Published on 02/19/2019
Book details: 531 pages.
Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone. In the 1960's, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices. With Defense Department funds, he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide, interlocking network of computers. Taking readers behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture.
Published by Simon and Schuster on 08/19/1999
Book details: 304 pages.
Published by Packt Publishing Ltd on 06/01/2010
Book details: 616 pages.
Resisting Tyranny is a new book about an American Revolutionary patriot, Matthew Lyon, a Congressman from Vermont, who was thrown into jail for criticizing then President John Adams under the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. This is the story of a young Irish immigrant who became a leader in the Republican Party of his time, a crusading newspaper editor, and the founder of a town in Vermont and another in Kentucky. His legacy makes history come alive in our time with warnings for us to treasure and protect our First Amendment rights.
Published by Wipf and Stock Publishers on 02/07/2018
Book details: 68 pages.
Right-wing militias and other antigovernment organizations have received heightened public attention since the Oklahoma City bombing. While such groups are often portrayed as marginal extremists, the values they espouse have influenced mainstream politics and culture far more than most Americans realize. This important volume offers an in-depth look at the historical roots and current landscape of right-wing populism in the United States. Illuminated is the potent combination of anti-elitist rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and ethnic scapegoating that has fueled many political movements from the colonial period to the present day. The book examines the Jacksonians, the Ku Klux Klan, and a host of Cold War nationalist cliques, and relates them to the evolution of contemporary electoral campaigns of Patrick Buchanan, the militancy of the Posse Comitatus and the Christian Identity movement, and an array of millennial sects. Combining vivid description and incisive analysis, Berlet and Lyons show how large numbers of disaffected Americans have embraced right-wing populism in a misguided attempt to challenge power relationships in U.S. society. Highlighted are the dangers these groups pose for the future of our political system and the hope of progressive social change. Winner--Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America
Published by Guilford Publications on 03/08/2018
Book details: 499 pages.
The translator-in-training is guided through various areas of technical translation, from business and finance to law, medicine, and the media. This series offers the next and final step toward becoming a successful professional translator.
Published by Schreiber Publishing on 02/19/2019
Book details: 128 pages.
Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations, and other Violence Enacted on Members of the U.S. Congress analyzes all assassinations, attempted assassinations, and other violent acts carried out on members of Congress. Each chapter focuses on a particular incident, describing the events, the people involved, and the consequences of the violence.
Published by Lexington Books on 07/22/2014
Book details: 306 pages.
This book features six case studies in linguistic pragmatics, ranging from speech acts in Shakespeare to fallacies in debates on the Bill of Rights and to the benefits of computer copora in studying collocations and null objections. All six case studies share an emphasis on the role of context in the interpretation of authentic texts. Case Studies in Linguistic Pragmatics develops new techniques of analysis and opens up a new research field by examining the input of pragmatics to the study of literature, history and language.
Published by University Press of America on 02/19/2019
Book details: 158 pages.
Former Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen was among the earliest to write about the dangers that the Internet poses to our culture and society. His 2007 book The Cult of the Amateur was critical in helping advance the conversation around the Internet, which has now morphed from a tool providing efficiencies and opportunities for consumers and business to an elemental force that is profoundly reshaping our societies and our world. In his new book, How to Fix the Future, Keen focuses on what we can do about this seemingly intractable situation. Looking to the past to learn how we might change our future, he describes how societies tamed the excesses of the Industrial Revolution, which, like its digital counterpart, demolished long-standing models of living, ruined harmonious environments, and altered the business world beyond recognition. Traveling the world to interview experts in a wide variety of fields, from EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, whose recent €2.4 billion fine to Google made headlines around the world, to successful venture capitalists who nonetheless see the tide turning, to CEOs of companies including The New York Times, Keen unearths approaches to tackling our digital future. There are five key tools that Keen identifies: regulation, competitive innovation, social responsibility, worker and consumer choice, and education. His journey to discover how these tools are being put into practice around the globe takes him from digital-oriented Estonia, where Skype was founded and where every citizen can access whatever data the government holds on them by logging in to an online database, and where a “e-residency” program allows the country to expand beyond its narrow borders, to Singapore, where a large part of the higher education sector consists in professional courses in coding and website design, to India, Germany, China, Russia, and, of course, Silicon Valley. Powerful, urgent, and deeply engaging, How to Fix the Future vividly depicts what we must do if we are to try to preserve human values in an increasingly digital world and what steps we might take as societies and individuals to make the future something we can again look forward to.
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press on 02/06/2018
Book details: 288 pages.
Class III. Finance. 5 v. 1st Cong.-20th Cong., 1st sess., Apr. 11, 1789-May 16 1828 -- class IV. Commerce and navigation. 2 v. 1st Cong.-17th Cong., Apr. 13, 1789-Feb. 25, 1823 -- Class V. Military affairs. 7 v. 1st Cong.-25th Cong., 2nd sess., Aug. 10, 1789-Mar. 1,1838 -- class VI. Naval affairs. 4 v. 3rd Cong.-24th Cong., 1st sess., Jan. 20, 1794-June 15, 1836 -- class VII. Post Office Dept. 1 v. 1st Cong., 2nd sess.-22nd Cong., Jan. 22, 1790-Feb. 21, 1833 -- class VIII. Public lands. 8 v. 1st Cong.-24th Cong., July 31, 1789-Feb. 28, 1837 -- class IX. Claims. 1 v. 1st Cong., 2nd sess.-17th Cong., Feb. 5, 1790-Mar. 3, 1823 -- class X. Miscellaneous. 2 v. 1st Cong.-17th Cong., Apr. 17,1789-Mar. 3, 1823.
Published on 02/19/2019
Book details: 288 pages.