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The Bleeding Edge

By William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone
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  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Isbn : 9780786030293
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 854
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The USA Today–bestselling authors of Home Invasion return with another timely thriller that puts readers on the frontlines of the battle for America. The Shady Hill Mobile Home Park isn't shady or hilly—this is West Texas after all. To military vet John Howard Stark, it's home. And worth fighting for. When a vicious drug cartel starts terrorizing the residents of Shady Hill, the Feds and the local police run for cover. But the good people of Shady Hill make a stand, electing Stark as their chief of police. Once a rancher, always a Texan, Stark and his fellow patriots send the cartel into a bloodthirsty fury by daring to fight back. When the bad guys start slaughtering innocent high school students, the God-fearing folks of Shady Hill find themselves deep in the heart of a bloody battle. It’s a desperate fight for survival that can only end in liberty . . . or death.

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  • File Pdf: the-essential-guide-to-rf-and-wireless.pdf

Book Summary:

The only easy-to-understand guide to the wireless revolution! The easy-to-understand guide to the wireless revolution–fully updated for the latest technologies! New and expanded coverage: broadband fixed wireless, WLANs, wireless Internet, Bluetooth, smart antennas, and more Updated coverage of CDMA, GPS, LMDS, and WLL systems Concepts, terminology, components, and systems–plus new wireless glossary Perfect for marketers, investors, tech writers, PR specialists, and other non-engineers! There's a wireless revolution underway! With The Essential Guide to RF and Wireless, Second Edition, you can understand it, join it, and help drive it–even if you don't have a technical background. Leading consultant Carl J. Weisman has thoroughly updated this bestseller to reflect new market realities and breakthrough technologies–from wireless 802.11 LANs to broadband fixed wireless, and beyond. Mr. Weisman covers wireless at every level you need to understand: concepts, terminology, building blocks, and above all, how complete wireless systems actually work. Drawing on his extensive experience training sales professionals, he explains the essence of every key wireless/RF technology–clearly, comprehensibly, and with just the right touch of humor. Spread spectrum and CDMA: how they work and why they're important New! Detailed section on broadband fixed wireless: the new "last mile" solution for residential subscribers New! Satellite Internet delivery New! Smart antenna and superconducting filter technologies and their implications New! Wireless Internet, m-commerce, and Bluetooth Expanded! Global Positioning Systems: technologies and applications Updated! Preview the future of mobile telephony Updated! Wireless LANs and home networking From its all-new glossary to its extensive collection of charts, diagrams, and photographs, no other wireless/RF book is as accessible or as friendly! Whether you're a sales or marketing pro, customer, investor, tech writer, PR specialist, trade press writer, analyst, planner, or student, here's the up-to-the-minute briefing you've been searching for!

Fundamentals of Data Visualization

By Claus O. Wilke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Isbn : 9781492031031
  • Pages : 390
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 855
  • File Pdf: fundamentals-of-data-visualization.pdf

Book Summary:

Effective visualization is the best way to communicate information from the increasingly large and complex datasets in the natural and social sciences. But with the increasing power of visualization software today, scientists, engineers, and business analysts often have to navigate a bewildering array of visualization choices and options. This practical book takes you through many commonly encountered visualization problems, and it provides guidelines on how to turn large datasets into clear and compelling figures. What visualization type is best for the story you want to tell? How do you make informative figures that are visually pleasing? Author Claus O. Wilke teaches you the elements most critical to successful data visualization. Explore the basic concepts of color as a tool to highlight, distinguish, or represent a value Understand the importance of redundant coding to ensure you provide key information in multiple ways Use the book’s visualizations directory, a graphical guide to commonly used types of data visualizations Get extensive examples of good and bad figures Learn how to use figures in a document or report and how employ them effectively to tell a compelling story

The Many Lives of Ajax

By Timothy V. Dugan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 9781476628356
  • Pages : 430
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 167
  • File Pdf: the-many-lives-of-ajax.pdf

Book Summary:

 Ajax, the archetypal Greek warrior, has over the years been trivialized as a peripheral character in the classics through Hollywood representations, and by the use of his name on household cleaning products. Examining a broad range of sources—from film, art and literature to advertising and sports—this study of the “Bulwark of the Achaeans” and his mythological image redefines his presence in Western culture, revealing him as the predominant voice in The Iliad and in myriad works across the classical canon.

Engineering Innovation

By Benjamin M. Legum,Amber R. Stiles,Jennifer L. Vondran
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 9783110521900
  • Pages : 410
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 272
  • File Pdf: engineering-innovation.pdf

Book Summary:

Engineering Innovation is an overview of the interconnected business and product development techniques needed to nurture the development of raw, emerging technologies into commercially viable products. This book relates Funding Strategies, Business Development, and Product Development to one another as an idea is refined to a validated concept, iteratively developed into a product, then produced for commercialization. Engineering Innovation also provides an introduction to business strategies and manufacturing techniques on a technical level designed to encourage passionate clinicians, academics, engineers and savvy entrepreneurs. Offers a comprehensive overview of the process of bringing new technology to market. Identifies a variety of technology management skill sets and management tools. Explores concept generation in conjunction with intellectual property development for early-stage companies. Explores Quality and Transfer-to-Manufacturing.

Who Touched Base in My Thought Shower?

By Steven Poole
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Isbn : 9781444784367
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 765
  • File Pdf: who-touched-base-in-my-thought-shower.pdf

Book Summary:

Do you hate going forward? Do you shudder when a colleague wants to reach out? Are you disgusted by low-hanging fruit, sick of being on the team, and reluctant to open the kimono? Does the phrase blue-sky thinking make you see red? Do you really want to drill down or take a helicopter view? Are you past caring whether the key drivers are going to move the needle? Should anyone really punch a puppy? And can you bear to hear about a big hairy audacious goal? If modern office jargon makes you want to throw up, this book is for you. Taking a hilarious and scathing deep dive into the most hated and absurd examples of corporate-speak it is a come to Jesus moment for verbally downtrodden workers everywhere.

The BS Dictionary

By Bob Wiltfong,Tim Ito
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Society for Training and Development
  • Isbn : 9781950496174
  • Pages : 340
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 652
  • File Pdf: the-bs-dictionary.pdf

Book Summary:

Speak for Yourself Do you yearn for a book to disambiguate words and phrases commonly used in business settings, your workplace, and in life in general? Do you wish the kimono would open on idioms and clichés that stretch the bandwidth of understanding and make you wonder if your career is scalable? What are you really saying when you go against the grain and are aboveboard? What do you hear when your colleague wants face time or to move the needle? The BS Dictionary: Uncovering the Origins and True Meanings of Business Speak provides the real-world definitions to about 300 of the world's most commonly-used business terms and gives you the origin story (who coined the term? when did it start to be used figuratively in the business world?) for each one. Get the language clarity you need and have fun learning the full etymology of favorite phrases. Read humorous commentary about how phrases might be misused or misunderstood. If you are interested in language, business speak, writing, and trivia knowledge, this book is for you! Get The BS Dictionary and impress your friends with your newfound wealth of phrases and their history.

Public Information Technology

By G. David Garson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Isbn : 9781591400714
  • Pages : 394
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 173
  • File Pdf: public-information-technology.pdf

Book Summary:

Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues constitutes a survey of many of the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. Written by noted academics and public administration practitioners, this book addresses general policy and administrative issues in this arena as well as the information technology skills needed by public managers.

Suicide Mission (Thriller)

By William W. Johnstone
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Isbn : 9780786031351
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 128
  • File Pdf: suicide-mission.pdf

Book Summary:

An ex-CIA agent gathers a team of hardened convicts to infiltrate a terrorist training camp in this military thriller by the authors of Home Invasion. Former CIA agent and soldier of fortune “Wild Bill” Elliott thought he was done with impossible missions. But that was before a group of Islamic fanatics teamed up with a Mexican drug cartel to establish a terrorist training camp on America's southern border—and Elliot is tapped by the government to wipe out their base. To do this, Elliott recruits a squad of lifers plucked out of the US maximum security prisons—a terrifying collection of brutal killers, armed robbers, and savage felons. Whipping this ragtag bunch into an assault force capable of infiltrating the terrorist deathtrap will be the greatest challenge Elliott's ever faced. Getting them out alive? That could be an even bigger problem . . .

Being, Freedom, and Method

By John A. Keller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780191024825
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 832
  • File Pdf: being-freedom-and-method.pdf

Book Summary:

John Keller presents a set of new essays on ontology, time, freedom, God, and philosophical method. Our understanding of these subjects has been greatly advanced, since the 1970s, by the work of Peter van Inwagen. The contributions, from some of the most prominent living philosophers, engage with van Inwagen's work and offer new insights in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of philosophy. Van Inwagen himself gives selective responses. In metaphysics, the volume will particularly interest philosophers working on free will, relational vs constituent ontologies, and time travel; in philosophy of religion, notable topics include the ontological argument, the compatibility of theism and evolution, the problem of evil, and the doctrine of atonements. And there are three papers on the hot topic of philosophical success, with responses from van Inwagen.

Ecosystems and Technology

By Cyrus F. Nourani
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 9781315341477
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 600
  • File Pdf: ecosystems-and-technology.pdf

Book Summary:

Ecosystems and Technology: Idea Generation and Content Model Processing, presents important new innovations in the area of management and computing. Innovation is the generation and application of new ideas and skills to produce new products, processes, and services that improve economic and social prosperity. This includes management and design policy decisions and encompasses innovation research, analysis, and best practice in enterprises, public and private sector service organizations, government, regional societies and economies. The book, the first volume in the Innovation Management and Computing book series, looks at technology that improves efficiency and idea generation, including systems for business, medical/health, education, and more. The book provides detailed examples to provide readers with current issues, including Venture planning for innovations New technologies supporting innovations systems Competitive business modeling Context-driven innovation modeling The generation of ideas faster The measurement of relevant data Virtual interfaces Business intelligence and content processing Predictive modeling Haptic expression and emotion recognition innovations, with applications to neurocognitive medical science This book provides a wealth of information that will be useful for IT and business professionals, educators, and students in many fields.

Inside Project Red Stripe

By Andrew Carey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Triarchy Press
  • Isbn : 9781911193241
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 126
  • File Pdf: inside-project-red-stripe.pdf

Book Summary:

Chronicles the work of six staff members of The Economist, who were given 100,000 and six months to come up with 'the next big thing' that the company should do. The only stipulation was that it be Internet-related…