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            Traveling Through Text: Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts
              

            Traveling Through Text: Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weber, Elka

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

            ISBN 9780367864163
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Financial Crimes: A Threat to Global Security
              

            Financial Crimes: A Threat to Global Security (Paperback)

            Edited by Edelbacher, Maximilian; Kratcoski, Peter; Theil, Michael

            • RRP: $88.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Financial market reform has focused chiefly on the threats to stability arising from the risky, uncontrolled activity of the leaders of financial institutions. Nevertheless, organized crime, white-collar crime, and corruption have a huge impact on financial systems worldwide and ...must also be confronted if true reform is to be achieved. A collection of articles written by experts in their fields of study, Financial Crimes: A Threat to Global Security spotlights the importance of addressing the problem of illegal financial activity as part of a greater comprehensive plan for reforming the financial sector. Drawn from the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) held in Vienna, the book explores the major themes discussed at this elite symposium. In the first section, the contributors examine changing concepts in security over the course of history and across nations. They discuss how an event in Austria led to the implementation of a new security philosophy that is now followed by the majority of the European Union. The book examines the diverse models of preventing security threats that have grown from that idea as well as the gradual expansion of the role of the security council of the United Nations. The next section analyzes the present state of security worldwide and examines the wide array of criminal activity that plagues the financial sector. Expert contributors reveal methods to identify certain types of behavior and criminals as well as efforts to combat illegal activity-including the role of the media. The final section investigates alternative approaches to preventing another worldwide financial disaster through investigative reporting, human factors analysis, legislative initiatives, and other methods. Filled with insight from international experts, the book highlights both the warning signs to illegal activity as well as the mos
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            ISBN 9780367866525
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Advances in Police Theory and Practice
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            Chinese Social Media: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications
              

            Chinese Social Media: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Kent, Mike; Ellis, Katie; Xu, Jian

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            This book brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address critical perspectives on Chinese language social media, internationalizing the state of social media studies beyond the Anglophone paradigm. The collection focuses on the intersections between Chinese lan...guage social media and disability, celebrity, sexuality, interpersonal communication, charity, diaspora, public health, political activism and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The book is not only rich in its theoretical perspectives but also in its methodologies. Contributors use both qualitative and quantitative methods to study Chinese social media and its social-cultural-political implications, such as case studies, in-depth interviews, participatory observations, discourse analysis, content analysis and data mining.
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            ISBN 9780367889418
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
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            Friendship, Robots, and Social Media: False Friends and Second Selves
             

            Friendship, Robots, and Social Media: False Friends and Second Selves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Elder, Alexis M.

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Various emerging technologies, from social robotics to social media, appeal to our desire for social interactions, while avoiding some of the risks and costs of face-to-face human interaction. But can they offer us real friendship? In this book, Alexis Elder outlines a theory of ...friendship drawing on Aristotle and contemporary work on social ontology, and then uses it to evaluate the real value of social robotics and emerging social technologies. In the first part of the book Elder develops a robust and rigorous ontology of friendship: what it is, how it functions, what harms it, and how it relates to familiar ethical and philosophical questions about character, value, and well-being. In Part II she applies this ontology to emerging trends in social robotics and human-robot interaction, including robotic companions for lonely seniors, therapeutic robots used to teach social skills to children on the autism spectrum, and companionate robots currently being developed for consumer markets. Elder articulates the moral hazards presented by these robots, while at the same time acknowledging their real and measurable benefits. In the final section she shifts her focus to connections between real people, especially those enabled by social media. Arguing against critics who have charged that these new communication technologies are weakening our social connections, Elder explores ways in which text messaging, video chats, Facebook, and Snapchat are enabling us to develop, sustain, and enrich our friendship in new and meaningful ways.
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            ISBN 9780367889432
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
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            Virtual Reality Headsets - A Theoretical and Pragmatic Approach

            Virtual Reality Headsets - A Theoretical and Pragmatic Approach (Paperback)

            By Fuchs, Philippe

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            The purpose of virtual reality is to make possible a sensorimotor and cognitive activity for a user in a digitally created artificial world. Recent advances in computer technology have led to a new generation of VR devices such as VR headsets. Accordingly, virtual reality poses m...any new scientific challenges for researchers and professionals. The aim of this book, a manual meant for both designers and users of virtual reality, is to present the current state of knowledge on the use of VR headsets in the most complete way possible. The book is divided into 13 chapters. The objective of the first chapter is to give an introduction to VR and clarify its scope. The next chapter presents a theoretical approach to virtual reality through our Immersion and Interaction methodology also known as 3I(2) model''. Then, a chapter about human senses is necessary to understand the sensorimotor immersion, especially vision. These chapters are followed by several chapters which present the different visual interfaces and the VR headsets currently available on the market. These devices can impart comfort and health problems due to sensorimotor discrepancies. A chapter is devoted to these problems, followed by a chapter that gives a detailed discussion of methods and 32 solutions to dispel, or at least to decrease, VR sickness. The following three chapters present different VR applications that use VR headsets (behavioural sciences, industrial uses and Digital Art) and the final chapter provides conclusions and discusses future VR challenges.
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            ISBN 9780367888350
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
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            Reliable Computer Systems: Design and Evaluation, Third Edition

            Reliable Computer Systems: Design and Evaluation, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd New edition)

            By Siewiorek, Daniel P.; Swarz, Robert S.

            • RRP: $116.00
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            This classic reference work is a comprehensive guide to the design, evaluation, and use of reliable computer systems. It includes case studies of reliable systems from manufacturers, such as Tandem, Stratus, IBM, and Digital. It covers special systems such as the Galileo Orbiter ...fault protection system and AT&T telephone switching system processors.
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            ISBN 9780367447649
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
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            Frequency-Domain Receiver Design for Doubly Selective Channels
              

            Frequency-Domain Receiver Design for Doubly Selective Channels (Paperback)

            By Montezuma, Paulo; Silva, Fabio; Dinis, Rui

            • RRP: $101.00
            • $101.00
            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Frequency-Domain Receiver Design for Doubly-Selective Channels discusses broadband wireless transmission techniques, which are serious candidates to be implemented in future broadband wireless and cellular systems, aiming at providing high and reliable data transmission and conco...mitantly high mobility. This book provides an overview of the channel impairments that may affect performance of single carrier and multi-carrier block transmission techniques in mobile environments. Moreover, it also provides a new insight into the new receiver designs able to cope with double selectivity that affects present and future broadband high speed mobile communication systems.
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            ISBN 9780367888411
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
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            Learn R
             

            Learn R (Hardback)

            By Aphalo, Pedro J.

            • RRP: $263.00
            • $263.00
            • Pub Date
              17 Apr 20

            Learning a computer language like R can be either frustrating, fun or boring. Having fun requires challenges that wake up the learner's curiosity but also provide an emotional reward on overcoming them. The book is designed so that it includes smaller and bigger challenges, in wh...at I call playgrounds, in the hope that all readers will enjoy their path to R fluency. Fluency in the use of a language is a skill that is acquired through practice and exploration. Although rarely mentioned separately, fluency in a computer programming language involves both writing and reading. The parallels between natural and computer languages are many but differences are also important. For students and professionals in the biological sciences, humanities and many applied fields, recognizing the parallels between R and natural languages should help them feel at home with R. The approach I use is similar to that of a travel guide, encouraging exploration and describing the available alternatives and how to reach them. The intention is to guide the reader through the R landscape of 2020 and beyond. What will you find in this book? R as it is currently used. Few prescriptive rules, mostly the author's preferences together with alternatives. Explanation of the R grammar emphasizing the R way of doing things . Tutoring for programming in the small using scripts. The grammar of graphics and the grammar of data described as grammars. Examples of data exchange between R and the foreign world using common file formats. Coaching for becoming an independent R user, capable writing original code and of solving future challenges. What makes this book different to others? Tries to break the ice and help readers from all disciplines feel at home with R. It does not make assumptions about what the reader will use R for. It attempts to do only one thing well: guide readers into becoming fluent in the R language.
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            ISBN 9780367182557
            Released AU 17 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Chapman & Hall/CRC: The R Series
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            Big Data Analytics and Computing for Digital Forensic Investigations
             

            Big Data Analytics and Computing for Digital Forensic Investigations (Hardback)

            Edited by Satpathy, Suneeta; Mohanty, Sachi Nandan

            • RRP: $194.00
            • $194.00
            • Pub Date
              28 Apr 20

            Digital Forensics has recently gained a notable development and become the most demanding area in today's information security requirement. The book investigates the areas of digital forensics, digital investigation, and data analysis procedures as they apply to computer fraud an...d cybercrime, with the main objective of describing a variety of digital crimes and retrieving potential digital evidence. Big Data Analytics and Computing for Digital Forensic Investigations gives a contemporary view on the problems of information security. It presents the idea that protective mechanisms and software must be integrated along with forensic capabilities into existing forensic software using big data computing tools and techniques. Features: Describes trends of digital forensics served for Big Data and the challenges of evidence acquisition Enables digital forensic investigators and law enforcement agencies to enhance their digital investigation capabilities with the application of data science analytics, algorithms, and fusion technique The book is more premeditated to make professionals as well as researchers get ready with the next generation security systems to mount the raising challenges of computer frauds and cybercrimes as well as the digital forensic investigations. Dr Suneeta Satpathy has more than ten years of teaching experiences in different subject in Computer Science & Engineering Discipline. She is currently working as an Associate Professor in the department of Computer Sc & Engineering, College of Bhuabneswar, affiliated to Biju Pattanik University and Technology, Odisha. Her research interests include Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Data Fusion, Data Mining, Big Data Analysis, and Decision Mining. Dr Sachi Nandan Mohanty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at ICFAI Tech, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, India. His research interests include Data mining, Big Data Analysis, Cognitive Science, Fuzzy
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            ISBN 9780367456788
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
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            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Wavelet Subdivision Methods: GEMS for Rendering Curves and Surfaces

            Wavelet Subdivision Methods: GEMS for Rendering Curves and Surfaces (Paperback)

            By Chui, Charles; De Villiers, Johan

            • RRP: $116.00
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            Prevalent in animation movies and interactive games, subdivision methods allow users to design and implement simple but efficient schemes for rendering curves and surfaces. Adding to the current subdivision toolbox, Wavelet Subdivision Methods: GEMS for Rendering Curves and Surfa...ces introduces geometry editing and manipulation schemes (GEMS) and covers both subdivision and wavelet analysis for generating and editing parametric curves and surfaces of desirable geometric shapes. The authors develop a complete constructive theory and effective algorithms to derive synthesis wavelets with minimum support and any desirable order of vanishing moments, along with decomposition filters. Through numerous examples, the book shows how to represent curves and construct convergent subdivision schemes. It comprehensively details subdivision schemes for parametric curve rendering, offering complete algorithms for implementation and theoretical development as well as detailed examples of the most commonly used schemes for rendering both open and closed curves. It also develops an existence and regularity theory for the interpolatory scaling function and extends cardinal B-splines to box splines for surface subdivision. Keeping mathematical derivations at an elementary level without sacrificing mathematical rigor, this book shows how to apply bottom-up wavelet algorithms to curve and surface editing. It offers an accessible approach to subdivision methods that integrates the techniques and algorithms of bottom-up wavelets.
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            ISBN 9780367452315
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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