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Musimathics: The Mathematical Foundations of Music

Gareth Loy

"Mathematics can be as effortless as humming a tune, if you know the tune," writes Gareth Loy. In Musimathics, Loy teaches us the tune, providing a friendly and spirited tour of the mathematics of music--a commonsense, self-contained introduction for the... (read more)


Computers
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Annals of the Former World

John McPhee

In 1978, New Yorker science writer John McPhee set out on a series of road trips with prominent geologists. In each case, they remained close to Interstate 80, which spans the country at about the 40th parallel. McPhee's purpose was to write an... (read more)


Biology
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Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus

Bill Wasik

An engrossing, lively history of a fearsome and misunderstood virus that binds man and dog The most fatal virus known to science, rabies—a disease that spreads avidly from animals to humans—kills nearly one hundred percent of its victims... (read more)


Hobby Electronics
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Brilliant Led Projects: 20 Electronic Designs for Artists, Hobbyists, and Experimenters

Nick Dossis

LET YOUR CREATIVE SIDE SHINE WITH THE COMPLETE DIY GUIDE TO MAKING EXCITING LED DEVICES Brilliant LED Projects presents 20 hands-on, step-by-step projects for you to make using inexpensive, commonly available components. Projects range from simple... (read more)


Pamphlets
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Code Check Building 3rd Edition: An Illustrated Guide to the Building Codes (Code Check Building)

Douglas Hansen

This useful guide emphasizes life-safety principles underlying building codes. Designed for quick reference, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the 2003 International Residential Code. Also cross-referenced to the Uniform Plumbing Code,... (read more)


Mathematics & Physics
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Basher Basics: Dinosaurs: The Bare Bones (Basher Basics)

Simon Basher

Sure, everyone knows about the physical attributes of dinos, but what about personalities to go with those prehistoric proportions? Welcome to this highly memorable one-stop guide to the world of dinosaurs, courtesy of Basher. Join the primeval party and... (read more)


Little Wooden Books
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Sciencia: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Astronomy for All (Wooden Books)

Burkard Polster

From basic mathematical and physical formulas that govern much of our world to the components of matter; from the structure of the cosmos to that of the human body-the discoveries of scientists over the last millennium have been remarkable. Sciencia... (read more)


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iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual

Craig Hockenberry

Anyone with programming experience can learn how to write an iPhone app. But if you want to build a great app, there's a lot more to it than simple coding: you also need to know how design and market your creation. This easy-to-follow guide walks you... (read more)


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