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Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide
Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide
Why do people become extremists? What makes people become so dismissive of opposing views? Why is political and cultural polarization so pervasive in America? Why do groups of teenagers, investors, and corporations take unnecessary risks? What leads groups to engage in such destructive acts as terrorism and ethic cleansing?

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Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism: Emergency Response and Public Protection
Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism: Emergency Response and Public Protection
This book provides guidance on measures that should be considered to protect human lives from terrorist activities involving nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. It provides a historical summary of the development and use of these weapons, and continues with a detailed discussion of the types of radiation and warfare agents that are...
A Lighter Footprint: A Practical Guide to Minimising Your Impact on the Planet
A Lighter Footprint: A Practical Guide to Minimising Your Impact on the Planet
I believe that global warming is the biggest issue facing humanity today – it represents a far greater threat than terrorism, fundamentalism, or nuclear war. I am not alone in this belief. Scientists and many policymakers agree that the global population must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 60 per cent...
Advances in Ambient Intelligence: Volume 164 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Advances in Ambient Intelligence: Volume 164 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications

Ambient Intelligence lies at the confluence of several trends: the continued decrease in cost and size of computing technology; the increasing availability of networking and communication infrastructure; the growing public familiarity/comfort with computing artifacts; and practical advances in artificial intelligence. These developments make...

Introduction to Security, Eighth Edition
Introduction to Security, Eighth Edition

Introduction to Security, 8th Edition, has been the leading introduction to private security for over thirty years, celebrated for its balanced and professional approach to this increasingly important area. Now the eighth edition expands the key topics and adds material on important issues in the 21st c environment.

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Outspoken: Free Speech Stories
Outspoken: Free Speech Stories
"America's national obsession with asserting, and quelling, free-speech comes alive in this collection of profiles of First Amendment firebrands.Ê.Ê.Ê. The author goes beyond the usual polarized corners of political correctness.Ê.Ê.Ê.Êher nuanced treatment of all sides of the debate makes this a...
Criminology For Dummies
Criminology For Dummies

Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime

Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime. You'll gain real-world...

Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism
Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism
"Dan Byman has written what will likely become the standard text on state-sponsored terrorism. Deadly Connections is an important book that not only fills a long-standing gap in the field of terrorism studies, but significantly advances our understanding of this particularly opaque and complex phenomenon." --Bruce Hoffman, author of...
Terrorism's Unanswered Questions (Praeger Security International)
Terrorism's Unanswered Questions (Praeger Security International)

Despite the growth of interest in the study of terrorism since 9/11, terrorism analysts rarely take a multidisciplinary approach to the subject. This leaves a number of terrorism's characteristics to be explored in new and unique ways. Terrorism's Unanswered Questions brings together scholars from the fields of criminology,...

Differential Diagnosis in Neurology (Biomedical and Health Research, Vol. 67)
Differential Diagnosis in Neurology (Biomedical and Health Research, Vol. 67)

Differential Diagnosis in Neurology grew out of the author's daily morning reports with neurology residents and the examination of patients in front of colleagues over the last 30 years. The essence of 'differential diagnosis' is 'splitting' rather than 'lumping'. It requires bringing knowledge to the table and...

Encyclopedia of Disasters: Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies
Encyclopedia of Disasters: Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies
This encyclopedia is a descriptive, illustrated account of disasters, both natural and human-induced, that have occurred throughout the world at different times over the past two thousand years. They include experiences of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, extremes of weather, droughts, pandemic illnesses, land subsidence and...
Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War
Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War
"Six-Legged Soldiers is an excellent account of the affect arthropod-borne diseases have had on warfare...This book will inspire readers to understand...threats and prepare new methods to combat them."--Nature, November 2008

"Both science and military history buffs will learn much from Lockwood, a self-described skeptic
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