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- Elsevier Science 2008; US$ 85.95
Mobile communications users are demanding increased reliability, functionality, and accessibility; they want "always on" access to voice, e-mail, text, and multimedia services as they roam from home to auto to office to outdoor/indoor locations. In addition, there is an increasing deamnd to replace separate landline/mobile telephones with a single... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2008; US$ 22.95
Will machines become more intelligent than humans? Will foods in our fridge speak to each other using radio waves, then come up with options for tonight's menu? What about a pill that improves your memory? Or a front door that tells you if the person knocking is a stranger?These are just some of the forecasts about how the world will change in the... more...
- Scribe Publications 2009; US$ 21.99
Prediction is a dangerous game - the future is never a straight, linear extrapolation from the present. Unexpected innovations and events will conspire to trip up the best-laid plans - but it's better than not thinking about the future at all. This updated and revised edition of Future Files is filled with provocative forecasts about how the world... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95
In this absorbing new book, Watson argues that despite the advances of the digital age, it has also robbed us of some of our best ideas; to regain them, he advocates for the benefits of boredom and going solo, among other techniques. Future Minds illustrates how to maximize the potential of digital technology and minimize its greatest downside, addressing... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 13.34
What will the world look like in 2020, 2030 or even 2100? How will progress in scientific research affect human life in the areas of health and lifestyle, energy and the environment, politics and conflict, space exploration and even the ultimate questions of existence? This book offers an electrifying trip through the wonders ? and terrors ? awaiting... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95
What will the world look like in 2020, 2030 or even 2100? How will progress in scientific research affect human life in the areas of health and lifestyle, energy and the environment, politics and conflict, space exploration and even the ultimate questions of existence? This thoroughly researched and superbly written book offers an electrifying trip... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2007; US$ 16.95
For those interested in euphemisms, metaphors or modegreens, or autoantonyms, this is a tantalizing taste of the lighter side of English. Learn the origins of common words and the changes made over centuries. Figure out why spelling and pronunciation don't always match up, and see how silly came to have seven different meanings! Stroll through the... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2007; US$ 16.95
In an entertaining journey through the peculiarities, illogicalities and sheer charm of the English language, Much Ado About English wanders down the languages idiosyncratic and surprising byways. Richard Watson Todd considers everything from the origins of words to their erratic spelling and unexpected uses, where words have come from and how... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95
The Report of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education chaired by Sir Ron Dearing was published in July 1997. It represents the first officially sponsored systematic examination of the United Kingdom's system of higher education since the Robbins Report over 25 years ago. This book is an authoritative evaluation of the cogency, relevance... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 59.95
Digital triage forensics (DTF) is a procedural model for the investigation of digital crime scenes including both traditional crime scenes and the more complex battlefield crime scenes. The U.S. Army and other traditional police agencies use this model for current digital forensic applications. The tool, training, and techniques from this practice... more...