MP3: The Definitive Guide MP3, standing for MPEG-1, Layer 3, is a codec for compressing the size of audio files for digital distribution. Much more than a definition, MP3 is nothing less than a cultural and economic revolution on the Internet. Every day, hundreds of thousands of MP3 music files are searched for, shared, recorded and listened to by computer and Internet... Replay: The History of Video Games
A riveting account of the birth and remarkable evolution of the most important development in entertainment since television, Replay: The History of Video Games is the ultimate history of video games. From its origins in the research labs of the 1940s to the groundbreaking success of the Wii, Replay sheds new light on gaming's past. Along...
History of Japan: A brief history of Japan - the Land of the Rising Sun
The interminable history of Japan is a fascinating tale of perseverance and hardship but also of beauty, art, and triumph.
Japanese culture, way of life, and other aspects of the society draw in a lot of interest from folks all over the world, and this country has become something of a focal point for many connoisseurs of popular...
Public Service Excellence in the 21st Century
This book combines academic wisdom and practitioners’ insights to critically examine the challenges faced by civil service systems in the 21st Century. Moreover, the book evaluates what types of civil servants are needed to tackle critical issues such as rapidly ageing populations, increased urbanisation,...
The Art of Error Correcting Coding Building on the success of the first edition, which offered a practical introductory approach to the techniques of error concealment, this book, now fully revised and updated, provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject and includes a wealth of additional features. The Art of Error Correcting Coding, Second Edition explores... Natural Computing: 4th International Workshop on Natural Computing
The complex behavior of systems in nature is rooted in intricate mechanisms of interaction that often supersede human-made systems in terms of reliability, power efficiency, and computational capacity. Researchers have begun to realize that natural systems are a great source of inspiration for novel algorithms in computation and communication...
Autonomous Robotic Systems (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences) This book constitutes the presentations made at the Advanced Research Workshop on Autonomous Robotic Systems, which was held at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, June 1997. The aim of the meeting was to bring together leading researchers in the area of autonomous systems for mobility and manipulation, and the aim of this book is to share the... GeoSpatial Semantics: 4th International Conference, GeoS 2011, Brest, France, May 12-13, 2011
The fourth edition of the International Conference on Geospatial Semantics
(GeoS 2011) was held in Brest, France, during May 12–13, 2011.
Geospatial semantics (GEOS) is an emerging research area in the domain of
geographic information science. It aims at exploring strategies, computational
methods, and tools to support...
Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Residues (Studies in Environmental Science)
The International Ash Working Group (IAWG) was established in 1989 to conduct an
in-depth review of the existing scientific data and develop a state-of-knowledge treatise
on MSW incinerator residue characterisation, disposal, treatment and utilisation. The
topics of operator and worker health and safety, and health risk assessment...
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