netwars: The Code. Episode 1 of 6. -- Hackers. Cyber warfare. Terrorism. Forget Edward Snowden and the NSA. Do you really know who's monitoring your data? -- Welcome to the Deep Web. Those parts of the internet no search engine explores. The place where you can buy anything. Drugs, children, weapons. Anyone can do it. And get away free. -- Anthony Prince, head of PrinceSec, a firm that provides high-tech security for the government and major corporations, dies in a plane crash when crossing the English Channel. Responsible for Prince's death is a hacker named Strider, whose real name is Scott Mitchell. During his day job at the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) Mitchell uses legitimate means to get the bad guys. As Strider, he pushes the boundaries of the law to punish them. On the night of Anthony Prince's death, PrinceSec suffers a cyber-attack. Passwords, secrets, security measures to high profile targets are stolen. When the NCCU is called to assess the damage, they find a link between Prince and a criminal hacker group called Black Flag. The race is on for Mitchell to protect his identity as Strider and to stop Black Flag before the next attack. -- netwars: The Code is part of a transmedia project based on real facts and cyber-attack scenarios. The project spans multiple story platforms including a fact-based website (www.netwars-project.com) and the interactive graphic novel app "netwars: The Butterfly Attack." For fans of Dave Eggers, THE CIRCLE; Daniel Suarez, DARKNET; the movie ENEMY OF THE STATE, and espionage and high-tech thrillers. -- About the Author: M. Sean Coleman launched his career as one of the original writers on Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Online. He has since written and produced original, award-winning shows for MSN, O2, Sony Pictures, Fox, the BBC, and Channel 4. He continues to write novels, graphic novels and tv scripts from his home in London. -- netwars: The Code is a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award SILVER HONOREE.
Humans have been interacting intimately with our mammalian cousins for tens of thousands of years. Provided the animals do not suffer, with both humans and animals benefiting through quality of life, social interaction and mental stimulation, there is no reason why different mammals should not help us, and us them. Improvements in their living conditions or their teaching often only need innovation and thought. This book aims to help improve all aspects of the life of non-human mammals and their owners. Animal welfare science in combination with learning theory and critically assessed practical knowledge gives insight to this end. The philosophical and scientific arguments are given in a simple, non-jargonised form. We present the foundations of Cooperative Teaching and give practical guidance, with a variety of mammalian species in mind. Whether you care for or work with animals as a pet owner, equestrian competitor, veterinarian, zoo keeper, farmer, animal trainer or conservationist, there is something for you in this book.
A phonics bestseller for over 30 years, Explode the code has helped millions of students nationwide build the essential literacy skills needed for reading success: phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling.
From a cold war peak of some $1000 billion per annum, world military expenditure has declined by about 40% since 1990, reaching its lowest level for thirty years. With such significant decline in global public expenditure committments to the defence sector, a substantial and lasting peace dividend was anticipated. Most governments believed that market forces, left more or less to their own devices, would deal effectively with this major exogenous shock and generate sufficient new economic activity to allow increased public expenditure on health, education and welfare. The approach of this book is to challenge the fundamental but flawed belief that a substantial and lasting peace dividend could be secured through market solution alone. The principal assertion is that market adjustment by itself cannot deliver such a dividend.The book focuses on the major aspects of the economic, business and security consequences of post Cold War defence expenditure reduction. Key problems obstructing optimal market response are identified and possible remedial action by government and others is considered.
A New York Times bestseller! Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code. Loops, variables, input/output – Lucy can’t wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after school activity that she’s really interested in. But Lucy’s excitement turns to disappointment when she’s put into a work group with girls she barely knows. All she wanted to do was make an app that she believes will help someone very special to her. Suddenly, Lucy begins to get cryptic coding messages and needs some help translating them. She soon discovers that coding – and friendship – takes time, dedication, and some laughs!