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Beginning Software Engineering

by Rod Stephens

Build better software with essential software engineering techniques Beginning Software Engineering teaches you the practical, hands-on skills needed to design and build robust, efficient, and consistently reliable software. Using jargon-free English, this book uses numerous case studies to demonstrate important concepts and techniques, and describes methods that can be applied to any programming language. Each chapter concludes with a Try It Out and How It Works section where you can test your skills with practice exercises. No previous programming, development, or management experience is required for you to learn how to complete essential tasks within all development approaches including linear, waterfall, and agile. Understand the concept of software engineering Explore the pros and cons of major development approaches and learn the major tasks performed regardless of approach Discover how tasks are handled differently between approaches Written for new programmers wanting to build excellent, functional software, Beginning Software Engineering provides vital information and hands-on training.

Android Hacker's Handbook

by Collin Mulliner Georg Wicherski Pau Oliva Fora Joshua J. Drake Zach Lanier Stephen A. Ridley

The first comprehensive guide to discovering and preventingattacks on the Android OSAs the Android operating system continues to increase its shareof the smartphone market, smartphone hacking remains a growingthreat. Written by experts who rank among the world's foremostAndroid security researchers, this book presents vulnerabilitydiscovery, analysis, and exploitation tools for the good guys.Following a detailed explanation of how the Android OS works andits overall security architecture, the authors examine howvulnerabilities can be discovered and exploits developed forvarious system components, preparing you to defend againstthem.If you are a mobile device administrator, security researcher,Android app developer, or consultant responsible for evaluatingAndroid security, you will find this guide is essential to yourtoolbox.A crack team of leading Android security researchers explainAndroid security risks, security design and architecture, rooting,fuzz testing, and vulnerability analysisCovers Android application building blocks and security as wellas debugging and auditing Android appsPrepares mobile device administrators, security researchers,Android app developers, and security consultants to defend Androidsystems against attackAndroid Hacker's Handbook is the first comprehensiveresource for IT professionals charged with smartphonesecurity.

Security Intelligence

by Gregory Clark Qing Li

Similar to unraveling a math word problem, Security Intelligence: A Practitioner's Guide to Solving Enterprise Security Challenges guides you through a deciphering process that translates each security goal into a set of security variables, substitutes each variable with a specific security technology domain, formulates the equation that is the deployment strategy, then verifies the solution against the original problem by analyzing security incidents and mining hidden breaches, ultimately refines the security formula iteratively in a perpetual cycle. You will learn about: Secure proxies - the necessary extension of the endpoints Application identification and control - visualize the threats Malnets - where is the source of infection and who are the pathogens Identify the security breach - who was the victim and what was the lure Security in Mobile computing - SNAFU With this book, you will be able to: Identify the relevant solutions to secure the infrastructure Construct policies that provide flexibility to the users so to ensure productivity Deploy effective defenses against the ever evolving web threats Implement solutions that are compliant to relevant rules and regulations Offer insight to developers who are building new security solutions and products

World History Our Human Story

by John Holdren Patricia O'Connell Pearson

In this survey of world history from prehistoric to modern times, students focus on the key developments and events that have shaped civilization across time. The book is organized chronologically and, within broad eras, regionally, and introduces geography concepts and skills within the context of the historical narrative. Lessons address developments in religion, philosophy, the arts, science and technology, and political history. Students analyze primary sources and maps, create timelines, and complete other projects--practicing historical thinking and writing skills as they explore the broad themes and big ideas of human history.

Launching the War on Poverty : An Oral History , 2nd Edition

by Michael L. Gillette

Head Start, Job Corps, Foster Grandparents, College Work-Study, VISTA, Community Action, and the Legal Services Corporation are familiar programs, but their tumultuous beginning has been largely forgotten. Conceived amid the daring idealism of the 1960s, these programs originated as weapons in Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, an offensive spearheaded by a controversial new government agency. Within months, the Office of Economic Opportunity created an array of unconventional initiatives that empowered the poor, challenged the established order, and ultimately transformed the nation's attitudes.

Vanilla : The Cultural History of the World's Most Popular Flavor and Fragrance

by Patricia Rain

An expedition through the world of vanilla, from the very birth of the bean as a food to the current agricultural practices

The End of the World As We Know It : Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America

by Daniel Wojcik

Timely, yet of lasting importance, The End of the World as We Know It is a comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of an age-old phenomenon and a fascinating guide to contemporary apocalyptic fever.

American Agriculture and the Problem of Monopoly : The political economy of grain belt farming, 1953-1980

by Jon Lauck

The breathtaking number of mergers and joint ventures among agribusiness firms has left independent American farmers facing the power of an increasingly concentrated buying sector. The origin of farmers' concern with such economic concentration dates back to protests against meatpackers and railroads in the late nineteenth century. Jon Lauck examines the dimensions of this problem in the American Midwest in the decades following World War II. He analyzes the nature of competition within meat-packing and grain markets. In addition, he addresses concerns about corporate entry into production agriculture and the potential displacement of a production system defined by independent family farms. Lauck also considers the ability of farmers to organize in order to counter the market power of large-scale agribusiness buyers. He explores the use of farmer cooperatives and other mechanisms which may increase the bargaining power of farmers. The book offers the first serious historical examination of the National Farmers Organization, which fully embraced the bargaining power cause in the postwar period. Lauck finds that independent farmers' attempts at organization have been more successful than previously recognized, but he also shows that their successes have been undermined by the growing concentration and power of agri-business firms, justifying a new approach to antitrust law in agricultural markets.

The Case for Animal Rights

by Tom Regan

More than twenty years after its original publication, The Case for Animal Rights is an acknowledged classic of moral philosophy, and its author is recognized as the intellectual leader of the animal rights movement. In a new and fully considered preface, Regan responds to his critics and defends the book's revolutionary position.

The Uncensored War : The Media and Vietnam

by Daniel C. Hallin

The 'Uncensored War' provides a deeply detailed account of what Americans read and watched about Vietnam. Hallin draws on the complete body of the New York times coverage from 1961 to 1965, on hundreds of television reports from 1965-73, including television footage filmed by the Defense Department during the early years of the war, and on interviews with many of the journalists who reported the war, to give a powerful critique of the conventional wisdom, both conservative and liberal, about the media and Vietnam.

Women and Male Violence : The Visions and Struggles of the Battered Women's Movement

by Susan Schechter

The book provides a comprehensive coverage of the Battered Women's Movement and its growth from a single Shelter in 1976 to today's global conciousness and activism.

The Confident Student 8th Edition

by Carol C. Kanar

The Confident Student, Eighth Edition helps both the first-time college student and the older returning student make the transition to academic life and work. Updated Design, Thinking with Bloom, Get Connected, A more intentional Focus on Reflective Thinking, New Material in several Chapters are unique features of this book.

American History: Connecting with the Past, 15th AP Edition

by Alan Brinkley

American History AP textbook

Psychotherapy in Clinical Practice: Psychodynamic Theory for Clinicians

by David Bienenfeld

Psychodynamic Theory for Clinicians, explains the major psychodynamic theories and shows how they provide a framework for clinical reasoning throughout the process of psychotherapy. Several clinical cases are presented at the beginning of the book and discussed throughout the text so readers can follow these patients in the context of each theoretical approach.

Animal Behavior: Animal Defenses

by Christina Wilsdon

This book presents the wide variety of physical and behavioral adaptations used by animals to defend themselves against predators. From insects that look like leaves, to fish that fly and toads with poisonous skins, the methods of defense seem limitless, with new ones continuing to be discovered.

The Key to Understanding U.S. History and Government 4th Edition

by James Killoran Stuart Zimmer Mark Jarrett

New York State Regents and RCT Competency Test in U.S. History and Government test preparation

100 Things Every College Student with a Disability Ought to Know

by Kendra D. Johnson Trudie N. Hines

This book will arm you with information about how to make informed choices, how to receive accommodations for a disability, what type of assistance is available, and where and how to communicate your disability-related college needs. The authors have summarized the crucial information students need to know to be successful in both academic and campus life. Student comments are included throughout the book.

Tales, Trails and Tommyknockers: Stories from Colorado's Past

by Myriam Friggens

This Intermediate level book is a collection of exciting stories from Colorado's past. Kit Carson, Chief Ouray, and Molly Brown are a few of the unforgettable characters brought to life. The lost gold mine of the Sangre de Cristos and Tommyknockers add a touch of the legendary.

Victimology: Theories and Applications 2nd Edition

by Ann Wolbert Burgess Cheryl Regher Albert R. Roberts

Victimology: Theories and Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of victimization, crime typologies, and the impact of crime on victims, offenders, and society at large. Each chapter provides an overview of the scope, law, and victim response to crime and concludes with a summary and discussion questions to ensure comprehension.

Questions That Matter: An Invitation to Philosophy, 6th Edition

by Ed. L. Miller Jon Jensen

This book introduces readers to the fundamental, timeless, and pressing questions of philosophy. The authors present primary source readings and an extensive pedagogical program that includes running summaries, high-interest boxes, biographies, epigrams, and philosophical dictionary. The new edition has been streamlined and revised to include a new chapter on Democracy, which expands the coverage of the ever-evolving realm of social and political philosophy.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, 6th Edition

by Matthew Mckay Martha Davis Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman

This workbook teaches you clinically proven stress-management and relaxation techniques. Each technique is presented with concise background information followed by step-by-step exercises. As you practice these techniques, you will gain new insight into your personal stress response and learn how to reestablish balance and a sense of well-being in your life.

Autobiography of a Fat Bride

by Laurie Notaro

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club tackles her biggest challenge yet: grown-up life.In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-night partyer and bar-stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air-conditioning. Laurie finds grown-up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-stubbing threshold of matrimony. From her mother's grade-school warning to avoid kids in tie-dyed shirts because their hippie parents spent their food money on drugs and art supplies; to her night-before-the-wedding panic over whether her religion is the one where you step on the glass; to her unfortunate overpreparation for the mandatory drug-screening urine test at work; to her audition as a Playboy centerfold as research for a newspaper story, Autobiography of a Fat Bride has the same zits-and-all candor and outrageous humor that made Idiot Girls an instant cult phenomenon. In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie contemplates family, home improvement, and the horrible tyrannies of cosmetic saleswomen. She finds that life doesn't necessarily get any easier as you get older. But it does get funnier.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Daddy Needs a Drink

by Robert Wilder

A Santa Fe dad shares heartwarming, comic, often ludicrous tales of raising a family in this laugh-out-loud book perfect for anyone who enjoys the edgy humor of David Sedaris or the whimsical commentary of Dave Barry. Waxing both profound and profane on issues close to a father's heart--from exploding diapers to toddler tantrums, from the horrors of dressing up as Frosty the Snowman to the moments that make a father proud--Robert Wilder brilliantly captures the joys and absurdities of being a parent today.With an artist wife and two kids--a daughter, Poppy, and a son, London--Robert Wilder considers himself as open-minded as the next man. Yet even he finds himself parentally challenged when his toddler son, London, careens around the house in the buff or asks the kind of outrageous, embarrassing questions only a kid can ask. A high school teacher who sometimes refers to himself jokingly as Mister Mom (when his wife, Lala, is busy in her studio), Wilder shares warmly funny stories on everything from sleep deprivation to why school-sponsored charities can turn otherwise sane adults into blithering and begging idiots.Whether trying to conjure up the perfect baby name ("Poppy" came to his wife's mother in a dream) or hiring a Baby Whisperer to get some much-needed sleep, Wilder offers priceless life lessons on discipline, potty training, even phallic fiddling (courtesy of young London). He describes the perils of learning to live monodextrously (doing everything with one hand while carrying your child around with the other) and the joys of watching his daughter morph into a graceful, wise, unique little person right before his eyes.By turns tender, irreverent, and hysterically funny, Daddy Needs a Drink is a hilarious and poignant tribute to his family by a man who truly loves being a father.From the Hardcover edition.

The Night Villa

by Carol Goodman

An evocative tale of intrigue, romance, and treachery, Carol Goodman's spellbinding new novel, The Night Villa, follows the fascinating lives of two remarkable women centuries apart.The eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 buried a city and its people, their treasures and secrets. Centuries later, echoes of this disaster resonate with profound consequences in the life of classics professor Sophie Chase. In the aftermath of a tragic shooting on the University of Texas campus, Sophie seeks sanctuary on the isle of Capri, immersing herself in her latest scholarly project alongside her colleagues, her star pupil, and their benefactor, the compelling yet enigmatic business mogul John Lyros. Beneath layers of volcanic ash lies the Villa della Notte-the Night Villa-home to first-century nobles, as well as to the captivating slave girl at the heart of an ancient controversy. And secreted in a subterranean labyrinth rests a cache of antique documents believed lost to the ages: a prize too tantalizing for Sophie to resist. But suspicion, fear, and danger roam the long-untrodden tunnels and chambers beneath the once sumptuous estate-especially after Sophie sees the face of her former lover in the darkness, leaving her to wonder if she is chasing shadows or succumbing to the siren song of the Night Villa. Whatever shocking events transpired in the face of Vesuvius's fury have led to deeper, darker machinations that inexorably draw Sophie into their vortex, rich in stunning revelations and laden with unseen menace.Praise for The Night VIlla:"Visit The Night Villa: Carol Goodman's luminous prose and superb storytelling will keep you entertained into the late hours."-Nancy Pickard"The pleasure of a Carol Goodman novel is in her enviable command of the classical canon-and the deft way she [writes] a book that's light enough for a weekend on the beach but literary enough for a weekend in the Hamptons."-Chicago Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition.

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