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American Government on the Internet
Glenn Richardson, Jr.
015507895X
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT ON THE INTERNET is an inexpensive supplemental text for American Government courses. As its name implies, this guidebook assists students and instructors in using the Internet to augment their study of American government. The text provides a structure by which this vast resource can be put to its most intellectually profitable use and allows students to make sense of the very expansiveness that makes the World Wide Web so attractive.


Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond
0393317552
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasizes only the broadest movements of peoples and ideas. Yet his survey is binocular: one eye has the rather distant vision of the evolutionary biologist, while the other eye--and his heart--belongs to the people of New Guinea, where he has done field work for more than 30 years. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Most of this work deals with non-Europeans, but Diamond's thesis sheds light on why Western civilization...


Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Government, Economics, and Contemporary World Issues
James M. Shiveley
0313312834
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Here is a great resource for teachers, students, and library media specialists, providing detailed techniques for using primary sources from the Internet in social studies, economics, political science, and world issues. Part 1 offers an explanation of what critical thinking is and how it relates to social studies. Part 2 discusses what a primary source is and how one can differentiate it from a secondary and other sources. Part 3 describes 118 Web sites which contain primary source documents, giving for each site the URL, a brief abstract of the content, and questions and activities utilizing critical thinking skills. Additional content-related Web sites are listed when applicable. A brief listing of selected primary source databases and an alphabetical index complete the book. This is an excellent professional resource...


Who Controls the Internet : Illusions of a Borderless World
Jack L. Goldsmith
0195152662
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Is the Internet truly "flattening" the modern world? Will national boundaries crumble beneath the ever-increasing volume of Internet traffic? Goldsmith and Wu, both professors of law (Goldsmith at Harvard, Wu at Columbia), think not, and they present an impressive array of evidence in their favor. The authors argue national governments will continue to maintain their sovereignty in the age of the Internet, largely because of economics: e-businesses-even giants such as Yahoo, Google and eBay-need governmental support in order to function. When Yahoo, an American company, was tried in French court for facilitating the auctioning of Nazi paraphernalia in violation of French law, the company was eventually forced to comply with local laws or risk losing the ability to operate in France. As eBay grew into an Internet...


Challenges of Expanding Internet
Matohisa Funabashi
0387287531
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Within the last decade several new developments have contributed to many new opportunities, as well as to a need for intensive research and development.  New applications are driven by the desire for ubiquitous high-quality access to offered and available services at reasonable cost. A considerable amount of research and development activities are currently going on world wide in order to adopt Internet services to the particular needs of users working in various environments and having an access to a great amount of information provided by commerce, business and public institutions.  Expanding understanding and usage of Internet raise different technological problems and societal impacts.  The emergence of the new societal environment created by Internet is a historical necessity; digitization becomes a...


An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower the Little Guy to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths
Glenn Reynolds
1595550542
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this testament to the power of the little guy, law professor and blogger Reynolds gleefully hails the emergence of a new entrepreneurial class resulting from the democratizing power of technology-the manifestation of his observation that "a society that's rich and free will have citizens who-entirely on their own-develop a wide range of skills." Among the skills he cites are citizen terrorist-busters, hackers and average Joe techies who set up phony jihad sites to foil terrorism in the U.S. Others have taken on big media, forcing newspapers and networks into something "akin to what happened to the Church during the Reformation." Reynolds shows how technology opened up markets to software companies in Poland and to filmmakers and musicians in Africa. Proclaiming good blogging as a combination of "rapid response...


The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11
David R. Griffin
1566565529
March 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A philosopher at the Claremont School of Theology, Griffin scrutinizes the time line and physical evidence of September 11 for unresolved inconsistencies. Griffin draws heavily on three similarly skeptical examinations, by Nafeez Ahmed, Paul Thompson and Thierry Meyssan, whose The Big Lie was a bestseller in France, and which the New Republic has called "thinâ€"and thinly argued." Based on these sources, Griffin maintains that a full investigation of the events of that tragic day is necessary to answer such questions as whether American Airlines Flight 77 did crash into the Pentagon (though many will find it impossible to doubt this) and how United Airlines Flight 93 was downed. He claims that if standard procedures for scrambling fighter jets had been followed, the hijacked planes should have been...


Professional Internet Advertising for the Us Government Officials
USA IBP
0739764004
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Government Information on the Internet
Greg R. Notess
0890592470
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Publisher Comments
"The author has greatly assisted all librarians who are interested in incorporating government information into their virtual collection or online catalog." - Choice --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Gain an Internet directory organizing over 1500 federal, state, and international government websites. The new Second Edition identifies more than 300 sites not included in the previous edition and updates all entries. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything
Joe Trippi
0060779594
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
When Joe Trippi signed on to run Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, the long-shot candidate had 432 known supporters and $100,000 in the bank. Within a year, Trippi and his team had transformed the most obscure candidate in the field into a Democratic front-runner with a groundswell of 640,000 supporters and more money than any Democrat in history -- mostly through donations of one hundred dollars or less. Trippi's revolutionary use of the Internet and an impassioned, contagious desire to overthrow politics as usual grew into a national grassroots movement and changed the face of politics forever.As Trippi argues persuasively, the Internet is distributing power to the people right now. And the companies that understand the coming revolution will be the first movers in this new era, while those that wait will be...


Government Information on the Internet
Greg R. Notess
0890592837
May 2001
Paperback
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Publisher Comments
"The author has greatly assisted all librarians who are interested in incorporating government information into their virtual collection or online catalog." - Choice --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Gain an Internet directory organizing over 1500 federal, state, and international government websites. The new Second Edition identifies more than 300 sites not included in the previous edition and updates all entries. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer
Bill Maher
1594862958
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Book Description:
Bill Maher is on the forefront of the new wave of comedians who have begun to influence and shape political debate through their comedy. He is best known not just for being funny, but for advocating truth over sensitivity and taking on the political establishment. Maher first came to national attention as the host of the hit ABC-TV program Politically Incorrect, where he offered a combustible mixture of irreverence and acerbic humor that helped him to garner a loyal following, as well as a reputation for being a controversial bad boy.

Bill Maher's popular new HBO television show, Real Time, has put Maher more front and center than ever before. Particularly one regular segment on the show, entitled "New Rules," has been a hit with his ever-growing legion of fans. It is the part of...



The Book of U. S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What's Available, and how to Get One
Dennis V. Damp
0943641233
March 2005
Paperback
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Library Journal, September 2002
This valuable reference provides essential information and advice for those seeking to obtain secure, high-paying federal government jobs. Recommended.

Bookwatch
This is the bible of understanding the federal job application process, examples lend to an easy understanding of the facts.

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How to Start an Internet Sales Business Without Making the Government Mad
Dan Davis
1411644530
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A guide to business structure, bookkeeping, licenses, and taxes for beginning Internet sellers.

About the Author
Dan Davis, MBA (taxation), CPA, CMI, has worked in the tax field for over 30 years and has written, taught and lectured on a variety of tax and audit topics. Before entering private practice, he spent nearly ten years working at the California State Board of Equalization as a tax auditor, field audit supervisor, branch office supervisor and district audit reviewer. In addition to numerous articles, Dan has written two books on sales and use tax issues: Multistate Guide to Sales and Use Tax Audit Defense and Multistate Guide to Sales and Use Taxation: Construction Industry. Both are published by CCH Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois.


How to Access the Federal Government on the Internet
Bruce Maxwell
1568023871
Dec 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
The Federal Government has a reputation for being distant and inaccessible to the common man or woman. Try to get the appropriate individual on the line, find the form, obtain the information, or register the complaint without pulling out quantities of hair or spending hours on hold, and you'll see whence comes that notoriety.

It is precisely for this sort of access that the Internet works so well. Opening the relevant Web site takes a matter of seconds, and you're there, with documents for the browsing, forms for the printing, and e-mail for the sending of whatever your comments or queries may be. This book is Maxwell's fourth edition of federal Internet access, so he has the format down pat, with more than 900 sites, mailing lists, and newsgroups you can get to for free. There are sites for federal statistical data and...



Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond
1565115147
September 2001
Compact Disc
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Book Review
Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasizes only the broadest movements of peoples and ideas. Yet his survey is binocular: one eye has the rather distant vision of the evolutionary biologist, while the other eye--and his heart--belongs to the people of New Guinea, where he has done field work for more than 30 years. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Most of this work deals with non-Europeans, but Diamond's thesis sheds...


The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell
Oren Harari
007141861X
August 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Even before the events of last fall, Powell was well regarded by the military and civilians around the world. Now, as secretary of state during the war against terrorism, Powell's intelligence and skills as manager, negotiator and leader are even more visible. Harari, a management professor and consultant, met Powell several years ago, but wrote this book without his cooperation. The author has used Powell's own words, from his autobiography and presentations, to create a primer of Powell's leadership secrets. The book reads much like an introductory textbook, explaining key phrases, quotes, anecdotes and principles. Powell's style is somewhat unusual for a military leader. He believes in listening, not just to superiors, but to the people who serve under him; he pushes people to ask hard questions and to...


U S Government Internet Manual

1598880047


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The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
Kevin D. Mitnick
076454280X
October 2003
Paperback
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Amazon.co.uk
The Art of Deception is about gaining someone's trust by lying to them and then abusing that trust for fun and profit. Hackers use the euphemism "social engineering" and hacker-guru Kevin Mitnick examines many example scenarios.

After Mitnick's first dozen examples anyone responsible for organizational security is going to lose the will to live. It's been said before, but people and security are antithetical. Organizations exist to provide a good or service and want helpful, friendly employees to promote the good or service. People are social animals who want to be liked. Controlling the human aspects of security means denying someone something. This circle can't be squared.

Considering Mitnick's reputation as a hacker guru, it's ironic that the last point of attack for hackers using social engineering are computers....



Us Government Internet Manual 2004- 05
Peggy Garvin
1886222185
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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