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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
The World Is Flat
A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374292795
Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
Digitizing The News: Innovation In Online Newspapers
Digitizing The News
Innovation In Online Newspapers
Paperback      ISBN: 0262524392
Winner of the 2005 Outstanding Book Award sponsored by the International Communication Association (ICA) , Co-winner of the 2005 Book of the Year Award presented by the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association and Co-winner of the 2004 Book Award presented by the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association In this study of how daily newspapers in America have developed electronic publishing ventures, Pablo Boczkowski shows that new media emerge not just in a burst of revolutionary technological change but by merging the structures and practices of existing media with newly available technical capabilities. His multi-disciplinary perspectives of science and technology, communication, and organization studies allow him to address the connections between technical, editorial, and work facets of new media. This approach yields analytical insights into the material culture of online newsrooms, the production processes of new media products, and the relationships between offline and online dynamics. Boczkowski traces daily newspapers' early consumer-oriented non-print publishing initiatives, from the now-forgotten videotex efforts of the 1980s to the rise of the World Wide Web in the mid- 1990s. He then examines the formative years of news on the Web during the second half of the 1990s, when the content of online newspapers varied from simple reproduction of the print edition to new material with interactive and multimedia features. With this picture of the recent history of non-print publishing as background, Boczkowski provides ethnographic, fly-on-the-wall accounts of three innovations in content creation: the Technology section of the New York Times on the Web, which was initially intended as the newspaper's space for experimentation with online news; the Virtual Voyager project of the HoustonChronicle.com, in which reporters pushed the envelope of multimedia journalism; and the Community Connection initiative of New Jersey Online, in which users became content producers. His analyses of these ventures reveal how innovation in online newspapers became an ongoing process in which different combinations of initial conditions and local contingencies led publishers along divergent paths of content creation.
Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
Why Things Bite Back
Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679425632
50 Gardening Projects for Kids
50 Gardening Projects for Kids
Hardcover      ISBN: 0831779411
Introduces gardening equipment and techniques, and provides instructions for fifty seasonal projects, from planting potatoes in the spring to growing a hyacinth for Christmas
The Lost Tomb of Viracocha: Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids
The Lost Tomb of Viracocha
Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids
Paperback      ISBN: 1591430054
Bestselling author of The Tutankhamun Prophecies decodes the spiritual mysteries hidden within the recently discovered Mochian pyramids in Sipan • Reveals that ancient Inca sun-kings possessed the same solar science as Lord Pacal of Mexico and Tutankhamun of Egypt • Solves the mystery of the ancient Inca legend concerning a white god who traveled through ancient Peru, healing the sick and restoring sight to the blind Inca mythology tells of a tall, white leader who wandered along the coast performing miracles, a man they called Viracocha Pachamac, which means "God of the World." Centuries later another great miracle worker, similar to the first, appeared and wandered the countryside, healing the sick and restoring sight to the blind. He, too, was named Viracocha. These accounts have long baffled scholars, as have the carvings left by the people of Tiahuanaco who preserved these legends. Now Maurice Cotterell, who cracked the codes hidden in both ancient Maya carvings and the treasures of Tutankhamun, unlocks the secrets concealed within the treasure-filled tombs of Viracocha Pachamac and Viracocha. His investigation of these tombs, held within the long-lost pyramids of Peru, proves that these two figures were not myth but actually existed 1,500 years ago. The two Viracocha sun-kings had much in common with Lord Pacal of Mexico and Tutankhamun of Egypt and, like them, left the secrets of a super solar science encoded in their treasures. This science reveals the intimate connection between the cycles of life and birth on Earth and solar activity such as sunspots. More important, it holds the key to reincarnation and human spiritual realization, with answers to the spiritual mysteries of life and death.
The Quantum Leap: In Speed-To-Market
The Quantum Leap
In Speed-To-Market
3rd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0962818216
A comprehensive new business strategy, moves companies from schedulized manufacturing to flow manufacturing based upon the Demand Flow Technology (DFT). This revolutionary business strategy allows manufacturers to adjust product volume and mix every day in the direction of actual sales. The strategic business advantages of DFT forces engineering towards process design to improve their speed-to-market by bringing new products to the market ahead of the competition as well as meeting customer demand. DFT strategically will maximize manufacturing and financial assets. This strategy impacts all organizations in a company. In the mathematically-based Demand Flow Technology, work is defined using linear and Takt techniques to design mixed-model flow lines and processes. Companies no longer use MRP systems to schedule fabricated items and subassemblies, nor do they issue material based upon production work orders. The end result is an ongoing sequence of products in a flow process that replenishes from other internal processes and external suppliers based upon actual customer demand. This book defines the DFT business, design and manufacturing techniques and compares them to traditional functional manufacturing. As such, it is a blueprint on how to become more competitive in the global marketplace and grow into the 21st century.
The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention
The Religion of Technology
The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention
Paperback      ISBN: 0140279164
A revealing exploration of the age-old symbiotic relationship between religion and science discusses how religious expectations have based much scientific questing, arguing that it is time for humankind to transcend these metaphysical concerns and concentrate on worldly survival. Reprint.
Chronicle of Aviation
Chronicle of Aviation
Hardcover      ISBN: 1872031307
Uses contemporary accounts to trace the history of aviation and describe records, events, and technical developments
The ESRI Guide To GIS Analysis: Spatial Measurements & Statistics
The ESRI Guide To GIS Analysis
Spatial Measurements & Statistics
Paperback      ISBN: 158948116x
The most commonly used spatial statistical tools are described in detail along with their applications in a range of disciplines, from crime analysis to habitat conservation. GIS users will learn how features are distributed, how to analyze the pattern created by the features, and how to determine the relationships between them.
Climbing Mount Improbable
Climbing Mount Improbable
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393039307
Arguing fiercely that the perfection of the human body is the result of improbable mutation, a prominent Darwinian uses the metaphor of a climb up Mount Improbable to illustrate how natural perfection is due to the unending journey of DNA through time. Tour.