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Communicating Science: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Physical Scientists
Communicating Science: A Practical Guide for Engineers and Physical Scientists

Read this book before you write your thesis or journal paper! Communicating Science is a textbook and reference on scientific writing oriented primarily at researchers in the physical sciences and engineering. It is written from the perspective of an experienced researcher. It draws on the authors' experience of teaching and working with...

How to Research
How to Research
"...an immensely useful resource." - Nursing Times Research "As a graduate research student, I have come across a number of books claiming to inform the reader 'how to research', and have become sceptical...This book challenges that scepticism and is to be warmly welcomed." - Research Policy and Planning." "...an...
Digital Communities in a Networked Society: e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Government
Digital Communities in a Networked Society: e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Government
Digital Communities in a Networked Society: e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Government deals with the accelerating evolution in the computerization of society. This evolution, or should we call it a revolution, is dominantly driven by the Internet, and documented by the novelties introduced, year by year, by Information and Communication Technologies....
Better Business Decisions from Data: Statistical Analysis for Professional Success
Better Business Decisions from Data: Statistical Analysis for Professional Success

Everyone encounters statistics on a daily basis. They are used in proposals, reports, requests, and advertisements, among others, to support assertions, opinions, and theories. Unless you’re a trained statistician, it can be bewildering. What are the numbers really saying or not saying? Better Business Decisions from Data:...

Computability: Turing, Gödel, Church, and Beyond
Computability: Turing, Gödel, Church, and Beyond

In the 1930s a series of seminal works published by Alan Turing, Kurt Gödel, Alonzo Church, and others established the theoretical basis for computability. This work, advancing precise characterizations of effective, algorithmic computability, was the culmination of intensive investigations into the foundations of mathematics. In the...

The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence: A Philosophical Inquiry
The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence: A Philosophical Inquiry
The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence critically evaluates claims concerning the status of SETI as a genuine scientific research program and examines the attempts to establish contact with other intelligent life forms in the past thirty years.

Despite a wealth of science fiction and scientific speculation on the origins of
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The Moral Status of Technical Artefacts (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology)
The Moral Status of Technical Artefacts (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology)

This book considers the question: to what extent does it make sense to qualify technical artefacts as moral entities? The authors’ contributions trace recent proposals and topics including instrumental and non-instrumental values of artefacts, agency and artefactual agency, values in and around technologies, and the moral significance...

Trustworthy Execution on Mobile Devices (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science)
Trustworthy Execution on Mobile Devices (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science)

This brief considers the various stakeholders in today's mobile device ecosystem, and analyzes why widely-deployed hardware security primitives on mobile device platforms are inaccessible to application developers and end-users. Existing proposals are also evaluated for leveraging such primitives, and proves that they can indeed...

Data Model Patterns: A Metadata Map (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)
Data Model Patterns: A Metadata Map (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems)
A very ambitious undertaking, masterfully described. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first published version of the detailed models implied by the Zachman Framework. David Hay builds the models one step at a time, describing in each increment why the new entities were added, and how they related to the rest of the model. At least as...
Legislative XML for the Semantic Web: Principles, Models, Standards for Document Management
Legislative XML for the Semantic Web: Principles, Models, Standards for Document Management

The Internet already is the broadest and most used source of legal information: in the web one can find most statutory texts (all in some jurisdictions), a vast amount of case law, huge repertoires of doctrinal contributions, many blogs and fora discussing different legal issues. Moreover, as legal activities (legislative,...

Fuzzy Quantifiers: A Computational Theory (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing)
Fuzzy Quantifiers: A Computational Theory (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing)
From a linguistic perspective, it is quantification which makes all the difference between “having no dollars” and “having a lot of dollars”. And it is the meaning of the quantifier “most” which eventually decides if “Most Americans voted Kerry” or “Most Americans voted Bush” (as it...
The Coder's Path to Wealth and Independence
The Coder's Path to Wealth and Independence

Developers, programmers, technical architects, and consultants: You are highly skilled and have deep commitment to your craft as well as the motivation to excel. It’s time to step away from the perceived security of a full-time salaried position, or a marginally successful solo business, and step into a world of freedom, independence,...

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