Journey to Planet Earth: “State of the Planet’s Oceans” DVD

Call number: GC 1018 .J68 2009


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)

Journey to Planet Earth: PLAN B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization DVD

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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)

Cracking the Code of Life DVD

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Call number: QH445.2 .C73 2004

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.

CEH, Certified Ethical Hacker : exam guide : all-in-one / Matt Walker

Call number: QA76.3 .W3344 2012

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:

  • Introduction to ethical hacking
  • Cryptography
  • Reconnaissance and footprinting
  • Network scanning
  • Enumeration
  • System hacking
  • Evasion techniques
  • Social engineering and physical security
  • Hacking web servers and applications
  • SQL injection
  • Viruses, trojans, and other attacks
  • Wireless hacking
  • Penetration testing

(From Google Books)

How to design websites / Alan Pipes

Call number: TK5105.888 .P57 2011

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)

Talking back to Facebook : a common sense guide to raising kids in the digital age / James P. Steyer

Call number: HQ784.I58 S75 2012

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)

From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom / by Paul Budra (Editor)

Call number: LB1028.3 .F77 2012
 

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)

Hacking exposed 7 : network security secrets & solutions / Stuart Mcclure

Call number: TK5105.59 .M48 2012

Bolster your system’s security and defeat the tools and tactics of cyber-criminals with expert advice and defense strategies from the world-renowned Hacking Exposed team. Case studies expose the hacker’s latest devious methods and illustrate field-tested remedies. Find out how to block infrastructure hacks, minimize advanced persistent threats, neutralize malicious code, secure web and database applications, and fortify UNIX networks. Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets & Solutions contains all-new visual maps and a comprehensive “countermeasures cookbook.”

  • Obstruct APTs and web-based meta-exploits
  • Defend against UNIX-based root access and buffer overflow hacks
  • Block SQL injection, spear phishing, and embedded-code attacks
  • Detect and terminate rootkits, Trojans, bots, worms, and malware
  • Lock down remote access using smartcards and hardware tokens
  • Protect 802.11 WLANs with multilayered encryption and gateways
  • Plug holes in VoIP, social networking, cloud, and Web 2.0 services
  • Learn about the latest iPhone and Android attacks and how to protect yourself

(From Google Books)