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The Comcast Cable Modem Adventure
Thinking of switching to broadband for home Internet access, but uncertain whether to choose cable modem service, DSL or ISDN? Concerned about technical problems you may encounter in doing so? My research and logic as an information technology professional making this choice under time pressure may help! This account chronicles the frustrations and rewards our family encountered while switching to AT&T Broadband's cable modem service (subsequently superseded by its "attbi" service and now acquir... more info>>
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Consumer's Guide to a Brave New World
Unraveling the mystery of stem cells, Wesley J. Smith illuminates what's on the line in the controversy over using them for research. He describes the emerging science of human cloning-the most radical technology in history-and shows how it moves forward inexorably against the moral consensus of the world. But at the core of this highly readable and carefully researched book is a report on the gargantuan "Big Biotech" industry and its supporters in the universities and the science and bioethics ... more info>>
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Cam Design Handbook
The Definitive Guide to Cam Technology! The transformation of a simple motion, such as rotation, into linear or other motion is accomplished by means of a cam--two moving elements mounted on a fixed frame. Cam devices are versatile--almost any specified motion can be obtained. If you work with industrial applications where precision is essential, the Cam Design Handbook is a key resource you'll need handy at all times. You'll find thorough, detailed coverage of cams in industrial machinery, auto... more info>>
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Electrical Engineer's Portable Handbook
The No. 1 On-The-Job Electrical Engineering Reference. This quick-look-up working tool, packed with tables, charts, and checklists, takes the guesswork out of almost any electrical design task or calculation. Indispensable for electrical engineers, designers, and technicians, the Handbook provides immediate fingertip access to the fundamental information busy professionals need for everyday use in the field. This new Second Edition has been totally revised to reflect the 2002 National Electrical... more info>>
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Statistics for the Utterly Confused
When it comes to understanding statistics, even good students can be confused. Perfect for students in any introductory non-calculus-based statistics course, and equally useful to professionals working in the world, Statistics for the Utterly Confused is your ticket to success. Statistical concepts are explained step-by-step and applied to such diverse fields as business, economics, finance, and more. The message of Statistics for the Utterly Confused is simple: you don't have to be confused any... more info>>
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Masonry Design and Detailing
Rock Solid Advice For Masonry Pros! Covering an unprecedented range of materials, technologies, and regulations, Masonry Design and Detailing is an essential resource for architects and masonry contractors. Completely updated, this hands-on guide features insight on the complete range of masonry topics: wall systems, unit and mortar selection, component detailing, building code compliance, and much, much more. Plus, you get discussions on a host of topical issues, including: * ASTM standards * M... more info>>
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Between the Apes and the Angels
"There is no doubt that we are both ape and angel. The question is, what constitutes the angel? Could it have been extraterrestrial? In these pages you will find proof that you are partially extraterrestrial."--Max H. Flindt. "I go to drink from the Big Dipper. And the stuff I drink is life. Come with me." --Ray Bradbury [Foreword by Ray Bradbury.]
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The Latest Word 2001: A Glossary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms
The Latest Word 2001: A Glossary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms is published by Healthcare Informatics, the leading monthly business magazine covering healthcare IT. Now in its fourth edition, The Latest Word 2001 compiles and describes, in contexts relevant to healthcare, current technology terminology, with emphasis on security, privacy and emerging e-business models. Multiple sources have been used to ensure accuracy. The glossary contains more than 680 terms and their definitions... more info>>
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The Holes in Your Head--and other Humorous Facts about the Human Mind
Love wry, brain-teasing facts? For instance, did you know that... If you received a penny for each thought, you'd earn $40 each day ... Sex may suffer when children come into a marriage--but the house goes first ... Goofing-off and painting a masterpiece take exactly the same amount of effort ... When you say, "I'm of two minds about it," you are literally right--you have two separate brain systems and they are in conflict ... Then you will love Jean Marie Stine's delightful, insightful book.
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Java Jottings: An Annotated Bibliography
As a visit to the computer section of any major bookstore will reveal, a great many books on the Java computer programming language have been published since 1995, when the language was first introduced. There are many introductory books to choose from, all presenting basically the same information: fundamental Java concepts, constructs, and syntax, but varying in their clarity, insightfulness, and approach. For advanced or specialized topics, often only a few choices are available, varying in t... more info>>
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Intranets: The Hidden Face of the Web
Intranets (secure private computer networks based on Internet technology for the internal use of organizations), though arguably significant in terms of the amount of traffic they carry and the communications functions they provide, are accorded relatively little fanfare compared to the high-profile public Internet. The historical reasons for this neglect are briefly discussed, along with ways to learn more about intranets, particularly by subscribing to a low-cost provider such as Intranets.com... more info>>
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Pascal and the Early Success of the Macintosh Microcomputer
This essay was written in 1991, and is now published unchanged as an eBook because of its relevance to the ultimate success of the Java, C++, and C# (C-Sharp) programming languages. In a few cases footnotes have been added to update the material presented.
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Ace the IT Job Interview!
Winning strategies for getting hired as an IT professional Wondering how to stand out in the crowd and land the IT job of your dreams? Now you can go behind the scenes of the IT interview process and get inside the mind of potential employers using this insightful and practical guide. Learn what today’s IT hiring managers are looking for and get expert tips for preparing yourself for the interview process—from start to finish. Including-off-the-record advice from hiring managers i... more info>>
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Adhesion of Polymers
Most methods for creating bonds and seals between different materials underwater,and in the human body, are expensive and time consuming. In Adhesion of Polymers, Vladimir Kestelman, an expert in the mechanics of composite materials, and macromolecular chemistry authority Roman A.Veslovsky, present up-to-the-minute methods for improving bonds and seal strength. The authors discuss many practical applications of polymer adhesion studies; the technology they describe will allow engineers to creat... more info>>
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Carrier Grade Voice Over IP
In the race to put carrier-quality voice over IP (VoIP)?phone service with Ma Bell quality, integrated with the Internet and multimedia applications--those using this book will run faster and falter less. International expert Daniel Collins's Carrier Grade Voice over IP brings you leading-edge signaling schemes, protocol apps, and quality of service (QoS) techniques--and more importantly, the answers to making them work together. Skipping needless history, chitchat, and math, Collins gets right ... more info>>
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Fundamentals of Microsystems Packaging
This is an interdisciplinary tutorial designed for electrical, mechanical, chemical, and materials engineers working in the electronic packaging fields. Each chapter covers a major packaging technology according to a master gird, so all chapters follow an identical format. Each chapter includes schematics and block diagrams, problems and solutions, and details the impact of each technology on electrical, materials, chemical, and mechanical tracks.
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Handbook of Chemical Reactor Design, Optimization, and Scaleup
'In the best professional sourceBook on chemical reactors ever written, world-class expert Bruce Nauman provides toos, information, and hands-on expertise to make important engineering tasks and decisions easier. Clearly and in depth, CHEMICAL REACTOR DESIGN, OPTIMIZATION AND SCALEUP provides-- * Up-to-date information to help chemical and process engineers save time, money, and materials * Decision-aiding coverage of every aspect of selection, design factors and parameters, optimization, a... more info>>
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Handbook of Complex Environmental Remediation Problems
Offering the time-saving guidance of leading specialists in the field, Handbook of Complex Environmental Remediation Problems introduces you to today's best methods of cleaning up hazardous waste. This comprehensive tool from Jay Lehr, Marve Hyman, Tyler Gass and William Seevers gives you a comprehensive review of every current engineering solution, and provides expert help with waste minimization and pollution prevention. Featuring both US and international applications, the Handbook is a vital... more info>>
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Handbook of Machining and Metalworking Calculations
Solve virtually any problem involving metalworking and machining tools and applications — quickly and easily with the help of one convenient hands-on resource ready-made for your benchtop or workstation. It’s Ronald A. Walsh’s Handbook of Machining and Metalworking Calculations, and it puts design, operations, repair, and maintenance answers right where you want them—close at hand.
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How To Do Everything With Macromedia Flash 5
Bring new life to your graphics and easily create and publish movies, sound files, presentations, interactive web content, and much more with help from this step-by-step guide. How to Do Everything with Flash 8 shows you how to get the most from this tremendously powerful multimedia design tool through easy-to-follow and well-organized bits of information. Fully updated to cover all the new and existing Flash features--including advanced interactivity with ActionScript--this valuable resource wi... more info>>
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How to Do Everything with Your Visor
Get the most out of your new Visor? or Visor? Deluxe with this comprehensive, solutions-packed guideBook. Easy to follow and loaded with practical information, this resource will help you master built-in applications and become familiar with third-party tools, enhancing your Visor experience. Learn to use all the new features--including the Springboard? slot, which expands functionality to include wireless communication, MP3 playback, digital photography, and more. Ideal for both beginners and e... more info>>
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Low Voltage Wiring
The A-Z reference on designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting modern security and fire alarm systems is now fully up-to-date in a new edition. Prepared by Terry Kennedy and John E. Traister, authors with over three decades of hands-on experience apiece in the construction industry, Low Voltage Wiring: Security/Fire Alarm Systems, Third Edition provides all the appropriate wiring data you need to work on security and fire alarm systems in residential, commercial, and industrial bui... more info>>
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Master Handbook of Acoustics
No one can touch the Master ...No other book even comes close to legendary acoustical scientist F. Alton Everest's Master Handbook of Acoustics for a friendly, practice-oriented tour of acoustical principles. This readable yet authoritative guide tenderizes a tough subject so that audio buffs can apply leading-edge acoustical thought and design in their own home recording studios and listening rooms.Keeping his target audience of hobbyists, electronics enthusiasts, and audiophiles always in mind... more info>>
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Mastering Technical Mathematics
Boost our applied math skills--and rocket your career. Don't let weal or rusty applied math skills keep you from satisfying your technical career goals. Step by step--and at your own pace--Mastering Technical Mathematics, Second Edition, by Stan Gibilisco and Norman Crowhurst, gives you the essential background you need to sharpen our algebra aptitude...wield quadratics...use mechanical math methods...perform trigonometry and geometry conversions...and harness the power of differentiation. You'l... more info>>
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Microvias: For Low Cost, High Density Interconnects
State-of-the-art introduction to high-density interconnect technology The first-ever book on this hot topic, Microvias: Low Cost, High Density Interconnects gives you a thorough look at the technology that's changing the nature of printed circuit boards--and driving the mobile electronic revolution. A "must" for electronics and mechanical engineers, John Lau and Ricky Lee's intensive introduction to microvia technology expertly covers all major techniques. You get important details on mechanical... more info>>
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