Windows Internals, Sixth Edition is intended for advanced computer professionals
(both developers and system administrators) who want to understand how the
core components of the Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating
systems work internally. With this knowledge, developers can better comprehend the
rationale behind design choices when building applications specific to the Windows
platform. Such knowledge can also help developers debug complex problems.
Another challenge of researching traditional medical practices is the lack of consistency
and clarity in the terminology used by authors to describe various beliefs and practices.
Often the term “traditional medicine” is loosely applied to a variety of diverse activities
that are not always uniformly acknowledged among Indigenous practitioners and their
clients. It is a useful exercise to discuss the variety of definitions that traditional medicine
is, or is not accorded, the latter being the case in most academic and non-academic
The need for a comprehensive NCI-wide terminology arose because NCI staff requires access to timely and
accurate information about activities related to the scientific mission of the Institute. The collection, storage
and retrieval of data related to NCI research programs is necessary to analyze, manage, and report about
these activities. Though centralized coding of NCI-supported research-related activities met some of these
needs, supplementary data coding had become common.