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The Cultural Imperative: Global Trends in the 21st Century
The Cultural Imperative: Global Trends in the 21st Century

Will the tidal wave of globalization lead us to a bland and uniform cultural landscape dominated by a unified cultural perspective? Will cultural imperialism triumph in the twenty-first century? Or will the cultural imperative that drives human behavior through religion, language, geography and history maintain its influence on the human...

Coding Places: Software Practice in a South American City (Acting with Technology)
Coding Places: Software Practice in a South American City (Acting with Technology)

Software development would seem to be a quintessential example of today's Internet-enabled "knowledge work"--a global profession not bound by the constraints of geography. In Coding Places, Yuri Takhteyev looks at the work of software developers who inhabit two contexts: a geographical area--in this case, greater Rio de...

Artificial Crime Analysis Systems: Using Computer Simulations and Geographic Information Systems
Artificial Crime Analysis Systems: Using Computer Simulations and Geographic Information Systems
In the last decade there has been a phenomenal growth in interest in crime pattern analysis. Geographic information systems are now widely used in urban police agencies throughout industrial nations. With this, scholarly interest in understanding crime patterns has grown considerably.

Artificial Crime Analysis Systems: Using Computer...

Environmental Chemistry: Asian Lessons
Environmental Chemistry: Asian Lessons
"This book provides significant information on the impact of rapid industrialization and urbanization on air, soil, and water in the Asian environment. Questions at the end of each chapter are appropriately designed for undergraduate students. The author uses various combinations of expert approaches and geoinformation systems, including...
Server Disk Management in a Windows Environment
Server Disk Management in a Windows Environment

Hard drives and disk management receive scant attention from the industry press, yet recent surveys have identified disk failure as the #1 source of server downtime. Combine this fact with the skyrocketing TCO of data storage management, and it is apparent that server disk management is a subject deserving of much more scrutiny.

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Encyclopedia of World Cultures: South Asia
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: South Asia
Contemplation of the huge numbers of people now living in South Asia prompts me to point out that this volume deals with about 20 percent of the world's population (which stood at almost 5 billion in 1986, the year in which the population of South Asia passed the 1 billion mark). The rough geographic limits encompassing this mass of people and...
Utilizing Information Technology Systems Across Disciplines: Advancements in the Application of Computer Science (Premier Reference Source)
Utilizing Information Technology Systems Across Disciplines: Advancements in the Application of Computer Science (Premier Reference Source)
In the information technology age coupled with computer advances, information systems have become an integral part of many disciplines; accordingly, business, marketing, medicine, communication, banking, geography, physics, chemistry, aviation, pilots, forensics, agriculture, and even traf.c lights have one thing in common called...
Social Simulation: Technologies, Advances and New Discoveries (Premier Reference)
Social Simulation: Technologies, Advances and New Discoveries (Premier Reference)
The simulation of social behavior in a variety of domains is an increasingly important technological tool.

eference survey of social simulation work, Social Simulation: Technologies, Advances and New Discoveries comprehensively collects the most exciting developments in the field. Drawing research contributions from a vibrant...

Non-Photorealistic Computer Graphics: Modeling, Rendering and Animation
Non-Photorealistic Computer Graphics: Modeling, Rendering and Animation
Even as developments in photorealistic computer graphics continue to affect our work and leisure activities, practitioners and researchers are devoting more and more attention to non-photorealistic (NPR) techniques for generating images that appear to have been created by hand. These efforts benefit every field in which illustrationsthanks to...
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century

With his classics of social commentary The Geography of Nowhere and Home from Nowhere, James Howard Kunstler has established himself as one of the great commentators on American space and place. Now, with The Long Emergency, he offers a shocking vision of a post-oil future. As a result of artificially cheap fossil-fuel energy, we have...

Alternative Capitalisms: Geographies of Emerging Regions (Hodder Arnold Publication)
Alternative Capitalisms: Geographies of Emerging Regions (Hodder Arnold Publication)
This book aims to examine the effects of globalization and economic and political transformations in the 'emerging regions' of Latin America and the Caribbean, East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union and East Asia by looking at development trajectories and the pathways of both economic and political change. This is a unique approach in...
Restoration and Development of the Degraded Loess Plateau, China (Ecological Research Monographs)
Restoration and Development of the Degraded Loess Plateau, China (Ecological Research Monographs)

This book presents state-of-the-art scientific evidence and technological innovations to restore lands on the Loess Plateau of China, known worldwide for its serious land degradation and desertification problems. Supported by a rapidly developing Chinese economy and the dissemination of effective technology, the Grain-for-Green Project and...

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