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Once considered an inexhaustible source of food, the oceans are now in danger of being significantly depleted. Matt Damon hosts “The State of the Planet’s Oceans” as award-winning filmmakers Hal and Marilyn Weiner investigate the health and sustainability of the world’s oceans and the issues affecting marine preserves, fisheries, and coastal ecosystems in the United States and worldwide. (From YouTube)
http://dgjigvacl6ipj.cloudfront.net/media/swf/PBSPlayer.swf PLAN B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization features Lester Brown, environmental visionary and author of “Plan B.” This documentary delivers a clear and unflinching message – either confront the realities of climate change or suffer the consequences of lost civilizations and failed political states. Brown, together with other notable scholars and scientists, including Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, provides a glimpse into a new and emerging economy based upon renewable resources as well as strategies to avoid the growing threat of global warming. (From PBS)
This two-hour special, hosted by ABC “Nightline” correspondent Robert Krulwich, chronicles the fiercely competitive race to capture one of the biggest scientific prizes ever: the complete letter-by-letter sequence of genetic information that defines human life—the human genome. NOVA tells the story of the genome triumph and its profound implications for medicine and human health.
Get complete coverage of all the objectives included on the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker exam inside this comprehensive resource. Written by an IT security expert, this authoritative guide covers the vendor-neutral CEH exam in full detail. You’ll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. COVERS ALL EXAM TOPICS, INCLUDING:
There are books on the nuts and bolts of web design and there are books about website aesthetics, showcasing examples of good design. This book contains the essentials of both, addressing the skillsets required to produce websites that are functional and elegant, but from a graphic designer’s perspective. It demonstrates that you can design a working website in minutes without the need for expensive programs. Chapters include Code, Layout, Text and Typography, and Images and Colour Schemes. Useful “tips and tricks” panels are included, as well as step by step projects such as how to produce a portfolio site, that will be of interest to design students and to graduates of all disciplines. Inspirational “Trailblazer” case studies showcase the best of contemporary designers and their work. Blogs, Facebook, Flickr and HTML5, and new ways of using the web, such as mobile phones and netbooks, are also discussed.(From Google Books)
This book presents the major arguments for and against regulation of the Internet. Topic include the need for policing online activities of teens, cyberbullying , cyberterrorism, internet pornography, and social networks and their vulnerability to crime.
Now, more than ever, parents need help in navigating their kids’ online, media-saturated lives. Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, the nation’s leading kids-and media organization, and the father of four children, knows that many parents and teachers— unlike their technology-savvy kids—may be tourists in the online world. In this essential book, Steyer—a frequent commentator on national TV and radio—offers an engaging blend of straightforward advice and anecdotes that address what he calls RAP, the major pitfalls relating to kids’ use of media and technology: relationship issues, attention/ addiction problems, and the lack of privacy. Instead of shielding children completely from online images and messages, Steyer’s practical approach gives parents essential tools to help filter content, preserve good relationships with their children, and make common sense, value-driven judgments for kids of all ages.
Not just about Facebook, this comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to the online world, media, and mobile devices belongs in the hands of all parents and educators raising kids in today’s digital age. (From Google Books)
Literary scholars face a new and often baffling reality in the classroom: students spend more time looking at glowing screens than reading printed text. The social lives of these students take place in cyberspace instead of the student pub. Their favorite narratives exist in video games, not books. How do teachers who grew up in a different world engage these students without watering down pedagogy? Clint Burnham and Paul Budra have assembled a group of specialists in visual poetry, graphic novels, digital humanities, role-playing games, television studies, and, yes, even the middle-brow novel, to address this question. Contributors give a brief description of their subject, investigate how it confronts traditional notions of the literary, and ask what contemporary literary theory can illuminate about their text before explaining how their subject can be taught in the 21st-century classroom. (From Google Books)