In the era before IoT, the world wide web, internet, web 2.0 and social media made people’s lives comfortable by providing web services and enabling access personal data irrespective of their location. Further, to save time and improve efficiency, there is a need for machine to machine communication, automation, smart computing and ubiquitous access to personal devices. This need gave birth to the phenomenon of Internet of Things (IoT) and further to the concept of Internet of Everything (IoE). This book aims to present different aspects of IoE, challenges faced by IoE and its applications, divided into 8 chapters. This multifaceted coverage of the various verticals and IoT layers is the main attraction of this book.
An underwater exploration that overturns myths about fishes and reveals their complex lives, from tool use to social behavior
There are more than thirty thousand species of fish--more than all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined. But for all their breathtaking diversity and beauty, we rarely consider how fish think, feel, and behave.
In What a Fish Knows, the ethologist Jonathan Balcombe takes us under the sea and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal what fishes can do, how they do it, and why. Introducing the latest revelations in animal behavior and biology, Balcombe upends our assumptions about fish, exposing them not as unfeeling, dead-eyed creatures but as sentient, aware, social--even Machiavellian. They conduct elaborate courtship rituals and develop lifelong bonds with shoal-mates. They also plan, hunt cooperatively, use tools, punish wrongdoers, curry favor, and deceive one another. Fish possess sophisticated senses that rival our own. The reef-dwelling damselfish identifies its brethren by face patterns visible only in ultraviolet light, and some species communicate among themselves in murky waters using electric signals.
Highlighting these breakthrough discoveries and others from his own encounters with fish, Balcombe inspires a more enlightened appraisal of marine life. An illuminating journey into the world of underwater science, What a Fish Knows will forever change your view of our aquatic cousins--your pet goldfish included.
If you are like 99% of students, you are probably learning by rote. In other words, you become a robot - mechanically repeating the information that needs to be learned. Studying this way is extremely easy, especially with a subject like anatomy, which has rote learning written all over it. More than likely, understanding the subject is quite easy for you. And that's great! But the question is, how long will you retain the information you have learned using this technique? Do you feel that after two or three days you forget all the important stuff? Well, join the club; we have been there (and some of us still are) and we understand the feeling.
Most of the students we know follow a rather straightforward method of learning: they open their anatomy book, start reading the page, take some notes, revise a bit and hope for the best. Do you follow a similar approach? It is definitely not the worst strategy, but you’ll shed a lot of blood, sweat, and tears...
The good news is that there are a lot of alternatives to this strategy and we are here to show you some of them. But we’ll be honest from the very beginning; there are no magic tricks that will enable you to learn everything automatically. There is no “one simple rule” to remember everything. Whoever told you that has never studied anatomy!
Named one of America's top 300 professors by Princeton Review, Kevin Corcoran is an expert on consciousness and the philosophy of the mind. Translating complex topics into 12 accessible audio lectures, he’ll help you unlock the secrets of the human brain.Our world teems with the unexpected: marsupial wolves, carnivorous plants, flocks of starlings, and many more surprising phenomena. In this audio course, you’ll explore the most fascinating of these natural wonders: consciousness. Have you ever watched a fiery sunset or heard a Mozart concerto? Human beings could soak up such sights and sounds in the same predictable ways computers or car engines do. But our minds go beyond processing information. We have conscious experiences filled with vibrant colors, thorny textures, pungent smells, and tangy flavors.Under Prof. Corcoran’s tutelage, you’ll take a journey filled with vivid examples, philosophical reflections, and astonishing insights from scientific research that will help you understand the unique phenomenon of consciousness. Along the way, you’ll answer big questions about the self, the human mind, and the world. Each lecture will amaze and inform you. From competing theories of consciousness to the meaning of life itself, you’ll tackle compelling topics about existence. If you’re looking for an illuminating guide to the universe’s most important questions, you’ll love this course.This course is part of the Learn25 collection.
One of the beneficial results of the Great War has been the teaching of thrift to the American housewife. For patriotic reasons and for reasons of economy, more attention has been bestowed upon the preparing and cooking of food that is to be at once palatable, nourishing and economical.In the Italian cuisine we find in the highest degree these three qualities. That it is palatable, all those who have partaken of food in an Italian trattoria or at the home of an Italian family can testify, that it is healthy the splendid manhood and womanhood of Italy is a proof more than sufficient. And who could deny, knowing the thriftiness of the Italian race, that it is economical?It has therefore been thought that a book of practical recipes of the Italian cuisine could be offered to the American public with hope of success. It is not a pretentious book, and the recipes have been made as clear and simple as possible. Some of the dishes described are not peculiar to Italy. All, however, are representative of the Cucina Casalinga of the peninsular Kingdom, which is not the least product of a lovable and simple people, among whom the art of living well and getting the most out of life at a moderate expense has been attained to a very high degree. (Preface of the book)
In computing scenario, a hacker can be referred to as any highly skilled and talented computer expert who is responsible for breaking into computer networks or systems with the help of some kind of bugs or exploits. As per the field of computing, hacking can have different meanings. In various contexts, it has been referred in the controversial ethical and moral connotations. However, in the true sense, the hacking term can be referred to as any individual in any one of the hacker cultures and communities. In the hacker community, there are different types of hackers. Whatever might be the type of the hackers, they have been quite popular worldwide for causing significant damage and harm to the leading organizations and individuals of the world. They have been successful in breaching the confidential information of the organizations including their important documents. Here is an insight into the journey of the most famous and greatest hackers the world has ever observed in its history.
The groundbreaking, New York Times–bestselling book on canine behavior and how dogs become family from the author of The Hidden Life of Dogs. In the sequel to her New York Times bestseller The Hidden Lives of Dogs, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas profiles the assortment of canines in her own household to examine how dogs have comfortably adapted to life with their human owners—and with each other. Thomas answers questions we all have about our dogs’ behavior: Do different barks mean different things? What makes a dog difficult to house-train? Why do certain dogs and cats get along so well? How does one of her dogs recognize people he sees only once a year, while another barks at strangers she sees every day? What leads to the formation of packs or groups? As Publishers Weekly raves, “no one writes with greater emotional intelligence about man’s (and woman’s) best friend than Thomas.”
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