Oxígeno. Una historia de cuatro mil millones de años

By Donald E. Canfield

El aire que respiramos tiene un 21% de oxígeno, una cantidad mayor que en cualquier otro mundo conocido. Aunque podemos dar por sentado nuestro aire, l. a. Tierra no fue siempre un planeta oxigenado. ¿Cómo se volvió así? Oxígeno es l. a. narración más actualizada de los angeles historia del oxígeno atmosférico enla Tierra. Donald E. Canfield –una de las principales autoridades en geoquímica, historia de l. a. Tierra y los océanos primitivos— recorre esta vasta historia, poniendo el énfasis en su relación con l. a. evolución de l. a. vida y l. a. química cambiante dela Tierra. Con una narrativa en primera character accesible y colorista, bebe de multitud de disciplinas, como l. a. geología, l. a. paleontología, los angeles geoquímica, los angeles bioquímica, l. a. fisiología animal y los angeles microbiología, para explicar por qué nuestro planeta oxigenado se volvió el lugar perfect para l. a. vida. Al describir qué procesos, tanto biológicos como geológicos, actúan para controlar los niveles de oxígeno en l. a. atmósfera, el autor rastrea a través del tiempo los registros de l. a. concentración de oxígeno. El lector aprende acerca del «gran suceso de oxidación», el punto de inflexión en que, hace 2.300 millones de años, el contenido de oxígeno dela Tierrase incrementó radicalmente, y Canfield examina cómo l. a. oxigenación creó un entorno favorable para l. a. evolución de los animales. El autor guía a los lectores por las diversas líneas de evidencia científica, considera algunos de las vías erróneas y callejones sin salida que han surgido en el camino, y destaca a los científicos que han hecho los descubrimientos clave en el campo. Mostrando cómo los angeles atmósfera de l. a. Tierrase ha desarrollado en el tiempo, Oxígeno conduce a los lectores en un viaje extraordinario por los angeles historia de l. a. oxigenación de nuestro planeta.

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The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry's War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties (Science/Technology/Culture)

By Aram Sinnreich

Within the decade and a part considering that Napster first emerged, eternally altering the face of electronic tradition, the declare that "internet pirates killed the track undefined" has turn into so ubiquitous that it truly is handled as universal wisdom. Piracy is an endemic on valid companies and hard-working artists, we're advised, a "cybercrime" just like identification fraud or maybe terrorism.

In The Piracy Crusade, Aram Sinnreich evaluations the inspiration of "piracy" as a fantasy perpetuated through modern-day cultural cartels―the handful of businesses that dominate the movie, software program, and particularly song industries. As electronic networks have permeated our social setting, they've got provided gigantic numbers of individuals the chance to scan with leading edge cultural and entrepreneurial principles predicated at the trust that details will be shared generally. This has left the media cartels, whose strength has traditionally resided of their skill to limit the movement of cultural info, with tough offerings: adapt to this new setting, struggle the adjustments teeth and nail, or settle for obsolescence. Their choice to struggle has led to ever greater copyright legislation and the competitive pursuit of accused infringers.

Yet the main risky legacy of this "piracy campaign" isn't the harm inflicted on promising start-ups or on well-intentioned civilians stuck within the crosshairs of file-sharing litigation. way more troubling, Sinnreich argues, are the wider implications of copyright legislation and international treaties that sacrifice loose speech and privateness within the identify of fighting the phantom of piracy―policies that threaten to undermine the rules of democratic society.

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Computers Of Star Trek

By Lois H. Gresh, Robert Weinberg

The depiction of desktops at the a number of "Star Trek" sequence has ranged from lame to breathtakingly creative. This ebook covers the gamut, and makes lucid and enjoyable comparability of those fictional desktops with those who now exist or are inclined to inhabit our destiny. all through its background, "Star Trek" has been a correct mirrored image of up to date rules approximately desktops and their position in our lives. Affectionately yet with out illusions, The desktops of megastar Trek exhibits how these rules examine with what we now be aware of we will and should do with computers.

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UX for Beginners: A Crash Course in 100 Short Lessons

By Joel Marsh

Apps! web pages! Rubber geese! bare Ninjas! This publication has every thing. with a purpose to start in person event layout (UX), you've gotten come to the best position: a hundred self-contained classes that hide the full spectrum of fundamentals.

Forget dry, technical fabric. This book—based at the wildly well known UX Crash path from Joel Marsh’s weblog The Hipper Element—is laced with the author's snarky model of humor, and teaches UX in an easy, useful means. turning into a qualified doesn’t must be boring.

Follow the real-life UX method from start-to-finish and follow the talents as you examine, or refresh your reminiscence sooner than the subsequent assembly. UX for Beginners is ideal for non-designers who are looking to turn into designers, managers who educate UX, and programmers, salespeople, or agents who are looking to study more.

  • Start from scratch: the basics of UX
  • Research the unusual and lovely issues clients do
  • The strategy and technological know-how of constructing something user-friendly
  • Use measurement, colour, and format to aid and impact users
  • Plan and create wireframes
  • Make your designs believe enticing and persuasive
  • Measure how your layout works within the actual world
  • Find out what a UX clothier does all day

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Silicon Earth: Introduction to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, Second Edition

By John D. Cressler

We are within the middle of the main life-changing technological revolution the Earth has ever recognized. In little greater than sixty five years, an eye-blink in human heritage, a unmarried technological invention has introduced the proverbial thousand ships, generating the main sweeping and pervasive set of alterations ever to clean over humankind; adjustments which are reshaping the very middle of human life, on an international scale, at a relentlessly accelerating velocity. And we're simply on the very beginning.

Silicon Earth: creation to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology introduces readers with very little technical historical past to the marvels of microelectronics and nanotechnology, utilizing basic language, an intuitive method, minimum math, and plenty of images. the overall clinical and engineering underpinnings of microelectronics and nanotechnology are defined, in addition to how this new technological revolution is reworking a extensive array of interdisciplinary fields, and civilization as a complete. specific "widget deconstruction" chapters deal with the interior workings of ubiquitous micro/nano-enabled items of know-how, equivalent to smartphones, flash drives, and electronic cameras.

Completely up to date and upgraded to complete colour, the Second Edition:

  • Includes new fabric at the layout of digital platforms, the way forward for electronics, and the societal effect of micro/nanotechnology
  • Provides new widget deconstructions of state-of-the-art tech devices just like the GPS-enabled smartwatch
  • Adds end-of-chapter learn questions and 1000's of latest colour photos

Silicon Earth: creation to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, moment variation

is a pick-up-and-read-cover-to-cover e-book for these desirous about the micro/nanoworld, in addition to a classroom-tested, student-and-professor-approved textual content perfect for an undergraduate-level college path. Lecture slides, homework examples, a deconstruction venture, and dialogue threads can be found through an author-maintained website.

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CCENT Study Guide: Exam 100-101 (ICND1)

By Todd Lammle

The most up-to-date supplying from Cisco professional Todd Lammle for the recent CCENT Certification

Written through specialist and Cisco networking guru, Todd Lammle, CCENT examine Guide improves at the well known Sybex learn consultant process by means of delivering one hundred pc assurance of the ICND1 (#100-101) examination goals. The publication includes targeted info and examples on the most important Cisco networking themes, and gives functional examples and insights drawn from Todd's nearly 30 years of real-world adventure. you are going to even have entry to dozens of hands-on labs to get the mandatory adventure had to cross the exam.

  • Covers working IP info networks
  • Deciphers realizing switching and routing technologies
  • Discusses troubleshooting and community security
  • Explains operating with IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

In addition, entry is supplied to a strong set of studying instruments, together with the Sybex try out engine with hundreds of thousands of pattern questions, a pre-assessment attempt, ICND1 perform tests, and digital flashcards. BONUS: additionally encompasses a community simulator for readers to accomplish all the hands-on labs incorporated within the ebook and writer videos.

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Morphogenesis: Origins of Patterns and Shapes (Springer Complexity)

What are the relatives among the form of a approach of towns and that of fish university? Which occasions should still occur in a phone so that it participates to 1 of the finger of our fingers? easy methods to interpret the form of a sand dune? This collective booklet written for the non-specialist addresses those questions and extra more often than not, the basic factor of the emergence of kinds and styles in actual and dwelling structures. it's a unmarried publication collecting different features of morphogenesis and methods built in numerous disciplines on form and trend formation. counting on the seminal works of D’Arcy Thompson, Alan Turing and René Thom, it confronts significant examples like plant development and form, intra-cellular association, evolution of dwelling types or motifs generated by means of crystals. A ebook necessary to comprehend common ideas at paintings within the shapes and styles surrounding us but additionally to prevent spurious analogies.

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UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want

By Jaime Levy

User event (UX) procedure calls for a cautious mixture of commercial technique and UX layout, yet before, there hasn’t been an easy-to-apply framework for executing it. This hands-on consultant introduces light-weight technique instruments and methods that can assist you and your crew craft leading edge multi-device items that individuals are looking to use.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, UX/UI dressmaker, product supervisor, or a part of an intrapreneurial staff, this ebook teaches simple-to-advanced techniques so that you can use on your paintings instantly. in addition to company situations, old context, and real-world examples all through, you’ll additionally achieve diverse views at the topic via interviews with best strategists.

  • Define and validate your objective clients via provisional personas and patron discovery techniques
  • Conduct aggressive examine and research to discover a crowded market or a chance to create certain value
  • Focus your workforce at the basic application and enterprise version of your product by means of operating established experiments utilizing prototypes
  • Devise UX funnels that elevate consumer engagement via mapping wanted person activities to significant metrics

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What Technology Wants

By Kevin Kelly

From the writer of the manhattan Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping imaginative and prescient of technology as a residing strength that may extend our individual potential 


In this provocative e-book, certainly one of modern-day most dear thinkers turns the dialog approximately expertise on its head by means of viewing know-how as a typical procedure, an extension of organic evolution. via mapping the habit of existence, we ironically get a glimpse at the place know-how is headed-or "what it wants." Kevin Kelly bargains a dozen trajectories within the coming many years for this near-living procedure. And as we align ourselves with technology's time table, we will be able to seize its sizeable strength. This visionary and positive e-book explores how know-how provides our lives larger which means and is a must-read for an individual focused on the future.

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