Computing Before Computers

Computing Before Computers offers a concise survey of computing technology prior to the development of the modern computer. It shows the continuity of the history of computing by tracing several distinct traditions that eventually converged to form today's technology. The book does an excellent job of getting to the roots of computing. Very well written and entertaining! I would highly recommend this read if your into computer history.

Human-computer Interface Technologies For The Motor Impaired: 12 (rehabilitation Science In Practice Series)

Human Computer Interface Technologies for the Motor Impaired examines both the technical and social aspects of human computer interface (HCI). Written by world-class academic experts committed to improving HCI technologies for people with disabilities, this all-inclusive book explores the latest research, and offers insight into the current limitations of this field. It introduces the concept of HCI, identifies and describes the fund...

Islam And English Law: Rights, Responsibilities And The Place Of Shari’a

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams triggered a storm of protest when he suggested that some accommodation between British law and Islam's shari'a law was 'inevitable'. His foundational lecture introduced a series of public discussions on Islam and English Law at the Royal Courts of Justice and the Temple Church in London. This volume combines developed versions of these discussions with new contributions. Theologians, law...

Empire Within: International Hierarchy And Its Imperial Laboratories Of Governance (interventions)

This book explores the reverberating impacts between historical and contemporary imperial laboratories and their metropoles through three case studies concerning violence, surveillance and political economy. The invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 forced the United States to experiment and innovate in considerable ways. Faced with growing insurgencies that called into question its entire mission, the occupation authorit...

His Shoes Were Far Too Tight: Poems

As a child, Pinkwater was captivated by The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear. In this wonderful tribute, he has captured Lear classics such as "The Pobble Who Has No Toes," "The Owl and the Pussycat," "The Jumblies," and more. Coupled with the equally zany artwork of Calef Brown, young readers are sure to be laughing out loud at this lyrical collection. This book is too fun to pass up. Renowned author Daniel Pinkwater and best-sellin...

Masks Of Anarchy: The History Of A Radical Poem, From Percy Shelley To The Triangle Factory Fire

Masks of Anarchy tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” from its conception in Italy and suppression in England to the moment it became a catalyst for protest among New York City workers a century later. Shelley penned the poem in 1819, after hearing of the Peterloo Massacre, where British cavalry charged peaceful political demonstrators near Manchester. His words would later inspire figures as...

Looking And Seeing: Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography

I have been a photographer for over 55 years. I started reading photography books when Ancel Adams was still writing them so I've read a lot of them. Every once in awhile a book comes along and changes, not just how you make photographs, but how you see the world. And changing how you see the world changes everything--including the quality of your photographs. This is one of those rare books. Do yourself a favor and meet John McQuaid...

The Joy Of Pain: Schadenfreude And The Dark Side Of Human Nature

Few people will easily admit to taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others. But who doesn't enjoy it when an arrogant but untalented contestant is humiliated on American Idol, or when the embarrassing vice of a self-righteous politician is exposed, or even when an envied friend suffers a small setback? The truth is that joy in someone else's pain--known by the German word schadenfreude--permeates our society. In The Joy of Pain, ps...

Abiotic Stress Response In Plants

Plants, unlike animals, are sessile. This demands that adverse changes in their environment are quickly recognized, distinguished and responded to with suitable reactions. Drought, heat, cold and salinity are among the major abiotic stresses that adversely affect plant growth and productivity. In general, abiotic stress often causes a series of morphological, physiological, biochemical and molecular changes that unfavorably affect pl...

Writing The Horror Movie

Tales of horror have always been with us, from Biblical times to the Gothic novel to successful modern day authors and screenwriters. Though the genre is often maligned, it is huge in popularity and its resilience is undeniable. Marc Blake and Sara Bailey offer a detailed analysis of the horror genre, including its subgenres, tropes and the specific requirements of the horror screenplay. Tracing the development of the horror film fro...