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Inside Front Cover

Inside Front Cover

Deitel® How to Program Series Cover Theme

The cover theme for the DEITEL® HOW TO PROGRAM SERIES emphasizes social consciousness issues such as going green, clean energy, recycling, sustainability and more. Within the text, in addition to conventional programming exercises, we’ve included our Making a Difference exercise set to raise awareness of issues such as global warming, population growth, affordable healthcare, accessibility, privacy of electronic records and more. In this book, you’ll use C++ to program applications that relate to these issues. We hope that what you learn in C++ How to Program, 8/e will help you to make a difference.


Rainforests

The world’s rainforests are often referred to as the “Earth’s lungs,” the “jewels of the Earth” and the “world’s largest pharmacy.” Approximately 50% of the world’s tropical rainforests are in Central and South America, over 33% are in Asia and Oceania (which consists of Australia, New Zealand and various South Pacific Islands), and 15% are in Africa. Rainforests absorb from the atmosphere vast amounts of carbon dioxide—a gas that many scientists blame for global warming—and they provide approximately 40% of the world’s oxygen. They regulate water flow to surrounding areas preventing mudslides and crop loss. Rainforests also support the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people, providing food, fresh water, medicines and more. Approximately 25% of Western medicines used to treat infections, viruses, cancer and more are derived from plants found in rainforests. The U.S. National Cancer Institute has found about 2100 rainforest plant species that are effective against cancer cells. Fewer than one percent of rainforest plant species have been tested for medical use.

Rainforests are being deforested at an alarming rate. According to a March 2010 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, deforestation has slowed over the last 10 years, but more than 30 million acres of forests are still lost annually, and they’re not easily renewed. The United Nations Environment Programme Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign is one of many reforestation initiatives. To learn more about how you can make a difference, visit www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign/index.asp. For further information visit:

www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm

www.savetherainforest.org/savetherainforest_007.htm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainforest

www.rainforestfoundation.org/

About Deitel & Associates, Inc.

Deitel & Associates, Inc., is an internationally recognized authoring and corporate training organization. The company offers instructor-led courses delivered at client sites worldwide on programming languages and other software topics such as C++, Visual C++®, C, Java™, C#®, Visual Basic®, Objective-C®, XML®, Python®, JavaScript, object technology, Internet and web programming, and Android and iPhone app development. The company’s clients include many of the world’s largest companies, as well as government agencies, branches of the military and academic institutions. To learn more about Deitel Pearson Higher Education publications and Dive Into® Series corporate training, e-mail deitel@deitel.com or visit www.deitel.com/training/. Follow Deitel on Facebook® at www.deitel.com/deitelfan/ and on Twitter® @deitel.



  

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