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Taxicab Geometry: An Adventure in Non-Euclidean Geometry

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Develops a simple non-Euclidean geometry and explores some of its practical applications through graphs, research problems, and exercises. Includes selected answers.

This book has a triple purpose: to develop a very simple, concrete non-Euclidean geometry; to explore a few of its many real-world applications; to pose some of the original, yet accessible research questions that abound in this new geometry. The only prerequisite is some familiarity with Euclidean geometry.

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Eugene F. Krause is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Essential Family Medicine: Fundamentals and Cases with STUDENT CONSULT Access (Rakel, Essential Family Medicine)
Essential Family Medicine: Fundamentals and Cases with STUDENT CONSULT Access (Rakel, Essential Family Medicine)

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Engineering Heat Transfer, Second Edition
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File System Forensic Analysis
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Food Carbohydrate Chemistry
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Carbohydrates are major components of foods, accounting for more than 90% of the dry matter of fruits and vegetables and providing for 70-80% of human caloric intake worldwide (BeMiller and Huber 2008). Thus, from a quantitative perspective alone, carbohydrates warrant the attention of food chemists. From the standpoint of food...
Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Diseases
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The third edition of Combined Scintigraphic and Radiographic Diagnosis of Bone and Joint Diseases has been comprehensively rewritten and rearranged. It now encompasses, in addition to the bone and joint diseases described in the two earlier editions, hitherto unpublished novel applications of pinhole scanning to the diagnosis of a broader...

Why Does My Bird Do That: A Guide to Parrot Behavior
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In this updated edition of the popular guide to parrot behavior, you’ll learn why your bird does strange things and discover positive techniques for modifying those behaviors. You'll get information on training and caring for your bird, normal behavior, and species-specific behavior. Don’t let your feathers get ruffled by a...

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