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            Net Privacy: How we can be free in an age of surveillance
             

            Net Privacy: How we can be free in an age of surveillance (EPUB ebook)

            By Molitorisz, Sacha

            Billion-dollar fines for Facebook. Cambridge Analytica. Edward Snowden. Apps on our smartphones tracking our every move. Privacy may be a defining issue of our age, but it is also one of the least understood. Our digital world confuses what we know about privacy - what is public,... what is private. Do old ethical and legal norms apply to new, digital media? How did the conditions of privacy become so uncertain that we are unsure about our own right to privacy? What can protect us from allowing corporations, governments, hackers and insidious websites to know more about us than we want them to? Rigorous and engaging, this book examines the minutiae of our digital lives while drawing on a philosophy of ethical and legal frameworks based on the thinking of philosopher Immanuel Kant. With a firm eye on the cutting edge of digital developments, Sacha Molitorisz outlines a robust model of individual consent. Of urgent importance, this book spells out conceptual and practical steps to ensure our shared future is not dystopian. It shows not only that informed privacy is fundamental to us as individuals, but that in the digital world we need an enforceable regulatory framework to secure our relationships with others and to safeguard our democracies. 'If you undress in front of an open window, it's your own fault. Sacha Molitorisz makes you realise that you're undressing in a glasshouse and your clothes are made of cellophane.' - Shaun Micallef, satirist and ex-lawyer '...[A] comprehensive analysis that offers a much-needed guide to, and thereby hope for, preserving and enhancing privacy, and with it, human dignity and democracy that are otherwise profoundly threatened on numerous fronts...' - Charles Ess, University of Oslo 'Net Privacy is a must-read for regulators, scholars and anyone else grappling with issues around online privacy. It concisely explains how technological innovation has fundamentally reshaped privacy and provides a compelling alternative visi
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            ISBN 9781742244822
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            Language en
            Published NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Radio Girl
              

            Radio Girl (EPUB ebook)

            By Dufty, David

            All around Australia, former WRANs and navy men regard the woman they know as Mrs Mac with a level of reverence usually reserved for saints. Yet today no-one has any idea of who she was and how she rescued Australia's communication systems in World War II.

            ISBN 9781760874162
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            Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Hawkey's Atlas of Wild and Exotic Animal Haematology
             

            Hawkey's Atlas of Wild and Exotic Animal Haematology (Hardback)

            By Samour, Jaime; Hart, Mike

            • RRP: $245.00
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            • Pub Date
              22 Oct 20

            This revised, updated and expanded edition of Christine Hawkey's A Colour Atlas of Comparative Veterinary Haematology is bursting with high-quality images to aid identification of blood cells and haemoparasites in the different species commonly seen in private practice and zoolog...ical collections. It will assist veterinarians in the identification of normal and abnormal blood cells and in understanding the structural differences of blood cells between the various taxa within the Animal Kingdom. With the help of this guide, readers will be able to understand haemoresponses in the presence of specific and non-specific disease processes and identify haemoparasites commonly seen in blood films from wild and exotic animals. This impressively illustrated comparative haematology atlas is unrivalled in its scope, quality and accuracy. It is a must-have for veterinary students, veterinary surgeons working in general and referral veterinary clinical practices, clinicians working in zoological collections and specialists in exotic animal medicine.
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            ISBN 9780367257019
            Released NZ 22 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Data Plane Development Kit: A Guide to the User Space-Based Fast Network Applications
             

            Data Plane Development Kit: A Guide to the User Space-Based Fast Network Applications (Paperback)

            Edited by Zhu, Heqing

            • RRP: $104.00
            • $104.00
            • Pub Date
              23 Nov 20

            This book brings together the insights and practical experience of some of the most experienced Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) technical experts, detailing the trend of DPDK, data packet processing, hardware acceleration, packet processing and virtualization, as well as the pr...actical application of DPDK in the fields of SDN, NFV, and network storage. The book also devotes many chunks to exploring various core software algorithms, the advanced optimization methods adopted in DPDK, detailed practical experience, and the guides on how to use DPDK.
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            ISBN 9780367373955
            Released NZ 23 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology of Wine
             

            Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology of Wine (Hardback)

            Edited by Joshi, V. K.

            • RRP: $729.00
            • $729.00
            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Back-cover copy When asking the question what is wine? there are various ways to answer. Wine is extolled as a food, a social lubricant, an antimicrobial and antioxidant and a product of immense economic significance. But there is more to it than that. When did its production sta...rt, and what are its different types? Are wines nutritious or have any therapeutic values-do they have any role in health or are they simply intoxicating beverages? How their qualities are determined or marketed and how these are associated with the tourism? The Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology of Wine attempts to answer all these questions and more. This book unfolds state of the art technology of wine making, describing different wine regions of the world and different cultivars used in wine making. It examines microbiology, biochemistry, and engineering in the context of wine production. Sensory quality of wine and brandy is explained, and the composition, nutritive value, therapeutic and toxicity of the same is summarized. Selected references at the end of each chapter provide ample opportunity as well for additional study. Key Features: Elaborates on the recent trends of control and modeling of wine and the techniques in production of different wines and brandies Focuses on the application of biotechnology especially genetic engineering of yeast, bioreactor technological concepts, enzymology, microbiology, killer yeast, stuck and sluggish fermentation, etc. Illustrates the biochemical basis of production of wines including the malo-lactic fermentation. Examines the marketing, tourism and the present status of wine industry The Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology of Wine contains the most comprehensive yet still succint collection of information on science and technology of wine making. With 45 chapters contributed to by leading experts in their fields, it is an indispensable treatise offering extensive details of the processes of wine making practices. The book
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            ISBN 9781138092754
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Asbestos in Australia: From Boom to Dust
             

            Asbestos in Australia: From Boom to Dust (EPUB ebook)

            Edited by Phillips, Gail

            Asbestos in Australia presents for the first time a multi-dimensional view of Australia's asbestos story featuring contributions from experts in the disciplines of history, journalism, medicine, law and public health. It also includes first-hand accounts of those whose lives have... been touched by the mineral, as workers, asbestos disease sufferers, and lawyers and campaigners directly engaged in the struggle to ban its use. The writers track the history of asbestos from the early 20th century, when asbestos was mined in Australia, to the post-war housing boom which saw asbestos become the material of choice in cities and suburbs around the country. They then deal with its controversial legacy: the dire medical consequences from exposure, the cover-ups and the protracted legal battles for compensation, and the ongoing risks to public health from the asbestos that remains in our workplaces, schools and homes to this day.
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            ISBN 9781925835601
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            Published NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher NewSouth Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Australian history
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            Mechatronics and Robotics: New Trends and Challenges
             

            Mechatronics and Robotics: New Trends and Challenges (Hardback)

            Edited by Indri, Marina; Oboe, Roberto

            • RRP: $177.00
            • $177.00
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            The term mechatronics was coined in 1969, merging mecha from mechanism and tronics from electronics, to reflect the original idea at the basis of this discipline, i.e., the integration of electrical and mechanical systems into a single device. The spread of this term, and of mech...atronics itself, has been growing in the years, including new aspects and disciplines, like control engineering, computer engineering and communication/information engineering. Nowadays mechatronics has a well-defined and fundamental role, in strict relation with robotics. Drawing a sharp border between mechatronics and robotics is quite impossible, as they share many technologies and objectives. Advanced robots could be defined as mechatronic devices equipped with a smart brain , but there are also up-to-date mechatronic devices, used in tight interaction with humans, that are governed by smart architectures (e.g., for safety purposes). Aim of this book is to offer a wide overview of new research trends and challenges for both mechatronics and robotics, through the contribution of researchers from different institutions, providing their view on specific subjects they consider as hot topics in both fields, with attention to new fields of application, new challenges to the research communities and new technologies available. The reader of this book will enjoy the various contributions, as they have been prepared with actual applications in mind, along a journey from advanced actuators and sensors to human-robot interaction, through robot control, navigation, planning and programming issues. The book presents several state-of-the-art solutions, like multiple-stage actuation to cope with conflicting specification of large motion-spans and ultra-high accuracy, model-based control for high-tech mechatronic systems, modern approaches of software systems engineering to robotics, humanoids for human assistance, etc. The reader can find also new techniques in approaching the design of mechatronic sys
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            ISBN 9780367366582
            Released NZ 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Crimes Against the Environment
             

            Crimes Against the Environment (Hardback)

            By Rebovich, Donald J.; Curtis, George E.

            • RRP: $365.00
            • $365.00
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            Crimes against the Environment explains the seriousness of the threat posed by pollution, its roots, how it has evolved, how it differs across the planet, and how society has endeavored to create and enforce laws directed at its control. Rebovich and Curtis begin with an overview... of hazardous waste, the industries that produce toxins, available methods of waste treatment, and the legal environment of environmental crime. They examine the forces driving criminal behavior and the methods offenders adopt, as well as protections against polluters and their effectiveness. The book concludes with an examination of environmental justice in the US and globally, and looks ahead to the future of crime control and prevention in this arena. Case studies and discussion questions offer further perspective on these challenging issues of environmental integrity. This text serves undergraduate or early-stage graduate students majoring in criminal justice, environmental science, sociology, and political science, and could also serve as a resource for professionals in environment-related occupations.
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            ISBN 9780367902759
            Released NZ 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Modern Fisheries Engineering: Realizing a Healthy and Sustainable Marine Ecosystem
             

            Modern Fisheries Engineering: Realizing a Healthy and Sustainable Marine Ecosystem (Hardback)

            Edited by Bortone, Stephen A.; Otake, Shinya

            • RRP: $435.00
            • $435.00
            • Pub Date
              20 Nov 20

            This book is a compendium of the latest and most cutting-edge information on the diversity of technical aspects associated with Fisheries Engineering. Expanding on presentations given at the International Conference on Fisheries Engineering (ICFE) 2019, it aims to encourage and i...nspire future generations of young researchers in the field. Topics include artificial reefs, ocean ranching, fishing gear developments, modern monitoring technologies, and other subjects related to the latest practice of conducting efficient, sustainable fishing. This volume brings together world authorities to address a critically important topic, with a fresh and modern approach that includes the latest development in environmental and fisheries science.
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            ISBN 9780367347925
            Released NZ 20 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mining, Materials, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 2030 and Beyond
             

            Mining, Materials, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 2030 and Beyond (Hardback)

            Edited by Parra, Christian; Lewis, Brandon; Ali, Saleem H.

            • RRP: $245.00
            • $245.00
            • Pub Date
              6 Nov 20

            This book provides a systematic assessment of how the mining and materials sector contributes to the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) set forth by the United Nations in 2015. While the target date for reaching these goals of 2030 is considered a benchmark, the book looks b...eyond this date and considers a longer-term vision. Written by a mix of authors from developing and developed countries Offers coverage of environmental, economic, and social dimensions of the SDGs Follows the 17 SDGs and includes a short chapter on each, followed by a case example Includes longer conceptual chapters that consider cross-cutting issues as well Aimed at those working in minerals, mining, and materials, this work offers readers a practical vision of how these sectors can have a positive impact on meeting these vital global targets.
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            ISBN 9780367358501
            Released NZ 6 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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