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Computer Literature

An Essential Collection of The Latest Technology Books.

Course Technology PTR/Charles River Media

Complete Digital Photography;, $39.95

This third edition provides an update on today's cameras and is divided into four sections. The first one details the basics of how digital cameras work and offers a quick photography primer. The next helps readers make informed purchasing decisions about cameras, computers and software. The third section explores everything from shooting and metering to using histograms, while the last addresses digital editing and correction techniques. The publisher has also released Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Photography: An Instant Start-Up Manual for new dSLR Owners, $29.99. It offers a concise introduction to the most important features of a dSLR camera. Each topic is covered in two- or four-page spreads with illustrations and images. Eliminating the frustration of tedious, time-consuming manuals, this book targets any new dSLR owner who wants to start taking pictures right away.

Teachers College Press

Meaningful Learning Using Technology,, $44.95

National experts use concrete examples to describe specific knowledge, beliefs and strategies that will enable teachers and district leaders to support meaningful learning using technology. Chapters examine the intersection between course content, types of technology, and the supports and profession development required to effectively implement technology in the K-12 classroom.

Charles River Media/Course PTR

Networking and Security

Hacking Web Services, $49.95

This is a practical guide for understanding Web services security and assessment

methodologies. Written for intermediate

to advanced security professionals and developers, it provides an in-depth look at new concepts and tools used for Web services security. Topics addressed include secure coding and WSDL-an XML format describing Web services as a set of endpoints operating on SOAP messages containing information.

Peachpit Press

MySpace Unraveled:

A Parent's Guide to Teen Social Networking, $13.49

Written by online safety experts Larry Magid and Anne Collier, this book demystifies MySpace for adults and provides simple, step-by-step instructions on how to use it and its safety features. It also explains why and how teens are driven to this social Web site, why adults need to understand it, and how they can engage their children in ongoing discussions about it and set intelligent rules for using it.


Video Conferencing over IP, $49.95

Author Michael Gough helps educators get up and running with video teleconferencing. The guide addresses how to determine bandwidth needs; configure network routers, gateways, firewalls and switches; and configure, secure and troubleshoot your deployment. Major software solutions from Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, VidiTel, iVisit, Vibe Phone and Skype are also covered.

Course Technology PTR/Charles River Media

Introduction to Network Security;, $69.95

Fundamental issues related to network security, including the definition of security terms, ethics, the OSI network model and cryptography, are covered in this book. Readers learn how to apply practical mitigation options, react to attacks, and gain the skills and knowledge needed to design, develop, implement, analyze and maintain networks and network protocols. It also addresses how systems currently operate and limitations that can lead to security weaknesses.


HTML, XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, 6th Edition, $26.99

This book includes tep-by-step, task-based instructions to guide readers on how to design, structure and format a Web site. It teaches them how to create and use images, links, styles, lists, tables, frames, forms, add sound and movies, test and debug their site, and publish it on the Web. It also extensively covers CSS techniques, current browsers (Opera, Safari, Firefox), creating pages for the mobile Web, and more.