Wednesday, July 7, 2010

BBC - China's Terracotta Army (2007)

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BBC - China's Terracotta Army (2007)

English | Subtitle: English | PDTV XviD AC3-MVGroup | AVI | XviD 720x400 1660kbps 25fps | AC3 128Kbps 2Ch 48KHz | 59mn 1s | 757MB

Genre: Documentary

Documentary following the making of the British Museum's biggest exhibition in a generation and telling the story of its subject, the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi, who founded the world's oldest political entity and created the spectacular Terracotta Army to guard his vast tomb. Dan Snow follows museum curator Jane Portal and the design team as they create the exhibition, and travels to China to see the original Great Wall, the sacred mountain Tai Shan and the necropolis at Xian.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

“20 Things that Happen in 1 Minute” Graphic

“20 Things that Happen in 1 Minute” Graphic: "

p.j. sent me this graphic that shows a number of things that happen in 1 minute. She found it at a website that gives insurance quotes, oddly enough, but in general the sources don’t appear to me to be ones that would be prone to industry-friendly bias:

NOTE: Readers are making some really interesting points about the representations here in the comments, so check ‘em out.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Prevention of Oral Disease by John J. Murray, June H. Nunn, and James G. Steele

Prevention of Oral Disease by John J. Murray, June H. Nunn, and James G. Steele
Publisher: Oxford University Press | 4 edition (July 17, 2003) | ISBN: 0192632795 | Pages: 292 | PDF | 4.8 MB

`Comprehensive review of prevention of all conditions that affect the mouth, and the implications of the changing pattern of dental disease, and the impact on resources and treatment needed... I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and it was nice to see the updating of the statistics... this is a very useful book, whether for a student or qualified dentist, and I think it a worthwhile investment and addition to your library.' Clive Nicholls


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

IT Service Catalog Process Management Templates and Examples Workbook - The ...

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Service Catalog Management is a key component of the ITIL Framework. Carefully planned and documented IT Service Management (ITSM) processes are becoming an increasingly important component in the delivery of higher customer satisfaction. The Service Catalog Process Management Templates and Examples Workbook provides a wide variety of resources to boost your understanding and ability to implement and manage Service Catalog Management in your organization.


Organizational Behaviour

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Organizational Behaviour has assumed greater importance due to globalised economy, technical change and changed social and demographic environment. The book explains in detail the concepts of individual, group and organizational behaviour modification. Various theories have been explained in a scientific manner and have been supported by empirical research. The book is divided into four parts and written in Indian context. At the end of each chapter, a case has been given for better assimilation of the contents. The facilitator is expected to conduct workshops with the help of various instruments that have been appended.

The book has been written keeping in view the requirements of management students, academicians, professionals and a lay person who has interest in the study of behaviour science. The book will be a valuable possession for defence services officers to manage soldiers in day-to-day life as it explains various theories on leadership, motivation, transactional analysis, managing stress and conflicts and various other organizational concepts.

About the Author(s):

Prof. V.G.Kondalkar has a vast experience in handling human resources and developing organisations. He is a teacher, trainer, advisor and facilitator. He has served Defence Services for 32 years and retired as Colonel from Infantry. While in defence services, he held key operational, staff and instructional appointments. He is a postgraduate from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Madras University, Chennai. He obtained MBA from DAVV, Indore and has taught MBA for six years at Prestige Institute of Management, Indore, (MP). Presently, he is Professor and HOD of VNS Institute of Management, Bhopal. He has written ``Organizational Behavior`` a textbook for MBA. He has number or articles to his credit and written book reviews, cases and guided many research projects.

He is a member of Board of Studies (Management) of Barkatullah University, Bhopal, subject expert, paper setter and examiner of various universities. His areas of interests are OB, OD, OE, leadership and team building. In addition, he has prepared subject material for distance learning programme of Yashvantrao Chauahn Maharashtra University, Nasik, Maharashtra State.

Introduction to Organizational Behaviour? Study of Organizational Behaviour
Evolution of Management Concepts
Individual Dimensions of Organizational Behaviour? Individual Dimensions of Organizational Behaviour
Value Attitude and Job Satisfaction
Perception and Individual Decision Making
Group Dynamics? Interpersonal Behaviour (Transactional Analysis)
Foundation of Group Behaviour
Conflict Management
Stress Management
The Dynamics of Communication
Power and Politics
Dynamics of Organization? Organizational Structure
Job Design
Management of Change
Organizational Development
Organizational Culture and Climate.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day

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Influence search engine results and bring targeted traffic to your Web site with an hour a day of search engine optimization (SEO). Drawing on years of experience as successful SEO consultants, Jennifer Grappone and Gradiva Couzin provide detailed, practical, and often surprisingly simple techniques for improving results. Their simple strategies include setting SEO goals, site optimization, developing and implementing a strategy that might include both free and paid efforts, and tools for monitoring trends, measuring the competition, and tracking results.


Fighter Combat: Tactics and Maneuvering (Repost)

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Robert L. Shaw - Fighter Combat: Tactics and Maneuvering
Naval Institute Press | 1985 | ISBN: 0870210599 | 447 pages | PDF | 5.38MB

This book is one of the best single-source volumes on the complexity of modern aircraft combat maneuvering. It is not light reading, but fighter aviation is deadly serious - high speed, three dimensional chess where the loss of the game is a very ugly death. The book begins with the basics (flight sim players might find it useful to consider his chapters "lesson plans" for practicing) and gradually take the reader into greater depth. Readers may find it useful to re-read some chapters - the text is fairly tight and there is much of value in here that might get overlooked.
While individual aircraft systems and weapons vary, the basic principles of aerial killing have not changed since WWI: see before being seen, kill before the enemy realizes he is dead, protect your wingman, and come home alive. Shaw shows you how it is done.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Security Controls for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 IT Compliance: Authorizatio...

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Security Controls for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 IT Compliance: Authorization, Authentication, and Access

Dennis C. Brewer, «Security Controls for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 IT Compliance: Authorization, Authentication, and Access»
John Wiley & Sons | ISBN: 0764598384 | 2005 | PDF | 262 pages | 5.3 MB

Your step-by-step guide to creating authentication processes that assure compliance. To comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, you must design an information technology infrastructure that can protect the privacy and access integrity of your data, particularly online, while not restricting business activity. This book shows you how to do that, explaining what you need to know every step of the way.


Google Hacking for Penetration Testers (Repost)

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Google Hacking for Penetration Testers
By Johnny Long, Ed Skoudis, Alrik van Eijkelenborg

Publisher: Syngress | 2005 | 448 Pages | ISBN: 1931836361 | PDF | 26.6 MB

Google, the most popular search engine worldwide, provides web surfers with an easy-to-use guide to the Internet, with web and image searches, language translation, and a range of features that make web navigation simple enough for even the novice user. What many users don't realize is that the deceptively simple components that make Google so easy to use are the same features that generously unlock security flaws for the malicious hacker. Vulnerabilities in website security can be discovered through Google hacking, techniques applied to the search engine by computer criminals, identity thieves, and even terrorists to uncover secure information. This book beats Google hackers to the punch, equipping web administrators with penetration testing applications to ensure their site is invulnerable to a hacker's search.

Penetration Testing with Google Hacks explores the explosive growth of a technique known as "Google Hacking." When the modern security landscape includes such heady topics as "blind SQL injection" and "integer overflows," it's refreshing to see such a deceptively simple tool bent to achieve such amazing results; this is hacking in the purest sense of the word. Readers will learn how to torque Google to detect SQL injection points and login portals, execute port scans and CGI scans, fingerprint web servers, locate incredible information caches such as firewall and IDS logs, password databases, SQL dumps and much more - all without sending a single packet to the target! Borrowing the techniques pioneered by malicious "Google hackers," this talk aims to show security practitioners how to properly protect clients from this often overlooked and dangerous form of information leakage.

*First book about Google targeting IT professionals and security leaks through web browsing.

*Author Johnny Long, the authority on Google hacking, will be speaking about "Google Hacking" at the Black Hat 2004 Briefing. His presentation on penetrating security flaws with Google is expected to create a lot of buzz and exposure for the topic.

*Johnny Long's Web site hosts the largest repository of Google security exposures and is the most popular destination for security professionals who want to learn about the dark side of Google.


Risk Management: Concepts and Guidance

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Risk Management: Concepts and Guidance, third edition, is an encyclopedia of risk management tools, practices and protocols. Its 35 tool-packed chapters cover the latest perspectives on risk, focusing on a systematic approach to risk management. It highlights specific techniques to enhance organizational risk identification, assessment and management, all within the project and program environments.


Telecommunications: A Beginner's Guide

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Telecommunications: A Beginner's Guide
By Pete Shaner, Gerald Everett Jones

Publisher:McGraw-Hill Companies | 2002 | 527 Pages | ISBN: 0072225491 | PDF | 15.3 MB


Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications (4 V...

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Sebastián Martorell, Carlos Guedes Soares, Julie Barnett "Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications (4 Volumes)"
CRC | English | 2008-09-10 | ISBN: 0415485134 | 3510 pages | PDF | 40 MB

Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis. Theory, Methods and Applications contains the papers presented at the joint ESREL (European Safety and Reliability) and SRA-Europe (Society for Risk Analysis Europe) Conference (Valencia, Spain, 22-25 September 2008).

The book covers a wide range of topics, including: Accident and Incident Investigation; Crisis and Emergency Management; Decision Support Systems and Software Tools for Safety and Reliability; Dynamic Reliability; Fault Identification and Diagnostics; Human Factors; Integrated Risk Management and Risk-Informed Decision-making; Legislative dimensions of risk management; Maintenance Modelling and Optimisation; Monte Carlo Methods in System Safety and Reliability; Occupational Safety; Organizational Learning; Reliability and Safety Data; Collection and Analysis; Risk and Evidence Based Policy Making; Risk and Hazard Analysis; Risk Control in Complex Environments; Risk Perception and Communication; Safety Culture; Safety Management Systems; Software Reliability; Stakeholder and public involvement in risk governance; Structural Reliability and Design Codes; System Reliability Analysis; Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis.

Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis. Theory, Methods and Applications will be of interest for academics and professionals working in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors, including Aeronautics and Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Insurance and Finance, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Policy Making and Public Planning.


The eMarketplace: Strategies for Success in B2B eCommerce

The eMarketplace: Strategies for Success in B2B eCommerce
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies ISBN: 0071361235 edition 2000 CHM 343 pages 1,56 mb

One trillion dollars. That's what's at stake in the next few years in business-to-business e-commerce. Research shows that b-to-b spending will soar from $43 billion to over $1 trillion. Meanwhile, in the same span of time, business-to-consumer spending is expected to rise from $7.8 to only $108 billion. That's what's in the future for business-to-business electronic commerce, and companies like eSteel and PlasticsNet are already halfway there.

Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin

Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin

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Livia Kohn "Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin"
University of Hawaii Press English 2008-11-30 ISBN: 0824832698 268 pages PDF 3,1 MB


Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin

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Livia Kohn "Chinese Healing Exercises: The Tradition of Daoyin"
University of Hawaii Press English 2008-11-30 ISBN: 0824832698 268 pages PDF 3,1 MB

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Michael Howard, "19 Deadly Sins of Software Security"

Michael Howard, "19 Deadly Sins of Software Security"


Mcgraw-Hill Osborne Media 2005 ISBN: 0072260858 304 pages CHM 1 MB

TThis essential book for all software developers--regardless of platform, language, or type of application--outlines the «19 deadly sins» of software security and shows how to fix each one. Best-selling authors Michael Howard and David LeBlanc, who teach Microsoft employees how to secure code, have partnered with John Viega, the man who uncovered the 19 deadly programming sins to write this much-needed book.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Problem solving

Tudor Rickards PhD (born 1941 in Pontypridd, Wales) is an author on creativity and leadership in business and management. He is based at Manchester Business School in the UK, where he is Professor of Creativity and Organizational Change] Rickards is an influential figure in the study and application of creativity, particularly in Europe.

By the mid-70s he had established international contacts. A collaboration with Horst Geschka at the Battelle Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, lead to a joint publication comparing practices and deficiencies in the application of creativity techniques in the UK and in Germany. Furthermore he participated in most of the European creativity conferences as a speaker or active participant. During this time he intensively worked on the development of networks enabling European creativity practitioners to work together and explore alternatives to the dominant US models.

He co-founded the academic journal, Creativity and Innovation Management, in 1991 and is Alex Osborn Visiting Professor at State University of New York, Buffalo, a lifetime position offered to scholars who are deemed to enrich teaching at the University’s Centre for Studies in Creativity.

Rickards is regularly quoted in the British media. He is a pioneer and advocate of the ‘Manchester Method’ – the system of creative and applied learning championed by Manchester Business School – on which he has written widely.

He was an early promoter in Europe of the TRIZ system of creativity and idea generation, inviting TRIZ pioneer Dr Phan Dung to speak at EACI (European Association of Creativity and Innovation) conferences and publishing some of the first papers in English by Dr Phan Dung on the subject in Creativity and Innovation Management.

Challenging traditional models of creative thinking, leadership, problem solving and team building, Rickards’ research has been described by The Financial Times as non-traditional. The influences and inspirations for his insights and research are diverse, and include chess, poetry, sport and politics. The world of nature has also been a powerful source of inspiration, with well-publicised work on intelligent horsemanship] and the lessons it offers for the workplace, and profiling management and leadership styles using animal behaviour.] His work has been criticised for attempting to learn lessons from studying animal rather than human behaviour.


Surgical Manual of Implant Dentistry: Step-by-step Procedures

Daniel Buser, Jun-Young Cho, Alvin B. K. Yeo, "Surgical Manual of Implant Dentistry: Step-by-step Procedures"
Quintessence Pub Co | 2007-02-28 | ISBN: 0867153792 | 136 pages | PDF | 14 MB

The purpose of this practical manual is to describe and illustrate each step of the basic surgical procedures involved in the placement of implants in qualified patients. To that end, each procedure is briefly but lucidly described; carefully illustrated in a series of drawings of the techniques and instrumentation used; and reinforced through clinical photographs, including radiographic and postoperative follow-up views. In addition to the basic implant surgical principles, evidence-based indications and procedures for guided bone regeneration in apical fenestration and crestal dehiscence defects, and for simultaneous sinus floor elevation via the lateral window and osteotome techniques are featured.


Monday, August 10, 2009

PDQ Endodontics

PDQ Endodontics By John I. Ingle
Publisher: BC Decker Inc. | ISBN: 1550092731 | 2005-04-01 | PDF | 298 pages | 1.24 Mb
PDQ Endodontics

PDQ Endodontics is a revised, abridged version of the full text, Endodontics, Fifth Edition. This concise text covers diagnosis and treatment procedures. Specific sections of the text thoroughly address the access, cleaning and shaping, and the filling of the root canal system. Also examined are endodontic mishaps, endodontic emergencies, and the restoration of endodontically-treated teeth. Recent additions include the broadening use of MTA and the introduction to MTAD, the new irrigant that not only removes the smear layer but disinfects the canal as well. Need-to-know information is well-supported by the extensive inclusion of illustrations, many in full color, making this an atlas of endodontic therapy.


Dental Caries - The Disease and Its Clinical Management

Dental Caries - The Disease and Its Clinical Management

Dental Caries is a major new work on a subject of vital concern to all dentists. It builds on the work of two former books, Textbook of Clinical Cariology and Fluoride in Dentistry, to present a definitive resource on caries prevention and treatment. The management of dental caries is central to daily work in dental offices because caries is ubiquitous in all populations, lesion development continues lifelong and caries is the most common cause of tooth loss around the world.
The book’s logical structure consists of four parts, covering: The Disease; Diagnosis; Prevention, Non-Operative and Operative Treatment and Prognosis. It provides a clear understanding of the disease process, be it at an individual or population level. The Editors are joined by 28 expert authors who have contributed a wealth of chapters, ranging from the role of fluorides to restoring the tooth. Careful balance between prophylaxis and surgical intervention guides the reader through the maze of treatment decisions, while the breadth of the book reflects diverse, and sometimes controversial, opinion on dental caries.