THE GREAT BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR'S HANDBOOK 2015 shares the secrets of experienced entrepreneurs on everything from how to tell your business's story compellingly to the secrets of growing a business to the next level.With wit and wisdom, the personalities behind some of the leading firms and bestselling business books of today guide budding entrepreneurs through all the highs and lows of what it takes to be a business success.
Published by: Harriman House | Publication date: 11/04/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
Computer Organization and Design, Fourth Edition, has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book. It covers the revolutionary change from sequential to parallel computing, with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics. It includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of NVIDIA covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing. A companion CD provides a toolkit of simulators and compilers along with tutorials for using them, as well as advanced content for further study and a search utility for finding content on the CD and in the printed text. For the convenience of readers who have purchased an ebook edition or who may have misplaced the CD-ROM, all CD content is available as a download at bit.ly/nFXcLq. This book is recommended for professional digital system designers, programmers, application developers, and system software developers; and undergraduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses in Computer Organization, Computer Design, ranging from Sophomore required courses to Senior Electives.
- This Revised Fourth Edition of Computer Organization and Design has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book
- Covers the revolutionary change from sequential to parallel computing, with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
- Includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of NVIDIA covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 10/13/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 914 pages
'I'm the person that's missing.' 'I love the brilliant opening twist - a missing person with no memory searching for himself. It had me racing to the end' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow ** When a young man wakes up bruised and beaten, with no memory of who he is or where he came from, the press immediately dub him 'The Lost Man'. Naming himself Richard Kite, he spends the next ten months desperately trying to find out who he is. But despite media appeals and the efforts of the police, no one knows him. Richard's last hope may be private investigator David Raker - a seasoned locator of missing people. But Raker has more questions than answers. Who is Richard Kite? Why does no one know him? And what links him to the body of a woman found beside a London railway line two years ago? Could Richard be responsible for her death - or is he next? Praise for I Am Missing: 'So cleverly constructed I never guessed any of the twists' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Local Girl Missing 'Tim Weaver is the rising star of British crime and I Am Missing will haunt your dreams' Tony Parsons, bestselling author of the DC Max Wolfe series 'Tim Weaver writes books so meticulously researched that the reader is educated as well as entertained, enthralled and intrigued. David Raker is a most complex and engaging investigator, each case leaving its mark on his soul, and ours' Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Lying in Wait'A really exciting, interesting and genuinely original read. I had no idea where it was going' Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of Everything but the Truth'Weaver's credentials are sui generis, and they are burnished by this latest novel' Barry Forshaw, Crime Time'A fast-paced story packed with twists and surprises . . . a thrilling and hugely enjoyable novel with a frantic, engrossing finale' Jon Coates, Daily Express
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 07/27/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 519 pages
The purpose of this book is to guide security professionals in implementing physical protection systems (PPSs). It is also intended as study material for the ASIS International Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification examination. This new second edition represents a significant update and reorganization of the content presented in the first edition.Chapter 1 defines PPSs and their three major functions: preventive, corrective, and detective.Chapter 2 discusses the system development life cycle for security systems and explains each phase.Chapter 3 addresses project management, specifically tailored to implementing PPSs. Its goal is to help managers accomplish projects on time and under budget.Chapter 4 provides guidance on planning issues related to implementing PPSs.Chapter 5 outlines the important precepts of designing PPSs and preparing the design specifications that will be sent to potential bidders during the procurement phase. Chapter 5 also provides techniques for estimating PPS costs, including the concept of life-cycle costs.Chapter 6 explains the process of procurement, including the use of requests for proposals, sole source agreements, and invitations for bids.Chapter 7 examines installation issues and the development of operating procedures. The chapter stresses that these procedures should be developed during the system design process just as the hardware and software functions are developed. System tuning and training are also addressed.Chapter 8 emphasizes the proper commissioning of PPSs, defines the different types of testing that should be performed, and examines warranty issues.Chapter 9 discusses the importance of maintaining PPSs, including the use of maintenance contracts. It also examines evaluation and eventual replace of physical protection systems.
Published by: ASIS International | Publication date: 05/21/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 227 pages
The Malabar coast is full of dangers: greedy tradesmen, fearless pirates, and men full of vengeance. But for a Courtney, the greatest danger might just be his own family…Francis Courtney flees the comfort of his Devonshire estate when his stepfather’s gambling debts leave him penniless and at risk. He sails to South Africa with revenge and fortune on his mind: his uncle Tom Courtney killed his father, and Francis intends to avenge his death and make his fortune in the process. However, upon his arrival in Cape Town, he uncovers a truth that leaves him overwhelmed and disoriented.Christopher Courtney sets out to make his own way in the world, giving up his privileged position as the son of the Governor of Bombay. The perils and betrayals (deleted) on his journey carve a fierce warrior out of him, but they also harden his soul and lead him to greater violence and treachery. As the lives of these two Courtney men intertwine, the sins of the fathers will forever alter the lives of a younger generation.The Tiger’s Prey takes readers on an epic journey from the southernmost point of Africa, through the perilous waters of the Arabian Sea, to the lush Indian coastline. It is an incredible and breathless tale of intrigue and family betrayal from one of the world’s greatest storytellers.
Published by: HarperCollins | Publication date: 09/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 432 pages
'READ THIS BOOK. YOU WILL THANK ME LATER'DAVID BALDACCI'A RIVAL TO REACHER' The Independent__________'Do you need my help?' They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. As a boy Evan Smoak was taken from an orphanage.Raised and trained in a top-secret programme, he was sent to terrible places to do things the government denied ever happened. Then he broke with the programme, using what he'd learned to vanish. Now he helps the desperate and deserving. But someone's on his trail. Someone who knows his past and believes that the boy once known as Orphan X must die . . . 'OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY' Lee Child'THE PAGE TURNER OF THE SEASON'THE TIMES __________The nail-biting sequel The Nowhere Man is available now . . .
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 04/21/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 379 pages
A one-semester college course in software engineering focusing on cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS), and Agile development using Extreme Programming (XP). This book is neither a step-by-step tutorial nor a reference book. Instead, our goal is to bring a diverse set of software engineering topics together into a single narrative, help readers understand the most important ideas through concrete examples and a learn-by-doing approach, and teach readers enough about each topic to get them started in the field. Courseware for doing the work in the book is available as a virtual machine image that can be downloaded or deployed in the cloud. A free MOOC (massively open online course) at saas-class.org follows the book's content and adds programming assignments and quizzes. See http://saasbook.info for details.
Published by: Strawberry Canyon LLC | Publication date: 01/03/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 500 pages
Someone knows where the bodies are buried: a gripping serial killer thriller, perfect for readers of Angela Marsons, LJ Ross and Caz Frear's Sweet Little Lies.***As featured in CBS Reality's acclaimed series WRITTEN IN BLOOD***Susan Verity was only ten when she went missing during the heatwave of 1976. The police tried everything in order to find her, with no luck. Until now.Convicted serial killer Adrian Wicklow has always been the prime suspect. At last, terminally ill after decades behind bars, Adrian finally says he'll tell the truth.For Detective Ian Bradshaw, this could be the breakthrough they so desperately need. But Bradshaw is suspicious:Would a murderer on death's door give up his last secret so easily?Dark, gripping and packed with drama, this is the latest novel in Howard Linskey's outstanding series featuring Ian Bradshaw, Tom Carney and Helen Norton.Praise for Howard Linskey'Linskey delivers a flawless feel for time and place, mixed with unrelenting pace' The Times 'Linskey is one of the most commanding crime fiction practitioners at work today' The Financial Times'Linskey has taken a sharp swerve towards the big time ... he has elevated his writing to a level of complexity and humanity seldom approached by British writers previously' Maxim Jakubowski
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 05/04/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 414 pages
‘That time is upon us. I can feel it coming. That evil barbarian will not be satisfied until he has engulfed the whole world in war and death. I fear for us all.’In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney.Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan estate, under the watchful eye of her father, prominent businessman and distinguished war veteran Leon Courtney. Her childhood is idyllic, until a family tragedy forces her to grow up much faster than necessary. As she grows into a spirited teenager, her thirst for knowledge and adventure leads her to England, where she finds herself inevitably drawn into the heart of the gathering storm in the lead up to World War II.Gerhard von Meerbach is the privileged and idealistic younger brother of Konrad von Meerbach, heir to an industrial fortune, and vocal supporter of the Nazi Party. Gerhard struggles to stay true to his principles in an increasingly cruel world. His friendship with a Jewish man places him in danger, and forces him to take a stand against the forces of evil that have overtaken his country and his family. But, unknown to him, he is caught in a trap that could cost him everything he holds dear.As the Second World War looms over them all, Saffron and Gerhard’s worlds will collide – but will there be more to unite them than tear them apart?A love story in the time of heroes, War Cry is the latest breath-taking episode in Wilbur Smith’s epic account of one beloved family.
Published by: HarperCollins | Publication date: 03/23/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 513 pages
Computer Organization and Design MIPS Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
Computer Organization and Design, Fifth Edition, is the latest update to the classic introduction to computer organization. The text now contains new examples and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. It explores this generational change with updated content featuring tablet computers, cloud infrastructure, and the ARM (mobile computing devices) and x86 (cloud computing) architectures. The book uses a MIPS processor core to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O.Because an understanding of modern hardware is essential to achieving good performance and energy efficiency, this edition adds a new concrete example, Going Faster, used throughout the text to demonstrate extremely effective optimization techniques. There is also a new discussion of the Eight Great Ideas of computer architecture. Parallelism is examined in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics. The book features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples, along with a full set of updated and improved exercises. This new edition is an ideal resource for professional digital system designers, programmers, application developers, and system software developers. It will also be of interest to undergraduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses in Computer Organization, Computer Design, ranging from Sophomore required courses to Senior Electives.
- Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association
- Includes new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud
- Covers parallelism in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
- Features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples throughout the book
- Adds a new concrete example, "Going Faster," to demonstrate how understanding hardware can inspire software optimizations that improve performance by 200 times
- Discusses and highlights the "Eight Great Ideas" of computer architecture: Performance via Parallelism; Performance via Pipelining; Performance via Prediction; Design for Moore's Law; Hierarchy of Memories; Abstraction to Simplify Design; Make the Common Case Fast; and Dependability via Redundancy
- Includes a full set of updated and improved exercises
Published by: Morgan Kaufmann | Publication date: 09/30/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 800 pages