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IPT's Guide to Blueprint Interpetation
IPT's Guide to Blueprint Interpetation
by Grant E. Jacobs
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The IPT's Guide to Blueprint Interpretation breaks from the traditional IPT style of having the two formats of a Handbook and a Training Manual. Due to the size of most working blueprints, which are generally too large to reproduce in Handbook size, the... (read more)

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Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory (Shelly Cashman Series(r) Office 2010)
Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory (Shelly Cashman Series(r) Office 2010)
by Gary B Shelly
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Microsoft Office 2010: Introductory provides a project-based, step-by-step approach to teaching the Office 2010 applications.... (read more)

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Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More
by Matt Parker
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Math is boring, says mathematician and comedian Matt Parker. Part of the problem may be the way the subject is taught, but its also true that we all, to a greater or lesser extent, find math difficult and counterintuitive. This counterintuitiveness is... (read more)

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A Brief History of Time: The Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition
A Brief History of Time: The Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition
by Stephen W Hawking
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always... (read more)

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The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty
The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty
by Kenneth Libbrecht
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Snowflakes may be an everyday, common subject, but youve never seen them like this! A collection of amazing photography of snow crystals using a unique system designed to take super-detailed micro images of these miniature ice masterpieces, "The... (read more)

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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
by Richard Holmes
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Richard Holmes's The Age of Wonder is at once a history of Regency-era scientific discovery and a meditation on what the pursuit of science says about us as individuals and as a culture. Scrupulously researched and deftly told, this book is an epic... (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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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869
by Stephen E. Ambrose
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In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations of the West by Lewis and Clark. Nothing Like... (read more)

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Why Does E=mc2?: And Why Should We Care?
Why Does E=mc2?: And Why Should We Care?
by Brian Cox
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What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einsteins famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light—while... (read more)

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Philosophy of Sustainable Design
Philosophy of Sustainable Design
by Jason F. McLennan
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In the Philosophy of Sustainable Design, McLennan outlines the major ideas and issues that have emerged in the growing movement of green architecture and sustainable design over the last thirty years. This book is intended as a starting point for anyone... (read more)

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The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
by Bonnie Henderson
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On a March evening in 1964, ten-year-old Tom Horning awoke near midnight to find his yard transformed. A tsunami triggered by Alaskas momentous Good Friday earthquake had wreaked havoc in his Seaside, Oregon, neighborhood. It was, as far as anyone knew... (read more)

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Oregon Geology (6TH 12 Edition)
Oregon Geology (6TH 12 Edition)
by Elizabeth Orr
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Because Oregon sits on the leading edge of a moving crustal plate, a striking diversity of geologic events have molded its topography. Over a century of study, a deeper understanding of the region’s tectonic overprint has emerged. In this timely... (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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Many books have been written in an attempt to explain quantum physics to the layperson. Considering that most physicists still have problems coming to grips with the counter-intuitive implications of quantum theory, it is easy to understand why they do... (read more)

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Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry Vol. 2
Metal Casting: A Sand Casting Manual for the Small Foundry Vol. 2
by Stephen Chastain
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Cast Metal in Sand Molds Using Your Own Backyard Foundry! Part 2 of the Sand Casting Manual continues by describing more advanced techniques. Using non-technical terms, Steve Chastain, a mechanical and materials engineer shows you how to cast metal... (read more)

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Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing)
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing)
by Erich Gamma
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Capturing a wealth of experience about the design of object-oriented software, four top-notch designers present a catalog of simple and succinct solutions to commonly occurring design problems. Previously undocumented, these 23 patterns allow designers... (read more)

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The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day
The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day
by David J Hand
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In The Improbability Principle, the renowned statistician David J. Hand argues that extraordinarily rare events are anything but. In fact, theyre commonplace. Not only that, we should all expect to experience a miracle roughly once every month.  ... (read more)

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Cosmos
Cosmos
by Carl Sagan
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The best-selling science book ever published in the England language, COSMOS is a magnificent overview of the past, present, and future of science. Brilliant and provocative, it traces today's knowledge and scientific methods to their historical roots... (read more)

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Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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This groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning book sets the standard for interdisciplinary writing, exploring the patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt Godel, artist M.C. Escher, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach.... (read more)

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The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity
The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity
by Steven Strogatz
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Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. But math plays a part in all of our lives all of the time, whether we know it or not. In The Joy of x, Steven Strogatz expands on his hit New York Times series to explain the big ideas... (read more)

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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
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An ambitious tribute to a brilliant mind, Sherwin and Bird's intriguing biography gives insight into the full sweep of Oppenheimer's life and genius. Articulate and thoughtful, American Prometheus captures the intellect of the gifted physicist and... (read more)

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