The Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy (Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy)

Life-philosophy, valuable to 19th-century philosophical notion, is worried with the which means, price and objective of lifestyles. This much-needed research returns to the principal philosophical questions of Lebensphilosophie and divulges the ascendency of 'life' in modern philosophical pondering.

Scholars from the disciplines of political idea, aesthetics, bioethics and ontology research how the idea of existence has made its method into modern philosophical discussions. They discover 3 major topics: the shift towards organic and technological perspectives of lifestyles; the political implications of our conceptions of lifestyles; and the re-emergence of the assumption of existence in fresh philosophical discussions approximately, for instance, care of the self, scepticism, tragedy, hope, the sentiments, and heritage.

Anticipating new instructions of philosophical considering, this research restores an essential college of inspiration to the most important issues in regards to the risks of latest politics and the specter of new technologies.

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Machine Analysis with Computer Applications for Mechanical Engineers

The purpose of this booklet is to inspire scholars into studying desktop research by means of reinforcing idea and purposes in the course of the textual content. the writer makes use of an enthusiastic 'hands-on' process via together with photographs of exact mechanisms in preference to summary line illustrations, and directs scholars in the direction of constructing their very own software program for mechanism research utilizing Excel & Matlab.

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The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

By James Gleick

A New York Times outstanding Book
Los Angeles instances and Cleveland undeniable Dealer most sensible booklet of the Year
Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary technological know-how Writing Award

From the bestselling writer of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a considerate and provocative exploration of the large rules of the trendy period: info, verbal exchange, and data theory. 
Acclaimed technology author James Gleick provides an eye-opening imaginative and prescient of ways our courting to details has reworked the very nature of human cognizance. a desirable highbrow trip throughout the historical past of communique and data, from the language of Africa’s speaking drums to the discovery of written alphabets; from the digital transmission of code to the origins of data concept, into the recent details age and the present deluge of reports, tweets, pictures, and blogs. alongside the best way, Gleick profiles key innovators, together with Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse, and Claude Shannon, and divulges how our realizing of knowledge is reworking not just how we glance on the global, yet how we live.

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Faster: 100 Ways to Improve Your Digital Life

By Ankit Fadia

Our telephones, pcs and capsules have become extra powerful--but what percentage folks understand the how you can get the main out of them? Bestselling writer Ankit Fadia indicates you how.

ship an e-mail within the future
pretend an incoming name in your cellular phone
seize a dishonest accomplice red-handed!
take into account the place you parked your car
Block beside the point web pages out of your kids
Automate projects in your cellular phone
conceal documents inside of photographs!

Faster: a hundred how one can enhance Your electronic existence comprises all of the guidance and methods so that you can stretch the boundaries of emails, pcs, social networks, video websites and every thing else electronic. With easy-to-use examples and a great deal of reveal pictures, quick is the appropriate electronic significant other for you.

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Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable

By Malcolm Harkins

Handling possibility and knowledge safety: defend to permit, an ApressOpen name, describes the altering chance atmosphere and why a clean method of details safeguard is required. simply because virtually each point of an firm is now depending on know-how, the point of interest of IT protection needs to shift from locking down resources to permitting the enterprise whereas dealing with and surviving probability. This compact booklet discusses company danger from a broader point of view, together with privateness and regulatory concerns. It describes the expanding variety of threats and vulnerabilities, but additionally bargains techniques for constructing suggestions. those comprise discussions of ways firms can benefit from new and rising technologies—such as social media and the large proliferation of Internet-enabled devices—while minimizing risk.

With ApressOpen, content material is freely to be had via a number of on-line distribution channels and digital codecs with the objective of disseminating professionally edited and technically reviewed content material to the global community.

Here are a number of the responses from reviewers of this remarkable work:

“Managing hazard and knowledge safeguard is a perceptive, balanced, and sometimes thought-provoking exploration of evolving details danger and safety demanding situations inside a enterprise context. Harkins in actual fact connects the wanted, yet often-overlooked linkage and conversation among the enterprise and technical worlds and provides actionable innovations. The ebook comprises eye-opening defense insights which are simply understood, even through the curious layman.”

Fred Wettling, Bechtel Fellow, IS&T Ethics & Compliance Officer, Bechtel

“As disruptive know-how strategies and escalating cyber threats proceed to create huge, immense details safeguard demanding situations, handling threat and knowledge safeguard: safeguard to let offers a much-needed standpoint. This booklet compels info safeguard execs to imagine another way approximately suggestions of chance administration as a way to be more desirable. the explicit and functional counsel bargains a fast-track formulation for constructing info safety innovations that are lock-step with company priorities.”

Laura Robinson, valuable, Robinson Insight

Chair, safety for enterprise Innovation Council (SBIC)

Program Director, govt defense motion discussion board (ESAF)

“The mandate of the knowledge protection functionality is being thoroughly rewritten. regrettably such a lot heads of safeguard haven’t picked up at the swap, impeding their companies’ agility and talent to innovate. This e-book makes the case for why safety must switch, and exhibits find out how to start. it is going to be considered as marking the turning element in info defense for years to come.”

Dr. Jeremy Bergsman, perform supervisor, CEB

“The global we're liable to guard is altering dramatically and at an accelerating velocity. expertise is pervasive in almost each point of our lives. Clouds, virtualization and cellular are redefining computing – and they're only the start of what's to come back. Your defense perimeter is outlined by means of at any place your details and other people take place to be. we're attacked via specialist adversaries who're greater funded than we'll ever be. We within the details safety occupation needs to switch as dramatically because the atmosphere we shield. we'd like new talents and new techniques to do our jobs successfully. We actually have to swap the way in which we think.

Written via the best within the company, handling threat and knowledge protection demanding situations conventional defense concept with transparent examples of the necessity for swap. It additionally offers specialist recommendation on find out how to dramatically elevate the good fortune of your safety procedure and strategies – from facing the misunderstanding of danger to the best way to turn into a Z-shaped CISO.

Managing probability and data safeguard is the last word treatise on find out how to carry powerful protection to the realm we are living in for the following 10 years. it really is absolute needs to studying for someone in our career – and may be at the table of each CISO within the world.”

Dave Cullinane, CISSP

CEO safeguard Starfish, LLC

“In this evaluate, Malcolm Harkins promises an insightful survey of the tendencies, threats, and strategies shaping info hazard and defense. From regulatory compliance to psychology to the altering hazard context, this paintings offers a compelling advent to a huge subject and trains worthy realization at the results of fixing expertise and administration practices.”

Dr. Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Professor, Stanford legislations School

Co-Director, Stanford heart for foreign defense and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University

“Malcolm Harkins will get it. In his new ebook Malcolm outlines the key forces altering the knowledge defense possibility panorama from a tremendous photo point of view, after which is going directly to provide powerful equipment of handling that hazard from a practitioner's point of view. the combo makes this publication targeted and a needs to learn for an individual attracted to IT risk."

Dennis Devlin AVP, info protection and Compliance, The George Washington University

“Managing possibility and knowledge safeguard is the first-to-read, must-read e-book on info defense for C-Suite executives. it really is obtainable, comprehensible and actionable. No sky-is-falling scare strategies, no techno-babble – simply instantly speak about a seriously vital topic. there isn't any higher primer at the economics, ergonomics and psycho-behaviourals of safety than this.”

Thornton may possibly, Futurist, government Director & Dean, IT management Academy

“Managing danger and knowledge defense is a warning call for info safeguard executives and a ray of sunshine for enterprise leaders. It equips corporations with the information required to rework their safeguard courses from a “culture of no” to at least one excited by agility, worth and competitiveness. in contrast to different courses, Malcolm offers transparent and instantly acceptable ideas to optimally stability the often opposing wishes of hazard relief and company progress. This ebook can be required interpreting for a person at the moment serving in, or trying to in achieving, the function of leader details safety Officer.”

Jamil Farshchi, Senior company chief of Strategic making plans and projects, VISA

“For too a long time, enterprise and safety – both actual or imagined – have been at odds. In coping with hazard and data defense: defend to let, you get what you are expecting – actual lifestyles sensible how one can holiday logjams, have protection truly allow enterprise, and marries protection structure and company structure. Why this booklet? It's written by way of a practitioner, and never simply any practitioner, one of many major minds in safety today.”

John Stewart, leader safety Officer, Cisco

“This e-book is a useful consultant to aid defense execs deal with probability in new methods during this alarmingly quick altering atmosphere. jam-packed with examples which makes it a excitement to learn, the publication captures useful methods a ahead pondering CISO can flip info protection right into a aggressive virtue for his or her business.

This ebook presents a brand new framework for dealing with threat in an interesting and concept frightening method. this can switch the way in which safeguard pros paintings with their enterprise leaders, and aid get items to industry faster.

The 6 irrefutable legislation of data defense could be on a stone plaque at the table of each defense professional.”

Steven Proctor, vice president, Audit & probability administration, Flextronics

What you’ll learn

The booklet describes, at a administration point, the evolving firm protection landscape
It offers suggestions for a management-level viewers approximately find out how to deal with and continue to exist risk
Who this booklet is for

The target market is made from CIOs and different IT leaders, CISOs and different details defense leaders, IT auditors, and different leaders of company governance and danger features. even if, it bargains broad attract these within the danger administration and safeguard industries.

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Quantifying the User Experience: Practical Statistics for User Research

By Jeff Sauro, James R Lewis

Quantifying the consumer adventure: functional facts for consumer examine bargains a realistic consultant for utilizing information to unravel quantitative difficulties in consumer learn. Many designers and researchers view usability and layout as qualitative actions, which don't require awareness to formulation and numbers. even though, usability practitioners and consumer researchers are more and more anticipated to quantify some great benefits of their efforts. The influence of excellent and undesirable designs should be quantified by way of conversions, of completion charges, of completion instances, perceived pride, concepts, and revenues.
The publication discusses how one can quantify person study; summarize facts and compute margins of mistakes; ascertain acceptable samples sizes; standardize usability questionnaires; and settle controversies in size and data. every one bankruptcy concludes with an inventory of key issues and references. so much chapters additionally contain a suite of difficulties and solutions that permit readers to check their figuring out of the cloth. This ebook is a worthwhile source for these engaged in measuring the habit and attitudes of individuals in the course of their interplay with interfaces.

  • Provides functional assistance on fixing usability trying out issues of data for any undertaking, together with these utilizing Six Sigma practices
  • Show practitioners which attempt to take advantage of, why they paintings, top practices in software, besides easy-to-use excel formulation and web-calculators for examining data
  • Recommends methods for practitioners to speak effects to stakeholders in undeniable English
  • Resources and instruments to be had on the authors’ web site:

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Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War

“A continuously eye-opening history...not only a page-turner yet regularly surprising.” —The long island Times

“A e-book that grips, informs, and alarms, finely researched and lucidly related.” —John le Carré

As cyber-attacks dominate front-page information, as hackers subscribe to terrorists at the checklist of world threats, and as most sensible generals warn of a coming cyber warfare, few books are extra well timed and enlightening than Dark Territory: the key background of Cyber War, by means of Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Fred Kaplan.

Kaplan probes the internal corridors of the nationwide protection service provider, the beyond-top-secret cyber devices within the Pentagon, the "information battle" squads of the army companies, and the nationwide protection debates within the White condo, to inform this never-before-told tale of the officials, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised this new kind of battle and who've been planning—and (more usually than humans comprehend) fighting—these wars for decades.

From the 1991 Gulf battle to conflicts in Haiti, Serbia, Syria, the previous Soviet republics, Iraq, and Iran, the place cyber war performed an important position, Dark Territory chronicles, in attention-grabbing aspect, a little-known previous that shines an unsettling gentle on our destiny.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies

Explore Samsung's subsequent new release Galaxy smartphone

Do you will want an easy-to-follow advisor to every thing your new Galaxy S5 telephone can do? From the fundamentals of texting and having access to the net to the main complex beneficial properties and new software program apps, Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies makes the necessity for tech help out of date. The Galaxy S5 is designed to be speedier and extra strong than ever. This most up-to-date unencumber within the market-leading line of smartphones is filled with new positive aspects that you can discover with assistance from Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies.

With over 1 million apps to be had for the Google Android working procedure, there is nearly not anything you cannot do with the Samsung Galaxy S5. This publication will consultant you thru discovering and fitting the functions that paintings right for you and getting the main from your device.

  • Includes details on setup and configuration, the hot digicam positive aspects, video, GPS navigation, and media
  • Find out the best way to sync the Galaxy S5
  • Discover advice and tips to unencumber your smartphone's complete potential

Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies is the vigorous, informative advisor you need to preserve convenient. even if you are new to the realm of cellular units, or think about your self a more matured consumer, this booklet and covers the entire Galaxy S5 features and features.

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History of Electric Cars

By Nigel Burton

100 years in the past electrical automobiles have been the preferred vehicles on the earth. within the past due 19th century and in the beginning of the 20 th century, they outsold any other form of motor vehicle. And but, inside of a number of many years of the beginning of the 20th century, the electrical motor vehicle had vanished. millions of battery-powered automobiles disappeared from the streets, changed through the interior combustion engine, and their position within the historical past of the auto used to be quietly erased. A century later, electrical vehicles are coming round again. Fears over toxins and international warming have compelled brands to think again the electrical notion.

A heritage of electrical Cars offers for the 1st time the total tale of electrical automobiles and their hybrid cousins. It examines how and why electrical vehicles failed the 1st time - and why today's automobile manufacterers needs to examine the teachings of the prior in the event that they are to prevent repeating past blunders over again.

The publication examines intimately:
• Early autos comparable to the Lohner-Porsche petrol-electric hybrid of 1901;
• Key figures within the heritage of the electrical vehicle improvement comparable to Henry Ford;
• Sir Clive Sinclair's plans to construct a couple of electrical autos, designed to take a seat along the Sinclair C5;
• The go back of the electrical expertise to automobiles as assorted because the NASA Lunar Rover, commuting automobiles and supercars;
• destiny advancements in electrical vehicles. For the 1st time the complete tale of electrical vehicles and their hybrids are examined.

The hidden previous of the electrical car is exposed and its destiny advancements are mentioned. beautifully illustrated with three hundred color images, a lot of that are infrequent and unique comic strip designs. Nigel Burton has written and lectured on vehicles and car heritage for greater than 20 years.

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Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition)

By John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley

Computer photos: rules and perform, 3rd Edition, continues to be the main authoritative advent to the sector. the 1st version, the unique “Foley and van Dam,” helped to outline special effects and the way it may be taught. the second one variation turned a good extra complete source for practitioners and scholars alike. This 3rd version has been thoroughly rewritten to supply specific and updated insurance of key ideas, algorithms, applied sciences, and functions.

The authors clarify the rules, in addition to the maths, underlying desktop graphics–knowledge that's crucial for profitable paintings either now and sooner or later. Early chapters exhibit the right way to create 2nd and 3D images straight away, helping experimentation. Later chapters, masking a huge diversity of themes, reveal extra subtle methods. Sections on present special effects perform convey the best way to practice given ideas in universal occasions, equivalent to tips on how to approximate a terrific resolution on on hand undefined, or the right way to symbolize an information constitution extra successfully. subject matters are bolstered through workouts, program­ming difficulties, and hands-on initiatives.

This revised version features
• New assurance of the rendering equation, GPU structure concerns, and significance- sampling in bodily established rendering
• An emphasis on sleek methods, as in a brand new bankruptcy on chance concept to be used in Monte-Carlo rendering
• Implementations of GPU shaders, software program rendering, and graphics-intensive 3D interfaces
• 3D real-time pictures platforms–their layout targets and trade-offs–including new cellular and browser systems
• Programming and debugging techniques certain to pictures improvement

The textual content and hundreds of thousands of figures are provided in complete colour in the course of the ebook. courses are written in C++, C#, WPF, or pseudocode–whichever language is foremost for a given instance. resource code and figures from the ebook, testbed courses, and extra content material can be to be had from the authors' site ( or the publisher's web site ( teacher assets should be to be had from the writer. The wealth of data during this booklet makes it the fundamental source for a person operating in or learning any point of special effects.

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