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The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Thomas L. Friedman
0374292795
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
Updated Edition: Thomas L. Friedman is not so much a futurist, which he is sometimes called, as a presentist. His aim in The World Is Flat, as in his earlier, influential Lexus and the Olive Tree, is not to give you a speculative preview of the wonders that are sure to come in your lifetime, but rather to get you caught up on the wonders that are already here. The world isn't going to be flat, it is flat, which gives Friedman's breathless narrative much of its urgency, and which also saves it from the Epcot-style polyester sheen that futurists--the optimistic ones at least--are inevitably prey to.

What Friedman means by "flat" is "connected": the lowering of trade and political barriers and the exponential technical advances of the digital revolution that have made it possible to do business,...



Extruders in Food Applications

1566767792


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IFT News, December 2000 Volume 54 No 12
"...an excellent one and it brings in-depth knowledge of extrusion technology for students or professionals..."-Fu-hung Hsieh, Univ of Missouri

Review
"All the book's chapters are well supplied with references, allowing readers to follow up specific aspects from within the text… a thorough but succinct 223-page reference text, full of 'gems' of information that will be appreciated by those experienced in extrusion; in addition, it would be a worthwhile purchase for anyone contemplating involvement in the extrusion process." -Dr. Robert Sleigh, Principal Research Scientist, Food Science Australia, in Food Australia

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The Elements of Style
William Strunk, Jr.
020530902X
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Composition teachers throughout the English-speaking world have been pushing this book on their students since it was first published in 1957. Co-author White later revised it, and it remains the most compact and lucid handbook we have for matters of basic principles of composition, grammar, word usage and misusage, and writing style.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times
Buy it, study it, enjoy it. It's as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Building Professional Services: The Sirens' Song

0130353892


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Book Description
How to build a winning professional services organization. Companies worldwide are discovering outstanding growth opportunities in professional services-but building professional services organizations at "product-centric" firms can be extremely challenging. Now, three leading experts present a comprehensive guide to creating professional services organizations, managing them to maturity, and delivering both quality services and superior margins. Building Professional Services introduces a complete, practical framework for delivering the full spectrum of professional services from support and education services to managed, consulting, and productized services. Managing the professional services business at every stage of its lifecycle Focusing on the key factors that drive success: revenue, references, and...


State of Fear
Michael Crichton
0061015733
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Review

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A Michael Crichton Timeline
Book Review reveals a few facts about the "father of the techno-thriller."

1942: John Michael Crichton is born in Chicago, Illinois on Oct. 23.

1960: Crichton graduates from Roslyn High School on Long Island, New York, with high marks and a reputation as a star basketball player. He decides to attend Harvard University to study English. During his studies, he rankles under his writing professors' criticism. As an act of rebellion, Crichton submits an essay by George Orwell as his own. The professor doesn’t catch the plagiarism and gives Orwell a B-. This experience convinces Crichton to change his field of study to anthropology.

1964: Crichton graduates summa cum laude from Harvard University in anthropology. After...



Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, 6th Edition
Dale Dubin
0912912065
October 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
YES! You have the right book!! For thirty (30!) years the world's best seller (printed in 28 languages), RAPID INTERPRETATION OF EKG's is the most popular and most referenced of all EKG (ECG) texts. But beware... success breeds imitations. Competitors, aware of its longstanding success, imitate this classic by using synonyms for RAPID or INTERPRETATION or by substituting "ECG's" for EKG's. Don't be deceived by the numerous look-alikes with enticing titles. There is only one RAPID INTERPRETATION OF EKG's. Now it is the most current text of its kind, since it is updated yearly. Extensively illustrated and simplified to assure rapid comprehension, an entire chapter is easily consumed and mastered in a sitting. In the process of learning EKG interpretation, the reader gains a deeper understanding of cardiac physiology....


Standards, Strategy, and Policy : Cases and Stories

0198288077


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Book Description
This book aims to help the business strategist and policy-maker understand how compatibility standards may be used to ensure business success. It provides a framework for standards strategy and policy, together with a series of case-studies which interpret the economics of standards in
practical settings. The book considers the problems of establishing a new standard in the market and winning standards contests. It also studies questions of how to maintaining the profitability of a standard and how to compete within an established standard. It combines the strategic analysis
with an evaluation of standards policy, and suggests ways in which markets and policy intervention may effectively be used together. Cases include contests for standards for video cassette recorders, digital audio tape, personal...


Information Technology Project Management
Kathy Schwalbe
0619215267
March 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Recreates the experience of dozens of projects, both successful and failed, to provide a real-world context for learning.

About the Author
Kathy Schwalbe is an associate professor at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and teaches project management, problem solving for business, systems analysis and design, information systems projects, and electronic commerce. Kathy worked for 10 years in industry before entering academia in 1991. In addition, Kathy is an active member of PMI (Project Management Institute). Kathy earned her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, her MBA at Northeastern University, and her B.S. in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame.


October Sky
Homer H. Hickam
0440235502
Feb 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Inspired by Werner von Braun and his Cape Canaveral team, 14-year-old Homer Hickam decided in 1957 to build his own rockets. They were his ticket out of Coalwood, West Virginia, a mining town that everyone knew was dying--everyone except Sonny's father, the mine superintendent and a company man so dedicated that his family rarely saw him. Hickam's smart, iconoclastic mother wanted her son to become something more than a miner and, along with a female science teacher, encouraged the efforts of his grandiosely named Big Creek Missile Agency. He grew up to be a NASA engineer and his memoir of the bumpy ride toward a gold medal at the National Science Fair in 1960--an unprecedented honor for a miner's kid--is rich in humor as well as warm sentiment. Hickam vividly evokes a world of close communal ties in which a storekeeper who...


Robot Building for Beginners (Technology in Action Series)
David Cook
1893115445
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Provides basic, practical knowledge on getting started in amateur robotics. By the end of this book, the reader will make a palm-size solar robot. Provides step by step instructions. Softcover.

Download Description

Learning robotics by yourself isn’t easy. It helps when the encouragement comes from someone who’s been there. Not only does Robot Building for Beginners assist you in understanding component parts of robot development, but also it prepares you with techniques to learn new discoveries on your own.

Author David Cook begins with the anatomy of a homemade robot and gives you the best advice on how to proceed successfully. General sources for tools and parts are provided in a consolidated list, and specific parts are recommended throughout...



Franklin Covey Style Guide with CD (Audio)
Franklin Covey Company
1883219825
Jan 1999
Paperback
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The Ancient Engineers: Technology and Invention From the Earliest Times to the Renaissance.
L. Sprague de Camp
0880294566
February 1990
Hardcover
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First Man
James R. Hansen
074325631X
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. On July 20, 1969, a quiet, determined man from Wapakoneta, Ohio, stepped out of his fragile spacecraft and into history. Neil Armstrong--engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, astronaut and devoted family man--became the first man to walk on the moon. In this powerful, unrelenting biography of a man of no particularly spectacular talent yet who stands as a living testimony to everyday grit and determination, former NASA historian Hansen has achieved something quite remarkable. Like a rich pointillist painting, he has created a magnificent panorama of the second half of the American 20th century by assembling a multitude of luminescent moments in one man's life. From Armstrong's birth to a middle-class family in Ohio to the mind-boggling fame of the Apollo 11 triumph, and later his service on...


National Electrical Code 2005 Handbook (National Fire Protection Association//National Electrical Code Handbook)

0877656258
January 24, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Produced by the NFPA, the popular National Electrical Code® 2005 Handbook contains the complete text of the 2005 edition of the NEC® supplemented by helpful facts and figures, full-color illustrations, real-world examples and expert commentary. An essential reference for students and professionals, this Handbook is the equivalent of an annotated edition of the 2005 NEC® that offers insights into new and more difficult articles in order to guide users to success in interpreting and applying current Code requirements to all types of electrical installations. A valuable information resource for anyone involved in electrical design, installation and inspection, the NEC® 2005 Handbook is updated every three years and provides 100% of the information needed to "meet Code" and avoid costly errors. ...


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...


Pocket Ref
Thomas J. Glover
1885071337
Apr 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This concise reference guide covers Air and gases, computers, electronics, general information, geology, hardware, math, money, steel and metals, surveying and mapping, and weights and measures. Softcover. Pocket-size.

Book Info
This concise reference guide covers Air and gases, computers, electronics, general information, geology, hardware, math, money, steel and metals, surveying and mapping, and weights and measures. Softcover. Pocket-size.


Insurgency and Terrorism
Bard E. O'Neill
1574881728
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A systematic, comprehensive, and straightforward textbook for analyzing and comparing insurgencies and terrorist movements, Insurgency and Terrorism was first published in 1990 to broad acclaim. Observers, scholars, students, military personnel, journalists, and government analysts worldwide found it worthy of study. Now Insurgency and Terrorism has been thoroughly revised and updated to cover activity that has since occurred in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, Colombia, and elsewhere and to address the new tactics and weapons used—and threatened. Author Bard E. O’Neill, the director of studies of insurgency and revolution at the National War College, addresses insurgencies with respect to ultimate goals, strategies, forms of warfare, the role and means of acquiring popular support, organizational...


All I Need To Know About Manufacturing I Learned In Joe's Garage (World Class Manufacturing Made Simple)
William B. B. Miller
0963043935
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
World Class Manufacturing Made Simple explains basic principles behind rapid service, high quality, low cost business management. This international bestseller is endorsed by reviewers from Business Week and other publications, and by business leaders such as Bob Lutz (author of Guts, former president of Chrysler Corporation). ...JOE'S GARAGE is used by thousands of companies, large and small throughout the world, to improve profitability, performance, and employee satisfaction. The book uses a lighthearted short story that explains in easily understandable terms the concepts and techniques of 21st-century business management. It illustrates clearly how to forge a strategy for the future that will lead to outstanding personal and professional achievement. ...JOE'S GARAGE is a classic teaching fable valuable in all...


CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition (All-in-One)
Shon Harris
0072257121
September 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Third Edition of this proven All-in-One exam guide provides total coverage of the CISSP certification exam, which has again been voted one of the Top 10 IT certifications in 2005 by CertCities. Revised and updated using feedback from Instructors and students, learn security operations in the areas of telecommunications, cryptography, management practices, and more. Plan for continuity and disaster recovery. Update your knowledge of laws, investigations, and ethics. Plus, run the CD-ROM and practice with more than 500 all new simulated exam questions. Browse the all new electronic book for studying on the go. Let security consultant and author Shon Harris lead you to successful completion of the CISSP.

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Prepare to pass…the CISSP...



National Electrical Code 2005 Softcover Version (National Fire Protection Association National Electrical Code)

0877656231
September 22, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The #1 electrical reference, the 2005 National Electrical Code®, is available through today's #1 electrical publisher, Thomson Delmar Learning! The single most important reference in the electrical industry, the National Electrical Code (NEC®), is updated every three years and outlines minimum standards for all types of electrical installations. The 2005 NEC®, available in softcover or looseleaf version, is loaded with solutions designed to provide better safeguards, add greater usability, and bring provisions in line with technology trends. A ?must? for anyone involved in electrical design, installation, or inspection, the 2005 NEC® provides 100% of the information needed to meet Code® and avoid costly errors in electrical installations of all types. Thomson Delmar Learning is pleased to make...


The House of the Scorpion
Nancy Farmer
0689852231
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Fields of white opium poppies stretch away over the hills, and uniformed workers bend over the rows, harvesting the juice. This is the empire of Matteo Alacran, a feudal drug lord in the country of Opium, which lies between the United States and Aztlan, formerly Mexico. Field work, or any menial tasks, are done by "eejits," humans in whose brains computer chips have been installed to insure docility. Alacran, or El Patron, has lived 140 years with the help of transplants from a series of clones, a common practice among rich men in this world. The intelligence of clones is usually destroyed at birth, but Matt, the latest of Alacran's doubles, has been spared because he belongs to El Patron. He grows up in the family's mansion, alternately caged and despised as an animal and pampered and educated as El Patron's...


Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching
Margaret D. D. Roblyer
0131195727
July 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
. . .scientific knowledge will doubtless continue to improve our ability to get the things we value, (but) nothing in science can ever tell us what to value. . .we have to write the script ourselves. Steven Weinberg, in The Future of Science and the Universe, 2001 In his book Telecosm, a paean to the golden future that he predicts technology soon will make possible, George Gilder speaks of new technology that "makes men into bandwidth angels," capable of electronically enhanced flight "beyond the fuzzy electrons and frozen pathways of the microcosm to a boundless realm . . . ." Gilder is the acolyte for those who see unlimited access to technology as equivalent to heaven. But David Denby, writing in The New Yorker about the Evernet (the next incarnation of the Internet), sees the potential for something less...


Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen
0875845851
June 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
What do the Honda Supercub, Intel's 8088 processor, and hydraulic excavators have in common? They are all examples of disruptive technologies that helped to redefine the competitive landscape of their respective markets. These products did not come about as the result of successful companies carrying out sound business practices in established markets. In The Innovator's Dilemma, author Clayton M. Christensen shows how these and other products cut into the low end of the marketplace and eventually evolved to displace high-end competitors and their reigning technologies. At the heart of The Innovator's Dilemma is how a successful company with established products keeps from being pushed aside by newer, cheaper products that will, over time, get better and become a serious threat. Christensen writes that even the best-managed...


The Art of War
Sun Tzu
0877735379
May 1991
Paperback
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Book Review
The Art of War is the Swiss army knife of military theory--pop out a different tool for any situation. Folded into this small package are compact views on resourcefulness, momentum, cunning, the profit motive, flexibility, integrity, secrecy, speed, positioning, surprise, deception, manipulation, responsibility, and practicality. Thomas Cleary's translation keeps the package tight, with crisp language and short sections. Commentaries from the Chinese tradition trail Sun-tzu's words, elaborating and picking up on puzzling lines. Take the solitary passage: "Do not eat food for their soldiers." Elsewhere, Sun-tzu has told us to plunder the enemy's stores, but now we're not supposed to eat the food? The Tang dynasty commentator Du Mu solves the puzzle nicely, "If the enemy suddenly abandons their food supplies, they should...


Video Demystified (Demystifying Technology Series)
Keith Jack
0750678224
August 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"Somewhere within...is the answer to nearly every conceivable question involving analog and digital video." - EDN Magazine

"Video Demystified is a one-of-a-kind book. Anyone who designs multimedia or digital-video products will most certainly benefit from reading it." - Electronics Handbook

"I have never seen such a wealth of useful information about video signals as the author provides in this book. And with today's emphasis on multimedia computers, video-processing devices, and graphic add-in boards, the book in invaluable, whether you're a test engineering or a designer." - Test and Measurement World

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"Somewhere within the 759 pages of Keith Jack's $69.95 Video Demystified: Third Edition (ISBN 1-878707-56-6) is the answer to nearly every conceivable question...


We Beat the Street
Sampson Davis
0525474072
May 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up–The Three Doctors, as the subjects of this inspirational book call both themselves and their nonprofit foundation, grew up in a tough neighborhood in Newark, NJ. Draper tells an epiphanic story featuring each of the young men by turn, followed by his comments on how a single event affected him across time. Davis, for instance, remembers the hospital where he later became an emergency-medicine physician as the same one where his foot was treated after an incident when he was six. Hunt recalls first meeting Sampson and Jenkins in ninth grade. Jenkins tells of the friends' success at moving from high school to college. Draper adds dialogue and evokes the pivotal moment in each vignette as though it were a scene in one of her realistic novels. The book takes the young men through college and...


International Building Code 2003 (International Building Code)
International Code Council
1892395568
February 16, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The 2003 International Building Code addresses the design and installation of building systems through requirements that emphasize performance. Fully compatible with all the International Codes, the 2003 edition provides up-to-date, comprehensive coverage that establishes minimum regulations for building systems using prescriptive- and performance-related provisions. Content is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of materials and building designs. Structural as well as fire- and life-safety provisions covering seismic, wind, accessibility, egress, occupancy, roofs, and more are included.

Book Description
The 2003 International Building Code addresses the design and installation of building systems through requirements that emphasize performance....


Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology (7th Edition)
Frederic H. Martini
0805372806
February 4, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
KEY BENEFIT: Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, Seventh Edition featuresenhancements to its award-winning art program and time-saving pedagogy. The coordination between narrative discussions and corresponding art has been tightened to improve clarity. The clear, concise explanations lead readers through complex processes, helping them keep sight of the big picture without getting lost in the details. An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, The Chemical Level of Organization, The Cellular Level of Organization, The Tissue Level of Organization, The Integumentary System, Osseous Tissue and Skeletal Structure, The Axial Skeleton, The Appendicular Skeleton, Articulations, Muscle Tissue, The Muscular System, Neural Tissue, The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves, The Brain and Cranial Nerves, Neural Integration I:...


New Perspectives on Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Comprehensive, Second Edition (New Perspectives (Paperback Course Technology))
June Jamrich Parsons, et al
0619268158
February 15, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Part of the New Perspectives series, this text offers a case-based, problem-solving approach and innovative technology for meaningful learning of Microsoft Excel 2003. This Second Edition has been updated to include a variety of new material and references to keep your course up-to-date and engaging.

About the Author
June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that also offered software instruction to children and adults. June taught at the university level for more than 20 years and has a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995.
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Design and Analysis of Experiments
Douglas C. Montgomery
047148735X
December 21, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Now in its 6th edition, this bestselling professional reference has helped over 100,000 engineers and scientists with the success of their experiments.

Douglas Montgomery arms readers with the most effective approach for learning how to design, conduct, and analyze experiments that optimize performance in products and processes. He shows how to use statistically designed experiments to obtain information for characterization and optimization of systems, improve manufacturing processes, and design and develop new processes and products. You will also learn how to evaluate material alternatives in product design, improve the field performance, reliability, and manufacturing aspects of products, and conduct experiments effectively and efficiently.

Discover how to improve the quality...

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