• Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
    Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
    ISBN: 9780525540175
    Title: Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
    Author: CHANG EMILY

    Instant National Bestseller

    "Excellent." --San Francisco Chronicle

    "Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next." --New York Times

    Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you're a woman.

    For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It's a "Brotopia," where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties.

    In this powerful expos , Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don't Be Evil Connect the World )--and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back.

    Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao's high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they "won't lower their standards" just to hire women. Interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer--who got their start at Google, where just one in five engineers is a woman--reveal just how hard it is to crack the Silicon Ceiling. And Chang shows how women such as former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, entrepreneur Niniane Wang, and game developer Brianna Wu, have risked their careers and sometimes their lives to pave a way for other women.

    Silicon Valley's aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It's time to break up the boys' club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture--to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

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  • Build Your Own Gaming Pc
    Build Your Own Gaming Pc
    ISBN: 9780857338020
    Title: Build Your Own Gaming Pc
    Author: BARNES RUSSELL

    Get the performance you want on a budget you can afford. With Build Your Own Gaming PC you'll find all the cutting-edge technology and guidance you need to make your perfect PC a reality. Whether you're looking to upgrade your current computer or building a new one from scratch, you'll be able to play the latest games in style and be ready to face the challenges of next year's hottest titles.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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  • C Programming: Absolute Beginner's Guide
    C Programming: Absolute Beginner's Guide
    ISBN: 9780789751980
    Title: C Programming: Absolute Beginner's Guide
    Author: PERRY GREG & MILLER DEAN

    C Programming Absolute Beginner’s Guide is the fastest way to get comfortable and productive with C11. This friendly, practical book will help the reader do exactly what they want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. World-renowned tech tutorial author Greg Perry reveals C11’s power, and helps the reader quickly take advantage of it. He provides step-by-step instructions for every task requiring more than one step, many code samples, and screenshots guiding through complex processes. This guide including how to organize a program, store and display data, and work with variables, operators, I/O, pointers, arrays, and functions. Perry presents updated information on the latest C compilers for Windows, OS X, and Linux, as well as valuable new material on C programming for mobile and game development.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • C# for Students
    C# for Students
    ISBN: 9780273728207
    Title: C# for Students
    Author: BELL DOUGLAS

    If you are new to computer programming then this book is for you! Starting from scratch, it assumes no prior knowledge of programming and is written in a simple, direct style for maximum clarity. C# ('C Sharp') is an object-oriented, network-enabled programming language, developed expressly for Microsoft's .Net platform. C# provides the features that are the most important to programmers: object-orientation, graphics, GUI components, multimedia, internet-based client/server networking and distributed computing. 'C# for Students' explains key programming concepts and the central ideas of object oriented programming, using C# as the vehicle language.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $126.00
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  • Chaos Monkeys
    Chaos Monkeys
    ISBN: 9781785034541
    Title: Chaos Monkeys
    Author: MARTINEZ ANTONIO GARCIA


    An adrenaline-fuelled exposé of life inside the tech bubble, Chaos Monkeys lays bare the secrets, power plays and lifestyle excesses of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists and money cowboys who are revolutionising our world. Written by startup CEO and industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, this is Liarâe(tm)s Poker meets The Social Network.


    Computer engineers use âe~chaos monkeyâe(tm) software to wreak havoc and test system robustness. Similarly, tech entrepreneurs like Antonio García Martínez are societyâe(tm)s chaos monkeys âe" their innovations disrupt every aspect of our lives, from transportation (Uber) and holidays (Airbnb) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder) âe" all in search of the perfect business miracle.


    Describing himself as âe~high-strung, fast-talking, and wired on a combination of caffeine, fear, and greed at all timesâe(tm), García Martínez left Wall Street to make his fortune in Silicon Valley, becoming CEO of his own startup, before bailing and being poached by Facebookâe(tm)s nascent advertising team. Here he turned usersâe(tm) data into profit for COO Sheryl Sandberg and chairman and CEO Mark âe~Zuckâe(tm) Zuckerberg. Forced out of Facebook in the wake of a bitter internal product war, García Martínez took his unique brand of entrepreneurial hyperactivity to rivals Twitter. Along the way, he got into a lot of trouble with a lot of people, brewed illegal beer on the Facebook campus (accidentally flooding Zuckerberg's desk), lived on a yacht, raced sport cars on the highway, and enthusiastically pursued the lifestyle of an overpaid Silicon Valley mercenary.


    In Chaos Monkeys he tells you HOW âe" and HOW NOT âe" to make a fortune through startups and digital marketing. Highly entertaining and always offering genuine insight, García Martínez unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and online marketing. From startups and credit derivatives to Big Brother and data tracking, social media monetisation and digital âe~privacyâe(tm), he shares both his scathing observations and outrageous antics, taking us on a subversive and very funny tour of the fascinatingly insular and unbelievably wealthy tech industry.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine
    Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine
    ISBN: 9781785034558
    Title: Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine
    Author: MARTINEZ ANTONIO GARCIA


    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    An adrenaline-fuelled expos#65533; of life inside the tech bubble, Chaos Monkeys lays bare the secrets, power plays and lifestyle excesses of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists and money cowboys who are revolutionising our world. Written by startup CEO and industry provocateur Antonio Garc#65533;a Mart#65533;nez, this is Liar's Poker meets The Social Network.


    Computer engineers use 'chaos monkey' software to wreak havoc and test system robustness. Similarly, tech entrepreneurs like Antonio Garc#65533;a Mart#65533;nez are society's chaos monkeys - their innovations disrupt every aspect of our lives, from transportation (Uber) and holidays (Airbnb) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder) - all in search of the perfect business miracle.


    Describing himself as 'high-strung, fast-talking, and wired on a combination of caffeine, fear, and greed at all times', Garc#65533;a Mart#65533;nez left Wall Street to make his fortune in Silicon Valley, becoming CEO of his own startup, before bailing and being poached by Facebook's nascent advertising team. Here he turned users' data into profit for COO Sheryl Sandberg and chairman and CEO Mark 'Zuck' Zuckerberg. Forced out of Facebook in the wake of a bitter internal product war, Garc#65533;a Mart#65533;nez took his unique brand of entrepreneurial hyperactivity to rivals Twitter. Along the way, he got into a lot of trouble with a lot of people, brewed illegal beer on the Facebook campus (accidentally flooding Zuckerberg's desk), lived on a yacht, raced sport cars on the highway, and enthusiastically pursued the lifestyle of an overpaid Silicon Valley mercenary.


    In Chaos Monkeys he tells you HOW - and HOW NOT - to make a fortune through startups and digital marketing. Highly entertaining and always offering genuine insight, Garc#65533;a Mart#65533;nez unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and online marketing. From startups and credit derivatives to Big Brother and data tracking, social media monetisation and digital 'privacy', he shares both his scathing observations and outrageous antics, taking us on a subversive and very funny tour of the fascinatingly insular and unbelievably wealthy tech industry.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
    Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
    ISBN: 9780765382597
    Title: Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
    Author: BRIN DAVID (ED)


    David Brin, Hugo award-winning author ofThe Uplift War, presentsChasing Shadows, a collection of short stories and essays by other science fiction luminaries. As we debate Internet privacy, revenge porn, the NSA, and Edward Snowden, cameras get smaller, faster, and more numerous. Has Orwell's Big Brother finally come to pass? Or have we become a global society of thousands of Little Brothers--watching, judging, and reporting on one another?


    Partnering with the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, and inspired by Brin's nonfiction bookThe Transparent Society, noted author and futurist David Brin and scholar Stephen Potts have compiled essays and short stories from writers such as Robert J. Sawyer, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight, Jack McDevitt, and many others to examine the benefits and pitfalls of technologic transparency in all its permutations.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Chicago Guide to Communicating Science
    Chicago Guide to Communicating Science
    ISBN: 9780226534855
    Title: Chicago Guide to Communicating Science
    Author: MONTGOMERY SCOTT L

    Whether you are a graduate student or a senior scientist, your reputation rests on the ability to communicate your ideas and data. In this straightforward and accessible guide, Scott L. Montgomery offers detailed, practical advice on crafting every sort of scientific communication, from research papers and conference talks to review articles, interviews with the media, e-mail messages, and more. Montgomery avoids the common pitfalls of other guides by focusing not on rules and warnings but instead on how skilled writers and speakers actually learn their trade-by imitating and adapting good models of expression. Moving step-by-step through samples from a wide variety of scientific disciplines, he shows precisely how to choose and employ such models, where and how to revise different texts, how to use visuals to enhance your presentation of ideas, why writing is really a form of experimentation, and more.

    He also traces the evolution of scientific expression over time, providing a context crucial for understanding the nature of technical communication today. Other chapters take up the topics of writing creatively in science; how to design and use graphics; and how to talk to the public about science. Written with humor and eloquence, this book provides a unique and realistic guide for anyone in the sciences wishing to improve his or her communication skills.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • CISSP (ISC)2 Official  Practice Tests
    CISSP (ISC)2 Official Practice Tests
    ISBN: 9781119475927
    Title: CISSP (ISC)2 Official Practice Tests
    Author: CHAPPLE MIKE & SEIDL DAVID

    Full-length practice tests covering all CISSP domains for the ultimate in exam prep
    The CISSP Official (ISC)2 Practice Tests is a major resource for CISSP candidates, providing 1300 unique practice questions. The first part of the book provides 100 questions per domain so you can practice on any domains you know you need to brush up on. After that, you get two unique 250-question practice exams to help you master the material and practice simulated exam taking well in advance of the exam. The two practice exams cover all exam domains, and are included in identical proportion to the exam itself to help you gauge the relative importance of each topic covered. As the only official practice tests endorsed by the (ISC)2, this book gives you the advantage of full and complete preparation: coverage includes Security and Risk Management; Asset Security; Security Engineering; Communication and Network Security; Identity and Access Management; Security Assessment and Testing; Security Operations; and Software Development Security. These practice tests align with the 2015 version of the exam to ensure up-to-date preparation, and are designed to simulate what you'll see on exam day.


    The CISSP credential signifies a body of knowledge and a set of guaranteed skills that put you in demand in the marketplace. This book is your ticket to achieving this prestigious certification, by helping you test what you know against what you need to know.

    • Align your preparation with the 2015 CISSP Body of Knowledge
    • Test your knowledge of all exam domains
    • Identify areas in need of further study
    • Gauge your progress throughout your exam preparation

    The Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam is refreshed every few years to ensure that candidates are up-to-date on the latest security topics and trends. Currently-aligned preparation resources are critical, and periodic practice tests are one of the best ways to truly measure your level of understanding. The CISSP Official (ISC)2 Practice Tests is your secret weapon for success, and the ideal preparation tool for the savvy CISSP candidate.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $72.00
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  • CISSP (ISC)2 Official Study Guide
    CISSP (ISC)2 Official Study Guide
    ISBN: 9781119475934
    Title: CISSP (ISC)2 Official Study Guide
    Author: CHAPPLE MIKE & STEWART JAMES & GIBSON DARRIL

    CISSP Study Guide - fully updated for the 2018 CISSP Body of Knowledge

    CISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8th Edition has been completely updated for the latest 2018 CISSP Body of Knowledge. This bestselling Sybex study guide covers 100% of all exam objectives. You'll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to expert content, real-world examples, advice on passing each section of the exam, access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, and much more. Reinforce what you've learned with key topic exam essentials and chapter review questions.


    Along with the book, you also get access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment that includes:

    • Six unique 150 question practice exams to help you identify where you need to study more. Get more than 90 percent of the answers correct, and you're ready to take the certification exam.
    • More than 700 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce your learning and give you last-minute test prep before the exam
    • A searchable glossary in PDF to give you instant access to the key terms you need to know for the exam

    Coverage of all of the exam topics in the book means you'll be ready for:

    • Security and Risk Management
    • Asset Security
    • Security Engineering
    • Communication and Network Security
    • Identity and Access Management
    • Security Assessment and Testing
    • Security Operations
    • Software Development Security


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $126.00
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  • Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, & Project Managers in Transition
    Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, & Project Managers in Transition
    ISBN: 9780321637703
    Title: Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, & Project Managers in Transition
    Author: ADKINS LYSSA

    The Provocative and Practical Guide to Coaching Agile Teams

    As an agile coach, you can help project teams become outstanding at agile, creating products that make them proud and helping organizations reap the powerful benefits of teams that deliver both innovation and excellence.

    More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. But it's a challenging role. It requires new skills--as well as a subtle understanding of when to step in and when to step back. Migrating from "command and control" to agile coaching requires a whole new mind-set.

    In Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins gives agile coaches the insights they need to adopt this new mind-set and to guide teams to extraordinary performance in a re-energized work environment. You'll gain a deep view into the role of the agile coach, discover what works and what doesn't, and learn how to adapt powerful skills from many allied disciplines, including the fields of professional coaching and mentoring.

    Coverage includes

    • Understanding what it takes to be a great agile coach
    • Mastering all of the agile coach's roles: teacher, mentor, problem solver, conflict navigator, and performance coach
    • Creating an environment where self-organized, high-performance teams can emerge
    • Coaching teams past cooperation and into full collaboration
    • Evolving your leadership style as your team grows and changes
    • Staying actively engaged without dominating your team and stunting its growth
    • Recognizing failure, recovery, and success modes in your coaching
    • Getting the most out of your own personal agile coaching journey

    Whether you're an agile coach, leader, trainer, mentor, facilitator, ScrumMaster, project manager, product owner, or team member, this book will help you become skilled at helping others become truly great. What could possibly be more rewarding?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $88.00
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  • CODE RED: Computerized Elections & the War on American Democracy Election 2018 Edition
    CODE RED: Computerized Elections & the War on American Democracy Election 2018 Edition
    ISBN: 9781719301640
    Title: CODE RED: Computerized Elections & the War on American Democracy Election 2018 Edition
    Author: SIMON JONATHAN

    CODE RED is about what has happened to American elections, American politics, and America since computers took over the vote counting at the turn of this century.
    Its new subtitle reflects the grave plight of the democracy we take for granted, and this new Election 2018 Edition brings the story up to date, including how we got to the Age of Trump and what we need to do now.
    There are hundreds of published accounts explaining how we got here: the Clinton campaign this, the economy that, the white suburban voters without college the other thing...
    As varied as they may be, what all these accounts have in common is the assumption that, one way or another, we voted our way here. That is, Americans collectively cast the billions of ballots that, over the past half-dozen or so elections, added up to where we are now.
    As if we all got behind the wheel of the national car and somehow steered it over the cliff.
    That is not the account offered by this book. CODE RED challenges the fundamental assumption that we voted our way over the cliff. It instead explores the possibility that, since the dawn of the computerized elections era--with votes counted in the partisan, proprietary, pitch-dark of cyberspace--the national car has behaved more like a self-driving car, programmer unknown.
    It examines those elections and the veer in American politics, culminating in the Age of Trump, that they have produced-reaching conclusions about who or what has been driving the car that are both more chilling (it's not us) and more encouraging (it's not us) than anything else you are likely to read.
    Most important, it's a book to read if you're asking how we can re-take the wheel. Because, while it may be of some comfort to realize that we did not vote our way to this scary place, the correlate is that there is serious and urgent work to be done if we are to be able to vote our way out of it.
    "CODE RED is unique, easy-to-understand, and vastly important." - Andrew Kreig, Justice Integrity Project
    "As a professional statistician, I found CODE RED's data, analysis, and conclusions compelling." - Dr. Elizabeth Clarkson; Chief Statistician, National Inst. For Aviation Research
    "Simon's research is thorough and his case is more than compelling ... He has provided an important public service." - John Zogby, founder of The Zogby Poll
    Several other democracies have now moved away from the computerized vote tabulation they initially embraced, having recognized the manifest security risks it entails. But America has continued to entrust its elections to privatized and concealed vote counting despite mounting evidence that the vulnerabilities to manipulation are not merely hypothetical but are actually being exploited, with profound political consequences.
    CODE RED shows how America has come to adopt and embrace such a system and why we have been so collectively resistant to any serious reconsideration of its safety and appropriateness. We examine the role of election administrators, politicians, and the media in stifling investigation of the validity of suspect American elections and, more generally, of the safety and rationality of a system proven by experts to be easily corrupted.
    Like the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, CODE RED sets a Doomsday Clock. The good news is that it's not quite midnight. We can turn this country around, but only if we first restore public, observable vote counting to our elections. It is a simple thing, but until we do it we will continue putting everything we value at risk.
    CODE RED combines analysis and advocacy and concludes with a powerful call to action: "We need only to break a spell that has been cast on us--a spell of convenience, passivity, helplessness. We need only remember that democracy is not something that we watch, it is something that we do."
    CODE RED: Read it and Weep Act

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
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  • Code: the Hidden Language of Computer Hardware & Software
    Code: the Hidden Language of Computer Hardware & Software
    ISBN: 9780735611313
    Title: Code: the Hidden Language of Computer Hardware & Software
    Author: PETZOLD CHARLES

    What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story and along the way, you ll discover you ve gained a real context for understanding today s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you and perhaps even awaken the technophile within."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00

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  • Coders
    Coders
    ISBN: 9781529018998
    Title: Coders
    Author: THOMPSON CLIVE

    Hello, world.Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code--and coders are the ones who built it for us. From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers, in a book that interrogates who they are, how they think, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause. They are the most quietly influential people on the planet, and Coders shines a light on their culture.In pop culture and media, the people who create the code that rules our world are regularly portrayed in hackneyed, simplified terms, as ciphers in hoodies. Thompson goes far deeper, dramatizing the psychology of the invisible architects of the culture, exploring their passions and their values, as well as their messy history. Programmers shape our everyday behavior: When they make something easy to do, we do more of it. When they make it hard or impossible, we do less of it. Thompson wrestles with the major controversies of our era, from the "disruption" fetish of Silicon Valley to the struggle for inclusion by marginalized groups.To understand the world today, we need to understand code and its consequences. With Coders,Thompson gives a definitive look into the heart of the machine.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Coding for Dummies
    Coding for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781118951309
    Title: Coding for Dummies
    Author: ABRAHAM NIKHIL

    earn to: Write your first lines of code and see immediate results Work with five different coding languages to choose which is best for you Create a working application using basic coding skillsNo coding experience? No problem! Start here to learn coding basicsWant to get started with coding, but don t know where to start? Coding For Dummies is the perfect solution! Explore the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, and Python and find out how you can use them to build great web applications. Once you re up and running, you can continue to refine and practice your skills online at Codecademy.com. No experience required start with the basics by finding out what coding is, how to use it to build web applications, and how to become a programmer Keep it simple use simple steps that show you how to write code and continue to build upon your coding chops as you go Lets talk languages dive into app development for the web with some of the most popular languages, from HTML, CSS, and JavaScript® to Ruby® and Python® Practice makes perfect practice online to reinforce what you ve learned and to take your coding up a notch Take it to the limit visit Codecademy.com and additional resources to move from absolute beginner to web application developerOpen the book and find: How to start coding with no previous experience Simple steps that will show you how to write code HTML basics and beyond Techniques for styling web pages with CSS Tips on coding with JavaScript and jQuery to bring websites alive Common Ruby tasks and commands to get up and running Tricks to harness the power of Python Examples to practice your skills at Codecademy.com

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Coding for Dummies
    Coding for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781119293323
    Title: Coding for Dummies
    Author: ABRAHAM NIKHIL

    Coding For Dummies, (9781119293323) was previously published as Coding For Dummies, (9781118951309). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
    <br />Hands-on exercises help you learn to code like a pro


    No coding experience is required for Coding For Dummies, your one-stop guide to building a foundation of knowledge in writing computer code for web, application, and software development. It doesn′t matter if you′ve dabbled in coding or never written a line of code, this book guides you through the basics. Using foundational web development languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it explains in plain English how coding works and why it′s needed.


    Online exercises developed by Codecademy, a leading online code training site, help hone coding skills and demonstrate results as you practice.


    The site provides an environment where you can try out tutorials built into the text and see the actual output from your coding. You′ll also gain access to end-of-chapter challenges to apply newly acquired skills to a less-defined assignment. So what are you waiting for?

    • The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply
    • Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format
    • Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages
    • Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills

    If you′re a student looking for an introduction to the basic concepts of coding or a professional looking to add new skills, Coding For Dummies has you covered.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
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  • Computer Basics - Absolute Beginner's Guide
    Computer Basics - Absolute Beginner's Guide
    ISBN: 9780789754516
    Title: Computer Basics - Absolute Beginner's Guide
    Author: MILLER MICHAEL

    Make the most of your new Windows(R) 8.1 notebook, desktop computer, or tablet-without becoming a technical expert This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun

    Even if you've never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple

    Who knew how simple using computers could be?

    This is today's best beginner's guide to using your computer or tablet with the new Windows 8.1 operating system...simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do Here's a small sample of what you'll learn:

    - Set up Windows 8.1 and get online fast

    - Use the new Windows 8.1 Modern interface

    - Get started with social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn

    - Use Windows 8.1's built-in apps-and find great new apps in the Windows Store

    - Connect printers and external storage, and set up automatic file backup

    - Create a home network in just minutes

    - Go online to shop, sell your stuff, manage your money, and do research

    - Get your office work done fast

    - Organize, view, and share photos

    - Play music using Windows 8.1, iTunes, or streaming music services

    - Watch TV shows and movies online

    - Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam

    - Keep your system running reliably at top speed



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Computer Book: From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science
    Computer Book: From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science
    ISBN: 9781454926214
    Title: Computer Book: From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science
    Author: GARFINKEL SIMSON L & GRUNSPAN RACHEL

    Part of Sterling's extremely popular Milestones series, this illustrated exploration of computer science ranges from the ancient abacus to superintelligence and social media.

    With 250 illustrated landmark inventions, publications, and events--encompassing everything from ancient record-keeping devices to the latest computing technologies--this highly topical addition to the Sterling Milestones series takes a chronological journey through the history and future of computer science. Two expert authors, with decades' of experience working in computer research and innovation, explore topics including the Sumerian abacus, the first spam message, Morse code, cryptography, early computers, Isaac Asimov's laws of robotics, UNIX and early programming languages, movies, video games, mainframes, minis and micros, hacking, virtual reality, and more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Computer Coding Python Games for Kids
    Computer Coding Python Games for Kids
    ISBN: 9780241317792
    Title: Computer Coding Python Games for Kids
    Author: VORDERMAN CAROL

    Learn how to code in Python by building and playing your own computer games, from mind-bending brainteasers to crazy action games with explosive sound effects and 3D graphics.

    Whether you're a seasoned programmer or a beginner hoping to learn Python, you'll find Computer Coding Python Games for Kidsfun to read and easy to follow. Each chapter shows how to construct a complete working game in simple numbered steps. Using freely available resources, such as PyGame Zero and Blender, you can add animations, music, scrolling backgrounds, 3D scenery, and other exciting professional touches.

    After building the game, find out how to adapt it to create your own personalised version with secret hacks and cheat codes!

    Along the way, you'll master the key concepts that programmers need to write code - not just in Python but in all programming languages. Find out what bugs, loops, flags, strings, tuples, toggles, and turtles are. Learn how to plan and design the ultimate game - and then play it to destruction as you test and debug it. Before you know it, you'll be a coding genius!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Computer Orchestration Tips & Tricks
    Computer Orchestration Tips & Tricks
    ISBN: 9781906005054
    Title: Computer Orchestration Tips & Tricks
    Author: BENNETT STEPHEN


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    Price: $32.00
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  • Computer: Very Short Introduction
    Computer: Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780199586592
    Title: Computer: Very Short Introduction
    Author: INCE DARREL

    What is the basic nature of the modern computer? How does it work? How has it been possible to squeeze so much power into increasingly smaller machines? What will the next generations of computers look like? In this Very Short Introduction, Darrel Ince looks at the basic concepts behind all computers, the changes in hardware and software that allowed computers to become so small and commonplace, the challenges produced by the computer revolution--especially whole new modes of cybercrime and security issues, the Internet and the advent of "cloud computing," and the promise of whole new horizons opening up with quantum computing and computing using DNA.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Computers for Seniors for Dummies
    Computers for Seniors for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781119420316
    Title: Computers for Seniors for Dummies
    Author: MUIR NANCY C.

    The bestselling guide--now in a new edition
    A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC.
    Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. Explore all you can do with a computer:
    • Research topics of interest
    • Keep in touch with loved ones
    • Shop securely online
    • Find recipes and diet tips

    If you've just purchased your first computer and need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Connected Gaming: What Making Video Games can Teach Us About Learning & Literacy
    Connected Gaming: What Making Video Games can Teach Us About Learning & Literacy
    ISBN: 9780262035378
    Title: Connected Gaming: What Making Video Games can Teach Us About Learning & Literacy
    Author: KAFAI Y ET AL

    Over the last decade, video games designed to teach academic content have multiplied. Students can learn about Newtonian physics from a game or prep for entry into the army. An emphasis on the instructionist approach to gaming, however, has overshadowed the constructionist approach, in which students learn by designing their own games themselves. In this book, Yasmin Kafai and Quinn Burke discuss the educational benefits of constructionist gaming -- coding, collaboration, and creativity -- and the move from "computational thinking" toward "computational participation." Kafai and Burke point to recent developments that support a shift to game making from game playing, including the game industry's acceptance, and even promotion, of "modding" and the growth of a DIY culture. Kafai and Burke show that student-designed games teach not only such technical skills as programming but also academic subjects. Making games also teaches collaboration, as students frequently work in teams to produce content and then share their games with in class or with others online. Yet Kafai and Burke don't advocate abandoning instructionist for constructionist approaches. Rather, they argue for a more comprehensive, inclusive idea of connected gaming in which both making and gaming play a part.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Connected World: Talking About the Future With Those Who are Shaping It
    Connected World: Talking About the Future With Those Who are Shaping It
    ISBN: 9780241308424
    Title: Connected World: Talking About the Future With Those Who are Shaping It
    Author: LARREY PHILIP

    The world as we know it is changing. Driverless cars, drone controlled deliveries and autonomous weapon systems are no longer the stuff of science fiction. But what's next and how will it impact our society? In Connected World, Philip Larrey explores the consequences of the new digital age in conversation with industry leaders such as Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, Anders Sandberg, a director at Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute and Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google's parent company, Alphabet. Discussing matters including cyber security, the death of privacy, the future of social media and the rise of artificial intelligence, Connected World asks the existential questions which will come to define our age.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization
    Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization
    ISBN: 9781474604253
    Title: Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization
    Author: KHANNA PARAG


    Which lines on the map matter most?


    It is time to reimagine how life is organized on Earth. We're accelerating into a future shaped less by countries than by connectivity. A world in which the most connected powers, and people, will win.


    In Connectography, Parag Khanna guides us through the emerging global network civilization in which mega-cities compete over connectivity and borders are increasingly irrelevant. He travels from Ukraine to Iran, Mongolia to North Korea, London to Dubai and the Arctic Circle to the South China Sea - all to show how twenty-first-century conflict is a tug-of-war over pipelines and internet cables, advanced technologies and market access.


    Yet Connectography offers a hopeful vision of the future. Khanna argues that new energy discoveries and innovations have eliminated the need for resource wars, global financial assets are being deployed to build productive infrastructure that can reduce inequality, and frail regions such as Africa and the Middle East are unscrambling their fraught colonial borders through ambitious new transportation corridors and power grids.


    Beneath the chaos of a world that appears to be falling apart is a new foundation of connectivity pulling it together.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Consent of the Networked the Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
    Consent of the Networked the Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
    ISBN: 9780465024421
    Title: Consent of the Networked the Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
    Author: MACKINNON REBECCA

    The Internet was going to liberate us, but in truth it has not. For every story about the web's empowering role in events such as the Arab Spring, there are many more about the quiet corrosion of civil liberties by companies and governments using the same digital technologies we have come to depend upon. In Consent of the Networked, journalist and Internet policy specialist Rebecca MacKinnon argues that it is time to fight for our rights before they are sold, legislated, programmed, and engineered away. Every day, the corporate sovereigns of cyberspace (Google and Facebook, among others) make decisions that affect our physical freedom - but without our consent. Yet the traditional solution to unaccountable corporate behavior - government regulation - cannot stop the abuse of digital power on its own, and sometimes even contributes to it.

    A clarion call to action, Consent of the Networkedshows that it is time to stop arguing over whether the Internet empowers people, and address the urgent question of how technology should be governed to support the rights and liberties of users around the world.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.95
    $47.95
  • Content Strategy for the Web
    Content Strategy for the Web
    ISBN: 9780321808301
    Title: Content Strategy for the Web
    Author: HALVORSON KRISTINA

    If your website content is out of date, off-brand, and out of control, you're missing a huge opportunity to engage, convert, and retain customers online. Redesigning your home page won't help. Investing in a new content management system won't fix it, either. So, where do you start?
    &
    Without meaningful content, your website isn't worth much to your key audiences. But creating (and caring for) "meaningful" content is far more complicated than we're often willing to acknowledge. Content Strategy for the Web explains how to create and deliver useful, usable content for your online audiences, when and where they need it most. It also shares content best practices so you can get your next website redesign right, on time and on budget. For the first time, you'll:
    &
    • See content strategy (and its business value) explained in plain language
    • & Find out why so many web projects implode in the content development phase ... and how to avoid the associated, unnecessary costs and delays &
    • Learn how to audit and analyze your content
    • Make smarter, achievable decisions about which content to create and how
    • Find out how to maintain consistent, accurate, compelling content over time
    • Get solid, practical advice on staffing for content-related roles and responsibilities
    &


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $69.00
    $69.00
  • Copyfraud & Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law
    Copyfraud & Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law
    ISBN: 9780804760065
    Title: Copyfraud & Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law
    Author: MAZZONE JASON

    Intellectual property law in the United States is on the verge of breakdown and needs to be reformed--but, according to law professor Jason Mazzone, the author of Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law, not for the reasons given by most critics. Most Americans are familiar with the problems of illicit downloading and stolen software. But in this compulsively readable book, Mazzone argues that these familiar problems mask a greater threat to creativity and commerce--the ever-growing overreaching by publishers, producers, artists and corporations that claim stronger ownership rights than the law gives them.

    Mazzone shows how growing abuse of intellectual property law has been abetted by confusion, unclear legal standards, outmoded law and economic bullying--and he illustrates the pervasive cost of these abuses. Finally, he introduces specific measures by which we can cure these problems.

    Erudite, surprising and accessible, Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law is a breakthrough title that will change forever how we look at creativity, law and commerce.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, & How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate
    Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, & How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate
    ISBN: 9781610398084
    Title: Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, & How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate
    Author: QUINN ZOE

    You've heard the stories about the dark side of the internet--hackers, #gamergate, anonymous mobs attacking an unlucky victim, and revenge porn--but they remain just that: stories. Surely these things would never happen to you.

    Zoe Quinn used to feel the same way. She is a video game developer whose ex-boyfriend published a crazed blog post cobbled together from private information, half-truths, and outright fictions, along with a rallying cry to the online hordes to go after her. They answered in the form of a so-called movement known as #gamergate--they hacked her accounts; stole nude photos of her; harassed her family, friends, and colleagues; and threatened to rape and murder her. But instead of shrinking into silence as the online mobs wanted her to, she raised her voice and spoke out against this vicious online culture and for making the internet a safer place for everyone.

    In the years since #gamergate, Quinn has helped thousands of people with her advocacy and online-abuse crisis resource Crash Override Network. From locking down victims' personal accounts to working with tech companies and lawmakers to inform policy, she has firsthand knowledge about every angle of online abuse, what powerful institutions are (and aren't) doing about it, and how we can protect our digital spaces and selves.

    Crash Override offers an up-close look inside the controversy, threats, and social and cultural battles that started in the far corners of the internet and have since permeated our online lives. Through her story--as target and as activist--Quinn provides a human look at the ways the internet impacts our lives and culture, along with practical advice for keeping yourself and others safe online.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00

    $51.00
  • Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend
    Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend
    ISBN: 9781781571439
    Title: Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend
    Author: MOORE ALANNAH

    The advantages of selling your products online are many--low overhead, global markets, twenty-four-hour shopping--but perhaps most important is the level playing field offered by the internet. With a distinctive product and professional-looking website, you stand as much of a chance at success as anyone, even if others have more money to invest. In Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend, Alannah Moore guides entrepreneurs through the process of setting up an online business and creating a website that fits both their products and their budget. This accessible primer provides detailed information on how to set up and provide content for your site as well as the right storefront and payment solutions. Moore addresses all aspects of running an online business, including marketing, order management, and boosting sales. Whether you are selling goods, services, or downloadable files, this guide will help you find the e-commerce solution that's right for you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint & Think
    Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint & Think
    ISBN: 9780008296346
    Title: Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint & Think
    Author: DU SAUTOY MARCUS

    As a species, we have an extraordinary ability to create works of art that elevate, expand and transform what it means to be human. The novels of Henry James can communicate the inner world of one human being to another. The music of Wagner or Schubert takes us on an emotional rollercoaster ride as we give ourselves up to their sublime sounds.
    These are the expressions of what Marcus du Sautoy calls 'the creativity code'. Yet some believe that the new developments in AI and machine learning are so sophisticated that they can learn what it means to be human - that they can crack the code.

    - Technology has always allowed us to extend our understanding of being human. But will the new tools of AI allow to us to create in different ways?

    - Could recent developments in AI and machine learning also mean that it is no longer just human beings who can create art?

    - And creativity, like consciousness, is one of those words that is hard to pin down: what is it that we are challenging these machines to do?

    In The Creativity Code, Marcus du Sautoy examines what these new developments might mean, for both the creative arts and his own subject, mathematics. From the Turing test to AlphaGo, are there limits to what algorithms can achieve, or might they be able to perfectly mimic human creativity? And what's more, could they help Marcus to see more deeply into the complex mathematical problems with which he so often wrestles?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Cryotron Files: How the Inventor of the Microchip Put Himself in the KGB's Sights
    Cryotron Files: How the Inventor of the Microchip Put Himself in the KGB's Sights
    ISBN: 9781785784347
    Title: Cryotron Files: How the Inventor of the Microchip Put Himself in the KGB's Sights
    Author: BUCK DOUGLAS & DEY IAIN

    Dudley Buck was a brilliant scientist who developed or invented several early pieces of now-common technology (e.g. microchips, flash drives)in the 1950s. Like his Nobel-winning colleagues, he might have benefitted from them greatly, had he not died aged 32 of a mysterious heart attack, just after a high-profile group of Soviet scientists visited his lab on a cold war-era tour of the USA.

    Buck was not the only scientist to expire that day - his colleague Dr Ridenour, chief scientist at Lockheed, also died of an unexplained heart attack. Both deaths are consistent with KGB contact-poison hits.
    &
    Recently discovered papers reveal Buck's extensive career in clandestine government work, that had led to his contact with Russia's top computer scientists. His work was filed away and rediscovered in the 1980s when it was used in research projects by NASA.

    A fascinating narrative history of Cold War era computer and tech research, combining social historical elements to produce a brilliant portrait of America in the mid-20th century.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Curation: the Power of Selection in a World of Excess
    Curation: the Power of Selection in a World of Excess
    ISBN: 9780349408712
    Title: Curation: the Power of Selection in a World of Excess
    Author: BHASKAR MICHAEL


    In the past two years humanity has produced more data than the rest of human history combined. We carry a library of data in our pockets, accessible at any second. We have more information and more goods at our disposal than we know what to do with. There is no longer any competitive advantage in creating more information. Today, value lies in curation: selecting, finding and cutting down to show what really matters.


    Curation reveals how a little-used word from the world of museums became a crucial and at times controversial strategy for the twenty-first century. Today's most successful companies - Apple, Netflix, Amazon - have used curation to power their growth, by offering customers more tailored and appropriate choices.


    Curation answers the question of how we can live and prosper in an age of information overload. In the context of excess, it is not only a sound business strategy, but a way to make sense of the world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Curiosity Cycle: Preparing Your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion
    Curiosity Cycle: Preparing Your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion
    ISBN: 9780692022122
    Title: Curiosity Cycle: Preparing Your Child for the Ongoing Technological Explosion
    Author: MUGAN JOHATHAN

    Through curiosity, children carve out concepts from the environment that they assemble into models to describe the world. Children then test those models to see how well they predict what they observe, and they use the results from those experiments to form new concepts and models---leading to the next round of the curiosity cycle. However, our children are more than passive observers. They are an embodied part of the world and have brains that are predisposed to see the environment in particular ways. To get the most from their curiosity, children must build models about the intentions of those around them and the tendencies within themselves. These curious minds will be entering a world that is increasingly dominated by computation. Computers are becoming better at understanding the physical environment, and this will transform the workplace and alter how we spend our free time. This book explains how your child can understand how a computer thinks and how your child can leverage his or her curiosity to thrive in a world with intelligent computers where human creativity is valued above all else.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online
    Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online
    ISBN: 9781473610255
    Title: Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online
    Author: AIKEN MARY

    A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave
    Mary Aiken is the world's leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology--a discipline that combines psychology, criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection where technology and human behavior meet. In this, her first book, Aiken has created a starting point for all future conversations about how the Internet is shaping development and behavior, societal norms and values, children, safety, security, and our perception of the world. Cyberspace is an environment full of surveillance, but who is looking out for us? The Cyber Effect offers a fascinating and chilling look at a future we can still do something about.
    Drawing on her own research and extensive experience with law enforcement, Mary Aiken covers a wide range of subjects from the impact of screens on the developing child to the explosion of teen sexting, and the acceleration of compulsive and addictive behaviors online (gaming, shopping, pornography). She examines the escalation of cyberchondria (anxiety produced by self-diagnosing online), cyberstalking, and organized cybercrime in the Deep Web. Aiken provides surprising statistics and incredible-but-true case studies of hidden trends that are shaping our culture and raising troubling questions about where the digital revolution is taking us.
    The Cyber Effect will upend your assumptions about your online life and forever change the way you think about the technology you, your friends, and family use. Readers will gain a new understanding of the rapid change taking shape around us and come away with critical tools to become part of this very necessary conversation.
    Advance praise for The Cyber Effect

    "Just as Rachel Carson launched the modern environmental movement with her Silent Spring, Mary Aiken delivers a deeply disturbing, utterly penetrating, and urgently timed investigation into the perils of the largest unregulated social experiment of our time."--Bob Woodward
    "Mary Aiken takes us on a fascinating, thought-provoking, and at times scary journey down the rabbit hole to witness how the Internet is changing the human psyche. A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the temptations and tragedies of cyberspace."--John R. Suler, PhD, author of The Psychology of Cyberspace
    "Drawing on a fascinating and mind-boggling range of research and knowledge, Mary Aiken has written a great, important book that terrifies then consoles by pointing a way forward so that our experience online might not outstrip our common sense. A must-read for this moment in time."--Steven D. Levitt, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Freakonomics
    "Figuring out how to guide kids in a hyperconnected world is one of the biggest challenges for today's parents. Mary Aiken clearly and calmly separates reality from myth. She clearly lays out the issues we really need to be concerned about and calmly instructs us on how to keep our kids safe and healthy in their digital lives."--Peggy Orenstein, author of the New York Times bestseller Girls & Sex

    "Having worked with law enforcement groups from INTERPOL and Europol as well as the U.S. government, Aiken knows firsthand how today's digital tools can be exploited by criminals lurking in the Internet's Dark Net."--Newsweek
    From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Cyber War the Next Threat to National Security & What to do About It
    Cyber War the Next Threat to National Security & What to do About It
    ISBN: 9780061962240
    Title: Cyber War the Next Threat to National Security & What to do About It
    Author: KNAKE ROBERT & CLARKE RICHARD A


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Cyber War Will Not Take Place
    Cyber War Will Not Take Place
    ISBN: 9781849042802
    Title: Cyber War Will Not Take Place
    Author: RID THOMAS

    "Cyber war is coming," announced a land-mark RAND report in 1993. In 2005, the U.S. Air Force boasted it would now fly, fight, and win in cyberspace, the "fifth domain" of warfare. This book takes stock, twenty years on: is cyber war really coming? Has war indeed entered the fifth domain?Cyber War Will Not Take Place cuts through the hype and takes a fresh look at cyber security. Thomas Rid argues that the focus on war and winning distracts from the real challenge of cyberspace: non-violent confrontation that may rival or even replace violence in surprising ways.The threat consists of three different vectors: espionage, sabotage, and subversion. The author traces the most significant hacks and attacks, exploring the full spectrum of case studies from the shadowy world of computer espionage and weaponised code. With a mix of technical detail and rigorouspolitical analysis, the book explores some key questions: What are cyber weapons? How have they changed the meaning of violence? How likely and how dangerous is crowd-sourced subversive activity? Why has there never been a lethal cyber attack against a country's critical infrastructure? How seriousis the threat of "pure" cyber espionage, of exfiltrating data without infiltrating humans first? And who is most vulnerable: which countries, industries, individuals?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Cybercrime
    Cybercrime
    ISBN: 9780745627366
    Title: Cybercrime
    Author: WALL DAVID S

    How has the internet transformed criminal behaviour? What is different about cybercrime compared with traditional criminal activity? What new criminal opportunities have arisen? What impact might cybercrime have on public security?

    In this exciting new text, David Wall carefully examines these and other important issues. He discusses what is known about cybercrime, disentangling the rhetoric of risk assessment from its reality.

    Looking at the full range of cybercrime, he shows how the increase in personal computing power available within a globalized communications network has affected the nature of and response to criminal activities. Drawing on empirical research findings and multidisciplinary sources he goes on to argue that we are beginning to experience a new generation of automated cybercrimes, which are almost completely mediated by networked technologies that are themselves converging.

    We have now entered the world of low impact, multiple victim crimes in which bank robbers, for example, no longer have to meticulously plan the theft of millions of dollars. New technological capabilities at their disposal now mean that one person can effectively commit millions of robberies of one dollar each. Against this background, David Wall scrutinizes the regulatory challenges that cybercrime poses for the criminal (and civil) justice processes, at both the national and the international levels.

    This book offers the most comprehensive, and intellectually robust, account of cybercrime currently available. It is suitable for use on courses across the social sciences, and in computer science, and will appeal to advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00

    $46.00
  • Cyberphobia Identity, Trust, Security & the Internet
    Cyberphobia Identity, Trust, Security & the Internet
    ISBN: 9781408850152
    Title: Cyberphobia Identity, Trust, Security & the Internet
    Author: LUCAS EDWARD

    Crossing the road, we look both ways. Riding a bicycle at night, we use lights. So why is our attitude towards online security so relaxed? Edward Lucas reveals the ways in which cyberspace is not the secure zone we may hope, how passwords provide no significant obstacle to anyone intent on getting past them, and how anonymity is easily accessible to anyone - malign or benign - willing to take a little time covering their tracks. The internet was designed by a small group of computer scientists looking for a way to share information quickly. In the last twenty years it has expanded rapidly to become a global information superhighway, available to all comers, but also wide open to those seeking invisibility. This potential for anonymity means neither privacy nor secrecy are really possible for law-abiding corporations or citizens. As identities can be faked so easily the very foundations on which our political, legal and economic systems are based are vulnerable. Businesses, governments, national security organisations and even ordinary individuals are constantly at risk and with our ever increasing dependence on the internet and smart-phone technology this threat is unlikely to diminish - in fact, the target for cyber-criminals is expanding all the time.Not only does "Cyberphobia" lay bare the dangers of the internet, it also explores the most successful defensive cyber-strategies, options for tracking down transgressors and argues that we are moving into a post-digital age where once again face-to-face communication will be the only interaction that really matters.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Cypherpunks: Freedom & the Future of the Internet
    Cypherpunks: Freedom & the Future of the Internet
    ISBN: 9781939293008
    Title: Cypherpunks: Freedom & the Future of the Internet
    Author: ASSANGE JULIAN

    Cypherpunks are activists who advocate the widespread use of strong cryptography (writing in code) as a route to progressive change. Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks, has been a leading voice in the cypherpunk movement since its inception in the 1980s. Now, in what is sure to be a wave-making new book, Assange brings together a small group of cutting-edge thinkers and activists from the front line of the battle for cyber-space to discuss whether electronic communications will emancipate or enslave us. Among the topics addressed are: Do Facebook and Google constitute "the greatest surveillance machine that ever existed," perpetually tracking our location, our contacts and our lives? Far from being victims of that surveillance, are most of us willing collaborators? Are there legitimate forms of surveillance, for instance in relation to the "Four Horsemen of the Infopocalypse" (money laundering, drugs, terrorism and pornography)? And do we have the ability, through conscious action and technological savvy, to resist this tide and secure a world where freedom is something which the Internet helps bring about? The harassment of WikiLeaks and other Internet activists, together with attempts to introduce anti-file sharing legislation such as SOPA and ACTA, indicate that the politics of the Internet have reached a crossroads. In one direction lies a future that guarantees, in the watchwords of the cypherpunks, "privacy for the weak and transparency for the powerful"; in the other lies an Internet that allows government and large corporations to discover ever more about internet users while hiding their own activities. Assange and his co-discussants unpick the complex issues surrounding this crucial choice with clarity and engaging enthusiasm.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
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