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Nervous States: Democracy and the Decline of Reason
Nervous States: Democracy and the Decline of Reason

In this age of intense political conflict, we sense objective fact is growing less important. Experts are attacked as partisan, statistics and scientific findings are decried as propaganda, and public debate devolves into personal assaults. How did we get here, and what can we do about it?

In this...

Manufacturing Advantage: War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry, 1776–1848 (Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia)
Manufacturing Advantage: War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry, 1776–1848 (Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia)

How manufacturing textiles and guns transformed the United States from colonial dependent to military power.

In 1783, the Revolutionary War drew to a close, but America was still threatened by enemies at home and abroad. The emerging nation faced tax rebellions, Indian warfare, and hostilities with France and...

Wireless Data Demystified (Mcgraw-Hill Demystified Series)
Wireless Data Demystified (Mcgraw-Hill Demystified Series)
UNDERSTAND WIRELESS DATA COMPLETELY, EASILY WITH WIRELESS DATA DEMYSTIFIED

Wireless subscribers are up, but revenue per subscriber isn’t – and it isn’t going to be unless wireless service providers can provide more than plain-vanilla voice services. The road to successful deployment of data services...

A Theory of the Drone
A Theory of the Drone
Drone warfare has raised profound ethical and constitutional questions both in the halls of Congress and among the U.S. public. Not since debates over nuclear warfare has American military strategy been the subject of discussion in living rooms, classrooms, and houses of worship. Yet as this groundbreaking new work shows, the full...
Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame: From Novice to Professional
Beginning Game Development with Python and Pygame: From Novice to Professional
Like music and movies, video games are rapidly becoming an integral part of our lives. Over the years, you've yearned for every new gaming console, mastered each blockbuster within weeks after its release, and have even won a local gaming competition or two. But lately you've been spending a lot of time thinking about a game idea of your own, or...
Socially Responsible IT Management
Socially Responsible IT Management
"A recommended read for all IT professionals and a must read for those in management."Tom Molnar, business systems analyst

"The combination of practicality, ease of implementation, and positive return on investment is what makes this book work so well. The easy-to-implement action steps makes dealing with these ten social
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Asymmetric Warfare in South Asia: The Causes and Consequences of the Kargil Conflict
Asymmetric Warfare in South Asia: The Causes and Consequences of the Kargil Conflict

The 1999 conflict between India and Pakistan near the town of Kargil in contested Kashmir was the first military clash between two nuclear-armed powers since the 1969 Sino-Soviet war. Kargil was a landmark event not because of its duration or casualties, but because it contained a very real risk of nuclear escalation. Until the Kargil...

CISSP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 4th Ed. (All-in-One)
CISSP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 4th Ed. (All-in-One)
All-in-One is All You Need

Fully revised for the latest exam release, this authoritative volume offers thorough coverage of all the material on the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. Written by a renowned security expert and CISSP, this guide features complete details on all 10 exam domains...

X3D: Extensible 3D Graphics for Web Authors (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive 3D Technology)
X3D: Extensible 3D Graphics for Web Authors (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive 3D Technology)
In the early days of the Web a need was recognized for a language to display 3D objects through a browser. An HTML-like language, VRML, was proposed in 1994 and became the standard for describing interactive 3D objects and worlds on the Web. 3D Web courses were started, several best-selling books were published, and VRML continues to be used today....
The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics
The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have profoundly changed many aspects of life, including the nature of entertainment, work, communication, education, healthcare, industrial production and business, social relations and conflicts. They have had a radical and widespread impact on our moral lives and hence on contemporary...

The Ancient Sailing Season (Mnemosyne Supplements History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity) (Latin Edition)
The Ancient Sailing Season (Mnemosyne Supplements History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity) (Latin Edition)

A comprehensive examination of the effects of the shifting seasons on maritime trade, warfare and piracy durig antiquity, this book overturns many long-held assumptions concerning the capabilities of Graeco-Roman ships and sailors.

It is the long-standing belief among classical scholars that seafaring on the ancient Mediterranean
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Information Warfare: corporate attack and defence in a digital world (Computer Weekly Professional)
Information Warfare: corporate attack and defence in a digital world (Computer Weekly Professional)
The idea for this book came out of a need to find a text for a unit in Information Warfare given to Doctor of Business Administration students. Most of the existing texts had a military flavour and so did not suit our task. Others concentrated on security aspects and assumed some level of knowledge in this area. What we wanted was a text that...
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