Critical Political Ecology: The Politics of Environmental Science

Critical Political Ecology brings political debate to the technological know-how of ecology. As political controversies multiply over the technology underlying environmental debates, there's an expanding have to comprehend the connection among environmental technology and politics. during this well timed and wide-ranging quantity, Tim Forsyth makes use of an leading edge method of practice political research to ecology, and demonstrates how extra politicised ways to technology can be utilized in environmental decision-making.

Critical Political Ecology examines:
*how social and political components body environmental technological know-how, and the way technology in flip shapes politics
*how new considering in philosophy and sociology of technological know-how delivers clean insights into the biophysical factors and affects of environmental problems
*how coverage and decision-makers can recognize the political impacts on technology and accomplish better public participation and governance.

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Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection

By Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

A wheel turns due to its come upon with the skin of the line; spinning within the air it is going nowhere. Rubbing sticks jointly produces warmth and light; one stick on my own is simply a stick. In either instances, it truly is friction that produces circulation, motion, impact. difficult the common view that globalization continually indicates a "clash" of cultures, anthropologist Anna Tsing right here develops friction as a substitute as a metaphor for the various and conflicting social interactions that make up our modern global.

She makes a speciality of one specific "zone of awkward engagement"--the rainforests of Indonesia--where within the Nineteen Eighties and the Nineties capitalist pursuits more and more reshaped the panorama now not rather a lot via company layout as via awkward chains of criminal and unlawful marketers that wrested the land from past claimants, developing assets for far away markets. In reaction, environmental events arose to shield the rainforests and the groups of people that dwell in them. now not restrained to a village, a province, or a kingdom, the social drama of the Indonesian rainforest comprises neighborhood and nationwide environmentalists, overseas technological know-how, North American traders, advocates for Brazilian rubber tappers, UN investment organizations, mountaineers, village elders, and concrete scholars, between others--all combining in unpredictable, messy misunderstandings, yet misunderstandings that usually paintings out.

Providing a portfolio of tips on how to examine international interconnections, Tsing indicates how curious and artistic cultural ameliorations are within the grip of worldly come across, and what sort of is ignored in modern theories of the global.

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Professional Node.js: Building Javascript Based Scalable Software

Learn to construct quick and scalable software program in JavaScript with Node.js

Node.js is a strong and renowned new framework for writing scalable community courses utilizing JavaScript. This no nonsense e-book starts off with an outline of Node.js after which quick dives into the code, middle innovations, and APIs. In-depth insurance pares down the necessities to hide debugging, unit trying out, and move keep watch over for you to begin construction and checking out your individual modules correct away.

  • Covers node and asynchronous programming major concepts
  • Addresses the fundamentals: modules, buffers, occasions, and timers
  • Explores streams, dossier structures, networking, and automatic unit testing
  • Goes past the fundamentals, and stocks options and instruments for debugging, unit checking out, and circulate control

If you understand JavaScript and are all for the ability of Node.js, then this can be the precise ebook for you.

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Beginning Google Glass Development

Beginning Google Glass Development is your number 1 source for studying how one can advance for Google Glass--the paradigm-shifting cellular computing platform taking the area through typhoon now and for future years. cellular builders have constantly needed to imagine for the long run, and straight away that suggests getting began with Google Glass.

This e-book is amazingly hands-on with many intriguing tasks. you are going to research the fundamentals of Glass and the way to establish your improvement atmosphere, via to each Glass improvement subject utilizing Glass improvement package (GDK):

• Glass person Interface

• digicam and photograph Processing

• Video: fundamentals and Applications

• Voice and Audio

• community, Bluetooth, and Social

• destinations, Map, and Sensors

• snap shots, Animation, and Games

You also will the way to improve firm and web-based Glass apps utilizing the replicate API. each one subject is filled with examples that illustrate what Glass can really do and assist you quick begin constructing your individual apps.

Jeff Tang has effectively built cellular, internet, and company apps on many systems, and cares immensely approximately consumer adventure. He brings his tremendous wisdom to this booklet via cool and sensible examples, so as to excite and tantalize your creativity.

This booklet is for any developer who's prepared to begin constructing for Glass with GDK or the replicate API. no matter if you're an Android, iOS, internet, or company developer, you don't want to overlook the opportunity that tumbler turns into the subsequent titanic factor. start with Beginning Google Glass Development and be encouraged this present day.

What you’ll learn

• Glass consumer Interface

• digital camera and photo Processing

• Video: fundamentals and Applications

• Voice and Audio

• community, Bluetooth, and Social

• destinations, Map, and Sensors

• portraits, Animation, and Games

Who this e-book is for

This booklet is for any developer who's prepared to begin constructing for Glass. you have labored with iOS apps, Android apps, or either – yet you can begin constructing with Glass at the present time utilizing this ebook.

Table of Contents

01 - Getting Started

02 - hi Glass! Your First GDK Glassware

03 - Glass person Interface

04 - digicam and photograph Processing

05 - Video: fundamentals and Applications

06 - Voice and Audio

07 - Networking, Bluetooth, and Social

08 - destinations, Maps, and Sensors

09 - pics, Animations, and Games

10 - The replicate API (The reflect API and firm Apps)

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Java Coding Guidelines: 75 Recommendations for Reliable and Secure Programs (SEI Series in Software Engineering)

By Fred Long, Dhruv Mohindra, Robert C. Seacord, Dean F. Sutherland, David Svoboda

“A must-read for all Java builders. . . . each developer has a accountability to writer code that's freed from major safety vulnerabilities. This e-book offers practical tips to assist Java builders enforce wanted performance with safeguard, reliability, and maintainability ambitions in mind.”

–Mary Ann Davidson, leader defense Officer, Oracle Corporation 


Organizations world wide depend on Java code to accomplish mission-critical projects, and consequently that code needs to be trustworthy, strong, quickly, maintainable, and safe. Java™ Coding Guidelines brings jointly professional directions, concepts, and code examples that will help you meet those calls for.


Written through an identical crew that introduced you The CERT® Oracle ® safe Coding ordinary for Java™, this consultant extends that earlier work’s specialist safeguard recommendation to deal with many extra caliber attributes.


You’ll locate seventy five guidance, each one offered regularly and intuitively. for every guide, conformance standards are special; for many, noncompliant code examples and compliant strategies also are provided. The authors clarify whilst to use every one instruction and supply references to much more specific info.


Reflecting pioneering examine on Java protection, Java™ Coding Guidelines bargains up to date concepts for safeguarding opposed to either planned assaults and different unforeseen occasions. You’ll locate most sensible practices for bettering code reliability and readability, and an entire bankruptcy exposing universal misunderstandings that result in suboptimal code.


With a Foreword through James A. Gosling, Father of the Java Programming Language

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Direct Democracy Worldwide

By David Altman

Demanding the typical assumption that types of direct democracy and consultant democracy are inevitably at odds, Direct Democracy around the world demonstrates how practices of direct and consultant democracy engage less than assorted institutional settings and uncovers the stipulations that let them to coexist in a jointly reinforcing demeanour. while citizen-initiated mechanisms of direct democracy can spur efficient relationships among electorate and political events, different mechanisms of direct democracy frequently support leaders pass different consultant associations, undermining republican exams and balances. The booklet additionally demonstrates that the embody of direct democracy is expensive, may perhaps generate uncertainties and inconsistencies, and now and again is well manipulated. still, the promise of direct democracy shouldn't be brushed off. Direct democracy is way greater than an easy, pragmatic moment selection whilst consultant democracy turns out to not be operating as anticipated. appropriately designed, it might probably empower electorate, breaking via a few of the institutionalized boundaries to responsibility that come up in consultant structures.

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Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node

With this concise publication, you’ll examine the paintings of establishing hypermedia APIs that don’t easily run on the net, yet that truly exist in the internet. You’ll begin with the overall ideas and applied sciences in the back of this architectural strategy, after which dive hands-on into 3 fully-functional API examples.

Too many APIs depend on recommendations rooted in machine and native quarter community styles that don’t scale well—costly strategies which are tricky to keep up over the years. This booklet exhibits process architects and net builders easy methods to layout and enforce human- and machine-readable net companies that stay good and versatile as they scale.

  • Learn the H-Factors for representing program metadata throughout all media forms and formats
  • Understand the 4 easy layout parts for authoring hypermedia types
  • Convert an easy read-only XML-based media kind right into a winning API design
  • Examine the demanding situations and merits of designing a hypermedia kind with JSON
  • Use HTML5’s wealthy set of hypermedia controls within the API layout process
  • Learn the main points of documenting, publishing, and registering media style designs and link-relation types

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MacRuby: The Definitive Guide: Ruby and Cocoa on OS X

By Matt Aimonetti

Want to construct local Mac OS X functions with a swish, developer-friendly replacement to Objective-C? MacRuby is a perfect selection. This in-depth advisor indicates you the way Apple’s implementation of Ruby supplies entry to the entire good points to be had to Objective-C programmers. You’ll get transparent, designated causes of MacRuby, together with speedy programming recommendations similar to prototyping.

Perfect for programmers at any point, this booklet is jam-packed with code samples and whole undertaking examples. should you use Ruby, you could faucet your abilities to use Interface Builder, Cocoa libraries, the Objective-C runtime, and extra. If you’re a Cocoa developer, you’ll how you can enhance your productiveness with MacRuby.

  • Get up to the mark on MacRuby fundamentals, together with periods and methods
  • Learn tips on how to use MacRuby with Apple’s Xcode developer suite
  • Delve into the primitive item periods and information forms in beginning Kit
  • Build event-driven person interfaces with the AppKit framework
  • Handle relational item endurance with the center information framework
  • Use complex MacRuby thoughts, together with concurrency and sandboxing
  • Get examples for purposes utilizing Twitter and a place internet service
  • Embed MacRuby into present Objective-C applications

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.net (May 2016)

.net is the world’s best-selling journal for internet designers and builders. each factor boasts pages of tutorials overlaying issues similar to CSS, personal home page, Flash, javascript, HTML5 and internet photos written by means of some of the world?s most valuable net designers and inventive layout enterprises. Interviews, beneficial properties and seasoned suggestions additionally provide suggestion on search engine marketing, social media advertising and marketing, internet hosting, the cloud, cellular improvement and apps, making it the fundamental consultant for functional net design.

.net – could 2016-P2P
English | 116 pages | real PDF | forty five MB

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