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Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future - The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers (Paperback): John MacCormick Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future - The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers (Paperback)
John MacCormick
R401 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nine revolutionary algorithms that power our computers and smartphones Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers, and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these tasks with such ease? John MacCormick answers this question in language anyone can understand, using vivid examples to explain the fundamental tricks behind nine computer algorithms that power our PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

Understanding the European Union - A Concise Introduction (Paperback, 7th ed. 2017): John McCormick Understanding the European Union - A Concise Introduction (Paperback, 7th ed. 2017)
John McCormick
R877 R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Save R129 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 7th edition of this best-selling textbook provides a broad-ranging but concise introduction to the EU, covering all major aspects of the European project. This edition takes full account of the current challenges faced by the EU, including the ongoing difficulties in the Eurozone and the rise of euroscepticism, which culminated spectacularly in Britain's decision to leave the Union in 2016. Fully updated throughout, McCormick continues to clearly and succinctly cover the history and institutions of the EU; the underlying principles of European integration; the impact of the EU on its member states and citizens; and the dynamics and effects of EU policies. Going beyond simplifying and summarising key points, McCormick also covers the nuances of principles, politics and policies that are often lost in concise introductory texts. While this text would naturally suit Political Science and International Relations students, McCormick realises that the EU is both a global political actor and the wealthiest marketplace in the world, which means the EU must be studied from multiple disciplinary persepctives. This textbook is packed with pedagogical features and written with minimal jargon and in interdisciplinary terms so as to be accessible for those with no prior understanding of the EU, enabling both Politics and International Relations students and students of other disciplines to have a refined understanding on the EU.

Contemporary Britain (Paperback, 4th ed. 2018): John McCormick Contemporary Britain (Paperback, 4th ed. 2018)
John McCormick
R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new edition of a popular introduction to all aspects of life in Britain. This version reflects on the ongoing fallout from the global financial and eurozone crises; the May 2015 General Election; the September 2014 referendum on Scottish independence; the new tone of debate on immigration; and the June 2016 Brexit referendum.

Comparative Government and Politics - An Introduction (Paperback, 11st ed. 2019): John McCormick, Rod Hague, Martin Harrop Comparative Government and Politics - An Introduction (Paperback, 11st ed. 2019)
John McCormick, Rod Hague, Martin Harrop 1
R1,179 R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Save R230 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This revised and updated edition of a core textbook - one of the most well-established texts in the field of comparative politics - offers a comprehensive introduction to the comparison of governments and political systems, helping students to understand not just the institutions and political cultures of their own countries but also those of a wide range of democracies and authoritarian regimes from around the world. The book opens with an overview of key theories and methods for studying comparative politics and moves on to a study of major institutions and themes, such as the state, constitutions and courts, elections, voters, interest groups and political economy. In addition, two common threads run throughout the chapters in this edition - the reversal of democracy and declining trust in government - ensuring that the book fully accounts for the rapid developments in politics that have taken place across the world in recent times. Written by a team of experienced textbook authors and featuring a range of engaging learning features, this book is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Comparative Politics, Comparative Government, Introduction to Politics and Introduction to Political Science.

Cases in Comparative Government and Politics (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): John McCormick Cases in Comparative Government and Politics (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
John McCormick
R1,028 R956 Discovery Miles 9 560 Save R72 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Using twelve pivotal cases, this book brings comparative politics to life by highlighting the key differences in political systems around the world. Written by renowned textbook author John McCormick, the book opens with two context-setting chapters on the field of comparative politics and the varying nature of political systems. The cases that follow thereafter have been carefully chosen to illustrate a variety of political types, different levels of political development, and to ensure geographical and cultural diversity. The textbook is ideal for both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are taking introductory courses in Comparative Politics, Introduction to Politics and Political Science.

Introduction to Global Studies (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): John McCormick Introduction to Global Studies (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
John McCormick
R1,041 R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Save R168 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This textbook provides a multidisciplinary introduction to Global and International Studies. Offering unrivalled breadth and depth, it covers all the key dimensions of the topic, including broad introductions to international politics and economics, and focused surveys of topics from human rights and migration to conflict and the environment. John McCormick's lucid writing style renders complex information understandable to all students. Full-colour photographs, maps, tables and figures bring the subject to life and innovative pedagogical features emphasize the importance of understanding perspectives and experiences different from one's own worldview. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this textbook is ideal for undergraduate students worldwide who are taking introductory modules in Global and International Studies. The text can also be used by undergraduate students taking courses on Globalization.

Why Europe Matters - The Case for the European Union (Paperback): John McCormick Why Europe Matters - The Case for the European Union (Paperback)
John McCormick 1
R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Critics like to depict the European Union as undemocratic and unpopular, but their arguments are too often based on myths and misunderstandings. This does us all a disservice, and in this period of uncertainty about the future of Europe it is more important than ever that we have a firm grasp of the issues at stake.
This powerful new book debunks the misconceptions surrounding the EU and makes a compelling and comprehensive case for the benefits of European integration. It shows how the EU has improved the lives of Europeans in countless ways, and how it has given Europe a powerful presence on the international stage. Guaranteed to illuminate as well as spark debate, this book will appeal to anyone who seeks to better understand what Europe means and why it matters.

Environmental Politics and Policy (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): John McCormick Environmental Politics and Policy (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
John McCormick
R1,015 R847 Discovery Miles 8 470 Save R168 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides systematic coverage of the key concepts in the study of environmental politics; the evolution of environmental thinking; the national and international actors involved in environmental policy; and a selection of specific environmental problems including their causes, the challenges and results of addressing them to date.

Victim (DVD): Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls, Peter Copley, Norman Bird, Peter McEnery, John Barrie,... Victim (DVD)
Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls, Peter Copley, …
R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dirk Bogarde stars as a Q.C. with a past he has tried to bury. Now married, he has tried to forget a homosexual affair, but finds he cannot escape it when he receives a phone call from his former lover. His lover, Jack Barret (Peter McEnery), has been arrested by police for theft, but the police found that he has no money to his name and have come to the assumption that he is being blackmailed. When Bogarde refuses to speak to him Barret commits suicide. Opening himself up to legal proceedings, Bogarde decides to prosecute the blackmailers himself.

Understanding the European Union - A Concise Introduction (Hardcover, 7th ed. 2017): John McCormick Understanding the European Union - A Concise Introduction (Hardcover, 7th ed. 2017)
John McCormick
R2,422 R1,945 Discovery Miles 19 450 Save R477 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 7th edition of this best-selling textbook provides a broad-ranging but concise introduction to the EU, covering all major aspects of the European project. This edition takes full account of the current challenges faced by the EU, including the ongoing difficulties in the Eurozone and the rise of euroscepticism, which culminated spectacularly in Britain's decision to leave the Union in 2016. Fully updated throughout, McCormick continues to clearly and succinctly cover the history and institutions of the EU; the underlying principles of European integration; the impact of the EU on its member states and citizens; and the dynamics and effects of EU policies. Going beyond simplifying and summarising key points, McCormick also covers the nuances of principles, politics and policies that are often lost in concise introductory texts. While this text would naturally suit Political Science and International Relations students, McCormick realises that the EU is both a global political actor and the wealthiest marketplace in the world, which means the EU must be studied from multiple disciplinary persepctives. This textbook is packed with pedagogical features and written with minimal jargon and in interdisciplinary terms so as to be accessible for those with no prior understanding of the EU, enabling both Politics and International Relations students and students of other disciplines to have a refined understanding on the EU.

Environmental Politics and Policy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): John McCormick Environmental Politics and Policy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
John McCormick
R2,529 R2,366 Discovery Miles 23 660 Save R163 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides systematic coverage of the key concepts in the study of environmental politics; the evolution of environmental thinking; the national and international actors involved in environmental policy; and a selection of specific environmental problems including their causes, the challenges and results of addressing them to date.

What Can Be Computed? - A Practical Guide to the Theory of Computation (Hardcover): John MacCormick What Can Be Computed? - A Practical Guide to the Theory of Computation (Hardcover)
John MacCormick
R1,925 R1,444 Discovery Miles 14 440 Save R481 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An accessible and rigorous textbook for introducing undergraduates to computer science theory What Can Be Computed? is a uniquely accessible yet rigorous introduction to the most profound ideas at the heart of computer science. Crafted specifically for undergraduates who are studying the subject for the first time, and requiring minimal prerequisites, the book focuses on the essential fundamentals of computer science theory and features a practical approach that uses real computer programs (Python and Java) and encourages active experimentation. It is also ideal for self-study and reference. The book covers the standard topics in the theory of computation, including Turing machines and finite automata, universal computation, nondeterminism, Turing and Karp reductions, undecidability, time-complexity classes such as P and NP, and NP-completeness, including the Cook-Levin Theorem. But the book also provides a broader view of computer science and its historical development, with discussions of Turing's original 1936 computing machines, the connections between undecidability and Goedel's incompleteness theorem, and Karp's famous set of twenty-one NP-complete problems. Throughout, the book recasts traditional computer science concepts by considering how computer programs are used to solve real problems. Standard theorems are stated and proven with full mathematical rigor, but motivation and understanding are enhanced by considering concrete implementations. The book's examples and other content allow readers to view demonstrations of-and to experiment with-a wide selection of the topics it covers. The result is an ideal text for an introduction to the theory of computation. An accessible and rigorous introduction to the essential fundamentals of computer science theory, written specifically for undergraduates taking introduction to the theory of computation Features a practical, interactive approach using real computer programs (Python in the text, with forthcoming Java alternatives online) to enhance motivation and understanding Gives equal emphasis to computability and complexity Includes special topics that demonstrate the profound nature of key ideas in the theory of computation Lecture slides and Python programs are available at whatcanbecomputed.com

European Union Politics (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2015): John McCormick European Union Politics (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2015)
John McCormick
R1,076 Discovery Miles 10 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This 2nd edition of this best-selling introductory and student-friendly text provides an engaging introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the European Union. Esteemed textbook author John McCormick introduces the unique nature of EU politics, whilst analysing the Union's impact upon the meaning of Europe and the lives of Europeans. This second edition has been updated throughout - taking account of the 2014 European Parliament elections and changes to key roles in the EU - and has additional coverage of theoretical approaches used to study the EU that will encourage students towards a more sophisticated understanding of how and why the EU has become what it is today, of its strengths and weaknesses and of the on-going crisis in the Eurozone. McCormick has designed this textbook to be accessible to students of all backgrounds and abilities, to act as a companion throughout their studies. Breakdowns of key concepts and debates, numerous case studies, chapter summaries, photos, and more are all included to aid learning. This has all been complimented by a companion website, full of self-test Q & A's, updated material, and lecturer resources to aid teaching and learning, making this text a true essential for all those teaching and studying the EU.

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future - The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers (Paperback): John MacCormick Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future - The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers (Paperback)
John MacCormick; Foreword by Chris Bishop
R460 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R129 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every day, we use our computers to perform remarkable feats. A simple web search picks out a handful of relevant needles from the world's biggest haystack: the billions of pages on the World Wide Web. Uploading a photo to Facebook transmits millions of pieces of information over numerous error-prone network links, yet somehow a perfect copy of the photo arrives intact. Without even knowing it, we use public-key cryptography to transmit secret information like credit card numbers; and we use digital signatures to verify the identity of the websites we visit. How do our computers perform these tasks with such ease?

This is the first book to answer that question in language anyone can understand, revealing the extraordinary ideas that power our PCs, laptops, and smartphones. Using vivid examples, John MacCormick explains the fundamental "tricks" behind nine types of computer algorithms, including artificial intelligence (where we learn about the "nearest neighbor trick" and "twenty questions trick"), Google's famous PageRank algorithm (which uses the "random surfer trick"), data compression, error correction, and much more.

These revolutionary algorithms have changed our world: this book unlocks their secrets, and lays bare the incredible ideas that our computers use every day.

The European Superpower (Paperback): John McCormick The European Superpower (Paperback)
John McCormick
R920 R855 Discovery Miles 8 550 Save R65 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this important new book, John McCormick argues that the EU has become an economic and political superpower, whose new global role calls into doubt most of the recent assessments of unipolarity in world politics and American 'Empire'. In his inimitably clear and accessible style, McCormick shows how the rise of Europe has been underplayed because of traditional notions of power politics based on military might which, he argues, are much less relevant in the twenty-first century world than in the past.

Contemporary Britain (Hardcover, 4th ed. 2018): John McCormick Contemporary Britain (Hardcover, 4th ed. 2018)
John McCormick
R2,122 R1,959 Discovery Miles 19 590 Save R163 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new edition of a popular introduction to all aspects of life in Britain. This version reflects on the ongoing fallout from the global financial and eurozone crises; the May 2015 General Election; the September 2014 referendum on Scottish independence; the new tone of debate on immigration; and the June 2016 Brexit referendum.

Europeanism (Hardcover): John McCormick Europeanism (Hardcover)
John McCormick
R1,201 Discovery Miles 12 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Europeanism the author attempts to identify and outline the political, economic, and social norms and values associated with Europe and Europeans. He argues that regardless of the doubts associated with the exercise of European integration and the work of the European Union, and regardless of residual identities with states and nations, Europeans have much in common. Opening chapters deal with the historical development of European ideas, and are followed by chapters addressing European attitudes toward the state (including a rejection of state-based nationalism, new ideas about patriotism and citizenship, and the importance of cosmopolitanism), the characteristics of politics and government in Europe (with an emphasis on communitarianism and the effects of the parliamentary system of government), European economic models (including the importance of welfarism and sustainable development), European social models, European attitudes towards values such as multiculturalism and secularism, and Europeanist views in regard to international relations (emphasizing civilian power and multiculturalism).

European Union Politics (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2020): John McCormick European Union Politics (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2020)
John McCormick
R1,232 Discovery Miles 12 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Cutting through the jargon of EU politics, the third edition of this engaging and informative textbook examines the history, institutions, processes and politics of the European Union with unprecedented clarity. The EU is a fascinating political experiment in regional integration and it has changed our understanding of Europe, how Europeans relate to one another, the role Europe plays in global politics and has even shifted our understanding of politics itself. Helping to make sense of it all in the author's accessible style, this book is underpinned by theory and the latest research throughout. Organised in three main parts, the text covers everything from the history of the EU and its treaties to the institutions that make up the EU and its policies in areas such as the economy, the environment and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. This is the go-to text for all students taking courses or modules on the EU, as well as functioning as an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out more about how the EU works and what difference it makes.

European Union Politics (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2020): John McCormick European Union Politics (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2020)
John McCormick
R2,790 Discovery Miles 27 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Cutting through the jargon of EU politics, the third edition of this engaging and informative textbook examines the history, institutions, processes and politics of the European Union with unprecedented clarity. The EU is a fascinating political experiment in regional integration and it has changed our understanding of Europe, how Europeans relate to one another, the role Europe plays in global politics and has even shifted our understanding of politics itself. Helping to make sense of it all in the author's accessible style, this book is underpinned by theory and the latest research throughout. Organised in three main parts, the text covers everything from the history of the EU and its treaties to the institutions that make up the EU and its policies in areas such as the economy, the environment and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. This is the go-to text for all students taking courses or modules on the EU, as well as functioning as an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out more about how the EU works and what difference it makes.

Preparing for Climate Change - Coastal flooding will cost the U.S. billions of dollars within two decades. Learn how to... Preparing for Climate Change - Coastal flooding will cost the U.S. billions of dollars within two decades. Learn how to prepare. (Paperback)
Beth Goldie; John McCormick
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Comparative Government and Politics - An Introduction (Hardcover, 11st ed. 2019): John McCormick, Rod Hague, Martin Harrop Comparative Government and Politics - An Introduction (Hardcover, 11st ed. 2019)
John McCormick, Rod Hague, Martin Harrop
R2,689 Discovery Miles 26 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This revised and updated edition of a core textbook - one of the most well-established texts in the field of comparative politics - offers a comprehensive introduction to the comparison of governments and political systems, helping students to understand not just the institutions and political cultures of their own countries but also those of a wide range of democracies and authoritarian regimes from around the world. The book opens with an overview of key theories and methods for studying comparative politics and moves on to a study of major institutions and themes, such as the state, constitutions and courts, elections, voters, interest groups and political economy. In addition, two common threads run throughout the chapters in this edition - the reversal of democracy and declining trust in government - ensuring that the book fully accounts for the rapid developments in politics that have taken place across the world in recent times. Written by a team of experienced textbook authors and featuring a range of engaging learning features, this book is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Comparative Politics, Comparative Government, Introduction to Politics and Introduction to Political Science.

The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Volume 20 (Paperback): Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseas, John McCormick Institute... The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Volume 20 (Paperback)
Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseas, John McCormick Institute for Infectious, Infectious Diseases Society of America
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Volume 1 (Paperback): Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseas, John McCormick Institute... The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Volume 1 (Paperback)
Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseas, John McCormick Institute for Infectious, Infectious Diseases Society of America
R844 Discovery Miles 8 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oiteagan O'n Iar (Paperback): Iain Maccormaig Ma John Maccormick Oiteagan O'n Iar (Paperback)
Iain Maccormaig Ma John Maccormick
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gu 'n D' Thug I Sp is Do 'n  rmunn - Sgeul (Hardcover): Iain Maccormaig Ma John Maccormick Gu 'n D' Thug I Sp is Do 'n rmunn - Sgeul (Hardcover)
Iain Maccormaig Ma John Maccormick
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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