The Human Web Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Human Web

  • Author : John Robert McNeill
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 0393925684

The Human Web Excerpt :

A study on human patterns, interactions, and conflict from the earliest periods in history considers such topics as the evolution of religion, the western world's dominance in the world market, and the creation of ancient agriculture.

The Human Web Book
Score: 2.5
From 13 Ratings

The Human Web

  • Author : John Robert McNeill
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 039305179X

The Human Web Excerpt :

A study on human patterns, interactions, and conflict from the earliest periods in history considers such topics as the evolution of religion, the western world's dominance in the world market, and the creation of ancient agriculture. 20,000 first printing.

Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design  Second Edition Book

Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design Second Edition

  • Author : Kim-Phuong L. Vu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 794
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439825952

Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design Second Edition Excerpt :

The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design covers basic human factors issues relating to screen design, input devices, and information organization and processing, as well as addresses newer features which will become prominent in the next generation of Web technologies. These include multimodal interfaces, wireless capabilities, and agents that can improve convenience and usability. Written by leading researchers and/or practitioners in the field, this volume reflects the varied backgrounds and interests of individuals involved in all aspects of human factors and Web design and includes chapters on a full range of topics. Divided into 12 sections, this book covers: historical backgrounds and overviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) specific subfields of HFE issues involved in content preparation for the Web information search and interactive information agents designing for universal access and specific user populations the importance of incorporating usability evaluations in the design process task analysis, meaning analysis, and performance modeling specific Web applications in academic and industrial settings Web psychology and information security emerging technological developments and applications for the Web the costs and benefits of incorporating human factors for the Web and the state of current guidelines The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design is intended for researchers and practitioners concerned with all aspects of Web design. It could also be used as a text for advanced courses in computer science, industrial engineering, and psychology.

RESTful Web Services Book
Score: 4.5
From 19 Ratings

RESTful Web Services

  • Author : Leonard Richardson
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2008-12-17
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780596554606

RESTful Web Services Excerpt :

"Every developer working with the Web needs to read this book." -- David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of the Rails framework "RESTful Web Services finally provides a practical roadmap for constructing services that embrace the Web, instead of trying to route around it." -- Adam Trachtenberg, PHP author and EBay Web Services Evangelist You've built web sites that can be used by humans. But can you also build web sites that are usable by machines? That's where the future lies, and that's what RESTful Web Services shows you how to do. The World Wide Web is the most popular distributed application in history, and Web services and mashups have turned it into a powerful distributed computing platform. But today's web service technologies have lost sight of the simplicity that made the Web successful. They don't work like the Web, and they're missing out on its advantages. This book puts the "Web" back into web services. It shows how you can connect to the programmable web with the technologies you already use every day. The key is REST, the architectural style that drives the Web. This book: Emphasizes the power of basic Web technologies -- the HTTP application protocol, the URI naming standard, and the XML markup language Introduces the Resource-Oriented Architecture (ROA), a common-sense set of rules for designing RESTful web services Shows how a RESTful design is simpler, more versatile, and more scalable than a design based on Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) Includes real-world examples of RESTful web services, like Amazon's Simple Storage Service and the Atom Publishing Protocol Discusses web service clients for popular programming languages Shows how to implement RESTful services in three popular frameworks -- Ruby on Rails, Restlet (for Java), and Django (for Python) Focuses on practical issues: how to design and implement RESTful web services and clients This is the first book that applies the REST design philosophy to real web services. It sets down the best practice

To Err Is Human Book

To Err Is Human

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2000-03-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309068376

To Err Is Human Excerpt :

Experts estimate that as many as 98,000 people die in any given year from medical errors that occur in hospitals. That's more than die from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDSâ€"three causes that receive far more public attention. Indeed, more people die annually from medication errors than from workplace injuries. Add the financial cost to the human tragedy, and medical error easily rises to the top ranks of urgent, widespread public problems. To Err Is Human breaks the silence that has surrounded medical errors and their consequenceâ€"but not by pointing fingers at caring health care professionals who make honest mistakes. After all, to err is human. Instead, this book sets forth a national agendaâ€"with state and local implicationsâ€"for reducing medical errors and improving patient safety through the design of a safer health system. This volume reveals the often startling statistics of medical error and the disparity between the incidence of error and public perception of it, given many patients' expectations that the medical profession always performs perfectly. A careful examination is made of how the surrounding forces of legislation, regulation, and market activity influence the quality of care provided by health care organizations and then looks at their handling of medical mistakes. Using a detailed case study, the book reviews the current understanding of why these mistakes happen. A key theme is that legitimate liability concerns discourage reporting of errorsâ€"which begs the question, "How can we learn from our mistakes?" Balancing regulatory versus market-based initiatives and public versus private efforts, the Institute of Medicine presents wide-ranging recommendations for improving patient safety, in the areas of leadership, improved data collection and analysis, and development of effective systems at the level of direct patient care. To Err Is Human asserts that the problem is not bad people in health careâ€"it is tha

Web Based Human Resources Book

Web Based Human Resources

  • Author : Alfred J. Walker
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2001-06-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 007136515X

Web Based Human Resources Excerpt :

This guide shows human resource professionals how to use online technology to offer more services to employees. It offers tips on which approaches are the most effective depending upon the size of the organization and explains the Web technologies that are changing the way human resources work.

The Human Web Book

The Human Web

  • Author : Gerard O'Donnell
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556030068571

The Human Web Excerpt :

Technology for Physical Educators  Health Educators  and Coaches Book

Technology for Physical Educators Health Educators and Coaches

  • Author : Seth E. Jenny
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2020-03-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492589365

Technology for Physical Educators Health Educators and Coaches Excerpt :

A wide variety of technology is available to physical educators, health teachers, and coaches—but technology is only helpful if people know how to use it effectively. This text will help health and physical education teachers and coaches improve their abilities by learning to effectively use technology in the areas of instruction, assessment, management, communication, professional development, and advocacy. The effective use of technology as outlined in this book can improve student and athlete performance and assessment and motivate active and healthy lifestyles among students. An important distinction with this book is that it goes beyond simply discussing the technology tools—it helps readers understand how to use technology to improve instruction. Practical examples of how to use various technological tools are included for different settings and a variety of age groups (child to adult). Readers will learn about the effective use of technology in physical education, health education, and coaching. Technology for Physical Educators, Health Educators, and Coaches is a practical, hands-on text that offers a number of useful tools: What Does the Research Say? sidebars that provide evidence for which technologies do and do not work in physical education, health education, and sport coaching, with accompanying explanations Tips, examples, and interviews from seasoned professionals on various types of technology Chapter objectives, key terms, review questions, and open-ended discussion questions, which could prove useful for online discussion boards Instructor ancillaries, including PowerPoint presentations and learning management system (LMS)–ready quizzes for each chapter, that help instructors organize, plan, teach, and assess content effectively Online web resource that offers a variety of tools, including additional practitioner interviews; links to websites, videos, and podcasts; sample handouts, and other activities and resources from practicing professio

Harvesting the Biosphere Book

Harvesting the Biosphere

  • Author : Vaclav Smil
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262528276

Harvesting the Biosphere Excerpt :

An interdisciplinary and quantitative account of human claims on the biosphere's stores of living matter, from prehistoric hunting to modern energy production. The biosphere—the Earth's thin layer of life—dates from nearly four billion years ago, when the first simple organisms appeared. Many species have exerted enormous influence on the biosphere's character and productivity, but none has transformed the Earth in so many ways and on such a scale as Homo sapiens. In Harvesting the Biosphere, Vaclav Smil offers an interdisciplinary and quantitative account of human claims on the biosphere's stores of living matter, from prehistory to the present day. Smil examines all harvests—from prehistoric man's hunting of megafauna to modern crop production—and all uses of harvested biomass, including energy, food, and raw materials. Without harvesting of the biomass, Smil points out, there would be no story of human evolution and advancing civilization; but at the same time, the increasing extent and intensity of present-day biomass harvests are changing the very foundations of civilization's well-being. In his detailed and comprehensive account, Smil presents the best possible quantifications of past and current global losses in order to assess the evolution and extent of biomass harvests. Drawing on the latest work in disciplines ranging from anthropology to environmental science, Smil offers a valuable long-term, planet-wide perspective on human-caused environmental change.

Sapiens Book
Score: 4
From 113 Ratings


  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771038525

Sapiens Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Interaction Design Book

Interaction Design

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Human-computer interaction
  • Pages : 548
  • ISBN 10 : 8126503939

Interaction Design Excerpt :

The Shallows  What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Book
Score: 3.5
From 99 Ratings

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393358001

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Excerpt :

New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize “This is a book to shake up the world.” —Ann Patchett Nicholas Carr’s bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioral effects of smartphones and social media.

A Web for Everyone Book

A Web for Everyone

  • Author : Sarah Horton
  • Publisher : Rosenfeld Media
  • Release Date : 2014-01-15
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933820392

A Web for Everyone Excerpt :

If you are in charge of the user experience, development, or strategy for a web site, A Web for Everyone will help you make your site accessible without sacrificing design or innovation. Rooted in universal design principles, this book provides solutions: practical advice and examples of how to create sites that everyone can use.

Webs of Humankind Book

Webs of Humankind

  • Author : McNeill, J.R.
  • Publisher : W.W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393417418

Webs of Humankind Excerpt :

A leader in the field presents a cohesive narrative of world history that effectively addresses the main challenge of the introductory survey: how to navigate beginning students through the vast detail of the subject. McNeill uses connective websÑalong which trade, religious beliefs, technologies, pathogens, and much else traveledÑto organize details and keep the big picture in view. Students emerge with clear takeaways and a strong sense of the basic dynamics of world history. Together with digital resources that amplify the webs approach and highlight diverse types of evidence, John McNeillÕs The Webs of Humankind offers a clear and effective teaching tool for the world history survey course.

Low Back Disorders Book

Low Back Disorders

  • Author : Stuart McGill
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0736066926

Low Back Disorders Excerpt :

This second edition of 'Low Back Disorders' provides research information on low back problems and shows readers how to interpret the data for clinical applications.