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We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom
We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom
"A wise and thorough investigation." - Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower and The Terror Years

Starting in late 2012, Westerners working in Syria -- journalists and aid workers -- began disappearing without a trace. A year later the world learned they had been taken hostage by the
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In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi'ism between Pakistan and the Middle East (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks)
In a Pure Muslim Land: Shi'ism between Pakistan and the Middle East (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks)
Centering Pakistan in a story of transnational Islam stretching from South Asia to the Middle East, Simon Wolfgang Fuchs offers the first in-depth ethnographic history of the intellectual production of Shi'is and their religious competitors in this "Land of the Pure." The notion of Pakistan as the pinnacle of modern global...
Collaborative Geographic Information Systems
Collaborative Geographic Information Systems
Many advances in the integration of group spatial modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), and the Internet have occurred in recent years; however, there is a lack of materials to highlight the transdisciplinary characteristics and impacts of this convergence while providing a uniform and consistent treatment of this expanding field of...
The Code Book: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It
The Code Book: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It

It’s known as the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history’s most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War,...

Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You
Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You
At the beginning of the twentieth century, H. G. Wells predicted that statistical thinking would be as necessary for citizenship in a technological world as the ability to read and write. But in the twenty-first century, we are often overwhelmed by a baffling array of percentages and probabilities as we try to navigate in a world dominated...
Java Web Services
Java Web Services
Java Web Services shows you how to use SOAP to perform remote method calls and message
passing; how to use WSDL to describe the interface to a web service or understand
the interface of someone else's service; and how to use UDDI to advertise (publish) and look
up services in each local or global registry. Java Web Services also
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Developing Java Web Services: Architecting and Developing Secure Web Services Using Java
Developing Java Web Services: Architecting and Developing Secure Web Services Using Java
"I commend this book to you as your springboard to the future of how to make the Net work."
-from the Foreword by Simon Phipps, Chief Technology Evangelist, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

This hands-on developer's guide to Web services prepares you for the next level of distributed computing. The authors clearly show
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The Lanczos Method: Evolution and Application (Software, Environments and Tools)
The Lanczos Method: Evolution and Application (Software, Environments and Tools)
'I recommend this book to anyone who wants to appreciate the often subtle interactions between algorithm research and engineering applications. For the engineer, it comprehensively summarizes 25 years of intellectual development in the understanding of the basic Lanczos algorithm and its many variants. For the numerical analysts, it describes the...
Coherent Flow Structures at Earth's Surface
Coherent Flow Structures at Earth's Surface

An expert review of recent progress in the study of turbulent flows with a focus on recently identified organized structures. 

This book reviews the recent progress in the study of the turbulent flows that sculpt the Earth’s surface, focusing in particular on the organized structures that have been
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Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook's Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Make Your Mark in the World with the Five Success Principles of the World-Changing Social Media Site

If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world.
Facebook accounts for one of every seven minutes spent online.
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What's Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe
What's Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe
A playful and entertaining look at science on The Simpsons

This amusing book explores science as presented on the longest-running and most popular animated TV series ever made: The Simpsons. Over the years, the show has examined such issues as genetic mutation, time travel, artificial intelligence, and even aliens.
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Electronics Cookbook: Practical Electronic Recipes with Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Electronics Cookbook: Practical Electronic Recipes with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

If you’re among the many hobbyists and designers who came to electronics through Arduino and Raspberry Pi, this cookbook will help you learn and apply the basics of electrical engineering without the need for an EE degree. Through a series of practical recipes, you’ll learn how to solve specific problems while diving into...

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