Commercial, personal and sensitive information is very hard to keep secure, and technological solutions are not the only answer. In today's technology-driven environment, there is an ever-increasing demand for information delivery on various devices in the office, at home and in public places. A compromise has to be struck between security of information and its availability. This book provides significant first steps along the path of dealing with information assurance in a realistic and comprehensive manner. The third edition has been updated to reflect changes in the IT security landscape and updates to the BCS Certification in Information Security Management Principles, which the book supports.
Italian accounting has a long and honourable tradition of theoretical and applied analysis of the accounting and reporting function, perceived and defined much more broadly than in the Anglo-Saxon tradition. The high point of this perhaps, is the creation of what is known as Economia Aziendale (EA). The antecedents, genesis and later developments are presented here in detail by highly knowledgeable specialists in the field.
EA takes as a prerequisite the necessity of the business (entity/azienda) to ensure its own long-run survival. This requires that the necessary resources are retained and preserved, so operating capital maintenance, by definition future-oriented, is essential. It requires a focus on the particular business organization, entity-specific and consistent with today's notion of the business model. Entity-specific information relevant to current and future cash flows is a necessary pre-requisite for ensuring long-run survival, which historical cost accounting, or fair value (being market-specific not entity-specific) satisfactorily achieve.
Flexibility of valuation and of reporting, always relevant to the specific asset at the specific time in the specific place, is a necessary condition for effective management. This is exactly the focus of EA and its analysis and tradition. Scholars and advanced students of international regulation and accounting, as well as accounting history, will find this an invaluable guide to a vibrant, scholarly tradition of great practical relevance today.
The garish, neon-lighted razzle-dazzle of Times Square was Bart Hardin's front doorstep. Tourists, drug-pushers, floozies, horse-players, hipsters and mobsters were his neighbors. So when a man got shot in the flea circus downstairs from Hardin's apartment, it wasn't news—even on Christmas Eve. But when Lieutenant Romano charged Hardin with the killing, that was different. Two murders and a kidnapping later, Hardin was in the worst trouble of his life.
In this superb achievement by a master storyteller, a New York City police detective caught in a web of international terrorism and global intrigue becomes the central focus of an expertly told story that's so exciting it may actually make you sweat.
A terrorist strike on a major New York City landmark leaves behind an aftermath of death and destruction. Caught at ground zero is NYPD detective Jack Keller who barely escapes with his life. His longtime friend and former partner is not as lucky. Keller vows to bring the terrorist mastermind behind the strike to justice. He tracks him down in a global manhunt. Yet unknown to Keller time is running out.
His quarry is gearing up for the boldest terrorist attack in history. Iran has given terrorists a theater nuclear missile in a bid to out-do the death toll on 911. If successful the doomsday plan will unleash a nuclear nightmare on millions of victims and set the stage for worse to come. In the end everything hinges on a hard-as-nails New York police detective who stakes his life in a global chase after the terrorist chieftain he's determined to bring to justice no matter what or who he has to sacrifice in order to do it.
The action scenes in Paris and Venice are gripping and move faster than greased lightning, giving the impression that Alexander knows every back street, hidden alley and public square, every public monument and off-the-beaten-path corner of these European cities, and also knows just which elements to use in his masterfully conceived and boldly executed plot.
Chain Reaction features scenes rich in gripping narrative, striking action and punchy dialog in a plot armed with superweapons and power-mad bad guys who rival or exceed any encountered in real life. This amazing thriller offers a feast of surprising twists and turns that suddenly appear with mind-boggling rapidity that make it a milestone in the annals of thriller fiction.
Carried along by a strong, clear and powerfully cinematic prose line that benefits from extremely accurate portrayals of all the elements of the cop's, spy's and soldiers' trades, Chain Reaction is top-notch writing and a great reading experience. The opening and closing chapters go off like a shock and awe campaign, and nothing in between gives readers enough time to even catch their breath. The cumulative effect of Chain Reaction is overwhelming in the sheer impact of the powerful prose and the slick, commercial, though uniquely original plot and style.
David Alexander is one of those rare authors who can write fiction that has the power to relentlessly carry the reader onward, and who can blend a wit and humor as sharp and cutting as a samurai sword and combine it with in-depth analysis and the deft touch of a master technician. David Alexander's superb thriller Chain Reaction is more than a great read, it's an awesome experience that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, addictive adventure writing at its boldest and brightest -- the stuff from which great thrillers are made.
The dark narrative tapestry of Chain Reaction also places this thriller squarely amid the select ranks of classic hardboiled fiction. This is a contemporary thriller, though, and one in which Alexander manages to mix successfully an intricate plot with exotic locales, a considerable amount of action, and solid characters. Chain reaction is a thriller fan's dream; exciting, involving, thought-provoking. All in all, a first-class tale of intrigue by one of the top authors in the field.
Kentucky horse-racing journalist David Alexander wrote fifteen mystery novels (as well as short stories and other books) between 1951 and 1962. This volume collects his first two mysteries, which introduce hefty (and eccentric) millionaire Tommy Twotoes, penguin fancier and former bootlegger, and Terence R. Rooke, aka Soldier, fresh from a military hospital and starting out as a private investigator in the Big Apple.
Most Men Don't Kill: Working for an Army buddy who has set up a detective agency, Soldier finds himself in a pickle when his stakeout of a married woman's tryst ends with the discovery of a corpse. Lying low in the Bowery, Soldier attracts the attention of millionaire Tommy Twotoes, who decides to do some investigating of his own.
Murder in Black and White: Soldier is visiting a funeral parlor at the behest of Tommy Twotoes when a small albino man crashes the party and shoots up the corpse. This is only the beginning, as Soldier encounters more bodies, more crazy characters, and a loud-mouthed parrot.
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Continuously in print since 1973, this fifth edition of the classic Zondervan Handbook to the Bible has been updated with new imagery. From the history and design of the temple in Jerusalem to God's relationship with the universe, you'll find it here. The land, culture, battles, feast days, heroes, and villains of Scripture come alive through spectacular color-filled articles and images of meticulous clarity and detail.
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Complete with a comprehensive "Rapid Fact-Finder to the Bible" section, the Zondervan Handbook to the Bible remains the best book to have next to your Bible.
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