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Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness,
Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness,
by John S Rigden
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For Albert Einstein, 1905 was a remarkable year. It was also a miraculous year for the history and future of science. In six short months, from March through September of that year, Einstein published five papers that would transform our understanding... (read more)

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The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul
The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul
by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
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The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day? We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in... (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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Moonlighting on the Internet
Moonlighting on the Internet
by Yanik Silver
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Turn the Internet Into Your Money Machine “Well-written, practical, useful, money-earning advice for anyone interested in using the internet to create an extra $500 to $5,000 a month. Yanik Silver, one of the internet's truly remarkable success... (read more)

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Forgotten Algebra: A Self-Teaching Refresher Course (With the Optional Use of the Graphing Calculator) Third Edition
Forgotten Algebra: A Self-Teaching Refresher Course (With the Optional Use of the Graphing Calculator) Third Edition
by Barbara Lee Bleau
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This self-teaching brush-up course is designed for students who need more math background before taking calculus, or who are preparing for a standardized exam such as the GRE or GMAT.... (read more)

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Cataclysms on the Columbia
Cataclysms on the Columbia
by John Eliot Allen
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The formation of the Grand Coulee remained a mystery for many years, until J. Harlen Bretz set out to prove that the Columbia River basin was the site of huge floods 15,000 years ago that covered 16,000 square miles to depths of hundreds of feet... (read more)

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Machine Learning
Machine Learning
by Tom M Mitchell
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This volume covers the field of machine learning, which is the study of algorithms that allow computer programs to automatically improve through experience and that automatically infer general laws from specific data.... (read more)

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Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects
Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects
by Johanna Rothman
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All of your projects and programs make up your portfolio. But how much time you actually spend on your projects, and how much time do you spend responding to emergencies? This book will introduce you to different ways of ordering all of the projects you... (read more)

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Art & Physics
Art & Physics
by Leonard Shlain
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Art interprets the visible world, physics charts its unseen workings--making the two realms seem completely opposed. But in Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their breakthroughs side by side throughout history to reveal an astonishing correlation of... (read more)

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The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians
The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians
by Cynthia C Kelly
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The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject, is now in paperback. Born out of a small research program begun in... (read more)

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The Art of Raw Conversion: How to Produce Art-Quality Photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Leading Raw Converters
The Art of Raw Conversion: How to Produce Art-Quality Photos with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Leading Raw Converters
by Uwe Steinmueller
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The RAW file format used by digital cameras is essentially the raw data that a camera captures when it takes a photo. RAW files allow the digital photographer to edit and manipulate their photos with less data loss than in other file formats (such as... (read more)

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The Map That Changed the World
The Map That Changed the World
by Simon Winchester
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In 1793, a canal digger named William Smith made a startling discovery. He found that by tracing the placement of fossils, which he uncovered in his excavations, one could follow layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell -- clear across England... (read more)

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Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty
Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty
by Morris Kline
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Most intelligent people today still believe that mathematics is a body of unshakable truths about the physical world and that mathematical reasoning is exact and infallible. Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty refutes that myth.... (read more)

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Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students
Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students
by Robert H Miller
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Med School Confidential uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school... (read more)

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The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
by Tim Flannery
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Not only is paleontologist Flannery's urgent call to arms about global climate change fascinating and terrifying, it is also the most accessible book on the topic around. Flannery writes beautifully, clearly examining every angle of the debate... (read more)

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Software Takes Command (International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics)
Software Takes Command (International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics)
by Lev Manovich
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Software has replaced a diverse array of physical, mechanical, and electronic technologies used before 21st century to create, store, distribute and interact with cultural artifacts. It has become our interface to the world, to others, to our memory and... (read more)

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Hiking Oregon's Geology
Hiking Oregon's Geology
by Ellen Morris Bishop
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Fun, easy-to-use guides to hiking and understanding the dramatic geologic formations of these regions.... (read more)

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The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (Penguin History American Life)
The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America (Penguin History American Life)
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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iPhone 4 (Portable Genius)
iPhone 4 (Portable Genius)
by Paul McFedries
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The Genius is in. You don't have to be a genius to use the iPhone 4. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to chat face to face using the new FaceTime video calling? Create movie... (read more)

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Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession
Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession
by Matthew Hart
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-258) and index.... (read more)

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