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Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
by Charles Wheelan
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Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly transforming into a discipline that Hal Varian at Google has actually called "sexy." And with good reason — from batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research... (read more)

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The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America
The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America
by Ernest Freeberg
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A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America   The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edisons incandescent light bulb marked... (read more)

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Recycled Robots: 10 Robot Projects
Recycled Robots: 10 Robot Projects
by Robert Malone
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Robots and kids: a perfect combination. From R2-D2 to the Transformers to WALL-E, robots are a source of endless fascination. Now comes an irresistible book and kit that shows how to make ten different robots — that move — out of the most... (read more)

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The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists: The Coolest Experiments and Projects for Science Fairs and Family Fun
The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists: The Coolest Experiments and Projects for Science Fairs and Family Fun
by Ken Denmead
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Fans of the New York Times bestselling Geek Dad and The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun will flock to the 3.0 version, The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists. As Ken Denmead explains, most kids lack an understanding of science and an awareness of... (read more)

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The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past
The Wonderful Future That Never Was: Flying Cars, Mail Delivery by Parachute, and Other Predictions from the Past
by Gregory Benford
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Between 1903 and 1969, scientists and other experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics about what the future would hold. Here are the very best of them, complete with the original, visually stunning retro art plus chapter introductions by... (read more)

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Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design
Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design
by Randy Krum
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Your data tells a story. Make it unforgettable with infographics Cool infographics tell a story visually — an engaging story built with your data. More than just using pictures or colorful charts, infographics create the type of visual... (read more)

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HDTV for Dummies (For Dummies)
HDTV for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Danny Briere
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Get HDTV and get connected without getting confused! Buy wisely, surround yourself with sound, watch your movies in HD, and more If HDTV looks appealing but the mountain of mumbo-jumbo has you peeling out the door, take heart! Finally, here's a plain... (read more)

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150 Years of J.I. Case
150 Years of J.I. Case
by Ch Wendel
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An American Workhorse Inventor Jerome Increase Case founded Case in Racine in 1842 to build threshing machines. It was a humble beginning for a company that would eventually become the first builder of steam engines for agricultural use, and eventually... (read more)

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Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics #170: Polynomials and Vanishing Cycles
Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics #170: Polynomials and Vanishing Cycles
by Mihai Tibar
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The behaviour of vanishing cycles is the cornerstone for understanding the geometry and topology of families of hypersurfaces, usually regarded as singular fibrations. This self-contained tract proposes a systematic geometro-topological approach to... (read more)

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Math Puzzles for the Clever Mind
Math Puzzles for the Clever Mind
by Derrick Niederman
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Give your mind a mathematical workout. Test, prod, and stretch your wits to the outer limits. Even if youre extra clever, you might get stumped, but we guarantee you'll enjoy every minute of it! Sharpen your smarts on a combination of original puzzles... (read more)

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Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation
Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation
by James Howard Kunstler
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In Too Much Magic, which builds on Kunstler's critically acclaimed New York Times best seller, The Long Emergency, Kunstler shows us that in a postfinancial-crisis world, his shocking vision of our post-oil future is more relevant than ever. He... (read more)

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The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Awardandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its initial publication, andlt;Iandgt;The Making... (read more)

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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene
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Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away layers of mystery to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter—from the smallest quarks to the most... (read more)

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Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe
Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe
by Evalyn Gates
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Evalyn Gates, a talented astrophysicist, transports readers to the edge of contemporary science to explore the revolutionary tool--"Einstein's telescope"--that is unlocking the secrets of the Universe. Einstein's telescope, or gravitational lensing, is... (read more)

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Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner
Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner
by Martin Gardner
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"Informative, original, unexpected, and always charmingly written with his uniquely subtle sense of fun, this final autobiographical work of Martin Gardner, Undiluted Hocus-Pocus, sums up his own life and opinions, in the way that has become so familiar... (read more)

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Supersymmetry
Supersymmetry
by Pierre Binetruy
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This book is an introduction to the theory of supersymmetry, which is a cornerstone to understanding the physics of elementary particles beyond the so-called "Standard Model". Supersymmetry is the first introductory book on this modern and increasingly... (read more)

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Physics for Future Presidents: The Science behind the Headlines
Physics for Future Presidents: The Science behind the Headlines
by Richard A. Muller
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We live in complicated, dangerous times. They are also hyper-technical times. As citizens who will elect future presidents of the most powerful and influential country in the world, we need to know'"truly understand, not just rely on television's talking... (read more)

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Absinthe and Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously
Absinthe and Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously
by William Gurstelle
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A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Want to add more excitement to your life? This daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects will show you how. Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you... (read more)

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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
by George Dyson
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“It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,” twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and women, led by... (read more)

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Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
by Jonathan Fetter Vorm
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“Succeeds as both a graphic primer and a philosophical meditation.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Trinity, the debut graphic book by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, depicts the dramatic history of the race to build and the decision to... (read more)

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