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Virtual War

By Gloria Skurzynski
  • ISBN Code: : 9781439116081
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Imagine a life of virtual reality -- a childhood contained in a controlled environment, with no human contact or experiences outside of the world of computer-generated images. Corgan has been genetically engineered by the Federation for quick reflexes, high intelligence, and physical superiority. Everything Corgan is, everything he has ever seen or done, was to prepare him for one moment: a bloodless, computer-controlled virtual war. When Corgan meets his two fellow warriors, he begins to question the Federation. Now Corgan must decide where his loyalties lie, what he's willing to fight for, and exactly what he wants in return. His decisions will affect not only these three virtual warriors, but all the people left on earth.

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  • Total of Pages : 115
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 852
  • Pdf File: rapid-needs-analysis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Avoid a time-consuming needs analysis process and learn how to quickly analyze a performance problem. You can use the dozens of tools, worksheets, and job aids included in this book to rapidly analyze a request for a performance solution and recommend the best method to meet your business needs. Case studies, which illustrate how companies have succeeded using the process described in the book, are included in every chapter.

On Posthuman War

By Mike Hill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Book Code : 145296744X
  • Total of Pages : 307
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: on-posthuman-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tracing war’s expansion beyond the battlefield to the concept of the human being itself As military and other forms of political violence become the planetary norm, On Posthuman War traces the expansion of war beyond traditional theaters of battle. Drawing on counterinsurgency field manuals, tactical manifestos, data-driven military theory, and asymmetrical-war archives, Mike Hill delineates new “Areas of Operation” within a concept of the human being as not only a social and biological entity but also a technical one. Delving into three human-focused disciplines newly turned against humanity, OnPosthuman War reveals how demography, anthropology, and neuroscience have intertwined since 9/11 amid the “Revolution in Military Affairs.” Beginning with the author’s personal experience training with U.S. Marine recruits at Parris Island, Hill gleans insights from realist philosophy, the new materialism, and computational theory to show how the human being, per se, has been reconstituted from neutral citizen to unwitting combatant. As evident in the call for “bullets, beans, and data,” whatever can be parted out, counted, and reassembled can become war materiel. Hill shows how visible and invisible wars within identity, community, and cognition shift public-sphere activities, like racial identification, group organization, and even thought itself, in the direction of war. This shift has weaponized social activities against the very notion of society. On Posthuman War delivers insights on the latest war technologies, strategies, and tactics while engaging in questions poised to overturn the foundations of modern political thought.

Learning ServiceNow

By Tim Woodruff
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 178588753X
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: learning-servicenow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

IT Service management at your fingertips About This Book Leverage ServiceNow's capabilities to achieve improved service management and excellent results in your IT operations by following step-by-step, practical instructions Build core administration, management, and maintenance skills with IT service management and IT operations management Improve your workflow efficiency by designing and creating responsive and automated workflows Who This Book Is For This book is for IT professionals and administrators who are planning to or are already trying to implement ServiceNow in their organization for Enterprise IT service management tasks. Some familiarity with web technologies (JavaScript) would be helpful. System administration experience is necessary. What You Will Learn Acquire and configure your own free personal developer instance of ServiceNow Read (and write!) clear, effective requirements for ServiceNow development Avoid common pitfalls and missteps that could seriously impact future progress and upgradeability Know how to troubleshoot when things go wrong using debugging tools Discover developer “tips and tricks” Pick up great tips from top ServiceNow development and administration professionals, and find out what they wish they knew when they were starting out In Detail This book shows you how to put important ServiceNow features to work in the real world. We will introduce key concepts and examples on managing and automating IT services, and help you build a solid foundation towards this new approach. We'll demonstrate how to effectively implement various system configurations within ServiceNow. We'll show you how to configure and administer your instance, and then move on to building strong user interfaces and creating powerful workflows. We also cover other key elements of ServiceNow, such as alerts and notifications, security, reporting, and custom development. You will learn how to improve your business' workflow, processes, and operational efficiency. By the end of this book, you will be able to successfully configure and manage ServiceNow within your organization. Style and approach This book is a step-by-step practical tutorial to help you quickly deploy and configure ServiceNow in your organization.

ServiceNow: Building Powerful Workflows

By Tim Woodruff,Ashish Rudra Srivastava,Martin Wood
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : 1788626907
  • Total of Pages : 1330
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 980
  • Pdf File: servicenow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Master the management of IT Service using full potential of ServiceNow. About This Book Leverage ServiceNow's capabilities to achieve improved service management and excellent results in your IT operations by following step-by-step, practical instructions Build core administration, management, and maintenance skills with IT service management and IT operations management Improve your workflow efficiency by designing and creating responsive and automated workflows Who This Book Is For This course is for IT professionals, ServiceNow administrators, and developers who would like to gain greater control of ServiceNow and its architecture to design and create automated workflows. You should be familiar with JavaScript and basic computing technologies, but you can be new to ServiceNow. What You Will Learn Acquire and configure your own free personal developer instance of ServiceNow Read (and write!) clear, effective requirements for ServiceNow development Avoid common pitfalls and missteps that could seriously impact future progress and upgradeability Use the ServiceNow plugins to manage development Build and publish custom applications for service management Write efficient and effective client-side JavaScript Find out how to authenticate and secure Web Services Integrate and exchange data with people and systems Create and secure your systems with proper access control In Detail ServiceNow is a SaaS application that provides workflow form-based applications. It is an ideal platform for creating enterprise-level applications, giving requesters and fulfillers improved visibility and access to a process. ServiceNow-based applications often replace email by providing a better way to get work done. This course will show you how to put important ServiceNow features to work in the real world. We will introduce key concepts and examples on managing and automating IT services, and help you build a solid foundation towards this new approach. You will then learn more about the power of tasks, events, and notifications. We'll then focus on using web services and other mechanisms to integrate ServiceNow with other systems. Further on, you'll learn how to secure applications and data, and understand how ServiceNow performs logging and error reporting. At the end of this course, you will acquire immediately applicable skills to rectify everyday problems encountered on the ServiceNow platform. The course provides you with highly practical content explaining ServiceNow from the following Packt books: Learning ServiceNow ServiceNow Cookbook Mastering ServiceNow, Second Edition Style and approach This pragmatic guide follows problem-solution based approach to help you configure the ServiceNow and eliminate the challenges faced when implementing and using ServiceNow. It enables you to configure and manage ServiceNow, and learn the fundamentals of the ServiceNow platform.

Jackson's Wars

By Douglas Hunter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0228012937
  • Total of Pages : 545
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 471
  • Pdf File: jackson-s-wars.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A captivating account of the formative years of one of Canada’s best-known artists, Jackson’s Wars follows A.Y. Jackson’s education and progress as a painter before he was a well-known artist and his time on the battlefield in Europe, before he cast his lot in with a group of like-minded Toronto artists. Jackson fought many battles: he was a feisty and opinionated combatant when he crossed swords with critics, collectors, museums, galleries, and fellow painters as an emerging artist. Moving from Montreal to Toronto in 1913, he became a key figure in a landscape movement that was determined to depict Canada in a bold new way, only to have a war dash the group's collective ambitions. Alone among his close associates, Jackson enlisted to fight with the 60th Infantry Battalion. Wounded at Sanctuary Wood in 1916, he returned to the field of combat as an official war artist – the first Canadian artist appointed, the only infantryman in the program – and militated for other Canadian appointments to what is now a storied moment of creation for such artists as F.H. Varley and Arthur Lismer. Jackson produced some of Canada’s most memorable depictions of the world’s first industrial-scale conflict, even as he reckoned with the anguish caused by the mysterious death of his close friend Tom Thomson. A life-changing event for soldiers, families, and nations alike, the First World War has been understood as a moment of stasis in the visual arts in Canada – the dead ground from which the Group of Seven emerged in the early 1920s. Douglas Hunter shows how Jackson’s war was a moment of intense transformation and artistic development on the canvas as well as an experience that tempered a young man into a constructive elder statesman for Canadian art. On his return home he was not only instrumental in the formation of the Group of Seven in Toronto, but a key figure for the Beaver Hall Group in Montreal. Jackson’s Wars is a story of brotherhoods of painters and soldiers, shot through with inspiration, ambition, trauma, and loss, on the home front as well as on the battlefield. Hunter widens and deepens A.Y. Jackson’s world of friends, family, and colleagues to capture the life of a complex man and the crucial events and relationships behind the creation of Canada’s best-known art collective.

War and Film

By James Chapman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Book Code : 1861895852
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: war-and-film.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the onset of the film medium, directors have found war an endlessly compelling and fruitful subject for their art. In War and Film, Chapman explores their fascination as well as audiences’ enduring need to examine and experience the vicissitudes of war. Chapman examines the issues of truthfulness and realism that arise in depictions of war, whether in the supposed truth telling of war documentaries or Hollywood battle scenes that are “more realistic than the real thing.” The book considers films from the U. S., Britain, and Europe, and the national responses to cinematic depictions of particular conflicts. In case studies of such legendary works as Das Boot, Apocalypse Now, and All Quiet on the Western Front, the book parses their dominant narrative themes, ranging from war as a pointless tragedy to combat as an exciting and heroic adventure. But few films, Chapman contends, probe into the deeper ramifications of war—the psychological scars left on the soldier and civilians. A study of remarkable breadth and scope, War and Film exposes the power of cinema in shaping our perceptions of violent conflict.

The Russia Trap

By George S. Beebe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Book Code : 1250316634
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 712
  • Pdf File: the-russia-trap.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A must read for anyone who cares about our nation's security in these cyber-serious, hair-trigger times.” – Susan Eisenhower Every American president since the end of the Cold War has called for better relations with Russia. But each has seen relations get worse by the time he left office. Now the two countries are facing off in a virtual war being fought without clear goals or boundaries. Why? Many say it is because Washington has been slow to wake up to Russian efforts to destroy democracy in America and the world. But a former head of Russia analysis at the CIA says that this misunderstands the problem. George Beebe argues that new game-changing technologies, disappearing rules of the game, and distorted perceptions on both sides are combining to lock Washington and Moscow into an escalatory spiral that they do not recognize. All the pieces are in place for a World War I-type tragedy that could be triggered by a small, unpredictable event. The Russia Trap shows that anticipating this danger is the most important step in preventing it.

Cyberwar, Netwar and the Revolution in Military Affairs

By E. Halpin,P. Trevorrow,D. Webb,S. Wright
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230625835
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 832
  • Pdf File: cyberwar-netwar-and-the-revolution-in-military-affairs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The end of the Cold War, the Revolution in Military Affairs, 9/11 and the War on Terror have radically altered the nature of conflict and security in the Twenty-first Century. This book considers how developments in technology effect the prosecution of war and what the changing nature of warfare means for human rights and civil society.