Highlights of New eBooks, 22-28 September 2008

Each week CSU Library adds hundreds of new resources to our catalogue, including books, DVDs, CDs, and eBooks. The following selection highlights some of the new eBooks added to the collection last week. Click on ‘Check Availability’ to find the eBook in the Library Catalogue. Click here to view the complete list of new titles.

  • A textbook of Australian rural health edited by Siaw-Teng Liaw and Sue Kilpatrick – A textbook of Australian rural health is intended to be a national resource for all students, educators and professionals with an interest in rural health or a commitment to working in a rural setting. Check Availability
  • Applied security visualization by Rafael Marty – As networks become ever more complex, securing them becomes more and more difficult. The solution is visualization. Using today’s state-of-the-art data visualization techniques, you can gain a far deeper understanding of what’s happening on your network right now. Check Availability
  • Caring for the perioperative patient by Paul Wicker and Joy O’Neill – This book identifies the essential skills and knowledge required by all perioperative practitioners in order to care effectively for their patients. Check Availability
  • Designing for the social web by Joshua Porter – How do you create and launch a vibrant social web application that people are motivated to use? Getting people to participate (and stay participating) is the key to any web-based strategy, but you have to do more than simply add features. This book teaches you how. Check Availability
  • First impressions edited by Nalini Ambady and John Skowronski – Brings together leading investigators to explore the science of first impressions: how they are formed, their underlying processes, and effects on emotions, cognitions, and behavior. Integrating cutting-edge theories, methods, and findings from diverse research traditions, the book accessibly conveys the “big picture” of this dynamic area of study. Check Availability
  • GarageBand 3 by Mary Plummer – Whether you’re an accomplished musician or a student, Garageband is the most rewarding way to create, perform, and record your own music. In the only Apple-certified guide to Garageband, composer and master trainer Mary Plummer shows you just how easy it is to turn your Mac into a fully featured recording studio. Check Availability
  • Geekonomics : the real cost of insecure software by David Rice – Software has become crucial to the very survival of civilization. But badly written, insecure software is hurting people – and costing businesses and individuals billions of dollars every year. This must change. In Geekonomics, David Rice shows how we can change it. Check Availability
  • Mites of greenhouses : identification, biology, and control by Zhi-Qiang Zhang – Mites are major pests of greenhouse crops and cause significant economic impact. This book describes the biology, identification and control of such mites. Check Availability
  • Network warrior by Gary A. Donahue – Written by networking veteran with 20 years of experience, Network Warrior provides a thorough and practical introduction to the entire network infrastructure, from cabling to the routers. Check Availability
  • Podcasting for trainers and educators by Shastry Nandini and David P. Gillespie – In many ways, trainers, educators, professors, teachers, instructors, SMEs or course developers are the people leading the way for corporations and educational institutions to forge into the new century. By learning about new technologies and learning and adapting them to our workplaces and our personal lives, we change the mindset, not to mention the productivity of the lives of those around us. Check Availability
  • Secrets of RSS by Steven Holzner – RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is an XML-based technology that lets Web users get information delivered to their desktops and allows Web publishers to distribute their content qucikly and easily. Whether you want to create your own RSS feed or just locate and add them to your Website, this book provides everything you need to know about effectively implementing and using RSS. Check Availability
  • Snort cookbook by Angela Orebaugh, Simon Biles and Jacob Babbin – Snort, the defacto open source standard of intrusion detection tools, is capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP network. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching, and matching. Snort can save countless headaches; the new Snort Cookbook will save countless hours of sifting through dubious online advice or wordy tutorials in order to leverage the full power of SNORT. Check Availability
  • Sports, virtues and vices : morality plays by Mike McNamee – Aims to situate ethics at the heart of sports via ‘virtue ethical’ considerations that can be traced back to the gymnasia of ancient Greece. This book explores key ethical issues such as: how the pursuit of sporting excellence can lead to harm; doping, greed and shame; and biomedical technology as a challenge to the virtue of elite athletes. Check Availability
  • The new school of information security by Adam Shostack and Andrew Stewart – Why is information security so dysfunctional? Are you wasting the money you spend on security? This book shows how to spend it more effectively. Check Availability
  • Tire and tire track evidence : recovery and forensic examination by William J. Bodziak – Police success in linking vehicles to the scene of a crime through the impressions and tracks those vehicles leave behind has long served as a successful and reliable forensic tool. The collection and forensic evaluation of that evidence, however, requires specialized knowledge, training, and expertise.” “Informative and useful, this book gives crime scene technicians and forensic examiners the tools to accurately and reliably collect, recover, and examine tire evidence. Check Availability