• 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
  • Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security & the Internet
    Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security & the Internet
    ISBN: 9781408850121
    Title: Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security & the Internet
    Author: LUCAS EDWARD

    An alarming and persuasive expose of how cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism cyber-espionage and cyber-warfare converge, by the author of The New Cold War
    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: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security & the Internet
    Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security & the Internet
    ISBN: 9781408850145
    Title: Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security & the Internet
    Author: LUCAS EDWARD

    An alarming and persuasive expos. of how cyber-crime, cyber-terrorism cyber-espionage and cyber-warfare converge, by the author of The New Cold War
    Crossing the road, we look both ways. Riding a bicycle at night, we use lights. Driving a car, we wear seatbelts. So why is our attitude towards online security so relaxed? Edward Lucas reveals the ways in which cyberspace is not the secure or private 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: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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
  • D Cookbook
    D Cookbook
    ISBN: 9781783287215
    Title: D Cookbook
    Author: RUPPE ADAM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $118.00
    $118.00
  • Dangerous Enthusiasms
    Dangerous Enthusiasms
    ISBN: 9781877372346
    Title: Dangerous Enthusiasms
    Author: GAULD ROBIN

    Information and the technology that supports its collection, communication and analysis is a core concern of modern government, making e-government (meaning electronically enabled government) fundamental to the ongoing 'reinvention' of public administration. But the quest for e-government opens up a range of issues -- whether to take a 'big bang' or an incremental approach to computerisation, how to deal with security and privacy concerns, how to reconfigure the machinery of government to fit ICT practices -- and decisions -- hardware and software procurement, software architecture, access by whom to what. The spending of public money is always intriguing and perhaps money spent on ICT has been the most intriguing of all, with some spectacular failures costing millions. This book is written for a general audience and takes a critical look at policies, problems and prospects for e-government in a series of case studies. Why have ICT failures in the public sector occurred and what lessons do they provide for the

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Dark Market: How Hackers Became the New Mafia
    Dark Market: How Hackers Became the New Mafia
    ISBN: 9780099546559
    Title: Dark Market: How Hackers Became the New Mafia
    Author: GLENNY MISHA

    #145;Eye-popping... A real life crime thriller#146;Mail on Sunday We live our lives online #150; banking, shopping, working, dating #150; but have we become complacent? We share our personal details, our thoughts and movements with a faceless screen, with no real idea what lies behind it. DarkMarket exposes the shocking truth about what lurks behind our computers: an underground crime network that invades our privacy and threatens our security on a daily basis. Glenny tracks down the key players #150; including criminals, national and international security experts, police, crack addicts, the Saudi Royal Family, and most importantly, victims #150; to reveal the true scale of this new global threat. #145;A page-turner... This is a gripping tale, brilliantly researched#146;Sunday Times #145;Compulsive, thriller-paced reading#146; Metro

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Dark Net
    Dark Net
    ISBN: 9780434023172
    Title: Dark Net
    Author: BARTLETT JAMIE

    The online world most of us inhabit represents only a small fraction of the internet. Beyond Google and commercial web browsers lies a parallel universe, a 'deep web' twenty-five times larger than the surface web: a world of private chat rooms, second lives and anonymous markets; places where people stretch freedom to its limits to be anything, and do anything, they want. The Dark Net is an examination of the hidden corners of the internet and the strange subcultures and protagonists that flourish there. It is also a revelatory exploration of human nature under the conditions of anonymity and freedom, revealing the human faces behind the virtual masks of drug dealers, trolls, pornographers, cypherpunks, extremists and many others. Based on extensive first-hand experience and groundbreaking research, and featuring exclusive interviews and documentary evidence, The Dark Net presents a comprehensive and illuminating overview of a complex world for the very first time.

    Format: Trade paperback
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  • Dark Net
    Dark Net
    ISBN: 9780099592020
    Title: Dark Net
    Author: BARTLETT JAMIE


    SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLITICAL BOOK AWARDS AND LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE


    Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit - a world of Google, Hotmail, Facebook and Amazon - lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits, and where people can be anyone, or do anything, they want. A world that is as creative and complex as it is dangerous and disturbing. A world that is much closer than you think.


    The dark net is an underworld that stretches from popular social media sites to the most secretive corners of the encrypted web. It is a world that frequently appears in newspaper headlines, but one that is little understood, and rarely explored. The Dark Net is a revelatory examination of the internet today, and of its most innovative and dangerous subcultures: trolls and pornographers, drug dealers and hackers, political extremists and computer scientists, Bitcoin programmers and self-harmers, libertarians and vigilantes.


    Based on extensive first-hand experience, exclusive interviews and shocking documentary evidence, The Dark Net offers a startling glimpse of human nature under the conditions of freedom and anonymity, and shines a light on an enigmatic and ever-changing world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Dark Territory: Secret History of Cyber War
    Dark Territory: Secret History of Cyber War
    ISBN: 9781501140839
    Title: Dark Territory: Secret History of Cyber War
    Author: KAPLAN FRED

    As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers displace terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War," by "Slate" columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan.
    Kaplan probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency, the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, the "information warfare" squads of the military services, and the national security debates in the White House, to tell this never-before-told story of the officers, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning and (more often than people know) fighting these wars for decades.
    From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti, Serbia, Syria, the former Soviet republics, Iraq, and Iran, where cyber warfare played a significant role, "Dark Territory" chronicles, in fascinating detail, a little-known past that shines an unsettling light on our future."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Darkening Web
    Darkening Web
    ISBN: 9780735223882
    Title: Darkening Web
    Author: KLIMBURG ALEXANDER

    With a skilful blend of anecdote and argument, leading cybersecurity thinker Alexander Klimburg brings us face to face with threats that the struggle for cyberspace present, from an apocalyptic scenario of debilitated civilian infrastructure to a 1984-like authoritarian erosion of privacy and freedom of expression. Authoritative, thought-provoking, and compellingly argued, The Darkening Web reveals the menacing possibilities of a twenty-first century dominated by information warfare, and explains how the original promise of the Internet as a means for advancing freedoms can be regained.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Darkest Web: Drugs, Death & Destroyed Lives...The Inside Story of the Internet's Evil Twin
    Darkest Web: Drugs, Death & Destroyed Lives...The Inside Story of the Internet's Evil Twin
    ISBN: 9781760875626
    Title: Darkest Web: Drugs, Death & Destroyed Lives...The Inside Story of the Internet's Evil Twin
    Author: ORMSBY EILEEN

    Dark... A kingpin willing to murder to protect his dark web drug empire. A corrupt government official determined to avoid exposure. The death of a dark web drugs czar in mysterious circumstances in a Bangkok jail cell, just as the author arrives there. Who is Variety Jones and why have darknet markets ballooned tenfold since authorities shut down the original dark web drugs bazaar, Silk Road? Who are the kingpins willing to sell poisons and weapons, identities and bank accounts, malware and life-ruining services online to anyone with a wallet full of Bitcoin? Darker... A death in Minnesota leads detectives into the world of dark web murder-for-hire where hundreds of thousands of dollars in Bitcoin is paid to arrange killings, beatings and rapes. Meanwhile, the owner of the most successful hitman website in history is threatening the journalists who investigate his business with a visit from his operatives - and the author is at the top of his list. Darkest... People with the most depraved perversions gather to share their obscene materials in an almost inaccessible corner of the dark web. A video circulates and the pursuit of the monsters responsible for 'Daisy's Destruction' lead detectives into the unimaginable horror of the world of hurtcore. There's the world wide web - the internet we all know that connects us via news, email, forums, shopping and social media. Then there's the dark web - the parallel internet accessed by only a select few. Usually, those it connects wish to remain anonymous and for good reason. Eileen Ormsby has spent the past five years exploring every corner of the Dark Web. She has shopped on darknet markets, contributed to forums, waited in red rooms and been threatened by hitmen on murder-for-hire sites. On occasions, her dark web activities have poured out into the real world and she has attended trials, met with criminals and the law enforcement who tracked them down, interviewed dark web identities and visited them in prison. This book will take you into the murkiest depths of the web's dark underbelly: a place of hitmen for hire, red rooms, hurtcore sites and markets that will sell anything a person is willing to pay for - including another person. The Darkest Web.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Darkmarket Cyberthieves Cybercops & You
    Darkmarket Cyberthieves Cybercops & You
    ISBN: 9781847921277
    Title: Darkmarket Cyberthieves Cybercops & You
    Author: GLENNY MISHA

    B* The benefits of living in a digital, globalised society are enormous; so too are the dangers./B B* The world has become a law enforcer's nightmare and every criminal's dream./B We bank online, shop online, date, learn, work and live online. But have the institutions that keep us safe on the streets learned to protect us in the burgeoning digital world? Have we become complacent about our personal security - sharing our thoughts, beliefs and the details of our daily lives with anyone who cares to relieve us of them? B* In this fascinating and compelling book,/B Misha Glenny, author of the international bestseller IMcMafia/I, explores the three fundamental threats facing us in the 21st century: cyber crime, cyber warfare and cyber industrial espionage. Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars each year, fighting an ever-morphing, often invisible, often super-smart new breed of criminal: the hacker. B* Glenny has travelled and trawled the world./B And by exploring the rise and fall of the criminal website, DarkMarket, he has uncovered the most vivid, alarming and illuminating stories. Whether JiLsi or Matrix, Iceman, Master Splynter or Lord Cyric; whether Detective Sergeant Chris Dawson in Scunthorpe or Agent Keith Mularski in Pittsburgh, Glenny has tracked down and interviewed all the players - the criminals, the geeks, the police, the security experts and the victims - and he places everyone and everything in a rich brew of politics, economics and history. B* The result is simply unputdownable./B BIDarkMarket/I is authoritative and completely engrossing./B It's a must-read for everyone who uses a computer: the essential crime book for our times.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Darwin Among the Machines: the Evolution of Global Intelligence
    Darwin Among the Machines: the Evolution of Global Intelligence
    ISBN: 9780738200309
    Title: Darwin Among the Machines: the Evolution of Global Intelligence
    Author: DYSON GEORGE B

    Darwin Among the Machines retraces the steps that led us into the digital wilderness, no less wild for being a universe of our own device. Introducing a cast of known and unknown characters, George B. Dyson traces the course of the information revolution, illuminating the lives and work of visionaries-from the time of Thomas Hobbes to the time of John von Neumann-who foresaw the development of artificial intelligence, artificial life, and artificial mind.This deep and elegant book derives both its title and its outlook from Samuel Butlers 1863 essay Darwin Among the Machines. Observing the beginnings of miniaturization, self-reproduction, and telecommunication among machines, Butler predicted that natures intelligence, only temporarily subservient to technology, would resurface to claim our creations as her own. Updating Butlers arguments, Dyson has distilled the historical record to chronicle the origins of digital telecommunications and the evolution of digital computers, beginning long before the time of Darwin and exploring the limits of Darwinian evolution to suggest what lies beyond.Weaving a cohesive narrative among his brilliant predecessors, Dyson constructs a straightforward, convincing, and occasionally frightening view of the evolution of mind in the global network, on a level transcending our own. Dyson concludes that we are in the midst of an experiment that echoes the prehistory of human intelligence and the origins of life. Just as the exchange of coded molecular instructions brought life as we know it to the early earths primordial soup, and as language and mind combined to form the culture in which we live, so, in the digital universe, are computer programs and worldwide networks combining to produce an evolutionary theater in which the distinctions between nature and technology are increasingly obscured.Nature, believes Dyson, is on the side of the machines.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Data & Goliath: the Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data & Control Your World
    Data & Goliath: the Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data & Control Your World
    ISBN: 9780393244816
    Title: Data & Goliath: the Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data & Control Your World
    Author: SCHNEIER BRUCE

    Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it. The powers that surveil us do more than simply store this information. Corporations use surveillance to manipulate not only the news articles and advertisements we each see, but also the prices we re offered. Governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, chill free speech, and put people in danger worldwide. And both sides share this information with each other or, even worse, lose it to cybercriminals in huge data breaches. Much of this is voluntary: we cooperate with corporate surveillance because it promises us convenience, and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection. The result is a mass surveillance society of our own making. But have we given up more than we ve gained? In Data and Goliath, security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path, one that values both security and privacy. He shows us exactly what we can do to reform our government surveillance programs and shake up surveillance-based business models, while also providing tips for you to protect your privacy every day. You'll never look at your phone, your computer, your credit cards, or even your car in the same way again."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Data for the People: a Digital Bill of Rights for Our Post-privacy Age
    Data for the People: a Digital Bill of Rights for Our Post-privacy Age
    ISBN: 9780465044696
    Title: Data for the People: a Digital Bill of Rights for Our Post-privacy Age
    Author: WEIGEND ANDREAS & DENNIS ROBIN


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    Price: $53.00
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  • Dataclysm : Who We are (when We Think No One's Looking)
    Dataclysm : Who We are (when We Think No One's Looking)
    ISBN: 9780007494439
    Title: Dataclysm : Who We are (when We Think No One's Looking)
    Author: RUDDER CHRISTIAN

    An irreverent, provocative, and visually fascinating look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are - and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behaviour. Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don't need. In 'Dataclysm', Christian Rudder, founder of one of the world's biggest dating websites OkCupid, puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature. Drawing on terabytes of data from Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, OkCupid, and many other sites, Rudder examines the terrain of human experience to answer a range of questions: Does it matter where you went to school? How racist are we? How do political views alter relationships? Philosophers, psychologists, gene hunters and neuroscientists have tried to explain our flaws and foibles. Rudder shows that in today's era of social media, a powerful new approach is possible, one that reveals how we actually behave when we think no one's looking. Outrageous and illuminating, 'Dataclysm', is a portrait of our essential selves - dark, absurd, occasionally noble - and a first look at a revolution in the making.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Dataclysm: Who We are (when We Think No One's Looking)
    Dataclysm: Who We are (when We Think No One's Looking)
    ISBN: 9780007494415
    Title: Dataclysm: Who We are (when We Think No One's Looking)
    Author: RUDDER CHRISTIAN

    A New York Times Bestseller

    An audacious, irreverent investigation of human behavior--and a first look at a revolution in the making

    &
    Our personal data has been used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us stuff we don't need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder uses it to show us who we truly are.
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    For centuries, we've relied on polling or small-scale lab experiments to study human behavior. Today, a new approach is possible. As we live more of our lives online, researchers can finally observe us directly, in vast numbers, and without filters. Data scientists have become the new demographers.
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    In this daring and original book, Rudder explains how Facebook "likes" can predict, with surprising accuracy, a person's sexual orientation and even intelligence; how attractive women receive exponentially more interview requests; and why you must have haters to be hot. He charts the rise and fall of America's most reviled word through Google Search and examines the new dynamics of collaborative rage on Twitter. He shows how people express themselves, both privately and publicly. What is the least Asian thing you can say? Do people bathe more in Vermont or New Jersey? What do black women think about Simon & Garfunkel? (Hint: they don't think about Simon & Garfunkel.) Rudder also traces human migration over time, showing how groups of people move from certain small towns to the same big cities across the globe. And he grapples with the challenge of maintaining privacy in a world where these explorations are possible.
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    Visually arresting and full of wit and insight, Dataclysm is a new way of seeing ourselves--a brilliant alchemy, in which math is made human and numbers become the narrative of our time.


    From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Data-ism: Inside the Big Data Revolution
    Data-ism: Inside the Big Data Revolution
    ISBN: 9781780748368
    Title: Data-ism: Inside the Big Data Revolution
    Author: LOHR STEVE


    Coal, iron ore and oil were the fuel of the Industrial Revolution. Today's economies and governments are powered by something far less tangible: the explosive abundance of digital data.


    Steve Lohr, the New York Times' chief technology reporter, charts the ascent of Data-ism, the dominating philosophy of the day in which data is at the forefront of everything and decisions of all kinds are based on data analysis rather than experience and intuition. Taking us behind the scenes and introducing the DOPs (Data Oriented-People), the key personalities behind this revolution, he reveals how consuming the bits and bytes of the masses is transforming the nature of business and governance in unforeseen ways. But what are losing in the process and what new dangers await?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
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  • Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality & Virtual Reality
    Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality & Virtual Reality
    ISBN: 9781847923523
    Title: Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality & Virtual Reality
    Author: LANIER JARON


    Jaron Lanier, 'the father of Virtual Reality ... a high-tech genius' (Sunday Times), tells the extraordinary story of how in just over three decades Virtual Reality went from being a dream to a reality - and how its power to turn dreams into realities will transform us and our world.

    Virtual Reality has long been one of the dominant clichés of science fiction. Now Virtual Reality is a reality: those big headsets that make people look ridiculous, even while radiating startled delight; the place where war veterans overcome PTSD, surgeries are trialled, aircraft and cities are designed. But VR is far more interesting than any single technology, however spectacular. It is, in fact, the most effective device ever invented for researching what a human being actually is - and how we think and feel.


    More than thirty years ago, legendary computer scientist, visionary and artist Jaron Lanier pioneered its invention. Here, in what is likely to be one of the most unusual books you ever read, he blends scientific investigation, philosophical thought experiment and his memoir of a life lived at the centre of digital innovation to explain what VR really is: the science of comprehensive illusion; the extension of the intimate magic of earliest childhood into adulthood; a hint of what life would be like without any limits.


    As Lanier shows, we are standing on the threshold of an entirely new realm of human creativity, expression, communication and experience. While we can use VR to test our relationship with reality, it will test us in return, for how we choose to use it will reveal who we truly are.


    Welcome to a mind-expanding, life-enhancing, world-changing adventure.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality & Virtual Reality
    Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality & Virtual Reality
    ISBN: 9781784701536
    Title: Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality & Virtual Reality
    Author: LANIER JARON


    Jaron Lanier, 'the father of Virtual Reality ... a high-tech genius' (Sunday Times), tells the extraordinary story of how in just over three decades Virtual Reality went from being a dream to a reality - and how its power to turn dreams into realities will transform us and our world.

    Virtual Reality has long been one of the dominant clichés of science fiction. Now Virtual Reality is a reality: those big headsets that make people look ridiculous, even while radiating startled delight; the place where war veterans overcome PTSD, surgeries are trialled, aircraft and cities are designed. But VR is far more interesting than any single technology, however spectacular. It is, in fact, the most effective device ever invented for researching what a human being actually is - and how we think and feel.


    More than thirty years ago, legendary computer scientist, visionary and artist Jaron Lanier pioneered its invention. Here, in what is likely to be one of the most unusual books you ever read, he blends scientific investigation, philosophical thought experiment and his memoir of a life lived at the centre of digital innovation to explain what VR really is: the science of comprehensive illusion; the extension of the intimate magic of earliest childhood into adulthood; a hint of what life would be like without any limits.


    As Lanier shows, we are standing on the threshold of an entirely new realm of human creativity, expression, communication and experience. While we can use VR to test our relationship with reality, it will test us in return, for how we choose to use it will reveal who we truly are.


    Welcome to a mind-expanding, life-enhancing, world-changing adventure.



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  • De/Cipher: Codes: The Science of Ciphers from Caesar Shift to Quantum Cryptography
    De/Cipher: Codes: The Science of Ciphers from Caesar Shift to Quantum Cryptography
    ISBN: 9781911130376
    Title: De/Cipher: Codes: The Science of Ciphers from Caesar Shift to Quantum Cryptography
    Author: FRARY MARK

    Codes win wars, conceal state secrets, protect privacy, secure banks and transmit messages. Through forty - five of the world's most influential codes and ciphers, Codes presents a compelling insight into the art and science of cryptography. Structured chronologically Codes uses scientific examples and provides practi cal tools for understanding and using these fascinating codes and ciphers. It features a diverse range of codes , inc luding the Caesar shift cipher , Easter Island's bewildering Rongorongo and the famous Enigma code . Codes also includes features on famous co debreakers of history such as Alan Turing, Jonas Nordby and August Kerckhoff , providing a comprehensive overview to this beguiling secretive world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Dear Machine
    Dear Machine
    ISBN: 9780578405964
    Title: Dear Machine


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  • Death by Video Game: Tales of Obsession from the Virtual Frontline
    Death by Video Game: Tales of Obsession from the Virtual Frontline
    ISBN: 9781781254219
    Title: Death by Video Game: Tales of Obsession from the Virtual Frontline
    Author: PARKIN SIMON

    What makes video games so compelling, comforting and irresistible to the human mind?
    In Canada, volunteers are raising money for charity by playing marathon stints of Penn & Teller's Desert Bus, probably the worst video game ever created. Across the globe, thousands of viewers tune in to Kurt J. Mac's epic but seemingly pointless voyage towards the outer realms of Minecraft's procedurally-generated world. In Iraq, mothers encourage their children to enter Call of Duty competitions to keep them off the bomb-ravaged streets of Baghdad. And in Taiwan, a spate of deaths at gaming cafes is raising questions about what playing video games does to us.

    In Death by Video Game, renowned gaming journalist Simon Parkin delves into the lives of obsessive gamers to answer the question: why do we spend so many hours of our lives in virtual playgrounds?

    Telling the stories of gamers and the developers who create the worlds they obsessively inhabit, Death by Video Game is a window on the human stories that have made video games the twenty- first century's most vibrant cultural medium.

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Deep Learning Revolution
    Deep Learning Revolution
    ISBN: 9780262038034
    Title: Deep Learning Revolution
    Author: SEJNOWSKI TERRENCE J

    How deep learning-from Google Translate to driverless cars to personal cognitive assistants-is changing our lives and transforming every sector of the economy. The deep learning revolution has brought us driverless cars, the greatly improved Google Translate, fluent conversations with Siri and Alexa, and enormous profits from automated trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Deep learning networks can play poker better than professional poker players and defeat a world champion at Go. In this book, Terry Sejnowski explains how deep learning went from being an arcane academic field to a disruptive technology in the information economy. Sejnowski played an important role in the founding of deep learning, as one of a small group of researchers in the 1980s who challenged the prevailing logic-and-symbol based version of AI. The new version of AI Sejnowski and others developed, which became deep learning, is fueled instead by data. Deep networks learn from data in the same way that babies experience the world, starting with fresh eyes and gradually acquiring the skills needed to navigate novel environments. It took nature many millions of years to evolve human intelligence; AI is on a trajectory measured in decades. Sejnowski prepares us for a deep learning future.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
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  • Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends & Human Creativity Begins
    Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends & Human Creativity Begins
    ISBN: 9781473653498
    Title: Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends & Human Creativity Begins
    Author: KASPAROV GARRY

    Garry Kasparov gives his first public account of his landmark 1997 chess match with the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue, and explains why, twenty years later, he's become convinced that artificial intelligence is good for humans.

    In May 1997, the world watched as Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player in the world, was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. It was a watershed moment in the history of technology: machine intelligence had arrived at the point where it could best human intellect.

    It wasn't a coincidence that Kasparov became the symbol of man's fight against the machines. Chess has long been the fulcrum in development of machine intelligence; the hoax automaton 'The Turk' in the 18th century and Alan Turing's first chess program in 1952 were two early examples of the quest for machines to think like humans - a talent we measured by their ability to beat their creators at chess. As the pre-eminent chessmaster of the 80s and 90s, it was Kasparov's blessing and his curse to play against each generation's strongest computer champions, contributing to their development and advancing the field.

    Like all passionate competitors, Kasparov has taken his defeat and learned from it. He has devoted much energy to devising ways in which humans can partner with machines in order to produce results better than either can achieve alone. During the twenty years since playing Deep Blue, he's played both with and against machines, learning a great deal about our vital relationship with our most remarkable creations. Ultimately, he's become convinced that by embracing the competition between human and machine intelligence, we can spend less time worrying about being replaced and more thinking of new challenges to conquer.

    In this breakthrough book, Kasparov tells his side of the story of Deep Blue for the first time - what it was like to strategize against an implacable, untiring opponent - the mistakes he made and the reasons the odds were against him. But more than that, he tells his story of AI more generally, and how he's evolved to embrace it, taking part in an urgent debate with philosophers worried about human values, programmers creating self-learning neural networks, and engineers of cutting edge robotics.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends & Human Creativity Begins
    Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends & Human Creativity Begins
    ISBN: 9781473653511
    Title: Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends & Human Creativity Begins
    Author: KASPAROV GARRY

    Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game.
    That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of the story for the first time. He describes how it felt to strategize against an implacable, untiring opponent with the whole world watching, and recounts the history of machine intelligence through the microcosm of chess, considered by generations of scientific pioneers to be a key to unlocking the secrets of human and machine cognition. Kasparov uses his unrivaled experience to look into the future of intelligent machines and sees it bright with possibility. As many critics decry artificial intelligence as a menace, particularly to human jobs, Kasparov shows how humanity can rise to new heights with the help of our most extraordinary creations, rather than fear them. Deep Thinking is a tightly argued case for technological progress, from the man who stood at its precipice with his own career at stake.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution
    Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution
    ISBN: 9780735215672
    Title: Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution
    Author: EWALT DAVID

    No longer just a mainstay of science fiction, VR has seen recent success with companies such as Oculus, Sony, and HTC. But little is known about its history, which reaches back decades. Ewalt chronicles its origins in Cold War military laboratories, and traces it through decades of hype and failed products, to a teenage gamer whose advancements made the recent breakthroughs in VR possible. Writing for a mainstream audience as well as technology enthusiasts, Ewalt offers a unique perspective on how VR got here, where it's going, and how and why it will change the way we live.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Design Your Own Website
    Design Your Own Website
    ISBN: 9781847867070
    Title: Design Your Own Website
    Author: LAING ROGER & LEWIS RHYS

    This is an indispensable and highly accessible guide to the creation, management and understanding of everything to do with making web pages. Featuring step-by-step guides on a variety of topics, including how to set up an online store, how to make a company website and creating personal web pages, it is ideal for anyone keen to increase their web presence - from a family who want to share their news and photos, to small new companies who need to stay ahead of the game in this competitive world. Encompassing both PCs and Macs, testing, and the best use of images and text, it also covers all the key software, along with hot tips and advice for all skill levels.

    Format: Pamphlet
    Price: $30.00
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  • DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-class Speed, Reliability & Security in Technology Organizations
    DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-class Speed, Reliability & Security in Technology Organizations
    ISBN: 9781942788003
    Title: DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-class Speed, Reliability & Security in Technology Organizations
    Author: KIM GENE

    For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security, and the consequences of failure have never been greater. The effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. High-performing organizations are 2.5 times more likely to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals.The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to create the cultural norms and the technical practices necessary to maximize organizational learning, increase employee satisfaction, and win in the marketplace.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
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  • Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation & the Corruption of Britain
    Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation & the Corruption of Britain
    ISBN: 9780241961049
    Title: Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation & the Corruption of Britain
    Author: WATSON TOM & HICKMAN MARTIN

    For years Rupert Murdoch's newspapers had been hacking, spying, blagging, bribing and destroying the evidence. They thought they were untouchable. They were wrong.This is the book that exposed the shadow state at the heart of Britain. Now fully updated with the very latest in the News Corp scandal, it tells the story of how a criminal conspiracy involving politicians, the police and the press was revealed; the smears and threats they used to cover it up; the brave whistleblowers who cracked open the case - and what it now means for all of us.'A thriller on par with the legendary All the President's Men.' Publishers Weekly& 'An astonishing exposé . . . bigger than Watergate?'& Guardian'The fullest account yet of the sordid saga.' Observer'A compulsive narrative that includes not only phone hacking but email interception, surveillance, burglary, cover-ups, political influence and - at its darkest - murder. Anyone who has lost track of what happened, or why it matters, should read this book.' Daily Telegraph'The horror story of how the Sun King subverted British democracy. Riveting.' Daily Mirror'A gripping, shocking read from start to finish.'& Independent

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    Price: $30.00
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  • Digital Ape How to Live (in Peace) with Smart Machines
    Digital Ape How to Live (in Peace) with Smart Machines
    ISBN: 9781925322545
    Title: Digital Ape How to Live (in Peace) with Smart Machines
    Author: SHADBOLT NIGEL & HAMPSON ROGER

    How smart machines are transforming us all - and what we should do about it.

    The smart machines revolution is re-shaping our lives and our societies. Here, Shadbolt and Hampson - Britain's pre-eminent authorities on AI - dispel terror, confusion, and misconception by demonstrating that we are not about to be elbowed aside by a rebel army of super-intelligent robots of our own creation. The much-vaunted Transcendencemoment is not coming any time soon.

    The Digital Apeprefers to talk of Augmented Intelligence (ours) rather than Artificial Intelligence (theirs). It argues that when it comes to our technological future we can retain control, but how we exercise that control - in employment matters, in privacy matters, in political matters etc - is the crux of our collective future well-being.

    Lucid, well-informed, and deeply human, The Digital Apeoffers a unique approach to the subject of web science and the ethics of intelligent systems.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Digital by Design Crafting Technology for Products & Environments
    Digital by Design Crafting Technology for Products & Environments
    ISBN: 9780500289013
    Title: Digital by Design Crafting Technology for Products & Environments
    Author: FREYER CONNY

    Digital by Design considers the work of design visionaries who are reimagining the relationship between technology, products, immersive environments, and human interaction. The result is a captivating assessment of pioneering approaches in art and design that encompasses a broad spectrum of humanist values, humor, magic, and sensory experiences.

    The London-based design firm Troika has selected more than one hundred objects and installations that illustrate a new wave of art and design. The book's introduction offers an overview of the possibilities and practicalities of technological innovation. Then four chapters feature products and cutting-edge objects by emerging and established artists, designers, and engineers. The book is completed by a collection of incisive interviews with some of the most visionary practitioners and critics in this field--Dunne & Raby, Ron Arad, Steven Sacks, and Machiko Kusahara. A useful and comprehensive reference section includes designers' biographies.

    Troika was founded in London in 2003 by Conny Freyer, Sebastien Noel, and Eva Rucki. They have received critical acclaim for, among other projects, their installations "Cloud" and "All the Time in the World" at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. Troika's work is part of the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the British Council collection, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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    Price: $51.00
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  • Digital Minimalism: Living Better with Less Technology
    Digital Minimalism: Living Better with Less Technology
    ISBN: 9780241341131
    Title: Digital Minimalism: Living Better with Less Technology
    Author: NEWPORT CAL

    Most of us know that addiction to digital tools is costing us both productivity and peace. But giving them up completely isn't realistic.


    We're addicted to texting, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter not because we're stupid or shallow, but because they provide real value in the form of connection, community, affirmation, and information. Instagram is how you see new photos of your school friend's baby. Texting is how you let your mum know you're safe in a storm. Twitter is how you hear about breaking news in your industry. But these tools can also disrupt our ability to focus on meaningful work and live fully in the present. Must we choose between one or the other?


    Newport's answer is no. In Digital Minimalism, he outlines a practical philosophy and plan for a mindful, intentional use of technology that maximises its benefits while minimising its drain on our attention, focus and time. Demonstrating how to implement a 30 day digital detox, this book will help you identify which uses of technology are actually helping you reach your goals, and which are holding back.


    If you care about improving your effectiveness but don't want to become a Luddite or a social dropout this book can lead you to increased control over your time, attention, and energy and ultimately, a richer life. Read Digital Minimalism and you'll never again mindlessly sacrifice your productivity to clickbait or lose 40 minutes of your evening to your Instagram feed.


    Cal Newport is a tenured professor of computer science at Georgetown University. He is the author of five books, including So Good They Can't Ignore You and the bestselling Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. Newport's ideas have been published in top print publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the Financial Times and the Guardian, but as a dedicated digital minimalist, Newport has never had a social media account.


    On Cal Newport's bestselling book Deep Work:

    'Cal Newport is a clear voice in a sea of noise, bringing science and passion in equal measure' - Seth Godin author of Purple Cow


    'A compelling case for cultivating intense focus, and offers immediately actionable steps for infusing more of it into our lives' - Adam Grant, author of Originals



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  • Digital Vs Human: How We'll Live, Love, & Think in the Future
    Digital Vs Human: How We'll Live, Love, & Think in the Future
    ISBN: 9781925321173
    Title: Digital Vs Human: How We'll Live, Love, & Think in the Future
    Author: WATSON RICHARD


    From the author of the international bestseller Future Filescomes the one book you need to read to prepare for the world of tomorrow.


    On most measures that matter, we've never had it so good. Physically, life for humankind has improved immeasurably over the last fifty years. Yet there is a crisis of progress slowly spreading across the world. Perhaps this is due to a failure of vision; in the 1960s we dreamed of flying cars and moon hotels; today what we've ended up with are status updates and cat videos.


    To a large degree, the history of the next fifty years will be about the relationship between people and technologies created by a tiny handful of designers and developers. These inventions will undoubtedly change our lives, but the question is, to what end?


    What do we want these technologies to achieve on our behalf? What are they capable of, and - as they transform the media, the economy, healthcare, education, work, and the home - what kind of lives do we want to lead?


    Richard Watson hereby extends an exuberant invitation for us to think deeply about the world of today and envision what kind of world we wish to create in the future. In a fascinating and accessible way, Digital vs Humanexamines the possible effects of technology on every area of our lives.



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    Price: $40.00
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  • Discrete Mathematics for Computing  3ed
    Discrete Mathematics for Computing 3ed
    ISBN: 9780230216112
    Title: Discrete Mathematics for Computing 3ed
    Author: GROSSMAN PETER

    Written especially for students with a modest mathematical background, this text introduces discrete mathematics at a gentle pace, and with an informal style, but without compromising the need for correct methodology. The new edition includes an expanded section on encryption, additional examples and many more exercises.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-up Bubble
    Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-up Bubble
    ISBN: 9781786491022
    Title: Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-up Bubble
    Author: LYONS DANIEL

    Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek Magazine for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the nebulous role of marketing fellow. What could possibly go wrong?

    What follows is a hilarious and excoriating account of Dan's time at the start-up and a revealing window onto the dysfunctional culture that prevails in a world flush with cash and devoid of experience. Filled with stories of meaningless jargon, teddy bears at meetings, push-up competitions and all-night parties, this uproarious tale is also a trenchant analysis of the dysfunctional start-up world, a de facto conspiracy between those who start companies and those who fund them. It is a world where bad ideas are rewarded with hefty investments, where companies blow money lavishing perks on their post-collegiate workforces, and where everybody is trying to hang on just long enough to cash out with a fortune.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Distributed Generation and Its Implications for the Utility Industry
    Distributed Generation and Its Implications for the Utility Industry
    ISBN: 9780128002407
    Title: Distributed Generation and Its Implications for the Utility Industry
    Author: SIOSHANSI FEREIDOON P

    "Distributed Generation and its Implications for the Utility Industry" examines the current state of the electric supply industry; the upstream and downstream of the meter; the various technological, business, and regulatory strategies; and case studies that look at a number of projects that put new models into practice.

    A number of powerful trends are beginning to affect the fundamentals of the electric utility business as we know it. Recent developments have led to a fundamental re-thinking of the electric supply industry and its traditional method of measuring consumption on a volumetric basis. These developments include decreasing electricity demand growth; the rising cost of fossil fuels and its impact on electricity costs; investment in energy efficiency; increasing numbers of prosumers who generate for some or all of their own needs; and market reforms.

    This book examines the implications of these trends in chapters focusing on distributed and decentralized generation, transactive energy, the role of electric vehicles, any much more.
    Discusses the technological, business, and policy trends most impacting the electric utility sectorProvides an assessment of how fast and how soon distributed energy resources may make an impact on utility sales/revenuesExplores, through a series of international case studies, the implementation of strategies that may help retain the viability of the utility industryFeatures contributions from a number of scholars, academics, experts and practitioners from different parts of the world focused on examining the future of the electric supply industry

    Format: e Book
    Price: $228.00

    $228.00
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