What’s inside a computer? Why is the Internet so useful? How do calculators work? What travels down telephone lines?
From communications to computers, cameras to compact-disc players – a wide variety of fascinating technology is explored in the pages of this book. Through detailed cutaway illustrations and clear labelling we discover how modern equipment allows us to manipulate, copy, and store information. Global networks are also explored, and we learn about the complex connections that make up radio, telephone, and computer networks.
Ian Graham is author of over 60 books, many of which are science and technology books for children. He has also contributed to numerous magazines, including Computers Today and Everyday Electronics. Before starting his writing career, Ian gained a BSc in applied physics and a postgraduate diploma in journalism at the City of London University.
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Condition: New 5/5 | Language: English | Publisher: Horus Editions Limited | Published: 1998 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 44 | ISBN: 9781899762347
Suntingan Ahmad Baha’ Bin Mokhtar
Syeikh Abd Rauf al-Fansuri adalah salah seorang ulama Aceh yang terkenal yang hidup dalam kurun ke-17 Masihi. Beliau telah merantau menuntut ilmu di sekitar Timur Tengah selama 19 tahun. Beliau termasuk ulama Nusantara yang proaktif. Terdapat puluhan karya beliau dalam pelbagai bidang ilmu. Buku ini adalah salah satu sumbangan terpenting beliau dalam bidang ilmu hadis. Sumber utama karya ini adalah syarah hadis empat puluh Imam Nawawi oleh Syeikh Sa’d al-Din al-Taftazani.
Condition: New 5/5 | Language: Malay | Publisher: UNISSA Press | Published: 2015 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 204 | ISBN: 9789991765426
This is also the age of the great transfer of wealth! We are seeing in our generation, the largest transfer of money in the history of the world. The trust is expected to feature in much of the wealth transfer. According to the Merrill Lynch Capgemini World Wealth Report of 2007b, The wealth of Asia-Pacific High Net Worth Individuals (“HWNIs”) totalled US$8.4 trillion in 2006 with the overall HWNI population growing by 8.6% in that year. India, China, Indonesia and Singapore were among the top ten countries with the fastest growing HNWI populations.
Trust and Fiduciary services increasingly feature and complement the wealth management services offered in many established jurisdictions. In Singapore, amendments were made to the Trustee Act in December 2004. This was a major step in modernizing the trust law in Singapore and to boost Singapore’s efforts to establish itself as a centre for wealth management and offshore trust.
This book, now in it’s 2nd edition provides a timely and comprehensive coverage of the various aspects concerning trusts and succession in wealth management. It is written for financial services professionals to help them plan in matters such as the structuring of a suitable vehicle for their clients to hold investments and other assets and the distribution of the Client’s wealth.
For decades there have been two iconic Japanese auto companies. One has been endlessly studied and written about. The other has been generally underappreciated and misunderstood. Until now.
Since its birth as a motorcycle company in 1949, Honda has steadily grown into the world’s fifth largest automaker and top engine manufacturer, as well as one of the most beloved, most profitable, and most consistently innovative multinational corporations. What drives the company that keeps creating and improving award-winning and bestselling models like the Civic, Accord, Odyssey, CR-V, and Pilot?
According to Jeffrey Rothfeder, what truly distinguishes Honda from its competitors, especially archrival Toyota, is a deep commitment to a set of unorthodox management tenets. The Honda Way, as insiders call it, is notable for decentralization over corporate control, simplicity over complexity, experimentation over Six Sigma–driven efficiency, and unyielding cynicism toward the status quo and whatever is assumed to be the truth. Honda believes in freely borrowing from the past as a bridge to “innovative discontinuity” in the present. And those are just a few of the ideas that the company’s colorful founder, Soichiro Honda, embedded in the DNA of his start-up sixty-five years ago.
As the first journalist allowed behind Honda’s infamously private doors, Rothfeder interviewed dozens of executives, engineers, and frontline employees about its management practices and global strategy. He shows how the company has developed and maintained its unmatched culture of innovation, resilience, and flexibility—and how it exported that culture to other countries that are strikingly different from Japan, establishing locally controlled operations in each region where it lays down roots.
For instance, Rothfeder reports on life at a Honda factory in the tiny town of Lincoln, Alabama, and what happened when American workers were trained to follow the Honda Way, as a self-sufficient outpost of the global company. Could they master Honda’s three core principles:
Embrace Paradox: Honda encourages respectful disagreement and debate between opposing viewpoints, on matters large and small. New ideas often emerge from conflict.
Real Place, Real Part, Real Knowledge: Honda teaches people to argue using facts, not assumptions. One must go to the factory floor, the showroom, the parking lot, the driver’s seat, or the truck bed—whatever it takes—to get the facts and make a decision that can be supported with data.
Respect Individualism: Honda often hires people with unusual backgrounds and independent streaks. It promotes those who question the status quo and who would probably struggle in organizations that focus on rigid rules and systems.
Rothfeder shows how the Alabama plant became a new model for manufacturing in America. It can turn out several different types of cars on any given day and up to 300,000 vehicles and engines a year. Its flexible model enables unparalleled responsiveness to market changes and recovery from mistakes.
As Soichiro Honda himself liked to say, “Success can be achieved only through repeated failure and introspection. In fact, success represents one percent of your work, which results only from the ninety-nine percent that is called failure.” Driving Honda: Inside the World’s Most Innovative Car Company
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Condition: New 5/5 | Language: English | Publisher: Penguin UK | Published: 24 September 2014 | Format: Hardcover | Pages: 320 | ISBN: 9780670920563
Updated throughout for the latest developments and technologies, Computer Graphics Using OpenGL combines the principles and major techniques in computer graphics with state-of-the-art examples. Updates treatment of graphics hardware and algorithms. Discusses the development of video games through history. Emphasizes interactive graphics more strongly than in previous editions. Relates examples to things readers see everyday on the Internet and in computer-generated movies. Carefully presents each concept, explains the underlying mathematics, shows how to translate the math into program code, and displays the result. A thorough, useful reference for anyone interested in computer graphics. 9780131496705
1. About the Author(s): F.S. Hill Jr. is a Professor Emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received a Ph. D. degree from Yale University in 1968, worked for 3 years in digital data transmission at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and joined the University in 1970. He is the author of numerous articles in the field of signal processing, communications, and computer graphics. He has been editor and associate editor of the IEEE Communications Society magazine. He is also a fellow of the IEEE. He is co-author of the book Introduction To Engineering and has won several awards for outstanding teaching.
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Computer Graphics Using OpenGL
Information is traveling faster and being shared by more individuals than ever before. This title offers the ‘behind-the-scene’ aspect of technology. By weaving together theory and practice, it presents an understandable, integrated view of the many concepts skills, tools, and techniques involved in project management. 9780538480703
1. About the Author(s): Kathy Schwalbe, Ph.D., PMP is a Professor at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, her MBA at Northeastern University, and her B.S. in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame while on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. Kathy’s first job was as a project manager/officer in the U.S. Air Force. She also worked on projects at Boeing, Clark Oil, and several other organizations. Kathy was named Educator of the Year in 2011 by the Association of IT Professionals.
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Introduce your students to the new generation of Microsoft Office with the new generation of Shelly Cashman Series books! For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. With Office 2007, we’re continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today’s students. In Microsoft Office 2007: Advanced Concepts and Techniques you’ll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of the Office 2007 software through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead. Brand new end of chapter exercises prepare students to become more capable software users by requiring them to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create real-life documents. 9781439080139
1. About the Author(s): Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series’ textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years. Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. He established one of the first business data processing programs in the U.S. at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head. In 1969, he began collaborating with now best-selling author, Gary Shelly.
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E-Business, 9e, International Edition continues to have a dramatic impact on virtually every aspect of business. And following the Global Economic Crisis, its role is even more critical. Packed with the most cutting-edge coverage available, “E-Business, 9e, International Edition” equips students with a solid understanding of the dynamics of this fast-paced industry. It delivers comprehensive coverage of emerging online technologies and trends and their influence on the electronic commerce marketplace. By detailing how the landscape of online commerce is evolving, this market-leading text reflects changes in the economy and how business and society are responding to those changes. Balancing technological issues with the strategic business aspects of successful e-commerce, the new edition includes expanded coverage of international issues, social networking, mobile commerce, Web 2.0 technologies, and updates on spam, phishing, and identity theft. 9780538469258
1. About the Author(s): Gary Schneider is a Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at the University of San Diego. The author or co-author of 31 books on accounting, electronic commerce, and information topics. Gary has PhD in accounting systems from the University of Tennessee, and MBA in accounting from Xavier University.
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With a clear emphasis on the business and management elements of information technology, Management Information Systems, Sixth Edition continues to be the ideal resource for upper-level business students and MBA students. Updated to include the latest information technologies, practices, and trends, this book uses more real-world examples and case studies than ever before, providing skills and knowledge that are easily transferable to the business world. From overviews of the information age to online business and business intelligence, readers will gain a sound balance of the technical and business elements of information technology. Suitable for all students on IS courses, this new edition also features a supporting website with With Access Code. 9781423901785
1. About the Author(s): Effy Oz is a Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at the Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley. He received his MBA from the Hebrew University and his DBA from Boston University. Professor Oz has published and presented numerous academic and professional articles and authored best-selling textbooks in the areas of management information systems, e-commerce, and IT ethics. He serves on the editorial boards of Encyclopedia of Information Systems as well as several academic journals. His writing draws on his research and industry experience as an executive as well as a business consultant.
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Management Information Systems
Information Technology Law is the ideal companion for a course of study on IT law and the ways in which it is evolving in response to rapid technological and social change. This ground-breaking new work is the first textbook to systematically examine how the law and legal process of the UK interacts with the modern ‘information society’ and the fast-moving process of digitisation. It examines the challenges that this fast pace of change brings to the established legal order, which was developed to meet the needs of a traditional physical society. To address these issues, this book begins by defining the information society and discussing how it may be regulated. From there it moves to questions of internet governance and rights and responsibilities in the digital environment. Particular attention is paid to key regulatory ‘pressure points’, including: · copyright for digital products · identity fraud · electronic commerce · privacy and surveillance Possible future challenges and opportunities are outlined and discussed, including e-government, virtual environments and property, and the development of web 3.0. Information Technology Law: The law and society covers all aspects of a course of study on IT law, and is therefore an ideal text for students.
1. About the Author(s): Andrew Murray, Reader in Law, LSE. Author of The Regulation of Cyberspace (Routledge, 2007) and Co-Editor of Human Rights in the Digital Age (Glasshouse, 2005). Shortlisted for the 2007 Peter Birks Prize and the 2008 Inner Temple Book Prize for The Regulation of Cyberspace. Legal Project Lead for Creative Commons England & Wales. Fellow of Gray’s Inn.
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The author’s highly original and thought-provoking approach to the subject also makes it essential reading for researchers, IT professionals and policymakers. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre containing the following resources for students: · Regular podcast updates from the author · A selection of useful web links · A glossary of key terms · A link to the author’s IT law blog