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A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology (5th Edition)

ISBN-10: 9780134615271
ISBN-13: 9780134615271
Publisher: Pearson
Author(s): Sara Baase, Timothy M. Henry
Publication Date: 2017-03-09

For courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society.

 

An objective study of technology ethics that inspires critical thinking and debate

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For courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society.

 

An objective study of technology ethics that inspires critical thinking and debate

                                                                                                                                                                                               

In Gift of Fire, A: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology , Sara Baase presents a balanced exploration of the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With an objective computer scientist's perspective, and with historical context for many issues, Baase covers the issues readers will face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. A primary goal is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large. This text encourages readers to think about the ethics and philosophical direction behind topics but doesn’t them lead students to conclusions. The 5th Edition contains updated material on new topics and examples, outdated material has been removed, and several topics have been reorganized. New material appears throughout, including material on current trending topics such as drones and autonomous cars.


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Trial by Fire: Science, Technology and the Civil War

ISBN-10: 157249185X
ISBN-13: 9781572491854
Publisher: White Mane Publishing Company
Author(s): Charles D. Ross
Publication Date: 1999-12-01

In this fascinating book, a physicist looks at the details of some of the unusual and creative uses of science and technology during the Civil War.


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Fire Department Strategic Planning: Creating Future Excellence

ISBN-10: 1593700032
ISBN-13: 9781593700034
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
Author(s): Mark Wallace
Publication Date: 2006-03-17

Successful fire service leaders know that a fire department that isn't moving forward is dying or, at least, in danger of dying. In this second edition, author Mark Wallace succinctly points out that if you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. Fire departments that know where...Read More

Successful fire service leaders know that a fire department that isn't moving forward is dying or, at least, in danger of dying. In this second edition, author Mark Wallace succinctly points out that if you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. Fire departments that know where they are going, know the environment in which they must operate, and have identified how to get there have the best chance of achieving their goals and desires. These concepts form the foundation of strategic planning. They challenge fire chiefs to escape from the typical operational thinking, to begin strategic thinking, and ultimately to manage their organizations strategically.

Readers will learn about the strategic planning process and why each of the steps in the process is critical if the plan is to succeed. More importantly, while the strategic planning process may be thought of as extremely complicated this book remove the mystery that some think of when considering strategic planning by providing timely advice and easy to use tools to assist in the strategic planning process.

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Make: Fire: The Art and Science of Working with Propane

ISBN-10: 1680450875
ISBN-13: 9781680450873
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Author(s): Tim Deagan
Publication Date: 2016-04-15

Learn how to safely build projects that burn, poof, "boosh," and flare! This complete reference and hands-on guide to working with propane explains how to create a variety of flame effects projects that can be built with common tools and materials.

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Learn how to safely build projects that burn, poof, "boosh," and flare! This complete reference and hands-on guide to working with propane explains how to create a variety of flame effects projects that can be built with common tools and materials.

Starting from the basics, this book explains everything you need to know to safely work with propane. An essential reference for building projects like fire cannons, forge torches and flaming sculpture, Make: Fire explains the history, chemistry, and combustion of propane. Using that knowledge as a foundation, readers can then construct a variety of flame-based project on their own using illustrated, step-by-step instructions provided by the author. With simple tools, you can build a gorgeous flambeau, a torch capable of melting aluminum, or flame effects that ignite jaw-dropping fireballs in the sky.

Focusing on safety at every step and written by a licensed Flame Effects Operator, this book provides information that has never been brought together in one place. With this guide, readers will master the fundamental components of almost all propane-based projects and develop the skills they need to create their own flame devices and artworks.


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Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles: for Oil, Gas, Chemical and Related Facilities

ISBN-10: 0323313019
ISBN-13: 9780323313018
Publisher: William Andrew
Author(s): Dennis P. Nolan
Publication Date: 2014-06-10

Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil...Read More

Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements, relatively compact but comprehensive in its coverage, engineers, safety professionals and concerned company management will buy this book to capitalize on the author’s life-long expertise. This is the only book focusing specifically on oil and gas and related chemical facilities.

This new edition includes updates on management practices, lessons learned from recent incidents, and new material on chemical processes, hazards and risk reviews (e.g. CHAZOP). Latest technology on fireproofing, fire and gas detection systems and applications is also covered.

An introductory chapter on the philosophy of protection principles along with fundamental background material on the properties of the chemicals concerned and their behaviours under industrial conditions, combined with a detailed section on modern risk analysis techniques makes this book essential reading for students and professionals following Industrial Safety, Chemical Process Safety and Fire Protection Engineering courses.

A practical, results-oriented manual for practicing engineers, bringing protection principles and chemistry together with modern risk analysis techniquesSpecific focus on oil and gas and related chemical facilities, making it comprehensive and compactIncludes the latest best practice guidance, as well as lessons learned from recent incidents

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Throwing Fire: Projectile Technology through History

ISBN-10: 0521156319
ISBN-13: 9780521156318
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author(s): Alfred W. Crosby
Publication Date: 2010-08-06

In Throwing Fire, historian Alfred W. Crosby looks at hard, accurate throwing and the manipulation of fire as unique human capabilities. Humans began throwing rocks in prehistory and then progressed to javelins, atlatls, bows and arrows. We learned to make fire by friction and used it to cook, drive...Read More

In Throwing Fire, historian Alfred W. Crosby looks at hard, accurate throwing and the manipulation of fire as unique human capabilities. Humans began throwing rocks in prehistory and then progressed to javelins, atlatls, bows and arrows. We learned to make fire by friction and used it to cook, drive game, burn out rivals, and alter landscapes to our liking. Our exploitation of these two capabilities figured in the extinction of many species, and may have played a role in the demise of Neanderthals. In historic times we invented catapults, trebuchets, and such flammable liquids as Greek Fire, a napalm-like substance that stuck to whatever it hit and could not be extinguished with water. About 1,000 years ago we invented gunpowder, which led to guns and rockets, enabling us to literally throw fire. Gunpowder weaponry accelerated the rise of empires and the advance of European imperialism. In the 20th century, gunpowder weaponry enabled us to achieve unprecedented mayhem--the most destructive wars of all time. This trend peaked at the end of World War II with the V-2 and atomic bomb, at which point species suicide became possible. Faced with possible extinction should we experience World War III, we have turned our projectile talents to space travel which may make it possible for our species to migrate to other bodies of our solar system and even other star systems. Alfred W. Crosby is the author of the widely popular and ground-breaking books The Measure of Reality (Cambridge, 1996), America's Forgotten Pandemic (Cambridge, 1990) and Ecological Imperialism (Cambridge, 1986). He taught at the University of Texas, Austin for over 20 years. His books have received the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, the Medical Writers Association Prize and been named by the Los Angeles Times as among the best books of the year.

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NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 2019 (NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Handbook)

ISBN-10: 1455920568
ISBN-13: 9781455920563
Publisher: Natl Fire Protection Assn
Author(s): National Fire Protection Association
Publication Date: 2018-09-28

The 2019 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code reflects the latest technologies, with updated provisions ever for the application, installation, location, performance, and inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm and emergency communications systems including Mass...Read More

The 2019 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code reflects the latest technologies, with updated provisions ever for the application, installation, location, performance, and inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm and emergency communications systems including Mass Notification Systems (MNS). (Softbound, 416 pp., 2019)

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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2016 Edition

ISBN-10: 145591164X
ISBN-13: 9781455911646
Publisher: Natl Fire Protection Assn
Author(s): National Fire Protection Association
Publication Date: 2015-08

The traditional role of fire alarm systems is rapidly evolving. Now, the benchmark for fire alarm systems has changed to give designers, engineers, contractors, installers, and inspectors rules that reflect the current state of the field. An industry milestone, the 2016 edition of NFPA 72: National...Read More

The traditional role of fire alarm systems is rapidly evolving. Now, the benchmark for fire alarm systems has changed to give designers, engineers, contractors, installers, and inspectors rules that reflect the current state of the field. An industry milestone, the 2016 edition of NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code has the most advanced provisions ever developed for the application, installation, location, performance, and inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm and emergency communications systems -- including Mass Notification Systems (MNS). A special task group on networks addressed the risk analysis, design, application, installation, and performance of networks and networking equipment in fire alarm systems, fire EVACS, and MNS. As a result of their findings, NFPA 72 includes a new circuit designation called Class N pathways permitting the use of networks and Ethernet when interconnecting a fire alarm system. Other changes help you avoid the loss of critical coverage and ensure system interfaces function correctly, such as: Significant revisions in Chapter 21, Emergency Control Function Interfaces and Chapter 24, Emergency Communications Systems; Revisions to Level 2 and Level 3 pathway survivability requirements revised to provide greater flexibility of use and to address other "fire-resistive" methods; A new Annex on Guidelines for Emergency Communication Strategies for Buildings and Campuses. Hundreds of other revisions make the 2016 NFPA 72 indispensable. The 2016 edition of NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code covers new ground from beginning to end. Order direct from NFPA, the Code source. (Softbound, 369 pp., 2016)

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Fire Department Incident Safety Officer

ISBN-10: 1284041956
ISBN-13: 9781284041958
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Author(s): David W. Dodson
Publication Date: 2015-09-04

This third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer prepares aspiring and current safety officers to meet and exceed the specific job requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 Edition. This extensively revised third edition includes...Read More

This third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer prepares aspiring and current safety officers to meet and exceed the specific job requirements outlined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 Edition. This extensively revised third edition includes current information on responding to incidents involving hazardous materials, wildland fire, technical rescue, and other disasters. In addition, this edition provides methods for the development and improvement of existing safety programs.

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer is divided into three sections: Preparing the Incident Safety Officer, Front-Loading Your Knowledge and Skills, and The Incident Safety Officer On-Scene. Each section comprises chapters related to each of the three main topics, and in a casual, straightforward manner, thoroughly describes the best practices for the ISO, incorporating the most current data available.

The Third Edition features include:
A new chapter dedicated to the use of ISOs at training activities and planned, nonemergency events
Content that aligns with the new NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications (2015 edition)
Updated firefighter rehabilitation strategies
Updated content that reflects a complete understanding of the issues and concerns associated with newer and alternative building construction methods, including "green" construction and renewable/alternative electrical power sources
Specific ISO concerns associated with fire suppression staffing, deployment, and NFPA 1710/1720 criteria
Results from recent fire behavior research projects, conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Underwriters Laboratories
Thought-provoking case studies and follow-up questions in each chapter
Constructive tips and safety information noted throughout

Plus, each new print copy of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Third Edition also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2.

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Building Construction Related to the Fire Service

ISBN-10: 0879393718
ISBN-13: 9780879393717
Publisher: Intl Fire Service Training Assn
Author(s): N/A
Publication Date: 2010-06-30

[This book] "designed to meet the objectives put forth in the model course outlines for Building Construction for Fire Protection as established by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) initiative led by the United States Fire Administration."--P. x.


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