Tools and Weapons

Tools and Weapons
Available:
Author: Brad Smith,Carol Ann Browne
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781984877727
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The instant New York Times bestseller. From Microsoft's president and one of the tech industry's broadest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates. “A colorful and insightful insiders’ view of how technology is both empowering and threatening us. From privacy to cyberattacks, this timely book is a useful guide for how to navigate the digital future.” —Walter Isaacson Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: When your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create. This might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself. While sweeping digital transformation holds great promise, we have reached an inflection point. The world has turned information technology into both a powerful tool and a formidable weapon, and new approaches are needed to manage an era defined by even more powerful inventions like artificial intelligence. Companies that create technology must accept greater responsibility for the future, and governments will need to regulate technology by moving faster and catching up with the pace of innovation. In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne bring us a captivating narrative from the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. These are challenges that come with no preexisting playbook, including privacy, cybercrime and cyberwar, social media, the moral conundrums of artificial intelligence, big tech's relationship to inequality, and the challenges for democracy, far and near. While in no way a self-glorifying "Microsoft memoir," the book pulls back the curtain remarkably wide onto some of the company's most crucial recent decision points as it strives to protect the hopes technology offers against the very real threats it also presents. There are huge ramifications for communities and countries, and Brad Smith provides a thoughtful and urgent contribution to that effort.

Tools and Weapons

Tools and Weapons
Available:
Author: Brad Smith,Carol Ann Browne
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781529351590
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

*THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM BOOK CLUB PICK* 'A clear, compelling guide to some of the most pressing debates in technology today.' Bill Gates, from the foreword 'The de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large.' The New York Times 'One of the few executives willing to speak openly about the industry's most vexing issues.' Sunday Times __________ Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: when your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create. This might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself. While sweeping digital transformation holds great promise, we have reached an inflection point. The world has turned information technology into both a powerful tool and a formidable weapon, and new approaches are needed to manage an era defined by even more powerful inventions like artificial intelligence. Companies that create technology must accept greater responsibility for the future, and governments will need to regulate technology by moving faster and catching up with the pace of innovation. In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne bring us a captivating narrative from the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. These are challenges that come with no pre-existing playbook, including privacy, cybercrime and cyberwar, social media, the moral conundrums of artificial intelligence, big tech's relationship to inequality, and the challenges for democracy, far and near. While in no way a self-glorifying "Microsoft memoir," the book pulls back the curtain remarkably wide onto some of the company's most crucial recent decision points as it strives to protect the hopes technology offers against the very real threats it also presents. There are huge ramifications for communities and countries, and Brad Smith provides a thoughtful and urgent contribution to that effort. From Microsoft's President and one of the tech industry's wisest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates. __________ In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith takes us behind the scenes on some of the biggest stories to hit the tech industry in the past decade and some of the biggest threats we face. From Edward Snowden's NSA leak to the NHS WannaCry ransomware attack, this book is essential reading to understand what's happening in the world around us. If you watched Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates on Netflix, you will find Tools and Weapons equally fascinating. 'This is a colourful and insightful insiders' view of how technology is both empowering us and threatening us. From privacy to cyberattacks, this timely book is a useful guide for how to navigate the digital future.' Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Steve Jobs

Tools and Weapons

Tools and Weapons
Available:
Author: Brad Smith,Carol Ann Browne
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781984877710
Release: 2019
Editor: Penguin Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Microsoft's president and one of the tech industry's wisest thinkers comes a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates.

Tools and Weapons

Tools and Weapons
Available:
Author: Brad Smith
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1984879227
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Penguin Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tools of War

Tools of War
Available:
Author: Syed Ramsey
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9789386019837
Release: 2016-05-12
Editor: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A weapon, arm, or armament is any device used with intent to inflict damage or harm to living beings, structures, or systems. Weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as crime, law enforcement, self-defense, and warfare. In a broader context, weapons may be construed to include anything used to gain a strategic, material or mental advantage over an adversary. While just about any ordinary objects such as sticks, stones, cars, or pencils can be used as weapons, many are expressly designed for the purpose – ranging from simple implements such as clubs, swords and guns, and to complicated modern intercontinental ballistic missiles, biological and cyberweapons. This book has been written keeping in view the requirements of undergraduate and postgraduate students and research scholars in the area of weapons and warfare and Military history.

Ninja Tools and Weapons

Ninja Tools and Weapons
Available:
Author: Michel Farivar
Pages: 218
ISBN:
Release: 2013-05-09
Editor: White Cat Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Warriors of myth and legend, ninja are a fascinating, mysterious presence in our world. Through generations of disinformation and, more recently, their place in popular culture, the origins, tools, and methodology of the ninja have been shrouded in secrecy to alternately terrify or entertain the populace. The weapons of Ninjutsu are unusual and unorthodox. Though they have been popularized by the public's expanding interest in the Ninja arts, they remain poorly understood. Glamorization of this method of defense has led to a publicly perceived disassociation from its origins as a "peasant art." Ninja Tools and Weapons provides a reframing of the skills of Ninjutsu closer to the discipline's lower-class roots. Dr. Michel Farivar clarifies the origins of the weapons as well as supplies indepth insight into the mindset that developed them. As Ninjutsu moves into the modern age, this clarification remains relevant to those interested in the history of the ninja as well as the anatomy and evolution of conflict.

Weapons and Tools in Rock Art

Weapons and Tools in Rock Art
Available:
Author: Ana M. S. Bettencourt,Manuel Santos-Estévez,Hugo Aluai Sampaio
Pages: 236
ISBN: 1789254906
Release: 2020-10-15
Editor: Oxbow Books Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Analysis of the subjective and metaphorical value of weapons and tools in rock art and their contexts in prehistoric, protohistoric and traditional contexts throughout the world.

Weapons

Weapons
Available:
Author: Jason Richie
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1881508609
Release: 2000
Editor: Oliver PressInc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traces the development of weapons through the lives of such inventors and their inventions as David Bushnell and the submarine, Samuel Colt and the revolver, John Ericsson and the battleship, Hiram Maxim and the machine gun, and Ernest Swinton and the tank.

Rights as Weapons

Rights as Weapons
Available:
Author: Clifford Bob
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780691216881
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An in-depth look at the historic and strategic deployment of rights in political conflicts throughout the world Rights are usually viewed as defensive concepts representing mankind’s highest aspirations to protect the vulnerable and uplift the downtrodden. But since the Enlightenment, political combatants have also used rights belligerently, to batter despised communities, demolish existing institutions, and smash opposing ideas. Delving into a range of historical and contemporary conflicts from all areas of the globe, Rights as Weapons focuses on the underexamined ways in which the powerful wield rights as aggressive weapons against the weak. Clifford Bob looks at how political forces use rights as rallying cries: naturalizing novel claims as rights inherent in humanity, absolutizing them as trumps over rival interests or community concerns, universalizing them as transcultural and transhistorical, and depoliticizing them as concepts beyond debate. He shows how powerful proponents employ rights as camouflage to cover ulterior motives, as crowbars to break rival coalitions, as blockades to suppress subordinate groups, as spears to puncture discrete policies, and as dynamite to explode whole societies. And he demonstrates how the targets of rights campaigns repulse such assaults, using their own rights-like weapons: denying the abuses they are accused of, constructing rival rights to protect themselves, portraying themselves as victims rather than violators, and repudiating authoritative decisions against them. This sophisticated framework is applied to a diverse range of examples, including nineteenth-century voting rights movements; the American civil rights movement; nationalist, populist, and religious movements in today’s Europe; and internationalized conflicts related to Palestinian self-determination, animal rights, gay rights, and transgender rights. Comparing key episodes in the deployment of rights, Rights as Weapons opens new perspectives on an idea that is central to legal and political conflicts.

Native American Tools and Weapons

Native American Tools and Weapons
Available:
Author: Rob Staeger
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781422288641
Release: 2014-09-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The tools and weapons used by Native American tribes were not just functional. Often, these tools and weapons were created during a special ceremony or ritual, so there was a spiritual significance to them as well. Shamans or medicine men would bless such items in the hope that they would serve their owners well. This book discusses the primary tools and weapons made by tribes in specific regions as well as how these tools and weapons were created and used.

Tools Weapons and Ornaments

Tools  Weapons and Ornaments
Available:
Author: Herbert Schutz
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9004122982
Release: 2001
Editor: BRILL

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The book examines the link between history and archeology derived from funerary and settlement materials in early Medieval Central Europe. The evidence demonstrates that the populations located to the north of the Roman frontiers were culturally aware societies with socio-political structures.

The CIA Catalog of Clandestine Weapons Tools and Gadgets

The CIA Catalog of Clandestine Weapons  Tools  and Gadgets
Available:
Author: John Minnery
Pages: 116
ISBN: 0942637690
Release: 1990
Editor: Barricade Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book provides an exclusive look at special CIA devices ranging from clandestine guns, saws, and knives to biological weapons stockpiled in warehouses on every continent.

Samurai Weapons

Samurai Weapons
Available:
Author: Don Cunningham
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781462907496
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Tuttle Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Unlock the secrets of the legendary weapons of the samurai While the samurai is well known as the military nobility of medieval Japan, their range of weapons, which went far beyond the katana, bow, and spear, is lesser known. For instance, some weapons, like the tesson, or iron fan, were used in secret where samurai swords were not allowed. Others were improvised, with warriors using whatever fighting tool was at hand. In Samurai Weapons, readers will follow the story of Zenigata Heiji, among others, who developed an uncanny ability to use heavy coins as dangerous weapons by throwing them like bullets. Author Don Cunningham, who held ranks in judo, jujutsu, and kendo, including a second dan license from the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo, gives us a historical look at these ancient arms in a way that's useful for novices and samurai experts alike. Chapters cover such rich details as: Japanese martial arts culture Hidden weapons Sensu, truncheons, and polearms Learn how and why samurai weapons included not only the sword of popular lore, but also a variety of others. Cunningham describes the society of Japan, how the samurai class arose, and the place in society that samurai held through the centuries, focusing in particular on the various weaponry they used, how they used it, and why. Samurai Weapons highlights how these weapons and fighting styles have influenced various schools of Japanese martial arts.

Weapons Homemade Survival Weapons and Tools

Weapons  Homemade Survival Weapons and Tools
Available:
Author: Rick Canton
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1530767261
Release: 2016-04-29
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Have you ever wondered what would happen if... You could not rely on modern technology to obtain food? You had to create fishing and hunting tools from scratch? Your family was counting on you to protect them? Learn How To Create Basic Weapons For Hunting, Fishing, And Self Defense Now! This is a short book that was written for anyone with an interest in making their own weapons for hunting, fishing, and self defense when surviving in the wild. All eight of the weapons described in this e-book can be made inexpensively and easily, both for the die-hard survivalists, and the average camper who wants to be able to catch their own food and protect themselves if necessary. As you'll learn, there are many different make weapons for hunting, fishing, and self defense. But make sure you apply what you learn from this book!

Knives

Knives
Available:
Author: James Marchington
Pages: 153
ISBN: 1857531876
Release: 1997
Editor: Brasseys Uk Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For the outdoorsman or soldier, a knife is not a luxury, it is a necessity. One of man's most basic tools, a knife can gather and prepare food, build and tend a fire, create a shelter and signal for rescue; and when the chips are down, it will do duty as a lethal close combat weapon. Knives: Military Edged Tools & Weapons covers the whole range of blades available to the modern soldier, from fighting knives and bayonets, through combat and survival knives, to the versatile multi-tools and folders, not forgetting special purpose blades such as the machete, special forces shovel, combat tomahawk and even the assegai. It is often erroneously thought that these knives are designed solely for killing; this book seeks to show that they are in fact truly multi-purpose tools.

The Fenn Cache

The Fenn Cache
Available:
Author: George C. Frison,Bruce A. Bradley
Pages: 111
ISBN: UCSC:32106015484402
Release: 1999
Editor: One Horse Land & Cattle Limited Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Co-authored by Bruce Bradley. Includes bibliography and glossary.

Tools and Weapons

Tools and Weapons
Available:
Author: Pamela McDowell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1487201982
Release: 2014-07
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tools of Terror

Tools of Terror
Available:
Author: Tara Kartha
Pages: 357
ISBN: UOM:39015041888481
Release: 1999
Editor: Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Primitive Skills and Crafts

Primitive Skills and Crafts
Available:
Author: Anonim
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781628730593
Release: 2007-08-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Anyone eager to master survival skills for outdoor vacations, or simply to find a fun new family activity for a Saturday afternoon, will be educated and inspired by the practical advice presented here by archaeologists, anthropologists, primitive practitioners, craftsmen, and artisans. These experts help modern readers rediscover the skills that have served humanity for millennia: fire-making, camp cooking, basket weaving, pottery making, animal tracking, and much more. You can even learn how to turn seashells into arrowheads or make glue from yucca plants. Plus, there’s intriguing information on the benefits of a hunter-gatherer diet. More than just a how-to, this handbook provides inspiration to live life to the fullest.

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
Available:
Author: Nicole Perlroth
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781526629838
Release: 2021-02-18
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'Reads like a modern-day John le Carré novel, with terrifying tales of espionage and cyber warfare that will keep you up at night, both unable to stop reading, and terrified for what the future holds' Nick Bilton, author of American Kingpin Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break in and scamper through the world's computer networks invisibly until discovered. One of the most coveted tools in a spy's arsenal, a zero day has the power to tap into any iPhone, dismantle safety controls at a chemical plant and shut down the power in an entire nation – just ask the Ukraine. Zero days are the blood diamonds of the security trade, pursued by nation states, defense contractors, cybercriminals, and security defenders alike. In this market, governments aren't regulators; they are clients – paying huge sums to hackers willing to turn over gaps in the Internet, and stay silent about them. This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth's discovery, unpacked. A intrepid journalist unravels an opaque, code-driven market from the outside in – encountering spies, hackers, arms dealers, mercenaries and a few unsung heroes along the way. As the stakes get higher and higher in the rush to push the world's critical infrastructure online, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is the urgent and alarming discovery of one of the world's most extreme threats.