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The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality
The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality
by Dave Goldberg
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A physicist speeds across space, time and everything in between showing that our elegant universe — from the Higgs boson to antimatter to the most massive group of galaxies — is shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven all our recent... (read more)

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Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas
Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas
by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird
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A book for the eternally curious, Coincidences fuses a professor’s understanding of the hidden mathematical skeleton of the universe with the sensibility of a stand-up comedian, making life’s big questions accessible and compelling. Each chapter... (read more)

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Math Word Problems for Dummies (For Dummies)
Math Word Problems for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Mary Jane Sterling
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Covers percentages, probability, proportions, and more Get a grip on all types of word problems by applying them to real life Are you mystified by math word problems? This easy-to-understand guide shows you how to conquer these tricky questions with a... (read more)

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The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, Diyers, and Inventors Who Make America Great
The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, Diyers, and Inventors Who Make America Great
by Alec Foege
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From its earliest years, the United States was a nation of tinkerers: men and women who looked at the world around them and were able to create something genuinely new from what they saw. Guided by their innate curiosity, a desire to know how things work,... (read more)

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Optics in the Age of Euler: Conceptions of the Nature of Light, 1700-1795
Optics in the Age of Euler: Conceptions of the Nature of Light, 1700-1795
by Casper Hakfoort
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This book studies the eighteenth-century origins and early phase of a fundamental debate in optics: whether light is a particle or wave. Specifically, it is the first in-depth study of the contents and reception of Leonhard Euler's wave theory of light... (read more)

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Beginning Rss and Atom Programming
Beginning Rss and Atom Programming
by Danny Ayers
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RSS and Atom are specifications that give users the power to subscribe to information they want to receive and give content developers tools to provide continuous subscriptions to willing recipients in a spam-free setting. RSS and Atom are the technical... (read more)

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The Graphic Designer's Toolkit
The Graphic Designer's Toolkit
by Allan B. Wood
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Being a successful graphic designer today requires more than knowing the essential features of industry-standard software applications. It also requires an understanding of how to integrate these programs into a seamless whole while producing work that... (read more)

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Build Your Own Standards Compliant Website with Dreamweaver
Build Your Own Standards Compliant Website with Dreamweaver
by Rachael Andrew
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Build Your Own Standards Compliant Website with Dreamweaver 8 is writtenfor any user of Dreamweaver who wants to create standards compliant, usableand fully accessible websites. By applying Web Standards and best-practices, readers will learn to... (read more)

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The Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
The Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects
by Doug Cantor
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Fire up your soldering iron, charge up that drill, and get ready to hack! From a tiny theremin to a watermelon keg, from an automatic cat feeder to a glowing mousepad, the ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring... (read more)

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How to Teach Physics to Your Dog
How to Teach Physics to Your Dog
by Chad Orzel
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When physics professor Chad Orzel went to the pound to adopt a dog, he never imagined Emmy. She wasn’t just a friendly mutt who needed a home. Soon she was trying to use the strange ideas of quantum mechanics for the really important things in her... (read more)

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Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
by Andrew Blum
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Design Observer Best Book of the Year Tubes looks behind the scenes of our digital lives at the physical heart of the Internet itself. This is a book about real places on the map: their sounds and smells, their storied pasts, their physical details, and... (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 Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
by Brian Greene
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In the first chapter of The Hidden Reality, Brian Greene writes, "There was a time when 'universe' meant 'all there is.' Everything. The whole shebang." Well, those days are over. From string theory to the Inflationary Multiverse scenario to artificial... (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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Planet Earth: A Beginner's Guide (Beginners Guide)
Planet Earth: A Beginner's Guide (Beginners Guide)
by John Gribbin
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In this incredible expedition into the origins, workings, and evolution of our home planet, John Gribbin, bestselling author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, The Scientists, and In Search of the Multiverse, does what he does best: taking four... (read more)

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AutoCAD "X" for Dummies
AutoCAD "X" for Dummies
by David Byrnes
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AutoCAD 2009 provides all the tools you need to create presentable, usable, printable, and sharable drawings, but it’s not always easy to figure out which hammer to pick up or which nail to bang on your first try. That's where AutoCAD 2009 For... (read more)

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The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
by Alex Bellos
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From the bestselling author of Here's Looking at Euclid, a dazzling new book that turns even the most complex math into a brilliantly entertaining narrative. From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes... (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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Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better
Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better
by Clive Thompson
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It's undeniable — technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding "yes." The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both... (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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