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Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
Our civilization runs on software. Yet the art of creating it continues to be a dark mystery, even to the experts, and the greater our ambitions, the more spectacularly we seem to fail.

Big software projects regularly crash and burn--just ask the FBI and the IRS, the Pentagon and the FAA, or any decent-size corporation. The...

The New Language of Business: SOA & Web 2.0
The New Language of Business: SOA & Web 2.0
In The New Language of Business, senior IBM executive Sandy Carter demonstrates how to leverage SOA, Web 2.0, and related technologies to drive new levels of operational excellence and business innovation.

Writing for executives and business leaders inside and outside IT, Carter explains why flexibility and responsiveness...

The Black Death (Great Historic Disasters)
The Black Death (Great Historic Disasters)
In 1346, Europe was hit by the worst natural disaster in its recorded history: the Black Death. Generally believed to be a combination of bubonic plague and two other plague strains, the Black Death ravaged the length and breadth of Europe from Sicily to Norway, from Ireland to Russia, for five terrible years. Scholars can...
The Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People (2 Volume Set)
The Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People (2 Volume Set)
The Encyclopedia of Rural America is dedicated to the land and its people. Rural America is characterized by its vast expansiveness and its diversity. Of the nation's 1.9 billion acres, 1.8 billion acres are in rural areas or federal lands. It is a land of crop and pasture land, forests and wetlands, mountains and deserts, sea coasts and inland...
Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas
Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas

When does the pursuit of self-interest go too far, lapsing into morally unacceptable behaviour? Until the unprecedented events of the recent global financial crisis economists often seemed unconcerned with this question, even suggesting that "greed is good." A closer look, however, suggests that greed and lust are generally...

Where Men Hide
Where Men Hide
"If you ask men if they spend any time hiding, they usually look at you as if you're nuts. 'What, me hide?' But if you ask women whether men hide, they immediately know what you mean." -- from Where Men Hide

Where Men Hide is a spirited tour of the dark and often dirty places men go to find comfort, camaraderie,...

Labour Women in Power: Cabinet Ministers in the Twentieth Century
Labour Women in Power: Cabinet Ministers in the Twentieth Century

This book examines the political lives and contributions of Margaret Bondfield, Ellen Wilkinson, Barbara Castle, Judith Hart and Shirley Williams, the only five women to achieve Cabinet rank in a Labour Government from the party’s creation until Blair became Prime Minister. Paula Bartley brings together newly discovered...

Ms Ice Sandwich (Japanese Novellas)
Ms Ice Sandwich (Japanese Novellas)

"Delightful… Kawakami’s dialogue, fluidly rendered into English by Louise Heal Kawai, captures beautifully and with great humor the eager dynamism of a child’s mind." — World Literature Today

"A subtle and endearing novella with a sweet sense of humor. Kawakami touches on loss,...

Hacking the Hacker: Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers
Hacking the Hacker: Learn From the Experts Who Take Down Hackers

Meet the world's top ethical hackers and explore the tools of the trade

Hacking the Hacker takes you inside the world of cybersecurity to show you what goes on behind the scenes, and introduces you to the men and women on the front lines of this technological arms race. Twenty-six of the world's top white hat...

Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things
Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things

"A looking glass tale for the computer age." —School Library Journal

Lauren Ipsum is a whimsical journey through a land where logic and computer science come to life.

Meet Lauren, an adventurer lost in Userland who needs to find her way home by solving a series of puzzles. As...

Who's Pulling Your Strings?: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life
Who's Pulling Your Strings?: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life

Many people suffer from relationships that leave them feeling manipulated and out of control. Whether it's within the context of a personal relationship, a family member, a friend, or someone at the workplace, these "toxic" relationships can erode a person's self-confidence and self-esteem, and have a strong, negative effect on their...

Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism
Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism

'A clear, concise, easy-to-read account of the issues between sex, gender and feminism . . . an important book' Evening Standard

'A call for cool heads at a time of great heat and a vital reminder that revolutions don't always end well' Sunday Times

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