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"Man a Machine" by Julien Offray de La Mettrie (translated by Gertrude Carman Bussey). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Reference and Information Services

By Kay Ann Cassell,Uma Hiremath
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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 1555708595
  • Total of Pages : 510
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 116
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Search skills of today bear little resemblance to searches through print publications. Reference service has become much more complex than in the past, and is in a constant state of flux. Learning the skill sets of a worthy reference librarian can be challenging, unending, rewarding, and-- yes, fun.

From Airline Reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog

By Martin Campbell-Kelly
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  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Book Code : 0262250276
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 461
  • Pdf File: from-airline-reservations-to-sonic-the-hedgehog.pdf

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A business history of the software industry from the days of custom programming to the age of mass-market software and video games. From its first glimmerings in the 1950s, the software industry has evolved to become the fourth largest industrial sector of the US economy. Starting with a handful of software contractors who produced specialized programs for the few existing machines, the industry grew to include producers of corporate software packages and then makers of mass-market products and recreational software. This book tells the story of each of these types of firm, focusing on the products they developed, the business models they followed, and the markets they served. By describing the breadth of this industry, Martin Campbell-Kelly corrects the popular misconception that one firm is at the center of the software universe. He also tells the story of lucrative software products such as IBM's CICS and SAP's R/3, which, though little known to the general public, lie at the heart of today's information infrastructure.With its wealth of industry data and its thoughtful judgments, this book will become a starting point for all future investigations of this fundamental component of computer history.

Why Do They Hate Us?

By Steve Slocum
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  • Publisher : Top Reads Publishing, LLC
  • Book Code : 0998683876
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: why-do-they-hate-us.pdf

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”Effectively countering pernicious, misinformed narratives, this is an essential contribution to interfaith studies." —Publishers Weekly TOP 10 RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY BOOKS OF 2019 ”Well-researched, cogently argued... avoids clichés and deeply examines the complex relationship between Islam and the West.” —Booklist, starred review BEST INDIE NON-FICTION BOOKS OF 2019 ”A clear, concise, and thoughtful introduction to Islam.” —Kirkus, starred review With Americans still in shock after watching packed airliners slam into the twin towers, George W. Bush asked America, “Why do they hate us?” After 9/11, the world became more fearful, and acts of terrorism were prominent in the news cycles. In Why Do They Hate Us?, author Steve Slocum takes the spotlight off the extremists and instead exposes the heart of the everyday Muslim through Christian outreach. ”In an era of rampant Islamophobia, Slocum's book is essential reading.” - Todd H. Green, author of The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West Why Do They Hate Us? brings the story of Mohammed to life and unveils the storied history of Islam with refreshing detail. Slocum clears up common misconceptions about jihad, Sharia law and the role of women in Islam. He then connects the dots for readers of all faiths between cause and effect for the rise in Islamophobia. Finally, Slocum suggests practical ways to overcome societal fears by face-to-face interaction with our Muslim neighbors. Why Do They Hate Us? is sprinkled with stories from the lives of everyday Muslims and anecdotes from Slocum’s time in Kazakhstan, allowing the reader to catch a glimpse of a different side of Muslims than portrayed in the media. “Before reading this book I knew very little about Islam despite a pastoral career. I now feel like I know much more. It left me with a hunger to befriend Muslims.” - Pastor Martha Freeman, M.Div.