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Jacquard's Web: How a Hand-Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age
Jacquard's Web: How a Hand-Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age
Circuits from silk? Today's technophiles probably have no idea how much today's computer technology owes to the invention of one ingenuous textile manufacturer in nineteenth-century France. Here, master storyteller James Essinger shows through a series of remarkable and meticulously researched historical connections how the Jacquard loom...
Multimodal Usability (Human-Computer Interaction Series)
Multimodal Usability (Human-Computer Interaction Series)

This preface tells the story of how Multimodal Usability responds to a special challenge. Chapter 1 describes the goals and structure of this book.

The idea of describing how to make multimodal computer systems usable arose in the European Network of Excellence SIMILAR – “Taskforce for creating human-machine...

The Westside Slugger: Joe Neal's Lifelong Fight for Social Justice (Volume 1) (Shepperson Series in Nevada History)
The Westside Slugger: Joe Neal's Lifelong Fight for Social Justice (Volume 1) (Shepperson Series in Nevada History)
The Westside Slugger is the powerful story of civil rights in Las Vegas and Nevada through the eyes and experience of Joe Neal, a history-making state lawmaker in Nevada. Neal rose from humble beginnings in Mound, Louisiana, during the Great Depression to become the first African American to serve in the Nevada State...
EVE Online: ISK Strategy Guide
EVE Online: ISK Strategy Guide
EVE Online is a popular sci-fi MMORPG with the reputation of being one of, if not the most complex and unforgiving MMO on the market. There are many players with years of experience playing EVE without ever fully understanding the game or achieving any kind of notable success.

This book differs from all the other written
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Investing in Shares For Dummies
Investing in Shares For Dummies
Houses, gold, tulips . . . our idea of what constitutes a good ‘investment’ has changed dramatically over time but one precious, valuable idea still holds true: that shares over the long term have been a great investment and have without doubt made their intrepid ‘holders’ returns of between 5 and 7 per...
Longman English Grammar Practice
Longman English Grammar Practice
This book provides grammar exercises for students working on their own, with an integrated key at the back for reference. The book can be used in any order depending on the personal needs of the students and the exercises are not arranged in order of increasing difficulty, but are marked with asterisks to indicate their relative degree of...
Insider Threat: Protecting the Enterprise from Sabotage, Spying, and Theft
Insider Threat: Protecting the Enterprise from Sabotage, Spying, and Theft
I was sitting at my desk when my phone rang. I answered the phone and it was a
large pharmaceutical company who was interested in consulting services.They
started off the conversation stating that they had some problems and thought that
my company might be able to help.They had noticed a trend with one of their foreign...
A Brief History of Neoliberalism
A Brief History of Neoliberalism
Neoliberalism--the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action--has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Writing for a wide audience, David Harvey, author of The New Imperialism and The Condition of Postmodernity, here tells the...
Come, Let's Play: Scenario-Based Programming Using LSCs and the Play-Engine
Come, Let's Play: Scenario-Based Programming Using LSCs and the Play-Engine
This book does not tell a story. Instead, it is about stories. Or rather, in technical terms, it is about scenarios. Scenarios of system behavior. It concentrates on reactive systems, be they software or hardware, or combined computer-embedded systems, including distributed and real-time systems.

We propose a
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The Animator's Survival Kit, Expanded Edition: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators
The Animator's Survival Kit, Expanded Edition: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators
The definitive book on animation, from the Academy Award-winning animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Animation is one of the hottest areas of filmmaking today--and the master animator who bridges the old generation and the new is Richard Williams. During his fifty years in the business, Williams has been
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Grant Writing For Dummies
Grant Writing For Dummies

Learn to:

  • Navigate federal grant databases and apply online for grants
  • Find the most current public and private sector grant opportunities
  • Create strong statements of need
  • Submit applications that meet funders’ expectations

Your comprehensive...

Women Leaders at Work: Untold Tales of Women Achieving Their Ambitions
Women Leaders at Work: Untold Tales of Women Achieving Their Ambitions

I was seven years old when my mother showed me her most treasured jewels. Taking my hand in hers, she walked me through the giant oak doors of our town library where she showed me the Orange Books, biographies of historical men and women of achievement. Certainly, there were far fewer books of women than men, but there they were—women...

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