Written specifically for beginners, this book teaches basic programming, graphic design, and 3D modeling so that you can design and develop your own video games.
A 3D printer can be of use to people in a vast variety of fields. This book details some of the many ways to put 3D printers to great use and it explains the field's best practices. Readers are provided with an overview of materials and their pros and cons, and troubleshooting tips.
This book examines the steps needed to launch a career in the field of mobile app development, including the skills readers will need and education and training requirements. Readers will learn about potential careers within the programming, marketing, payment, and distribution processes behind mobile apps.
This resource is a straightforward guide for those who choose social media management as a career path. It explains job preparation and education, networking strategies, and creation of a portfolio and résumé, and offers practical tips for advancement in the field.
This book describes opportunities in computer engineering and the how some of the most successful Internet companies were founded, while others in the computer engineering field earn six-figure salaries at Intel, Apple, and other leading tech firms. What the job entails, what it pays, and future prospects for computer engineers are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book highlights the varied environments in which graphic designers work and the expectations that different kinds of companies have of their employees. Readers will learn how high school courses, college courses, extracurricular activities, online training resources, and internships can help prepare them for careers in computer and graphic design.
This guide explains the important differences between growth stocks and income stocks. Use it to help create a strategy for buying and managing income stocks that will make your money work for you.
This guide explains the important differences between Treasuries, municipal bonds (including general obligation and revenue bonds), and corporate bonds. Together these investments can help create a diversified financial portfolio.
This guide explains what mutual funds are, how they work, and how to begin using them as an investment tool. Learn about the types of mutual funds and the pros and cons of mutual fund investments.
This guide explains how to buy and sell stocks online, how to pick winning stocks, and how to decode stock charts like a pro, from EPS to P/E to funny ticker symbols like YUM!
This guide explains how to make sure your hard-earned money remains safe and keeps earning interest.
Provides information on domestic violence, child abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sibling abuse, sexual abuse, incest, stalking, and sexual harassment. It also discusses the role new technologies play in child pornography, sextortion and sexual exploitation.
This book lists the kinds of motors used to put a robot in motion. It lists the types that are available, what they can do, and how much power they require. Also, it provides examples of ways to determine mathematically if a motor is strong enough to do the task required.
This book covers more advanced tasks such as soldering and welding, and using CAD to design the robot. Also included are examples of how physics can be used to see if elements of the robot are strong enough to perform a task.
Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.
Provides information about alcohol and its effects on the body, brain, and behavior, including short-term consequences and long-term health risks to individual organs and mental well-being. It describes the risks and signs of emerging alcohol-related problems, offers information about treatments, and describes strategies to prevent teen alcohol abuse.
Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.
This book examines amazing feats of aerospace engineering, including the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of biological engineering, including bionic legs, artificial organs, and animal cloning. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering, including massive bridges, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of electrical engineering, including the global positioning system, solar power plants, and self-driving cars. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of environmental engineering, including projects that supply water to impoverished areas, structures in the Netherlands that hold back the Atlantic Ocean, and the cleanup of contaminated areas. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of mechanical engineering, including Mars rovers, robotic surgery systems, and advanced wind turbines. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present.
Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).
Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.
Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.
This book lets you quickly and easily create apps that will run on the Android platform. Beginners will find clear step-by-step instructions and a thorough introduction to this fun and intuitive visual programming environment. Experienced developers will enjoy the coverage of more advanced topics, including various sensors, robotics, and TinyWebDB.
This book shows how biomimics has contributed to robotics. This title supports NGSS for Engineering Design.
Applies the principles of cryptographic systems to real-world scenarios, explaining how cryptography can protect businesses' information and ensure privacy for their networks and databases.
This book provides technical implementation guidelines for all areas of the Smart Grid, including generation, synchrophasers, and AMI.
Provides an introduction to the titans of the technology industry, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg.
From aerophobia to zoophobia, this book explores the many phobias that exist and the crippling effects they can have on phobics. An extensive list of phobias helps identify them, while treatment plans shed light on how to manage symptoms.
Through personal interviews and thorough research, this book explains the symptoms of depression as a disorder and offers suggestions for seeking help and receiving treatment.
Between standardized tests, extra-curricular activities, pressure from parents, and the strain of getting into college, school is more stressful than ever. This book teaches techniques to deal with the mounting pressure felt by students every day.
Explores the major faiths from countries and continents around the globe, to help understand the creations their beliefs have inspired.
This book discusses artificial intelligence (AI) including drones, robots, and computers handling tasks that once only humans could perform. There is also a section analyzing the questions of whether computers can really think and develop self-awareness.
This book covers a wide variety of topics in the emerging field of machine learning, including facial identification, voice recognition, video games, driverless cars, and robot helpers.
This book explores the history of artificial intelligence (A.I.), and how the idea of machines that think and act on their own It has gone from science fiction to reality. It examines the technologies involved in A.I. and its inevitable effects on work, life, health, and many other aspects of human society, and raises important ethical issues and challenges.
Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.
Provides future trends of information technologies in the automotive domain.
This book reflects the shift in the design paradigm in the automobile industry. New driving functionalities can only be realized if the software programs of multiple electronic control units work together correctly. This volume presents the new and innovative methods which are mandatory to master the complexity of the vehicle of the future.
Focuses on what anxious parents can do to help maximize their baby's potential by providing easy-to-follow steps to encourage baby's progression from newborn to toddler.
This text examines the role of banks and the process of business financing as insightful text breaks down such terms as interest rate, capital, and dividend.
Profiles the struggles and accomplishments of individuals from all walks of life who have overcome great odds in order to achieve their dreams.
This book shows those dealing with a workplace bully how to fight back and out-strategize them. Whether the bully is a boss or a coworker, whether you’re the target of manipulation, intimidation, verbal abuse, or deliberate humiliation, this book will be your personal coach and show you how to avoid bully traps, remain calm during any confrontation, keep your dignity intact, and understand the steps that your employer or supervisors can take to address the issue.
This book explores the career field of a database administrator, using an easy-to-understand, straightforward approach to explore the tasks DBAs perform and the education, certification, and experience required for it.
This book explores the career field of software engineers to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.
This book explores the career field of computer systems administrators to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.
This book explores the career field of user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) engineers to learn what the job entails, what skills and personality are required for the job, the types of training and education needed, and what a typical day on the job is like.
This book explores what is meant by bit rot and how it can affect users of technology. It addresses the best ways to protect and store data, since computer files, e-books, mp3s, and digital photographs aren't going away any time soon.
This book examines how and why schools, special-interest groups, and governments attempt to suppress information in print and online.
Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.
Examines the development of the telephone and related technologies, including everything from the transistor to fax machines, smart phones, and VoIP technology.
This book shows how to design and build your own robots, RC cars, motors, and more with these prize-winning science fair ideas.
This book explores the career of aerospace engineer from both the aeronautical and the astronautical perspectives. Readers will learn the different jobs and tasks that make up this important career, as well as the different technologies aerospace engineers use and design.
This book explores how engineers design and construct the computer hardware people use every day, integrating principles of science, technology, engineering, and math. It also highlights famous computer engineers who have made invaluable advancements in computer technology.
This book looks at what robotic engineers do, the different kinds of jobs within the field, and notable engineers who have advanced robotics.
This volume discusses the latest advances readers will need to be aware of in preparation for the professional positions of computer scientist, robotics engineer, and robotics technician.
Provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on a current issue. Composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. Includes extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact for more information.
This book presents students with context for today’s concerns on bullying, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. It includes a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior as well as such topics as cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.
This book compiles innovative research from international professionals discussing the opportunities and challenges of the new era of online business. Business analytics techniques, strategies for data storage, and encryption in emerging markets are among the topics discussed.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers car racing.
Traces the history of the automobile, from technological developments and manufacturers to the changing cultural backdrop of various models, and features photographs of the most noted cars of each decade.
This book serves as a personal coach through the soul-searching and planning process ahead, whether you’re a college grad contemplating choices, a seasoned professional seeking new directions, or a stay-at-home mom preparing to reenter the workplace. Packed with exercises and stories of inspiring second acts, the book poses tough questions about motivation, confidence, character, risk tolerance, and more.
Provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada to people of all ages and all stages of career development. Each volume covers a career cluster and its common career pathways. Job profiles cover the following: job facts, nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, and training, job outlook, similar occupations, and sources of additional information such as books, audio/visual materials, and organizations.
This book is designed to help people discover their ideal work. Using the author's revealing ten-minute self-assessment, the book helps readers determine their personality style, then walks them through the range of career choices best for them.
Covers air transportation, aerospace manufacturing, and general aviation for those who hope to become mechanics, designers, technicians, scientists, and administrators. Provides eighty up-to-date job profiles about the duties, salaries, and prospects for each career choice.
Provides career choices in the field of engineering. Career profiles include acoustical engineer, aerospace engineer, food engineer, technical writer, software engineer and more.
Explores the issues surrounding career and technical education. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.
This book explores the job options that exist for people who like problem solving, such as cybersecurity experts, biomedical engineers, law enforcement officers, and more. What these and other jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book explores careers that entail gathering and analyzing information, such as information security analyst, epidemiologist, environmental scientist, forensic accountant, and paralegal, among others. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book explores careers that entail lots of social interaction, such as social workers, teachers, human resource specialists, hair stylists, and event planners, among others. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book explores careers that involve using one's hands, from becoming a makeup artist to learning the plumbing trade. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book explores careers that involve the creative arts such as sound engineer, medical illustrator, and UX designer careers among others. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book explores careers that involve travel, from flight attendant to hospitality manager, travel nurse, or ESL teacher. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed, along with insight from industry experts.
This book introduces young women to the ins-and-outs of audio engineering, including the basics about equipment, software, and the career paths they can pursue.
This book empowers young women who are interested in working as computer and information research scientists, computer network architects, information security analysts, software developers, web developers, and video game developers and designers by offering industry insiders’ career tips.
This book explores options for creating new-wave content, designing publishing platforms for the media of the future, and leading organizations through digital media publication and management.
This book provides easy-to-follow descriptions of careers in graphic design, including multimedia design, web design, and photography. It provides information on the daily duties of a graphic designer, the education and training required, and the job prospects for the coming years. It also includes practical advice on how to write a resume and cover letter, build a portfolio, prepare for job interviews, and network.
This book offers a practical guide for girls who love technology. Profiles of real women working in hardware engineering provide inspiration and a behind-the-scenes look at what these jobs involve. It highlights different types of engineering jobs, educational requirements, and tips for a successful job search.
This book covers the software engineering industry at large, possible career paths, and the preparation tech girls can undertake in middle school, high school, and college to lay the foundations for engineering.
This book offers a survey of the various job paths in web development and the coding skills needed. With an emphasis on coding camps and websites, extracurricular activities, and college degrees in coding or related fields, readers can take action now to pursue their dream job.
This book explores careers in animation and comics, jobs such as web and visual effects animators, comic book artists, and graphic novelists. What these jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book highlights several careers that combine interests in makerspaces and design and prototyping, accentuating different jobs, educational requirements, and job-search tips. Real-life stories of people working in design and prototyping inspire readers to use makerspaces to launch their own successful careers.
This book explores the range of jobs in digital media. Descriptions of the preparation needed for a successful career, such as qualifications, education (including high school classes), practical steps for obtaining a job, and strategies for long-term advancement are outlined.
This book explores careers in E-Commerce. A few of the jobs profiled are search engine optimization specialists, business analysts, and supply chain managers. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This volume examines the various career and education paths for success in the field of electronics and how a makerspace can help prepare students for their future.
This book explores careers in the fashion industry, such as fashion designer, fashion illustrator, retail buyer, and stylist. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed, along with insight from industry experts.
This book explores jobs in the theater and film industries, including those of director, production designer, and stuntperson. What those jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders
This book explores careers in the Information Technology industry. E-Commerce. A few of the jobs profiled are database administrator, mobile app developer, and cybersecurity analyst. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book explores how makerspaces and hackerspaces provide students with hands-on experience in coding and designing for interactive media to be prepared for these dream jobs of the future.
This resource reveals how sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge through makerspaces can open doors to a wide range of opportunities in machine maintenance.
This guide offers readers essential information about the manufacturing industry, including areas of specialization, job growth, and outlook, as well as information about the groundbreaking makerspace movement and how to get involved.
This book explores careers that are open to music lovers in entertainment, education, media, and tech, such as adaptive arts teachers, music publicists, and video game sound designers. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book explores careers in the video game industry. A few of the jobs profiled are game designers, audio engineers, and game testers. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
This book introduces readers to robotics makerspaces and describes how student makerspace experiences and robotics competitions can lead to a career in robotics.
This book provides a useful look at careers in robotic technology. Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic job descriptions ranging from engineers to technicians to research scientists are included.
This book explores careers in the social media industry. A few of the jobs profiled are social media manager, YouTuber, mobile app developer and artificial intelligence engineer. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
In this book, readers will learn about the breadth of welding careers options, as well as how to get started in the field, where to get additional experience, and how to find welding jobs. They'll also get job outlook and other information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This book explores careers in the culinary arts, such as chefs and pastry chefs, food stylists, craft brewers, and flavorists. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed, along with insight from industry experts.
Covers business case studies focused on issues in emerging markets and emerging industries across the globe.
This book gives insight into how cellular systems work, how they can be designed to cater to challenging new requirements and the competitive landscape that are emerging in the telecom industry, and the most promising technologies in the market.
Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics. For student and general audiences.
This book provides an overview of the ciphers, codes, algorithms, and keys used in real-life situations to keep peoples’ information safe and secure.
This book on citing internet sources will help readers determine which online sources are trustworthy and which are not, so they can produce quality research for papers now and beyond in their academic careers.
Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on cloud computing development in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.
This book looks at the opportunities for coding jobs available in the entertainment and gaming industry. Many of today’s most popular movies and TV shows are increasingly dependent on computer-generated special effects. This guide provides sound advice on how aspiring student coders can turn their passion into a lucrative career.
This book looks at the opportunities for coding jobs in internet security, a field that has grown in importance as more people work, shop, and play online. This essential guide introduces readers to the types of jobs available in this field both now and in the future, and the industries these jobs serve.
This book looks at the opportunities for coding jobs in the manufacturing industry, a field that has advanced in recent years and is now in need of a workforce that is familiar with computers, robots, and coding languages. This book dives into the history of coding, the challenges and opportunities present in the manufacturing sector, and the outlook for coding careers in manufacturing in the future.
This book looks at the opportunities for coding jobs available in the transportation industry. Automated systems such as computer-controlled cameras and traffic signals, new software for the design of transportation systems and highways, remote monitoring of commercial vehicles such as trucks, and automation of vehicles are all changing the way that people and goods move. This guide provides advice on how to find a job as a coder in the transportation field.
This book looks at the opportunities for coding jobs available in the energy industry today and in the future, and provides insight into what it is like to work on software development in the energy field. It provides students with guidance on courses to take in high school and beyond, and offers advice on how to obtain a job as a coder in the energy industry.
This book looks at the opportunities for coding jobs available in the military today and explores the types of technologies that military coders employ. The military relies on computer systems for all sorts of tasks, including communication, data analysis, geospatial analysis, decision-making, and weapons control providing an outlet for budding coders in the military field and ensures they are prepared to tackle the future of the coding industry.
This book demonstrates how to use Scratch, a language developed by The Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab, to create code that animates, makes music, plays games, and draws shapes. This Makerspace title supports NGSS Waves and Their Application in Technologies for Information Transfer.
Includes theory and applications for design, analysis, and modeling of computational intelligence and security from the 2013 International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Cyber Security and Computational Models (ICC3). Aims to help in understanding current research trends and future scope of research in computational intelligence, cyber security, and computational models.
In this book, readers will discover what a career as a computer network architect is really like. Students will enjoy learning about the concept of computational thinking.
This book stresses concepts over language, but still includes examples in the most popular languages--specifically HTML, C++, and Java. It begins by explaining the fundamental topics, like data storage, and progresses through to more complex topics, such as decisions, loops, design, and complex data structures.
Chronicles the history of computing devices, from simple tabulators such as the abacus and the earliest analog calculators to the tablet computer.
Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically.
Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography that includes articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field as well as photographs.
Unlike other LEED books that focus on the totality of LEED compliance, this resource focuses on the narrower topic of construction-related requirements. It offers explanations of the rationale for each construction credit, as well as strategies for achieving LEED compliance.
This book aids contractors in overcoming hardships and promoting growth amidst challenges posed by a difficult economy. It includes techniques that aim to increase leads, cut costs, drive profits, and improve overall productivity.
This book presents a variety of exciting careers in which one can write computer code for a living without having a college degree. It covers such jobs as UX designer, system administrator, game developer, and QA engineer.
This book provides thoughtful and engaging ideas for how to cope with and heal from online flaming and trolling. Special features include a segment on Myths and Facts, as well as an Ask the Specialist section.
Explores the issues surrounding cosmetic surgery by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.
Packed with insights from neuroscience and psychology, real-life case studies, and a dose of humor, this book sheds light on the teen brain and offers a wealth of resiliency-boosting strategies.
This book shows how to make text and graphic adventures, point and click graphic adventures games and the hugely popular hidden object adventure games. Whether you're an experienced programmer or are just getting started, this book will teach you all you need to know about adventure games.
This book shows readers how to create their own videos and YouTube channels. In these pages, skills and steps on how to build your channel will help readers get started. It also covers tips on how to use social media to promote their channel and build a solid audience base, and discusses timely issues such as respecting copyrights and avoiding cyberbullying.
This book is a practical guide to better understanding 3D printers and how they can be used in a Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) setting. Most important, the text shows how Fab Lab skills are relevant to students’ STEM classes at school and their development of a career path.
This book is a guide for students with interests in replication, cataloging, and archiving. It covers the basics of 3D scanning as well as details about these machines work, about the different kinds of 3D scanners that exist, how to operate them, and what differentiates various models from each other.
This book is a guide for makers who want to revolutionize their sewing game. It explores the difference between mechanical, electronic, and digital sewing machines and how these machines work in conjunction with other machines in a Fab Lab. It covers careers available to digital sewing machine operators and about what education and projects can help them gain the necessary skills.
Covers all the ins and outs of good credit vs. bad credit, how to build a credit history, credit scores, and anything else students need to know about the process of taking out a loan.
Describes common criminal profiling techniques that aid in solving crimes.
This book examines the questions of privacy and privacy rights of the consumer.Should you know if data from your wearable device is being sold to other corporations? How comfortable are you with the possibility that your searches online can be easily retrieved? These questions and more are considered by various experts on privacy and technology, including digital and political activists, legal advisors, and the media.
This collection of articles chronicles the history of cryptocurrencies, encrypted digital currency created by complex computer algorithms that were first developed in 2009 and launched several speculative frenzies.
This work examines the logic and science behind various ciphers, their real world uses, how codes can be broken, and the use of technology in this oft-overlooked field.
This book describes current technologies that will make Web 3.0 possible, including cloud computing, the Internet of Things, Big Data, the Semantic Web, and cybersecurity.
This book covers cutting-edge technologies in disease prevention, treatment, and diagnosis, as well as in individualized healthcare, including robotics, organ and tissue engineering, genomic testing, and wearable medical devices.
This book covers a new generation of cutting edge motor, air, space, and marine vehicles and other transportation related technologies.
In this book, readers will learn about some of the approaches used by cyber attackers, what they are looking for, and how the experts work to protect sensitive information.
This book gives readers information about the rise of cyber mobs, the social and psychological effects on their victims, and ways to combat them.
This book details the latest and most important advances in security standards, introducing the differences between information security and network security.
This book serves as a security practitioner's guide to today's most crucial issues in cyber security and IT infrastructure. It offers in-depth coverage of theory, technology, and practice as they relate to established technologies as well as recent advancements. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of cyber-physical and IT infrastructure protection issues.
A text on developing, integrating, and understanding technology policies that govern schools and districts. Based on research and best practices, this book discusses the threats associated with technology use and policies and arms aspiring and practicing leaders with the necessary tools to protect their schools and to avoid litigation.
Provides broad coverage of technical and socio-economic perspectives for utilizing information and communication technologies and developing practical solutions.
This book covers state-of-the-art documentation on the deterrence power of cyber attacks and argues that nations are entering a new cyber arms race. It also provides a technical analysis of possible cyber attacks towards critical infrastructures in the chemical industry and chemical safety industry. The authors propose modern analyses and a holistic approach to resilience and security of Industrial Control Systems.
This book traces the outcomes of information and disinformation campaigns in cyberspace through eyewitness accounts, background information about conflicts, and question prompts that encourage critical thinking about the ways that technology affects world events. Fact boxes, full-color photographs, illustrations, primary sources, and sidebars are also provided.
Explores the issues surrounding cyberbullying, bullying through the Internet, by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.
This book examines issues related to cyber-bullying, the use of technological devices such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones to harass someone else. Though cyber-bullying is a relatively recent phenomenon—it has become a significant problem in the twenty-first century and a newsworthy issue in America.
This book gives readers a closer look at the technological, scientific, and procedural advancements in crime scene investigations. They are presented with information about how to pursue a career in various areas of crime scene investigation, such as forensics and law enforcement.
Today, people and businesses keep almost all their important data online, and it is the job of cybersecurity experts to make sure that information never falls into the wrong hands. Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a look at jobs ranging from cybersecurity engineers to incident handlers to white hat hackers.
In this book, readers will learn about why we need cyber-security and what these security experts do to keep sensitive digital information safe.
This book introduces the importance of cybersecurity and addresses the current risks from hackers, viruses and other malware, identity thieves, and other online perils. It provides concrete measures that young digital natives can take to protect themselves and their computers, smartphones, and other devices.
This book discusses the evolving nature of Internet-based attacks, the vulnerabilities of individuals and corporations to these threats, and the hackers who carry out or defend against cyberattacks.
Examines why DNA is a powerful law enforcement tool that is used to solve a wide variety of crimes.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an expansive overview of data and information technology in relation to the study of business.
This book provides step-by-step procedures associated with key carpentry concepts. Coverage begins with a discussion of house types and foundations, gradually progressing to more complex areas, such as wall and floor framing.
This book is an easy-to-understand reference for the complex safety and OSHA regulations that construction professionals face every day. It provides comprehensive coverage on the requirements, standards, and safe work practices that should be adhered to on any job site.
This book uses the 2012 International Residential Code® to cover the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings, and presents them to users in an easy to navigate and easy to understand format. Sections cover the wide range of residential construction topics that must meet IRC® mandates, including building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical installations, with high-dimensional illustrations to help explain code application.
This title provides an introduction to anxiety. It covers the causes and symptoms of anxiety, available treatment options, and prevention.
The book contains advice about where depressed teens can turn to get the help that they need, interviews from medical professionals, information about risk factors for depression, and things depressed teens can do to try to combat their depression.
This book covers how stress is manifested physically, coping solutions for dealing with these issues, when to reach out for help, and profiles of individuals who have struggled with and overcome problems with stress and anxiety.
This book explores what software engineers do, the different kinds of software they develop, notable engineers in the field, and the future of software engineering. It illustrates how coding can create useful and complex computer programs, showing how science, technology, engineering, and math fit into the everyday work of software engineers.
This text provides the latest research on new methodologies and applications in the areas of robotic and digital security, and features extensive coverage on a broad range of topics, such as authentication techniques, cloud security, and mobile robotics.
For a teen, it can be especially difficult to lose a family member or friend through death. This book explores the emotions involved and offers ways to get through this experience as well as how to support someone living through a loss.
This book takes readers inside the world of cryptography, where the race is on to keep information as safe and protected as possible as hackers uncover new ways to access it.
This book discusses issues such as the how and why of retaining minorities in the technological workplace and the inclusion of neurodiverse employees. Inspirational figures are featured throughout, giving readers motivation and hope for a more diverse future in technology.
This book teaches readers new techniques for dealing with their anger, as well as ways of avoiding arguments and disagreements.
Through expert advice and firsthand accounts from teens, readers can learn the warning signs of suicidal behavior, and how best to help others or themselves.
In this book about cutting-edge technology, readers will discover facts about drones and flying robots, from who first invented them to how we'll use them in the future.
This book examines the history of competitive video games, explores the controversies in the video game industry, and discusses the future advances of E-Sports.
Discusses the differences between healthy eating patterns and anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating syndrome, emotional eating, night eating syndrome, orthorexia, pica, and other eating disorders.
This text provides a detailed explanation of the scope of economics, historical development, and the strengths and weaknesses of various economic systems are provided.
Discusses various education and career paths, as well as how these paths influence a person's financial future.
This guide provides the know-how needed to be a more effective manager. It shows how to understand your audience and communicate strategically, but also explains how to discover which delivery approach is right for you as well as providing what is needed to develop confidence, listen effectively, and give and receive feedback.
Focuses on the invention of electric cars, exploring how it was developed, how it works, its impact on society, and possible future uses.
Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.
This book discusses the ways the social media sphere uses emotion and technology, and how each of these has become part of the digital culture. It explores this expression within a psychological theoretical framework, addressing feelings about social media, and its role in education and knowledge generation, and also investigates the expression of feelings within social media spaces.
This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.
This encyclopedia focuses on the terms, concepts, and associations that one is most likely to encounter in business. Five general areas of business are covered: accounting, banking, finance, marketing, and management.
This book provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. It covers manufacturing, agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, wholesale, retail, transportation, information, finance, insurance, real estate, public administration, and service industries. Classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), this edition includes an essay for every one of the 1,057 2017 NAICS codes.
Designed for the nonspecialist, the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance is a 2-vol. complete reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Drawing on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars, the contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.
A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.
Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications, such as aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.
Examines clothing that is symbolic of the people who live in regions all over the world, providing a historical and geographic perspective that illustrates how people dress and explains the reasons behind the material, design, and style.
The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
Comprehensive resource on the past, present, and future of space technology covering a variety of fundamental topics. Represents a collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites, and space stations; what is known by astronomers about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe; and the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems.
This encyclopedia collects and organizes theoretical and historical content on the topic of video games, covering the people, systems, technologies, and theoretical concepts as well as the games themselves.
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.
Provides insightful advice and essential tips for career changers. This guide explores jobs in engineering, mechanics, and architecture, with self-assessment questions, further resources, and advice on ways to reach career goals.
This book introduces readers to the engineering field, chronicling the development of its various subfields and their growing importance in a world driven by innovation. Readers will learn about seminal moments in engineering history, the typical trajectory of engineering education, and the individuals who advanced this exciting field, all while acquiring a grasp of basic engineering concepts.
Profiles jobs in Engineering such as Aerospace engineers, Biomedical engineers, Chemical engineers, Nuclear engineers, Software engineers, and more.
This biography examines the remarkable life of Estée Lauder. Readers will learn about Lauder's family background, childhood, education, and innovative work as the founder of the Estée Lauder cosmetics company.
A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.
A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.
This book explains what sorts of information might be shared, stored, and stolen when using the internet, how to protect online privacy, and what to do after falling victim to digital privacy crimes. Readers will learn about the vulnerabilities of shopping and banking digitally and about how apps can quickly lead to sharing information.
This book explains the abuses that trolls dish out, as well as the impact that cybermobs can have on anyone, from students to business owners. To combat these issues, the book suggests ways that students can actively avoid abuse and includes sound advice about how they can protect themselves if they fall victim to online mistreatment.
Offers chapter and case studies focusing on technology's contributions to nursing theory and practice, nursing systems management, and decision-support in nursing.
Once on the fringe, fake news has become mainstream. From bogus social media accounts to Russian troll factories, phony news muddies the social and political discourse, and is a threat to our democracy. This book defines fake news and reveals the people behind the spread of disinformation. It directly correlates with state journalism standards about developing media literacy and discusses the future of fake news and the alarming technologies used to make it.
This book tells the stories of seven computer scientists who came to the United States as immigrants and made important contributions to such well known companies as Google, eBay, Yahoo, and Facebook.
Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices.
The book aims to empower women, showing us how to lean into our strengths, increase our confidence, and follow successful lessons from Silicon Valley that can help us pivot in any career. Author Wendy Sachs talked to a wide range of women who faced down fears, roadblocks, and failures to reinvent themselves. The book weaves their insights and experiences together with current research and actionable advice.
Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.
The book provides clear, factual information and background on the history of genetically modified crops and foods, covering topics such as the historic methods of plant and animal modification (such as cross-breeding). It assesses the long-existing differences in attitudes toward the development and commercialization of GMO foods and crops in the United States versus in the European Union.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of global marketing.
Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.
Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.
This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
This book explores the technologies of gaming and virtual reality. Readers will learn how gaming and streaming technology is growing to include esports, health and fitness games, citizen science, and motion capture.
This book examines the history of gaming technology, explores how today's cutting-edge games work, and discusses the future advances of technology.
Details the development of electronic gaming and examines some of the most popular games of all time.
This set explores the history, theory, technology, ethics, and uses (and misuses) of genetic knowledge. Topics span the field from classical genetics to molecular genetics to population genetics.
This book introduces readers to everything they need to know about data. It explores types of data, including numbers, strings, and arrays; how data is stored in computer and in codes; key vocabulary terms such as memory, cache, ram, disk, and flash; and the difference between constants and variables.
This computer-free book explores the concept of debugging and such key concepts as determining, measuring, checking, and correcting errors in code.
This computer-free book introduces the concept of logic, which lies at the heart of coding. It covers Boolean algebra, “if” and “until” clauses, arithmetic functions, and decision-making.
This computer-free book introduces the fundamental principles of repetition and looping. It looks at how language handles different ways of repeating code, including “while,” “for,” “repeat,” and “until” clauses as well as such key concepts as functions, subroutines, and nested loops.
This book describes some of the basics needed to get started, including the typical elements that make up a blog and some tips on managing the content. It will also describe some methods of building an audience, and the various ways bloggers can cash in on their popularity or otherwise make a living by blogging.
This informative book shows young people just how 3D works in movies, gaming, apps, and social media. It then guides readers on what courses to take to develop their tech skills in the field.
This guide is here to help kids get started with the basics of coding. It walks young readers through fun projects that were tested in the classroom. Each project has an end-goal to instill confidence and a sense of achievement in young coders.
This book introduces readers to the nascent world of makerspaces and its potential. They learn how to use makerspaces tools such as Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms to build full-functioning programmable robots, all to their specifications.
Alice is one of several programming environments that use prewritten code to help get beginners started with coding. This book discusses Alice's history and development, why it was created, and how it has made programming fun and easy for novice coders.
This book introduces readers to Apple Swift, a beginner-friendly programming language that powers devices such as iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, and shows how Apple Swift can be used to create fun and interesting apps.
This book covers the particulars of Arduino's hardware and software, its capabilities, pros and cons of the platform, and examples of the creativity its use engenders. The Arduino programming language is used to operate microcontrollers, which are essentially mini-computers that trigger physical systems such as lights and motors.
This book introduces readers to the computer language, HTML, provides step-by-step directions, hands-on exercises, and expert tips, and shows readers how to use HTML to design webpages and control text, images,and weblinks.
This guide provides an introduction to the programming language Ruby and the free application known as Hackety Hack that teaches novice programmers how to master it.
This book introduces readers to Hopscotch, a block programming language designed for Apple iPad and iPhone, and shows how Hopscotch can be used to create drawings, simple animations, and games that can be shared with others.
This book introduces readers to the computer programming language, Java, provides a basic understanding of Java, how it works and its many uses, and shows how readers can acquire the skills needed to master this vital programming language.
This book explores the software-hardware kits known as Lego Mindstorms, which allow virtually anyone to build programmable robots. These tools also tap into curriculum-based STEM learning by teaching students the science, technology, engineering, and math skills needed for many of tomorrow's careers.
This book introduces readers to the video game, Minecraft, and shows how the game can be used to teach young people how to code, all within the game's world
This book introduces readers to the computer programming language Python, exploring its various applications and the history of its development.
The book provides an introduction to the open-source programming language known as Ruby, including the language's history, the basics of operation, and implementation of the system's application framework, Ruby on Rails.
Scratch is a unique programming language based in graphical interface, rather than written code, making it more accessible to younger users. This book provides a thorough history of Scratch and how it can be used to launch a career or simply an idea.
This book reveals the vision behind the minicomputer Raspberry Pi and the history of its creation. It describes the computer's hardware and the options it offers in terms of operating systems, software, programming languages, and peripherals.
This collection examines critical issues and emerging trends in global business. Topics range from managing new information technology in global business operations to ethics and communication strategies.
This book is a comprehensive source of information for those interested in tourism and hospitality management, approaches, and trends. It covers the emerging research topics which seek to define the future of IT and cultural development in the 21st century.
Women scientists have made key contributions to the pursuit of science and some of the most important discoveries of all time. In this book, learn how an American computer scientist chose to pursue a career in science and revolutionized the way we program computers. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This book provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots through the establishment of the NRA up to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more. It also addresses concealed weapons, mass shootings, and gun ownership and the laws surrounding ownership.
This book explores the different kinds of hackers and what to expect at a hackathon. It covers what organizations run hackathons, the different subjects the events cover, and how one can benefit by attending a hackathon, as well as outlining the skills and advice for operating one’s own hackathon.
This title is a scholarly resource that creates awareness of the severity of cyber information threats on personal, business, governmental, and societal levels. It explores topics such as social engineering in information security, threats to cloud computing, and cybersecurity resilience during the time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Written for academicians, educationalists, policy makers, government officials, students, researchers, and business leaders/managers.
Examines United States legislation that has changed politics and implementation of laws regarding American citizens' rights.
This book guides readers in making healthy choices about hygiene, diet, exercise, and medical care. They present easy-to-understand information about health-care coverage options and offer overviews of the types of available medical care, from general practitioners to alternative medicine and mental health providers.
This set is designed to be a one-stop-shop for young student’s first learning about healthy habits and health issues in general. Topics include nutrition, exercise, environmental health, medicine and healthcare, mental health and self-esteem.
This book introduces the essential concepts of programming with simple instructions, and without specialized computer lingo. Fun projects let kids start putting their computer skills into practice and build their own code using Scratch programming and Python, the two most popular languages. Also included are profiles on coding stars and insights in technology such as the Raspberry Pi mini computer.
In this book, readers discover the consequences of bullying both as a target and as a bystander. They also consider ways to intervene in a bullying situation, how to seek adult help, and how to be empowered and recover from bullying.
In this book, readers learn how they can identify and help a friend who is suffering from depression. Written in a compassionate tone, this guide separates out fact from fiction.
In this book, readers learn how to spot the warning signs of an abusive relationship, how to be supportive of a friend who needs help, and what kind of resources are available to both the helper and the victim.
In this book, readers learn the signs of abuse for various drugs, along with reasons for abuse, how to confront the friend, and how to encourage treatment. This title teaches an important and especially relevant lesson: drug recovery lasts a lifetime but addiction doesn’t have to.
In this book, readers learn how to help a friend who is abusing alcohol. It arms them with facts about alcohol, how it affects the teen mind and body, how to look for signs of a problem, and how to bring others on board to help.
In this book, readers learn how the pressures of school, dating, and athletics contribute to body image issues and why teens are vulnerable. It explores eating disorders that people commonly have and how they are treated.
This book discusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth.
This book spans 500 years of cooking in what is now the United States, supplying recipes and covering the "how" and "why" of eating.
Developing a computer that can match human intelligence—or even exceed it—is the ultimate goal of artificial intelligence researchers. This book examines the progress in this field, looks at the science behind it, and discusses how it will shape our world in the future.
This book includes recipes and emphasizes the importance of preparation, safety, and kitchen hygiene.
3D printing can be used to make something as simple as a cell phone case to something as critical as a part to an airplane. This book serves as an introduction to the process of making things, from the knickknack to the replacement part, with a 3D printer, regardless of what it is used for.
Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a “For More Information” bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites.
Tiny particles and devices, invisible to the naked eye, are capable of amazing things in medical care, construction, space exploration, and a wide variety of other fields. This book examines the progress in this field, looks at the science behind it, and discusses how it will shape our world in the future.
This book examines robotics; virtual assistants such as Siri that can keep us informed and help us manage our daily life. However even as this technology offers new capabilities and greater convenience, it threatens our jobs and perhaps even our identity as human beings.
This book describes how, as technology advances, robots are taking on new roles in medical care, education, the military, exploration, and more, and as robots do jobs that are too dirty, dull, or dangerous for people, human lives become safer and more interesting.
By putting on a headset, virtual reality users can transport themselves to a world that only exists inside a computer. This book examines the progress in this field, looks at the science behind it, and discusses how it will shape our world in the future.
This book examines the development of the computer, how it works, and how it has become a standard machine used in businesses, homes, and industries.
This book examines how the Internet has emerged as one of the most transformative technologies in human history. Yet because the Internet and how it is used is constantly changing, many people believe that the Internets impact has just begun, with many more changes to come.
This book examines the birth of the Internet, how it works, and how it has revolutionized culture, industry, and business.
This book describes how the Internet has become ingrained in daily life worldwide, is among the most important inventions in history, and its impact has been felt in virtually every field of human endeavor with it's many uses.
Features a collection of recipes for teen cooks, as well as tips and advice on common kitchen appliances and techniques.
This book explains to readers how to create digital portfolios for future-ready success! Electronic portfolios enable college, and career-bound students, to curate and demonstrate their skills and academic achievements in a way that can be continually updated and expanded upon using hyperlinks.
This guidebook lays the foundations of contemporary mobile-first, responsive web design, offering writers, designers, and those who teach them a complete and up-to-date approach to web design.
This book provides a step-by-step plan and the tools (classroom exercises, activities, practical strategies) to insure success in building classrooms where acceptance, inclusion, and respect reign, and bullying is eradicated. It examines the teacher’s role, classroom management, bystander intervention, friendship, peer support, empathy, incompatible activities, stopping incidents, and adult support from a relationship perspective.
Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the organs, functions, and systems of the human body.
Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the cellular level, childbirth and fetal development, micro organisms, and common diseases of the human body.
With new interactive material, this edition explores the inner workings of our bodies, from how the nervous system and the circulatory system work, to the essential roles played by our bones and minds.
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
Provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.
This book presents the most cutting-edge research outcomes in the area of mechanical and control aspects of human functions for macro-scale (human size) applications.
This book looks at the role of the computer forensic investigators who locate and analyze data that can lead to the arrest of cybercriminals, such as those who plant malicious code and steal personal information. It shows how professionals chase down criminals in the cyber world through a thrilling case in which essential aspects of this career are applied in true-to-life situations.
This book balances personal anecdotes from real young people in troubled situations with valuable resources to help out anyone who is homeless, providing real-world suggestions on how to stay off the streets for those who are homeless.
This educational resource defines the various issues that can arise for teens with access to smartphones, tablets, and other handy computerized devices. It provides ample resources for those who have a problem or know someone who needs their help.
In this book, readers will get a frank description of the work faced by many teen caregivers. Teens who are immersed in this life already can find resources and organizations for support, as well as sound advice for coping in tough times.
This book describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ADD/ADHD, and offers advice for teenagers on how to deal with the problems it may cause while getting on with everyday life.
This book describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD, and offers advice for teenagers on how to deal with the problems it may cause while getting on with everyday life.
This book educates teens about suicide risk factors, suicidal thoughts, and how to cope with them.
Features twenty four buildings and structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the White House, the Hotel del Coronado, and the Washington Monument, along with their roles in fiction, film, and music.
Examines the giants of American food, cooking, and cuisine through 24 biographical profiles of contemporary figures, covering all regions, cooking styles, and ethnic origins.
This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide teaches exactly what’s needed to bring app idea to life without a lot of cash or coding. Packed with tips and tricks to get started, this book shows how to take ideas and turn them into a fully working, functional app.
This resource provides readers with key data to understand the roots of the issues that make contemporary migration and immigration so contentious around the globe. It explores the social, political, and cultural factors that impact, and are affected by, immigration and human migration, and includes such hot-button topics as undocumented immigration/unauthorized residents, asylum seekers, refugees, the refugee crisis in Europe, and more.
This book explores the complicated topic of immigration by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. It discusses immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform from a wide variety of perspectives.
This book aims to provide readers with a background in the humanities and the arts and current trends in studies in those disciplines; to provide an overview of the most important current reference resources; and to provide a selection of resources that reflect the literature of the fields and disciplines included. Previously published as The Humanities: a Selective Guide to Information Resources.
This book on information management covers storing and transferring information, and how information is organized, accessed, interpreted, distributed, and used. It includes the subjects of computer science, library science, artificial intelligence, engineering, linguistics, psychology, mathematics of programming, and the theory of problem solving.
Explores the science behind modern technology: TV, radio, Internet, cell phones/mobile devices, Earth to space communication, satellites, and GPS. Expands students’ understanding of light and sound as mechanisms of energy transfer and transfer of information between objects that are not in contact. Covers scientists and discoveries that led to modern technology.
Covers the best examples of successful businesses and/or business people that have incorporated or developed a new product, service or technology that help to reinvent or revolutionize their business and/or industry.
This book tells students what a robot is, provides a short history of robotics, and teaches them what the parts of a robot are and how those parts work together. It also points out pitfalls when building a simple robot and gives examples of how trouble spots were overcome.
This book profiles the lives of founders of the world's most popular Internet destinations: Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Perry Chen (Kickstarter), and Travis Kalanick (Uber).
This book provides common-sense tips about how to avoid online theft and the mining of personal data by advertisers and others. It also addresses how to safeguard personal computers and other digital devices.
This book describes the fundamental concepts, algorithms, tools, technologies, and best practices that enable Internet of Things (IoT) applications and architectures. It identifies future directions and technologies, facilitating insight into numerous scientific, business, and consumer applications, as well as addressing IoT challenges and discussing the conceptual and technological solutions for tackling them.
This book discusses the history of the abacus, the Jacquard loom, computer animation programs, and the Apple computer in the order they were developed. It shows how each subsequent invention was predicated on the invention before, how these innovations shaped the creative process, and how computers have come to play an integral role in our daily lives.
This book provides a closer look at the development of cave paintings, sculptures, sketch books, cameras, and computer-aided design software. These inventions have surprising links to one another, which the book outlines in chronological order, and have forever changed the landscape of art—and beyond.
This guide explains the basics of investing so you can use tools like certificates of deposit, savings bonds, and stocks to help your savings grow long before you need this money.
Examines the evolution of how we interact with the internet since its inception and how this has brought both good and bad - including cybercrime, piracy, and malware.
Explores the craft of journalistic writing in the formats of newspaper, magazine, and online.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.
This book explains the basics of how crowdfunding works, informing readers of how Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, works and about some of the projects it has made possible. It covers all the steps readers need to follow to start a Kickstarter campaign or create content and find supporters on Patreon as well as share how to bring your own ideas to life.
Details the life and careers of Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founders of Google, an internet search site created in the late 1990s. Covers the power of creativity, friendship, and hard work they achieved to enable people to have easy access to all information on the Web.
This book describes how law enforcement robots are designed to complete tasks that may be too difficult or dangerous for human law enforcement officers. Examples are given of robots that can move over rough terrain, fit in small spaces, and disable bombs.
Describes the signs, causes, and diagnosis of learning disabilities, and discusses the effects of other disabilities and chronic conditions on learning. It also provides coping tips and information on academic issues, assistive technology, and laws that protect the rights of people with learning disabilities.
Provides worldwide coverage of important legal topics of the day. Each chapter begins with an overview by a legal scholar, providing a framework for understanding the issue. Each overview is then followed by twelve essays on different countries around the world. The essays discuss laws in those countries, as well as the historical and cultural contexts in which those laws came about.
This book describes the physical elements, such as gears, wheels, and belts, needed for the robot to maneuver around and over objects in its environment. Included is a section on how design can affect the performance of the robot.
Presents statistics on numerous NAICS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Compiled from the most recent government publications. Covers input-output data by industrial sector when available as well as classifications of leading public and private corporations in each industry.
This book discusses the different ways you can send signals to your robot and how to set up circuit boards. There are also examples of the ways geometry, algebra, and trigonometry are used to program a robot to follow a designated path.
Profiles jobs in mathematics and physics such as Accountants and auditors, Actuaries, Architects, Astronomers, Engineers, Mathematicians, Tax preparers, and more.
Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, warning signs, and symptoms of mental health disorders, along with facts about treatment approaches and tips for teens on coping with stress, building self-esteem, and maintaining mental wellness. Includes a further reading list, a directory of crisis helplines and related organizations, and an index.
This book explores drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and their use in the for military purposes, including new developments in drone technology.
This guide teaches you how to mod in easy-to-do parts, offering loads of helpful explanations and cool projects along the way.
This book demonstrates how to use recycled materials, school supplies, and small electronics to make miniature robots. This Makerspace title includes a glossary and websites.
Touching upon the practical, legal, and psychological aspects of divorce and examining healthy emotional outlets and coping mechanisms, this book reassures teens through the grieving process and shows them that acceptance is ultimately possible.
This book explains the basic workings of internet connections, IP addresses, and bandwidth throttling. It explores the status of information control by governments and internet providers in both a United States and an international context, and the debate between those who support net neutrality and those who oppose it—a debate that affects every internet user today and in the years to come.
This book provides guidelines for young computer users to follow to help them avoid giving or receiving offense and even more serious forms of online trouble.
Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.
In this book, the scope of the growing problem of overreliance on digital technology, its causes, consequences, and efforts to address it are discussed.
This book covers many of the enjoyable and rewarding ways people find to entertain themselves online, as well as concerns about violence, addiction, and isolation.
This collection of articles chronicles the emergence of online gaming. As it has grown into a pop culture industry, new questions have been raised about the role of video games in business, politics, education, and culture.
This book explores 10 unique facets of Internet health and safety, including physical safety, information security, and the responsible use of technology, offering takeaways from interviews with experts in the field and suggestions for proactively improving users' Internet safety.
This book examines the benefits and consequences of storing massive amounts of personal data on the Internet.
In this book, various types of online sexual, financial, identity theft, and cyberbullying predators, along with the methods they employ, the effects on their victims, efforts to contain these illegal activities, and associated controversies are discussed.
This book will discuss the scope of the growing online privacy problem, potential consequences of "oversharing," and efforts to address it.
In this book, current and emerging online security threats are discussed, along with what technologists, policy makers, and ordinary citizens are doing to make the digital world safer and more secure.
This volume is composed of twelve chapters covering such topics as population, novel ecoysystem, geoengineering, climate change, animal ethics, conciliation, and extinction. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.
This book addresses feminism, including the aspects of human nature, intersectionality, sexism and oppression, LGBTQ theory, ecofeminism, and power.
This book addresses the themes of ethics across the life span, ethical issues in health and medical professionalism, and bioethics in social justice. The focus moves from the individual patient-provider relationship to those of the greater community.
This book focuses on the philosophy of religion, scrutinizing the religious claims present in twenty-four different aspects of religious thinking. It covers such topics as miracles, evil, theism, science and religion, dualism, resurrection, reincarnation, near-death experience, and religious terrorism, and uses film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events to provide illustrations of human experiences applicable to philosophical questions.
This book addresses the theme of ethics in such technology areas as cyber warfare, designing children, video games and virtual reality, nanotechnology, and technology and the environment. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.
The pioneers of astronomy and space exploration have advanced humankind’s understanding of the universe. Readers chronicle the lives of individuals positioned at the vanguard of astronomical discovery, laying the groundwork for space exploration past, present, and future.
Even as the field of medical science rapidly evolves, doctors, researchers, and other medical professionals serve as significant reminders of the human element that has sustained the craft of healing for millennia. Readers discover surveys of the lives of many of those who are persevered in their pioneering quest for new and improved ways to treat a variety of ailments and conditions.
Readers take a look at the work of those individuals who have helped shape and advance the green movement, which aims to provide a sustainable future on Earth.
Beginning in Europe in the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution continued growing and spreading as innovators around the world began modifying old machinery and methods for production or creating new ones. This volume profiles a number of the minds behind some of history’s greatest industrial advances, including Robert Fulton, Margaret Knight, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.
This book is the first-year title in a four-year series of plumbing apprentice training books developed in partnership with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation. It encompasses both residential and commercial plumbing, with core content centering around basic plumbing principles and codes.
Discusses the array of choices to be made and the obstacles to overcome when a young woman faces an unplanned pregnancy. It includes facts about abortion, adoption, prenatal care, nutrition, fetal development, and preparing for labor and delivery.
This book introduces the fundamentals of computer science using easy-to-understand language for a solid start and deeper understanding and appreciation of this complex subject. It covers related fields of study to illustrate the connections between the various branches of computer science including computer engineering, software engineering, biotechnology, security, robotics, gaming, and programming languages.
This resource introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of programming and coding, including basic principles ranging from 3D printing and Algorithms to Waterfall development and Worse-is-better, with attention paid to Information visualization, Uncertainty reduction theory, Technology in education, and more. Includes a Timeline of Inventions and Advancements, Glossary, Bibliography, and a Subject Index.
This volume provides readers with the important information they need to understand the basic concepts of artificial intelligence as well as ways that both AI and robotics can be successfully incorporated into manufacturing, transportation, education, and medicine.
Provides information about the hybrid technology used in the Prius, and discusses how the green movement is affecting the auto industry.
This encyclopedia discusses the practical, political, psychological, and philosophical challenges we face as technological advances have changed the landscape of traditional notions of privacy.
This book examines the relationship between human behavior and interaction and cyber security, focusing on a broad range of topics such as behavioral analysis, cyberpsychology, and online privacy.
This guide teaches the basics of coding with Python in a language that you can understand.
This book traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. It addresses various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse, with a clear summary of positions, as well as contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrums.
This step-by-step guide shows kids how to write computer games, build websites, make art and music, create electronic projects, and much more using Raspberry Pi.
Provides insightful advice and essential tips for career changers. This guide explores jobs in real estate, with self-assessment questions, further resources, and advice on ways to reach career goals.
In this book, readers learn that scientists and engineers are developing new ways to incorporate sensory data into virtual reality systems, enabling people to immerse themselves in other realities.
In this book, readers learn that computer scientists and cybersecurity engineers are in a race to stop hackers and limit their damage before people lose confidence in doing business on the Internet.
This book shows how to develop a research plan, beginning by starting research with a question, then offers an introduction to the broad range of useful research methods for cyber security research: observational, mathematical, experimental, and applied.
This book introduces readers to a career as a Robotics Engineer. It explores what the job entails, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment as prospects.
This book examines the use of robots and why they are poised to transform the health care industry. In some places robots are already carrying meals to patients, carting away dirty laundry, disinfecting floors, dispensing medication, assisting with surgeries, and helping patients with limited mobility.
The history of robots in the industrial world is filled with technological advances and pioneering engineers. The stories in this book create a comprehensive picture of how robots have influenced industries for long periods of time.
Law enforcement officers keep people safe, and robots are sometimes used to keep these officers safe. This book explores the evolution of robots in this important field, with detailed photographs helping readers visualize the technology they are reading about.
Robot doctors may seem to be something out of a science fiction film, but it's not that unlikely a concept anymore. In fact, robots are being used in hospitals around the world for important tasks, especially surgeries. Readers will discover the rich history of robots in medicine through detailed main text and fact boxes.
Space exploration and robotics are both exciting scientific frontiers, and in this book, which presents STEM concepts in a clear way, readers discover the many ways they intersect as they explore the history of robots in space. Fact boxes are also included to provide additional insight into the role robots have played in the evolution of space exploration.
This book looks at the world of robotics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.
This title presents the history of robotics. Text details how early mechanical automatons led to the advanced, intelligent robots of today. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.
This book introduces readers to underwater robots. Without underwater robots, people never would have been able to explore the shipwreck of the Titanic as much as they have.
This book shows readers how integral robots have become in many parts of industry, including in production, factories, and in situations dangerous for people.
This book lets readers know that robotics is already used to protect people in cities all around the United States. As robot technology continues to grow, patrolling human police officers could someday be a thing of the past!
This book covers the FDA approved Da Vinci surgical robotic system. It represents a whole segment of robots used to aid doctors, pharmacists, and others in the medical field. Readers are introduced to this cutting-edge medical technology with full-color photographs of robots actually used in hospitals and doctors' offices today.
This book discusses how robots are used in nature, and examines the complex relationship between technology and the natural world. Fact boxes and photographs are also provided.
This book introduces readers to space probes, a special kind of robot that can fly through space. They learn all about these incredible robots as well as other space technology including robotnauts, or robot astronauts!
This book introduces readers to specific examples of robots used by the US military. From the sea to the air, robots can be found in all branches of the military, and their number will only grow as technology continues to improve.
This book discusses how robots are being used more frequently by militaries around the world to keep soldiers out of harm's way. Full-color photographs and fact boxes are included.
This book discusses a wide variety of robots, along with the history of robotics, from ancient Greece and Rome, to the development of automata and robots in ancient China and the Islamic world, through to Western Civilization in the present day. Describes the wide array of applications for robots, the technical, social, political, ethical, and economic issues created by their increasing use, and various aspects of robotics development. Includes a list of additional resources.
This book explores the field of gaming as a career and the latest advancements in the development of video games. It provides an overview of various jobs in the field and how they relate to the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (aka STEAM).
This book explores the field of robotics as a career. It provides an overview of various jobs in the field and how they relate to the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (aka STEAM).
This book explores career opportunities in the social media field. It provides an overview of various jobs in the field and how they relate to the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (aka STEAM).
Learn how recipes are very much like mathematical formulas and that having a strong math background will help you improve your culinary skills.
Provides students with everything they need to know about saving and investing, including choosing the right bank, risk versus reward, and the nature of stocks and bonds as investments.
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
This book examines the key discoveries and technological marvels that have changed not only our understanding of the universe, but also the ways in which we communicate every day.
Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of auto racing.
Teaches kids how to design and develop their own games, create animations, interact with the online Scratch community, and more.
This book is focused on the fundamentals and using the free Scratch programming language. Written especially for first-time programmers, this book's hands-on approach emphasizes the design and development of programming logic. You'll learn important programming concepts without getting bogged down in complicated details.
Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.
This book provides a discussion on the latest research achievements in wireless networks and broadband technology.
This book describes the many kinds of sensors, how they work, and how to use them to get your robot to do what you want. There is also an example of the way sensors are used to get machines to perform complex tasks.
Provides information about the hybrid technology used in the Smart Car, and discusses how the green movement is affecting the auto industry.
This book describes state-of-the-art devices, including tracking devices to monitor endangered animals or help find lost pets and sensors in water treatment facilities that can help control a city's water supply.