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At the Wilderness Edge: The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada's West Coast (Volume 11)
At the Wilderness Edge: The Rise of the Antidevelopment Movement on Canada's West Coast (Volume 11)
Vancouver prides itself on being a green city, and the west coast is known for its active environmental protest culture. But the roots of this mentality reach far beyond the founding of organizations such as Greenpeace. Small campaigns led by local community groups from the 1960s onward left a lasting impact on the region. At the...
Gilded Youth: Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School
Gilded Youth: Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School
The British public school is an iconic institution, a training ground for the ruling elite and a symbol of national identity and tradition. But beyond the elegant architecture and evergreen playing fields is a turbulent history of teenage rebellion, sexual dissidence, and political radicalism. James Brooke-Smith wades into the...
E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

Already climbing the bestseller lists-and garnering rave reviews-this "little masterpiece"* sheds brilliant light on the equation that changed the world.

"This is not a physics book. It is a history of where the equation [E=mc2] came from and how it has changed the world. After a short chapter on the
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People Skills
People Skills
This is a book intended for a wide readership, covering a range of occupations that come under the broad heading of ‘people work’. This includes health and social care staff, social workers, staff in professions allied to medicine, youth workers, counsellors, advisors, advocates, personnel officers and other managers,...
Strategies for Managing Is/It Personnel
Strategies for Managing Is/It Personnel

As IT staff shortages are being experienced worldwide, with a huge gap between the number of positions available for IS/IT workers and the number of available qualified workers to fill them. The major factors that have contributed to the IS/IT crisis include lack of understanding of the career orientations of IS personnel; high IS staff...

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...
Always Use Protection: A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing
Always Use Protection: A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing
Dan Appleman's career is typical of someone who, unable to choose what he wants to do for a living, decides to do everything. From founding a software company (Desaware), to cofounding a publishing company (Apress), to programming, to writing books (this is his seventh), he's a Brm believer that the question 'What do...
The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti
The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti

At age 14, author Justin Rollins went from being a bullied child to the leader of The Warriorz, a group of London street kids involved in graffiti tagging and other crimes, including a series of violent encounters. Eventually given a substantial custodial sentence for an attack with a meat cleaver in the London Underground, Rollins became...

Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters
Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters

Ten years after the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings are a new and alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent...

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....
Lighting Up: The Rise of Social Smoking on College Campuses
Lighting Up: The Rise of Social Smoking on College Campuses
While the past 40 years have seen significant declines in adult smoking, this is not the case among young adults, who have the highest prevalence of smoking of all other age groups. At a time when just about everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, why do so many college students smoke? Is it a short lived phase or do they continue...
Information Security and Ethics: Social and Organizational Issues
Information Security and Ethics: Social and Organizational Issues
Information Security and Ethics: Social and Organizational Issues brings together examples of the latest research from a number of international scholars addressing a wide range of issues significant to this important and growing field of study. These issues are relevant to the wider society, as well as to the individual, citizen, educator, student...
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