Social and Professional Issues of the Information Age
Author: Andrew A. Adams,Rachel McCrindle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Computing technology is constantly evolving and changing, developing and consolidating its position as a vital component of our lives. It no longer plays a minor part in society – it is embedded in, and affects, all aspects of life, from education to healthcare to war. Dealing with the implications of this is a major challenge, and one that can impact upon us, both personally and professionally. As a consequence, it is vital that all in the computing industry make wise decisions regarding their conduct. Using case studies and discussion topics drawn from entertaining real world examples, Pandora’s Box examines the background of a wide range of vital contemporary issues, encouraging readers to examine the social, legal and ethical challenges they will face in their own careers. Written in an engaging style and packed with international examples, this book addresses topics which have come to the forefront of public consciousness in recent years, such as online crime, piracy and peer to peer file sharing. Comprehensive coverage is provided of digital entertainment, censorship and privacy issues, presenting a rich source of context in which to consider ethical matters. Suitable for students on computer science degree programmes, as well as those taking IT related modules on other courses which consider the impact of technology on 21st century living, Pandora’s Box is an essential read and a unique and timely textbook.
Author: Brian Bolt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A Mathematical Pandora's Box has been written in response to the success of Brian Bolt's earlier mathematical puzzle books. Through his own experience, the author has discovered a worldwide interest in these and similar puzzles. Not only do they stimulate creative thinking but they can also open up new areas of mathematics to the reader. This book contains 142 activities: in addition to puzzles, there are games, tricks, models and explanations of various phenomena. They range from number manipulation, through happy and amicable numbers, coin puzzles, picnicking bears and pentominoes, to building shapes with cubes. Some of the puzzles date from hundreds of years ago while many others are original, giving everyone something to think about. There is a detailed commentary at the end of the book, giving solutions and explanations, together with the occasional follow-up problem.
A Sociological Analysis of Scientists' Discourse
Author: G. Nigel Gilbert,Michael Mulkay
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: Social Science
This book proposes a fresh approach to sociological analysis and, in particular, to the analysis of scientific culture. It moves away from previous studies, which have tended to focus on scientists' actions and beliefs to show that analysis of scientific discourse can be productive and revealing. The book demonstrates that scientists produce varying accounts of their actions and beliefs in different social situations. Rather than attempting to extract one coherent interpretation from these diverse accounts, the study identifies two basic scientific repertoires and shows how scientists use them to create their discourse. This provides a point of departure for more complex analytical topics. Discourse analysis is applied to show how different degrees of 'consensus' can be ascribed to the same group of scientists at a given moment in time through the application of standard interpretive techniques. Finally, discourse analysis is used to explore scientists' humour, a neglected topic that is shown to provide important insights into the normally hidden interpretive regularities which underlie the cultural diversity of science.
Bekenntnisse einer Erotomanin
Author: Janina Lebiszczak
Author: Clive Egleton
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
A new case for SIS Chief Charles Winter - 1962. America has set up a quarantine zone around Cuba, preventing Soviet ships from importing nuclear hardware. Meanwhile, SIS Chief Charles Winter is investigating the death of a double-agent whose KGB control, Vasili Korznikov, has recently defected to American Intelligence. Washington isnt keen to let Winter investigate Korznikov, but theres little time for diplomacy, since the Russian ships are already on their way to Cuba . . .
Author: David G Williams
Deluxe A4 Edition of this new version of the whole story of the Bounty, covers everything, from its disastrous crew selection, the Mutiny, incitement of Polynesian wars, trials, executions, pardons, kidnaps, rapes, enslavement to the brutal island murders. Make no mistake; it may have been the beginning of the Romantic Age but there was nothing romantic about the mutiny on the Bounty, why did Fletcher Christian choose oblivion over common sense on that hot sunny morning so long ago? Was it because far from freeing the crew from oppression he was actually mentally unstable? Where exactly was Peter Heywood and why did half the crew choose certain death in an open boat rather than sail away with the mutineers? Just some of the questions answered in this book, for the first time the whole story, the complete story, including the Pandora's hunt for the mutineers and the Admiralty's revenge, and the true price of Peter Heywood's freedom.
Corporate Power, Free Trade and Canadian Education
Author: John Calvert,Larry Kuehn
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
First published in 1993, Pandora's Box is an immediate report on the relation between public education and corporate globalization.
Book Three: Fate and Rebirth
Author: Adam Teachout
In the concluding volume of The Pandora’s Box Trilogy, Lucy struggles with the choice to leave her own happy afterlife in order to save those she’s left behind. Upon seeing apparitions bearing a striking resemblance to her friend Billy, Lucy wonders if he has truly gone. Lucy’s mother also lies in agony, terrified and alone. To save her, Lucy’s heart must break one last time as she prepares to let go of what she loves the most... Waiting for Lucy at the end of every road is Pandora, now relentless in her thirst for dominance over the Void, but also fighting to understand the hazy memories that plague her mind. And the mysterious Sphinx plays her final card by showing Lucy Pandora’s horrific past. Now tormented with the truth, Lucy devises a plan—not to defeat Pandora, but to save her. Even with the help of Fishface, Little Psycho, and Icky, the nightmare of Lucy’s future is laid out before her, and she is sure of only one thing—her story will not have a happy ending.
Author: George Bennett Fain
Category: Social Science
New Orleans, 2007. There is another layer beneath the society we see and understand. Vampires and shapeshifters are real and malakh are the offspring of angels who descended to earth over 10,000 years ago. To exist, they've adapted so well that the unknowing human doesn't recognize a malakh. 8,000 years ago, a unique destiny was forged by the Midael angel Israfil Arakelba. He defended humanity and accepted imprisonment as a way to protect mortals. He has lived many lives from behind the walls of the citadel created to keep him asleep. Now, 8,000 years later, his imprisonment is about to end. A familiar evil has set its foot on the world and only one malakh possesses the power with which to beat back the rising tide of darkness. But, how much does this potential anti-hero remember of his real nature? This is a proem: six individuals and the journey they are going to make, remembering the past and preparing to battle the future. Contains homosexual tones and potentially offensive language.
Author: Pamela Hutchinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box, 1929), starring Hollywood icon Louise Brooks, is an established classic of the silent era.Pamela Hutchinson revisits and challenges many assumptions made about the film, its lead character and its star. Putting the film in historical and contemporary contexts, Hutchinson investigates how the film speaks to new audiences.
Feminism Confronts Reproductive Technology
Author: Nancy Lublin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
Lublin focuses on the core principles of feminist theory and offers a new framework for creating public policy and social change in the name of gender justice.
Author: E.C. Tubb
Publisher: Hachette UK
Written under the working title of "The Spore Menace" in 1954, Pandora's Box was not actually published until 1996. Many of the ideas in this novel are seminal, even prophetic. Tubb was one of the very first sf writers to realize the potential danger to Earth from alien organisms. He appreciated that whilst technology may change, Man's nature remains the same and Pandora's Box spins a fascinating tale based on that most basic human emotion - greed!
Phrases We Borrowed From the Classics and the Stories Behind Them
Author: Ferdie Addis
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
It has been one of those days. You've worked like a Trojan, displaying titanic strength and stoic endurance to overcome the Herculean labours that have faced you in order to meet that deadline. We regularly employ classically-derived expressions in our everyday language, yet many of us have little understanding of the origin of these common phrases. But an incomplete classical education need no longer be your Achilles heel. Opening Pandora's Box offers a light-hearted yet fascinating look at the stories behind the expressions. For example, did you know that the phrase 'the face that launched a thousand ships' originates from the story of the kidnapping of Helen of Troy, but the actual line comes from a poem by Christopher Marlowe? Opening Pandora's Box provides a useful introduction to classical mythology as well as giving an insight into our language.
Author: Rose Impey
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Some people, when they are told they must not do something, simply have to do it. Pandora is one of these people... Pandora is talented and the perfect companion for her husband, but she has this one fatal flaw. She tries her hardest to stay away from the wedding gift that she has been warned never to touch: a strange, carved box. Yet finally her curiosity gets the better of her and she opens it, thereby unleashing all the ills and evils into the world. But as Pandora despairs at what she's done, she sees one final thing remains in the box - a small thing called hope.
Essays in Film Theory
Author: Barbara Creed
Publisher: Moving Image
Category: Film criticism
Brings together a collection of classic essays on the important topic of contemporary film theory from the influence of feminism to queer theory and the reasons for the powerful effect of horror films.
The Changing Aspects of a Mythical Symbol
Author: Dora Panofsky,Erwin Panofsky
Publisher: Bollingen Foundation
Study of the myth of Pandora, its representation in art, and its mythological and religious significance.
Category: Chicago (Ill.)
Growing up in an abusive home took a toll on Chicago twin sisters Pandora and Diamond and their 16-year-old sister, Lexi. An overbearing, controlling father pushes them to the edge and when enough became enough, they devised a plan to get out of his grasp for good. Sun was their unsuspecting victim and everything seemed to be going according to plan until Pandora decided to change the game. Now with blood on their hands, a newfound business and two suitcases full of cash, Pandora thinks she is sitting on top of the world. Forbidden fruit is tastier when it's not rightfully yours as she pursues Diamond's crush, Kojack, under false pretenses. Lexi is only 16 but her love of Yompers keeps her feeling grown and sexy as she does any and everything she wants while still trying to remain loyal to her sisters. But that is all tested when Pandora shows her sisters that blood isn't thicker than water. Will Pandora remain on top or will she crash and burn? Find out in the first installment of the trilogy!