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Blown to Bits

Blown to Bits ebook ISBN: 0137135599
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis
Number of Pages: 366 
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Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.

Blown to Bits

Blown to Bits ebook ISBN: 0132797437
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Author: Hal Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry Lewis
Number of Pages: 384 
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can’t escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to–the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn’t the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? Is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call to the human consequences of the digital explosion.

Blown to Bits

Blown to Bits ebook ISBN: 9780875848778
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Author: Philip Evans,Thomas S. Wurster,Thomas Wurster
Number of Pages: 261 
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Publisher Fact Sheet Explains how to rethink traditional business strategies for the information-based economy.

Blown To Bits: How The New Economics Of Information Transforms Strategy

Blown To Bits: How The New Economics Of Information Transforms Strategy ebook ISBN: 9780875848778
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Author: Evans
Number of Pages: 261 
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Richness or reach? The trade-off used to be simple but absolute: Your business strategy either could focus on "rich" information - customized products and services tailored to a niche audience - or could reach out to a larger market, but with watered-down information that sacrificed richness in favor of a broad, general appeal. Much of business strategy as we know it today rests on this fundamental trade-off. Now, say Evans and Wurster, the new economics of information is eliminating the trade-off between richness and reach, blowing apart the foundations of traditional business strategy. Blown to Bits reveals how the spread of connectivity and common standards is redefining the information channels that link businesses with their customers, suppliers, and employees. Increasingly, your customers will have rich access to a universe of alternatives, your suppliers will exploit direct access to your customers, and your competitors will pick off the most profitable parts of your value chain. Your competitive advantage is up for grabs. To prepare corporate executives and entrepreneurs alike for a fundamental change in business competition, Evans and Wurster expand and illuminate groundbreaking concepts first explored in the award-winning Harvard Business Review article "Strategy and the New Economics of Information," and present a practical guide for applying them. Examples span the spectrum of industries--from financial services to health care, from consumer to industrial goods, and from media to retailing. Blown to Bits shows how to build new strategies that reflect a world in which richness and reach go hand in hand and how to make the most of the new forces shaping competitive advantage.

Blown to Bits

Blown to Bits ebook ISBN: 9781450270427
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: Leon Cooper
Number of Pages: 232 
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The lives of twenty-four American aviators became forever intertwined in the skies over Ploesti, Rumania, in 1944, when a pair of bomber crews, an aerial photographer, and a fighter pilot engaged in some of the deadliest air battles the world had ever known. The odds of surviving these almost-daily encounters were somewhere between slim and none. Yet, by some miracle, many of these brave and courageous airmen lived through the horrific campaigns and returned home as conquering heroes. Blown to Bits: 20,000 Feet over Ploesti shares the story of these two dozen American aviators who were shot out of the skies over Nazi-occupied Europe. Considerable material was extracted from national archives in order to document the individual accounts. Author Leon Cooper traveled across the country to interview the remaining survivors and also communicated with family members of the others, who provided a wealth of photos, documents, and stories. Discover an amazing chapter in American history through the firsthand accounts of the men who lived through these harrowing events. Their story is intriguing, tragic, and exciting, but the ending is nothing less than miraculous!

Blown to Bits

Blown to Bits ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Author: Ballantyne, R. M.
Number of Pages: N.A 
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This story of adventure takes place in the 1800s in the Indian Ocean R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer. Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated. (Illustrated)

Blown to Bits or, The Lonely Man of Rakata

Blown to Bits or, The Lonely Man of Rakata ebook ISBN: 3847202782
Publisher: tredition
Author: R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
Number of Pages: 475 
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Blown to Bits in the Mine

Blown to Bits in the Mine ebook ISBN: 9781932738827
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Author: Eric Twitty
Number of Pages: 208 
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Interspersing tales of death and survival, Eric Twitty tells the story of explosives in the United States mining industry in an interesting and easy-to-read way. This book is as much for the casual observer of western history as it is for explosive experts wanting to know more about the tools of their trade. Interesting photographs and drawings complete the picture of perhaps the most dangerous of all occupations.

Walking Where Jesus Walked

Walking Where Jesus Walked ebook ISBN: 0814771742
Publisher: NYU Press
Author: Hillary Kaell
Number of Pages: 288 
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Since the 1950s, millions of American Christians have traveled to the Holy Land to visit places in Israel and the Palestinian territories associated with Jesus’s life and death. Why do these pilgrims choose to journey halfway around the world? How do they react to what they encounter, and how do they understand the trip upon return? This book places the answers to these questions into the context of broad historical trends, analyzing how the growth of mass-market evangelical and Catholic pilgrimage relates to changes in American Christian theology and culture over the last sixty years, including shifts in Jewish-Christian relations, the growth of small group spirituality, and the development of a Christian leisure industry. Drawing on five years of research with pilgrims before, during and after their trips, Walking Where Jesus Walked offers a lived religion approach that explores the trip’s hybrid nature for pilgrims themselves: both ordinary—tied to their everyday role as the family’s ritual specialists, and extraordinary—since they leave home in a dramatic way, often for the first time. Their experiences illuminate key tensions in contemporary US Christianity between material evidence and transcendent divinity, commoditization and religious authority, domestic relationships and global experience. Hillary Kaell crafts the first in-depth study of the cultural and religious significance of American Holy Land pilgrimage after 1948. The result sheds light on how Christian pilgrims, especially women, make sense of their experience in Israel-Palestine, offering an important complement to top-down approaches in studies of Christian Zionism and foreign policy.

Blown to Bits

Blown to Bits ebook ISBN: 3734096235
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
Number of Pages: 336 
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Reproduction of the original: Blown to Bits by Robert Michael Ballantyne

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future ebook ISBN: 0691158193
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: John MacCormick
Number of Pages: 219 
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Nine revolutionary algorithms that power our computers and smartphones Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers; and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these tasks with such ease? This is the first book to answer that question in language anyone can understand, revealing the extraordinary ideas that power our PCs, laptops, and smartphones. Using vivid examples, John MacCormick explains the fundamental "tricks" behind nine types of computer algorithms, including artificial intelligence (where we learn about the "nearest neighbor trick" and "twenty questions trick"), Google's famous PageRank algorithm (which uses the "random surfer trick"), data compression, error correction, and much more. These revolutionary algorithms have changed our world: this book unlocks their secrets, and lays bare the incredible ideas that our computers use every day.

Explosive Scenes

Explosive Scenes ebook ISBN: 1491420030
Publisher: Capstone
Author: Danielle S. Hammelef
Number of Pages: 32 
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"Explains how physical special effects are used in movies"--

Charlestown

Charlestown ebook ISBN: 1456712756
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: David C. Martin
Number of Pages: 112 
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Charlestown is a fictional story about the plight of Boston Taxi Cab drivers in the early 1980's and their struggle to form a Union as their answer to achieving better earnings and working conditions. Harry Sharpstone, Union organizer, is dispatched by the Teamster's Union of Chicago to orchestrate this union organization. Conflict, coalitions and struggle result. Is resolve achieved? Typically, Management and Unions never achieve permanent resolve, just a temporary platform for a truce. The coalitions are the Taxi Cab owners and Taxi Medallion owners who are frequently from Charlestown and the North End and are supported by the enforcement of local Mafia types associated with known racketeer Raymond Patriarca of Providence Mafia fame. Since the issuance of these valuable Taxi Medallions is controlled by Boston Chief of Police Bratton he may be lending favor to the owners. The other faction is the Taxi Cab Drivers. They are supported by the efforts of the Teamsters which is ruled by James Hoffa, State Senate President Billy Bulger, who is known to favor the struggle of the blue collar worker, and Billy's brother, Whitey Bulger, the suspected leader of the Winter Hill Gang and rackets in South Boston. When these two factions clash over the power struggle between the Taxi Cab Medallion owners and the Taxi Cab Drivers the situation ranges from intense to combustible. Local political and social culture creates a distinct Boston flavor as the story twists, turns and unfolds Relax and enjoy for as long you can. You may find yourself sliding to the edge of your seat not sure of how you got there.

The Peenemunde Raid

The Peenemunde Raid ebook ISBN: 1473819539
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Author: Martin Middlebrook
Number of Pages: 384 
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On the night of 17-18 August 1943, RAF Bomber Command attacked a remote research establishment on the German Baltic coast. The site was Peenemnde, where Hitler's scientists were developing both the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket whose destructive powers could have swung the course of the War. The raid was meticulously planned and hopes were high. But the night sky was so cloudless that the British bombers presented an easy target for German night fighters, and over 40 were lost. Martin Middlebrook draws on the memories of over 400 people involved in the dramatic events on that night: RAF and Luftwaffe aircrew, German personnel at the research site and foreign labourers who had been forced to work there. The result is a truly compelling account of this hazardous attempt to disrupt Hitler's V-weapons programme.

The 16th Durham Light Infantry in Italy, 1943–1945

The 16th Durham Light Infantry in Italy, 1943–1945 ebook ISBN: 1473811376
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Author: Peter Hart
Number of Pages: 224 
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The Second World War is vanishing into the pages of history. The veterans were once all around us, but their numbers are fast diminishing. While still in their prime many recorded their memories with Peter Hart for the Imperial War Museum. As these old soldiers now fade away their voices from the front are still strong with a rare power to bring the horrors of war back to vivid life. The 16th Durham Light Infantry were supposed to be just an 'ordinary' battalion. But their experiences as they fought their way up through Italy show that there is no such thing as 'ordinary'. They struggled to break out from Salerno, then across the countless rivers and mountain ranges that seemed to spring up to bar their way to victory. They learnt their military skills the hard way facing determined German opposition every step of the way. These were no 'D-Day Dodgers' but heroes in their own right. But there was another battle being fought as they struggled to maintain their morale day by day, as their friends died and their seemed to be no end in sight. This is their story.Peter Hart was born in 1955. After attending Liverpool University he has worked as the Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum since 1981, He is responsible for interviewing veterans of all conflicts from the Great War to the present day. His previous books include 1918: A Very British Victory, The Somme, 1916, Aces Falling: War Above the Trenches, 1918 and Jutland, 1916. His Voices from the Front series with Pen & Sword includes, The 16th Durham Light Infantry, The 2nd Norfolk regiment and the South Notts Hussars. He is married with two children and lives in North London

Amid the Fall, Dreaming of Eden

Amid the Fall, Dreaming of Eden ebook ISBN: 9780809322497
Publisher: SIU Press
Author: Bradford T. Stull
Number of Pages: 144 
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"To articulate this vision, Stull looks to those who compose from an oppressed place, finding in the works of W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X radical theopolitical practices that can serve as a model for emancipatory composition."--BOOK JACKET.

The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent ebook ISBN:
Publisher: e-artnow
Author: Joseph Conrad
Number of Pages: 224 
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The book tells the story of Mr. Adolf Verloc and his work as a spy against Britain. Verloc is a businessman who owns a shop which sells pornographic material, contraceptives and bric-a-brac. His friends are a group of anarchists of which Comrade Ossipon, Michaelis, and "The Professor" are the most prominent. The group produces anarchist literature in the form of pamphlets entitled F.P. – The Future of the Proletariat. Although a member of an anarchist cell, Verloc is also secretly employed by the embassy of a foreign country, but Mr. Vladimir, the new First Secretary in the Embassy is not satisfied with Verloc's contribution. In order to redeem himself, Verloc must carry out an operation – the destruction of Greenwich Observatory by a bomb.

The Phoenix File

The Phoenix File ebook ISBN: 1479748420
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Read I Myers
Number of Pages: 155 
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THE PHOENIX FILE is written as a satire focusing on the destructive results of religious atheism as it is imposed in the form of law. If it goes unchallenged every citizen will be required to live within THE BARN of a culturalized atheism. The future of freedom is in the balance. A choice lies before our nations. If we want continued freedom we must re-examine and reassert our founding Judeo-Christian values. Failing this our children will be subjected to a fully intolerant and militant atheism. Pragmatic atheism can never take credit for generating our historic religious freedoms, or such things as our system of law, property rights and the guaranteed right to life. Once these God-given rights and freedoms are lost they are only recovered at great cost. So either we stand and insist that our historic values be defended or become nations of slaves. Few, it appears, have the heart for such a struggle. Our children will live with the choice made. May I suggest therefore that you read carefully?

Blown Away

Blown Away ebook ISBN: 1416911731
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Number of Pages: 147 
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When a bomb threat is called in during two high-profile events, Frank and Joe Hardy have eight hours to find the bomb and track down the culprits.

Living with Honor

Living with Honor ebook ISBN: 1451691505
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Salvatore Giunta,Joe Layden
Number of Pages: 294 
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A Medal of Honor recipient shares the story of his military career, recounting his deployment to Afghanistan's volatile Korengal Valley and his life-risking efforts to provide medical aid to wounded fellow soldiers during an October 2007 Taliban ambush.