Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment

Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment Description:

Bestselling UNIX author Stevens offers application and system programmers his professional experienced based guidance on using the system call interface with C Since good examples are the key to a book like this a simple shell program is developed in the first chapter and then expanded throughout the book to demonstrate the principles

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

Ecology and Environment

Ecology and Environment Description:

Introduction Climatic and Topographic Factors Edaphic Factors Soil Science Biotic Factor Ecological Adaptations Autecology of Species Population Structure and Dynamics Community Structure and Classification Community Dynamics Ecological Succession Ecosystem Structure and Function Habitat Ecology Degradation of Natural Resources and the Environmental Problems Energy Crisis and Non Conventional Sources Biodiversity and Wildlife of India and its Conservation Environment and Development India s Viewpoint Global Warming and Climate Change Air Pollution Water Pollution Radiation and Chemical Toxicology Bioremediation A Promising Environmental Technology for Pollution Cleanup Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment Environmental Education and Organisations Environmental Laws Practical Manual Glossary Index

Rating: 3.67 out of 5

The UNIX Programming Environment

The UNIX Programming Environment Description:

In their preface the authors explain This book is meant to help the reader learn how to program in C It contains tutorial introduction to get new users started as soon as possible separate chapters on each major feature and a reference manual Most of the treatment is based on reading writing and revising examples rather than on mere statement of rules For the most part the examples are complete real programs rather than isolated garments All examples have been tested directly from the text which is in machine readable form Besides showing how to make effective use of the language we have also tried where possible to illustrate useful algorithms and principles of good style and sound design

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Culture of Honor: Sustaining a Supernatural Environment

Culture of Honor: Sustaining a Supernatural Environment Description:

What is true faith In Rediscovering Faith Dr Myles Munroe strips away the common errors and misconceptions surrounding faith to reveal the nature character and power of true faith or Rediscovering Faith Rediscovering faith trusts not in the promises of God but in the God who promises seeks not the blessings of God but the God who blesses Rediscovering faith will always be tested but because it places its trust in the King of the universe will always prevail under testing Rediscovering faith therefore is a triumphant faith that will overcome the world

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Essentials of Business Environment

Essentials of Business Environment Description:

Being in circulation for more than two decades ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT has witnessed lows and highs of Indian businesses The book was a bystander to the tightly controlled business environment and has been an eye witness to the post reforms period During these periods the book has captures all the changes and development clearly comprehensively and objectively No surprise the book has gained acceptance across the country br br The present edition contains cases and two new features Relook and Applying Mind All the chapter have been recast and new tables and boxed items have been added ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS ENVIRONEMNT is now richer in contents more comprehensive in coverage and more contemporaneous in timing

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment Description:

First published over fifty years ago Isaiah Berlin s compelling portrait of the father of socialism has long been considered a classic of modern scholarship and the best short account written of Marx s life and thought It provides a penetrating lucid and comprehensive introduction to Marx as theorist of the socialist revolution illuminating his personality and ideas and concentrating on those which have historically formed the central core of Marxism as a theory and practice Berlin goes on to present an account of Marx s life as one of the most influential and incendiary social philosophers of the twentieth century and depicts the social and political atmosphere in which Marx wrote br This edition includes a new introduction by Alan Ryan which traces the place of Berlin s Marx from its pre World War II publication to the present and elucidates why Berlin s portrait in the midst of voluminous writings about Marx remains the classic account of the personal and political side of this monumental figure

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect Description:

In Earth in Mind Orr focuses not on problems in education but on the problem of education Much of what has gone wrong with the world he argues is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that alienates us from life in the name of human domination causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are overemphasizes success and careers separates feeling from intellect and the practical from the theoretical and deadens the sense of wonder for the created world The crisis we face Orr explains is one of mind perception and values It is first and foremost an educational challenge

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

A Green History of the World: The Environment & the Collapse of Great Civilizations

A Green History of the World: The Environment & the Collapse of Great Civilizations Description:

No description available

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

The Soundscape: Our Environment and the Tuning of the World

The Soundscape: Our Environment and the Tuning of the World Description:

The soundscape a term coined by the author is our sonic environment the ever present array of noises with which we all live Beginning with the primordial sounds of nature we have experienced an ever increasing complexity of our sonic surroundings As civilization develops new noises rise up around us from the creaking wheel the clang of the blacksmith amp rsquo s hammer and the distant chugging of steam trains to the amp ldquo sound imperialism amp rdquo of airports city streets and factories The author contends that we now suffer from an overabundance of acoustic information and a proportionate diminishing of our ability to hear the nuances and subtleties of sound Our task he maintains is to listen analyze and make distinctions br br As a society we have become more aware of the toxic wastes that can enter our bodies through the air we breathe and the water we drink In fact the pollution of our sonic environment is no less real Schafer emphasizes the importance of discerning the sounds that enrich and feed us and using them to create healthier environments To this end he explains how to classify sounds appreciating their beauty or ugliness and provides exercises and amp ldquo soundwalks amp rdquo to help us become more discriminating and sensitive to the sounds around us This book is a pioneering exploration of our acoustic environment past and present and an attempt to imagine what it might become in the future

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. Surrounding Objects

Atmospheres: Architectural Environments. Surrounding Objects Description:

Was eine architektonische Atmosphare wirklich ausmacht sagt Peter Zumthor ist diese einmalige Dichte und Stimmung dieses Gefuhl von Gegenwart Wohlbefinden Stimmigkeit Schonheit in deren Bann ich etwas erlebe und erfahre was ich in dieser Qualitat sonst nicht erleben wurde br Seine Leidenschaft gilt der Erschaffung von Gebauden mit solchen Wirkungsqualitaten doch wie lassen sich diese eigentlich erzielen In neun kurzen illustrierten Kapiteln erzahlt Peter Zumthor gleichsam in Form einer Selbstbeobachtung was ihn umtreibt wenn er die Atmosphare seiner Hauser zu erschaffen versucht Dabei sind Bilder von Raumen und Bauten die ihn beruhren ebenso wichtig wie bestimmte Musikstucke oder Bucher die ihn inspirieren Von der Komposition und Prasenz der Materialien uber den Umgang mit Proportionen bis hin zur Wirkung des Lichts macht diese Architekturpoesie nachvollziehbar worauf es beim Entwurf von Hausern ankommt

Rating: 3.70 out of 5

Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment Description:

No description available

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)

Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History) Description:

People of European descent form the bulk of the population in most of the temperate zones of the world North America Australia and New Zealand The military successes of European imperialism are easy to explain because in many cases they were achieved by using firearms against spears Alfred Crosby however explains that the Europeans displacement and replacement of the native peoples in the temperate zones was more a matter of biology than of military conquest Now in a new edition with a new preface Crosby revisits his classic work and again evaluates the ecological reasons for European expansion Alfred W Crosby is the author of the widely popular and ground breaking books The Measure of Reality Cambridge and America s Forgotten Pandemic Cambridge His books have received the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize the Medical Writers Association Prize and been named by the Los Angeles Times as among the best books of the year He taught at the University of Texas Austin for over years First Edition Hb First Edition Pb

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

International Business: Environments and Operations

International Business: Environments and Operations Description:

International Business provides real amp up to date coverage of international business topics amp issues It discusses the differences faced in international environments overall company strategies amp functional alternatives for operating abroad

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

The Environment of Pakistan (Pakistan Studies)

The Environment of Pakistan (Pakistan Studies) Description:

No description available

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Cartoon Guide to the Environment

Cartoon Guide to the Environment Description:

Do you think that the Ozone Hole is a grunge rock club Or that the Food Web is an on line restaurant guide Or that the Green Revolution happened in Greenland Then you need em The Cartoon Guide to the Environment em to put you on the road to environmental literacy em The Cartoon Guide to the Environment em covers the main topics of environmental science chemical cycles life communities food webs agriculture human population growth sources of energy and raw materials waste disposal and recycling cities pollution deforestation ozone depletion and global warming and puts them in the context of ecology with discussions of population dynamics thermodynamics and the behavior of complex systems

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

Visualizing Data: Exploring and Explaining Data with the Processing Environment

Visualizing Data: Exploring and Explaining Data with the Processing Environment Description:

Enormous quantities of data go unused or underused today simply because people can t visualize the quantities and relationships in it Using a downloadable programming environment developed by the author i Visualizing Data i demonstrates methods for representing data accurately on the Web and elsewhere complete with user interaction animation and more br br How do the billion A C G and T letters of the human genome compare to those of a chimp or a mouse What do the paths that millions of visitors take through a web site look like With i Visualizing Data i you learn how to answer complex questions like these with thoroughly interactive displays We re not talking about cookie cutter charts and graphs This book teaches you how to design entire interfaces around large complex data sets with the help of a powerful new design and prototyping tool called Processing br br Used by many researchers and companies to convey specific data in a clear and understandable manner the Processing beta is available free With this tool and i Visualizing Data i as a guide you ll learn basic visualization principles how to choose the right kind of display for your purposes and how to provide interactive features that will bring users to your site over and over This book teaches you br br br The seven stages of visualizing data acquire parse filter mine represent refine and interact How all data problems begin with a question and end with a narrative construct that provides a clear answer without extraneous details Several example projects with the code to make them work Positive and negative points of each representation discussed The focus is on customization so that each one best suits what you want to convey about your data set The book does not provide ready made visualizations that can be plugged into any data set Instead with chapters divided by types of data rather than types of display you ll learn how each visualization conveys the unique properties of the data it represents why the data was collected what s interesting about it and what stories it can tell i Visualizing Data i teaches you how to answer questions not simply display information

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

The Third Man Factor: The Secret To Survival In Extreme Environments

The Third Man Factor: The Secret To Survival In Extreme Environments Description:

Trader Ron DiFrancesco in the World Trade Center diver Stephanie Schwabe Sir Ernest Shackleton All shared an experience that an unseen being helped them to survive against staggering odds If it were just a handful of people it might be dismissed but in fact this phenomenon has occurred again and again In a riveting scientific and historical analysis i The Third Man Factor i explores the human capacity to transcend extreme conditions

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Responsive Environments

Responsive Environments Description:

The authors first examine what is meant by the concept of a responsive environment and then provide an illustrated step by step guide on how to achieve it in real life design

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment

Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment Description:

In this empowering book based on his bestselling video series T D Jakes shows readers how to use Christian principles in the workplace using faith as the key to happiness and productivity Bishop Jakes explains how people can rise above petty conflicts turn obstacles into opportunities and let God do His work in their lives every day even when they re coping with complaining co workers or difficult bosses

Rating: 3.49 out of 5

The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment

The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment Description:

No description available

Rating: 3.47 out of 5

The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism, and Environment

The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism, and Environment Description:

One of our most brilliant evolutionary biologists b Richard Lewontin b has also been a leading critic of those scientists and non scientists alike who would misuse the science to which he has contributed so much In i The Triple Helix i Lewontin the scientist and Lewontin the critic come together to provide a concise accessible account of what his work has taught him about biology and about its relevance to human affairs In the process he exposes some of the common and troubling misconceptions that misdirect and stall our understanding of biology and evolution The central message of this book is that we will never fully understand living things if we continue to think of genes organisms and environments as separate entities each with its distinct role to play in the history and operation of organic processes Here Lewontin shows that an organism is a unique consequence of both genes and environment of both internal and external features Rejecting the notion that genes determine the organism which then adapts to the environment he explains that organisms influenced in their development by their circumstances in turn create modify and choose the environment in which they live i The Triple Helix i is vintage Lewontin brilliant eloquent passionate and deeply critical But it is neither a manifesto for a radical new methodology nor a brief for a new theory It is instead a primer on the complexity of biological processes a reminder to all of us that living things are never as simple as they may seem

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Two Treatises on Government: A Translation into Modern English (Business & the Political-legal Environment Studies, Book 5)

Two Treatises on Government: A Translation into Modern English (Business & the Political-legal Environment Studies, Book 5) Description:

Unique current language version of John Locke s classic book br Features a detailed synoptic study guide br br John Locke s book is one of the most important and influential works on government ever published The first part demolishes the main authoritarian totalitarian ideology of its day the doctrine of the divine right of kings to absolute arbitrary power over their subjects The second sets out the real social origins functions and limits of government Locke demonstrates that far from God and natural law ordaining all powerful hereditary dictatorship the only legitimate form of government is one established by the consent of the people and committed to upholding their fundamental human rights to life liberty and property br br The book justified the Glorious Revolution establishing parliamentary government in England and was an inspiration behind the American Declaration of Independence a century later Around the world it continues to have a profound influence on the theory and practice of limited representative government and the protection of basic rights and freedoms under the rule of law br br However the book is now well over years old and present day readers find its language difficult to follow and understand in places This version translates the work into current English and seeks to make its substantive content clearer Literalness and original word order and grammar are retained as far as possible Nonetheless the primary objective has been to improve the readability of the text in order to better convey its meaning The considerable distance in time between the two documents has inevitably meant a considerable difference in conventional writing styles In addition much of Locke s analysis is intrinsically highly complex and subtle Thus this new version diverges significantly from the original throughout br

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

For the Common Good: Redirecting the economy toward community, the environment, and a sustainable future.

For the Common Good: Redirecting the economy toward community, the environment, and a sustainable future. Description:

Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order Named New Options Best Political Book br br Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb Jr demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth oriented industrial economy have led us to the brink of environmental disaster and show the possibility of a different future br br Named as one of the Top Sustainability Books by University of Cambridges Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Greenleaf Publishing

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments

Designs for Living and Learning: Transforming Early Childhood Environments Description:

Give children wondrous places to learn and grow Drawing inspiration from a variety of approaches from Waldorf to Montessori to Reggio to Greenman Prescott and Olds the authors outline hundreds of ways to create healthy and inviting physical social and emotional environments for children in child care Full color photographs of actual early childhood programs demonstrate that the spaces children learn and grow in can be comfortable for children teachers and parents alike br br b Margie Carter b serves on the adjunct faculty at Pacific Oaks College Northwest Seattle Washington b Deb Curtis b works as a child care teacher at the Burlington Little School in Seattle Their other books include i The Art of Awareness The Visionary Director Training Teachers Spreading the News i and i Reflecting Children s Lives i

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment Description:

In humanity s more than year history we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a sophisticated global society manipulating every inch of it In short we have become the dominant animal Why then are we creating a world that threatens our own species What can we do to change the current trajectory toward more climate change increased famine and epidemic disease br br Renowned Stanford scientists Paul R Ehrlich and Anne H Ehrlich believe that intelligently addressing those questions depends on a clear understanding of how we evolved and how and why we re changing the planet in ways that darken our descendants future The Dominant Animal arms readers with that knowledge tracing the interplay between environmental change and genetic and cultural evolution since the dawn of humanity In lucid and engaging prose they describe how Homo sapiens adapted to their surroundings eventually developing the vibrant cultures vast scientific knowledge and technological wizardry we know today br br But the Ehrlichs also explore the flip side of this triumphant story of innovation and conquest As we clear forests to raise crops and build cities lace the continents with highways and create chemicals never before seen in nature we may be undermining our own supremacy The threats of environmental damage are clear from the daily headlines but the outcome is far from destined Humanity can again adapt if we learn from our evolutionary past br br Those lessons are crystallized in The Dominant Animal Tackling the fundamental challenge of the human predicament Paul and Anne Ehrlich offer a vivid and unique exploration of our origins our evolution and our future

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

Evolution and Environment

Evolution and Environment Description:

Admired by Leo Tolstoy from the last century to Lewis Mumford in our own Peter Kropotkin s works were ahead of their time

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment

The Maturational Processes and the Facilitating Environment Description:

Dr Winnicott explores the idea that mental health disorders relate to failures of development in infancy Without denying the importance of inheritance he has developed the theory that schizophrenic illness shows up as the negative of processes that can be traced in detail as the positive processes of maturation in infancy and early childhood

Rating: 3.38 out of 5

Managerial Accounting: Creating Value in a Dynamic Business Environment

Managerial Accounting: Creating Value in a Dynamic Business Environment Description:

The emphasis of Managerial Accounting e is on teaching students how to use accounting information to best manage an organization In a practice Hilton pioneered in the first edition each chapter is written around a realistic business or focus company that guides the reader through the topics of that chapter Known for balanced examples of Service Retail Nonprofit and Manufacturing companies Hilton offers a clear engaging writing style that has been praised by instructors and students alike As in previous editions there is significant coverage of contemporary topics such as activity based costing target costing the value chain customer profitability analysis and throughput costing while also including traditional topics such as job order costing budgeting and performance evaluation

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment Description:

Help your students understand the mysteries of human behavior with Zastrow and Kirst Ashman s text Now available with a personalized online learning plan this social work specific book looks at lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice The authors use an empowerment approach to cover human development and behavior theories within the context of family organizational and community systems Using a chronological lifespan approach the authors present separate chapters on biological psychological and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

Environment: The Science Behind the Stories

Environment: The Science Behind the Stories Description:

Environment The Science behind the Stories captures your interest with a revolutionary new approach to environmental science Integrated central case studies woven throughout each chapter use real life stories to give you a tangible and engaging framework around which to learn and understand the science behind environmental issues Printed on FSC Forest Stewardship Council certified paper the newly revised Fourth Edition engages you through the addition of new EnvisionIt photo essays

Rating: 3.56 out of 5