*** WINNER OF THE 2019 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NAYEF AL-RODHAN PRIZE FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING
SHORTLISTED FOR DEUTSCHER PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING***
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McLuhan’s Galaxies: Science Fiction Film Aesthetics in Light of Marshall McLuhan’s Thought (Second Language Learning and Teaching)
McLuhan’s Galaxies: Science Fiction Film Aesthetics in Light of Marshall McLuhan’s Thought (Second Language Learning and Teaching)

This groundbreaking book uses observations made by Marshall McLuhan to analyze the aesthetics of science fiction films, treating them as visual metaphors or probes into the new reality dominated by electronic media:

-          it considers the relations between the senses and...

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression
One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character's emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from...
C Traps and Pitfalls
C Traps and Pitfalls
C Traps and Pitfalls teaches how the peculiarities of the C language make it easy for the intended behavior of a program and the actual behavior of a program to differ. The book's experienced author, Koenig, follows up with examples and helpful advice on many of these "pitfalls." Each chapter includes exercises for...
The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics
The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics

One of the enduring concerns of moral philosophy is deciding who or what is deserving of ethical consideration. Much recent attention has been devoted to the "animal question" -- consideration of the moral status of nonhuman animals. In this book, David Gunkel takes up the "machine question": whether and to what extent...

Aggressive Network Self-Defense
Aggressive Network Self-Defense
I'm Mad As Hell, and I'm Not Gonna Take it Anymore!
  • Analyze the technical, legal, and financial ramifications of revolutionary and controversial network strike-back and active defense techniques.
  • Follow the travails of eight system administrators who take cyber law into their own hands.
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Behold a Pale Horse
Behold a Pale Horse
Sometime ago I had the opportunity to meet William Cooper and his wife Annie. It was part of my job to verify whether this man did indeed speak the truth or was just another person seeking fame and fortune. What I found was a rugged, bulldog, driven individual who was kind, thoughtful and tenderhearted. He was truly concerned about you and your...
Nanotechnology : Science, Innovation, and Opportunity
Nanotechnology : Science, Innovation, and Opportunity

 

Inside the Emerging Multibillion-Dollar Nanotechnology Industry

Suddenly, nanotechnology isn't science fiction or mere theory: It's becoming one of the world's fastest-growing, highest-impact industries. In Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and...

Mostly Codeless Game Development: New School Game Engines
Mostly Codeless Game Development: New School Game Engines
Get a head start in your game development career with this all-genre guide for absolute beginners. Whether you're into action games, role-playing games, or interactive fiction, we've got you covered. Mostly Codeless Game Development empowers new developers with little or no previous...
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers
The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

An affectionate if impressionistic portrayal of one of the century's greatest and strangest mathematicians. Though little known among nonmathematicians, Erdos, who died in 1996 at age 83, was a legend among his colleagues. According to Hoffman (Archimedes' Revenge, 1988), the Hungarian was so devoted to mathematics that he went without...

The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence
As far back as the ancient Greek civilization, people have imagined machines and mechanical men that could work and think like any human. One Greek myth, for example, tells of the Greek god Hephaestus, who built mechanical men to forge powerful weapons and spectacular jewelry. When the king of Crete requested that he make a giant man to guard his...
From Alien To The Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film
From Alien To The Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film
    ‘I really enjoyed From Alien to The Matrix, it seemed like an incredibly necessary book – arming the geeks with tools to read films for the DVD generation – and possibly regeneration. Clear, simple text, in which an understanding of slash fiction is as important to the...
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