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December
Management of Information Security - Michael Whitman, Herbert MattordManagement of Information Security primarily focuses on the managerial aspects of information security, such as access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts. The third edition includes up-to-date information on changes in the field such as revised sections on national and international laws and international standards like the ISO 27000 series. With these updates, Management of Information Security continues to offer
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December
Sources: Notable Selections in American Government - Mitchel GerberFeatures 41 selections - classic articles, book excerpts, and US Supreme Court decisions - that have shaped the study of American government. This work includes selections from the works of some of the most distinguished observers of American government.
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December
Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism - Paul Cook, W.W. ClelandEnzyme Kinetics and Mechanism is a comprehensive textbook on steady-state enzyme kinetics. Organized according to the experimental process, the text covers kinetic mechanism, relative rates of steps along the reaction pathway, and chemical mechanism-including acid-base chemistry and transition state structure. Practical examples taken from the literature demonstrate theory throughout. The book also features numerous general experimental protocols and how-to explanations for interpreting kinetic data. Written in clear, accessible language, graduate students well-versed in biochemistry will be able
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December
Geometric Methods and Applications - Jean GallierAn introduction to fundamental geometric concepts and the tools needed for solving problems of a geometric nature using a computer. This book explores the practical approach to geometry from a theoretical perspective using computer graphics, computer vision and robotics examples. Gallier offers an introduction to affine, projective, computational and Euclidian geometry, basics of differential geometry and lie groups, and explores many of the practical applications of geometry. Some of these include computer vision, efficient communication, error correcting codes, cryptography, motion
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December
Juvenile Delinquency - Clemens Bartollas, Frank SchmallegerStreamlined in this edition, this book examines the causes and consequences of delinquent behavior using a strong sociological focus. Relevant chapters discuss the environmental influences on delinquency-such as gangs, the family, school, and drugs. Each chapter ends with a discussion of delinquency across the life course and a section on social policy. Prevention and treatment is emphasized throughout, as the book moves beyond simply analyzing the problems of delinquency to exploring what can be done about delinquent behavior. Features include: More on Positive Youth Development-Chapter 1 A new
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December
Software for Data Analysis: Programming with R - John M. ChambersAlthough statistical design is one of the oldest branches of statistics, its importance is ever increasing, especially in the face of the data flood that often faces statisticians. It is important to recognize the appropriate design, and to understand how to effectively implement it, being aware that the default settings from a computer package can easily provide an incorrect analysis. The goal of this book is to describe the principles that drive good design, paying attention to both the theoretical background and the problems arising from real experimental situations. Designs are motivated
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December
The New Trading Systems and Methods, 4th Edition (Wiley Trading) - Perry J. KaufmanGet the bestselling guide to trading systems, now updated for the 21st century.For more than two decades, futures traders have turned to the classic Trading Systems and Methods for complete information about the latest, most successful indicators, programs, algorithms, and systems. Perry Kaufman, a leading futures expert highly respected for his years of experience in research and trading, has thoroughly updated this bestselling guide, adding more systems, more methods, and extensive risk analysis to keep this the most comprehensive and instructional book on trading systems today. His detailed,
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December
Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies - Charles PerrowThis text analyzes the social side of technological risk. It argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety, building more warnings and safeguards, fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitable. The author asserts that typical precautions, by adding to complexity, may help create new categories of accidents. By recognizing two dimensions of risk, complex versus linear interactions and tight versus loose coupling, the book provides a framework for analyzing risks and the organizations that insist on they are run.
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December
World Civilizations - Edward McNall Burns, Robert E. Lerner, Standish MeachamThe new Ninth Edition maintains the qualities that have made it a success, while incorporating new material that enriches the text's global coverage and comparative approach. The text also boasts an elegant new design that features full-color illustrations and maps throughout. World Civilizations offers one of the premier learning resources with its new Homepage. Students and faculty can access a vast array of electronic sources on the World Wide Web. Thomas Pearcy offers students a media-laden review pedagogy, integrated with an investigative method that opens the textbook onto the Web. A good
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Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues [With Infotrac] - Barbara MacKinnonMacKinnon (U. of San Francisco) offers this text as a balanced introduction to both ethical theory and contemporary issues. In discussions on utilitarianism, Kant, natural law, rights, virtue ethics, and feminism, she provides enough detail to then discuss the applications of these theories. Likewis